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163 times more powerful than a quad core and they will give you about a a 5th of the points per WU. I never understood why they do that.
They need to encourage people to still run the CPU client too because the GPU can't do everything, it's good at massively parallel workloads but that's it.

The Cell and GPUs are parallel processors, while the out-of-order CPU is good at branching, complex work that the others simply can't do or will do very slowly.
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post #12 of 19
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They need to encourage people to still run the CPU client too because the GPU can't do everything, it's good at massively parallel workloads but that's it.

The Cell and GPUs are parallel processors, while the out-of-order CPU is good at branching, complex work that the others simply can't do or will do very slowly.
Don't worry mate, that is what quads are for!

1 core to baby sit the GPU, and the other 3 to run F@H.

Hmm, I was planning on selling an extra 8800GT of mine, but maybe I will just slap it in my board and use it for folding!
    
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About time......they're only what.....2 years behind?
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Sorry for this stupid question, but I donno what's the meaning of Fold @ Home exactly??? but I guess it mean, split a big project to many smaller projects and then do it in home (do it with help of home users, with ordinary systems), is this right??
so if I'm right, do they pay ($$) to the users that do that projects for them?????
It's a distributed computing project like SETI@home. Here's a list of some for you to look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...uting_projects

And no, they do not pay money. You volunteer to help a worthy cause.
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Hehe I'm stuffing a 8800 gs just for folding while the dude I bought it for gets his board back from RMA... 8800 GT + 8800 GS should roughly equal two or three PS3s, right?

Can't wait for next week.
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Hehe I'm stuffing a 8800 gs just for folding while the dude I bought it for gets his board back from RMA... 8800 GT + 8800 GS should roughly equal two or three PS3s, right?

Can't wait for next week.
Best of all it should just treat them as individual cards, so 2 GT 's on a non-SLI board should work just fine.
    
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imagine if nvidia could make a cpu that moves that fast.. omg..that would totally own
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The team that Nvidia has folding is just ridiculous. I fold for VR-Zone and we do 15-25k a day. The Whoopass team that Nvidia has just done about 700k in one and a half days. Team Whoopass Link 1, Team Whoopass Link 2
Edited by Alby - 6/14/08 at 7:26pm
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