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Ok, [H] has a thread that spawned from the FF. Basically talks of SMP points being restructured to include the newer GPU folding.

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VijayPande on Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:18 pm :
"I have talked about doing a global rebalance of points, once GPU and SMP settles down.
The GPU clients are becoming more and more important to us and the PPD will reflect that.
My expectation is that GPU PPD would be noticeably more than SMP with the new GPU hardware, but we'll have to see."
GPU MORE than SMP!

I feel a disturbance in the force.

I personally am not upgrading anything. I have put blood, sweat, tears, time and tons of money into my farm already. Whatever points they get is what they will get for years to come.
Edited by nitteo - 6/17/08 at 8:00am
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post #2 of 33
If they're referring to PS3's, I think that's crappy. If they're referring to ATI cards, that's a little better but still crappy.
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Sweet

I only need to fold for about an hour a day to change what I would have been folding for a full day on a Q6600..
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post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by 70_Malibu View Post
If they're referring to PS3's, I think that's crappy. If they're referring to ATI cards, that's a little better but still crappy.
They are talking about ATI (and Nvidia) Cards.
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post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by nitteo View Post
I fell a disturbance in the force.

I personally am not upgrading anything. I have put blood, sweat, tears, time and tons of money into my farm already. Whatever points they get is what they will get for years to come.
I feel your pain
That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the production factor with the NVidia GPU folding and where people would likely go with it and how it effects the wallet!
    
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post #6 of 33
I think the gpu clients getting such high scores will help.
It gives the less invested guys a better chance.
I think the guys with the "farms" actually discourage alot of people from joining in the folding.
The competitve ones anyway.
So now a person could buy a couple g80s and actually be able to do some ppd.
Looks like a couple 8800s will do big numbers.
This isnt about woah dude you got 10000 points today anyway.
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post #7 of 33
It will be interesting to see how they decide to re-evaluate the point system. Either way it was always about the research for me
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post #8 of 33
This is good. For those with quads, set 2 cores for SMP, then get 2 GPU's and fold with those (but I guess you would need a SLI board for that or a X2 card?)
What are the cheapest cards that can do this?
Edited by blupupher - 6/17/08 at 8:32am
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post #9 of 33
stop being selfish, the more ppd the better for the whole F @ H project
now it isnt like 'look at me i haz 99999 ppd woth my 10x quadcore' anymore.
It may be frustrating for some guys, yes. but, the whole project benefits from this
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post #10 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
This is good. For those with quads, set 2 cores for SMP, then get 2 GPU's and fold with those (but I guess you would need a SLI board for that?)
What are the cheapest cards that can do this?
I have 2x 9600GSO, and i havent found out how to run 2 instances yet.
well, actually if i run 2 instances i cant see if theyre utilizing both gpu's..
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