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Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 23, 2008 8:14 am

Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

It has been over a year since ATI got into the Folding@home project and it seems that the time is right for NVIDIA to join in! Mr. Vijay Pande himself was in San Jose today and we managed to catch up with him while he was giving the presentation on behalf of Stanford University on how folding is going to work on NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. This is a must read if you are interested in distributed computing.

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The highlight of the presentation is when folding@home was announced to run on NVIDIA graphics cards. It seems that the folding team was able to program a folding client in C thanks to the NVIDIA CUDA software environment. NVIDIA has 70 million graphics cards on the market today that can use CUDA programming, which means that the folding project could get a huge boost in performance if more end users would join the project.


Article Title: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri May 23, 2008 9:04 am

Aww, unreleased products that we aren't allowed to look at. :(

So does CUDA really work on ANY nvidia card?

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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 23, 2008 9:26 am

Any CUDA ready card, which I think is GeForce 8300 and up.
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby martini161 » Fri May 23, 2008 1:53 pm

Yay! more points for me!
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby stev » Fri May 23, 2008 8:17 pm

Rats. Either way I would need to upgrade to benefit using a GPU.

I gas didn't cost sooooo much, more people would be upgrading and building more systems. The only way to beat the gas crunch is to pedal the butt off or walk fast.

Good to hear nVidia is joining the efforts. =D>
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby Sovereign » Fri May 23, 2008 10:51 pm

I can dream that this will use Multi-GPU mode on the 9800GX2, right? :cry:
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby KnightRid » Sat May 24, 2008 5:36 am

From what I remember of the ATI one, it killed the cpu folding if you rant he video folding..??

I hope the nvidia will let you still fold on the cpu along with folding on the gpu without a performance loss, or at least a minimal loss!!!

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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby jakegub » Sat May 24, 2008 7:46 am

Do we have a concrete release date? I just upgraded to an 8800gt and would love to get a GPU client to run alongside the cpu client.
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Re: Folding@Home Finally Coming To NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Postby Apoptosis » Sat May 24, 2008 7:56 am

the release date on the GeForce GTX 200 series is rumored for next month (Google is your friend on this on as I can't break embago)

This s a good read though - http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37554/135/
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