GPU3 in public beta within the week

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GPU3 in public beta within the week

Postby werty316 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:38 pm

The day is dawning on the arrival of the new GPU3 client..., errrrrr, core. Here is the full story:
During a recent email exchange, Vijay Pande, Director of the Folding@home project, mentioned that the project would be releasing an experimental GPU3 OpenCL 1.0 based beta core (FahCore_16) within the week.

So GPU3 is finally available? Sadly not; the true goal of this core is to compile statistics on the compatibility and performance of nVidia and ATI GPU cards on a wide scale. As previously announced, the GPU3 core will be somewhere in the region of 10% slower than the current GPU2 cores, but will be much more stable and will feature wider hardware compatibility. At the moment, the university is not focussing on the quality of the results; it is merely testing how the core performs on our beloved graphics cards. The final results will be presented by Greg Bowman at SC10 this October.

From a practical point of view, there is not much for us folders to do. Install the 195.xx or later nVidia drivers, or 10.2 or later of ATI's, and launch your regular GPU2 client with the -advmethods flag.

The projects have already been named - projects 10401 to 10410. They are being hosted from a new collaborator's server at IP 67.63.58.75, and have a preferred deadline of 1 day, and a final deadline of 2 days. Valued at 189 points each, these are very short units and we have seen them completing in half an hour on a 9800GTX. For ATI speeds, we are counting on your feedback.


Source: http://en.fah-addict.net/news/news-0-19 ... e-week.php
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Re: GPU3 in public beta within the week

Postby geokilla » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:35 pm

So... this means we won't see GPU3 till at least October? More delays....

At least the core is released soon.
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Re: GPU3 in public beta within the week

Postby werty316 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:34 am

Argh! It turns out this was an April Fool's joke :(
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