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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:02 am

As I reported previously [email protected] is coming soon to NVIDIA graphics cards! Vijay and the crew over at [email protected] got some software over to me and it looks slick. The beta release of the new unit is still in development, but it works and it's very fast.
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Can't post any performance numbers on it, but we'll have an article on it when the time is right! If you have an NVIDIA card that supports CUDA then GPU folding is something to look into. I'll leave it at that for now.

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Post by DX » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:35 am

NICE. Good to see progress.
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Post by Darkstar » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:25 am

which card are you testing it on?

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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:53 am

It says Geforce GT, my guess 9800GT
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Post by martini161 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:03 pm

is this up on the [email protected] page yet? there is a v6 gpu2 beta client there :?

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Post by bobletman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:02 pm

kool looks like they are working fast with this.
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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:05 pm

martini161 wrote:is this up on the [email protected] page yet? there is a v6 gpu2 beta client there :?
jesus martini, patience my friend. No its not up. Do you really think I won't post it the minute I see it? :mrgreen:
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Post by martini161 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:38 pm

dicecca112 wrote:
martini161 wrote:is this up on the [email protected] page yet? there is a v6 gpu2 beta client there :?
jesus martini, patience my friend. No its not up. Do you really think I won't post it the minute I see it? :mrgreen:
maybe you havent been checking as often as i have :mrgreen: trust me, i have a book on the f5 key when ever im at my computer, and im always at that site :mrgreen:

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:40 pm

No this is not public and it's still beta...

You need the latest NVIDIA alpha driver that just came out today, the beta [email protected] software and then you modify the install to get the viewer to work correctly. Oh and you have to have a card that supports Cuda and only Windows Vista works correctly. This is still a bit away from being released.

Right now something is up with the points. As the picture above shows I'm folding p5000_supervillin_e1 work units and they are reported as being 98 points each, but they are only showing up as 78.4 points each.

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Post by KnightRid » Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:25 am

Any word on when you can write and release the article Apop?

Be nice to see what kind of numbers we are talking about AND to see if it kills the cpu folding like the ATI one does.

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:53 am

KnightRid wrote:Any word on when you can write and release the article Apop?

Be nice to see what kind of numbers we are talking about AND to see if it kills the cpu folding like the ATI one does.

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It will be soon...

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Post by KnightRid » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:39 am

Apoptosis wrote:
KnightRid wrote:Any word on when you can write and release the article Apop?

Be nice to see what kind of numbers we are talking about AND to see if it kills the cpu folding like the ATI one does.

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It will be soon...
Out next week - some numbers are posted here - http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37931/113/
Santa Clara (CA) – During Nvidia Editor's Day, we learned that Nvidia and the [email protected] research group led by Vijay Pande are making final preparation to launch the first version of the [email protected] client for Nvidia graphics processors.

The unveiling of the client is set for the next week as part of the launch of Nvidia’s GT200 GPU series. Owning such a card will have its benefits in [email protected] and will outrun Radeon 3870 cards. The new GeForce cards are expected to hit more than 650 nanoseconds of protein simulation in a single day, while the Radeon HD 3870 is stuck at about 170 ns. The Playstation 3 is able to produce "only" 100 ns of simulation, while a quad-core CPU creates an output of just four nanoseconds. For those who are keeping count: The GeForce GPU will be about 163 times faster than a quad-core processor in this specific application.

Nvidia founded Team “Whoopass”, which consists only of several computers that are running the [email protected] GPU client. Even with just 4-5 test machines, the team quickly moved into the top 5% of all contributors by sheer processing power. Dr. Vijay told us that if only 1% of all CUDA-capable users would start using [email protected] in their spare time, the [email protected] machine would quickly be considered the fastest performing HPC computer in the whole world – hitting about 60-80 Peta FLOPS of processing power.

[email protected] for Nvidia CUDA-capable graphics cards (GeForce 8 and above) should become available next week. The codename for this client is GPU2/NVIDIA. The GPU1 client was retired, while GPU2 client will continue to be updated for both Nvidia and ATI cards.

ATI was first with a client for the [email protected] project, which was released back in September of 2006 for the X1900 series of cards. Back then, the cards topped out at 375 GFlops. The next GPU generation should provide more than double the horsepower.
AMAZING POWER!!

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Post by vbironchef » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:13 am

I gotta get me one of those!

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:30 am

:yikes: holy guacamole!
if EVER there was a reason to get a new video card, this is it!
GT200 GPU + watercooling + CUDA = quiet, awesome folding rig!

edit: if these #'s end up being true, i WILL be upgrading for this reason
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Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:57 am

I was getting ready to buy, then I saw that it only works with vista. When or if it will work with xp pro 32bit? Does it give more points than a quad core ppd? Can I run folding with SMP and Nvidia graphics card at the same time?

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:04 am

I covered this in my last article for those that haven't seen it check here - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/726/18/

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Post by vbironchef » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:27 am

Thank you, I'm still confused about operating system. Does it only work with visa or is xp pro sp2 still ok to run the program?

I found this: is available for Windows Vista users exclusively from Benchmark Reviews. So I guess xp pro is out. Til they are able to run xp pro, no new card for me :(

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:53 am

vbironchef wrote:I found this: is available for Windows Vista users exclusively from Benchmark Reviews. So I guess xp pro is out. Til they are able to run xp pro, no new card for me :(
What are you talking about... lost me on this one.

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Post by dicecca112 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:44 am

He's asking if the GPU2 for Nvidia will run on just Vista or will it work on XP too
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:26 pm

of course it will work on XP also!

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