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draemn October 22, 2012 11:44 PM

GPU to get huge boost in PPD
Folding@home: Unified GPU/SMP benchmarking scheme: equal points for equal work

Well, looks like they're going to give some love to the GPU folders out there now and put gpu and smp on a little more equal footing :) :clap:

Makes me happy as I'm purely a GPU folder.

lowfat October 23, 2012 12:07 AM

Very interesting.

MARSTG October 23, 2012 02:37 AM

I just reactivated my GTS 450, got the 8054 WU and is saying that on this WU alone would do 10.5k PPD. I added the advmethods flag when I saw this , maybe I will get the 8057WU, the one in the news. Anyway I got a pleasant surprise : the SMP production did not sink like it was the case of the gtx295, I am folding on 22 cores and PPD estimation didn't lower since I started the GPU folding. That is cool. I guess i will be in the market for a gtx 480 then.

stoanee October 23, 2012 06:51 AM

Sweet, will have to check that out to see what the 2WIN is capable of.

BeaverBender October 23, 2012 07:19 AM

Very interesting indeed. Although given the history of some of their beta GPU work units, I think I'll wait until they go into full production. The last time I tried a beta one, it nearly set the house on fire :shok:

3.0charlie October 23, 2012 09:12 AM

QRB finally for GPUs. I've been waiting for this for a long time.

BeaverBender October 23, 2012 09:20 AM

Me too. I sent Pande a couple messages asking why the points were so disproportionately weighted towards the CPU. I guess they eventually do listen.

great_big_abyss October 23, 2012 09:57 AM

So, what do we have to do to make sure we get the beta WUs?

I'll change from V7 to another client if necessary, but I would love to do it under V7 if I can.

BeaverBender October 23, 2012 10:01 AM

I believe you just have to use the advmethods flag.

MARSTG October 23, 2012 10:01 AM

well, Beta is a single WU, the 8057, but probably just add -advmethods as flag. But I don't think it will work on gtx295, you need the GPU3 client which works for Fermi and Kepler.

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