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Message 1575 - Posted: 21 Oct 2005, 15:51:09 UTC

Are there any plans for a GPU client?
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Message 1576 - Posted: 21 Oct 2005, 15:54:22 UTC

I was thinking about the same thing - FAH is working on one and the results are incredible. On the new ATI 1800 their test beds show speeds 5x faster than the latest pentiums.

I reckon that Rosetta has to used what's provided by BOINC though... so if boinc gpu client doesn't exists, then Rosetta on GPU won't exist either...
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Message 1625 - Posted: 22 Oct 2005, 17:05:53 UTC

boinc just distributes the client and work, so if a gpu client is available, I think extending boinc to query the gpu type wouldn't be too hard. you would need to add in preferences how many gpu's you want to use, too. on hte other hand, i did not dive into the code so far, might be wrong as well
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Message 1641 - Posted: 23 Oct 2005, 10:44:01 UTC

Great, if that's the case.

The TFFlops would go through the roof with GPU clients - most of the participants on top of the stats ladders for any DC project are computer enthusiasts and would probably have the latest GPUs in their boxes. At the very least it would double the WUs per box for some people.


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Message 12613 - Posted: 24 Mar 2006, 10:09:50 UTC - in response to Message 1641.  

Great, if that's the case.

The TFFlops would go through the roof with GPU clients - most of the participants on top of the stats ladders for any DC project are computer enthusiasts and would probably have the latest GPUs in their boxes. At the very least it would double the WUs per box for some people.




Any updates on a GPU client?
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Message 12768 - Posted: 28 Mar 2006, 21:36:32 UTC
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It'd be interesting to se how a X2 Athlon 64 with a sli set-up of GeForce 7900 GTX perform ...
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Message 13088 - Posted: 5 Apr 2006, 18:59:16 UTC
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yeah, i'm dieing to have my ax800pro and GF7800GT do some work while the cpu is already crunching.
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Message 13100 - Posted: 5 Apr 2006, 22:34:38 UTC

Questions such as this are BOINC specific. I'd encourage you to join the BOINC developers email distribution (BOINC_dev). http://boinc.berkeley.edu/email_lists.php

As I recall hearing quite some time ago, the development required to enable BOINC to run on GPU's was assessed to be fairly significant and was tabled to allow the team to tackle the existing bugs and feature requests. You may wish to revisit this question over there.
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Message 13462 - Posted: 11 Apr 2006, 14:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 13100.  
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Just for the record, Folding@Home are developing a Gpu crunching client for their project.
Visit http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-highperformance.html for more info.
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