Posts by Samson

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta 3.14 (Message 70562)
Posted 16 Jun 2011 by Samson
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Inquiring minds, me, would like to know what advantages Pi brings us
over 2.17 ?

Is there a list somewhere ?

Also, who's the genius that dubbed this 3.14 ?

:)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : When will cuda support be ready ? (Message 70434)
Posted 29 May 2011 by Samson
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Here's the way I see it.

If you are not able to see a solution, then you are the problem. [Not you specifically].

MS Office could, no doubt, be run on a GPU but why do that when OpenCL and CUDA can make all that easier. Windows 7 and 8 are running on ARM now, people said that would never happen. Apple switched to Intel [even though their PPC with vector engine was far superior [their claim], people said that would never happen either.

It's all 0's and 1's [code]... no matter how you slice it.

It is all about money. Everything in this world is about money. If Rosetta received a 10 million dollar grant tomorrow, I'm sure we would have a GPU client and OpenCL implementation in less than 6 months.

People talk but money does the walking. Sorry if you cannot realize this.

Also, your school bus analogy is Swiss Cheese as far as logic holes goes.

You seem smart enough to know the old saying "Those that say it can't be done should get out of the way of those doing it". Ok, that is some derivation but you get my point.

Also, what kind of moderator for Rosetta would shoot me down and not even dare to mention my idea of community funded programmers ? Who's side are you on...

I've got 20 bucks that says it can be done. It can also be done to surpass CPU performance and I bet there are about 10 million Indian programmers that would be happy to do it.

So why not let the community use a kickstarter type service to dictate the outcome?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : When will cuda support be ready ? (Message 70431)
Posted 28 May 2011 by Samson
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I believe it all boils down to money.

Rosetta needs a bump in PR, so corporations take more notice.

No one, with half a brain, believes the "GPUs are not as good" argument.

Even if a GPU has to check the data 2 or 3 times, they are still faster than CPUs.

Hell, Rosetta could go as far as doing the money raising in house, via a service like : http://www.kickstarter.com/

Get some estimates for either an AMD or Nvidia client [select the most popular].

Once you get some estimates on programming, then send it over to kickstarter or a similar escrow kind of site.

Let the community decide if GPU crunching is worth it : )
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 70421)
Posted 28 May 2011 by Samson
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Work is starting to trickle in.

Seems I got a few units about an hour ago.

I could check the log but....

Anyway, some work is coming down the pipe. For me at least.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: No work sent (Message 70420)
Posted 28 May 2011 by Samson
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Work is starting to trickle in.

Seems I got a few units about an hour ago.

I could check the log but....

Anyway, some work is coming down the pipe. For me at least.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 70414)
Posted 27 May 2011 by Samson
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I thought I made the right choice with Rosetta but now I'm not so sure.

I want a project that I can devote all my CPU time to. Rosetta seems to be the best as far as practical medical advances is concerned.

I went as far as to contact 2 mods/admins yesterday; I haven't heard a peep.

I'd like to get Rosetta running again.

An update or catastrophe notice would be nice.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: No work sent (Message 70397)
Posted 26 May 2011 by Samson
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Same here.

New to the forums, so I posted without seeing this thread. My apologies.

I hope someone is looking into it. I've got 19.6 GHz that needs to be doing something.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : 0 New Tasks ! (Message 70396)
Posted 26 May 2011 by Samson
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Both of my computers are out.

Any news on the server/task front ?






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