Folding@Home User Crams 23 GeForce GTX 295 Videocards into a Single Server

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RAMBO

YEAH THAT EXPLAINS IT WHY NEWEGG HAS NO MORE GTX295'S. I AGREE, THIS GUY

BOUGHT THEM ALL!!! MUST BE NICE TO HAVE ALL THAT GREEN AND THE TIME TO GO WITH IT.

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bikerbub

forget the electric bill, how much heat is in that room? its gotta be like a furnace. i bet if you put it outside during the winter, you could see the steam. lol.

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Tripl3Thr3at

so......  this explains why Newegg has been running out of stock on the 295's for the last few weeks

 

=P

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nekollx

you still missed this...

 

gual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 videocards 

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Atlas Folder

Paul, thank you kindly for the corrections in your story.  Because my video was hijacked the details of what was going on were indeed pretty blurry.  MaximumPC has been very responsive in keeping the story straight.

Much appreciated.

Jason

Atlas Folder - Fighting Huntington's Disease with Folding@Home
http://atlasfolding.com

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lancethepants

So are another 3 gpu going to be added to the mix when you get the power supplies Atlas Folder? Where does the money come to fund this?  Just the GPU's alone come up to over $10,000, then there's an electric bill.  I think it's pretty cool to put all that hardware to good use, rather than wasted time playing video games (I being one that has wasted too much time myself :) )

 

Can't wait to see the setup when Nvida comes out with the new 300 Series

 

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dag1992

Yeah, yeah, but can it run Crysis?

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Devo85x

Sure it can play crysis, but since crysis can only take advantage of 3 GPUs and 4 CPU threads, i guess about 43 GPUs and a good number of CPU cores are going to waist (and no that was not a typo when i said 43... 23 graphics cards * 2 gpus each = 46 gpus, - 3 that crysis uses = 43, now hopefully noone will try to make me look like an idiot by saying "43 GPUS?!?!? ITS 20 IDIOT!" :)

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sasquatch42

yes it can

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Keith E. Whisman

I love this guy. That is the most un-green machine around. That system has a carbon footprint the size of 10 space shuttle launches every week. I love it. This machine requires that 10square miles of rain forest be cleared out every day this machine runs and hopefully this machine runs nonstop. 

Finally an awesome machine that a non-politically correct person such as myself can enjoy.

And I hope his father gets better. I hope this machine is what helps discover a cure for lots of stuff. 

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Atlas Folder

For the record I go by the handle Atlas Folder.  ByGamerForGamer hijacked my video on YouTube and claimed that it was his...  So being referred to by that handle is rather grating.  :)

Jason
atlasfolding.com

 

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StormEffect

Paul, please fix the error.

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Paul_Lilly

Apologies for the error, and thanks for the clarification!

-Paul Lilly

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QUINTIX256

I smell a bandwidth bottleneck limiting this computer's potential contribution.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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Taodal

if u think about it there is no point unless u got a wall of like 100 monitors.. better to have 30 high speed hhds in raid 0 at like 10gb ea.. soo fast!!

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CTskifreak

Since they are GTX 295's, he can run two instances per card. This isn't to play games, it is to fold. Have a read here: http://folding.stanford.edu/

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Keith E. Whisman

There is a version of Folding at home that runs off the GPU so for every GPU he is able to run at least one instance of Folding@home.  That's like 46instances or 46 folding@home programs running at the same time. He can use one monitor but a dual monitor is probably better for easier access to his stuff.

I'm not sure but he maybe able to run 2 folding@home instances per GPU and in that case it would be 92 Folding@home programs running at the same time.

He only needs the HDD's to store the programs. Once the programs are running they are loaded into faster system memory and the video cards memory. So once the programs are running the HDD's aren't even getting used all that much. Maybe a few swaps here and there and thats it. 

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burntjuggalas

Imagine that electric bill. Dizzam! and im wondering why they dont use 4870 X2's they have 2 TFLOPS each...

 

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CTskifreak

The ATI client is no where near as efficient as the NVIDIA client. Until Stanford and the Pande group refine it, the NVIDIA client will be many times better.

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Gailim

could you mention somewhere that we are mere hours from taking the #3 spot in the foling universe?

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chronium

yes even the picture only shows 17 GPUs

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comptech08

He also has a nice little heater during the cold months

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nekollx

needs more GPUS....

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lancethepants

I wish I had that kind of money.

Actually, in the video it states there are 17 in that rack, 4 awaiting power supplies, and two in his home computer.  Nonetheless an impressive setup.

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