Overclocker Builds Folding@Home Farm with 51 GPUs!

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RAMBO

51 GPU'S? WHAT STORY AM I MISSING HERE? ARE THEY GETTING 10,000 FPS IN CRYSIS OR SOMETHING,

IF IT 'S A SERVER SET-UP THEY COULD GET BY ON 2 CRAP VID CARDS, JUST FOR QUAD MONITOR SUPPORT,

HELL! ALL YOU NEED IS TO SEE WHAT YOUR'E PROCESSING, DATA CRUNCHING, ECT, ECT,... SOMEONE

PLEASE LINK ME TO THE STORY OF FUNNING FARMING AT HOME, LATER ALL...

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GWEEDOspeedo

If you leave your computer on 24/7/365 anyway, it may only add $10 a year in extra power cost. We've run down the numbers numerous times and for the slightest increase in cost you're adding significant science to stanford. It's not about winning a "point per day" contest... it's about finding cures.

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brainwins

This kind of thing always makes me wonder what I should choose: To save the energy it takes to have my computer on 24/7 or helping with folding @ home. Global warming vs helping find a cure for cancer.

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horzo

Turn your computer off.

 

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brainwins

Yeah, that's why I stopped folding. I put energy saving on top of folding on my priority list. I just didn't like choosing between the two.

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horzo

Look at it this way...

There are 6 BILLION ppl on the planet and counting up rapidly. People need to die from something.

 

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n0t_a_n000b

Only so many people can live on this earth.  I think it is probably 5-7 billion, depending on scientific breakthroughs.  Any more and were dead cause global warming.

N0t a n00b

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brainwins

It also helps fight the Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's...

If only I could run my computer from some kinda huge solar panel. Now that'd be a win-win situation.

That'd an awesome Maximum PC project.

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horzo

You can. Actually, more like several relatively small solar panels.

Sadly, the installation cost doesn't really make solar worthwhile quite yet. Give it a few years.

 

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Jeremy7600

The GPU2 Client on Nvidia 8 series card is better than any other client. There's a whole cost and energy analysis on the different cards here:

 

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=4709&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

 

--Jeremy7600

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=366654

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Ilander

Videocards sooooo outperform the ps3...at least, those videocards do.

Also, anyone interested in contributing to the folding effort for MPC should head on over to our forums, where a whole section is devoted entirely to the cause.

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nebbuchanezzar

Well, for specifics, the average PS3 will get about 1,000 PPD...for about $400...however, an entire dual-core dedicated folding machine with 2 8800GS'es could be had for about the same price, at max about $500, and that will be bale to produce about 12,000 PPD...that math is quite clear...

[img]http//folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?u=150233[/img]

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sdcat

I don't know because the cost between one of the videocard and a ps3 isn't very much apart. We know that ps3 came with 7 to 9 cores cpu, sorry exact number of cores couldn't remember clearly. For doing folding@home, which one's better for the task? Could MPC care to solve the equation as a little side project, in terms of cost and performance factor in mind?

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sdcat

mmmm I wonder, to get the video card to do it or to get PS3 to do it, in terms of better $ spend and performance?

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