Folding on Intel

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by stubeeef, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    OK, I am no hardware or software genius. Infact, I'm not genius, but I digress.

    How, or will the new chipsets affect our abilities compared to now?

    And will the award winning "folding widget" get ported?
     
  2. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

    Rocksaurus

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    I've heard that P4's fold better than G5's due to SSE optimization.

    Widgets don't need to be ported, they already work, according to Apple.
     
  3. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I personally can't wait to see how these new Intel based Apples will perform doing the distributed computing. Finally we will be able to compare x86 vs x86 computers while still doing mac vs windows.
     
  4. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    I knew I should have posted this question here, as opposed to the intel thread like I did..

    The widgets will work, but I am excited that we will be able to get the same levels (i hope) as the X86 systems from this point forward.
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Too bad, we have a good altivec optimisation for gromacs, but for tinkers we have none. Give me a couple of gromacs and I'm faster then any pc!
     

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