Gromacs Altivec-enhanced core officially released!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by szark, May 19, 2003.

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    alset

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    Funny, I just installed the Gromacs release of mc68k's scripts last night. Is there any reason to believe the official release will enhance folding?

    Dan
     
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    They are still with the 3.25 client/text console/screen saver version, so really it is nothing new.

    I guess they will be all gromac instead of tinker or something?

    So far I have seen no notiacble speed increases with the 2 gromac units I have got... maybe something not noticeable, but it is taking about the same amount of time.
     
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    HEHEHEHEH! Nice one indeed! folding@home reloaded! heheh! very good flash! :)
     
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    so is there an altivec support in the core or not ?
     
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    Specifically Gromac Units are Altivec optomized, still not Tinker.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    They're still not giving out the new code - its coming soon.

    Blah, all hype. They should just announce it when its ready unless there is some other reason for do it this way.

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    They must have spent too much time making these Flash presentations instead of finishing the core...:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not certain what you people were expecting but it's been over a year and the Gromacs code (Core_78.exe) is working and is using AltiVec quite nicely.

    I would think that you with G4s should have seen a periodic point increase. I've been steadily above my Tinker-only folding points per day by about 1.5 times.

    I'm not certain that the Tinker code (Core_65.exe) will be changed at all. It is written in FORTRAN and I'm not certain the gcc FORTRAN will do any good with it since Apple doesn't consider FORTRAN a necessity. Apple doesn't even distribute the standard gcc FORTRAN compiler or a FORTRAN to C translator.

    I'm glad to see that the team is doing so well. :)
     

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