Folding on the new Mac Pro 8 cores

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SciFrog, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. SciFrog macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2008
    What kind of PPD can we expect?

    Hopefully some of you guys will puts its power to the MaCrumors Folding effort!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'm going to want to see results to compare against GPU folding.
  3. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    Is that like folding space? THE SPICE WILL FLOW!
  5. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2008
    Any chance to use the WINE GPU Folding on Mac OS X?

    I think the GPU is the only thing stopping me from getting a Mac Pro for Folding. Is is annoying a $200 video card can produce more PPD than a $6k machine.
  6. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    The last I've checked, one of those anonymous crunchers with a 2.26GHz Octo churns out a 42-cobblestone SETI WU at around 8500 seconds as opposed to the previous 2.8GHz Octo averaging 7700 seconds on the same WU credits. :confused: And I'm talking about stock clients, not optimised clients. But I do wonder if the extra HT cores would compensate on that.

    So far, I've only identified one cruncher using 2.26GHz Octo on SETI, and two on Einstein, each on 2.26GHz and 2.93GHz respectively.
  7. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2006
    Out of curiosity,as I dont know ***** about ***** : but what is the estimated energy expenditure of a single day of private seti crunching?

    I get it that institutions and such lend their time as their computers are running anyway,but has anyone calculated how much the "volunteer" force is using energy per daycycle?

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