Folding on the new Mac Pro 8 cores

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

  1. SciFrog macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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