Compared to a coffee maker or calculator, yes, powerful. Compared to any computer, no, bottom of the barrel. Smartphones are good at what they do, but relevant to real computers, they are simply third rate.Modern smartphones have very powerful cpus.
bruce wrote:Do you have any idea how universal NEON optimizations would be? I looked up the specs for my Samsung tablet and they won't tell me what CPU is in it. What percentage of the GPUs have OpenCL or CUDA support?
PantherX wrote:When considering portable devices (tablets, phablets, mobiles, etc), heat dissipation can be a serious issue since these devices aren't designed for constant high usage. When you add highly optimized code, the CPU/GPU would be working harder than before and thus, generating more heat than an unoptimized code. This could quickly become an issue for the user.
Hopefully, there can be manageable solutions in the future.
Jesse_V wrote:Exactly. Even if it could run, I don't think it'd be worth it. In order to maximize productivity you'd have to plug it in all the time in order to avoid draining the battery....
bruce wrote:Plugged in 24x7, a smart phone or tablet might produce a percent or two as much work as the simplest of computer CPUs. There may be a lot of android/iOS devices available for folding but even if they were all harnessed for FAH, it's a lot less science than is currently being processed with home computers.
PantherX wrote:I believe that SIMAP stands for The Similarity Matrix for Proteins (http://boincsimap.org/boincsimap/). However, I am unsure of how SIMAP and F@H compare in the workload/computational area.
Many smartphones are a supercomputer!
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