Mechromancer wrote:I was wonder what the time frame on a PS3 style GUI for the new GPU client is. The PS3's display is so nice I could sit back and watch it all day long. I can't wait for the desktop version of that to hit. With that said, is it days or weeks ahead? Or are there plans for one in the first place?
The new GPU client is a SysTray client, similar to the new v6.x CPU SysTray clients, and follows a standardized Windows installation procedure. This new client type is similar in nature to the previous GUI style client, but with notable changes, and a separate visualizations module (to come later).
Mechromancer wrote:There has to be an adjustment of PPD to make GPU folding equal to CPU folding with regard to PPD/watt.
Unfortunately, there's no reason to anyone in Stanford to care about PPD/watt. They care about PPD/science. And they are right.
legoman666 wrote:Get rid (or have an option to) of the tray icon and allow console viewing/configing (like the SMP client). I don't need more crap in my system tray.
Scientifically, the new client introduces several new advances...
Initially, this new client will be a SysTray style client only. A console version may follow later.
Have you taken a look at the TFLOPs generated by the GPU cleint, compared to how many clients it has, vs the SMP client, compared to how many clients it has?
The GPU client is much better for the Science, it's a damn shame I'm going to shut it down after a few WU's tonight because it's not worth the 500ppd drop in production to have to keep the machine running Windows all day. I'd much rather run Linux and keep it folding along at 1,500ppd.
legoman666 wrote:So call it 105w. Assuming 1600PPD, that is 15.2PPD/W. With 3400PPD on a Q6600 @ 105w, that's 32.4PPD/W. Q6600 is still 2.1x more efficient in terms of PPD per Watt.
Sunin wrote:4. I don't know if it is planned, but the fact that you can't dictate where to install the client is not fun. It took a little bit to figure out what folder I needed to share so I could properly monitor it with FahMon
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