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Folding on ATI GPUs - also, fold to win! (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 3-October-2006  10:47:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Using the computational power of your GPU for Folding@Home is finally possible - if you own a video card with one of ATI's X1900 GPUs. The R580 (in the X1900XT, etc.) performs particularly well for molecular dynamics, due to its 48 pixel shaders. Currently, other cards (such as those from nVidia and other ATI cards) do not perform well enough for our calculations as they have fewer pixel shaders. Also, nVidia cards in general have some technical limitations beyond the number of pixel shaders which makes them perform poorly in our calculations.

The GPU client beta is available for download from here. There's a FAQ here and a thread in our Team OCAU forum here. Remember, OCAU is Team 24!

In fact, now's a perfect time to rekindle your interest in Folding@Home - because you can win one of 5 PC's simply by producing 2000 points for Team OCAU.



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