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*** Countdown to 360 GPUs ***

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Lizard, 23 Apr 2009.

  1. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll New Member

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    Not trying to pick holes, so feel free to ignore me. ;)

    The P6T7 actually has *** 2x *** nf200 chips as well as the X58 under that rather large heatsink.

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    Hmm. That's more than a little misleading. How about ....

    The P6T7 has seven physical PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, although how many actual PCI-E 2.0 lanes will be allocated to each depends on which slots and how many are populated. Slot 7 will always have 16 lanes regardless of how the other slots are configured. Slots 1,3 and 5 (the blue primary slots) will be allocated 16 lanes each if slots 2,4 and 6 (the black, secondary slots) are not used. In the case that slots 1 through 6 are occupied, each will be allocated 8 lanes. So if you use 4x double width cards and plug them into slots 1,3,5 and 7, each will be allocated 16 lanes. If you use 7 single slots cards, slots 1 through 6 will be allocated 8 lanes, and slot 7, 16 lanes.

    I'll shut up now. :D
     
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  2. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Could I visit and bring some for you to try (assuming you aren't in some far-flung location) ... and a flexible riser 'card' so we can see what happens with more than 8 GPUs.

    Not to be picky either (but it does show how closely we read your articles), Asus describe the board as CEB (12 inch x 10.5 inch) not ATX (12 inch x 9.6 inch)
     
  3. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll New Member

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    I've been having an offline conversation with an nVidia developer and it's still the case, even with with the latest 190.xx and CUDA 2.3, that the hardcoded limit of 8 GPU's is still there. So the drivers will not recognise more than 8 GPU's.

    Ha, ha. Yes, nearly an extra inch, just like the R2E. Although the 9 mounting holes are standard ATX layout.
     
  4. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    The CPC/bit-tech office is in central London, not that means anything if you're writing from outer Mongolia. More seriously though, unfortunately as JackOfAll has already intimated CUDA is still hardcoded with a maximum limit of 8 GPUs at the moment.
     
  5. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    But what an excuse for a foldathon/pissup. Can I come? I'll bring beer :rock:
     
  6. johnim40

    johnim40 Well-Known Member

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    my 4th 260gtx
     
  7. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    added a 9800GT
     
  8. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    1x HD4870 512Mb
     
  9. ThunderBob

    ThunderBob New Member

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    My GTX260.
     
  10. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Added my new 4850
     
  11. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Added another 8800 GT to my farm.
     
  12. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Another 4 x GTX260's going live for me this week :waah: :waah: lol

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  13. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    The 8800 GT referred to earlier is causing the rig to overheat, so despite a bit of fiddling with the fans last night, I've had to disable it :wallbash:
     
  14. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Dude... :eeek:

    Where are you getting all these from? Do you have an nVidia tree at the bottom of your garden?!
     
  15. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Damm been found out lol, I wish It would would grow me some 295's! :lol: :lol:

    Lets just say these 260's I didn't fund directly out of my own pocket - basically I had a little bit of on the side work / big favour to a mate which raised a bit of cash which should of been going towards my Evo's gearbox rebuild but I had a weak moment as I seen some reasonably cheap Asus factory overclocked 260's :waah: :waah:

    No more now though and I do mean that this time, I now have 16 GPU's and 11 CPU's folding which should be good for 100,000 ppd average and that was my target and im giong to stick and maintain that :thumb: :rock:
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Well credit will be given where credit is due. You've now built a farm similar in size to the one that I intend on building in a single rack later this year. Output wise you're spot on with me too, about 100K PPD would make me a happy chap!

    Fold on! :rock:
     
  17. Dr_MikeS

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    GTS 250

    Roll on 1 million points! :)

    GPU (GTS 250) and SMP (Athlon X2 4200) clients on Ubuntu 9.04
    GPU (GTX 260) and SMP (Core 2 Duo E8400) clients on Windows 7 RC

    [folding]un=Dr_MikeS&t=35947[/folding]
     
  18. Sweevo

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    I've added my Radeons HD3850 & HD4870 on 24/7


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  19. Loorpincork

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    Countdown to 360 GPUs

    well no gpu folding for now.....Ive deceided when i build a server NO GPU FOLDING so the board should be cheeper
    my ppd is going to take a hit so when the WU gets done ill probably reboot in vista till i get some help with gpu foldin on linux.......I tried, but the idea of folding bonus wu and 3 gpus folding was very tempting
     
  20. HoistaWheelie

    HoistaWheelie Slow but steady

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    Whassup with OCUK

    39 - GTS250 (1GB) from OCUK who I have found to be excellent over the years ... seems to be some negative vibes towards OCUK in this forum?


    Hey I just hit 2 million points :rock:
     
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