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Old 20th June, 2008, 04:31 PM
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GPU2 client for nVidia cards

OK, no one has done it yet so I will...
Here's a new thread to post all of your experiences with the new GPU2 beta client. I think that many folks with graphics cards supporting CUDA will be interested.

Originally Posted by from Pande Group
We're happy to roll out the beta nVidia client, it's a nice beta, and so here we go...

First and before you do anything else, LOOK OVER THE FAQ: Folding@home - FAQ-NVIDIA
Lots of important things in there that you'll need to know if you do anything beyond run the installer and run it.

You MUST use the 174.55 version of the drivers: Download CUDA Code - complete and free toolkit for creating derivative works
(or better, from that URL) for now. You do not need the other files, just the drivers.

Known bugs:
It's a beta, and yes we meant that, not like Google but like software engineers - expect glitches and updates. The main thing is that the viewer will not work, as we're in the middle of changing how the live coordinates get to the viewer. Other then that, visit our nVidia beta Forum to see what's happening.

6.12 beta 6
Here's a starting place to visit for current information from other users on the community forum:

Folding Forum; View forum - Beta testing the GPU2 Win client (nVidia GPUs)

EDIT: Newer thread here:

Here's a list of the minimum nVidia hardware you need:
CUDA-Enabled GPU Products - NVIDIA

@Daniel~, Gizmo, Aedan:
Do you have the awesome power to move the last dozen posts or so [relative to the GPU client]from the other thread ["AOA is losing ground"] into here? There's some good info there already, maybe we can keep it together.
#1: Tt Armor, ASUS Maximus Extreme, QX9650@4.1G, 8G Corsair Dominator GT DDR3-2000, Corsair HX1050, H2O-Swiftech, Gigabyte GTX470/Arctic Accelero Xtreme Plus II, Intel 520 SSD, Kingston SSD, 2xRaptor 150G RAID0, Win 7 Pro 64
#2: Tt Shark, ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo, Q6600@3.8G, 4G HyperX-1600, Corsair HX850, CoolerMaster V10, 2xASUS 9600GT, 2xRaptor 74G RAID0, OCZ Vertex 4 SSD, Gentoo/siduction Linux [64-bit]
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AOA Folding @HomeOur sister site:

Last edited by ThunderRd; 9th September, 2008 at 03:01 AM. Reason: Added current GPU thread at FCF
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