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    AMD Launches Project to Ease HPC Development on GPUs

    http://www.eweek.com/developer/amd-l...t-on-gpus.html

    So, I wonder if this will translate to moa-betta GPU apps for BOINC.

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    AMD is building on its work around heterogeneous computing to develop tools that officials say will increase the performance and efficiency of high-performance computing (HPC) systems that can leverage both CPUs and discrete GPUs.

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    Re: AMD Launches Project to Ease HPC Development on GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumps View Post
    http://www.eweek.com/developer/amd-l...t-on-gpus.html

    So, I wonder if this will translate to moa-betta GPU apps for BOINC.
    I hoped it goes into good amd gpu apps. Einstein is a good reminder that the playing field is not level towards amd, I know, if it's good on amd, it's not that great for nvidia and vice versa. I just wish Einstein was a little more fair......or I had a few nvidia cards sitting on the sideline to be swapped out.




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    Re: AMD Launches Project to Ease HPC Development on GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Shandia View Post
    I hoped it goes into good amd gpu apps. Einstein is a good reminder that the playing field is not level towards amd, I know, if it's good on amd, it's not that great for nvidia and vice versa. I just wish Einstein was a little more fair......or I had a few nvidia cards sitting on the sideline to be swapped out.
    What GPUs are you running on Einstein? Nvidia has an advantage right now because Beta (CUDA only) work units finish faster than regular WUs, but I see only a marginal benefit in credits/watt on current generation Nvidia cards versus Tahiti AMD cards. The only real outlier in my fleet is the 750 Ti, which is about 25% more efficient than a 280X. This table is based on non-beta work units:
    GPU WU Avg Completion Time WU Value Credits/Day TDP Credit/Day per Watt
    GTX 750Ti x2 16780 4400 45311 60 755
    GTX 960 x3 16900 4400 67484 120 562
    GTX 970 x2 8260 4400 92048 145 635
    7970 x4 10700 4400 142116 250 568
    R9 280X x4 9960 4400 152675 250 611



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    Re: AMD Launches Project to Ease HPC Development on GPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by FourOh View Post
    What GPUs are you running on Einstein? Nvidia has an advantage right now because Beta (CUDA only) work units finish faster than regular WUs, but I see only a marginal benefit in credits/watt on current generation Nvidia cards versus Tahiti AMD cards. The only real outlier in my fleet is the 750 Ti, which is about 25% more efficient than a 280X. This table is based on non-beta work units:
    GPU WU Avg Completion Time WU Value Credits/Day TDP Credit/Day per Watt
    GTX 750Ti x2 16780 4400 45311 60 755
    GTX 960 x3 16900 4400 67484 120 562
    GTX 970 x2 8260 4400 92048 145 635
    7970 x4 10700 4400 142116 250 568
    R9 280X x4 9960 4400 152675 250 611
    I'm running my hd 5850. I checked the hd5770 today and it's fine. The hd5850 is at 30 hours and 83% complete. It seems I have a big problem going on here. Temps are at 60*c and output is at 0%. WTF??? I'd be thinking its fried butr I'm using it with no problems..l....except it's barely crunching. What are the best drivers for it? I really don't want to start messing around with a bunch of different ones and get it more confused than it is now.

    I did have the 5850 in bipolar working something else. When I get the cache cleared, I'll start bunkering there too. It's always good to get a second opinion on drivers from an identical card. I did do the round about on my main due to a beta I was in a few weeks ago. (game) It's possible the newest drivers did something or just didn't take.

    EDIT -- WAHAHAHAHAHAHA......WAHAHAHAHAHA. Got it figured out. That little comment I made not too long ago about a computer relying on a gpu far more than anything......yeah. My VM was sucking the life right out of the 5850 despite me not doing anything with the gpu on that front. Ok. The VM work is getting finished up today and going back into the nether for a 3while until I need it for a cpu task again.
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    Re: AMD Launches Project to Ease HPC Development on GPUs

    With VirtualBox, it's important that you install the Extension Pack on both the host and guest O/S's. That helps a lot on the GPU utilization for a VM. (And even things like USB benefit from that more efficient code that adds.)

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