Nitrodist wrote:How many points is the PS3 putting out per day for you? And the new SMP box? Also, what're the specs on the box.
Ragnar Dan wrote:scellio: Are you sure about 900 points / 8 hours? That sounds too good. I thought it was more like ~900-1100 PPD. Somewhere in this forum there's a thread talking about their output, but maybe things have changed since back then.
As for my brag, I'm finally in the top 49 again. Still, it has been a long time that I've been hovering over ~1512th - 1530th place in overall standing, and I'd sure like to be able to get under 1500th. I'll have to finally get my A64-3200 working again, though I can't figure out what the problem is. Once I get that working, then maybe I'll have to buy a replacement dual core for it since that's probably the cheapest way to increase my output. But then I'll have a spare CPU again.
FAQ-PS3 wrote:It seems that the PS3 is more than 10X powerful as an average PC. Why doesn't it get 10X PPD as well?
We balance the points based on both speed and the flexibility of the client. The GPU client is still the fastest, but it is the least flexible and can only run a very, very limited set of WU's. Thus, its points are not linearly proportional to the speed increase. The PS3 takes the middle ground between GPU's (extreme speed, but at limited types of WU's) and CPU's (less speed, but more flexibility in types of WU's). We have picked the PS3 as the natural benchmark machine for PS3 calculations and set its points per day to 900 to reflect this middle ground between speed (faster than CPU, but slower than GPU) and flexibility (more flexible than GPU, less than CPU).
Ragnar Dan wrote:Wonders as in double-digit increases, or wonders as in increases unimaginable enough to produce enough more points that the original FAQ should be modified? Because scellio's increase is apparently in the range of 1000+ PPD according to his last post. The FAQ says 900 PPD, and if I remember rightly I've read some in here report up to 1100, which would be an very impressive increase.
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