axeman wrote:Okay, I fired up the Windows GPU client on my 8800GT to fold for UGN. Given the NVIDIA G92/94 problems, I figure I might as well start stress testing it. I had previously given up folding, the standard client PPD makes it hardly seem worth it, and I had poor success running the Linux client in a VM - this was with a Linux host running a Linux guest because the host OS was 32-bit - I think I only managed to ever complete one WU - there still is just one or two issues with 64 bit Linux to keep me on 32 bit... but running the GPU client on my often idle HTPC box with an 8800GT OC seems worth exploring.
The GPU2 client in that sense is pretty painless (for now), so your choice of client is good. Thanks for the help for UGN!
Ragnar Dan wrote:I would also point out that this is efficiency "points wise". Stanford also said the different client types work on different types of WUs, so they are different protein molecules. For the sake of science you need all the WUs being crunched.I'd also point out that Stanford has said on the Folding forum that they're going to move everything over to the new cores at some point, after they eventually release a new A1 core.
But once more I'd like to remind everyone that the most efficient production possible for the time being is available by getting a G92 card. Mine uses less than 50 watts and produces nearly half my points.