[RC5] Cuda client

Mike Reed mikereedwt at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 20:32:11 EST 2013


This is unfair. We have always been manufacturer agnostic. It just so
happens that AMD Stream chips are quicker than nVidia CUDA chips at the

Your assertion is a bit like saying we supported Intel for RC5 because Sun
UltraSparc processors were slower than Intel ones. It wasn't deliberate on
our part.

If you (or anyone else) can imagine an optimisation for nVidia's newer
chips, we are all ears.

Kind regards,
On Jan 31, 2013 7:17 PM, "bert" <bertodell at suddenlink.net> wrote:

> NO,it only MEANS that you have changed YOUR leanings to AMD than
> NVIDIA   and don't want to write newer clients to reflect the changes
> NVIDIA made. So in effect a BRICK WALL is coming up concerning NVIDIA
> cards. I implore the distributed.net staff to post this on their
> website. This is entirely stupid. The 3.1 clients are old and no,they
> don't work well with the 600 or newer cards,if they did I would have
> seen a major boost right off the bat.
> Bert
> Bert
> On 1/31/2013 2:05 PM, Joseph Kaye wrote:
> > On 1/31/2013 12:49 PM, bert wrote:
> >> So apparently anyone who buys a 600 or 700 series Nvidia card(when the
> >> 700 comes out or any later cards) is screwed and it would be no use to
> >> run the distributed.net client even when Cuda has moved far away from
> >> 3.1 which is old? Distributed.net NEEDS to put this information on their
> >> front page that they no longer can put out a client that can support the
> >> newer cards.  What a damn waste and to think after 13 years the brick
> >> wall is beginning to appear....
> >>
> >>
> >> Bert
> > I think that's just a little extreme.
> >
> > The cards do still work, so you're not "screwed", they're just not
> > faster than the older cards when it comes to DNETC.  I do not believe
> > the version of CUDA has anything to do with it.
> >
> > If you have v5 of CUDA installed on your system, it will run apps made
> > for CUDA 3.x just fine.
> >
> > If anyone is to blame, it would be NVidia, as they made the change to
> > their GPU.  On the other hand, when Mike Reed and myself both told you
> > earlier that the AMD based cards were far faster, you didn't listen...
> >
> >
> > --Joseph
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