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Massive folding farm with 51 nVidia Video Cards


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:19 AM

A person over at the overclock.net forums and their folding@home team has put together an amazing folding farm, Consisting of 51 nVidia 8800 series GPU's and 13 MSI P6N Diamond motherboards which each have 4 PCI Express slots for 4 video cards per board, based on calculations this folding Juggernaut can put out about 265,200PPD


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Lots of boxes.

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Command Center

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Top Hlaf Shelf with 5 Rigs of 20 GPUs.

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Bottom Half of the shelf with 3 rigs of 12 GPUs.

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Closeup of Rig #1, 4x Gigabyte 8800GT 256mb / P6N-Diamond

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Closeup of Rig #2, 4x MSI 8800GT 512mb / P6N-Diamond

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Closeup of Rig #3, 4x Asus 8800GT 512mb / P6N-Diamond

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Top 3 rigs into 1 HD Cage

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(Middle Shelf) Rig #4, 4x eVGA 8800GS / P6N Diamond

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(Middle Shelf) Rig #5, 4x eVGA 8800GS / P6N Diamond

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Closeup of Rig #6 (#7, #8 are exactly the same) 4x eVGA 8800GS / P6N Diamond

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:51 AM

That is just awesome!!

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:14 AM

Controversial?

Crazy world........

51 GPU's burning how many k/w's of power and energy? and we cant supply enough beds/supplies in a hospital for our needy patients, in the UK anyway, awesome it may be, in reality, it ain't.

If everyone who had a 'spare' CPU/GPU had spent that much towards the above, then we would REALLY be doing a favour for society.

I'm as 'guilty' as the next person, I'll hold my hands up, but Folding@Whatever is a waste of time and money best spent elsewhere.

My 2c.


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:26 AM

View Postscaramonga, on Aug 12 2008, 06:14 PM, said:

Controversial?

Crazy world........

51 GPU's burning how many k/w's of power and energy? and we cant supply enough beds/supplies in a hospital for our needy patients, in the UK anyway, awesome it may be, in reality, it ain't.

If everyone who had a 'spare' CPU/GPU had spent that much towards the above, then we would REALLY be doing a favour for society.

I'm as 'guilty' as the next person, I'll hold my hands up, but Folding@Whatever is a waste of time and money best spent elsewhere.

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Hi Scaramonga

First, let me be the first to agree with you.

I saw this and wondered how many kw hours this thing burns up. But you do have to admit, it is awesome seeing all this being used in such a small area.

I have learned my lesson in folding last summer when i watched my electric bill jump 200.00 a month doing hard core folding on only 4 SMP boxes and 1 PS3. I'll not do that again. BUT i generally have 2 or three simple computers running, most of them idle for most of the day, and i will allow F@H to use the cycles when i dont need them.

With that said, i still think this guy has an awesome show of power.

~N

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:06 AM

View PostNvyseal, on Aug 12 2008, 08:26 PM, said:

Hi Scaramonga

First, let me be the first to agree with you...
:roadrunner: i just banned him!

oh f*ckin *hit!












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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:18 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Aug 12 2008, 09:06 PM, said:

:roadrunner: i just banned him!

oh f*ckin *hit!
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Oh, ok, no big loss! :bluerip:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:35 AM

The concept is nice, but somewhere along the line, indeed the electric bill has been forgotten.

I somehow cannot get the folding to work properly still. And I cannot run it on my laptop (something with heating up :roadrunner: )

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:52 PM

View PostNvyseal, on Aug 13 2008, 05:18 AM, said:

Oh, ok, no big loss! :roadrunner:


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 06:02 PM

i was going to download the gpu client, but the f@h site is not loading up...

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:35 PM

WOW ! That's a folding monster... :bluerip:

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51 GPU's burning how many k/w's of power and energy? and we cant supply enough beds/supplies in a hospital for our needy patients, in the UK anyway, awesome it may be, in reality, it ain't.

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have learned my lesson in folding last summer when i watched my electric bill jump 200.00 a month doing hard core folding on only 4 SMP boxes and 1 PS3.

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The concept is nice, but somewhere along the line, indeed the electric bill has been forgotten.

I also like the concept, but there are indeed better ways to help who needs... And I wouldnt want to pay such eletric bill :roadrunner:

Anyway let's keep folding as much as we can ! <_<

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 10:36 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Aug 13 2008, 07:52 AM, said:

:davex:

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I found this quite funny. Posted on another forum:

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