Project 5900 and core_14

_k_k P-Town, Texas
edited March 2009 in Folding@Home
Just recently I saw that a new series of WUs had been released. The only ones I have seen are project 5900 which are 420 point WUs.

The only reason I really noticed was because I pulled up GPUz and was checking temps on a video card that did not have a monitor display and saw how low they were and wondered if one of the folding clients had stopped. Fahmon still said the client was working and when I checked proccesses the standard Core_11 had been replaced by Core_14.

The thread off of folding forums is here. The summary of the new core is that it runs GPUs much cooler. The math that is being used to compute items is, essentially, bursting and causing a variance in the power usage(amps).

Comments

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI
    edited March 2009
    I've been getting a lot of these lately, and actually noticed it because of the sounds my graphics card was making. Used to be a solid whine - now it's an intermittent whine, almost surely because it's only being really stressed with these burst calculations.
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