Advanced search

Message boards : News : AMD GPUs are now usable at Donate@Home, a different project from GPUGrid.

Author Message
Profile GDF
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 14 Mar 07
Posts: 1895
Credit: 629,356
RAC: 0
Level
Gly
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwat
Message 23340 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 0:00:05 UTC

For running AMD gpus please check this thread:
http://www.gpugrid.org/forum_thread.php?id=2839

Evil Penguin
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jan 10
Posts: 42
Credit: 18,255,462
RAC: 0
Level
Pro
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23341 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 0:16:09 UTC

For moment there I thought you meant AMD GPU support for GPUGRID.
:(

Huge
Send message
Joined: 16 Dec 08
Posts: 1
Credit: 78,914,948
RAC: 77
Level
Thr
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23344 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 5:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 23341.

Same here. :(

Nica Latino
Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 11
Posts: 1
Credit: 139,428,670
RAC: 185,922
Level
Cys
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23345 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 5:54:43 UTC

Hey.

I dont understand whats this is about.
This is not for GPUGrid. But Donate@Home?
Do they work together or what? I mean if its the same project it doesnt really matter what i choose?

And yes..i thought also for a moment there you meant AMD GPU support for GPUGRID.
:(..

Profile GDF
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 14 Mar 07
Posts: 1895
Credit: 629,356
RAC: 0
Level
Gly
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwat
Message 23347 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 7:54:11 UTC - in response to Message 23345.
Last modified: 9 Feb 2012 | 17:57:19 UTC

Donate@home is a side project for us at the moment. All resources generated by donate@home will go into gpugrid.

So it is gpugrid in a sense, just it's so new that we preferred to create a new project.

gdf

Profile Damaraland
Send message
Joined: 7 Nov 09
Posts: 152
Credit: 16,181,924
RAC: 0
Level
Pro
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23350 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 9:34:53 UTC - in response to Message 23347.

Do they work together or what? I mean if its the same project it doesnt really matter what i choose?


It really matters in the sense that the goal
- With GPUGRID you are crunching units for the scientific simulatios.
- With Donate@home you are crunching to generate BitCoins. The BitCoins will be converted in real money used to mantain the proyect.

I think is important to have both projects separated. I don't want to start an argument about economics in virtual money (I'm going to ask to an eminence in economics), but there are still many lights and shades.



Werkstatt
Send message
Joined: 23 May 09
Posts: 116
Credit: 122,267,748
RAC: 24,210
Level
Cys
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23351 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 11:22:07 UTC

So that means that donate@home does NOT make scientific work. The homepage (in Gpugrid-design) is talking about scientific work, so it's simply a lie. Also the 'about us' button links to gpugrid, where scientific work is explained.

So, if you are not able to explain in clear, non misinterpretable words, what a project does or does not, it's not worth to share it. This is not the spirit of science, what I expected to find at BOINC projects.

On the other hand you should have a very close look on to you application. Donate and MW, both projects have openCL apps for nVidia and ATI, both apps are much, much faster on ATI. And a look into the ATI-thread gives words like 'don't expect too much', 'bad performance' aso.

Alexander

Profile GDF
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 14 Mar 07
Posts: 1895
Credit: 629,356
RAC: 0
Level
Gly
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwat
Message 23357 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 17:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 23351.

We want to get at least a further student to work for gpugrid and maybe donate@home will allow for that.
In this sense is related to biomedical research. The bitcoin network itself is a nice experiment though and we are working on ATI this way.

The projects will stay separate. They even have different servers.

gdf

Werkstatt
Send message
Joined: 23 May 09
Posts: 116
Credit: 122,267,748
RAC: 24,210
Level
Cys
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23364 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 18:46:44 UTC - in response to Message 23357.

We want to get at least a further student to work for gpugrid and maybe donate@home will allow for that.
In this sense is related to biomedical research. The bitcoin network itself is a nice experiment though and we are working on ATI this way.

The projects will stay separate. They even have different servers.

gdf


But it's very necessary to make that clear on the main page of the donate project. Reading the words there leaves the impression that with donate a scientific work is done. And that is not true. So correct that and make clear, it is a commercial project, but by running this project gpugrid is supported with money.
Even pressing the 'abot us' button links to gpugrid and not to the developers of bitcoin, and this is a camouflage, nobody sees what's behind that.

I understand that you need funds to keep your project running and expanding, but not that way. Use clear words and exact details, otherwise people will leave this project.

Profile GDF
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 14 Mar 07
Posts: 1895
Credit: 629,356
RAC: 0
Level
Gly
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwat
Message 23366 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 18:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 23364.

that's what we tried actually to use clear words.

gdf

Werkstatt
Send message
Joined: 23 May 09
Posts: 116
Credit: 122,267,748
RAC: 24,210
Level
Cys
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23371 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 19:29:20 UTC - in response to Message 23366.

that's what we tried actually to use clear words.

gdf


Foster scientific research by voluntering your graphics card
Biomedical research

We are a research group in computational biomedicine devoted to understanding the interactions of small molecules and proteins which is essential for designing new drugs. Our activities pursue scientific and academic goals to advance scientific research ...


These are the first words to read on the donate page. Do you really mean that this gives the impression to crunch for a commercial project?
Will you really tell me that donate is "a research group in computational biomedicine"?

Profile GDF
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 14 Mar 07
Posts: 1895
Credit: 629,356
RAC: 0
Level
Gly
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwat
Message 23372 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 19:33:51 UTC - in response to Message 23371.

This is what we do. What is the project is below that and I have just made it even clearer now after your suggestions.

If you would like to propose further things write there. The idea to have two projects is that there are two forums, so we can keep the discussion in the other one.

gdf

Profile skgiven
Volunteer moderator
Project tester
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 23 Apr 09
Posts: 3968
Credit: 1,836,051,399
RAC: 326,513
Level
His
Scientific publications
watwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwatwat
Message 23374 - Posted: 9 Feb 2012 | 20:31:31 UTC - in response to Message 23372.

This is a News thread, for announcements.

Please makes comments and suggestions about donate@home at that projects site,
http://www.donateathome.org/
____________
FAQ's

HOW TO:
- Opt out of Beta Tests
- Ask for Help

Message boards : News : AMD GPUs are now usable at Donate@Home, a different project from GPUGrid.