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MemtestG80 released for Nvidia GPU's :-
MemtestG80 is a software-based tester to test for "soft errors" in GPU memory or logic for NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPUs. It uses a variety of proven test patterns (some custom and some based on Memtest86) to verify the correct operation of GPU memory and logic. It is a useful tool to ensure that given GPUs do not produce "silent errors" which may corrupt the results of a computation without triggering an overt error.
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/here-vp ... tml#627735

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=9767
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Open beta release of the GPU3 core :-
We have a new GPU core (core 15) going into an open beta test for NVIDIA clients. This core requires a new client (see below) as well as the latest drivers (197.45). This core is the first run of the GPU3 technology, derived from the OpenMM project at Stanford (http://simtk.org/home/openmm). You can find more information in our GPU3 FAQ (see url below).

While this release is for NVIDIA only to start, we are actively pushing ATI support (with the help of AMD/ATI), although we have no ETA at the moment. We do not recommend that you use this client with an ATI GPU at the moment since there is no advantage and you are potentially exposing yourself to new bugs.

This is the first open beta test of this new client and core, so there are likely bugs to be found as more donors try this out on more diverse sets of hardware. Also, the documentation (GPU3 FAQ) is new too and there are possibly some errors there too. However, the client has been QA'd both internally at Stanford and with our closed group of beta testers and is looking pretty good so far.

Some testers in the closed beta test have found problems with 8800 and 9800 class GPUs (we are working on this).
http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14671
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Regarding the state of OpenCL compiler performance and capability :-

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14981

Basically, it's not looking good for the hope of seeing an OpenCL GPU client anytime soon, it's still a complete mess compared to CUDA, which is a shame for the future of GPU folding with ATI hardware.
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powerarmour wrote:Regarding the state of OpenCL compiler performance and capability :-

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14981

Basically, it's not looking good for the hope of seeing an OpenCL GPU client anytime soon, it's still a complete mess compared to CUDA, which is a shame for the future of GPU folding with ATI hardware.
What a shame. Thanks for the info
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Client version 7 now in open beta :-
I am happy to announce that after many months of development and testing the new version 7 [email protected] client software is now available for open-beta testing. The V7 client is a complete rewrite of the previous client for Windows, OS-X and Linux with the following goals:
To make the installation and startup user-friendly for the novice.
To integrate the user interface into a single Monitor/Control program that manages the functionality previously contained in separate clients.
To create a forward-looking design that can be readily expanded to incorporate new Folding Cores without the need to issue new client releases.
To greatly improve previously problematic aspects including support for SMP, GPU, and the 3D viewer.
http://folding.typepad.com/news/2011/03 ... -beta.html

Just testing it out now, seems ridiculously easy to use so far!, and no more need for separate CPU/SMP/GPU clients, V7 handles everything itself.

Installs like a dream on Ubuntu also :sweet:
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powerarmour wrote:Client version 7 now in open beta :-
I am happy to announce that after many months of development and testing the new version 7 [email protected] client software is now available for open-beta testing. The V7 client is a complete rewrite of the previous client for Windows, OS-X and Linux with the following goals:
To make the installation and startup user-friendly for the novice.
To integrate the user interface into a single Monitor/Control program that manages the functionality previously contained in separate clients.
To create a forward-looking design that can be readily expanded to incorporate new Folding Cores without the need to issue new client releases.
To greatly improve previously problematic aspects including support for SMP, GPU, and the 3D viewer.
http://folding.typepad.com/news/2011/03 ... -beta.html
Just testing it out now, seems ridiculously easy to use so far!, and no more need for separate CPU/SMP/GPU clients, V7 handles everything itself.

Installs like a dream on Ubuntu also :sweet:
Wow, they finally did a proper SMP client. IIRC my 9600 never did a WU, I'll have to correct that. Your Sandy Bridge must be munching WUs like theres no tomorrow :mrgreen:
Come put your overclock into good use at the nforcersHQ [email protected] team! :sweet:
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Downloaded.
About time I took my rig off idle for a change.
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FAHClient V7.1.24 released (2nd Open-Beta) :-

http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=18302

OpenCL 1.1 WU's for HD 5xxx and HD 6xxx GPU's now too :sweet:
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