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Message 175 - Posted: 10 Jul 2007 | 20:41:33 UTC

Hello!

Will there be some more of the applications available for other plattforms than the CELL? Standard x86_64 or maybe GPGPU computing?



P.S. this looks like the first project with 100% Linux market share :-)))
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Message 198 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007 | 18:11:59 UTC

I understand that the idea for this project to run on PS3. I was wondering if there is the ability, or any plans, to run it on other platforms, like linux on PCs? I understand it would be much slower. But I assume any additional crunching would be welcome. Similar to having both C2Q and PIII crunching other projects.

I see that there are Linux applications out there. My guess is they were for development, and maybe benchmarking.

Just curious.


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Message 201 - Posted: 17 Jul 2007 | 20:31:23 UTC - in response to Message 175.
Last modified: 17 Jul 2007 | 20:32:04 UTC

Hello!

Will there be some more of the applications available for other plattforms than the CELL? Standard x86_64 or maybe GPGPU computing?



P.S. this looks like the first project with 100% Linux market share :-)))



We do not expect to have PC applications any time soon, although it would clearly gather a lot of CPUs.

The problem is that, with a PC, the type of applications we are doing now would last over two weeks. Quite useless, much better to run on a cluster. The PS3 is like a little cluster.

GPGPU: We are looking into it, but developing good code for the Cell processor and GPUs is not easy. We may do something here in the future.

So for now, Linux anywhere.

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