PALIT moves to offer unique custom designed cards from both ATI and Nvidia, this time with 55nm Galaxy-branded GeForce GTX260-216 card.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of PALIT Folding Challenge 2008
And the winners of PALIT Folding Challenge 2008 are…
Nvidia Big Bang drivers caused a spike in RMA departments?
Are new Big bang II drivers for Nvidia cards causing “banging” the systems worldwide? I received news from three independent companies that suffer from increased tech support concerning problems reported by owners of GeForce cards.
Folding@Home Challenge stats now updated daily…
…following requests from my readers, I am now updating rankings on Palit’s Folding@Home challenge on daily basis. I’ll do my best to update the stats everyday around midnight european time (CET). You can see who you need to outfold to win a signed GTX280 card by Jen-Hsun. As it stands right now, pole position is in the hands Francisc, of ex-editor of CHIP Magazine from Romania. Want to check your position or join in? Head over here…
UPDATED: Nvidia’s “deadly” flaw and how to fix it – no more squealing!
It is no secret that I am huge fan of Folding@Home project, or that I love to play computer games (when I find time :-(. Both of these activities put high amounts of strain on components inside the computer, and any weakness in product design can be easily discovered. This tale speaks of a company that makes great chips, but also has a serious design flaw: PCB design. As long as story about “Built by Nvidia” components was told, there were isolated cases of “squealing”. This squealing is caused by vibration of copper coils, and is not present on products designed by people that take
Sunday Update: Folding@Home Challenge
Welcome to the first of our weekly updates in Folding@Home Challenge 2008. Several new members decided to join in, and here are the tables. Bear in mind that I am excluded from the challenge, thus my numbers are in your for reference. As you can see, Francisc from Romania is leading the race, followed by Boris Romac from Croatia. Third place is a virtual tie between Ivan Faj and Nikola Peruncic, both from Croatia. Good luck to all folders.
UPDATED: Folding@Home Challenge 2008
November 13, 2008 is the day I will remember for two things: Firstly, this blog clocked one month of existence and my F@H team passed the two million points mark. In the last 30 days, this site was visited 13,150 times (at the time of writing), and showing almost exponential growth. I’ve received a lot of your suggestions and thoughts – I will do my best to improve the site, but bear in mind that this site is a side project, while “the big thing” is taking shape (and taking almost all of my time). It will take some time to get it to life,
Nvidia’s $50 card destroys ATI’s $500 one or “Why ATI sucks in Folding?”
As you might already know, I am a bit enthusiastic when it comes to distributed computing. I’ve been looking for aliens through SETI@home, later with BOINC… but then, Folding@Home showed up and I became an enthusiast for this valuable project from Stanford University. My family had some share of dealings with Alzheimer’s (aka AD) and Parkinson’s diseases (aka PD) and I won’t go here into what psychological and ultimately financial stress that families around the world, including my own – have to endure. Folding@Home is also a project that pioneered the use of GPUs for distributed computing (if I am wrong on this one, feel