Category Archives: HPC

Monster prime numbers

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World Community Grid – Boinc Statistics update

“World Community Grid brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism … Continue reading

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Workstation Upgrade

Unexpectedly won a 2nd Nvidia 560Ti GPU based graphics card from Nvidia developer zone, which prompted a Power supply upgrade to the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W which supports 3 PCI-e for up to 3 GPU graphics cards, a … Continue reading

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Windows Experience Index

If your work involves a lot of computations, you might be interested in enhancing your PC’s WEI score. WEI – Windows experience index accesses key system components on a scale of 1 to 7.9 My current hardware: Asus P67 Pro … Continue reading

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Pi

Someone asked me what l was doing while Prince Williams and Kate Middleton were getting married. Took some time off work, and while investigating benchmarking software, l stumbled on Hyper PI – a multi-core version of SuperPi while looking into … Continue reading

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GPUGrid – GFlops Comparison – GTX460 vs GT9800 vs FX370 [vs Quadro 2000]

Joined GPUGrid to my existing Boinc projects. My previous main project was and still is World Community Grid [WCG] – have the most community contribution credits with WCG. Boinc – Uses the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or … Continue reading

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Nvidia Cuda Toolkit with Ubuntu 10.10

Exploring CUDA development toolkit using Ubuntu 10.10 First – download the toolkit from here. use chmod +x to make this executable and run/install using sudo * Please make sure your PATH includes /usr/local/cuda/bin * Please make sure your LD_LIBRARY_PATH *   … Continue reading

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Benchmark – Quadro FX 370 vs Geoforce 9800GT vs GT240

Benchmark results using Cinebench Release 11.5 Quadro FX 370   3.69 Nvidia Geoforce 9800 GT 26.46 Geoforce GT 240         24.16 Workstation: Quad Core 8200 2.3Ghz, Windeows 7 64bit, 8Gb RAM

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Real Flow 5 Tutorial

Working on learning also Real Flow – from Next Limit Technologies – which is an advanced software for Fluid and dynamics simulation. Using Real Flow 5 32bit standard. I used the popular Gnomon Real Flow 4 video tutorial – Introduction … Continue reading

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GPU – Graphics Processing Unit Upgrade

Decided to upgrade my main workstation’s Nvidia Quadro FX370 card ($129) to the XFX GTS 250 ($129 – previously $300++). Had to move almost everything around in my existing MSI Neo-6 motherboard. System: Running Vista Ultimate 64bit, 8Gb, Intel Quad … Continue reading

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