AQUA@home deploys first OpenCL application on BOINC

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Message 32846 - Posted: 17 May 2010, 16:07:34 UTC
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Congratulations to the AQUA@home project, which has deployed the first OpenCL application on BOINC. OpenCL is a new programming system for GPUs and multicore CPUs.
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Message 32961 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 3:52:53 UTC - in response to Message 32846.  

Please link to something on Aqua that talks about this new app. Thanks
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Message 32967 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 10:45:54 UTC - in response to Message 32965.  

I have also run AQUA's test offline on a Fermi (GTX 470). In my particular case (possibly slightly atypical hardware), the OpenCL version was approximately 10% slower than the CUDA version, and in addition used much more CPU resources.

I think that we are still at the 'proof of concept' stage - we await more mature OpenCL programming and runtime support. But it's good to know that the possibility exists.
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