GPUGRID is another way you can donate computer time to scientific research. In this case, you are donating NVIDIA GPU cycles.
The website is: http://www.gpugrid.net"GPUGRID.net is a novel distributed supercomputing infrastructure made of many NVIDIA graphics cards joined together to deliver high-performance all-atom biomolecular simulations. The molecular simulations performed by our volunteers are some of the most common types performed by scientists in the field, but they are also some of the most computationally demanding and usually require a supercomputer.
Running GPUGRID on GPUs innovates volunteer computing by delivering supercomputing class applications on a cost effective infrastructure which will greatly impact the way biomedical research is performed."
If you already have BOINC running, it's easy to join this project.
- First, you need to determine if you have a compatible card. You can do so here
- Second, download and install the required CUDA drivers
. Note: you only need the drivers, not the CUDA Toolkit or CUDA SDK code samples.
- Third, attach to the project. Under the Advanced View for BOINC Manager, click Tools then "Attach to project or account manager." Select "Attach to project" then click Next. Select GPUGrid.net or type it in and click Next. You can join as a new or existing user, input your email address and desired password and click Next. It should then attach you to the project.
You may need to install the latest version of BOINC. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php
I recommend going to http://www.GPUGrid.net
, click on "Your account" at the top, then click on "GPUGRID preferences," "Edit GPUGRID preferences" and uncheck "Use Central Processing Unit (CPU)."
Under "Your account," be sure to also join our team, Christians, set up by Taxmanz.