Saturday, February 21, 2009

AMD steps up Folding@Home rivalry with Nvidia

Markham (ON) – AMD’s graphics team today released a new version of its Catalyst driver package, introducing Multi GPU support for the prestigious Folding@Home distributed computing project.

The second update for Catalyst this year, version 9.2, delivers the usual array of performance enhancements as well driver bug fixes for Radeon graphics cards.

For most users, the list of benefits to upgrade to 9.2 may be a bit thin, but those who are interested in participating in the Folding@Home project, a distributed computing project at Stanford University that analyzes the "folding" process of proteins and carries the hope of provide a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, may want to have a closer look.

AMD says that the new driver support Multi-GPU configurations for Radeon HD 4000, 3000 and 2000 series cards: Using the driver, each GPU can run a separate Folding@Home client.

The software can be download from AMD’s website.

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