Did you happen to read [url=http://folding.typepad.com/news/2012/10/unified-gpusmp-benchmarking-scheme-equal-points-for-equal-work.html]this blog post[/url];
[quote]OCTOBER 21, 2012
Unified GPU/SMP benchmarking scheme: equal points for equal work
The current benchmarking calculations for SMP and GPU projects are performed on different machines since originally the SMP cores could not perform the calculations that the GPUs cores could and vice versa (GPUs were only for implicit solvent calculations and SMP only for explicit solvent calculations). With recent advances in both cores and completion of our testing of these capabilities to ensure agreement, we are now confident we can do the same work on both cores. Thus, we feel that it is time to unify GPU and SMP benchmarking, both for simplicity and fairness.
In order to complete the move towards this plan of "equal points for equal work," new GPU projects will be benchmarked using the existing SMP benchmarking scheme. Based on our internal tests, the end effect of this new, unified benchmarking scheme would boost the points for the GPU projects, both in terms of base points but also by bringing Quick Return Bonuses to GPU clients. In order to test the new scheme, we have started a GPU3 project (Project ID: 8057) and released it for beta testing. Once the benchmarking scheme has been tested, all the current GPU projects will be re-benchmarked to reflect the changes in the benchmarking scheme.
Posted at 10:00 AM
Awwwww yeee-ah! Looks like my old MSI K9A2 Platinum quad GPU rigs will be brought out of storage and upgraded for some GPU lovin' once again! I wonder if they make a PSU capable of handling 4 x GTX 690 in a single machine? 8 cards total plus ~250K points each equals an insane amount of computational power (and heat with noise)! Things that make you go hmmmmm.