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  • #16
    Hmm, I wish FFmpeg would use OpenCL. But I guess it will, given a bit more time.
    Speaking of OpenCL on AMD, what about R700 cards? I know they use some really strange form of OpenCL, but they should be able to handle OpenCL 1.0 regardless.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
      Hmm, I wish FFmpeg would use OpenCL. But I guess it will, given a bit more time.
      Speaking of OpenCL on AMD, what about R700 cards? I know they use some really strange form of OpenCL, but they should be able to handle OpenCL 1.0 regardless.
      They don't have a dedicated compute pipeline so you have to implement compute as a special mode over the 3D pipeline.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Does any software applications on Linux support GPGPU or OpenCL?
        One of most obvious uses for AMD cards with proprietary blob is cryptography acceleration. They perform really well in this area. Most notably, AMD cards are great when it comes to hashes bruteforce (password auditing, etc) with John The Ripper. Though especially popular use of AMD cards is Bitcoin mining. Which is all about bruteforcing SHA-256. AMD performs so great that some guys are installing huge clusters with hundreds of best AMD GPUs. However AMD management seems to be real nuts. They both fail to understand that they can perform MUCH better than nvidia in some areas and they also fail to understand that their proprietary driver is utter crap and causes numerous headache under Linux. Should I admit that most of those clusters are using Linux since it's better suited for batch-mode operations? In fact, AMD has managed to ignore problems of customers who buys far more hi-end cards than any crazy gamer would buy, ever. No gamer would run 5 x 6970 in one motherboard. Guys who does mining or something like this would do. Probably installing dozen and half of such boxes around, creating their own "supercomputers" (which can show impressive performance, btw).

        I guess if AMD management were not such a complete nuts, they could give nvidia a boot in high-performance computations markets. Especially granted that nvidia fails to get idea that closed driver in open OS = source of headache, no matter what.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 0xBADCODE View Post
          Bitcoin mining.
          Considering how few people have bought into that false economy, let alone the nut cases that have fallen for it hook line and sinker and are spending several grand of actual money in kit and power for fake money.

          The same people that do this are the end of the world nuts that stockpile food, guns, gold and silver in their basement turned fallout shelter.

          You can't run a GPU business off of these stupid people though.

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          • #20
            I don't think the bitcoin crowd has caught up with the guns & food crowd yet. Fingers crossed...

            Never understood the gold & silver thing though. Always figured that people would be more likely to deal in guns & food. And ammunition. And tequila
            Last edited by bridgman; 01-26-2013, 09:18 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
              I don't think the bitcoin crowd has caught up with the guns & food crowd yet. Fingers crossed...

              Never understood the gold & silver thing though. Always figured that people would be more likely to deal in guns & food. And ammunition. And tequila
              i think these people are all the same they just use guns,food,drugs as a offline currency and bitcoin as there online currency for silk-road-market-place or other unlawful "FREEDOM" online activities .

              its just called: libertarian-anarcho-capitalism-cypherpunk

              these people are just people who think "resistance is NOT futile"

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              • #22
                bitcoin

                Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                Considering how few people have bought into that false economy, let alone the nut cases that have fallen for it hook line and sinker and are spending several grand of actual money in kit and power for fake money.

                The same people that do this are the end of the world nuts that stockpile food, guns, gold and silver in their basement turned fallout shelter.

                You can't run a GPU business off of these stupid people though.
                Bitcoin is a payment / monetary system, it is not "economy".
                It does nothing beyond exchanging money and securing the stack using processing power of volunteers.
                The volunteer efforts are compensated from payment transactions.
                The amount of compensation is tied up to amount of virtual currency, so that the more people help secure the system, the less compensation they get and vice versa.

                Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to read Wikipedia article on "Electronic money".

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by brosis View Post
                  Bitcoin is a payment / monetary system, it is not "economy".
                  It does nothing beyond exchanging money and securing the stack using processing power of volunteers.
                  The volunteer efforts are compensated from payment transactions.
                  The amount of compensation is tied up to amount of virtual currency, so that the more people help secure the system, the less compensation they get and vice versa.

                  Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to read Wikipedia article on "Electronic money".
                  Right! And there is a multi-million-dollar-turnover business going on with bitcoins right now.

                  Only naive and stupid people think you can not make good business with bitcoins.

                  For example: "Bitcoin-based casino rakes in more than 300,000 profit in six months" http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/23/bitcoin

                  Its just the new gold-standard for the "internet"

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