They don't help the 5778 WU that gets 768 points, it says it will take nearly as long to do one as it takes for a 59xx WU 1680 pointer, which is right at 3 hrs
Yup, it doesn't affect anything else except for the 59xx's WUs. However, Stanford can't vouch for the accuracy of these drivers or the work they produce.
Re: Double your PPD almost ?
New postby ihaque on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:06 pm
I've given the results from these drivers (or at least what I think are results from these drivers, based on posts in this thread) a look and I find them inconclusive. The new drivers appear to be messing with the timing of various processing steps in the core. While the simulation trajectories are not grossly or obviously incorrect, I haven't done enough detailed analysis to see if they are subtly wrong. Nevertheless, it's not a simple case of "everything got faster", which is enough to make these drivers suspect in my eyes. There's no changelog attached to the leaked README, so I have no way of knowing what's been changed internally in the driver.
There's been speculation in the thread about these drivers overriding some "throttling" going on in the core. There is no "throttling" in the core; as has been explained in other C14/P590x threads, core 14 runs additional debugging and verification tests (relative to core 11) to make sure the results coming back are reliably produced.
Bottom line: I don't fully trust the results coming from these drivers, and I do not encourage their use, because of strange timing inconsistencies relative to previous driver revs. Further, because these are unofficial, uncertified, leaked drivers, it's entirely possible (even likely) that they have not been fully tested and verified for correct operation.
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