[tech] Possible Club Purchase Idea: GPU heavy calculations box

Mitch Kelly (UCC) mitch at ucc.asn.au
Fri Jun 24 11:47:06 WST 2011

I could donate an XFX 8800GT 512M, They are still very powerful Cards and
very sought after in the gaming community. I will not donate it if it goes
into a Gaming PC sorry.

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Sent: Friday, 24 June 2011 11:32 AM
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Subject: Re: [tech] Possible Club Purchase Idea: GPU heavy calculations box

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:16:56AM +0800, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> A few people tossed around the idea of getting a multiple-GPU box
> to do Maths(TM). Suggested projects included Cameron Hall 3D (CH3D),
> Bitcoin mining (possible source of club income: although, are they worth
> anything any more?), and generally other cool stuff.

Sounds fun, I'll donate, too.

It's getting progressively harder to mine/verify, right? Anyone here
done any recently?

> The plan would be to lock it in the MR, away from gamers.

Even if thats not the primary goal, it'd be nice to hook one of those GPUs
to a clubroom-visible GDU on occasion, maybe it could show walkthroughs of


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