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Journeyman III

Final Year Thesis: HD5850 use in partition function evaluation

The project I choose for completion of my undergrad degree in physics

Hi folks. I thought I would put this up for anybody interested. I performed evaluation of a partition function related to molecular magnets using the 5850 under OpenCL (Stream SDK 2.0), and compared the results to running the same code on the CPU, and a similar serial implementation using the GNU Scientific Library (GSL). I think the results speak for themselves - the 5850 wins hands down! Hope somebody finds this useful. I will eventually get around to testing this on other systems and devices, and update it to suit the newever releases of the SDK.


P.S. The above document has already been submitted, so if you spot any grievous errors there won't be a lot I can do to rectify! Feel free to let me know though.

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Adept II

Good to see how OpenCL can also make a difference for those who don't have a GPU.

Small note on "all intensive purposes" which I saw somewhere in your text:

for all intents and purposes