Couldn't find an appropriate section to post this so thought experts forum suited best ??
I've now started tinkering with OpenCL and decided to build myself a supercomputer for as less money as possible. I've noticed there's a lot of interest in pyrit on these forums these days and I think parallel computing is going to play a big part in pen testing in the foreseeable future.
I'd love to hear what setup you guys are running and at what cost !! Also are any of your guys bitcoin mining ?
Anyway after crawling the net here's what I came up with. I thought I'd post it as I thought it might be useful to someone else.
Alpine 650W Quiet Silent PC Power Supply PSU Black Red £16.00
Asrock ALIVEXFIRE-ESATA R3.0 AMD AM2+ Motherboard £34
SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY PURE CrossFireX 790X - AM2+ / AM2 Socket - AMD 790GX Chipset
Crucial 4GB PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 240pin DIMM £25
AMD Black Edition 7850 - AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz Processor £32
AMD CPU AM2+ 9850 Phenom 64 Quad core oem AM2+ 940 PIN £49
SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme - 1 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 2.1 £100
XFX HD 5830 XXX 840MHz Edition 1GB DDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card £84
All there's left to get is a cheap case and some fans No need for a monitor because most of us will be using ssh to access the supercomputer.
I will say ATM I'm partial to ATI gpu's the reason is simply down to the fact that they have more cores than nvidia gpu's. I know CUDA has had a few years head start on ATI's stream and some key features are missing from the kernel modules etc. But they are catching up If you take a look at there latest SDK manual you will see there's not much you can't do with Stream that you can do with CUDA. Also there are some interesting additions to the latest SDK which is now called ATI APP. I think we are going to see some major improvements to OpenCL this year. Intel have released there evaluation version of OpenCL (sorry guys windows only ATM ) and lots of people jumping on board as time goes on. I could ramble on about this all day lol and probably ruffle some feathers ie. CUDA fanboys hehehe
Anyway lets here of your bargains / opinions !!!