Thank you again to keybase user computer_whisperer for looking through the repo provided for the “gpu plotter” and pointing it is a bunch of merge-pulls and readme changes. This means it doesn’t look like the author made any significant updates beyond a reskin. Seems like a giant nothingburger out to take your money.
A fork of Mad Max’s parallel plotter is claiming to have Cuda / OpenCL support for running on Nvidia and AMD GPUs instead of the CPU. Github user achow1o1 has committed the following read.me to their chia-plotter repo.
If this is true, this could be game changing for plotting as this would be significantly cheaper and more efficient than running a CPU for hours at a time.
As always with 3rd party, unvetted code run at your own risk. You never know what this could do in the backend. It is open source, and I’m positive there will be many eyes on this if its the real deal but please – look before you leap. Especially since this is not free.
Oh yeah, that’s the best part. This costs $525 USD in bitcoin to buy the Windows version. I will not be buying this, but if anybody does try it out please let me know if and how it works.