But to get back onto the subject, Tarrari used RegEx Demonstration to compare a 2S Dual-Core Opteron with R600 powered boards and came up with interesting result.
When running Kaspersky SafeStream, GPU powered search achieved 6.2 Gbps (775 MB/s) during scanning a hard drive array, quite close to maximum speed that RAID field could have provided, while DSDC Opteron processors were loaded between one and two percent. When Opteron was doing the same search, it was only 21x slower, at 295 Mbps, or 36 MB/s.
AMD GPGPU boosts antivirus performance 21x
Posted on Sunday, Sep 16 2007 @ 01:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck