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Old December 7, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Drop 2 Clients, and add the -smp flag to the other two. That should do the trick.
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I'll give it a whirl and see what happens.
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You know, you can get away with 1 VM Client now that VM Ware Player 3.0 supports 4+ cores. My i7, running 8 cores, used to be running 2 VMs until just yesterday. You may or may not see a PPD boost, though I think you would as reducing the number of running VMs always boosted my PPD overall usually by about 15-25%. For instance, I was only able to run 3 VMs (at 2 cores per) on my i7 and got about 5600-7000PPD, dropping to 2 VMs (at 4 cores per) earned me around 8800 PPD, and the current client I'm running (1 VM at 8 cores per) is earning more again.

However, what you will definitely notice is an increase in response of your computer. 4 VMs open is pretty taxing and 4 VMs on my i7 with 6GBs of RAM was unusable. 2VMs, and now the current setup I'm running have increased computer usuability exponentially.

Its worth the try. The way I do it is to not overwrite or delete the current VMs I'm using when I try something new. If I don't like the new thing I'm trying, its easy to switch back to the old.

Lots of good information in this thread, btw.
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Old December 7, 2009, 10:39 AM
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You know, you can get away with 1 VM Client now that VM Ware Player 3.0 supports 4+ cores. My i7, running 8 cores, used to be running 2 VMs until just yesterday. You may or may not see a PPD boost, though I think you would as reducing the number of running VMs always boosted my PPD overall usually by about 15-25%. For instance, I was only able to run 3 VMs (at 2 cores per) on my i7 and got about 5600-7000PPD, dropping to 2 VMs (at 4 cores per) earned me around 8800 PPD, and the current client I'm running (1 VM at 8 cores per) is earning more again.

However, what you will definitely notice is an increase in response of your computer. 4 VMs open is pretty taxing and 4 VMs on my i7 with 6GBs of RAM was unusable. 2VMs, and now the current setup I'm running have increased computer usuability exponentially.

Its worth the try. The way I do it is to not overwrite or delete the current VMs I'm using when I try something new. If I don't like the new thing I'm trying, its easy to switch back to the old.

Lots of good information in this thread, btw.
AFAIK he was/is running 4 windows uniprocessor clients not VM's which is why it was suggested he step-up to the SMP client. We will work on coaxing him up to the VM's after that .

Alot of us are already using the new 3.0 VMplayer and are moving up to the -bigadv units .

Glad you found the info useful, anything to help a fellow Folder.

Say hi to the folks at tPU, we'll be seeing you soon...
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Old December 7, 2009, 01:24 PM
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I'll eventually get to the Point of VMware players, we shall see. As everyone says, the choice is ultimately mine to make on which one to run on my computer.
I'll try (they should be done by 9pm tonight folding) doing the SMP flag on two clients and see where it gets me. Beyond that I don't know just yet.

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Old December 7, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Ah yea, my bad. I'd assumed VM clients. I'd probably hold out if I were you, seeming how they're expecting SMP2. VM Ware is fun and I definitely learned alot, but it has its own set of issues as well as the time required to learn it. Anyways, hope you get a points upgrade with your current clients.
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Old December 15, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Say hi to the folks at tPU, we'll be seeing you soon...
I will have a Christmas present for all you Canucks courtesy of Team TPU and myself. It will materialize in approximately 48 hours (hint, hint)

BTW, Way to fold guys
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Old December 15, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Haha me too. I got me a couple of i7s running bigadvs that at at 70%+ done...
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