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Old May 7, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Cool!!!!

Great to have you aboard!!!

(Welcome to the HardwareCanucks as well.... :) ).
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Old May 7, 2007, 04:20 PM
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Just noticed how much 4DoorGTX[HCF] managed to put up in 24 hours


Did you hiijack a couple of crays??????

What'cha folding with?
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Old May 7, 2007, 06:34 PM
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QX6700es @3.4 (2 VM ware SMP's)
T7600 Laptop @2.33 (VM ware SMP)
E6320es @2.07 (Linux 64bit SMP, crappy mobo for the OC Asrock Garbage)
E6300es @2.01 (Linux 64bit SMP, crappy mobo for the OC Asus P5B-vm pile o circuts)
E4300 @2.46 (Linux 64bit SMP)
P4 3.2ht @3.74 w/ X1950Pro 256mb (GPU Folding)
P4 2.53 (part time)
P4 2.4 laptop
P4 1.8 (part time)
P3 1.13
P3 866 (part time)
and an unknow C2D running 2 normal clients (oops still folding for #33, will change on my next visit)

I was able to pull in 10-13k ppd when SMP's were new and got more ppd, recently been around 7k ppd.
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Old May 7, 2007, 09:02 PM
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wow 4door nice farm too bad about the MB with the E6300 they OC soo nicely
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Old May 10, 2007, 02:48 PM
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So if I'm reading the forums correctly I'd actually get better results by running the linux client inside a virtual machine on my XP rig?

That sounds a bit whacked, but if it's true I'll give it a shot once I get the new rig fully up and running.

Is there an easy install SMP client linux distro out there and a recommended VM?
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Old May 10, 2007, 06:41 PM
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So if I'm reading the forums correctly I'd actually get better results by running the linux client inside a virtual machine on my XP rig?

That sounds a bit whacked, but if it's true I'll give it a shot once I get the new rig fully up and running.

Is there an easy install SMP client linux distro out there and a recommended VM?
A while back that was true but it is changing as new wu's come out.
The ppd gap between linux smp and win smp is narrowing because of lower ppd projects on linux like 2608/2609. If you were to get those on a linux client under vmware i don't think your production would be any beter than the ~ equivalent wu's in win smp and likely worse.

Native linux client would still be slightly better overall, but again, it depends on the wu mix you get. I expect that over time the smp clients' ppd will converge even more. Which means that linux under vmware would actually be worse over time.

I am running ubuntu 6.06, 6.10 and now the current release 7.04 which finally supports the new rev's of the ds3's I have. If you are gonna go the native linux route, ubuntu 7.04 is probably a good one to try first.

Ubuntu is a very popular one to start with for us linux newbies that are only using it to fold with. I have it running on 4-5 different mobo types. You can download the 64 bit version of it and run it as a live cd to check that it will install properly on your rig before installing it.

When i was running vmware, i used the 6.06 release and it works fine except with some wu's on intel 900D's.

The win smp beta is still pretty buggy on a rig you make general use of. But I have found it stable on dedicated folding rigs.

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Old May 10, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the info.

I'm running the beta on my main rig and haven't had too many problems other than the ones everybody had with servers and a couple of the projects.
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Old May 11, 2007, 12:36 AM
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I was running FaH on a Ubuntu VMWare server on WinXP and was getting 13 minute WU's on it but I found having the virtual server running and playing games plus everything else I do to be a royal pain

When I first began using the Win SMP client I was getting 21 minute WU's and now it is down around 17 minutes so it is reaching parity with the Linux servers

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also, on some of the wu's, 4mb cache vs 2MB cache can make 40% difference in performance.

So if anyone is building a c2d rig these days, 6320/6420 are much better than 6300/6400 .. and not much $ difference.

Also, in comparing frame times, there can be a lot of variation between different project numbers, and also the bonus points that each get. It makes comparisons difficult unless you are running the same wu's.

The closest thing to an equivalent wu between linux and win smp is the 2610 in win and the 2609 in linux.

I saved a copy of each type so i can benchmark new rigs/oc's between linux and windows. These are also the most stressfull wu's atm so a saved one can be used for stability testing your OC.
None of the other stress test tools will prove folding stability, especially on quads.
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Old May 11, 2007, 09:21 AM
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also, on some of the wu's, 4mb cache vs 2MB cache can make 40% difference in performance.
I've been a fan of getting the largest possible cache for quite some time.

Most folks report very little "real world" difference, but things like FAH and super-pi really shine with larger cache sizes.

Wish they'd hurry up and ship my new mobo..... getting itchy here..... :)
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