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Old October 7, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:34 AM
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What WU and what tpf do you get?
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Old October 8, 2012, 06:54 PM
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What WU and what tpf do you get?
It's running an 8101 which is currently at 22m01s TPF. It's odd though, sometimes I'll check the computer and FaH is reporting a 32-34 minute TPF and then I'll check again an hour later and it'll be back down to ~22 minutes. Is this kind of variation in frame time normal? I'm not using the folding computer for anything else so FaH is getting a constant amount of processor time.

The last 8101 took 46h47m48s which gives an average TPF of 27m29s if I've worked that out correctly. I had assumed that the TPF would typically stay near the average, as is my experience with regular SMP WUs but this has not been the case with the two 8101s.
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Old October 9, 2012, 07:18 AM
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with FAHControl, yes. that's one of the things they have improved already, it's also one of the things that I think they're working on.
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It's running an 8101 which is currently at 22m01s TPF. It's odd though, sometimes I'll check the computer and FaH is reporting a 32-34 minute TPF and then I'll check again an hour later and it'll be back down to ~22 minutes. Is this kind of variation in frame time normal? I'm not using the folding computer for anything else so FaH is getting a constant amount of processor time.

The last 8101 took 46h47m48s which gives an average TPF of 27m29s if I've worked that out correctly. I had assumed that the TPF would typically stay near the average, as is my experience with regular SMP WUs but this has not been the case with the two 8101s.
Gafanden, thanks for the kind words. That's quite the fluctuation for the same unit. I can't say I've ever seen that. Of course, I've seen plenty of 8101's with different TPF from unit to unit, but never variances that high for one unit. Are you sure nothing is running in the background? Also, did you install the Kraken?
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Old October 11, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Gafanden, thanks for the kind words. That's quite the fluctuation for the same unit. I can't say I've ever seen that. Of course, I've seen plenty of 8101's with different TPF from unit to unit, but never variances that high for one unit. Are you sure nothing is running in the background? Also, did you install the Kraken?
To be honest, with my inexperience in Linux I'm not sure if anything is running in the background. Since installing Ubuntu 12.04, the only things I've installed were FAHClient 7.1.52, FAHControl (which I run only to check on the unit and then quit when I'm done), and the Kraken. If something else is running, it would have to be a default Ubuntu service but I don't know what that would be.

One thing I do want to double check when I get home today is what the frame times in the log were. I was using FAH Control to check my frame times rather than go straight into the logs and work out the frame times myself. I'm not sure if FAH Control ever makes a mistake in frame times, but I'd at least like to rule that out.

One additional thing is that I checked my average frame time for my second 8101 (taking the overall time to complete the whole WU and dividing it by 100) against the frame times you were getting in the log you posted earlier in this thread and my average frame time is only about 30 seconds longer than most of your frames. This is what's causing me to suspect it might just be FAH Control reporting an incorrect frame time.
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In Terminal - this will give you a live readout of your CPU usage per PID, and if anything is interfering with fah. Use Ctrl-C to exit top, then type exit to close Terminal when done. I doubt you'll find anything interfering, though. My guess is that you'll discover more consistent frame times in fahlog and that fahcontrol is just behaving a bit drunkenly.
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In Terminal - this will give you a live readout of your CPU usage per PID, and if anything is interfering with fah. Use Ctrl-C to exit top, then type exit to close Terminal when done. I doubt you'll find anything interfering, though. My guess is that you'll discover more consistent frame times in fahlog and that fahcontrol is just behaving a bit drunkenly.
So after a little more investigating, if found that the problem is with fahcontrol and not the folding computer itself. fahcontrol's TPF estimates are off. I imported two of my 8101 logs into a spreadsheet and used that to manually calculate the TPF of each and both units showed consistent TPF numbers. Googling the issue revealed that there's already a ticket out for this problem with fahcontrol but it also doesn't look like it is going to be addressed anytime soon.

Additionally I had top running for a while in the terminal and fah is getting near 100% (or about 2397-2399% as top reports it for 24 cores) cpu usage almost all the time with only unity and xorg taking <1% a few times a minute. So it seems nothing is wrong after all. Awesome.

Thank you guys for all your suggestions.
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