just installed on my work PC that is on 24/7, I'll hook it up to my playstation and my 3 home PCs later I should start putting up some very decent numbers.
My gtx 295 is going to be down until the third. I'll have my PS3 folding as much as possible in the meantime. My apologies
edit I may have my i7 860 available next month. If so, I'll be using the SMP client and should get about 25-35ppd from it, depending on how much I'm using it.
Last edited by wheeltowheel; 12-13-2010 at 05:34 PM.
Well I couldn't get the Linux clients to work at home...
But I did set it up on my two computers here at work, since they're sitting idle 24hrs a day anyway... Both are dual-core ~2ghz machines, so not powerhouses but good nonetheless.
Any idea why the client only uses 50% of CPU resources? System idle process uses the other 50%......
Not sure, but in Windows, have to use the switch -smp to make it use all the available cores. As far as I can tell, it runs the first work unit as single core, WU's after that initial one is done, uses multiple cores. on my machines, it's fah6.exe -smp to start it.
I'll double check when I go back to work tomorrow..
Core 2 Duo does not need SMP client, correct? Wife's laptop shows 2 cores in the task manager, but is it really a *dual* core?
I do believe both work computers are true dual-core PC's. One AMD and 1 Intel. E6600 or similar?
Glad to hear you're joining in on the fun.
Yes, if you see more points with fewer work units, they are probably harder or take more time.
I run "bigadv" units on my core i7 which can take up to 4 days to complete with my machine running 24/7. Each of those work units is worth ~70,000 points.
Depending on your CPU, you may be able to run the SMP client, which makes use of systems with multiple cores. I think I could even run it on my dual core atom netbook.
Edit: Also got it up on my WHS.
Last edited by EpicVW; 02-15-2011 at 08:16 PM.
To use the smp client for your i7, you download the client from the high-performance client page here:
There's an awesome tutorial on how to set it up here:
I promise it's not as hard as it looks.
is there an easy way to remote monitor a windows xp home client
since fah2web is no longer available?
^^^ right, also you if search for the tianhe-1A, just utilities alone averages out to be $3.5 mil usd/year,
not including management, hardware, infrastructure.
having family members die from various forms of cancer gives me more of a vested interest in this
type of distributed computing than trying to chat with e.t.
folding is like religion, some get it and some dont, no biggie