There's definately a lot of CPU power to be had for folding on TPU, I was googling to ensure I had my rig and my G/F's rig set up to stability and good work-load performance, found that there is a way to get some improvement...maybe this has been said in the last 70 pages, if not I'll talk about it now.
It's called the FAH Affinity Changer, you download it, run setup, it installs a service that takes care of the rest...the rest of what you say? Well if you have a quad core, you can run 2 instances (2 seperate installs required) of SMP, or with a dual core, run single SMP with 4 threads instead of 2. This should increase overall work-load completion, PPD, without totally killing your rig with higher consumption. From what I read many users that monitored consumption found small increases but less than they figured under the extra work load. I don't monitor that as of yet, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try...well in an earlier post I wast talking about how my Q6600 was rated for 2000-2400 in FAH SMP (iirc)..pretty decent I thought.
I decided if this little affinity deal didn't work I'd uninstall it, so I install and setup a second SMP copy, install the affinity (no restart required it claims, I did tho just to make sure the service loaded), and had 2 smp's running 4 instances each. So now watching in FAHMon my est PPD per SMP program running is around 1400-1900 each depending on WU so far. That is a pretty healthy overall increase if you ask me...anywhere from 2800-3800 PPD in WU work. I was impressed so I installed it on my G/F's e6300 setup, it increased hers from around 1100-1200 est to 1300-1500 est...now these are just FAHMon estimations, neither rig has been running for more than a few hours in the evening and the once overnight session this week, but I will keep an eye on this and see if it does really work...FAHMon seems to notice an increase, at one point with my GPU2, 2 instances of SMP on my rig, and one SMP on her rig got me to around 9300PPD est in FAHMon, that's a pretty good work load imo, I like the thought of getting more work done and finding more cures hopefully, very cool.
If you're interested, go here and download: http://distributed.org.ua/forum/inde...showtopic=1149
It works great so far...maybe worth a look for those of you who are interested in more PPD and more work getting done. Lemme know how it goes!