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v7 Folding Client...

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by InnocentCriminal, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Results so far show improvement in ATI PPD, but nothing putting it@ Nvidia levels. Still, this is a Beta client so things can (and likely will) improve.
     
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    Yeah seems the v7 client is going to be an all-in-one client for CPU and GPU.

    Only have 4xxx series ATI cards, so no help to me anyway as the new ATI core will be for 5xxx series and above :(
     
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    Wow, the transition to this new client was EASY! They took some ideas from F@H Tracker and integrated stats tracking into the client (so HFM or F@HMON is not needed). Setup both my GPU clients for me automatically.
     
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    It's not the prettiest client...

    [​IMG]
     
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    The client has skin support, so there will be different looks to it (most likely after its out of Beta).
     
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    Is TPU team 50711? If so I'll start folding tonight.
     
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    Yes it is, thank you, and welcome!
     
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    I've started!

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    someone should post some 5k . 6k card PPD from before and after with the new client if they have improved the client enough to properly use both my 6970s i might start folding again
     
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    Can anyone confirm PPD on a 5870? I know a friend who has one and is practically throwing it away with his asking price (it has issues, but probably can be solved). I could replace it with my GTX260, if the PPD is good enough.
     
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    Looks like this one falls on me. I didn't expect to buy it already, but I came home from work today and my buddy said he already shipped it out... so I had no choice but to pay him for it. I was going to wait until my next payday, but in my situation I suppose it doesn't really matter...

    When I get the 5870, after making sure it actually works right I'll be sure to get on this v7 client and report back with my findings. Either way, if it works, I'll be getting rid of my GTX260, even if the 5870 ends up crunching out less points. It's more powerful for gaming, and that's my main use for this rig. I got other machines here dedicated to crunching and folding.
     
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    I have a 5970...perhaps you can figure out when I started using V7. However, the viewer still doesn't work...but I don't care becaue I'm getting 11K-14K PPD.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm running a test on the 5870 now... if it comes back good I'll get the v7 client loaded up on it and see what it gives me.
     
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    But wasn't the last ATI series used for GPU clients the HD3K series? I know i remember reading that F@H wasn't optimized for more than the 320 shaders on the 3850/70 a while back. If 4000 series can be used with decent results, I will throw both my 4850s at it.
     
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    It's just that folding at home doesn't run very well on ATi/AMD cards compared to Nvidia cards. The v7 client narrows the gap, but it's still there.
     
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    Over @ OCN there are a few results from people running 5 series+ cards. The performance is improved a bit, but the performance difference between Nvidia and AMD cards is still significant. I expected a little more out of this client with the delays and whatnot, but any progress is good progress.
     
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    Hopefully my 5870 can at least keep up with my GTX260... if it tests good that is.
     
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    Keep us updated.
     
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    Just an update over the InnocentCriminal client link. The latest v. is 7.1.24 and you can get it here:

    Client link 7.1.24

    Cheers
     
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    How have you been?
     
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    mmaakk, London?
     
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    Hello old nice friends! I'm doing well, thanks. Moved to UK couple of months ago already and I like here ;)

    ... still want to go live in Amsterdam though. Will stay in London for now.

    I did just apply to work as "Gaming tester" as brazilian portuguese speaker @ Brighton (South of London). Will be fun if I get the job :)

    I started today folding my i7 smp2 and installed this v7 client but didn't like and went back to good old console!!

    Nice hearing from you old fellas!
     
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    Does it lower the CPU overhead from folding on an ATI card? I currently loose around 20% performance from my CPU whenever the ATI card is folding, so I stopped running them at the same time.

    I am all for a unified folder that just folds on whatever it finds. Set it to not fold on X if you want to turn if off for that I say.
     

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