Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.
Well, I joined the team! I now have 2 running F@H, but my first one is on a different team, soo..
that's just in the begin, it will decrease
Yea, I noticed and I changed my post, lol!
When Stanford F@H talks about the project slowing down with two F@H programs running they are talking about a (1cpu core 1single cpu hyper-threading system) because they are not two physical cpu's.
I am not aware of how much each WU would slow down on a real dual-core compared to running one WU on a dual core.
I have not read anywhere that there is any problem with running 2 WU at the same time on a dual-core.(two real cpu's).
There is also the question if I have a real dual-core and a supported gpu can I run 3 WU's? I'm pretty sure i've read this is not a good idea.
Then one might ask then can I run 2 WU's- one on 1cpu core and another on the GPU with 2ndCpu core helping the GPU? I say helping the gpu because the fast gpu will be waiting on the cpu for data.
This way above with 1 WU for GPU and 1 WU for the other cpu core that is not busy.............OR just only 1 WU for GPU and that's it I am not sure which way is faster. I'm not asking the question really, because I have a single core and no supported GPU, I am only saying what is possible.
So I am just stating 3 options here and I don't even know what the results of these would be in terms of the most work done the fastest. And this below IS NOT in order of fastest just examples-
2 WU on cpu only(dual-core)
1 WU for GPU and 1 WU for CPU(dual-core)
1 WU only for GPU
If you do run 2 WU's and run Windows OS you must add the flag/switch -local
To do this- if you are using the console text-only version, create a shortcut to F@H exe then right-click the shortcut and select properties then at the end of the target line add a space then -local
If you manually start up F@H start it from this shortcut.
Wow 6000 more teams that is alot. Yes very good news for the F@H community.
Also remember that if you run the console version and set it as a service you have to add -local as a start paremeter.
838 out of 55110, not bad at all, dont even think the new guys have been added into our team yet, I hope they have the right team no. in
I can see us in the top 500 before long
The GPU's act as a whole, and require a cpu also. You CANNOT run F@H GPU on both cores and expect it to run correctly, even with two GPU's.
F@H is meant to be a donation program, with a competition for the fun of it. If you really want to boost your score so badly stop trying to hack the program, and goto your local government office or library, tell them about the program, and if they use it, ask if they will use your name/team. My school is currently looking into installing F@H on all the computers, and i asked that if they do please put my name in for the credit. Our computers may only be 2ghz celerons, but 400 of them will make a big difference.
Added a dual core Core 2 duo mobile 1.88Ghz lappie.
It stays plugged in most of the time.
I have another to add, plus a 2.0Ghz desktop.
Nice 1 steevo, you will be clocking up those points
Has anyone noticed getting into the stats page is getting harder and harder, the amount of data they must have to process must be massive!
Soon as my net at home is back I will add my machines again. Mebey i can add a couple friends machines too.
Welcome, get folding hardcore styley
I dont think i can leave my comp on all night, but whenever its on (normally all during the day) itll be going (unless im gaming )
You will be doing your bit for mankind though
I just downloaded the console version...and it doesnt seem to do anything. It just stays at 0/200000 things done.
Ive been using the graphical version from before, but noticed the console was better.
yeah, the console version folds faster, but it's not as exciting to watch! I set them up as services, and make a shortcut to the firstname.lastname@example.org on the desktop so i can check it from time to time.
Im not sure with the console version, I use GPU client GUI version 5.91 beta4, gets me the points I need! If you have a ATi card it would be silly not to use it
Far enough - ill stick to GUI
just don't use it if you have anything lower than an x1900 or 512MB of video ram
bad things happen if you have lower than an x1900 and 256mb of ram or less
What do you mean bad things?
well when i had my x1600pro 256mb and ran the gpu client the computer would become very sluggish
sort of like what happens when you turn hardware acceleration completely off, and don't have any video card drivers installed
moving open windows around was very sluggish, and scrolling was very jumpy
then when i left it running for any extended period of time the mouse and keyboard would stop responding, but i could tell the computer wasn't totally frozen because the clock was still working
when i moved to my x1950pro 256mb i didn't experience any of these problems
Thought I would bump this thread
Thanks for all the new members joining recently, pls try and keep up with the work units issued We are heading for 800 most productive team out of over 56000 others! Mainly down to the hardcore folders but we all play our part
is it just more or is the stats server performing a lot of updates recently?
it seems like every other time I go there it tells me to try again in 15 minutes.
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