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How to get the most Folding Points from your Hardware

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Lizard, 23 Apr 2009.

  1. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Will a 1090T running at 3.9GHz complete bigadv projects?
     
  2. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    No, you need an 8 thread capable cpu for -bigadv. :(
     
  3. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Well that sucks, oh well
     
  4. discovertrance.com

    discovertrance.com New Member

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    Thank you Lizard. Each of the servers has 16gb of ram.
     
  5. discovertrance.com

    discovertrance.com New Member

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    Thanks Tangster :)
     
  6. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    With that much RAM I recommend running the bigadv version of the Windows or Linux CPU client (depending on what OS your servers are already running). If you have dual or quad CPU servers in your cluster then you should run a single instance of the client with the following parameters added onto the end of the command line:

    -bigadv -smp x

    where x = the number of physical and logical (Hyper-Threaded) cores in the system.

    To get the most points you'll also need to request a passkey from Stanford and enter this into each client when setting it up. This will after 10 submitted WUs give you a substantial points bonus for every WU you submit back to Stanford before its deadline.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on :thumb:
     
  7. discovertrance.com

    discovertrance.com New Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this information Lizard.. Will change the run command to match the one you suggest now.

    Will post results later :)
     
  8. holzj17

    holzj17 New Member

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    you could also join our chimps challenge team for a bit :) you would be a huge help. drop coolamasta a pm and he can give you the passkey
     
  9. discovertrance.com

    discovertrance.com New Member

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    Hey mate is there any reason to do that?
     
  10. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Definitely, it's a way of encouraging more people to fold (more) for 10 days once a year as a competition between the top 10 folding teams in the world.
     
  11. discovertrance.com

    discovertrance.com New Member

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    ok.. im in :) can someone issue me with a key?
     
  12. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    On it's way in a PM now :) Thanks for joining in :thumb:
     
  13. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    I thought this thread might be helpful for one of the new systems I'm building, but it seems outdated even for the old QX9770 I should be receiving in tomorrows mail.

    If it gets updated, I might be worth adding how much better/worse the latest beta is for gpus (I understand that the use of openCL has levelled the playing field for modern AMD/ATI gpus).
     
  14. ch1nb34rd

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    How many ppd should my 1090T be getting? What parameters should I be using in the SMP client to get the most out of my CPU?
     
  15. Scorpuk

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    For the gpu console can you run with -bigadv too?
     
  16. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Nope. BIGADV are a CPU work unit.
     
  17. Scorpuk

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    Cheers.

    Is there supposed to be a significant advantage to console over systray?


    Switched GPU to console and these are the difference:

    systray: PPD ~16.5K, TPF 1m
    console: PPD ~17K, TPF 4m

    Edit:
    GPU is also running 10deg C higher.
     
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  18. gero1369

    gero1369 Ummm...Wha?

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    No big difference between console and systray clients. I personally prefer console, but to each his own.
     
  19. Scorpuk

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    Ahh tnx for that.


    I think the GPU was running hotter as it was a warmer day than usual. lol

    Back to 77Deg C now.


    I'll leave em as console. :)
     
  20. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    thanks for the tip!... currently doing my first WU on the i7 3930K. might build another rig based on an i7 920.
     

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