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Fah On The Road To The Top 100 Thanks To Smp

Although I'm now somewhat ashamed to admit it, I gnawed my way into the top 350 in the folding ranks with regular clients. By fear of bricking my machines with 100% load all the time, I simply ran the lamer v5 clients, even though half the machines I was running them on were SMP capable.

It's only until very recently that I've started folding full tilt with SMP on my capable machines. First impressions:

***BBQOMGLOL!!!


Seriously, I knew that SMP was fast, but I never even HOPED to yeild as much points as I do with it. No joke, I jacked 14 positions, from 324 to 310, with a single WU. As a comparison, my server Annabel, sporting an e4300 at 3 ghz now does ~2000 PPD under linux SMP v6 according to FAHmon(), and it used to get maximum 800 when I got good work units, the Double Gromacs ones. I expect my main rig Fr0stbyte to pop approximately the same score if not slightly higher, since the 400 extra mhz will probably compensate for running Windows.

I really was worried about my temps staying reasonable while folding in the summer, specially for my server Annabel which is stuffed in a small room with 3 other heat generating devices, namely a mini-fridge, a full sized fridge, and a full sized freezer. Turns out that the temps don't get any higher than 40, which is plenty safe. Also, remember that my server is on passive cooling with a Scyth Ninja. For those extra hot days, I'll probably just be strapping a Yate look to the Ninja.

If I take conservative numbers, then I should be folding over 3500 PPD, 24/7. Watch out top 100, millionaire club, I'm headed at you at the speed of SMP!

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