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What is the idea behind "more points does not equal more research"? it certaninly would seem to be a step towards more reseach at the very least. We can't say "less points equals more research" can we? if we could we all could stop folding.
Quick answer: you can do more SMP WUs in the time it would take you to do 1 -bigadv WU, even though it might get you less overall PPD.
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We lack a key term in the formula. That term is the value or perhaps the need Stanford has for what kind of work at that paticular time. What I mean is they may be full up on really needing smp WU's but would really like some -bigadv's completed. I agree that more smp WU's can be completed durning the time a bigadv is being worked but lack enough of an overview of the program to say just what Stanfords need or "wish" is. Perhaps that -bigadv you are working is just the one that is really needed on that day.

More to the OP question. I also would stick to working smp when interruptions in the folding process are a certaintity. In my case the heat of the day is certain to make it so I must stop -bigadv folding until the sun goes down, so in my case it is also better I stay with smp. Really the only problem is I forget I have a -bigadv WU waiting to be worked and forget to start it back up. So it is smp for me until better AC gets here.
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Why? I run -bigadv 24/7, and even while gaming I only notice it hiccup a few times per hour.
My TPF increases substantially when I start using my computer, especially when I game.

Let's use a 2684 WU as an example. If I don't touch the rig for a couple days, letting the WU finish, I get an average TPF of 42 minutes. This equates into 94255.07 total points for that WU, and an average PPD of 32316.03. Once I start using my rig for menial tasks such as web browsing and listening to music, my average TPF jumps to around 47 minutes. My total points for that WU drops to 89100.56, and my average PPD drops to 27298.9. If I start gaming, my TPF can jump as high as 57 minutes. At this point, my total points drop to 80908.09 and my average PPD drops to 20439.94. If I start playing games too frequently, however, my TPF may hit 58 minutes. At this point, I am over the preferred deadline and my total points will drop to 12790.

If I was gaming half as much, I would continue folding bigadv. But as of now, it appears SMP is the way to go (at least, for day-today folding).

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I would think you could see the most UI behavior benefit from running it on 4 threads only, and letting HT "hide" the load from you, without sacrificing a core to idling.
Bigadv wouldn't finish in time if I only ran it on four threads. That's the reason why it isn't recommended for anyone who doesn't have an i7, or i7 equivalent. My average TPF would be quite a bit over 58 minutes, and I would only be getting the base points for each WU.

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More to the OP question. I also would stick to working smp when interruptions in the folding process are a certaintity. In my case the heat of the day is certain to make it so I must stop -bigadv folding until the sun goes down, so in my case it is also better I stay with smp. Really the only problem is I forget I have a -bigadv WU waiting to be worked and forget to start it back up. So it is smp for me until better AC gets here.
Good idea. Most of my gaming occurs during the latter half of the week, and weekends, so it seems SMP would be the way to go those days. I'm usually very busy with school, my internship, and work early on in the week, though, so bigadv could definitely be an option those days. Thanks for the input.
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