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Well, considering this is the Folding subsection of the forum, yes.
You missed my point. I know which section of the forum this is, and people need to know that F@H is not a benchmark.
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You missed my point. I know which section of the forum this is, and people need to know that F@H is not a benchmark.
Everyone folds for different reasons.

Looking at PPD from a power consumption or heat point of view is going to be natural, as those can easily be limiting factors.

Other factors, such as time per unit or "price per point" are also considered frequently.
 
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Just to clear up some miss conceptions I read in this thread. GPU WU's are allot smaller than smp WU's. The largest GPU WU is 1392 atoms, the current OpenMM WU's are 247 atoms and the current standard WU's are between 12,000 and 98,000 atoms. So of course your GPU is going to do it allot faster than your i5 is going to do a WU. An i5 really does not have the horse power required to do a smp WU. You are better off doing what you are doing now just run the GPU's for folding. Or run a standard WU and your GPU's.

The largest GPU WU is 1392 atoms
p5716_ACBP_ff03_300K 1392 atoms

The current OpenMM GPU WU's 247 atoms
10977 PG_03247 atoms

The smallest smp WU is 76900 atoms
p6020_Protein in POPC 76900 atoms

The smallest regular bigadv WU is 1098185 atoms
p2686_SINGLE VESICLE in water 1098185 atoms

The new larger bigadv is 2533797 atoms
6903 ha_shooting 2533797 atoms
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I stick my foot in my mouth.

Thank you Grandpa!
 
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I have seen 37,000 ppd with just one i7 bigadv. CPU folding is really worth it if you have a SR-2 board with hexcores and bigadv.
post #26 of 36
AMD SLI Guru is sitting in the top 30 and he only folds on CPU's now. If you want PPD and want to use less juice and have less heat build up then CPU's are the way to go. Also, I see folding as the ultimate machine stress test. I've seen machines go through 100 runs on the Intel Burn Test only to come crashing down after 5 minutes with F@H.

If your not folding stable, then your not stable.
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Originally Posted by stu. View Post
But that's not relevant to the discussion at hand, as far as I'm aware. With Folding, GPUs are technically much more "efficient," in such that they are able to churn out much larger units than a CPU in much less time.
It is very relevant, folding is very parallel and floating point based as far as I know.
    
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It is very relevant, folding is very parallel and floating point based as far as I know.
Read up a bit, as I admitted I was wrong after Grandpa very clearly stated the differences.
 
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For OP - I just convinced the missus to let me start folding again on her i5 rig (previously mine) in order to remind myself what it's like. Conclusion - they are just slow, period/my beard has grown immensely just waiting for a TPF number. 4 mins 44 secs TPF at 3.6GHz slow. But, still, you are folding for a cure, every single bit helps! :
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For OP - I just convinced the missus to let me start folding again on her i5 rig (previously mine) in order to remind myself what it's like. Conclusion - they are just slow, period/my beard has grown immensely just waiting for a TPF number. 4 mins 44 secs TPF at 3.6GHz slow. But, still, you are folding for a cure, every single bit helps! :
That's considered slow...?

My TPF is 35:11...
 
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