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Yeah with the ext4 format you will see delays (30-45minutes) in writing the completed work unit to disk and then uploading it.. I'd highly recommend you re-do it and get ext3 on there. You will have to do the OS install yourself rather then the automatic install like you did this time for it to work well.

Haven't played with GPU clients on top of, so can't offer any advice there

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Has anyone experimented with combining this setup with running fermi GPU clients? I know that they will eat into the points produced by the SMP client but is it enough to not use them when crunching big-bigadv WU's?
You could try doing a trial of running the GPUs and write down the impact on your frame time, and then go from there.

My guess is that it will not be worth it.
 
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I'm so excited to start using my new 2700k system... but I can't get lm_sensors to read my temps, and therefore, I can't push my system yet. I'm getting ready to cry. :\\
 
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Why have you never joined a TC team?
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Why have you never joined a TC team?
Honestly? Laziness.
 
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We should fix that.

PM me.
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I'm so excited to start using my new 2700k system... but I can't get lm_sensors to read my temps, and therefore, I can't push my system yet. I'm getting ready to cry. :\\
Take a look at this post by JedixJarf, might work for you as well? http://www.overclock.net/team-compet...l#post15279640
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Code:
sudo -i
modprobe coretemp
sensors
Will work as well (has to be done every time you reboot just like the one in the link).

Do the following to be able to add the sensors to the panel.

Code:
 apt-get instal lm-sensors
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You could try doing a trial of running the GPUs and write down the impact on your frame time, and then go from there.

My guess is that it will not be worth it.
Its funny you say that because that is exactly what I am doing and I'm learning some very interesting things.

First off, I went back to my 24/7 folding rig ("Agadore", 2600k @ 4.6, 12 cores hack, -smp 8) and re-installed Ubuntu with ext3 as recommended. I decided to leave that system alone since it was crunching 6903. It's running @ ~00:53:00 tpf and should drop ~248k points in about 24 hours.

I decided to run some experiments on my sig ("Monty", 2600k @ 4.8). I installed VMWare 3.0 and setup a VM with 8 cores and Centos 5.7 (it is what we use at work). I decided to run the SMP client with 8 cores for now and ended up with a P6900 WU. One of the first things I noticed is that even with the VM-SMP client running, the load reported by Real Temp was 99.7 - 99.8%. I wrote a simple python script to process the fah log and give me some statistics on the frame times. The PPD and estimated WU points are from HFM using the 'effective rate'

Code:

Centos-SMP only:
       ave tpf:  00:23:10
           ppd:  43480
    est wu pts:  70705


GPU 1 only:  (EVGA GTX580 3GB stock)
       ave tpf:  00:01:09
           ppd:  16021
    est wu pts:  1298


GPU 1 + Centos-SMP:
      gpu 1: 
         ave tpf:  00:01:11
             ppd:  15795
      est wu pts:  1298
 
 centos-smp: 
         ave tpf:  00:25:25
             ppd:  38768
      est wu pts:  68421

Now, this is just one test but it looks like I can actually get a higher PPD when running both the centos-smp and one of my GPU clients (15k + 38k = 53k versus 43k ppd)
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