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how much will running linux in a virtual machine for the smp client boost ppd??
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I wouldn't think that it would be an improvement as running the VM would be a drain on resources.
Unless you can run -bigadv then I don't think it would be an improvement.
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I do not believe the Linux a3 core is any faster than Windows. If I remember correctly it is a little slower than Windows a3, but I am not sure. The Linux a5 core is about 15% faster than Windows a5 core.
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Originally Posted by JFuss View Post
I wouldn't think that it would be an improvement as running the VM would be a drain on resources.
Unless you can run -bigadv then I don't think it would be an improvement.
Exactly, drain on resources, Windows overhead - however I do it anyway because I have too many things setup on Windows that isn't easily duplicated on Linux. Mainly GPU Tracker for my Fermi cards.

If you wanted to do a true comparison for Windows and Linux folding you would need to install Linux outside the virtual machine and test it there.
post #5 of 10
If runs NATIVE Linux, you would get around 15% boost.
If runs VMware, you would get 5+% boost
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I seem to be getting different results than most people here. Whenever I tried comparing native and VM -bigadv folding I got almost identical results, with native being slightly better (a few seconds on 6903 for example)
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not really worth going nuts, unless you gonna build a dedicated bigadv rig, then native linux is a nice ppd boost.
    
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Well I'm just tryin figure any way i can squeeze more points with efficiency of configuration.
+ rep to all who chimed in.
And any insight on which will produce more PPD, A gtx295 or a 460 768meg. I'm assuming it would be the 295. I would be able to run a client on each core, correct??
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I seem to be getting different results than most people here. Whenever I tried comparing native and VM -bigadv folding I got almost identical results, with native being slightly better (a few seconds on 6903 for example)
If you have enough memory to dedicate to a VM there really is very little difference in performance between Native and VM. Although I am surprised that you are seeing very little difference if it is your sig rig a 6903 uses 3Gb of memory running on Native. How many GB did you dedicate to the VM.
Edited by Grandpa_01 - 7/20/11 at 9:05pm
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If you have enough memory to dedicate to a VM there really is very little difference in performance between Native and VM. Although I am surprised that you are seeing very little difference if it is your sig rig a 6903 uses 3Gb of memory running on Native. How many GB did you dedicate to the VM.
I dedicated around 4GB, but I don't think it ever used more than 3.
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