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"Writing local files"... why is it doing this?

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OK guys, thanx in advance for any help offered me!

The situation:
I have an SSD, so i am always wary of writing things to my SSD constantly, so when i noticed my FAH client (6.34) started displaying a "Writing local files" line of text after each progress report (10000 out of 250000 steps (2%)), i was curious.

The project is 6892 (run 239, clone 8, gen 1)

Why might it be doing this after it never has before?

What does it effect?

The WU is only 250000 steps compared to the usual 500000, might it be a new WU? and is this a method employed when working with new work units?

Is it really a big deal?

How might i stop it from writing to disk so often, and is it recommended to leave it, or can i change it?

Also, my TPF is showing 3:47 but i am only getting a PPD of 517.6!

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys, im extremely new to folding and am trying to learn as much as i can.

Sincerely,

Ishi

Edit:
I'm only getting 30% CPU utilization as well? O.o
Edited by Ishinomori - 8/21/11 at 7:47am
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Is the writing local files not the checkpoints?
 
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Is the writing local files not the checkpoints?
Its never done it before, and i have folded 12 Wu's prior to this one.

So i dont think so...
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Sounds like the verbosity level has been put up to a higher number. Mine always shows the writing local files but I have the -verbosity 9 flag set. It will not show that info if it is set to some of the lower verbosity numbers. Did you recently change any flags or settings?
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I would run it off a standard drive anyway. ssd will not speed it up.
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Sounds like the verbosity level has been put up to a higher number. Mine always shows the writing local files but I have the -verbosity 9 flag set. It will not show that info if it is set to some of the lower verbosity numbers. Did you recently change any flags or settings?
What's verbosity?

I recently tried to change the flags to -bigadv, but failed miserably, lol...

I only run a 2500k.

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I would run it off a standard drive anyway. ssd will not speed it up.
I followed Zodac's guide (which i havent been able to find again, )to installing the folding client and HFM to a tee, which involved installing it on C drive, I wouldn't know how it install it to my storage drive, but I might uninstall it and give it a shot!
post #8 of 20
I cant comment on the verbosity thing, or the writing local files, however ive bene on ssd for months and now back to hdd's and Ive noticed on both the writing local files thing, thought nothing of it and just assumed it was saving last checkpoint so to speak.

As for you failing with bigadv, just to let you know you can run bigadv on your 2500k, and even bigbigadv units which net 40,000ppd+ with a good overclock, if your interested I can go into more detail, you basically just run vmware and ubuntu inside of windows, quite simple once you get it installed.
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I cant comment on the verbosity thing, or the writing local files, however ive bene on ssd for months and now back to hdd's and Ive noticed on both the writing local files thing, thought nothing of it and just assumed it was saving last checkpoint so to speak.

As for you failing with bigadv, just to let you know you can run bigadv on your 2500k, and even bigbigadv units which net 40,000ppd+ with a good overclock, if your interested I can go into more detail, you basically just run vmware and ubuntu inside of windows, quite simple once you get it installed.
And for the more hardcore, you can install WuBi and run native linux, and pump up the PPD even more. (about 20%)
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go on Lutz whats WuBi for us noobs?
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