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My plan is to let the Windows SMP client to run for about a week or so - we're three days into it now - and then switch to Linux and see how it does with -bigadv. Maybe eventually I'll try the -hugeadv work units, but that depends on a lot of things, not least of which my electricity bill.
Since you have a 12 threaded machine when you go Linux and use the bigadv flag there is a chance that you'll get the hugeadv. Hugeadv is not a flag or official name, curve_in here at OCN was the first to call these new WU (6903/6904) that and it has caught on since. The requirements for those are 12 threads, Linux FAH core and the use of the -bigadv flag, so you'd probably get one when you run Linux when there's not a shortage ofc. Currently there's no way of stopping you getting these unless you go back to regular SMP or use the corefix to fool the assignment servers that you only have <12 cores, which could bring up other issued idk.

The problem with these is that they stress things a bit more, especially the memory can have a hard time if it's not stable. The 6904 is the worst. They do take some time to finish, about 4.5 days on a normal OC of a 970. If the power consumption is not noticeable higher what I've seen.
Edited by arvidab - 10/5/11 at 12:07pm
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Good information. Thanks to all.

My plan is to let the Windows SMP client to run for about a week or so - we're three days into it now - and then switch to Linux and see how it does with -bigadv. Maybe eventually I'll try the -hugeadv work units, but that depends on a lot of things, not least of which my electricity bill.

I'll keep the sig rig GPU silent for now and switch on the the extra two GTS450 when it gets chilly enough to beneift from the extra heat. Before you say anything, I know that it's woefully inefficient, but at least I get something from the money spent. I suppose I should upgrade the PSU in my server though...that non-80 Plus 750 can easily be swapped for a 400-500 watt gold or platinum PSU.

Any advice on which distro to run for the sig rig?
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Almost anything would work, but most guides are written for Ubuntu 10.10, so I'd recommend that.
I agree, go with Ubuntu 10.10 for ease. DO NOT go with 11.04, as it actually is slower folding!
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Almost anything would work, but most guides are written for Ubuntu 10.10, so I'd recommend that.
That's what I'll go with. Much obliged.

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Since you have a 12 threaded machine when you go Linux and use the bigadv flag there is a chance that you'll get the hugeadv. Hugeadv not a flag or official name curve_in was the first to call these new WU (6903/6904) that and has caught on since. The requirements for those are 12 threads, Linux FAH core and the use of the -bigadv flag, so you'd probably get one when you run Linux when there's not a shortage ofc. Currently there's no way of stopping you getting these unless you go back to regular SMP or use the corefix to fool the assignment servers that you only have <12 cores, which could bring up other issued idk.

The problem with these is that they stress things a bit more, especially the memory can have a hard time if it's not stable. The 6904 is the worst. They do take some time to finish, about 4.5 days on a normal OC of a 970. If the power consumption is not noticeable higher what I've seen.
Thanks for clearing that up. We'll have to see how it works out, but I know that my OC is solid in Prime95, LinX, and F@H SMP, so I shouldn't have any stability issues.

Thanks again!
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