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    Method 1
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post #11 of 12
The way I look at it, at least if hes gonna be folding bigadv work units he will get at least 24 hours 'window' where he could close his client down and still finish in time. Regular bigadv units only take 2 days anyway on a 2500k, so you have 2 days spare.

With a bigbigadv unit you get probably 12 hours or so window over space of 3 days.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post
who said regular SMP gives you 20k ppd? I would have guessed you might get HALF that.

Your lucky to get 25k ppd with bigadv on a 2500k.

Id suggest method 2 if I had to pick one, but honestly...installing vmware and running ubuntu in that is so so easy and if you chose to run bigbeta units, you can get upwards of 40k ppd.
30k is achievable on a 2500K, that's the theoretical value I'm thinking of. If you stop for 8h/day the bonuses and PPD will take a massive dive. Hugeadv is out of the question for that rig at it's speed (as in sig).

Lets take an example. Assume 30 min TPF in Linux, folding nonstop that would give you 30k PPD, 62.4k total credit and 2.08 days to complete.

If you fold for 16h you'll get to 32% (16h/30min-TPF=>32 frames), now to find the effective TPF divide the minutes in a day with the progress.

Code:
1 day = 24h
24h*60min=1440min
Progress: 32%

Effective TPF:
1440/32=45min
With that 45min of effective TPF we get: 16k PPD, 51k total and 3.13 days to completion. That's 21h to spare on that WU and something to consider is that my numbers were hypothetical but within striking distance from the real deal and that I used a 6900 to calculate things. A 2684 takes 30% longer and be very, very close to deadline (if not over).

Now your total PPD will be higher beacause you'll be doing Win SMP for a couple of h/day but that also has bonuses that will be diminish when switching to Linux+bigadv, the deadline would most likely not be a problem since they are much easier to get under.




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Originally Posted by Hacksword View Post
SMP will be more reliable points, it finishes the WU faster. Bigadv takes some time and you dont want to miss the requested deadlines.
A good point, if you're folding bigadv with lesser (a 2500k isn't slow but you know...) HW you'd really wanna do it 24/7.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
Because when I tried Ubuntu in VMWare it made my PC very laggy and unresponsive, so I could not use Windows while folding in ubuntu.
How much RAM did you assign, was it 4GB? If you didn't try 4GB, I've got a X6 folding bigadv in VM and total RAM is 8GB and I assigned 4 to the VM. That works flawless for me.

You could try to lower the priority on the VM in task manager to see if that takes away the lag and if it does apply the changes permanently since changing prio in task manager only works till you quit the process.
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