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Combined Windows/Linux folding

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So I have a friend's rig that'll be triple/quadruple booting various flavors of Linux and Windows, and it'll be running 24/7. Obviously, he's going to fold on it, but if he's switching OS's middle of the day, Windows might be folding one WU and the Linux OS would be running a different one, and one might time out while the other starts, etc. etc.

Would it be possible to have a shared hard drive space, where both the Linux and Windows folding clients could work, and pick up, WUs, so they'd simultaneously be working on the same one?

I know all about VMs, so don't suggest it, it's not the point of this post.

Thanks!
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Hmm i think it depends exactly how each operating system processes the work as file structure will matter. I could see a possibility that you could have a separate folding partition and you could run both folding clients within the same folder on that partition so they can share the work folder. But i think it might be a little trickier then that... Even the WUs that i see are different for linux vs windows on the same computer. leading me to believe some may be optimized for one vs the other.

I would say there is some possibility but I would not hold my breath. The differences on a fundamental level are two different between the operating systems. Only way to find out for sure is to try it though biggrin.gif
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