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My EVGA Classified SR-2 based server with 24-threads @ 4.2Ghz has so far only got about 49 minutes TPF on even a P6903 unit.
I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in a Oracle VirtualBox VM, selected 24-Threads & 11GB of RAM to be seen by the VM.
something is, really wrong, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
~Peter.
Edited by OCTDBADBRO - 4/18/12 at 2:24am
post #2 of 4
Only thing I can think of is that it does not use all threads like it should.
Are you sure you executed fah with -smp 24 flag?
What does top say your cpu usage is?
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SR-2
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Marimo
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Chopper
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CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
xeon x5680 xeon x5680 EVGA SR-2 GTX460 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
Corsair Dominator GT WD Caviar blue Corsair H100 Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Ubuntu 10.10 BenQ XL2410T HP wireless Corsair AX850 
CaseMouse
Xigmatek Elysium HP wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingstone HyperX Intel 510 120GB SSD Intel 510 120GB SSD Caviar Green 
Optical DriveOSMonitorMonitor
ASUS Lightscribe DVDRW/CDRW Windows 7 64bit professional BenQ XL2410T BenQ XL2410T 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
BenQ XL2410T Jeppzer PowerForce 2.0 [HAF X Nvidia Edition] Gigabyte M8000X 
Mouse Pad
Zowie Gear Swift 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K Maximus IV Gene-Z 7800GTX Kingston HyperX 
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post #3 of 4
I would also look at cpu on the native OS. It might be stealing cycles away. Like was said make sure you specify the number of cores. Also a reboot might be a good idea just to make sure that is not the problem.
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Mkay well i think i worked out the problem, all 24 cores were being used by the Linux VM and leaving windows no CPU time, so im installing Linux natively again onto the server, i dont have a reason to need windows server 2008 on it anyway.
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