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Can anyone help approximate the PPD from my new rig?

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Hi, tomorrow I should have my rig up and running, but it'll be a few days of overclocking and testing before I start folding for long periods of time, so I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of PPD I should be expecting from my rig?

I'm looking at some of the scores from other users from this month's foldathon and there are some ridiculous scores coming from rigs I wouldn't expect to perform that well, i.e. earning hundreds of thousands of points in just two days when they aren't using 2P/ 4P rigs.

Also I'm fairly new to folding and have much to learn, I keep hearing of these -bigadv units, are they just WU's that take much longer to complete and yield high points?

The details of my new rig are in the sig (HAF-way there), any help would be appreciated for either of the questions, thanks as always!
post #2 of 22
Probably somewhere around 60K PPD. The 580 will be from 20-26K PPD depending on overclock and work unit, and the CPU will be roughly between 20K PPD (stock) and 40K PPD (overclocked and in a VM of Linux).

You have the right idea about bigadv, they are basically just WUs that are bigger and take longer but give better PPD. Currently you have to do a corehack to trick the client into assigning them to you and before too long (exactly when is unknown) the deadlines will be changed so that your CPU won't be able to complete them. I personally don't really recommend them to others anymore, but if you don't mind a little more effort getting them set up and running knowing that they could go away and you'd have to change your folding client set up again then then go right ahead.
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Would folding in a VM of Linux improve my PPD significantly more than just running it as standard in Windows? My familiarity with Linux leaves much to be desired.

Also I don't think I'll be competing for any top positions soon, so I don't think bigadv would be much of a benefit. Do bigadv's only get distributed to seriously power setups i.e. 2P/ 4P then?

thanks for the help, +rep
post #4 of 22
There will be a higher requirement of cpu cores soon to determine which machines get the -bigadv units. The 20k to 40k jump he referred to in the previous post is 20k in windows vs. 40k in linux using smp folding which that 3820 will handle no problem. You're definitely getting your info from my favorite source. biggrin.gif
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Ah I see, I'll have to look into setting that up then if it helps me tear through the WU's. biggrin.gif
post #6 of 22
Setting this up is really easy and work great for SB, should work equally good for SB-E.
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There will be a higher requirement of cpu cores soon to determine which machines get the -bigadv units. The 20k to 40k jump he referred to in the previous post is 20k in windows vs. 40k in linux using smp folding which that 3820 will handle no problem. You're definitely getting your info from my favorite source. biggrin.gif

Just to clarify, my estimates were based on the worst case scenario of stock speeds for that CPU running SMP in windows would be somewhere around 20K PPD, and then best case scenario would be overclocked to 4.5GHz+ (I know that CPU is locked but I think it can still be overclocked nearly as well unless I'm mistaken) and running SMP in a VM which would be roughly 40K PPD.

Running linux in a VM like the one arvidab linked is worth probably 10-15% improvement over windows with all other variables being the same, and it's basically free performance so definitely go for it.
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post #8 of 22
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Yeah, I'm following a guide and it doesn't seem all that difficult to set up. Does Linux just make better use of the computing power for Folding compared to Windows then?
post #9 of 22
Yep yep. I think of it as a more direct path between the software of folding and the hardware it's folding on with less bloated OS nonsense to get in the way.
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post #10 of 22
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Ah I see, well hopefully I can get that sorted and be folding again by Monday. biggrin.gif
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