Originally Posted by Fir3Chi3f
That stands for Brain F Scheduler correct? I was wondering how that stands up to the latest implementation of the scheduler. There was quite a bit of controversy with this change. I feel like most of the folding "tips and tricks" I've read here in the past have been eliminated by updates since. This was implemented in kernel 2.6.23, which was a bit of time after 10.10's release.
I suppose one could compile that kernel on 10.10 to see performance difference, but I feel that more performance is gained from using a less hardware intensive GUI. Like XFCE would likely be better than Gnome or KDE if a gui is a must.Big 'O EDIT:
Whoops, looks like I'm mistaken
I still want to look into how BFS and the new CFS handle things differently
You are correct. I've heard rumors that CFS has gotten better, but I haven't seen it, at least not for FAH. Maybe you'll have better results.
I was on Ubuntu 12.10 server last month, and slackware the month before, and neither was faster than 10.10 with BFS. Slackware was close if not the same once I installed the patched kernel.
Ideally what I would like to try is a more modern distro that comes with kernel 3.5+, and BFS, I just haven't found one. I don't know enough about compiling a kernel to patch 3.5 for Ubuntu 12.10, or I would have tried that when I had it installed.
Also, regarding a GUI, I noticed no difference in TPF between something lightweight like XFCE, or something bloated like KDE. I also don't use PC for anything other than folding, so there isn't even a monitor, kb, or mouse connected to it, just LAN.