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Based on points, SMP on the C2D is the most productive folding client. For that, native Linux SMP > VMWare Linux SMP > WinSMP.

I had heard fairly definitively that GPUs require enough babysitting from a CPU core that the core is essentially tied up in terms of folding.
Wow, i never thought of it like that. Loading the GPU by means on the CPU. But, it does make perfect sense.

I must say that I am very happy of my point put out with my C2D. Not to jack the thread, but doesn't a PS3 pump out more points than SMP with a C2D
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post #12 of 28
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Based on points, SMP on the C2D is the most productive folding client. For that, native Linux SMP > VMWare Linux SMP > WinSMP.

I had heard fairly definitively that GPUs require enough babysitting from a CPU core that the core is essentially tied up in terms of folding.
ha I knew it....(for a change)....
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In one night of folding with my x1900GT, I got 850 WU's!

But they are worth far less points.
Wait, 850 WU's. Um, even if they are worth 1 point a pop, thats almost 2000 points per day, guessing that your night be about 10-12 hours
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post #14 of 28
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I must say that I am very happy of my point put out with my C2D. Not to jack the thread, but doesn't a PS3 pump out more points than SMP with a C2D
With a PS3, you can actually see the molecule moving; that's how fast it spits out WU's.
post #15 of 28
The 850 WUs is likely a submission error. It happens from time to time.

PS3s are on par with good GPUs, but I think the higher end GPUs hold a bit of an advantage. PS3s do not come close to C2D SMP in terms of points.

I should clarify that my assertions are for C2D caliber SMP. Older dual cores obviously aren't as productive, and GPU folding may well be superior.
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The 850 WUs is likely a submission error. It happens from time to time.

PS3s are on par with good GPUs, but I think the higher end GPUs hold a bit of an advantage. PS3s do not come close to C2D SMP in terms of points.

I should clarify that my assertions are for C2D caliber SMP. Older dual cores obviously aren't as productive, and GPU folding may well be superior.
Taeric, I want to thank you.

You are always on top of your folding info, and i appreciate that, you really do give to our community we have going here. It really really helps to have intelligent people to look up to. Maybe one day I can get 5k ppd, but for now, I'll take what I get.


Thanks.
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post #17 of 28
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ATI GFX or not
I plan on folding within a week, build starts this weekend.
Keep in mind this will be a 24/7 folder, with that said, CPU or GFX for my needs?
I'm thinkin E6700.
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post #18 of 28
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Wait, 850 WU's. Um, even if they are worth 1 point a pop, thats almost 2000 points per day, guessing that your night be about 10-12 hours
Yeah, I woke up late.
post #19 of 28
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ATI GFX or not
I plan on folding within a week, build starts this weekend.
Keep in mind this will be a 24/7 folder, with that said, CPU or GFX for my needs?
I'm thinkin E6700.
Get the 6600, its cheaper. With a 6600 pushed to 3.5Ghz, I can pump out 1760 points in a touch less than 22 hours
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Get the 6600, its cheaper. With a 6600 pushed to 3.5Ghz, I can pump out 1760 points in a touch less than 22 hours
I already have it and it does 3780 stable
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