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Looking for some help with multicore folding on my server.

post #1 of 10
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I have my old dedicated server to use for 7 more days. It has 4 Xeons @3.0ghz.
I'm looking for some help setting up the program to fold on all 4 cores. I can give remote desktop access to anyone that is willing to help me, IF they look credible. I don't have anything better to do with the server so I figure I should just fold on it for the last few days I'll have it.
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post #2 of 10
I believe your best bet for a multi-CPU system is to run multiple copies of the console version of the program. To do so, create four separate folding directories and place a copy of the folding console in each directory. When you run each for the first time, enter your folding name, team 37726, and a different machine ID (1 through 8 - the exact numbers do not matter as long as they're different) for each. Depending on your OS, you may need to assign each to a different CPU manually. Generally this is done by going to the Task Manager - Processes - Set Affinity.

That's about all there is to it. It shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes to get it all set up.
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post #3 of 10
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That didn't work. I put them in 4 different folders on the desktop. After setting up the first one i proceeded to open the second one, but the second one did not give me any config dialogue.
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post #4 of 10
Did you copy the first folding directory to make the second, or was it a clean folder with just the folding console in it?

Assuming you copied, you'll need to create a shortcut to the console and add " -config" or " -configonly" to the Target line on the shortcut properties. That will force the configuration routine to run. You can also delete all of the files other than the .exe, which will serve the same purpose.
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post #5 of 10
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Ok I got it working.
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post #6 of 10
Sweet. It's good to have you aboard.
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post #7 of 10
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It's only done 7500/250000 on all of the consoles. Is it normally that slow?
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post #8 of 10
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I also noticed that it's only using 50% of my total power. Can i run more clients on here?
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post #9 of 10
The Xeons in you server have hyperthreading enabled. That is why you are seeing 8 CPUs instead of 4. The stanford folding forums are currently down, so I cant look up the info on it. I dont remember if seeing 50% was normal or not with hyperthreading.
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post #10 of 10
50% is indeed normal with HT enabled CPUs. It pretty much loads up the physical core, which is reflected by the utilization. It is possible to run one console on each core, both physical and virtual, with a small boost in performance possible.
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