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If I can get VMWare Linux SMP running, should I stick with it over Windows SMP?
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I would yes. It's a little bit faster
    
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only problem is that it wont scale cpu usage dynamically. VMware will look like any normal process asking for ~90+% cpu time. So, that means doing anything else could cause the system to lag, the severity depends on the task. I was using it for some time, then randomly vmware choked, and since then I've just been using the windows SMP.
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post #4 of 22
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only problem is that it wont scale cpu usage dynamically. VMware will look like any normal process asking for ~90+% cpu time. So, that means doing anything else could cause the system to lag, the severity depends on the task. I was using it for some time, then randomly vmware choked, and since then I've just been using the windows SMP.
That's why you use a NORMAL client on top of that (within Windows), to squeeze every little thing out.

So not only do you get the increase of VMWare + Linux + SMP, you get ~100 more PPD from that.
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That's why you use a NORMAL client on top of that (within Windows), to squeeze every little thing out.

So not only do you get the increase of VMWare + Linux + SMP, you get ~100 more PPD from that.
the SMP uses 4 cores though, so adding another will cause the SMP to slow down.
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the SMP uses 4 cores though, so adding another will cause the SMP to slow down.
SMP uses as many cores are there...hence why it works on dual cores... :***:

And the client is within Windows, folding independently from SMP...there is no "conflict" between the two. It's just using the extra ~10% off "Core 0" that SMP can't use since it's being emulated through VMWare.
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post #7 of 22
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SMP uses as many cores are there...hence why it works on dual cores... :***:

And the client is within Windows, folding independently from SMP...there is no "conflict" between the two. It's just using the extra ~10% off "Core 0" that SMP can't use since it's being emulated through VMWare.
He IS kinda right though, it launches 4 threads
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post #8 of 22
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He IS kinda right though, it launches 4 threads
It's made for multicores/threads -- not just four. If it can't find enough, it'll use two threads per core.
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Alright. Linux is downloading right now and it's 3.7GB . I'll report back tonight if it works or if I encounter any errors.
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Get Ubuntu. Only ~700MB, plenty good enough OS for SMP folding.
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