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Get Ubuntu. Only ~700MB, plenty good enough OS for SMP folding.
I'll try for Linux first.
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post #12 of 22
Ubuntu is Linux.
>_>
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Ubuntu is Linux.
>_>
... Downloading Ubuntu, now.
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post #14 of 22
Looking for a test between Linux OSes used for SMP, has anyone done a test like that? A comparison between Linux flavors that would impact PPD?
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post #15 of 22
OpenSUSE is noticeably slower than Ubuntu (for me), but thats as far as I've gotten.

I was in the process of making it, but then I stopped for some unknown reason.

Guess I start it back up again now that I'm out for the summer.
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post #16 of 22
all i know is that there are a few very detailed how to's regarding installing vmware and ubuntu specifically for folding@home. So, that's what I used. And a classmate is using it, so i figured if i had trouble I would have my own personal tech support.
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That would be incredibly useful, perhaps both you and/or Knitelife could do a joint test
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post #18 of 22
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That would be incredibly useful, perhaps both you and/or Knitelife could do a joint test


Fine by me.
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post #19 of 22
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It's made for multicores/threads -- not just four. If it can't find enough, it'll use two threads per core.
Sorry Pook, they are right about the number of cores. The MPI client launches 4 cores, no more, no less. Load balancing on you system will allocate 2 folding threads to each core of your duo. If you were running a 8 core system, you would only end up using 4 of the cores.

I have played around enough with it to try to force it too use more or less than 4 cores, but the WUs themselves are designed to run in 4 threads.

This does become an issue if you are running vmware on a quad core cpu. You have to run 2 VMware sessions to use all your cores because VMware can only use 2 cores currently.
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post #20 of 22
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Sorry Pook, they are right about the number of cores. The MPI client launches 4 cores, no more, no less. Load balancing on you system will allocate 2 folding threads to each core of your duo. If you were running a 8 core system, you would only end up using 4 of the cores.

I have played around enough with it to try to force it too use more or less than 4 cores, but the WUs themselves are designed to run in 4 threads.

This does become an issue if you are running vmware on a quad core cpu. You have to run 2 VMware sessions to use all your cores because VMware can only use 2 cores currently.
You confused me.

The only part out of that that I didn't say was that it couldn't use more than 4 cores...which I didn't know.

Other than that, you said the same thing I did.
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