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hey i've been looking around and i saw some people have split the quad cores up in to two, two pairs. therefore they are able to run 2 instances of SMP at once.


being a folding fanatic, i want to know how do you do that?????????
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I am pretty sure Vmware allows you to do something like this..
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I too need to learn a bit more on this topic...
Unsure if VM can run two OS at once or if you need to run VM ware twice... but I think the later.
    
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hey i've been looking around and i saw some people have split the quad cores up in to two, two pairs. therefore they are able to run 2 instances of SMP at once.


being a folding fanatic, i want to know how do you do that?????????
I just started doing it today, so far it looks like an 1100 900 PPD increase with one quad.
Also using the affinity changer.
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I just started doing it today, so far it looks like an 1100 PPD increase with one quad.
Also using the affinity changer.
lol oh yeah!? lol mind explaining how?
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Please all go HERE and follow the guide. With one Q6600 you can be folding 2 WU's at once with VMware+x2 Ubuntu. The guide covers dual core/quad core's. If you have any questions please let me know, but like Grunion posted, you will be seeing almost a x2 in PPD, and WU completion.

Just with my Q6600 alone, @ 3.4ghz I do 2 WU's in a 18-19hr time frame, depending on how much CoD4 I play! lol... Though if your WU's complete early, around 1-3am you can do 4 WU's in a 24hr period. Also VMware + Ubuntu will more than likely speed your min to % as well. Check it out and let us know what you think! Each WU gets about 11-10min per %. Thanks all.
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lol oh yeah!? lol mind explaining how?

Set up 2 SMP folders, install them like normal, just make sure you give each client a different machine ID#.

It took me awhile because I was trying to use flags and there is no need.

Get the affinity changer here.

I'll be setting up all of my quads like this.

EDIT ^^I didn't do all that
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