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I am using the vmware setup, using 2 smp cores, and the gpu client for now. The GPU client uses at max 15% of my whole processing power. I noticed that it takes about 2 hours longer per unit on the SMP, but with the gpu folding I get around 100 points every hour and a half. I think its probably worth it in points and in power used, but I dont have any solid facts to back that up. Id have to let it run a few days to see the difference.

To get it using 15%, I upped the priority in the task manager to the level above the bottom one, and then went into the gpu client config and changed the processor usage from "lowest possible" to "slightly higher" and moved the slider to about the 80% mark.
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Check here:

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...?qtype=osstats

The power is undeniable. 94 TeraFlops with so few cores folding is beyond impressive. It's by far the best performer per CPU; even the PS3 doesn't get close (if only as many people would GPU fold as PS3 fold...)
    
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I am using the vmware setup, using 2 smp cores, and the gpu client for now. The GPU client uses at max 15% of my whole processing power. I noticed that it takes about 2 hours longer per unit on the SMP, but with the gpu folding I get around 100 points every hour and a half. I think its probably worth it in points and in power used, but I dont have any solid facts to back that up. Id have to let it run a few days to see the difference.

To get it using 15%, I upped the priority in the task manager to the level above the bottom one, and then went into the gpu client config and changed the processor usage from "lowest possible" to "slightly higher" and moved the slider to about the 80% mark.
I have the slider at 100% but it only uses 50% of my gpu. Can you use duel gpu clients?

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Check here:

http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...?qtype=osstats

The power is undeniable. 94 TeraFlops with so few cores folding is beyond impressive. It's by far the best performer per CPU; even the PS3 doesn't get close (if only as many people would GPU fold as PS3 fold...)
Wow i didnt realize how powerful it was, but then again i already realized that my gpu was folding at 2.5times the points as my duel core lappy.
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Hey, please don't get too hung up on the PPD just yet. Any final conclusions are premature. This is a very early look at a very early release of a BETA client. These first work units are very small, test WUs, only 97 points. They get completed and uploaded very quickly so Stanford gets feedback very quickly about how the clients are folding (and it sounds like they are folding well, see link below).

Bigger WUs are coming, and maybe some higher points, and/or lower CPU usage. See what Vijay just posted...

FAH News: How the GPU2 core works
post #15 of 29
i think so...

edit: jeezus, look at the current draw for the gpu!!!!
    
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i think so...

edit: jeezus, look at the current draw for the gpu!!!!
Oh... ATITool is highly inaccurate in that regards

An X1900 series card has only one PCI-E power connector, and thus cannot draw more than 150W (12.5A). 75W through the mobo slot, and 75W through the cable.
    
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What the heck is folding? I read the description about it. Something about protiens?
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What the heck is folding? I read the description about it. Something about protiens?
ITs using many computers around the world to fold proteins. IN real life when proteins misfold they cause diseases, like Alzheimers. Standford is work with the data provided to find preventions and/or cures for such diseases. Basically its something that could very well benifit you personally in the future.
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Originally Posted by 7im View Post
Hey, please don't get too hung up on the PPD just yet. Any final conclusions are premature. This is a very early look at a very early release of a BETA client. These first work units are very small, test WUs, only 97 points. They get completed and uploaded very quickly so Stanford gets feedback very quickly about how the clients are folding (and it sounds like they are folding well, see link below).

Bigger WUs are coming, and maybe some higher points, and/or lower CPU usage. See what Vijay just posted...

FAH News: How the GPU2 core works
Any word on support for the 3870X2, both cores folding?
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Any word on support for the 3870X2, both cores folding?
Have you tried the -gpu flag?
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