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we just got our dual quad core server into the shop and I am going to install folding on it.

Using winsmp and the affinity changer, I know I can install two instances of fah and use them on a single quad.

BUT, on the second quad do I install into a third and fourth folder for the fah?

Do I install a second instance of the affinity changer?

I saw CD did it on his beast but I dont know if this would be the same kind of set up
    
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Wow. I'd sure like to know...
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Bump. Lets see if someone can help this guy out.
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I'm afraid you're gonna have to use VMs. Run two instances of SMP in each of the two VMs, and it should be ok. I presume you could also just run 4 times the SMP client, but I am unsure what kind of load balancing you get with such a setup.
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Why not run Linux off of it? You just run one amp and your set because Linus smp has 8 process and each core gets a process.
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I'm afraid you're gonna have to use VMs. Run two instances of SMP in each of the two VMs, and it should be ok. I presume you could also just run 4 times the SMP client, but I am unsure what kind of load balancing you get with such a setup.
You can run 4 virtual machines with ubuntu on them. They you will be folding fast. Otherwise, why not native linux?
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no can do, has to have winblows server on it

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ok I got two instances of FAH on the server now, showing all 8 cores 100%, I am having a problem with affinity changer, I go to install and its asking me if I want to repair or remove

repair = there is an instance of affinity already running (which I cannot find anywhere in the server)

remove = it cant find the specified files to remove

so basically I cant get affinity changer onto the server right now

I will keep working on it and update as soon as I get some results
    
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Hmm I've not read about that problem before. Have you installed .NET framework 2.0?

As far as clients go I would say 2 clients would be fine as long as you can get affinity changer working...

EDIT: Windows 2003 Server?

I'm interested if you get this to work because I'm going to have one of these beasts in our shop in a month or so....



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ok I got two instances of FAH on the server now, showing all 8 cores 100%, I am having a problem with affinity changer, I go to install and its asking me if I want to repair or remove

repair = there is an instance of affinity already running (which I cannot find anywhere in the server)

remove = it cant find the specified files to remove

so basically I cant get affinity changer onto the server right now

I will keep working on it and update as soon as I get some results
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I use vmware + ubuntu on dual quad. Three VM's.....would do four but need more ram.
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