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So I've been using Rosetta for awhile now and I really like how easy its to use and get running. I folded on a very old machine with just one core and that wasn't bad but went I went quad core a while back I noticed that Folding@home had to be tweaked substantially to get running on all cores (smp had just started and was really buggy as I recall). So heres my question: I heard that running folding on linux gives me a leg up when running a quad. Is this true? If so can you guys direct me to what client I need to be using.

p.s.
Another thing I like about rosetta are the stats and client they use. Very clean and friendly. The only reason I have to change from rosetta and folding@home right now is the simple fact that folding@home is so much bigger in scale and almost everybody folds here and I want to join the fray.
http://boincstats.com/stats/boinc_us...acbfde97374310
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I have used both, however Rosetta is very stupid the way the give points and everything.

Instead of faster computers finishing faster, they benchmark your computer, and everyones computers take the same amount of time, then they award you points based on that benchmark.

The benchmark is also only done on 1 core.

Running rosetta in a VM has no effect on score or speed, however running F@H the same way has e bit of an effect.
    
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So I looked up what clients they have and it seems I need to be running a 64bit Linux to run that smp client. Thats a pain because I'm running a 32 bit version. http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download
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Nope you can run smp with VMware or there is a Windows SMP.

WinSMP

Guide on VMware
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I see Ubuntu/XP in your sig.
Are you dual booting or running U in a VMWare environment?
    
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Im running a native linux x64 to fold The e2160 doesnt support VT
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LHC and SETI@home FTW!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crapalation View Post
LHC and SETI@home FTW!
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Yep you are. Wrong site though buddy ;-)
Edited by DeRock131 - 5/14/08 at 4:48pm
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Yep you are. Wrong site though buddy ;-)
I'm not your buddy, pal. (jk!)
I know, I know, I just had to crash the thread.
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I see Ubuntu/XP in your sig.
Are you dual booting or running U in a VMWare environment?

I'm dual booting. VMware is when you run an OS inside an OS correct? I tried to run xp in ubuntu once but I decided not too since I was going to do some gaming on it aswell.

I tried installing the 64bit ubuntu on my machine but I never could get it to installl. I might try it again but like I said right now I still don't know if its worth all the hassel.
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