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I started folding last week when I updated my catalyst drivers to 8.12 and noticed the folding link on my desktop. I have been running the GPU2 client now and started reading threads about the SMP windows client. I just installed the SMP client, ran install.bat and followed the SMP flag guide. Now at the command prompt the SMP client states "completed 0 out of 500000 steps" and its been that way for about 20 minutes. Should I be concerned?

I have the GPU2 client using 100 percent of my gpu and set the SMP client to use 100 percent of my CPU. Coretemp shows 100 percent usage on both cores and gpu-z shows 100 percent usage of gpu. Both are set to idle priority so is it safe to assume that this is the best setup?
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post #2 of 12
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Also... if I am running both clients using the same username, team # and key does that all credit to the same statistics link off of the gpu2 client?
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post #3 of 12
You should be taking about 12 minutes to 20 minutes per % depending on which w/u you are on.

You get credit for 2 different cores. One for the GPU and one for the CPU. After you complete the w/u with the CPU, Stanford will show that you are folding on 2 active processors.(GPU and CPU)
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post #4 of 12
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thanks for the information. i did notice that the SMP is finally up to 2%. it seemed like leaving everything at auto was causing some slowness issues with the GPU2 client so i checked some threads and decided to use set affinity 2. i have the GPU2 client working off of core0 and SMP working off of core1. is there any way to set it so that i can also use a percentage of core0 for the SMP as the GPU2 client only takes up to around 40% at times on core0?

EDIT: is there any way to get back into the original setup for the SMP to choose core percentage?
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Welcome to OCN folding...
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Welcome to OCN folding...
Thanks! Happily folding for team OCN for just over a week now!
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since we're on the topic of folding, i gotta a noob question about f@h

i have it running on my workstation at work, desktop at home, and on my personal laptop.

so obviously i accumulate points faster, just as long as i specify my user name in the settings correct?
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post #8 of 12
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thanks for the information. i did notice that the SMP is finally up to 2%. it seemed like leaving everything at auto was causing some slowness issues with the GPU2 client so i checked some threads and decided to use set affinity 2. i have the GPU2 client working off of core0 and SMP working off of core1. is there any way to set it so that i can also use a percentage of core0 for the SMP as the GPU2 client only takes up to around 40% at times on core0?

EDIT: is there any way to get back into the original setup for the SMP to choose core percentage?
I know if you stop the folding, and delete the config. file, and start it back up again, you will automatically go back into the configuration. I don't know any other way myself.

Edit: edwardm, all you have to do is input your username and team #.
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post #9 of 12
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I know if you stop the folding, and delete the config. file, and start it back up again, you will automatically go back into the configuration. I don't know any other way myself.

Edit: edwardm, all you have to do is input your username and team #.
I decided that I am just going to keep it the way it is. For the GPU2 client to remain unaffected I would have to set cpu usage for the SMP client to somewhere around 60% and then run both cores. it seems to be doing fine with just 100% on one core (roughly 1% every 15 minutes or so).
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Quote:
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I decided that I am just going to keep it the way it is. For the GPU2 client to remain unaffected I would have to set cpu usage for the SMP client to somewhere around 60% and then run both cores. it seems to be doing fine with just 100% on one core (roughly 1% every 15 minutes or so).
Set the GPU2 client to a slightly higher priority so that it will take cycles away from the SMP client if needed to get it's work done. You'll get the best PPD that way.
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