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post #1 of 9
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I have noticed that a 5000 frame Gromacs core took me about 3 days to complete on my machine. Working on my 2nd Gromacs core now.
Now in the past i have seen a 10000 ((not knowing what core)) core take 3 days to complete.

Now for the questions:
Are the Gromacs core the hard ones to do?
Can it take longer to do a 5000 frame core, compared to a 10000 frame core.
Are there different types of cores being processed on my machine that would take longer to do? Regardless of core size.
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post #2 of 9
i'm interested in an answer also. i'm currently working on a 10k Gromacs.
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The number of frames has nothing to do with the effort required to complete a WU. Frame times vary from less than a minute to several hours, so there's no way to compare them directly.

Gromacs isn't a particuarly difficult WU (among other things, the RAM usage is relatively low), though it's different from most that I've seen in that the simulations may end before the WU is complete. Generally, you get credit for the partial work, though I'm not sure if the points are prorated for the percent of frames completed.

The best thing you can do to assess the length of a WU is to run FahMon as it keeps a history of your completed WUs. There's a FAQ linked in my sig with more info on the program.
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post #4 of 9
yeah i have F@H running. the Gromacs that i'm working on is only worth 202
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same here, 10k worth 202... only 6 seconds a frame though so its not bad
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Well after installing the FahMon. I ran the folding thing sence 8:00pm lastnight and the new prodject still hadn't loaded.
Uninstalled the program and FAH and reinstalled FAH and it loaded right away.

I dont no, maybe im missing something here?

At work right now, So i will check back this evening.
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hrm... did you right click on FahMon and direct it to your F@H directory and not the shortcut?
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hrm... did you right click on FahMon and direct it to your F@H directory and not the shortcut?
Yes i'm assuming i did.

I went to my Computer-C-programs-FoH- Enter
The program came up and i right clicked to add me. It seemed to be working.
But you now when a wu is done, then it will try to connect to Foh to get more work. Well it sat there all night trying to connect to get more work.
The frames were up to 270 with no work done.

Maybe i will just run it the way it was. Seems like alot of trouble just to see my work status.

Thanks guys for the help.
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I've had some issues on one of my rig recently with WUs not downloading upon submission of a completed one. A quick shut down and restart of the folding software has done the trick every time.
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