Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Originally Posted by arvidab
on my 560Ti, it's at stock and folding in my main computer which runs Linux Mint, getting a dismal 20-22k PPD, the dual core Athlon might be too slow to max it out. You have to dedicate one CPU-thread for each _17 with Nvidia, avoid odd numbers on the CPU-slot though as that could be a problem on certain projects. You might leave even more threads free than two if that will impact user friendliness, ie folding CPU with 4 threads and the two 580's on beta
. You will have to do some experimenting with that to suit your setup.
, with core_17, you should be getting at least
30k on each 580, just look at Pimp, most days he's been at 40k.
I could live with those numbers.
BTW, I haven't tried it as of late, but has GPU folding under a pure Linux environment improved? Anything special you have to do, or should I just boot up that machine and set SMP to 6 (instead of 8) and use the 2 cores/threads for the 2 580's?
Last time I Folded on that machine I was just doing Windows 7. I was considering Folding just the GPU's under Windows FAH and run just the CPU on SMP6 under a Linux VM.
Since that box already has Linux installed (gotta love dual booting), if Linux GPU Folding has improved, maybe I'll just do that.
It works. 'nub mentioned that the PPD were slightly higher in Linux (like 1k), Stanford has also hinted at that. I haven't folded the 560Ti in WIndows on _17, so I can't say.
For me, it could be the lowly CPU, but I get a terrible lag when folding on my 560Ti in Linux Mint 15, I have a dual core Athlon II 255 which runs at 3.1GHz and the GPU takes a core, so I'm essentially left with a single core CPU for my other tasks. As soon as I pause the GPU-slot it's a lot smooth(er). I didn't have this (much) lag when I was using a 3570k.
You need Nvidia proprietary drivers, I had a bit of hassle setting that up as it didn't recognized my monitor, Qnix QX2710 PLS, (had to manually tell it where the EDID were, but my secondary monitor, Dell U2311H, worked), but it should be pretty straight forward with a distro like Ubuntu.