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What is -bigadv?

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Just a quick question, what does the -bigadv flag do? I've gotten that it gives you big bonus PPD, but how does it work?
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bigadv are just bigger WU's then standard smp WU's. Thats why they give you more PPD
 
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Yes, and they take 24+ hours to complete, and you get a bonus for how quickly you are able to complete them.
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bigadv are much much more demanding projects that require almost complete dedication of a system's resources to complete a Work Unit on time. Normally this requires a good overclocked system @ 3.8ghz + to do them plus having 8Cores. *AMD x6 systems can do them but have to run in Linux on VM-ware*

SR-2 builds are excluded from the overclocking part because they are just beastly.
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SR-2 builds are excluded from the overclocking part because they are just beastly.
but even still, there is a large difference when overclocked.
55,000 stock
75,000 PPD overclocked.

If someone is planning on running with a -bigadv flag, overclocking is a must.
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You also need 8 cores/threads to run it. The AMD X6 can do it with a VM trick basically, but they need to run almost 24x7 to make the deadline.

I get 55k from my 970 and 32k from my 920. Both cpus are at 4Ghz.
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but even still, there is a large difference when overclocked.
55,000 stock
75,000 PPD overclocked.

If someone is planning on running with a -bigadv flag, overclocking is a must.
much agreed. I was just making the point that they don't need to be overclocked to 4ghz like SniperXX's to make the deadlines.
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much agreed. I was just making the point that they don't need to be overclocked to 4ghz like SniperXX's to make the deadlines.
I know, I was just hoping re-enforce the necessity of overclocking.
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Any reason why there's a 8 thread minimum? Sounds kind of stupid.
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Any reason why there's a 8 thread minimum? Sounds kind of stupid.
They figure that anything with less than 8-threads cannot make the deadlines. IIRC, the TPF is something like 30 minutes with an 8-thread system and the deadlines are only 48 hours or so.
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