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Hi everyone,

Just wondering about this, I started folding last night woo go me lol but it seems that the system only really uses about 20-30% load on the CPU, is this normal?
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Did you follow the SMP guide here?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...mp-client.html
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Hi there,

I will try and work through that guide, can't remember which guide I used lol
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I just started to and had the same problem. I forgot this part



If you forgot this. Just go into your folder and delete the following two:
folder:work
file: queue.dat
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Originally Posted by m1tch View Post
Hi there,

I will try and work through that guide, can't remember which guide I used lol
No worries. Just make sure to add the "-smp" flag; it's necessary to get the WUs which will use all cores.

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I just started to and had the same problem. I forgot this part



If you forgot this. Just go into your folder and delete the following two:
folder:work
file: queue.dat


I was trying to PM you 5 mins ago because I noticed you were only Folding Unicore WUs. I couldn't since you hadn't posted. Ahh... coincidences.
Edited by zodac - 1/22/11 at 2:22am
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Zodac, what are PPD's and WU's?

I looked around but found no answer

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I was trying to PM you 5 mins ago because I noticed you were only Folding Unicore WUs. I couldn't since you hadn't posted. Ahh... coincidences.
really? lol you could see all that info? I guess your one of the admins for the team? I'am I running good now ?
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Zodac, what are PPD's and WU's?

I looked around but found no answer
Do you mean your PPD, and the WUs you've done?
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...hp?s=&u=544554

Do you mean monitoring your current PPD and WU?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...ml#post8653684

Or do you mean a list of all WUs and their PPD?
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html

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really? lol you could see all that info? I guess your one of the admins for the team? I'am I running good now ?
I was verifying your entry for the Foldathon, and saw you've done 69pt WUs for both us and your other team, and they're only Unicore WUs.
Edited by zodac - 1/22/11 at 2:21am
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Do you mean your PPD, and the WUs you've done?
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...hp?s=&u=544554

Do you mean monitoring your current PPD and WU?
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...ml#post8653684

Or do you mean a list of all WUs and their PPD?
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-database.html



I was verifying your entry for the Foldathon, and saw you've done 69pt WUs for both us and your other team, and they're only Unicore WUs.
Just a definition. Like are PPD's points?

what is WU then? or are they points 2? a bit confused

Yea sorry, I just started and put a random team. Had to find a good home, and I ended up here. Proud to fold for this team
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All sorted, all cores are now pegged at max lol so far its completed 0 of 500000 steps

How can I find out how much work/points I have done, with the other system there was a shortcut etc to it, but this one there isn't.

Also, why did I need HFM.net? havn't installed that yet, but downloaded it as per guide.

Found it lol sorry I was replying to the post before the above links refreshed!
Edited by m1tch - 1/22/11 at 2:30am
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Just a definition. Like are PPD's points?

what is WU then? or are they points 2? a bit confused

Yea sorry, I just started and put a random team. Had to find a good home, and I ended up here. Proud to fold for this team
Ok, to begin with, a WU stands for a "Work Unit". It's the Project that Stanford sends out, and it's what you actually Fold. Each WU has it's own Project number, RCG number (Run, Clone, Gen, though these are only important to remember if something is going wrong), credit value (the points the WU gives), bonus factor (for SMP WU, each WU gives bonus points depending on how fast you complete it) and deadline.

PPD stands for "Points Per Day". It's the unit of measurement in the Folding world. I suppose the definition would be something along the lines of this:
"If you were to Fold at your current rate for an entire week uninterrupted, your PPD would be your average points each day."

However, things can change. Different WUs perform differently, so PPD can change that way. SMP WU bonus points shift as the number of idle cycles the CPU has to offer changes (relevant if you also game/browse the internet on your Folding computer), and other factors too. GPUs generally complete WUs in hours, and CPUs complete them in days, so while the PPD might seem similar, there's more variance with the GPUs, since you might get a good WU, then a relatively bad WU.

However, you'll come to learn all this as you continue Folding. No need to worry too much about all that. If you've got any questions, just ask, and we'll let you know if there's anything wrong with your PPD, or anything that you can do to improve it.
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