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FWIW, I changed clients at 81% of a 2684... TPF went from 54 minutes to 47 minutes. One significant difference is that I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 and was running the windows client via wine before. Now I'm running it from the command line without wine. While researching -bigadv, people reported getting a PPD increase when running in wine as opposed to an all Windows setup. So maybe there's even more to be had if someone is all windows??
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Guys, I just realized that my CPU is only at 30% usage when folding...no wonder I am getting low points and high TPF's. Any way to remedy this?
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Guys, I just realized that my CPU is only at 30% usage when folding...no wonder I am getting low points and high TPF's. Any way to remedy this?
Restart the SMP client, then have a look at the first few lines; it should say how many cores are detected (and hence, how many cores it would be running on).
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Guys, I just realized that my CPU is only at 30% usage when folding...no wonder I am getting low points and high TPF's. Any way to remedy this?
Change your -smp flag. Are you folding with GPUs? Go one less than how many cores you have.
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Change your -smp flag. Are you folding with GPUs? Go one less than how many cores you have.
It seems that when I replaced the .exe, I also ended up replacing the shortcuts from which the folding client runs from, thus removing my tags. Any one remember what the tags should be? I have -bigadv -smp as my tags. Are those correct?
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That'll work fine.

Just make sure to restart the client so the flags are active.
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That'll work fine.

Just make sure to restart the client so the flags are active.
Alright, it works correctly now. Thanks for all the help guys.
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You know one way I found myself with low percentage used (and hence low ppd) was when I somehow managed to have two WU's running on top of eachother, this was with a gpu but I do wonder if it is possible to run 2 cpu folding programs on top of eachother(accidentaly of course).

Cold weather heading into AZ this weekend,time to fire up the GX2.
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You know one way I found myself with low percentage used (and hence low ppd) was when I somehow managed to have two WU's running on top of eachother, this was with a gpu but I do wonder if it is possible to run 2 cpu folding programs on top of eachother(accidentaly of course).

Cold weather heading into AZ this weekend,time to fire up the GX2.
Not as easy as GPUs. When setting up multiple GPU clients, it's possible to cause them to run on the same GPU.

However, few people set up multiple SMP clients (for obvious reasons), so it doesn't really happen.
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Bump; a3 -bigadv WUs should be out of circulation now; if you're planning on Folding -bigadv, you'd best update the SMP client.
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