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I fold 24/7 and have never had to shut off my -bigadv client for gaming. GPU, from time to time, but even then, I can normally deal with the impact that it has.
 
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If he is 60% done at 36hrs and has another 60 hrs to complete the last 40% why would it be said he will not make it?
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post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCCstudent View Post
If he is 60% done at 36hrs and has another 60 hrs to complete the last 40% why would it be said he will not make it?
Because I fail at math. Haha I read 36 hours as three days, not 1.5 days. So yes he should be fine with meeting deadlines. I would keep running bigadv then. Even if you have to turn it off for a few hours a day to game, I would have thought the bigadv point difference was worth it.

The best way is just to measure your average ppd under both scenarios for say a week and see which one wins.

I have to shut mine down for gaming but that's because I fold in linux and game in windoze.
     
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Belive me I looked long and hard before I asked (no I did not google anything
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Originally Posted by stu. View Post
I fold 24/7 and have never had to shut off my -bigadv client for gaming. GPU, from time to time, but even then, I can normally deal with the impact that it has.
During 25 man raids in WoW, the game likes to use 10-25% of 4 cores.
It wasn't working very smoothly at all while folding.
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post #16 of 18
I find that even if I pause for 2-3 hours a night to game, I can still make it well within the bonus point deadline. It should be a bit higher after I successfully get my linux vm working.
post #17 of 18
Caleal, set priority to low for folding and high for WoW and it should work fine. I tried it last night and WoW was working perfectly.
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post #18 of 18
People really should not be running -bigadv on anything but 24/7 dedicated folding machines. Stanford desighned bigadv for 24/7 folding and the fastest possible returns. By running them on machines that are not dedicated you are slowing down the project. There is a very large domino effect to not running the WU's as fast as possible. The next step of a protein can not be created untill you finsh your step Ie R0, C0, G0 has to be completed before R0, C0, G1 can be created. So every time you shut down your rig to game or do anything else it is slowing down the project.
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