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Hey all, Started up folding again, downloaded the new v7 client and had it running on my gpu and cpu overnight.

Wake up this morning and the GPU is folding away nicely with estimated PPD of almost 12k.

But for the SMP unit, it seems to have slowed down to a crawl, TPF is ~12 minutes, estimated PPD is 1500. Also says it will take 17 hours to complete one standard WU. The project is 10115 I'm folding smp -8

Whats going on? why is it taking forever, oh and the CPU is at 100% load.
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wheres zodac i know its on
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Heh yeah, hopefully someone knows whats going on
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post #4 of 14
Can you post a log?

You've mentioned project 10115, which does not exist on the project summary...
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13:49:31:Unit 03:*------------------------------*
13:49:31:Unit 03:Folding@Home Gromacs SMP Core
13:49:31:Unit 03:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
13:49:31:Unit 03:
13:49:31:Unit 03reparing to commence simulation
13:49:31:Unit 03:- Ensuring status. Please wait.
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Looking at optimizations...
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Working with standard loops on this execution.
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Previous termination of core was improper.
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Files status OK
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Expanded 988986 -> 2040300 (decompressed 206.3 percent)
13:49:40:Unit 03:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=988986 data_size=2040300, decompressed_data_size=2040300 diff=0
13:49:40:Unit 03:- Digital signature verified
13:49:40:Unit 03:
13:49:40:Unit 03roject: 10115 (Run 63, Clone 2, Gen 11)
13:49:40:Unit 03:
13:49:40:Unit 03:Entering M.D.
13:49:46:Unit 03:Using Gromacs checkpoints
13:49:46:Unit 03:Mapping NT from 8 to 8
13:49:46:Unit 03:Resuming from checkpoint
13:49:46:Unit 03:Verified 03/wudata_01.log
13:49:46:Unit 03:Verified 03/wudata_01.trr
13:49:46:Unit 03:Verified 03/wudata_01.xtc
13:49:46:Unit 03:Verified 03/wudata_01.edr
13:49:46:Unit 03:Completed 261268 out of 2000000 steps (13%)

Not sure if you need more info or not, on the stanford site it has a description for project 10115
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post
But for the SMP unit, it seems to have slowed down to a crawl, TPF is ~12 minutes, estimated PPD is 1500. Also says it will take 17 hours to complete one standard WU. The project is 10115 I'm folding smp -8
Weird, that is almost as slow as my spare Phenom x4 9650 Windows Vista rig does those work units on SMP:4
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post #7 of 14
These things are awful. I have been getting them non-stop. Nothing to do, but do them.
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post #8 of 14
Running a virus scan? Sounds like the WU is trying to compete for CPU time.
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Code:
17:37:58:Unit 01:Completed 420000 out of 2000000 steps  (21%)
17:38:55:Unit 02:Completed  32999999 out of 50000000 steps (66%).
17:39:54:Unit 02:Completed  33499999 out of 50000000 steps (67%).
17:40:52:Unit 02:Completed  33999999 out of 50000000 steps (68%).
17:41:51:Unit 02:Completed  34499999 out of 50000000 steps (69%).
17:42:49:Unit 02:Completed  34999999 out of 50000000 steps (70%).
17:43:47:Unit 02:Completed  35499999 out of 50000000 steps (71%).
17:44:46:Unit 02:Completed  35999999 out of 50000000 steps (72%).
17:45:44:Unit 02:Completed  36499999 out of 50000000 steps (73%).
17:46:43:Unit 02:Completed  36999999 out of 50000000 steps (74%).
17:47:41:Unit 02:Completed  37499999 out of 50000000 steps (75%).
17:48:21:Unit 01:Completed 440000 out of 2000000 steps  (22%)
I'm getting the 1800 points in 20 hours, but this obviously shows 9000 point spikes (12k total -2.6K from gpu)
The new client doesn't estimate bonus.
Edited by ____ - 4/9/11 at 10:59am
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post #10 of 14
Apparently folding on GPU with the new client takes up a lot of CPU resources, pause your SMP and check out your CPU usage, mine was over 30%. The only workaround for this to get decent PPD is to set your SMP to use 3 cores so your GPU folding can utilize the fourth core. (You can change the setting in Configure -> Slots -> SMP under the CPUs option)
    
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