Are you SMP ready?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Macaholic G5, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Macaholic G5 macrumors newbie

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    Are you ready to rumble with an SMP client? ARE YOU?! Well, let us see what the high performance FAQ has to say;

    Interesting! Very interesting! Hope to see you there! :)
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, very interesting! Let's hope they also will bring out a version for the G5's. Also the folding on GPU's is coming quite well. Let's hope our electric bills don't go up when you have a dual/quad folding and two X1900 in SLI mode! :D

    BTW Macaholic, how did you get sooooo much folding power?!? And are you folding for Team MR?!?
     
  3. Macaholic G5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bought it or built it myself. A man has to have a hobby. ;) I fold with Team MacOS X. Calling all Mac folders. Please spread the SMP client news far and wide. Oh, did I mention it is SPEEDY and worth your time?! Can you say NATIVE?! I thought so. Now GO! :D
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    So is anyone else using the beta besides me? It seems to run ok. Still needs work, for example it does not use all more cores to %100. It also uses ALOT of ram. Around 50 mb per core times 4. and thats real ram not including virtual. That alot of ram when you only have a GB. :(

    Would you be interested in switching? You user points stay with your.....besides macrumors is such a better team, we may not have as much output but we have GREAT forums that can't be beat.:D
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    So, where did you get the Beta from? I looked at the download/beta section of Stanford, but didn't see it.
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Its intel only. However, to get it you have to request to join the beta team in the forums.
     
  7. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    well at least we know have a client to fold with.....Before we had to fold in rosetta.
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    O by the way Dreadnought. I plan on passing you! I have had one work unit turned in on my mac pro now it was worth 700 points and it took 22 hours. I have also lost a work unit which gaves errors(this was before the SMP client when public beta) However I have one sitting on my computer at home finished, I just found out how to upload it. I had a configuration thing set wrong. And I will have another one done by the end of today. :) I will catch up pretty fast with your current output. ;)
     
  10. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    So when are you planning on doing this? Don't see anywhere in the top 100 :p
    and my G5 gets a bit of a rest instead of folding 24/7. It uses a lot of power and am trying to cut down my electric bill.
     
  11. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    If i told you then it would not be a secret. I lost another work unit to the beta client.....however i still am getting decent daily output. I will tell you when i am in the top 100......o and by the way i am not folding under trainguy77.....You may already know what i am folding under but if you don't.....I will tell you when i am about to overtake you. :D

    EDIT: by the way I may be a couple thousands points behind you so it will just be a long steady haul.
     
  12. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Just a quick question... I downloaded the SMP Intel version for my MacBook Pro, but I can't figure out how to pause it! Last night I did a ctrl-c (quit) and it closed out... but this morning it started all over! What on earth is the "pause" command?

    (yes I know I don't need to stop it for most things, but I like to at night and while I study because of the extra noise it creates.)
     
  13. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well since its beta there is bound to be problems. For example in the last version (non-public beta) there was problems with check points BIG problems so the current version does not have them, so i you stop it, it will start over. Of coarse this will be fixed in time. Also another bug if you disable airport folding stops......
     
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Dreadnought even though i have lost a couple WU so far with the beta I am still completing some work units that are worth as much as 1700 points each. :eek: And it takes less then 24 hours to do one of those suckers. Less then 100 days to get into the top 100......I am coming.....
     
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    Care to elaborate? Since I updated to 1.72 I haven't had any problems with it... I just completed my first WU for Team MacRumors!
     
  17. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Our friend there is on PowerPC. His production is.......lacking.:D You have time for now......but not for long!!!! I am putting out over 1000 points a day I will catch you!
     
  18. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Ahhh.. the sound of jealously... :D
     
  19. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    ppc, intel, xscale, vax, big endian.... hell, i don't care! load it on anything that will still turn on! we are getting killed, and seeing the daily output line FINALLY start to trend up is a wonderful thing!!!

    congrats on the amazing output '64 ;)

    welcome back to all the 'took the summer off' people...

    welcome!
     
  20. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Speaking of which i installed it on 5 windows machines at the begging of september and i checked them yesterday they are still doing the first WU they are at 0% yet they are working at %100 CPU. Any ideas? its like that on all of them.
     
  21. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    After getting the beta to work after several attempts, I'm getting around 650 PPD on my first unit on a 2.0GHZ MBP Core Duo. I would love to install this on my friends Mac Pro!

    Is there a way to limit the CPU usage with the SMP beta, I want to find some balance of CPU usage that allows me to run the fans at around 2500-3000 RPM, they are at 4000 now at full capacity, but I don't want my fans to break AGAIN (I'm 1 for 3 on apple laptops that have fans work for more than a year without making noises that sound like they came from hell)
     
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    This is all interesting news.

    I may have to try folding on my Macbook C2D! I am not a big production output guy, and my G5 has been down and out of folding to save on power, and wear ;) .
     
  24. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was 64-bit? After all there is no 32 bit linux version yet so I would think the OS X version is 64 bit.
     

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