graphical vs. console

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by mmmdreg, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    #1
    I figured I might finally make the change to folding. One thing that's been keeping me back (on RC-5) is the inability to sneakernet folding. Now I'm a bit bored with rc5 so I'll keep a bunch of computers on that but gradually hand my main computers to folding. So yeah. A question:

    How much faster is the console over the graphical client when it comes to PC's running XP? and OSX for that matter.
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    #2
    Its not really significantly faster... but it does help overall.

    around .3-5% faster depending on your setting on the graphical client.


    console is a little bit faster and also hidden so people can't play around with it and possibly screw it up, like I have seen with the graphical client (changing teams and names in while folding)...

    --MrMacMan
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    #3
    well, it really depends on your system. If it's quick with a good graphics card, then you almost see no difference. If you have an old system with an old graphics card (say 4 years old), the console version is a lot faster then the graphical interface!
     

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