Folding new release: extra-large work units

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  1. SciFrog macrumors 6502

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  2. lyzardking macrumors member

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    Top producer....

    Is yours (if you think you can take it)

    ;)
     
  3. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I should have it sometime next week, first unit out hopefully by Friday...
     
  4. lyzardking macrumors member

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    Looking forward

    To hearing how these big units work out.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    care to tell us the full specs of the machine your getting?
     
  6. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Rig has been delayed but is on its way.
    I am getting a 8 core 3Ghz (Clovertown X5365?), 13GB ram, RAID card. I really wanted the 2009 models but the new price of the mid range threw me off entirely, too bad for Apple. The 2007 model is 20% slower for half the price and still under warranty. I just need to find a nice card to replace the Radeon X1900.

    I now expect to run these at 35mins per frame, 2.5 days, over 20k PPD :eek:

    There is a big bonus for returning quickly. A 3.2Ghz Nehalem might bring in 40k PPD, returning the unit in 1.5 days.

    That and two other Core 2 duo should put me at #1 cruncher in the team... And top 3 units in a few months.

    PS: this is the same PPD as 13 Mac Minis...
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    wow. now wait a min. are you getting a 2008 mac pro?
     
  8. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    2007, revision 2,1 Clovertown.
    The 2008 is revision 3,1 (a little confusing)...
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    now what OS are you going to be folding in?
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I can get 2100 - 2700 PPD off of my lowly 4830. :eek:

    That's nothing compared to a monster 9600 GSO folding system either.
     
  11. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SL but it doesn't really matter...

    GPU Folding is windows only... No Microsoft here...
    Now if only someone figures out WINE GPU, the 8 cores and a GTX 285 could be a killer rig.
     
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    but do you fold with it?

    oh ok. yeah i've just got the smp running on my mac pro. but i'm running more on my pc though (GPU and 2 SMPs right now, but still trying to figure the best method)
     
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  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I do fold with my 4830. It's not the speed that a nVidia card can turn out but it's fast enough for my.
     
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    i currently have 4 machines that are folding. 2 are laptops, and i won't continue to fold with those for much longer (white macbook 2.16, 2.8 umbp).

    i have a 2006 4-core mac pro 2.66, running the smp in leopard. this is also my web server, with priceless info on it. so i just bought an i7 pc that will fold, and be a backup for the mac pro (couldn't afford a new mac pro).

    right now on the pc i have the GPU running in vista64 (geForce GTX 260) and i have 2 VMs folding with notfred's images (i followed a tutorial on another folding forum). now according to FahMon, the gpu is getting over 6500 PPD, while the 2 VMs are getting around 1800 PPD each. so total is around 10300 PPD for the machine.

    but i according to others, i should be getting around 3000 PPD for each VM, or even more, and i should get around 15000 - 17000 PPD out of this machine.

    any tips?

    oh ok. i didn't know that you were folding. glad you are though!
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The majority of my folding for Team MacRumors has been off of my GPU. :p
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well right now my GPU client is killing my 2 CPU clients put together. but i don't think it's supposed to be that way ...

    here is a pic of my FahMon :
     

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  18. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I read GPU clients with Nvidia chips don't use much CPU...
     
  19. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    the problem is that the 2 smp clients that are running in 2 different VMs aren't using all my CPUs
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't see much of a reason to run the CPU client anymore when I can churn out many more units for less power on my video card.
     
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    right. but i'd like to be able to run the CPU to the max when i'm not using the computer.
     
  22. SciFrog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First bigadv unit is done. 41.5 mins per frame, 2.05 faster than deadline resulted in 51.6k points thus 17.6k PPD. Not bad eh...

    It looks like the Harpertown and Nehalem can do better per Ghz...

    Now we need more team members to try them out.
     
  23. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i'm at 85% now on my first one. just over 9h left! i should finish in about 2.5 days total. hopefully it'll be done when i wake up tomorrow!
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    nVidia hasn't released a GPU worth buying to get more ppd over my ATI one. :(
     
  25. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    really? not even the GTX 295 or whatever?
     

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