so i guess with a bunch of stuff running, it might throw you an easier, and thus less scoring one eh? that'd make sense. i haven't had any folding devoted time... once i move home and can use my family imac i could devote mine to it...Originally posted by buffsldr
see http://www.alistairbraidwood.com/html/folding.html for more help,
apparently it depends on what proteins you are working on. I have noticed that it benchmarks your comp and then it probably throws you the nastiest protein your system can due in 12 hours (or something like this)
that sucks that macs can only get .5 points....Originally posted by backspinner
I stopped using mac's for folding, since these do only .5 units. I have four PC's running at work and these do better work units. It is not fair!
Oh, well the main reason for stopping folding on my macs is because the imac is on modem and the powerbook needs to much power and starts using the fan all the time :-(
It's the core version that they use to drive folding. Slowness is platform independent right now. The Mac version is a recompile of the Linux version.Originally posted by Falleron
Folding??? Why so slow??
I am running a Dual 1Ghz machine + it takes SO long to complete a unit (been trying to finish one for about 3 days!!!!) !! I am also running SETI. Here is my setup:
1 SETI Client - appox 66% cpu usage
2 Folding clients taking the rest of the CPU usage 133% appox.
The progress bars increase so slowly. I am seriously considering going back to SETI 100% of the time!!! Why so slow??