Folding with HT P4's

Capt Underpants

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Jul 23, 2003
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I know that some of you using hyperthreading P4's to fold, but can't get the F@H program to use 100% of the CPU power. I ran across this sweet program that is supposed to automate the process. It's still in beta, and I haven't tried it myself (mostly because I don't have a HT P4), but it does look promising. It will also install folding@home as a service, where it runs even on the login screen.

I thought I'd post it so that anyone who wants it can get it...
 

sparkleytone

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Oct 28, 2001
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I have never received a helpful answer to this question. I have an HT P4 running linux kernel 2.6.10 compiled specifically for the processor. Should I run F@H twice, or is linux fully utilizing it?
 

dubbz

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Sep 3, 2003
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sparkleytone said:
I have never received a helpful answer to this question. I have an HT P4 running linux kernel 2.6.10 compiled specifically for the processor. Should I run F@H twice, or is linux fully utilizing it?
I'm pretty sure you'll have to run it twice. Compiling the Linux kernel for P4 HT will probably speed things up, but the F@H client still won't be able to take advantage of SMP/HT (unless the Linux client differ from the Win/Mac version).
 

atszyman

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Sep 16, 2003
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Well I tried the script today, and I can't say that I'm that impressed. After 2-3 unsuccessful installs I ended up just setting the service bit from the command line. If anyone has any questions on how to set it up manually PM me and I'll try my best to explain it.
 
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