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SMP [email protected] client

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:20 pm
by NeilBlanchard

I want to encourage anybody with an Intel Mac or with a dual core 64bit Linux machine to run the (Beta) SMP [email protected] client.

My brother's 17" iMac Core Duo (1.8gHz I think?) is screaming along at over 1,000 points per day. And I've now installed Ubuntu 64bit on my Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and it seems to be going at a similar pace.

There is also a GPU client that is also very fast -- it runs mainly on the newest fast ATi cards, but they may have expanded the list.

Or, if you cannot run either of these, I hope you will run one of the "regular" [email protected] clients: the CLI is the fastest, but the GUI client is more interesting to look at. It is for an excellent cause, and I hope all of you at least consider helping out.

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:08 am
by peteamer
Good shout Neil 8)

Makes me realise I really do need an upgrade... :D

I'm off to see what the sweetspot is for Dually 64's at the moment.

Anybody got a heads up on the current ATI cards?


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P.S.Win SMP on the way!!

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:36 am
by NeilBlanchard

I completed my first SMP work unit: it was the lowest scoring unit, 587 points, and it took my machine just under 20 hours to complete, so it is now working at 700+ PPD!

Here's a list of all the work projects:

Who is the other person who voted in the poll who is using the SMP client? Can you tell us about your setup, please?

Pete, here's the GPU FAQ:
and the GPU [email protected] forum: ... ssues.html

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:27 am
by Shaman
The SMP client can also be made to work in WinXP by running a free virtual linux OS within XP, but apparently it runs 20% slower. As I don't have a dual core CPU I can't try this, but there's detailed instructions on how to do it HERE!

Anyone wants to try it and report back? :)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:37 am
by PopCorn
o i was the other person who voted for the smp... i have it downloaded but currently haveing trouble with my setup due to raid problems... but my setup is

AMD64 3800+ OC @2.6
2 maxtors (in raid 0 with problems)
1 GB corsair XMS memory

on ubuntu (i hate ubuntu's software raid... waiting till i have money for a 3ware card)

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:05 am
by NeilBlanchard

Do you have Ubuntu installed and running yet? If so, have you gotten the SMP client up and running?

BTW, I just returned my second SMP work unit this morning (my son had crashed it a few times trying to play 32bit games...) and it was a 1,760 pointer! Woohoo!

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:43 am
by NeilBlanchard

Using the SMP client for week or so -- and I am Dark Red!

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:09 pm
by aristide1
OK February is over, way over. Whats the scoop with GPU folding? I just purchased a Sapphire X1950GT.

I'm passing people who aren't folding like they're standing still. Hey wait a minute....... :shock:

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:34 pm
by NeilBlanchard
Keep on Foldin'! :P

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:27 pm
by aristide1
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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:38 pm
by NeilBlanchard

I only know what I read about the GPU client -- have you tried it? It is supposed to be very fast -- I thought that your comment meant that you were already using it.

Here's a link to the GPU user forum.

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:51 pm
by aristide1
Thanks for the link. There doesn't seem to be anybody running 3 WUs at a time with a multi processor and a good GPU. I realize one CPU needs out help out the GPU but couldn't it still do some work besides?

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:16 pm
by NeilBlanchard

You could always just try it -- with one or two CPU clients? The GPU client is much faster than the Windows CPU client; even faster than two of them.