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Title: Pump Up WU Production with SMP - For Dual Core (Or more) Processors
Post by: Zenphic on July 07, 2007, 01:28:12 PM
You might already know this, but if you want to pump up your WU production even more, there's the SMP client for folding. Using it VMWare with the Linux SMP Client all under Windows seems to be really great and gives you a ton of points over the usual folding client.

Check out the link over at NCIX (The 10th post, last one at the moment):
http://forum.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=932593 (http://forum.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=932593)
Title: Re: Pump Up WU Production with SMP - For Dual Core (Or more) Processors
Post by: werty316 on July 07, 2007, 10:55:22 PM
Now this sounds interesting. I might just give it a try.
Title: Re: Pump Up WU Production with SMP - For Dual Core (Or more) Processors
Post by: Fujitsu on July 08, 2007, 01:11:20 AM
Looks like a bit of work to setup, but if it speeds up packets on dual-core systems its probably worth it, gonna have to give this a try
Title: Re: Pump Up WU Production with SMP - For Dual Core (Or more) Processors
Post by: Zenphic on July 09, 2007, 09:18:49 AM
You could also use the Windows SMP client instead since it simpler to setup, but they say that VMWare+Linux client is much more stable and slightly faster  ;)

The SMP client is still in beta though, so it might be frustrating sometimes if it bugs. The boost is sometimes really great, I've heard people getting up to 5x more points in the same time compared to the usual client. Notice that the VMWare+Linux client can take up a lot of memory and the deadlines are sometimes very short, so this is only intended for people that are willing to give a lot of ressources to folding  :)