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Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:14 am

crazybus wrote:Man, the SMP client is terrible. Almost every time I start it I run into some kind of trouble, the most common being this FILE_IO_ERROR. Once it actually starts working everything's fine and it goes at over 1800ppd, but it needs to be watched closely once it's time to start a new work unit.


Perhaps it's a unstable OC?
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Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:20 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:I'm downloaded the latest Ubuntu ISO and I'll set it up to run. How tight are the deadlines. Since this is a laptop, it won't be folding while I'm using it on battery, and it'll be turned off between uses for part of the day. What percentage would you say it has to be on to make the deadlines?

I would think the 64bit 'nix and switching between operating systems would be a pain in the butt. If it works good for you, cool.

The SMP WUs I've been getting are the 2651, '52, and '53. The 2651 and '53 are 1760 points with a four day deadline. IIRC, my e4400 C2D @ 2.0GHz ran them at about 1100 PPD. So you should be able to make deadlines with time to spare while only folding 50% of the time.
The 2652 is 1148 points with a three day deadline. They run slower (fewer PPD) than the '51 and '53, but will probably also make deadlines while folding 50% of the time.

crazybus wrote:Man, the SMP client is terrible. Almost every time I start it I run into some kind of trouble, the most common being this FILE_IO_ERROR. Once it actually starts working everything's fine and it goes at over 1800ppd, but it needs to be watched closely once it's time to start a new work unit.

Yep, I agree with Nitrodist. If you are getting regular "FILE_IO_ERROR" failures it's generally an indication your overclock isn't 100% stable under the load of folding.


edit: crazybus,
After your reply I noticed you are running your memory at 2:3 with a 20% overclock. The SMP client seems to work the memory pretty hard on a dual core cpu system. At 2:3 your memory is waiting for something to do for more than 30% of the time, but is still clocking over spec and probably running fairly hot. Maybe try backing it down to 880MHz?

P.S. IIRC, drfish was plagued by "FILE_IO_ERROR"s during the BBQ Showdown with Leor. I don't recall if he ever resolved the issue completely, but a thread search and/or a PM to him might give you some things to try.


news edit: Yesterday we went from heatwave to chilly. I switched my AXP Sempron 2400 @ 2.0GHz with a 46% finished 500 point big packets WU over to TRFrankenbot. It's currently at 70% finished and 164 PPD. It will continue running 24/7 for the next few days and then a combination of night folding and 24/7 as the weather allows.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:40 am

farmpuma wrote:Yep, I agree with Nitrodist. If you are getting regular "FILE_IO_ERROR" failures it's generally an indication your overclock isn't 100% stable under the load of folding.
I could accept that, except for the fact that it only occurs on client startup, when it hasn't even started to do anything yet. And my system is orthos stable forever, which puts a whole lot more load on the cpu (as far as heat is concerned it gets at least 10° hotter). As I said before once it starts going its fine. A quick google search reveals others with the same issue too so I really haven't got a clue why it's behaving that way.
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Postposted on Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:29 pm

farmpuma wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:I'm downloaded the latest Ubuntu ISO and I'll set it up to run. How tight are the deadlines. Since this is a laptop, it won't be folding while I'm using it on battery, and it'll be turned off between uses for part of the day. What percentage would you say it has to be on to make the deadlines?

I would think the 64bit 'nix and switching between operating systems would be a pain in the butt. If it works good for you, cool.

Well it's running in VMware...so no having to switch.

What I actually did was just dl the diskless boot cd from notfred and am running that as the virtual machine. Woohoo!
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:55 pm

Well, I just logged a SMP unit into the 12PM update today. Mwhahaha!

3706 points for the 12PM update. Not bad, not bad 8)
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:57 pm

Anybody interested in making a little sig thing for him? Like one of the statgfx things.
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:46 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Anybody interested in making a little sig thing for him? Like one of the statgfx things.
I thought we used to have one for little Frankie?
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:58 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Anybody interested in making a little sig thing for him? Like one of the statgfx things.
I thought we used to have one for little Frankie?

Yeah, so did I, but I can't find it anymore. Any idea where?
EDIT: nevremind, i found it:
<img src="http://www.sparrowbot.com/Sigs/sig1.php?designer=usacomp2k3&sigid=2">
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:09 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Anybody interested in making a little sig thing for him? Like one of the statgfx things.
I thought we used to have one for little Frankie?

Yeah, so did I, but I can't find it anymore. Any idea where?
EDIT: nevremind, i found it:
<img src="http://www.sparrowbot.com/Sigs/sig1.php?designer=usacomp2k3&sigid=2">


Haha, that's just comical :D
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Postposted on Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:43 pm

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Thought up this little beauty :P
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Postposted on Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:11 am

way too big for a sig, but that's nice graphics work!
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Postposted on Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:56 pm

We're fixing to be passed by eo! All hands on deck! Batten down them hatches and...wait, wrong theme...Umm...Boo? :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:20 pm

We have 2630 ppd. That's kinda fun. Rather sad though. We can do better!

I finally went and just installed Ubuntu on the VM instead of using the diskless. I was scared of losing the data. So now I can do suspend nicely 8)
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Postposted on Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:59 pm

Ahem, I'm doing my part with some 1000-1500 PPD :P
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Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:56 pm

Well, I got the SMP thing working....

According to FahMon I've got 1275 ppd, and it's just about ready to pop it's first full workunit (woohoo!)

I'm not used to FAH, but it sure doesn't look like we're making much progress... :-?
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Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:44 am

Daveburt714 wrote:Well, I got the SMP thing working....

According to FahMon I've got 1275 ppd, and it's just about ready to pop it's first full workunit (woohoo!)

I'm not used to FAH, but it sure doesn't look like we're making much progress... :-?


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Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:31 am

Daveburt714 wrote:I'm not used to FAH, but it sure doesn't look like we're making much progress... :-?

We're up 600 ppd in 2 days, that's pretty impressive in my book 8)

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&u=94472

Also, we have an overtake in a couple of days!
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Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:05 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Daveburt714 wrote:I'm not used to FAH, but it sure doesn't look like we're making much progress... :-?

We're up 600 ppd in 2 days, that's pretty impressive in my book 8)

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&u=94472

Also, we have an overtake in a couple of days!
Those SMP WUs are doing wonders to people's ppds.

If you are a serious Folder you really need to upgrade to these new fangled dual cores and work on those SMP WUs.
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Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:52 pm

I restarted all of my machines for Frankenbot, Im not sure if you will be able to tell which WU are coming from me

but heres what I added

a Q6600 @ 3.0
a PS3
a Celeron @ 2.6
and a P4m @2.2

so they should all start turning in work soon
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Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:58 pm

Thanks man 8)
We're back down to 2613 ppd. Hopefully you can help that go up 8)
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Postposted on Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:40 am

Over 3K ppd! Time to push it to the top 20 producers! :D

Much delayed edit: Frankie is RED again with 3569ppd!!!
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:48 am

My machine actually set an alarm off this morning (Good thing I didn't have the speakers on!) :D..... It was beeping when I got up so I just turned it off and left....

The CPU hit 62c!!, I've been running this thing rock solid for about 6 months, and it's never gone over 60c..... I'll say one thing, my electric bill will probably go up this month!! Pretty Sure that SMP version pounds the snot out of your machine (As it Should!) If you have any doubts about stability run this for a few days 8)

Anyway.... I lowered the clocks to 245x12 (below 3Ghz (dammit Man)), and took the 3.3% volatage increase off the CPU.... Oh yeah!! I turned the A/C back on too.... :roll:

Orthos has been running for almost an hour at these setting, so I'm gonna turn it off and fire the SMP version back up!!

I really can't believe it hit 62c!! I'm starting to think I quit tweakin a little too soon, and it may have been a memory problem that I was blameing on the CPU!!

I noticed my memory modules look identical to the DDR500 ones, except the timings are 3-4-4-4-8 instead of 2-2-2-2-5..... Hmmmm, mabey 11x275 isn't out the question!!

THAT'S IT!!! I'm Re-Tweaking.......... :o

I'll make sure I'm folding for Franky before I got to bed!
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:17 am

You think 62º is hot? check this out
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FWIW the smp client runs about 20º cooler than this.
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:31 am

crazybus wrote:You think 62º is hot? check this out
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FWIW the smp client runs about 20º cooler than this.
disclaimer: I put no faith in these temperatures.
Should it be throttling already? Or it only does at 100ºC? :o
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:30 pm

Flying Fox wrote:Should it be throttling already? Or it only does at 100ºC? :o
I have a feeling that the actual temperature is probably about 15° cooler than what TAT is showing. I should get it up to 100° to see if it throttles at that temperature.
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:28 pm

3900ppd! W00t!
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:32 pm

crazybus wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:Should it be throttling already? Or it only does at 100ºC? :o
I have a feeling that the actual temperature is probably about 15° cooler than what TAT is showing. I should get it up to 100° to see if it throttles at that temperature.

My B3 Q6600 runs in he low 70's at 3.0GHz
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Postposted on Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:43 pm

Maybe it's just my chip, but it seems to get a little flakey when it goes over 60c.... So I don't let it!! :wink:

Anyway the new settings worked fine, and my high temp so far has been 53c. Been SMP folding since last night!

Looks like were making some progress now!!

Thanks for the Help Chris!
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Postposted on Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:17 am

5500ppd! W00t
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