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How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:31 pm

I am curious on how points are figured. I have 35 WU's done and only 1473 pts. I have the <5mb option disabled. If I enable it, will the pts increase? Sorry for the newb post, but I AM new to folding. Thanks.

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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:36 pm

Looks like you have been working on small WUs with the single core client. That seems reasonable. Setting the "Enable large WU (>5MB)" option may get you something, but AFAIK these days those bonus WUs are few and far between. SMP WUs are the rage these days.

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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:45 pm

I'm currently just using my homebuilt PC to fold. C2D 6300, 2 GB of RAM on Windows XP SP2. I just recently started using a second consule to fold on both cores. Changed the Machine ID to use both cores when it runs over night and during the day while I'm at work.The # of WU's is going quickly as I have only been folding for a week now, but the pts are discouraging. I would rather not use SMP clients as they seem rather buggy.
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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:57 pm

When you are doing <200 ppd, you will have to decide if running SMP and getting 1000+ ppd is worth it.
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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:10 pm

K, I'll look into it. Do you run 2 intance's of the SMP's for the C2D's like the console's? or does it automatically use both cores? I leave my PC on 24/7 so I'll start looking up more info. Thanks, Fox. 8)
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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:31 pm

One client can use up to four cores at a time, so your C2D would work perfectly with just one SMP client.

If you leave your PC on 24/7, you're likely not to run into any problems. I've had my SMP client running for two weeks now on an X2 5400 @ 3.1, and have run into no problems.
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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:44 pm

Just wanted to add that SMP stands for symmetric multiprocessing.
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Re: How are points added up?

Postposted on Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:06 pm

Nitrodist wrote:Just wanted to add that SMP stands for symmetric multiprocessing.


Very Cool. 8) I was never even curious as to what it meant, I just liked the points. :lol: But now that I know, I'll throw the term around in conversation to sound hip! :D
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