Folding Question with Ubuntu VM

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Folding Question with Ubuntu VM

Postposted on Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:33 am

I am looking to get back in the game with folding again for as long as I possibly can. I just picked up the new Phenom x6 1055T, and obviously want to overclock it and fold. My question is it better to fold in Ubuntu in a VM with the smp than it will be with Windows 7. I know when I was folding before it was much better to do it in Ubuntu. In addition I read that the latest Ubuntu has had problems folding. Should I use an older Ubuntu because I don't run to many other things in it other than to tinker with it.

Also because of RAM prices I have had to downgrade from 8gb (which I know does VM easily) to 4gb. I will upgrade this first when I get a spare $100. Is this too little RAM to VM with and fold?
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Re: Folding Question with Ubuntu VM

Postposted on Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:04 pm

Unless you are running 8+ Cores (which you aren't with an X6), you can run Win SMP just as efficiently as Linux VM SMP. Also, the WIn SMP client takes almost no RAM compared to a VM.

That said, if you are still going to run Ubuntu, then there are some known issues with 10.04: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=72116

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Re: Folding Question with Ubuntu VM

Postposted on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:50 am

Okay. Thanks. I just wanted to make sure that I was folding as efficiently as possible :D

I can't wait for my 10 WU's to finish so I can start getting my bonuses. I should be at least seeing somewhere around 15000ppd with the X6 and a GTS250 running.
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