Folding @ Home GPU and Win 7 Sleep mode

Come join the... uh... er... fold.

Moderators: just brew it!, farmpuma

Folding @ Home GPU and Win 7 Sleep mode

Postposted on Sun May 13, 2012 11:11 pm

Will windows 7 sleep mode interrupt my folding? (is it necessary to change the power options so that my folding rig never sleeps?)
matnath1
Gerbil Team Leader
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:21 am

Re: Folding @ Home GPU and Win 7 Sleep mode

Postposted on Sun May 13, 2012 11:42 pm

That's what I do.
Image
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.

Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.
Flying Fox
Gerbil God
 
Posts: 24439
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 2:19 am

Re: Folding @ Home GPU and Win 7 Sleep mode

Postposted on Mon May 14, 2012 6:15 am

Yeah, F@h and power management are generally incompatible. You may also want to look at whether the CPU is throttling down its clock speed when F@h is the only load on the system; not sure about Win7 but this was definitely an issue on Linux with AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet feature. Solution for CPU power management throttling is to either disable CPU power management, or configure the F@h client to run at "Low" instead of "Idle" priority.
(this space intentionally left blank)
just brew it!
Administrator
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 37734
Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:51 pm
Location: Somewhere, having a beer

Re: Folding @ Home GPU and Win 7 Sleep mode

Postposted on Mon May 14, 2012 12:20 pm

just brew it! wrote:Yeah, F@h and power management are generally incompatible. You may also want to look at whether the CPU is throttling down its clock speed when F@h is the only load on the system; not sure about Win7 but this was definitely an issue on Linux with AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet feature. Solution for CPU power management throttling is to either disable CPU power management, or configure the F@h client to run at "Low" instead of "Idle" priority.

Not sure what is happening on the Linux side, but back when I have my AMD CPUs (still 1 system running), it is working. In between WUs the CPU will clock down for like 30seconds and once a new WU is started it cranks back up again. The fan also calmed down a bit. It was my signal that a WU had been sent. :) Same with my current system.

GPU folding may be a different story, since the CPU is not 100% and AFAIK the OS is basing off CPU usage.
Image
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.

Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.
Flying Fox
Gerbil God
 
Posts: 24439
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 2:19 am


Return to TR Distributed Computing Effort

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest