Wow. When did they flip the switch on AVX?? Version 7.4.4 is two years old, so I should hope people were already running it.
I remember the pre-AVX units were 10-20K for a typical Intel quad. Now I'm seeing >50K on my haswell chips.
I have tested some CPUs at my workplace.
Result are for A7 WUs with base score of 1000 in systems running Linux:
i7-3770 (3.4 GHz, 4C8T): reports ~44-45K PPD, completes WU in ~105 min
i5-6600 (3.3 GHz, 4C4T): reports ~56-57K PPD, completes WU in ~90 min
i7-6950X (3.0 GHz, 10C20T): reports ~280K PPD, completes WU in ~30min
I never thought I'd see the day cores mattered again on F@H.
This scaling seems wild, going from a 3.3ghz quad core Skylake to a 10c/20t 3ghz Broadwell results in a 3x speedup? Impressive
Folding@home scales exponentially based on a time-to-completion system. The faster a work unit is crunched and returned the larger the bonus added onto the base points will be.