Ragnar Dan wrote:
For some reason in this thread you seem to be responding to my remarks as though they're personal criticisms. My purpose in mentioning the difference 'twixt cores and threads is that originally, at least, you were getting low performance from the SMP clients, and I don't recall how you had them set up, though I do remember you weren't getting SMP WU's. I assume you fixed whatever config problem you had.
At any rate, GPU's are better, yes, but if you can have both, that's better yet.
FWIW, I've managed to do that even on the somewhat less friendly XP, and it's worth it. It would seem to me with the high performance of an i7, you'd want to make use of its power as much as possible.
I respond that way because you come across, to me at least, as being a bit critical
I don't remember exactly what problems I had with the SMP clients originally, but they are running now and the OC to the 3.6 to 3.8 range (I'm heat limited) has gotten them to producing over 5k PPD.
I'm more wondering if there is a procedure someone knows of that would allow me to safely shut down my windows SMP clients so shutting one down doesn't kill the WU in the other. Perhaps I should shut them both down at the same time before one can peform WU homicide on the other? Any thoughts?