Anyone else have their smp client drop out on them last night? I had to re-start due to Vista dropping its net connection (again) and now my smp client won’t re-start.
On the positive side, I do have the netbook doing some origami now too
Looks like they put out a new drop-in client…6.24. I’ll have to try it…my best guess is that the 6.23 one expired…I’ll keep you posted on it.
not a vista man, but wondering how many will trip over like yours when it comes to W7.
Cheers for keeping us in the loop
Well, I’m back up and running, but I have a permission that’s off somewhere I tried the re-install thing (the client doesn’t tell you it’s expired so I went into troubleshooting mode)…but I’ve had to disable some of the user account control for the time being. Grrrr.
At least my production should come back up in the next little bit as I clear off the console clients I started in the interim…plus I should get the occasional kick from the netbook
W7 is interesting…some things I like, others I hate…but I do like the I7 processors Local shop is an Intel partner…had an I7 Extreme 965(?) up and running 2 months ago…dang those are nasty-sweet processors. When those hit mainstream, get ready for some serious numbers as folks take advantage of those (DMA…no FSB to bottleneck!) and the nice graphics cards coming too…SMP and GPU with some serious speed.
sigh Makes me pine knowing that my office computer is a Celeron 2.0Ghz with 768MB RAM…heck, my netbook with an Atom 270 and 1G RAM is faster at the basics (but I know that the credit goes to Hardy Heron vs. Windows )
Still can’t find where the stupid permission is off…re-installed per the “manual” a couple times now and it still won’t call what it needs to…I keep getting that Deino needs to be “elevated”
It wouldn’t be so bad, except when I’m running with the user account control off, I cannot access all my GPS programs grrrr
I’m going to keep playing with it, though…with how often Vista needs rebooting because it has killed its net connection, I can switch on and off a bit. Still, frustrating as all heck.
My vista smp rig had died now, prob due to the update…
Well, no luck here getting Deino to stop being a pig, but I did manage to get the non-deino version running as is, where is… plus I have access to all my gps info (the user account controls are all on again). I guess that means I’ve (finally) gotten past the glitch of the new drop-in core.
I found that setting stuff to “run as administrator” was causing some glitches and with everything back to “stock” is running okay.
I’ve just had a stab and I can’t get it going atm.
Isn’t it about time smp was out of beta and we got a proper client, compared to boinc its a right pita.
The Windows SMP client still has performance issues , I can/could get better results using a 2 processor VMWARE/Ubuntu install running the Linux SMP client compared to a 4 processor Windows SMP client , both on the same 32 bit Vista box .
[QUOTE=Mortlake;442169]The Windows SMP client still has performance issues , I can/could get better results using a 2 processor VMWARE/Ubuntu install running the Linux SMP client compared to a 4 processor Windows SMP client , both on the same 32 bit Vista box .[/QUOTE]reading the above would I be better off running two instances on my quad/ubuntu install?
[QUOTE=Curly99;442182]reading the above would I be better off running two instances on my quad/ubuntu install?
I did , you get an 6-10 % increase in PPD depending on project .
thanks for the info, is it a case of starting another instance and it will utilise 2 of the cores?
Just start another instance in its own folder remembering to change the machine number , it will also use 4 cores , if you check your processor activity with one instance you will notice a maximum of 80% usage, this climbs to 90+ with two instances , each WU will take nearly twice as long but still well within the deadline , the gain is made where the second instance takes up the slack left by the first . on a comparable Windows install, SMP processing uses 100% CPU time so no gains are available , in fact it become less effective if you try two instances . If you are GPU folding under Windows an SMP job will slow it down , with 2 GPUs the effect is even more pronounced . VMWARE/Linux for SMP gave the best of both worlds.
at the moment I have one comp (windows) on the GPU client and one (ubuntu) on the SMP client with a PS3 as and when NOT on much at all, I’ll down load and give it go on the ubuntu comp shortly, thanks again for the info help, is this info in the sticky, if not it should be.
up and running, lets see how it go’s and sorry to the OP for going :Offtopic:
No worries, Curly I’ve managed to get my SMP back up and running and, though I only have an Atom processor and will be swinging to small units, I’ve got the linux version going on the netbook. If I can keep 'er stable, I may just throw VM/ubuntu onto the notebook and see if I can’t make better use of it.
I’ve given up, had another stab this morning but she just won’t fly so that box has gone over to the dark side now as I can’t interrupt it from its real job every day to try and get folding going.
Still think its crazy that smp can’t go mainstream yet, how long has it been in beta now ?
Still running single instance takes around 8 min a step, 2 instances take around 13 mins a step on each, so that’s a saving of 3 mins per step over 2 WU’s that will do me
That sounds like a decent improvement there Curly