Thanks Elf, having all these clients running smoothly for an extended period of time is boosting my output. Still, I am studying rebuilding my gaming machine and just moving the current one to the farm. I installed a classic client on my work laptop to add a few points here and there also.
The team should make close to 4 million points for the current month. And, this is without having Bink and Burnt_Powder being on their high. The difference before now and then, is that we have people being able to take the slack while the top folders are not able to have a high production level. HWC should be at or close to 42 million points before the year is over.
BTW It would be nice if we could have new blood to join the team. Anybody who wants to fold for our team are welcome to do so. It doesn't matter how many points you can fold, everything counts.
More trouble. One of the remaining few SMP/Dual GPU machines started having 'unexpected shutdowns'. After several days of exchanging hardware, running diagnostics and wondering what is going on, I suspect it is a software problem. Ran the -oneunit switch to finish the SMP client and uninstalled it. Running 4 classic clients and two GPU's to see if they cure the issue.
One of the notfreds usb stick machines quite working altogether. It was problematic for a while but would recover when rebooted. I need to connect it to a monitor to trouble shoot bios issues as it will not boot to the usb device any longer.
On the dim side of the bright side, by setting the SMPCPUS value to 2 instead of 4 (on a quad core) will run two SMP clients from one usb stick(Edit the syslinux.cfg file). A single usb notfreds would produce 4K+ PPD. It will take a few days to see what two clients will manufacturer. 'Dim' would be me for knowing people were doing this and not figuring it out.
On the dim side of the bright side, by setting the SMPCPUS value to 2 instead of 4 (on a quad core) will run two SMP clients from one usb stick(Edit the syslinux.cfg file). A single usb notfreds would produce 4K+ PPD. It will take a few days to see what two clients will manufacturer
XFX RMA process went smoothly. Board is on its way to them.
One of the BFG 260's went belly up also. That RMA is established and I am packing the box to ship.
I have a 9800GTX+ folding in the GTX260's place as of this afternoon. I may get another one working in the GTS250's place soon.
The notfreds folding 2 clients on a Quad core is not producing as much as one client using all 4 cores. Still, they almost double a standard SMP clients ppd.
Yep, I just seen that. I uninstalled vmware server yesterday and installed vmware player 3 which has support for quad cores and I get a 15% increase in ppd running 1 notfred on a quad instead of 2 dual core instances. My ppds will be a lot lower today, seems like a lot of the gpu units couldn't be sent.
BTW, we are down to 10 folders only. I hope that the people who have quit folding for us are only gone for a short break.