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WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:23 pm
by jer2
Hello there.

I've received 2653 (Run 25, Clone 187, Gen 28) on my desktop computer (Athlon64 x2 4200+ 2.2 Ghz, Toledo core) and 2653 (Run 7, Clone 150, Gen 30) on my laptop (Core2 duo T5600 1.83 Ghz, Merom core) - both running SMP console client v5.91.

And with deadline in 4 days and it took 14 hours a day on desktop (55 hours total) and 10 hours a day on laptop (41 hour total) to finish WU... :shock:

Are my CPU's so old and i better move to single core clients with longer deadlines? :( Maybe there could be some kind of an option in SMP client to receive WU's with longer deadlines but not finaly deadlineless?

Re: WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:26 pm
by uncle_fungus
Welcome to the forums jer2!

The SMP clients are high performance clients and are designed to be run 24/7, hence the short deadlines.

If you can't run your computer all the time, or meet the deadlines, the recommendation is to use the regular CPU client instead.

Re: WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:51 pm
by uncle fuzzy
The lower dual core speed limit for SMP seems to be about 1.4GHz for 24/7 folding. My Turion TL-50 @ 1.6GHz takes 44 hours. My X2 6000+ @ 3.15GHz takes 32 hours. You'd need a quad to finish SMP WUs folding part time. Those times are for the 2653.

edit- bad math- time on the Turion is 68 hours, not 44, still under the deadline.

Re: WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:36 pm
by ChasR
uncle fuzzy wrote:The lower dual core speed limit for SMP seems to be about 1.4GHz for 24/7 folding. My Turion TL-50 @ 1.6GHz takes 44 hours. My X2 6000+ @ 3.15GHz takes 32 hours. You'd need a quad to finish SMP WUs folding part time. Those times are for the 2653.


The cpu needs to be faster than a Turion @ 1.6 to meet the 36 hour prefered deadline on p 2653.

Re: WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:43 pm
by uncle fuzzy
As long as it doesn't lock on me (mystery problem), it finishes in 2 days 20 hours. I believe that is less than 3 days.

The deadline is 72 hours, not 36.

Re: WU 2653 - hardly could finish before deadline

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:23 pm
by ChasR
Talk about a complete and total brain f**t. :D

I guess I haven't recovered from a straight through drive from CO to GA to get home for Christmas!