Sudden slowdown of Console client

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Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bilde2910 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:52 pm

Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum (so I am not very familiar yet). However, one thing struck my mind.

Overnight, I left my computer on to let it fold with the 2 clients I run, the systray client, and a console client. Everything went fine, and as I have a 4-core processor, they folded at the same speed, effectivly doubling my work speed. At 08:34 GMT this morning, the console client finished it's work. 32 seconds later, it had downloaded a new work unit, and it begun folding. So I started using my computer for other purposes (mainly playing a game called Minecraft) while I let my two clients folding. Every now and then I checked Task Manager to see how much the clients used the processor, and both used 25% at all times, sometimes going down to 24% for a brief moment. This matches up with 1 full core each in a 4-core processor.

After having played around for a few hours, and eaten lunch and so, I checked back on the actual progress of the clients, as both of them were using 25% of the processor, as usual, and I wanted to see how far they had got. The systray client had worked on quite well with it's packet, having climbed from about 4500 to 6500 of a total of 10000, which was basically the normal rate.. I checked the console version, and it had not gone that well. Instead of the normal rate (1% every 13-14 minutes) it now worked at a much slower rate (1% ever 40-50 minutes).

I got suspicious on this. While playing Minecraft, Java had consumed somewhere between 20-50% of the CPU during startup, and a steady 25% during gameplay. I would not expect it to slow down the Folding@Home clients. Neither did it, since when I shut down the game for a 2-3 hour break, the console version kept on it's slow folding rate. The system tray client still keeps up it's speed.

So my question is, what is wrong?

Here is a short log file extract from the first work unit:

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[04:35:42] Completed 9000000 out of 10000000 steps  (90%)
[04:49:51] Completed 9100000 out of 10000000 steps  (91%)
[05:04:06] Completed 9200000 out of 10000000 steps  (92%)
[05:18:23] Completed 9300000 out of 10000000 steps  (93%)


And here is an extract from the second one:

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[11:32:24] Completed 400000 out of 10000000 steps  (4%)
[12:10:55] Completed 500000 out of 10000000 steps  (5%)
[12:54:41] Completed 600000 out of 10000000 steps  (6%)
[13:35:24] Completed 700000 out of 10000000 steps  (7%)


The whole log file for the console client can be found here:
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--- Opening Log file [January 20 18:22:08 UTC]


# Windows CPU Console Edition #################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win
Executable: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe


[18:22:08] Configuring Folding@Home...


[18:23:15] - Ask before connecting: No
[18:23:15] - User name: bilde2910 (Team 143016)
[18:23:15] - User ID: 4F5971610512D13B
[18:23:15] - Machine ID: 11
[18:23:15]
[18:23:15] Work directory not found. Creating...
[18:23:15] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[18:23:15] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:23:15] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:23:15] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:23:16] - Successful: assigned to (171.67.108.58).
[18:23:16] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[18:23:16] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:23:19] + Closed connections
[18:23:19]
[18:23:19] + Processing work unit
[18:23:19] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:23:19] Core not found.
[18:23:19] - Core is not present or corrupted.
[18:23:19] - Attempting to download new core...
[18:23:19] + Downloading new core: FahCore_a4.exe
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[18:23:37] Verifying core Core_a4.fah...
[18:23:37] Signature is VALID
[18:23:37]
[18:23:37] Trying to unzip core FahCore_a4.exe
[18:23:38] Decompressed FahCore_a4.exe (10057216 bytes) successfully
[18:23:43] + Core successfully engaged
[18:23:49]
[18:23:49] + Processing work unit
[18:23:49] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:23:49] Core found.
[18:23:49] Working on queue slot 01 [January 20 18:23:49 UTC]
[18:23:49] + Working ...
[18:23:49]
[18:23:49] *------------------------------*
[18:23:49] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[18:23:49] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[18:23:49]
[18:23:49] Preparing to commence simulation
[18:23:49] - Looking at optimizations...
[18:23:49] - Created dyn
[18:23:49] - Files status OK
[18:23:49] - Expanded 544429 -> 1304736 (decompressed 239.6 percent)
[18:23:49] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=544429 data_size=1304736, decompressed_data_size=1304736 diff=0
[18:23:49] - Digital signature verified
[18:23:49]
[18:23:49] Project: 8001 (Run 50, Clone 73, Gen 7)
[18:23:49]
[18:23:49] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[18:23:49] Entering M.D.
[18:23:55] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[18:23:55] Completed 0 out of 250000 steps  (0%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [January 20 18:24:09 UTC]


# Windows CPU Console Edition #################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win
Executable: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe


[18:24:09] - Ask before connecting: No
[18:24:09] - User name: bilde2910 (Team 143016)
[18:24:09] - User ID: 4F5971610512D13B
[18:24:09] - Machine ID: 11
[18:24:09]
[18:24:09] Work directory not found. Creating...
[18:24:09] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[18:24:09] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:24:09] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:24:09] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:24:10] - Successful: assigned to (171.67.108.58).
[18:24:10] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[18:24:10] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:24:13] + Closed connections
[18:24:13]
[18:24:13] + Processing work unit
[18:24:13] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:24:13] Core found.
[18:24:13] Working on queue slot 01 [January 20 18:24:13 UTC]
[18:24:13] + Working ...
[18:24:13]
[18:24:13] *------------------------------*
[18:24:13] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[18:24:13] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[18:24:13]
[18:24:13] Preparing to commence simulation
[18:24:13] - Looking at optimizations...
[18:24:13] - Created dyn
[18:24:13] - Files status OK
[18:24:13] - Expanded 544429 -> 1304736 (decompressed 239.6 percent)
[18:24:13] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=544429 data_size=1304736, decompressed_data_size=1304736 diff=0
[18:24:13] - Digital signature verified
[18:24:13]
[18:24:13] Project: 8001 (Run 50, Clone 73, Gen 7)
[18:24:13]
[18:24:13] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[18:24:13] Entering M.D.
[18:24:19] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[18:24:19] Completed 0 out of 250000 steps  (0%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [January 20 18:34:27 UTC]


# Windows CPU Console Edition #################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win
Executable: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe


[18:34:27] - Ask before connecting: No
[18:34:27] - User name: bilde2910 (Team 143016)
[18:34:27] - User ID: 4F5971610512D13B
[18:34:27] - Machine ID: 11
[18:34:27]
[18:34:27] Work directory not found. Creating...
[18:34:27] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[18:34:27] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[18:34:27] + Attempting to get work packet
[18:34:27] - Connecting to assignment server
[18:34:28] - Successful: assigned to (129.74.85.15).
[18:34:28] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[18:34:28] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:34:29] + Closed connections
[18:34:29]
[18:34:29] + Processing work unit
[18:34:29] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:34:29] Core found.
[18:34:29] Working on queue slot 01 [January 20 18:34:29 UTC]
[18:34:29] + Working ...
[18:34:29]
[18:34:29] *------------------------------*
[18:34:29] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[18:34:29] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[18:34:29]
[18:34:29] Preparing to commence simulation
[18:34:29] - Looking at optimizations...
[18:34:29] - Created dyn
[18:34:29] - Files status OK
[18:34:29] - Expanded 55281 -> 204784 (decompressed 370.4 percent)
[18:34:29] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=55281 data_size=204784, decompressed_data_size=204784 diff=0
[18:34:29] - Digital signature verified
[18:34:29]
[18:34:29] Project: 7001 (Run 0, Clone 144, Gen 53)
[18:34:29]
[18:34:29] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[18:34:29] Entering M.D.
[18:34:35] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[18:34:43] Completed 0 out of 10000000 steps  (0%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [January 20 18:36:15 UTC]


# Windows CPU Console Edition #################################################
###############################################################################

                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
###############################################################################

Launch directory: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win
Executable: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe


[18:36:15] - Ask before connecting: No
[18:36:15] - User name: bilde2910 (Team 143016)
[18:36:15] - User ID: 4F5971610512D13B
[18:36:15] - Machine ID: 11
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] + Processing work unit
[18:36:15] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:36:15] Core found.
[18:36:15] Working on queue slot 01 [January 20 18:36:15 UTC]
[18:36:15] + Working ...
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] *------------------------------*
[18:36:15] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[18:36:15] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] Preparing to commence simulation
[18:36:15] - Looking at optimizations...
[18:36:15] - Files status OK
[18:36:15] - Expanded 55281 -> 204784 (decompressed 370.4 percent)
[18:36:15] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=55281 data_size=204784, decompressed_data_size=204784 diff=0
[18:36:15] - Digital signature verified
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] Project: 7001 (Run 0, Clone 144, Gen 53)
[18:36:15]
[18:36:15] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[18:36:15] Entering M.D.
[18:36:21] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[18:36:21] Completed 0 out of 10000000 steps  (0%)
[18:49:31] Completed 100000 out of 10000000 steps  (1%)
[19:02:30] Completed 200000 out of 10000000 steps  (2%)
[19:15:57] Completed 300000 out of 10000000 steps  (3%)
[19:29:16] Completed 400000 out of 10000000 steps  (4%)
[19:42:43] Completed 500000 out of 10000000 steps  (5%)
[19:56:20] Completed 600000 out of 10000000 steps  (6%)
[20:09:30] Completed 700000 out of 10000000 steps  (7%)
[20:22:53] Completed 800000 out of 10000000 steps  (8%)
[20:36:35] Completed 900000 out of 10000000 steps  (9%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [January 21 09:28:24 UTC]


# Windows CPU Console Edition #################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.23

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
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Launch directory: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win
Executable: C:\Users\Marius Lindvall\CD\FAH\CPU-Win\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe


[09:28:24] - Ask before connecting: No
[09:28:24] - User name: bilde2910 (Team 143016)
[09:28:24] - User ID: 4F5971610512D13B
[09:28:24] - Machine ID: 11
[09:28:24]
[09:28:24] Loaded queue successfully.
[09:28:24]
[09:28:24] + Processing work unit
[09:28:24] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[09:28:24] Core found.
[09:28:24] Working on queue slot 01 [January 21 09:28:24 UTC]
[09:28:24] + Working ...
[09:28:26]
[09:28:26] *------------------------------*
[09:28:26] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[09:28:26] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[09:28:26]
[09:28:26] Preparing to commence simulation
[09:28:26] - Looking at optimizations...
[09:28:26] - Files status OK
[09:28:26] - Expanded 55281 -> 204784 (decompressed 370.4 percent)
[09:28:26] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=55281 data_size=204784, decompressed_data_size=204784 diff=0
[09:28:26] - Digital signature verified
[09:28:26]
[09:28:26] Project: 7001 (Run 0, Clone 144, Gen 53)
[09:28:26]
[09:28:26] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[09:28:26] Entering M.D.
[09:28:32] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[09:28:33] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[09:28:40] Resuming from checkpoint
[09:28:40] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[09:28:40] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[09:28:40] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[09:28:40] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[09:28:40] Completed 900001 out of 10000000 steps  (9%)
[09:42:23] Completed 1000000 out of 10000000 steps  (10%)
[09:55:52] Completed 1100000 out of 10000000 steps  (11%)
[10:09:27] Completed 1200000 out of 10000000 steps  (12%)
[10:23:05] Completed 1300000 out of 10000000 steps  (13%)
[10:36:57] Completed 1400000 out of 10000000 steps  (14%)
[10:50:35] Completed 1500000 out of 10000000 steps  (15%)
[11:04:06] Completed 1600000 out of 10000000 steps  (16%)
[11:17:30] Completed 1700000 out of 10000000 steps  (17%)
[11:31:04] Completed 1800000 out of 10000000 steps  (18%)
[11:44:44] Completed 1900000 out of 10000000 steps  (19%)
[11:58:23] Completed 2000000 out of 10000000 steps  (20%)
[12:12:03] Completed 2100000 out of 10000000 steps  (21%)
[12:25:50] Completed 2200000 out of 10000000 steps  (22%)
[12:39:34] Completed 2300000 out of 10000000 steps  (23%)
[12:53:50] Completed 2400000 out of 10000000 steps  (24%)
[13:07:38] Completed 2500000 out of 10000000 steps  (25%)
[13:21:02] Completed 2600000 out of 10000000 steps  (26%)
[13:34:16] Completed 2700000 out of 10000000 steps  (27%)
[13:47:15] Completed 2800000 out of 10000000 steps  (28%)
[14:00:36] Completed 2900000 out of 10000000 steps  (29%)
[14:14:01] Completed 3000000 out of 10000000 steps  (30%)
[14:27:49] Completed 3100000 out of 10000000 steps  (31%)
[14:41:54] Completed 3200000 out of 10000000 steps  (32%)
[14:56:08] Completed 3300000 out of 10000000 steps  (33%)
[15:10:10] Completed 3400000 out of 10000000 steps  (34%)
[15:24:01] Completed 3500000 out of 10000000 steps  (35%)
[15:38:18] Completed 3600000 out of 10000000 steps  (36%)
[15:52:16] Completed 3700000 out of 10000000 steps  (37%)
[16:06:13] Completed 3800000 out of 10000000 steps  (38%)
[16:20:12] Completed 3900000 out of 10000000 steps  (39%)
[16:33:47] Completed 4000000 out of 10000000 steps  (40%)
[16:47:26] Completed 4100000 out of 10000000 steps  (41%)
[17:02:10] Completed 4200000 out of 10000000 steps  (42%)
[17:15:09] Completed 4300000 out of 10000000 steps  (43%)
[17:30:03] Completed 4400000 out of 10000000 steps  (44%)
[17:45:29] Completed 4500000 out of 10000000 steps  (45%)
[18:01:16] Completed 4600000 out of 10000000 steps  (46%)
[18:16:30] Completed 4700000 out of 10000000 steps  (47%)
[18:31:19] Completed 4800000 out of 10000000 steps  (48%)
[18:45:54] Completed 4900000 out of 10000000 steps  (49%)
[18:59:04] Completed 5000000 out of 10000000 steps  (50%)
[19:12:35] Completed 5100000 out of 10000000 steps  (51%)
[19:25:54] Completed 5200000 out of 10000000 steps  (52%)
[19:39:54] Completed 5300000 out of 10000000 steps  (53%)
[19:53:44] Completed 5400000 out of 10000000 steps  (54%)
[20:07:17] Completed 5500000 out of 10000000 steps  (55%)
[20:20:31] Completed 5600000 out of 10000000 steps  (56%)
[20:34:44] Completed 5700000 out of 10000000 steps  (57%)
[20:51:37] Completed 5800000 out of 10000000 steps  (58%)
[21:08:12] Completed 5900000 out of 10000000 steps  (59%)
[21:25:34] Completed 6000000 out of 10000000 steps  (60%)
[21:41:59] Completed 6100000 out of 10000000 steps  (61%)
[21:58:06] Completed 6200000 out of 10000000 steps  (62%)
[22:13:07] Completed 6300000 out of 10000000 steps  (63%)
[22:26:23] Completed 6400000 out of 10000000 steps  (64%)
[22:40:13] Completed 6500000 out of 10000000 steps  (65%)
[22:54:18] Completed 6600000 out of 10000000 steps  (66%)
[23:08:28] Completed 6700000 out of 10000000 steps  (67%)
[23:22:37] Completed 6800000 out of 10000000 steps  (68%)
[23:36:51] Completed 6900000 out of 10000000 steps  (69%)
[23:51:02] Completed 7000000 out of 10000000 steps  (70%)
[00:06:09] Completed 7100000 out of 10000000 steps  (71%)
[00:20:23] Completed 7200000 out of 10000000 steps  (72%)
[00:34:36] Completed 7300000 out of 10000000 steps  (73%)
[00:48:51] Completed 7400000 out of 10000000 steps  (74%)
[01:03:02] Completed 7500000 out of 10000000 steps  (75%)
[01:17:19] Completed 7600000 out of 10000000 steps  (76%)
[01:31:25] Completed 7700000 out of 10000000 steps  (77%)
[01:45:35] Completed 7800000 out of 10000000 steps  (78%)
[01:59:45] Completed 7900000 out of 10000000 steps  (79%)
[02:13:53] Completed 8000000 out of 10000000 steps  (80%)
[02:28:00] Completed 8100000 out of 10000000 steps  (81%)
[02:42:08] Completed 8200000 out of 10000000 steps  (82%)
[02:56:20] Completed 8300000 out of 10000000 steps  (83%)
[03:10:35] Completed 8400000 out of 10000000 steps  (84%)
[03:24:52] Completed 8500000 out of 10000000 steps  (85%)
[03:39:00] Completed 8600000 out of 10000000 steps  (86%)
[03:53:10] Completed 8700000 out of 10000000 steps  (87%)
[04:07:19] Completed 8800000 out of 10000000 steps  (88%)
[04:21:30] Completed 8900000 out of 10000000 steps  (89%)
[04:35:42] Completed 9000000 out of 10000000 steps  (90%)
[04:49:51] Completed 9100000 out of 10000000 steps  (91%)
[05:04:06] Completed 9200000 out of 10000000 steps  (92%)
[05:18:23] Completed 9300000 out of 10000000 steps  (93%)
[05:32:38] Completed 9400000 out of 10000000 steps  (94%)
[05:46:57] Completed 9500000 out of 10000000 steps  (95%)
[06:01:12] Completed 9600000 out of 10000000 steps  (96%)
[07:54:36] Completed 9700000 out of 10000000 steps  (97%)
[08:07:56] Completed 9800000 out of 10000000 steps  (98%)
[08:21:03] Completed 9900000 out of 10000000 steps  (99%)
[08:34:36] Completed 10000000 out of 10000000 steps  (100%)
[08:34:37] DynamicWrapper: Finished Work Unit: sleep=10000
[08:34:47]
[08:34:47] Finished Work Unit:
[08:34:47] - Reading up to 2113728 from "work/wudata_01.trr": Read 2113728
[08:34:47] trr file hash check passed.
[08:34:47] - Reading up to 219728 from "work/wudata_01.xtc": Read 219728
[08:34:47] xtc file hash check passed.
[08:34:47] edr file hash check passed.
[08:34:47] logfile size: 80922
[08:34:47] Leaving Run
[08:34:50] - Writing 2438850 bytes of core data to disk...
[08:34:51] Done: 2438338 -> 1908300 (compressed to 78.2 percent)
[08:34:51]   ... Done.
[08:34:52] - Shutting down core
[08:34:52]
[08:34:52] Folding@home Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
[08:34:56] CoreStatus = 64 (100)
[08:34:56] Sending work to server
[08:34:56] Project: 7001 (Run 0, Clone 144, Gen 53)
[08:34:56] - Read packet limit of 540015616... Set to 524286976.


[08:34:56] + Attempting to send results [January 22 08:34:56 UTC]
[08:35:01] + Results successfully sent
[08:35:01] Thank you for your contribution to Folding@Home.
[08:35:01] + Starting local stats count at 1
[08:35:06] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[08:35:06] + Attempting to get work packet
[08:35:06] - Connecting to assignment server
[08:35:07] - Successful: assigned to (129.74.85.15).
[08:35:07] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[08:35:07] Loaded queue successfully.
[08:35:08] + Closed connections
[08:35:08]
[08:35:08] + Processing work unit
[08:35:08] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[08:35:08] Core found.
[08:35:08] Working on queue slot 02 [January 22 08:35:08 UTC]
[08:35:08] + Working ...
[08:35:08]
[08:35:08] *------------------------------*
[08:35:08] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[08:35:08] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[08:35:08]
[08:35:08] Preparing to commence simulation
[08:35:08] - Looking at optimizations...
[08:35:08] - Created dyn
[08:35:08] - Files status OK
[08:35:08] - Expanded 39652 -> 204784 (decompressed 516.4 percent)
[08:35:08] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=39652 data_size=204784, decompressed_data_size=204784 diff=0
[08:35:08] - Digital signature verified
[08:35:08]
[08:35:08] Project: 7001 (Run 1, Clone 55, Gen 81)
[08:35:08]
[08:35:08] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[08:35:08] Entering M.D.
[08:35:14] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[08:35:15] Completed 0 out of 10000000 steps  (0%)
[09:20:32] Completed 100000 out of 10000000 steps  (1%)
[10:06:04] Completed 200000 out of 10000000 steps  (2%)
[10:53:24] Completed 300000 out of 10000000 steps  (3%)
[11:32:24] Completed 400000 out of 10000000 steps  (4%)
[12:10:55] Completed 500000 out of 10000000 steps  (5%)
[12:54:41] Completed 600000 out of 10000000 steps  (6%)
[13:35:24] Completed 700000 out of 10000000 steps  (7%)


Any feedback is highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
- bilde2910
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bruce » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:50 am

Welcome to foldingforum.org, bilde2910.

First: you may be assuming that you can judge progress in PerCent per Hour. That's only true if you're still running the same WU or at least another WU from the same Project. The fact that the first log shows 90% to 93% and the second one shows 4% to 7% does mean you got a new assignment. Successive assignments may come from different projects and there is a good chance that any comparison between projects is meaningless.

Second: Running MineCraft or other programs may reduce FAH's throughput, but since you're only folding on 2 out of 4 cores, it's not too likely. FAH is designed to run at the lowest possible priority so that it can be temporarily suspended when there's other work to be done, but that would only happen when the other applications needed more than two processors concurrently.
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bilde2910 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:32 am

What you said, I got another work packet, is true. The console client did infact give me a new WU, though;

Both cores have the same name (I think):
Old: Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
New: Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core

It is the same project (except Run, Clone and Gen):
Old: Project: 7001 (Run 0, Clone 144, Gen 53)
New: Project: 7001 (Run 1, Clone 55, Gen 81)

Also, both are 10 000 000 in size, and the old one gave me 600 points, the new one has not yet been delivered.

Here is a screenshot of the processes running, while playing Minecraft:
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And here is a screenshot of CPU and RAM usage at same time:
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I confirmed Minecraft not to slow down F@H (I tested it) so I still wonder, as they, as far as I know, are from the same project, why one is a lot slower than the other. If you're in doubt of the above spesifications, look at the whole log from the first post. Thank you for the answer, but is it possible to have it further explained?

Thanks in return,
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby PantherX » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:22 pm

Even if the WU is from the same Project, since their trajectories are different, it is possible that in one WU, the atoms are much closer together which increase the number of calculations which in turn increase the TPF. It is pretty rare and it could explain the above observation. Moreover, if you want, you can search for "Folding Event" for further details.
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bilde2910 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:44 pm

Ok, that seems explanative.

Though, I can't find any appropriate results after googling for Folding Event, and what does TPF mean?
(I'm not so known to all these abbreviations...)

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby PantherX » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:53 pm

Sorry, TPF -> Time Per Frame. It means that the time taken for 1% of the WU (Work Unit) to be finished.

Here is a nice explanation by bruce regarding Folding Event -> viewtopic.php?p=75704#p75704
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bilde2910 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:01 pm

PantherX wrote:Sorry, TPF -> Time Per Frame. It means that the time taken for 1% of the WU (Work Unit) to be finished.

Here is a nice explanation by bruce regarding Folding Event -> viewtopic.php?p=75704#p75704

Thanks a lot for your help! I understand more now.
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby 7im » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:18 pm

Also consider if this is a one time slowdown... or if it happens multiple times. Once is a WU specific issue, multiple times might have outside causes.
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Re: Sudden slowdown of Console client

Postby bilde2910 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:05 pm

7im wrote:Also consider if this is a one time slowdown... or if it happens multiple times. Once is a WU specific issue, multiple times might have outside causes.

I deleted the console WU (16%) and let the systray one (96%) finish, then installed SMP2 instead. Thus now I wonder if size 750000 WUs are normal for SMP2, :lol:
So basically, problem fixed ;)
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