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can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby wpshooter » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:27 pm

I am anticipating building a new system and I would like to know if Folding can utilize the processor power of an Intel core 2 Quad processor ?

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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby Ivoshiee » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:01 pm

The FAH SMP client can do it.
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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby toTOW » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:28 pm

Or four instances of uniprocessor client ... but for Linux, I think the best solution is the SMP client mentioned by Ivo ;)
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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby Ivoshiee » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:30 pm

It should be noted that the Linux must be a 64bit variant with 32bit support enabled.
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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby v00d00 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:05 pm

Anything x86_64 should work.

Try Fedora or Debian, as they are pretty popular, or Ubuntu (for the heathens) if you think you fall in this category.
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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby Adak » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:53 pm

You can fight with other Linux distro's, but Ubuntu is just way easier. NotFred might be just as easy, but the problem with NotFred is that the installed base is very small, and I don't know of any active forums for NotFred help. :eek:

Ubuntu's help forum kick's butt (the bookmark for it is right on your browser when you install Ubuntu).

Ubuntu == easy breezy, Debian, etc. == mild PITA to absolute horror. :eo
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Re: can folding utilize an Intel core 2 quad processor

Postby Ivoshiee » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:11 pm

Adak wrote:You can fight with other Linux distro's, but Ubuntu is just way easier. NotFred might be just as easy, but the problem with NotFred is that the installed base is very small, and I don't know of any active forums for NotFred help. :eek:

Ubuntu's help forum kick's butt (the bookmark for it is right on your browser when you install Ubuntu).

Ubuntu == easy breezy, Debian, etc. == mild PITA to absolute horror. :eo

If the NotFred is not suitable then there are other FAH client installers for Linux.
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