Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

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Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

Postby calgaryscout » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi, I've recently installed a fresh Ubuntu OS on an old Pentium 4, 3.2 Ghz desktop I had in the garage. I was a little surprised by how slow it runs. Here's a clip from the FAHlog.txt file:
[12:07:22] Completed 615000 out of 750000 steps (82%)
[13:56:29] Completed 622500 out of 750000 steps (83%)
[15:48:29] Completed 630000 out of 750000 steps (84%)
[17:37:38] Completed 637500 out of 750000 steps (85%)
...

As you can see it is taking about 2 hours per 1%
This is a dedicated machine with nothing else running on it. When I look at the system monitor the FaHCore_a4.exe is getting 99.3% of the cpu.

In comparison I have folding@home running on a windows XP Athlon 2600 and it takes about 8 minutes per 1%.

Is this normal or is there something else I can do to speed up the process?
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Re: Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

Postby GreyWhiskers » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi, Calgaryscout. Welcome to the fold.

I also am running a Pent 4/HT 3.2. GHz desktop, but I'm doing it under Windows XP. I've set up two slots - a Uniprocessor slot, and a GPU slot for the ATI HD4670 AGP bus. My uniprocessor slot normally gets ~100 points per day, and the GPU slot ~1150. If I weren't running the GPU slot, I would probably get a bit higher Points Per Day [EDIT: for the Uniprocessor slot], but the Pent 4/HT, even at 3.2 GHz and exploiting the SSE instruction set, won't get anything like the newer machines.

I am currently running P7905 (98, 3, 2), which is averaging about 2 hours per frame (the percent steps you did show). So, this is extremely slow and tedious - it's at 22%, but still is estimated to have 6.5 DAYS to go. I don't have any of the advmethods or other flags that indicate I wanted this large a work unit, but that's the work that needs to be done.

It would be really helpful for us to comment if things are normal in your rig if you could post the whole log between CODE tags, so we could see just what kind of work unit you are chewing on, and how your rig is configured.
Last edited by GreyWhiskers on Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

Postby calgaryscout » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks GreyWhiskers, here's the contents of my FaHlog.txt file:
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--- Opening Log file [October 29 19:53:31]


# Linux Console Edition #######################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.02

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6


[19:53:31] - Machine ID: 1
[19:53:31]
[19:53:31] Work directory not found. Creating...
[19:53:31] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[19:53:31] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[19:53:31] + Attempting to get work packet
[19:53:31] - Connecting to assignment server
[19:53:31] - Successful: assigned to (143.89.28.72).
[19:53:31] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[19:53:31] Loaded queue successfully.
[19:53:42] + Closed connections
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[19:53:42] Core not found.
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[19:53:45] Verifying core Core_a4.fah...
[19:53:45] Signature is VALID
[19:53:45]
[19:53:45] Trying to unzip core FahCore_a4.exe
[19:53:47] Decompressed FahCore_a4.exe (5803876 bytes) successfully
[19:53:47] + Core successfully engaged
[19:54:13]
[19:54:13] + Processing work unit
[19:54:13] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[19:54:13] Core found.
[19:54:13] Working on Unit 01 [October 29 19:54:13]
[19:54:13] + Working ...
[19:54:13]
[19:54:13] *------------------------------*
[19:54:13] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[19:54:13] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[19:54:13]
[19:54:13] Preparing to commence simulation
[19:54:13] - Looking at optimizations...
[19:54:13] - Created dyn
[19:54:13] - Files status OK
[19:54:14] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[19:54:14] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[19:54:14] - Digital signature verified
[19:54:14]
[19:54:14] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[19:54:14]
[19:54:14] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[19:54:14] Entering M.D.
[19:54:20] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[19:54:23] Completed 0 out of 750000 steps  (0%)


--- Opening Log file [October 30 02:32:59]


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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.02

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6



[02:32:59] - Machine ID: 1
[02:32:59]
[02:32:59] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:32:59]
[02:32:59] + Processing work unit
[02:32:59] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[02:32:59] Core found.
[02:33:00] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 02:33:00]
[02:33:00] + Working ...
[02:33:00]
[02:33:00] *------------------------------*
[02:33:00] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[02:33:00] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[02:33:00]
[02:33:00] Preparing to commence simulation
[02:33:00] - Ensuring status. Please wait.
[02:33:09] - Looking at optimizations...
[02:33:09] - Working with standard loops on this execution.
[02:33:09] - Previous termination of core was improper.
[02:33:09] - Files status OK
[02:33:11] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[02:33:11] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[02:33:11] - Digital signature verified
[02:33:11]
[02:33:11] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[02:33:11]
[02:33:11] Entering M.D.
[02:33:17] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[02:33:17] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[02:33:20] Resuming from checkpoint
[02:33:20] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[02:33:20] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[02:33:20] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[02:33:20] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[02:33:21] Completed 2010 out of 750000 steps  (0%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [October 30 03:15:21]


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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6



[03:15:21] - Machine ID: 1
[03:15:21]
[03:15:22] Loaded queue successfully.
[03:15:22]
[03:15:22] + Processing work unit
[03:15:22] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[03:15:22] Core found.
[03:15:22] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 03:15:22]
[03:15:22] + Working ...
[03:15:22]
[03:15:22] *------------------------------*
[03:15:22] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[03:15:22] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[03:15:22]
[03:15:22] Preparing to commence simulation
[03:15:22] - Looking at optimizations...
[03:15:22] - Files status OK
[03:15:22] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[03:15:22] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[03:15:22] - Digital signature verified
[03:15:22]
[03:15:22] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[03:15:22]
[03:15:22] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[03:15:22] Entering M.D.
[03:15:28] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[03:15:29] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[03:15:30] Resuming from checkpoint
[03:15:30] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[03:15:30] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[03:15:30] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[03:15:30] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[03:15:32] Completed 3980 out of 750000 steps  (0%)


--- Opening Log file [October 30 03:29:15]


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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6


[03:29:15] - Machine ID: 1
[03:29:15]
[03:29:15] Loaded queue successfully.
[03:29:15]
[03:29:15] + Processing work unit
[03:29:15] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[03:29:15] Core found.
[03:29:15] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 03:29:15]
[03:29:15] + Working ...
[03:29:16]
[03:29:16] *------------------------------*
[03:29:16] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[03:29:16] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[03:29:16]
[03:29:16] Preparing to commence simulation
[03:29:16] - Ensuring status. Please wait.
[03:29:25] - Looking at optimizations...
[03:29:25] - Working with standard loops on this execution.
[03:29:25] - Previous termination of core was improper.
[03:29:25] - Files status OK
[03:29:26] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[03:29:26] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[03:29:26] - Digital signature verified
[03:29:27]
[03:29:27] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[03:29:27]
[03:29:27] Entering M.D.
[03:29:33] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[03:29:33] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[03:29:34] Resuming from checkpoint
[03:29:35] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[03:29:35] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[03:29:35] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[03:29:35] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[03:29:36] Completed 3980 out of 750000 steps  (0%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [October 30 06:31:40]


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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6



[06:31:41] - Machine ID: 1
[06:31:41]
[06:31:41] Loaded queue successfully.
[06:31:41]
[06:31:41] + Processing work unit
[06:31:41] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[06:31:41] Core found.
[06:31:41] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 06:31:41]
[06:31:41] + Working ...
[06:31:41]
[06:31:41] *------------------------------*
[06:31:41] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[06:31:41] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[06:31:41]
[06:31:41] Preparing to commence simulation
[06:31:41] - Looking at optimizations...
[06:31:41] - Files status OK
[06:31:42] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[06:31:42] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[06:31:42] - Digital signature verified
[06:31:42]
[06:31:42] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[06:31:42]
[06:31:42] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[06:31:42] Entering M.D.
[06:31:48] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[06:31:49] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[06:31:52] Resuming from checkpoint
[06:31:52] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[06:31:52] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[06:31:52] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[06:31:52] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[06:31:56] Completed 3980 out of 750000 steps  (0%)
[07:25:01] Completed 7500 out of 750000 steps  (1%)
[09:15:22] Completed 15000 out of 750000 steps  (2%)
[11:03:35] Completed 22500 out of 750000 steps  (3%)
[12:51:47] Completed 30000 out of 750000 steps  (4%)
[14:40:02] Completed 37500 out of 750000 steps  (5%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [October 30 16:16:04]


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                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6


[16:16:04] - Machine ID: 1
[16:16:04]
[16:16:04] Loaded queue successfully.
[16:16:04]
[16:16:04] + Processing work unit
[16:16:04] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[16:16:04] Core found.
[16:16:04] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 16:16:04]
[16:16:04] + Working ...
[16:16:04]
[16:16:04] *------------------------------*
[16:16:04] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[16:16:04] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[16:16:04]
[16:16:04] Preparing to commence simulation
[16:16:04] - Looking at optimizations...
[16:16:04] - Files status OK
[16:16:06] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[16:16:06] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[16:16:06] - Digital signature verified
[16:16:06]
[16:16:06] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[16:16:06]
[16:16:06] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[16:16:06] Entering M.D.
[16:16:13] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[16:16:14] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[16:16:17] Resuming from checkpoint
[16:16:17] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[16:16:17] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[16:16:17] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[16:16:17] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[16:16:19] Completed 41910 out of 750000 steps  (5%)
[17:01:15] Completed 45000 out of 750000 steps  (6%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [October 30 18:36:38]


# Linux Console Edition #######################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.02

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6


[18:36:38] - Machine ID: 1
[18:36:38]
[18:36:38] Loaded queue successfully.
[18:36:38]
[18:36:38] + Processing work unit
[18:36:38] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[18:36:38] Core found.
[18:36:38] Working on Unit 01 [October 30 18:36:38]
[18:36:38] + Working ...
[18:36:38]
[18:36:38] *------------------------------*
[18:36:38] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[18:36:38] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[18:36:38]
[18:36:38] Preparing to commence simulation
[18:36:38] - Looking at optimizations...
[18:36:38] - Files status OK
[18:36:39] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[18:36:39] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[18:36:40] - Digital signature verified
[18:36:40]
[18:36:40] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[18:36:40]
[18:36:40] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[18:36:40] Entering M.D.
[18:36:46] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[18:36:46] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[18:36:50] Resuming from checkpoint
[18:36:50] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[18:36:50] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[18:36:50] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[18:36:50] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[18:36:52] Completed 50180 out of 750000 steps  (6%)
[19:10:38] Completed 52500 out of 750000 steps  (7%)
[20:59:50] Completed 60000 out of 750000 steps  (8%)
[22:48:35] Completed 67500 out of 750000 steps  (9%)
[00:37:16] Completed 75000 out of 750000 steps  (10%)
[02:25:54] Completed 82500 out of 750000 steps  (11%)
[04:14:32] Completed 90000 out of 750000 steps  (12%)
[06:03:24] Completed 97500 out of 750000 steps  (13%)
[07:52:04] Completed 105000 out of 750000 steps  (14%)
[09:40:40] Completed 112500 out of 750000 steps  (15%)
[11:29:16] Completed 120000 out of 750000 steps  (16%)
[13:17:52] Completed 127500 out of 750000 steps  (17%)
[15:09:17] Completed 135000 out of 750000 steps  (18%)
[16:57:52] Completed 142500 out of 750000 steps  (19%)
[18:46:28] Completed 150000 out of 750000 steps  (20%)
[20:35:10] Completed 157500 out of 750000 steps  (21%)
[22:23:49] Completed 165000 out of 750000 steps  (22%)
[00:12:28] Completed 172500 out of 750000 steps  (23%)
[02:01:17] Completed 180000 out of 750000 steps  (24%)
[03:49:56] Completed 187500 out of 750000 steps  (25%)
[05:38:46] Completed 195000 out of 750000 steps  (26%)
[07:27:25] Completed 202500 out of 750000 steps  (27%)
[09:16:03] Completed 210000 out of 750000 steps  (28%)
[11:04:41] Completed 217500 out of 750000 steps  (29%)
[12:53:17] Completed 225000 out of 750000 steps  (30%)
[14:44:57] Completed 232500 out of 750000 steps  (31%)
[16:33:38] Completed 240000 out of 750000 steps  (32%)
[18:22:21] Completed 247500 out of 750000 steps  (33%)
[20:12:29] Completed 255000 out of 750000 steps  (34%)
[22:01:13] Completed 262500 out of 750000 steps  (35%)
[23:49:57] Completed 270000 out of 750000 steps  (36%)
[01:38:40] Completed 277500 out of 750000 steps  (37%)
[03:27:24] Completed 285000 out of 750000 steps  (38%)
[05:16:11] Completed 292500 out of 750000 steps  (39%)
[07:05:05] Completed 300000 out of 750000 steps  (40%)
[08:53:48] Completed 307500 out of 750000 steps  (41%)
[10:42:33] Completed 315000 out of 750000 steps  (42%)
[12:31:18] Completed 322500 out of 750000 steps  (43%)
[14:20:01] Completed 330000 out of 750000 steps  (44%)
[16:11:28] Completed 337500 out of 750000 steps  (45%)
[18:02:14] Completed 345000 out of 750000 steps  (46%)
[19:58:56] Completed 352500 out of 750000 steps  (47%)
[21:51:06] Completed 360000 out of 750000 steps  (48%)
[23:39:54] Completed 367500 out of 750000 steps  (49%)
[01:28:41] Completed 375000 out of 750000 steps  (50%)
[03:17:26] Completed 382500 out of 750000 steps  (51%)
[05:06:10] Completed 390000 out of 750000 steps  (52%)
[06:56:32] Completed 397500 out of 750000 steps  (53%)
[08:45:16] Completed 405000 out of 750000 steps  (54%)
[10:34:03] Completed 412500 out of 750000 steps  (55%)
[12:22:51] Completed 420000 out of 750000 steps  (56%)
[14:11:53] Completed 427500 out of 750000 steps  (57%)
[16:03:17] Completed 435000 out of 750000 steps  (58%)
[17:52:35] Completed 442500 out of 750000 steps  (59%)
[19:41:22] Completed 450000 out of 750000 steps  (60%)
[21:30:08] Completed 457500 out of 750000 steps  (61%)
[23:22:13] Completed 465000 out of 750000 steps  (62%)
[01:11:00] Completed 472500 out of 750000 steps  (63%)
[02:59:44] Completed 480000 out of 750000 steps  (64%)
[04:48:36] Completed 487500 out of 750000 steps  (65%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [November 4 05:45:28]


# Linux Console Edition #######################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.02

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

###############################################################################
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Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6


[05:45:29] - Machine ID: 1
[05:45:29]
[05:45:29] Loaded queue successfully.
[05:45:29]
[05:45:29] + Processing work unit
[05:45:29] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[05:45:29] Core found.
[05:45:29] Working on Unit 01 [November 4 05:45:29]
[05:45:29] + Working ...
[05:45:29]
[05:45:29] *------------------------------*
[05:45:29] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[05:45:29] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[05:45:29]
[05:45:29] Preparing to commence simulation
[05:45:29] - Looking at optimizations...
[05:45:29] - Files status OK
[05:45:30] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[05:45:30] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[05:45:30] - Digital signature verified
[05:45:30]
[05:45:30] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[05:45:30]
[05:45:30] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[05:45:30] Entering M.D.
[05:45:54] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[05:45:56] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[05:45:59] Resuming from checkpoint
[05:45:59] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[05:45:59] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[05:46:00] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[05:46:00] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[05:46:01] Completed 490840 out of 750000 steps  (65%)

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.


--- Opening Log file [November 4 05:57:28]


# Linux Console Edition #######################################################
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                       Folding@Home Client Version 6.02

                          http://folding.stanford.edu

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

Launch directory: /opt/foldingathome/1
Executable: /opt/foldingathome/1/fah6



[05:57:28] - Machine ID: 1
[05:57:28]
[05:57:28] Loaded queue successfully.
[05:57:28]
[05:57:28] + Processing work unit
[05:57:28] Core required: FahCore_a4.exe
[05:57:28] Core found.
[05:57:28] Working on Unit 01 [November 4 05:57:28]
[05:57:28] + Working ...
[05:57:29]
[05:57:29] *------------------------------*
[05:57:29] Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
[05:57:29] Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
[05:57:29]
[05:57:29] Preparing to commence simulation
[05:57:29] - Looking at optimizations...
[05:57:29] - Files status OK
[05:57:30] - Expanded 1701039 -> 3718204 (decompressed 218.5 percent)
[05:57:30] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1701039 data_size=3718204, decompressed_data_size=3718204 diff=0
[05:57:30] - Digital signature verified
[05:57:30]
[05:57:30] Project: 7708 (Run 32, Clone 9, Gen 1)
[05:57:30]
[05:57:30] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[05:57:30] Entering M.D.
[05:57:36] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[05:57:37] Mapping NT from 1 to 1
[05:57:41] Resuming from checkpoint
[05:57:41] Verified work/wudata_01.log
[05:57:41] Verified work/wudata_01.trr
[05:57:41] Verified work/wudata_01.xtc
[05:57:41] Verified work/wudata_01.edr
[05:57:44] Completed 490840 out of 750000 steps  (65%)
[06:58:38] Completed 495000 out of 750000 steps  (66%)
[08:47:44] Completed 502500 out of 750000 steps  (67%)
[10:36:52] Completed 510000 out of 750000 steps  (68%)
[12:26:02] Completed 517500 out of 750000 steps  (69%)
[14:15:10] Completed 525000 out of 750000 steps  (70%)
[16:07:00] Completed 532500 out of 750000 steps  (71%)
[17:56:18] Completed 540000 out of 750000 steps  (72%)
[19:45:23] Completed 547500 out of 750000 steps  (73%)
[21:34:33] Completed 555000 out of 750000 steps  (74%)
[23:23:35] Completed 562500 out of 750000 steps  (75%)
[01:12:36] Completed 570000 out of 750000 steps  (76%)
[03:01:39] Completed 577500 out of 750000 steps  (77%)
[04:50:40] Completed 585000 out of 750000 steps  (78%)
[06:39:54] Completed 592500 out of 750000 steps  (79%)
[08:29:12] Completed 600000 out of 750000 steps  (80%)
[10:18:15] Completed 607500 out of 750000 steps  (81%)
[12:07:22] Completed 615000 out of 750000 steps  (82%)
[13:56:29] Completed 622500 out of 750000 steps  (83%)
[15:48:29] Completed 630000 out of 750000 steps  (84%)
[17:37:38] Completed 637500 out of 750000 steps  (85%)
[19:27:03] Completed 645000 out of 750000 steps  (86%)
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Re: Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

Postby GreyWhiskers » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:11 am

I see you are running a Project 7708. I haven't gotten that exact project, but there is a family of similar projects that I have recently completed:

p7704; about 8 days run time; 1065 points; 2h 9m 35s TPF; 116ppd
p7705 about 9 days run time; 1052 points; 2h 12m 43s TPF; 111.8 ppd
p7709; over 14 days run time (there were other issues with the computer then); 1171 points; 3h 23m 37s TPF; 79.19 ppd
p7704; about 10 days run time; 1035 points; 2h 10m 44s TPF; 106.44 ppd

This link gives you a little info on the family of projects your's is in - the description was from when they were being beta tested: Beta projects: 7706-7710

Bottom line - your TPF of ~1h 49m may seem to you frustratingly long (and it is), but it is in line with what I've seen on similar projects on about the same hardware.

At some point, you may want to consider switching from the old 6.03 Folding at Home software to the new v7 software - I'm not running Linux myself, but the install guide show it is compatible with Ubuntu.

GW
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Re: Folding performance on a Pentium 4 3.2 ghz desktop

Postby calgaryscout » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:33 am

Super, and thanks for the info on the projects. I just wanted to confirm that everything was running as well as it could on Linux which is a new OS for me! I have two PS3s, 3 windows workstations and now my old box runnig Ubuntu all running folding@home in the background. In total they've given me 150,000 points in the last 10 days or so. I love the concept.
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