Having lots of cores running, why?

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Having lots of cores running, why?

Postby torswin » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:18 pm

Hello.

I just checked the resource chart on my Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit and saw something which shocked me. I have very many FahCore running.

I am running a quadcore and I used fininstall to install (followed the steps on the fahwiki).
Here's a screenshot of the system monitor:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25547367@N02/2440599857/

Just for curiosity I checked on my fileserver and here I saw the same. The difference is that I used fah_install from ubuntuwiki to install folding at home on that machine.
Screenshot:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25547367@N02/2441435698/


Is this normal? If I turn on bigunits it'll eat my computer's memory :e(

Edit: Sovande means sleeping and køyrande means running
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Re: Having lots of cores running, why?

Postby bruce » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:25 pm

This is normal. There are four active copies of FahCore_* which are working plus a number of other event driven tasks which only wake up occasionally to do something. Windows only shows the main tasks. Linux/MacOS shows all of the subtasks too.
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Re: Having lots of cores running, why?

Postby Ivoshiee » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:26 pm

It is normal - the FAH client will initiate several/numerous processes per running FAH client/core.

If you would like to see a smaller number of FAH (related) processes then you can install the SMP client instead.
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Re: Having lots of cores running, why?

Postby torswin » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Ah, thanks. You learn as long as you live :)

Thought there was something wrong somewhere.
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