Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

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Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby theory » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:35 pm

What is the PPD outlook for one of these monsters? Just curious. :biggrin:
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby Nathan_P » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:50 pm

theory wrote:What is the PPD outlook for one of these monsters? Just curious. :biggrin:


i haven't seen many mac PPD's reported recently, if it helps at all my 12 core+HT win7 box gets upto 87k PPD twin x5670 @2.93
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby pasvorn » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:10 am

I am folding on my 12-core Mac Pro (2x6-core xenon 2.6GHz)
I am also using this Mac throughout the day for office works.

I don't think I got a lot of PPD. I don't see it print out in my log file.
Is there a way to calculate the PPD?

Here's my latest log.
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[19:41:45] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[19:41:45] Cleaning up work directory
[19:41:45] + Attempting to get work packet
[19:41:45] - Connecting to assignment server
[19:41:46] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.54).
[19:41:46] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[19:41:46] Loaded queue successfully.
[19:41:48] + Closed connections
[19:41:48]
[19:41:48] + Processing work unit
[19:41:48] Core required: FahCore_a3.exe
[19:41:48] Core found.
[19:41:48] Working on queue slot 03 [August 24 19:41:48 UTC]
[19:41:48] + Working ...
[19:41:48]
[19:41:48] *------------------------------*
[19:41:48] Folding@Home Gromacs SMP Core
[19:41:48] Version 2.22 (May 7 2010)
[19:41:48]
[19:41:48] Preparing to commence simulation
[19:41:48] - Looking at optimizations...
[19:41:48] - Created dyn
[19:41:48] - Files status OK
[19:41:48] - Expanded 1764291 -> 2254429 (decompressed 127.7 percent)
[19:41:48] Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=1764291 data_size=2254429, decompressed_data_size=2254429 diff=0
[19:41:48] - Digital signature verified
[19:41:48]
[19:41:48] Project: 6062 (Run 0, Clone 124, Gen 476)
[19:41:48]
[19:41:48] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[19:41:48] Entering M.D.
[19:41:55] Completed 0 out of 500000 steps  (0%)
[19:44:22] Completed 5000 out of 500000 steps  (1%)
[19:46:51] Completed 10000 out of 500000 steps  (2%)
[19:49:16] Completed 15000 out of 500000 steps  (3%)
[19:51:38] Completed 20000 out of 500000 steps  (4%)
[19:54:00] Completed 25000 out of 500000 steps  (5%)
[19:56:26] Completed 30000 out of 500000 steps  (6%)
[19:58:53] Completed 35000 out of 500000 steps  (7%)
[20:01:16] Completed 40000 out of 500000 steps  (8%)
[20:03:40] Completed 45000 out of 500000 steps  (9%)
...
[23:29:58] Completed 470000 out of 500000 steps  (94%)
[23:32:23] Completed 475000 out of 500000 steps  (95%)
[23:34:46] Completed 480000 out of 500000 steps  (96%)
[23:37:08] Completed 485000 out of 500000 steps  (97%)
[23:39:29] Completed 490000 out of 500000 steps  (98%)
[23:41:52] Completed 495000 out of 500000 steps  (99%)
[23:44:22] Completed 500000 out of 500000 steps  (100%)
[23:44:23] DynamicWrapper: Finished Work Unit: sleep=10000
[23:44:33]
[23:44:33] Finished Work Unit:
[23:44:33] - Reading up to 3700080 from "work/wudata_03.trr": Read 3700080
[23:44:33] trr file hash check passed.
[23:44:33] edr file hash check passed.
[23:44:33] logfile size: 56945
[23:44:33] Leaving Run
[23:44:34] - Writing 3792577 bytes of core data to disk...
[23:44:34]   ... Done.
[23:44:35] - Shutting down core
[23:44:35]
[23:44:35] Folding@home Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
[23:44:35] CoreStatus = 64 (100)
[23:44:35] Sending work to server
[23:44:35] Project: 6062 (Run 0, Clone 124, Gen 476)


[23:44:35] + Attempting to send results [August 24 23:44:35 UTC]
[23:44:36] + Results successfully sent
[23:44:36] Thank you for your contribution to Folding@Home.
[23:44:36] + Number of Units Completed: 345


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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby werty316 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:41 am

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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby rwh202 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:57 am

pasvorn wrote:I am folding on my 12-core Mac Pro (2x6-core xenon 2.6GHz)
I am also using this Mac throughout the day for office works.

I don't think I got a lot of PPD. I don't see it print out in my log file.
Is there a way to calculate the PPD?


Hi pasvorn - is this you? - http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=562011

If so, you'll want a passkey - http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey

That WorkUnit you posted the log for got you 481 points - with a passkey it would be 4200 (from http://linuxforge.net/bonuscalc2.php)

Still, 25K PPD doesn't seem stellar for a 12 core MacPro - do you have hyper-threading?

Hope that helps
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby pasvorn » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:44 pm

Hi werty316,

Thanks a lot for the utility. I'll check it out.

Rob,
Yes, that's me. I am new here and not too worry about the ppd, yet.
However, it is good to compare apple to apple with the PPD. :)

I have just got my passkey. Will try to add it in and see what I'll get.

Regarding "hyper-threading", I am not sure what it is, but will be looking into it.
In my "Activity Monitor", it shows FahCore_a3.exe runs at 2200-2300%, so I assume that it use 22-23 virtual cores.
Is that what it is?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby Spitfire19 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:53 pm

Note: you need to finish (I think) 10WUs with a passkey attached before getting Bonus Points.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby Jesse_V » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:02 pm

You also need to maintain an 80% successful return rate in order to continue to receive bonus points. Its on the FAQ linked by rwh202.
Most of the time you should have no problem maintaining this, but just be aware of that requirement.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby werty316 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:58 pm

2400% would be the max for your machine although 2200-2300% seems a bit low. Check the Activity Monitor and see if any other app is chewing up CPU cycles.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby bruce » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:59 pm

How much RAM do you have? Running 24 different threads does take quite a bit of active memory.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby pasvorn » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:30 am

werty316,

I have 2 VMs running for other things. I imagine that they do take a bit of CPU cycles.

bruce,

I have 24GB of RAM. I have a bit more RAM since I have a couple of VMs running on the same system.
"Activity Monitor" shows that FahCore_a3.exe has 27 threads and use 547MB of memory.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby stevew » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:41 pm

Not a 12-core, Mac Pro 8-core (2 x E5520) running the Windows FAH6.34-win32-SMP.exe in Wine "-smp 16 -bigadv" gets about 32,000 PPD. There is no FahCore_a5 client for OS X yet, hence the VM is needed to run -bigadv WUs. Mine runs at ~ 1,575% cpu and with everything running (Safari, Mail, Folding@home, Activity Monitor) uses about 4.2 GB of RAM. The High Performance Beta Windows client is the 6.34 Windows one found at http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

Running the FahCore_a3 OS X native client, "-smp 16" gets about 10-13,000 PPD, no bigadv bonus points. Under Wine, returning completed WUs can be difficult with OS X 10.7, 10.6 worked well. I monitor uploads and kill the Firewall while the 100,000,000 byte wuresults_0n.dat file is being transmitted. It seems to help. All this is done from Terminal, not the v7 client.

I've used "qd" to monitor Folding@home production since 2006. You can find the latest version here: http://linuxminded.xs4all.nl/?target=so ... -tools.plc Download the OS X binary of qd and use a terminal window in the directory where FAHlog.txt and queue.dat reside. I place qd in /user/local/bin, but it can be run in the F@h directory too with "./qd". ("chmod +x qd" to make it executable)
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby pasvorn » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:42 pm

stevew,

Thanks for the tip. I'll try to figure Wine out this weekend.

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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby stevew » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:58 pm

Pasvorn,

I am using Darwinports wine-1.2.2 dec-03-2010. "$ which wine" shows /opt/local/bin/wine. See http://www.macports.org/install.php The Snow Leopard Macports install is running under Lion. Tried a newer wine distribution on another Mac/Lion which placed wine in /Applications and it did not work.
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Re: Anyone running a 12-core Mac Pro?

Postby stevew » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:19 am

Pasvorn, Somedays the magic doesn't work. Most recent 6900 has not been transmitted successfully after multiple tries over 7 hours since completion despite have my firewall off for this one. The last two went immediately through the firewall. Frustrating. Hoping for an OS X native bigadv client.
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