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500 PPD?

Postby Folding » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:36 pm

For a moment I started to earn 23,000 points a day, but suddenly, it plummeted to 500
System information:
CPU Intel Celeron N3060
GPU Intel HD Graphics
RAM 4Gb
OS Ubuntu 20.04
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Re: 500 PPD?

Postby PantherX » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:34 pm

Welcome to the F@H Forum Folding,

Can you please post the log file? Ensure you include the first 100 lines which will inform us of what the system configuration is and what the client settings are. If you require guidance, please view this topic: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=26036
ETA:
Now ↞ Very Soon ↔ Soon ↔ Soon-ish ↔ Not Soon ↠ End Of Time

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Re: 500 PPD?

Postby JimboPalmer » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:14 am

Welcome to Folding@Home!

Your CPU is built for low cost and minimal power usage, so lacks features of desktop CPUs.

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/celeron/n3060

Your CPU uses SSE2 to fold, an older SIMD tecnology that (at least) halves the speed of newer AVX SIMD.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_ ... Extensions

It is a dual threaded CPU, Today's best CPUs have as many as 128 threads, so it is not a powerhouse.

The memory it is designed for is slow, but low powered. to preserve battery life. If it was a Windows box i would guess more memory might help, I am not as sure about Linux.

No Intel GPUs are currently supported. If support is added, I bet it won't be for one that old.

1.6 Ghz is slow for a CPU. some CPUs approach 5 GHZ. MyWindows 10 2.2 Ghz dual thread SSE2 CPU I am typing on, does about 1000 PPD. Linux is often slightly faster than Windows.

My rig meets the deadlines for Folding. If yours does as well, go for it. If not, it was not meant to Fold.
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Re: 500 PPD?

Postby Neil-B » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:06 am

When you first get a WU from a project your client hasn't seen before it has a default estimate for completion time (iirc based on completing it on the Timeout ... over the course of folding the first 5% or so this is refined based on the actual performance of your kit ... it might therefore be possible to initially see a higher ppd estimate than when t settles down on slower kit.
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Re: 500 PPD?

Postby MeeLee » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Last time I ran FAH on my N3060, I got about 1000-2000PPD.
Not worth the effort. It barely makes the deadline.
I since use it for Boinc, which can use the GPU (using the Beignet drivers for OpenCL).
The CPU is largely useless for any decent work.
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