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got 1 bigadv now back to regular units?

Post by KnightRid » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:49 pm

I folded with the i7 with the new smp2 and finally got a bigadv unit - you can tell by my points and the time it took to do. Now I am back to getting regular units again? Is this normal? I have not changed any settings in the folding program.

Is anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: got 1 bigadv now back to regular units?

Post by vbironchef » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:13 pm

Yes it normal not to have back to back big-adv. It does take a long time to complete a WU. I really don't think it's worth it myself. Regular SMP WU's give good points on a 24 hour avg.. The reason I don't think it is worth it is because alot can happen in the time frame it takes to complete a WU. I have had many big-adv WU's mess up or the power goes out, well you get picture. Like I said before in a earlier post, big-adv are supposed to be used with 8 real core rigs.

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Re: got 1 bigadv now back to regular units?

Post by KnightRid » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:15 am

I know the virtual cores are not supposed to count but they still give a hell of a bump in points.

10/24/2010 2 796 37,227 12,809,850
10/23/2010 2 797 23,048 12,772,623
10/22/2010 2 798 69,375 12,749,575
10/21/2010 2 799 10,365 12,680,200
10/20/2010 2 799 10,422 12,669,835
10/19/2010 2 797 15,754 12,659,413
10/18/2010 2 797 19,650 12,643,659
10/17/2010 2 797 20,805 12,624,009
10/16/2010 2 796 24,481 12,603,204
10/15/2010 2 797 16,088 12,578,723
10/14/2010 2 799 20,939 12,562,635


You can easily tell when my bigadv was finished and it probably started on the 19th - so 3 days of folding the bigadv netted me more points than just folding the regular smp ones.

I was just curious if this was normal. I know on the VM with Linux I was running on the old bigadv program I would get them 1 after another once the initial 8 or 10 normal ones were done.
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Re: got 1 bigadv now back to regular units?

Post by spitter » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:02 am

KnightRid wrote:I know the virtual cores are not supposed to count but they still give a hell of a bump in points.

10/24/2010 2 796 37,227 12,809,850
10/23/2010 2 797 23,048 12,772,623
10/22/2010 2 798 69,375 12,749,575
10/21/2010 2 799 10,365 12,680,200
10/20/2010 2 799 10,422 12,669,835
10/19/2010 2 797 15,754 12,659,413
10/18/2010 2 797 19,650 12,643,659
10/17/2010 2 797 20,805 12,624,009
10/16/2010 2 796 24,481 12,603,204
10/15/2010 2 797 16,088 12,578,723
10/14/2010 2 799 20,939 12,562,635


You can easily tell when my bigadv was finished and it probably started on the 19th - so 3 days of folding the bigadv netted me more points than just folding the regular smp ones.

I was just curious if this was normal. I know on the VM with Linux I was running on the old bigadv program I would get them 1 after another once the initial 8 or 10 normal ones were done.

Normal for right now, alot of people are folding bigadv so there is a shortage of wus.

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