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my question is this. would it fold faster and acumulate wu's faster if i just put one instance on it or would it be better to have 2 slower working instances on it? its a p4 2.8e btw.

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I believe Nemo actually figured out that he got an extra 25% per month by putting two instances on one of his HT machines. I measured 23% increase for one month on my main rig. Not bad at all, just make sure your temps are ok. With two going my temps go to 49C. With one about 45C. So not much of a change, but for some it might be.

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I run 2 versions on all of my H.T. you think I am going to let 50% of it rest while the other 50 works! No way! If did not want to use the H.T. I would have just bought a cpu without it! I make all my machines work, every bit I can get out out them! But back on track that is what I have seen in different forums as well as here, 25% to 40%, as Stachman31 said watch your temps folding will check your cooling system out as well as the stability of you machine.

 

 

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The short answer is, yes, put two instances on you P4. Both onstances will run slower than a single instance, but overall, you will see an increase in output of 20-30%. Like Stachman31 said, I measured a 25% increase when comparing running two instances of the same protein versus just one.

 

There was some discussion on the Folding Community forums about not doing this because they wanted the work units back fatser, but I don't buy this argument as my P4 still completes work units more quickly, even when running two instances, than the PIII's I have folding.

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The short answer is, yes, put two instances on you P4. Both onstances will run slower than a single instance, but overall, you will see an increase in output of 20-30%. Like Stachman31 said, I measured a 25% increase when comparing running two instances of the same protein versus just one.

 

There was some discussion on the Folding Community forums about not doing this because they wanted the work units back fatser, but I don't buy this argument as my P4 still completes work units more quickly, even when running two instances, than the PIII's I have folding.

Yea I saw that, they were saying they were not getting the results back fast enough, what do they want I mean some of them have like 60days to complete, we do them in a couple days or 3 days, evidently they must have some people that are running slower machines that do not make the dead line. If what I am doing is not fast enough for them I have 2 words for them and I can not say them on them forum. They will mess around a make a bunch of people mad and they will quit folding all together. My opinion they should be happy for all of the people that contributing there money for computers, electricity, times and all. That kinda upset me when I read that. When in a business you do not make your customers mad. And we have to spend money to help them, they should be careful of what they say and how they say it!

 

 

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good then ill put 2 instances on it then. o and did i mention its a dell? yeagh i figured folding was all its good for. so ill get it up and running asap.

It doesnt matter what brand it is as long as it will fold, watch those temps. you may have to add so extra fans. Do you have a way to monitor the temps? If not Motherboard Monitor will give you an idea, I am not sure how accurate it is, I have it on all my folding rigs, its better than nothing. Be sure and set each version with a different machine # you may already know all of that if not heres a link to the guide from stanford

 

http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/f...-userguide.html

 

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