Hehehe! I thought about it. Can't take the plunge, yet. I think I'm going to join G in his quest to be helpful. SI needs to be in the top 20, I think. I want 2 weeks to see what the ppd does. Then it's time to DONATE! I'll be around when the Monkey Challenge happens again. Just like last year. I'm on Ubuntu at the moment, so this makes 11 doing SMP. This should make an interesting week for points, especially with the new rig coming...
If you want to squeeze a little more out of those SMP's you will change over to the server version of Ubuntu. You won't have the GUI and other things not needed for folding taking up cpu cycles. Belboz99 has a thread here somewhere about it.
I've got it on cd just waiting to finish what I currently have folding to change mine over.
I'm intrigued, dedgar. I just haven't seen any numbers for this server version running SMP, compared to the desktop version. Any info on THAT?
Because once a folder is working, it's pretty common to need to change the client.cfg file (say to donate a WU to a noobie on the team), or d/l and decompress a new SMP vesion (like we had to earlier this month). Maybe do a bit of browsing on it, (like I am doing right now).
Without the pull down menu's to assist, I would be lost on how to do anything with only the Command Line Interface, staring back at me.
I urge anyone considering any Linux version which only gives you a CLI, to be sure they're ready and have a list of many of the common commands you will want to perform, before trying to gain what may amount to a very small increase indeed. And it would be really good if we could geet some comparison numbers along with this recommendation.
I've read Dan's post, and it seems nice - power savings + faster folding. Unfortunately, and critically, there are NO NUMBERS for comparison.
So what is the basis for the recommendation? Just an opinion and no facts?
I don't want to be hypercritical, but it's hard enough to get people to use 64 bit Linux + SMP, anyway. Now we're making it much harder with this idea - but we have no facts to make it credible?
Spider-Monkey: Phooey! You were nuts LONG before you started reading my posts with red font colors in them. IMO only a few colors look good on a text post: Blue, and Red being foremost. I'll try and use more blue, keep an eye on your cursor, and enjoy any nuts you find.