Im going to attempt to make an easy and productive SMP guide. This is only my second time attempting this so I will do my best.
I use this setup myself and it allows me to make around 4500 PPD on a Q6600 at 3.2ghz. This setup uses VMWare Player and NOTFREDS SMP utility. Also in order to run this setup you will have to have a processor capable of VT technology.
Here we go.
Step 1: Go to http://www.vmware.com/download/player/
and download the latest version(2.5.2). BTW you'll have to register to download.
Next will be this screen requiring you to register before downloading.
Choose the home/personal use options.
Once registered you'll be allowed to download.
Go to http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/vm.html
and download the virtual machine.
Install VM Player from step one. After install restart computer as required.
Extract the folding appliance.In my picture I just extract to desktop. You can extract to wherever you'd prefer.
If you are using a dual core then you'll only need to extract once. If using a quad then rename the extracted folder and extract another instance. I renamed both of my extracted folders like shown.
Open the extracted folder and doubleclick the bottom file.
This will open the VMPlayer and start the virtual machine. And will bring you to this screen.
At this point the computer is folding and should be reflected in cpu usage. It is not necessary to log in .Now to configure.
Type the Ip address (192.168.1.69 in my case) in your web browser. You should see this if everything is running correctly.
Click Reconfigure then you'll see this screen.
After configuring to your liking click reconfigure at the bottom. The instance will have to be restarted in order for the changes to take affect. Also this is how I set mine up to run two on my Q6600. I chose 2 cpu per smp.
Now go back to the VM Player as it now needs to be restarted for the changes to take affect.
Now its running and configured. Wasn't so hard even with my lack of skill explaining. If on a Quad and you extracted two folders then do the same setup as the first.
Now for a lil fine tuning.
After I have both running I go to the task manger to set the priority and affinity.
The top two are the virtual machines. Im running two so if only running one you'll only see one. I set them both at low priority and assign two cores for each instance. Setting to low priority does not slow down the client and also stops it from slowing down any gpu clients you may have running.
To monitor with FAHMON or Fahspy simply point either monitoring app to
I hope this helps people. I hope its not confusing and I will try to make it easier in time.
Like I said at the beginning I get 4000-4500 ppd from my Q6600 at 3.2ghz using this setup. Alot more than Windows SMP.
FahSpy Link http://files.filefront.com/fahspy150zip ... einfo.html
(This is another monitoring utility that I really like.)
I posted this in a rush in order that it can quickly be used by those wishing to finish more work units and realize more ppd. I'm sure it's gonna need some editing and fine tuning. I figure as a team we can get this down to a science.
Now get to work.
Once the client starts running it will come to a login prompt. It is not needed to login. I never have yet.