Thread: 3 Instances?
September 8th, 2009, 07:49 PM #1
Hi, can I run 3 instances of Folding- 2 for CPU (e1300 dual cel) and 1 for gpu (8800gts). Currently have 2 running- one I assume is CPU as the graphic is normal and other seems GPU because it has Nvidia logo. I purposely installed GPU2. Guess my question is, if I install another instance of regular client if I designate it as 3 will it automatically run on the other core or do I have to do something special?
LoL, sorry if confusing, thanks!
September 8th, 2009, 08:16 PM #2
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holy crap back from the dead!
sorry can't help with problem though :-/
September 8th, 2009, 08:24 PM #3
I've always run one instance of the CPU client on dual or quad cores, but if I'm not mistaken you can run the SMP client on multi cores that should net you better results with multicores, I have yet to figure it out yet, going to have to get on MSN of Pidgin or something and have KarmaKiller or 2Monsters or someone walk me through on setting it up, but technically you should be able to somehow.
see if we can get some of the other guru's in here to answer.
I should add, that I've run the GPU and CPU clients together fine as well, just not sure on how to get multiple instances for the CPU to run right.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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September 8th, 2009, 08:30 PM #4
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Yes you can, if you are just running an instance per core... Just create another folder and drag the F@H setup file and run it... Enter your name, then team. Hit enter till you get to advanced options, hit yes. hit enter till you get to machine ID and change it to number 2 (or 3 depending how your gpu client is set up).
You can also set how much the client requests of cpu usage which is in advanced options also.
September 8th, 2009, 09:12 PM #5
Hey Vass, thanks .
Thanks all, will give that a shot Aaron.
September 8th, 2009, 10:07 PM #6
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Ok, I was confused for a min. (big surprise huh?)
But yes you can run 2x CPU and 1x GPU at the same time. Just make sure they have different machine ID's, and different folders to save the progress to. Also should go into "advanced options" in the folding app and set the Core affinity to lock each CPU app to their own CPU core.
Nice to have more folders joining up!
September 9th, 2009, 02:29 AM #7
I've only dealt with the CPU ("stealth") client, but it is pretty much exactly as Aaron has stated...
Personally, I use a 'standard' of one CPU client per CPU client, and I create a folder (I use C:\F@H\1, C:\F@H\2, etc) and shove a copy of the EXE into each one of those - and then just use that number as the 'instance' number when going into the Advanced Options...
Just in case you don't know (or have forgotten/whatever) if you're using the 'stealth' client, then you need to open the EXE from the command prompt. You would also need to change the 'working directory' of the CLI to the location of the EXE, otherwise it will install the components into the default working directory - which is often (if not always) C:\Documents and Settings\<username> in XP...
Let us know how you get on.....
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