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Audioaficionado

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OK I've been running VMW player 3.0 and been averaging 5kPPD.

Now I have this A1 core WU running over one hour per step and only using a fraction of the CPU's 4 core power. Is this a bad WU or just what's left at the bottom of Stanford's work server barrel?

Code:
[03:26:50] Verifying core Core_a1.fah...
[03:26:50] Signature is VALID
[03:26:50] 
[03:26:50] Trying to unzip core FahCore_a1.exe
[03:26:51] Decompressed FahCore_a1.exe (3625104 bytes) successfully
[03:26:51] + Core successfully engaged
[03:26:56] 
[03:26:56] + Processing work unit
[03:26:56] Work type a1 not eligible for variable processors
[03:26:56] Core required: FahCore_a1.exe
[03:26:56] Core found.
[03:26:56] Working on queue slot 02 [November 1 03:26:56 UTC]
[03:26:56] + Working ...
[03:26:56] - Calling './mpiexec -np 4 -host 127.0.0.1 ./FahCore_a1.exe -dir work/ -suffix 02 -checkpoint 30 -verbose -lifeline 7743 -version 624'

[03:26:56] 
[03:26:56] *------------------------------*
[03:26:56] [email protected] Gromacs SMP Core
[03:26:56] Version 1.74 (November 27, 2006)
[03:26:56] 
[03:26:56] Preparing to commence simulation
[03:26:56] - Ensuring status. Please wait.
[03:26:56] Created dyn
[03:26:56] - Files status OK
[03:26:57] - Expanded 1158330 -> 6173133 (decompressed 532.9 percent)
[03:26:57] - Starting from initial work packet
[03:26:57] 
[03:26:57] Project: 5102 (Run 0, Clone 0, Gen 55)
[03:26:57] 
[03:26:57] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[03:26:57] Entering M.D.
[03:27:14] tial work pa- Starting from initial work packet
[03:27:14] 
[03:27:14] Project: Entering M.D.
[03:27:14] lone 0, Gen 55)
[03:27:14] 
[03:27:14] Entering M.D.
NNODES=4, MYRANK=2, HOSTNAME=SMP-FAH-1
NNODES=4, MYRANK=3, HOSTNAME=SMP-FAH-1
NNODES=4, MYRANK=1, HOSTNAME=SMP-FAH-1
NNODES=4, MYRANK=0, HOSTNAME=SMP-FAH-1
NODEID=2 argc=15
NODEID=3 argc=15
NODEID=0 argc=15
NODEID=1 argc=15
      Written by David van der Spoel, Erik Lindahl, Berk Hess, and others.
       Copyright (c) 1991-2000, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
             Copyright (c) 2001-2004, The GROMACS development team,
            check out http://www.gromacs.org for more information.

        This inclusion of Gromacs code in the [email protected] Core is under
        a special license (see http://folding.stanford.edu/gromacs.html)
         specially granted to Stanford by the copyright holders. If you
          are interested in using Gromacs, visit www.gromacs.org where
                you can download a free version of Gromacs under
         the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published
       by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License,
                     or (at your option) any later version.

[03:27:20] Rejecting checkpoint
starting mdrun 'Calmodulin in water'
2000000 steps,   4000.0 ps.

[03:27:20] ra SSE boost OK.
[03:27:20] in in waterExtra SSE boost OK.
[03:27:20] 
[03:27:20] Extra SSE boost OK.
[03:27:21] Writing local files
[03:27:21] Completed 0 out of 2000000 steps  (0 percent)
[03:57:21] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[04:05:23] Writing local files
[04:05:23] Completed 20000 out of 2000000 steps  (1 percent)
[04:35:23] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[04:43:25] Writing local files
[04:43:25] Completed 40000 out of 2000000 steps  (2 percent)
[05:13:25] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[05:21:22] Writing local files
[05:21:23] Completed 60000 out of 2000000 steps  (3 percent)
[05:51:22] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[05:59:16] Writing local files
[05:59:16] Completed 80000 out of 2000000 steps  (4 percent)
[06:29:16] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[06:37:10] Writing local files
[06:37:10] Completed 100000 out of 2000000 steps  (5 percent)
[07:07:10] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[07:15:08] Writing local files
[07:15:08] Completed 120000 out of 2000000 steps  (6 percent)
[07:22:46] - Autosending finished units... [November 1 07:22:46 UTC]
[07:22:46] Trying to send all finished work units
[07:22:46] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[07:22:46] - Autosend completed
[07:45:08] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[07:53:07] Writing local files
[07:53:07] Completed 140000 out of 2000000 steps  (7 percent)
[08:23:06] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[08:30:57] Writing local files
[08:30:57] Completed 160000 out of 2000000 steps  (8 percent)
[09:00:56] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[09:09:02] Writing local files
[09:09:03] Completed 180000 out of 2000000 steps  (9 percent)
 

augie1111

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Location
Mirabel, Quebec, Canada
Ya, got one too but mine is working @ 27 min. TPF and is using from %75 to %90 CPU. Looks like you got a real bad egg there.

Code:
[03:28:39] Verifying core Core_a1.fah...
[03:28:39] Signature is VALID
[03:28:39] 
[03:28:39] Trying to unzip core FahCore_a1.exe
[03:28:40] Decompressed FahCore_a1.exe (3625104 bytes) successfully
[03:28:40] + Core successfully engaged
[03:28:45] 
[03:28:45] + Processing work unit
[03:28:45] Work type a1 not eligible for variable processors
[03:28:45] Core required: FahCore_a1.exe
[03:28:45] Core found.
[03:28:45] Working on queue slot 04 [November 1 03:28:45 UTC]
[03:28:45] + Working ...
[03:28:45] - Calling './mpiexec -np 4 -host 127.0.0.1 ./FahCore_a1.exe -dir work/ -suffix 04 -checkpoint 15 -verbose -lifeline 1980 -version 624'

[03:28:45] 
[03:28:45] *------------------------------*
[03:28:45] [email protected] Gromacs SMP Core
[03:28:45] Version 1.74 (November 27, 2006)
[03:28:45] 
[03:28:45] Preparing to commence simulation
[03:28:45] - Ensuring status. Please wait.
[03:28:45] Created dyn
[03:28:45] - Files status OK
[03:28:45] - Expanded 1160425 -> 6173133 (decompressed 531.9 percent)
[03:28:45] - Starting from initial work packet
[03:28:45] 
[03:28:45] Project: 5102 (Run 0, Clone 148, Gen 55)
[03:28:45] 
[03:28:45] Assembly optimizations on if available.
[03:28:45] Entering M.D.
[03:29:02] al work packet
[03:29:02] 
[03:29:02] Project: 5102 (Run 0, Clone 148, Gen 55)
[03:29:02] 
[03:29:02] Entering M.D.
NNODES=4, MYRANK=0, HOSTNAME=ubuntu
NNODES=4, MYRANK=2, HOSTNAME=ubuntu
NNODES=4, MYRANK=3, HOSTNAME=ubuntu
NNODES=4, MYRANK=1, HOSTNAME=ubuntu
NODEID=2 argc=15
NODEID=0 argc=15
NODEID=1 argc=15
NODEID=3 argc=15
      Written by David van der Spoel, Erik Lindahl, Berk Hess, and others.
       Copyright (c) 1991-2000, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
             Copyright (c) 2001-2004, The GROMACS development team,
            check out http://www.gromacs.org for more information.

        This inclusion of Gromacs code in the [email protected] Core is under
        a special license (see http://folding.stanford.edu/gromacs.html)
         specially granted to Stanford by the copyright holders. If you
          are interested in using Gromacs, visit www.gromacs.org where
                you can download a free version of Gromacs under
         the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) as published
       by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License,
                     or (at your option) any later version.

starting mdrun 'Calmodulin in water'
2000000 steps,   4000.0 ps.

[03:29:09] tra SSE boost OK.
[03:29:09] n in water
[03:29:09] Writing local files
[03:29:09] Extra SSE boost OK.
[03:29:10] s  (0 percent)
[03:44:45] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[03:56:51] Writing local files
[03:56:51] Completed 20000 out of 2000000 steps  (1 percent)
[04:12:51] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[04:24:33] Writing local files
[04:24:33] Completed 40000 out of 2000000 steps  (2 percent)
[04:40:34] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[04:52:15] Writing local files
[04:52:15] Completed 60000 out of 2000000 steps  (3 percent)
[05:08:15] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[05:20:02] Writing local files
[05:20:02] Completed 80000 out of 2000000 steps  (4 percent)
[05:36:02] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[05:47:37] Writing local files
[05:47:37] Completed 100000 out of 2000000 steps  (5 percent)
[06:03:36] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[06:15:22] Writing local files
[06:15:22] Completed 120000 out of 2000000 steps  (6 percent)
[06:31:23] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[06:43:07] Writing local files
[06:43:07] Completed 140000 out of 2000000 steps  (7 percent)
[06:59:07] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[07:10:49] Writing local files
[07:10:49] Completed 160000 out of 2000000 steps  (8 percent)
[07:26:50] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[07:38:28] Writing local files
[07:38:28] Completed 180000 out of 2000000 steps  (9 percent)
[07:54:28] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[08:06:04] Writing local files
[08:06:04] Completed 200000 out of 2000000 steps  (10 percent)
[08:22:04] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[08:33:42] Writing local files
[08:33:42] Completed 220000 out of 2000000 steps  (11 percent)
[08:38:44] - Autosending finished units... [November 1 08:38:44 UTC]
[08:38:44] Trying to send all finished work units
[08:38:44] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[08:38:44] - Autosend completed
[08:49:43] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[09:01:17] Writing local files
[09:01:17] Completed 240000 out of 2000000 steps  (12 percent)
[09:17:18] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[09:28:52] Writing local files
[09:28:52] Completed 260000 out of 2000000 steps  (13 percent)
[09:44:52] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[09:56:37] Writing local files
[09:56:37] Completed 280000 out of 2000000 steps  (14 percent)
[10:12:38] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[10:24:11] Writing local files
[10:24:11] Completed 300000 out of 2000000 steps  (15 percent)
[10:40:11] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[10:51:48] Writing local files
[10:51:48] Completed 320000 out of 2000000 steps  (16 percent)
[11:07:48] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[11:19:39] Writing local files
[11:19:39] Completed 340000 out of 2000000 steps  (17 percent)
[11:35:40] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[11:47:46] Writing local files
[11:47:47] Completed 360000 out of 2000000 steps  (18 percent)
[12:03:47] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[12:17:10] Writing local files
[12:17:10] Completed 380000 out of 2000000 steps  (19 percent)
[12:33:09] Timered checkpoint triggered.
[12:45:45] Writing local files
[12:45:45] Completed 400000 out of 2000000 steps  (20 percent)
[13:01:45] Timered checkpoint triggered.
 

ChasR

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Location
Atlanta
What's it running on? C2Q @ what? I calculate 37:58/frame, not "over one hour".
 
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Audioaficionado

Audioaficionado

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Joined
Apr 29, 2002
CQ2 @3GHz. Took a long time after finishing up last WU to get more work and finally grabbed an A1 WU and sent it my way.

Code:
Writing final coordinates.
[02:32:52] Completed 250000 out of 250000 steps  (100%)

 Average load imbalance: 3.2 %
 Part of the total run time spent waiting due to load imbalance: 2.1 %
 Steps where the load balancing was limited by -rdd, -rcon and/or -dds: Z 0 %


	Parallel run - timing based on wallclock.

               NODE (s)   Real (s)      (%)
       Time:  36112.283  36112.283    100.0
                       10h01:52
               (Mnbf/s)   (GFlops)   (ns/day)  (hour/ns)
Performance:    359.085     15.083      1.196     20.062

gcq#0: Thanx for Using GROMACS - Have a Nice Day

[02:32:53] DynamicWrapper: Finished Work Unit: sleep=10000
[02:33:03] 
[02:33:03] Finished Work Unit:
[02:33:03] - Reading up to 21167856 from "work/wudata_01.trr": Read 21167856
[02:33:03] trr file hash check passed.
[02:33:03] - Reading up to 27662904 from "work/wudata_01.xtc": Read 27662904
[02:33:03] xtc file hash check passed.
[02:33:03] edr file hash check passed.
[02:33:03] logfile size: 184334
[02:33:03] Leaving Run
[02:33:07] - Writing 49164878 bytes of core data to disk...
[02:33:08]   ... Done.
[02:33:16] - Shutting down core
[02:33:16] 
[02:33:16] [email protected] Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
Attempting to use an MPI routine after finalizing MPICH
[02:36:29] CoreStatus = 64 (100)
[02:36:29] Unit 1 finished with 86 percent of time to deadline remaining.
[02:36:29] Updated performance fraction: 0.858553
[02:36:29] Sending work to server
[02:36:29] Project: 2671 (Run 5, Clone 84, Gen 121)


[02:36:29] + Attempting to send results [November 1 02:36:29 UTC]
[02:36:29] - Reading file work/wuresults_01.dat from core
[02:36:30]   (Read 49164878 bytes from disk)
[02:36:30] Connecting to http://171.67.108.24:8080/
[02:42:43] Posted data.
[02:42:43] Initial: 0000; - Uploaded at ~128 kB/s
[02:42:44] - Averaged speed for that direction ~127 kB/s
[02:42:44] + Results successfully sent
[02:42:44] Thank you for your contribution to [email protected]
[02:42:44] + Number of Units Completed: 41

[02:42:47] - Warning: Could not delete all work unit files (1): Core file absent
[02:42:47] Trying to send all finished work units
[02:42:47] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[02:42:47] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[02:42:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:42:47] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:42:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:42:47] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:42:47] Posted data.
[02:42:47] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:42:47] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:42:48] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:42:48] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:42:48] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:42:48]   (Got status 503)
[02:42:48] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:42:48] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:43:02] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:43:02] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:43:02] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:43:02] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:43:03] Posted data.
[02:43:03] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:43:03] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:43:03] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:43:03] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:43:03] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:43:03]   (Got status 503)
[02:43:03] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:43:03] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:43:25] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:43:25] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:43:25] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:43:25] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:43:25] Posted data.
[02:43:25] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:43:25] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:43:25] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:43:25] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:43:25] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:43:25]   (Got status 503)
[02:43:25] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:43:25] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:43:57] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:43:57] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:43:57] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:43:57] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:43:57] Posted data.
[02:43:57] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:43:57] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:43:58] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:43:58] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:43:58] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:43:58]   (Got status 503)
[02:43:58] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:43:58] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:44:40] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:44:40] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:44:40] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:44:40] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:44:40] Posted data.
[02:44:40] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:44:40] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:44:40] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:44:40] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:44:40] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:44:40]   (Got status 503)
[02:44:40] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:44:40] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:46:12] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:46:12] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:46:12] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:46:12] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:46:12] Posted data.
[02:46:12] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:46:12] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:46:12] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:46:12] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:46:12] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:46:12]   (Got status 503)
[02:46:12] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:46:12] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:48:54] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:48:54] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:48:54] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:48:54] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:48:54] Posted data.
[02:48:54] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:48:54] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:48:54] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:48:54] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:48:54] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:48:54]   (Got status 503)
[02:48:54] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:48:54] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[02:54:28] + Attempting to get work packet
[02:54:28] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[02:54:28] - Connecting to assignment server
[02:54:28] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[02:54:28] Posted data.
[02:54:28] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[02:54:28] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[02:54:28] Loaded queue successfully.
[02:54:28] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[02:54:28] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[02:54:28]   (Got status 503)
[02:54:28] + Could not connect to Work Server
[02:54:28] - Attempt #8  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[03:05:20] + Attempting to get work packet
[03:05:20] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[03:05:20] - Connecting to assignment server
[03:05:20] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[03:05:20] Posted data.
[03:05:20] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[03:05:20] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[03:05:20] Loaded queue successfully.
[03:05:20] Connecting to http://171.64.65.56:8080/
[03:05:20] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[03:05:20]   (Got status 503)
[03:05:20] + Could not connect to Work Server
[03:05:20] - Attempt #9  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
Waiting before retry.
[03:26:47] + Attempting to get work packet
[03:26:47] - Will indicate memory of 1005 MB
[03:26:47] - Connecting to assignment server
[03:26:47] Connecting to http://assign.stanford.edu:8080/
[03:26:47] Posted data.
[03:26:47] Initial: 40AB; - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.64).
[03:26:47] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[03:26:47] Loaded queue successfully.
[03:26:47] Connecting to http://171.64.65.64:8080/
[03:26:49] Posted data.
[03:26:49] Initial: 0000; - Receiving payload (expected size: 1158842)
[03:26:50] - Downloaded at ~1131 kB/s
[03:26:50] - Averaged speed for that direction ~2089 kB/s
[03:26:50] + Received work.
[03:26:50] Trying to send all finished work units
[03:26:50] + No unsent completed units remaining.
[03:26:50] + Closed connections
[03:26:50] 
[03:26:50] + Processing work unit
[03:26:50] Work type a1 not eligible for variable processors
[03:26:50] Core required: FahCore_a1.exe
[03:26:50] Core not found.
[03:26:50] - Core is not present or corrupted.
[03:26:50] - Attempting to download new core...
[03:26:50] + Downloading new core: FahCore_a1.exe
[03:26:50] Downloading core (/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a1.fah from www.stanford.edu)
 

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ChasR

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Location
Atlanta
Server.56 has been on the fritz, hence the A1 WUs hitting the Linux folders.

There's nothing wrong with your performance on p5102 though. I've done one, on a q9450 @ 3.4, XP/VM Player 4 core/Linux SMP, running 2 x 8800GTS (G92) and here's the benchmark:

Name: Val2 VM1
Path: \\Val2-vm1\fah2\
Number of Frames Observed: 99

Min. Time / Frame : 00:29:50 - 1,612 PPD
Avg. Time / Frame : 00:30:20 - 1,586 PPD

As it is running in VMware, if you don't have tools installed and your clock isn't right, your frame times aren't right either.
 
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Audioaficionado

Audioaficionado

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Apr 29, 2002
I've got VMtools installed and clock is synced with my workstation. GMT -8

I guess I'll start anther 4 cpu VM and start another WU. If I get another A1, at least I'll be getting double the PPD of this one instance. If I pick up an A2, the A1 shouldn't slow it down too much.

Once the work server situation gets fixed, I'll -oneunit the secondary VM and take it back off line.

My C2Q is my only SMP_FAH machine. I don't bother with the two C2D machines anymore and just use them to support the GPU2/gaming 9600GSO cards.
 
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ChasR

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Augie's frame times look a little fast, which was one reason I mentioned the VM clock. I'd guess .56 will come back on line tomorrow. Based on what my 2 x GTX260 do to frame times on a2 WUs, I'm thinking an a1 WU will really slow them dowm. The a2s with v 2.10 want it all or they go slow.
 
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Audioaficionado

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Well I got an A2 on my 2nd VM. When the A1s go away on my primary VM, then I'll close out the 2nd VM. :shrug:

I don't know if this is an ongoing server issue at Stanford or just a short term problem (this weekend), but I'm not going to let less than 99% of my C2Q be utilized for SMP_FAH.

I don't dump low value WUs but I'm not going to just let a single A1's PPD tie up my only SMP_FAH processor either.

Being an FAH donor is far from being free. It cost a substantial amount to keep up with the ever changing hardware demands and the power bill is at least $100 higher per month. I know I'm preaching to the choir here but I thought I'd restate it anyway.
 

augie1111

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Augie's frame times look a little fast, which was one reason I mentioned the VM clock. I'd guess .56 will come back on line tomorrow. Based on what my 2 x GTX260 do to frame times on a2 WUs, I'm thinking an a1 WU will really slow them dowm. The a2s with v 2.10 want it all or they go slow.

What can I say, Tools were installed automatically with Player 3 RC and the times look correct according to system time running 9.10 KK. Anyways, 'just' 29 frames to go so should be finished late today. BTW, this was always the speed I got when the A1's were prevalent so nothing new here.
 

ChasR

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Augie,
Yours are the correct times. I found the VM my times came from was suspended by my wife yesterday. It was a workstation install with an expired license, so it wouldn't start with 4 cores when I tried this morning. I installed Player 3.0 and it immediately wanted to install tools. So it was MY machine that didn't have tools on it and thus didn't have an accurate clock. One of the problems with having too many rigs is you can't remember what's been done, or not done, to them. I was flat wrong and I apologize for saying you might be.
One thing I've found is the Player clock can go completely wonkers without tools. If you open two of them, it gets even worse. Frame times on a VM without a clock in sync with the system clock can be meaningless, as mine are.