Atom N280 CPU: enough pep to fold?

lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
edited August 2009 in Folding@Home
So I've been rigging up any available processor I can find to fold, and I wonder... is it worth trying it on the Intel Atom N280 in my 1000HE netbook? I know my Dell's Duo T2200 (or whatever) is just fast enough to handle the SMP core, but I don't know about Atom CPUs. Anyone tried this before?

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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited August 2009
    Its folding speed will fall just shy of an Athlon XP 3200+. The two chips turn in similar SuperPI times, and like SuperPi, Folding is all maths.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited August 2009
    may do a little better, as the n280 has extensions that the 3200+ doesn't.
  • lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
    edited August 2009
    Well, the SMP core is out... the WU it downloaded had a 4-day max due date, which I calculate means it must complete at least 1% every 57.6 minutes. An hour in, and it still is working from 0%.


    Might be able to run two standard cores... we'll see.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited August 2009
    n280 is a single core i think.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited August 2009
    N280 is single core w/ HT.
  • lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
    edited August 2009
    Good to know... also explains why it didn't do well running in SMP mode.

    I'll try running it in regular mode and see if it works.
  • lunchb0xlunchb0x Lansing, MI
    edited August 2009
    Let me know how this goes. I've got an N270 in my netbook, and most of the time it sits idle
  • lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
    edited August 2009
    Running the normal core, it's doing about 1% per hour on a 6-day preferred (60 day final) deadline project. That's not much PPD (~150) but it is at least doing it fast enough to get points.
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