SMP Folding with Windows 7, Quad Core

LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciersEagle River, Alaska
edited October 2009 in Folding@Home
Anyone who's already Folded with a quad core CPU on Windows 7, please enlighten us. Many of us are preparing to migrate from either XP or Vista to Win7, and many of us are dedicated Folders.

What are tips and tricks for maximum SMP production on Win7?
Are there any core affinity issues?
Is there a production benefit of running two SMP clients per processor versus just one? Windows 7 was inefficient in allocating commands to the four separate cores.

Windows 7 is coming, I want to hit the ground running with Folding. That will be my priority after upgrading.

Comments

  • edited October 2009
    Leonardo,
    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://tinyurl.com/9fhdl5 . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to also check the threads available there for additional assistance and feedback.
    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited October 2009
    Thanks for posting that link, Jessica, but does that have anything to do with getting Folding@Home running on a quad core SMP system under Windows 7? :D
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited October 2009
    I just install like a regular Vista install. Only running one client though.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska
    edited October 2009
    No offense, JessicaD, but I don't think you know what Folding at Home is. But, on another note, welcome to Icrontic! Check out our Folding@Home forums. You'd be welcomed to join our team.

    _k_, I know Vista pretty well, but have never installed Folding on a Vista box. My only Vista is my laptop.
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited October 2009
    Just download the smp and the drop in .exe. Run cmd as admin and run the install .bat from there. Then you can launch the client and go through the config. If you follow the first half of the install process from Standford, stop right after the .bat, its the same way I do it.
  • DanGDanG I AM CANADIAN
    edited October 2009
    _k_ wrote:
    Just download the smp and the drop in .exe. Run cmd as admin and run the install .bat from there. Then you can launch the client and go through the config. If you follow the first half of the install process from Standford, stop right after the .bat, its the same way I do it.

    That's what I did for the short term on W7 RC until I can snag an oem copy. I've got the F@H affinity app on there to let me run dual smp's.
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited October 2009
    Nothing changes from the RC to OEM, I haven't run into any snags with folding from RC to OEM
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