folding@home smp troubleshooting

jkresh

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I have been running folding at home (3 single threads, 1 gpu, and 1 smp) for a while now on my i7 without issues. After rebooting today the smp client failed to start (just have shortcut under startup not running that as a service (though the single core 1's are)) so I went to the directory, double clicked on the exe and a dos window opens for a fraction of a 2nd then closes. I restarted windows and same thing, tried opening a command prompt (as an admin), going to the directory and typing fah.exe (what I renamed the 6.23smp client exe to when I set it up) and still nothing.

Work folder shows it was working up until 2 reboots ago (rebooted after a windows update for a recently installed copy of Microsoft expression (dreamspark)) but i am not sure why that would impact folding at home.

Any suggestions as to how to get the smp client working again would be appreciated.
 

Pokey

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Which version of SMP? Deino MPI or MPICH

Sometimes one seems to be more trouble free than the other in my experience. I think the claim is that the Deino MPI is more stable, but I use both.

When that happened to me I usually did so much stuff trying to fix it that by the time I got it running I didn't know what I did.
 

Rattledagger

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Well, appart for hitting the deadline-date on the SMP-client if you've not upgraded it resently, I've got no ideas of that problem you're hitting...

 

geokilla

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Instead of using 3 single core clients and 1 SMP client, turn on multithreading and run the Notfred client using VMware Player. You should be able to get around 10k PPD from just the CPU alone.
 

jkresh

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notfred seams like an interesting option, if I can't get the smp client back up soon then I will give it a shot