Originally posted by: n0cmonkey
So what does this mean for people with "slower" machines? We just get smaller things to crunch (worth less points)? Or is there no point in putting a pentium 866 ot something on this project?
I guess, the idea is that those of us with slower machines may still get plenty of Tinkers (at least that's what my Celeron gets most of the time), but they will be weighted to be worth more points, so the machines will end up being more "productive," in regard to score anyway.
So yes, there is certainly a point in having an 866MHz Pentium 3 on F@H.
There won't be any net difference for slower systems. Unless they change the deadlines, any PIII will continue to be an effective folder.
They had a problem where the projects that required the Tinker core paid fewer points than the projects that used the Gromacs core. It wouldn't surprise me if some people were deleting Tinker units when they got them and the science was suffering.
ripped from a post by Bruce over at the official forums:
If you are running a slow machine (one that cannot meet the standard deadlines) you should set the advanced configuration to a preference for GAH which will select unscheduled Tinker WUs. If it's a medium speed machine or better, the default preference for FAH will be fine.
All of the schedules just changed, along with the points, so all older recommendations for preference settings are probably obsolete. We need some time to see how the new points and the new schedules influence those recommendations.