rc5 config question

Dee67

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I notice in performance it says:
Number of crunchers to run simultaneously

Would running more instances of the client or setting this higher produce more blocks per machine? Benifits? Drawbacks?

Any input on this would be greatly appreciated :)
 

Polo

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If your OS is able to handle more than one CPU (NT4, W2000, Linux, BeOS (not the personnal edition)... and NOT W9x( including ME)), then the RC5 client will detect it and automaticaly launch X crunchers. ;) :)

Running more than one instance of the client on a single CPU machine is useless. The rate is going to be divided by X.

In this case, you'd better have to let the client decide. ;)
You could force it if it don't detect the good number of CPU.
 

Dee67

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ahh so then if I have a machine just sitting doing nothing (but Rc5 of course) it's gonna do as much work with 1 client as it would with say 5 because a machine is only capable of x amount?
 

Fardringle

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Correct. The client uses the maximum number of CPU cycles available to it, whether there is one cruncher running, or 10, and you may even see a slightly lower total output due to the overhead of having multiple crunchers sharing the CPU time...