Any chance that you could create an additional user account option (for an application/task combination) so that users could chose to run tasks similar to the v6.18 betas on Windows systems?
Run only the selected applications
ACEMD ver 2.0: no
ACEMD beta: yes
ACEMD ver 2.1 (One Full CPU Core) YES
At the minute most Linux users are delighted to be seeing a 35% improvement, at the expense of one CPU core (well about 90% of a core).
All the systems I have attached to GPUGrid are quad-core or have 8 threads, so I usually leave one free to expedite GPU tasks anyway.
I know others like to crunch CPU tasks for other projects and don’t want to give up a core, so this would let everyone choice for themselves how they crunch. If you could do this it would keep everyone happy and improve overall performance significantly.
It would be a lot simpler than hundreds of people installing Linux ;)
13 Mar 2010 19:39:42 UTC 14 Mar 2010 6:28:54 UTC Completed and validated 16,522.38 15,479.58 4,535.61 6,803.41 ACEMD beta version v6.18 (cuda)
15 Mar 2010 12:40:26 UTC 15 Mar 2010 18:55:53 UTC Completed and validated 16,654.98 15,472.22 4,535.61 6,803.41 ACEMD beta version v6.18 (cuda)
14 Mar 2010 1:28:44 UTC 14 Mar 2010 10:45:23 UTC Completed and validated 22,049.85 3,174.71 4,535.61 6,803.41 ACEMD - GPU molecular dynamics v6.03 (cuda)
13 Mar 2010 12:45:33 UTC 13 Mar 2010 21:58:13 UTC Completed and validated 22,438.79 3,316.52 4,535.61 6,803.41 ACEMD - GPU molecular dynamics v6.03 (cuda)