Why is SMP so complicated to install?

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  1. Matt151b

    Matt151b Master Guru

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    I want something easy, so I installed the standard CPU folding application. However, that leaves 3 cores not used. I would install the 4-core folding application, but that seems like too much work. Arg!
     
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    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    It's not that tricky at all, just make sure you install the MPICH version.

    You have to put in the same info as the uniprocessor client, so it's as straightforward as that really. The only real difference is you have to make a shortcut to the client and put -smp at the end of the target address to get it to use all your processor's cores, eg.:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Folding@Home Windows SMP Client V1.01\Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe" -smp
     
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    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    Got it in one, the Deino one is a bit of tricky one. Whereas the MPICH is a lot, lot more simpler.

    Make sure yuo run install.bat and have a password on your account.
     
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    Matt151b Master Guru

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    I downloaded MPICH and tried to run and it failed. Too complicated! When is the beta stage scheduled to end? I'll run it then.
     

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    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    It really isnt complex, the BETA testing will end when its considered 'stable' for each version.
     

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