Folding on the Intel V8 - Eight Cores of F@H

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Many of you probably remember our Intel V8 preview that showed some serious processing power. Instead of just letting a system like this collect dust, we have put this system to good use running Folding @ Home for Team 38296. We set out to see just how many points per day we could get with such a beast using various configurations featuring the Linux SMP client, Windows SMP client, ATI GPU Client, and VMWare.

Each configuration was run for 7 days and then the average points per day was recorded.

1. Two instances of the Windows SMP Client on Windows XP Professional 32-bit

2. Four VM's running Ubuntu 64-bit with the Linux SMP Client

3. Three VM's running Ubuntu 64-bit with the Linux SMP Client and one instance of the GPU Folding Client

4. Two instances of the Linux SMP Client on Ubuntu 64-bit

Folding Results