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FAH on Linux - Native or Wine?

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Mr. Brightside, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. Mr. Brightside

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,377

    I'm just in the process of converting one of my FAH crunchers to Linux, replacing Windows XP. I'm putting Debian testing on it, will be using finstall as described in the sticky, and it has a pair of socket 370 P3s at 1Ghz and 256mB ECC RAM for what it's worth.

    Simple question, will I get better performance running natively or using Wine?

    Thanks, null :)
  2. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,721

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Supposedly you get better performance in WINE than you do with the native client. In my own admittedly unscientific experiements I observe that any difference must be negligible becasue output from the same WUs is pretty much the same.

    EDIT: You might wish to use WINE to about getting FahCore_a0.exe WUs. These are particularly low-scoring and all my Linux clients get them on a near continuous basis.
  3. Mr. Brightside

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,377

    I tried it out yesterday with Wine. In short it didn't work. Long version is it wanted me to change the Wine config to enable it to run as a service, but the Wine config file didn't exist where the guide said it should be, so I'm running the Linux version.

    Thanks for the advice, null :)