My Einstein is way too slow. How can I speed it up?

Matt Aiken
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I've been running Einstein for about 4 or 5 days and it only has 28%. I run Seti@Home and it runs pretty fast. I have set the resource to 100 like the Seti program and have had the Einstein pro be the only process running and still nothing. I doubt it's server probs. I use a T1 line and have a Pentium 2 400 with plenty of hard drive space. Any advice would be appreciated I would like to participate faster.
Thanks,
Matt

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My Einstein is way too slow. How can I speed it up?

> I've been running Einstein for about 4 or 5 days and it only has 28%. I run
> Seti@Home and it runs pretty fast. I have set the resource to 100 like the
> Seti program and have had the Einstein pro be the only process running and
> still nothing. I doubt it's server probs. I use a T1 line and have a Pentium
> 2 400 with plenty of hard drive space. Any advice would be appreciated I
> would like to participate faster.
> Thanks,
> Matt
>
I don't run Einstein on my PII-400 (because it is a relatively slow machine) so I can't give you actual times as a guide but I have observed that Einstein WUs take roughly twice as long in Windows and three times as long in Linux as Seti WUs. :(

Be lucky,

Neil

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Try disabling E@H screen

Message 5737 in response to message 5736

Try disabling E@H screen saver - it may slow down calculations significantly if you have an old video-card

Bruce Allen
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> I've been running Einstein

> I've been running Einstein for about 4 or 5 days and it only has 28%. I run
> Seti@Home and it runs pretty fast. I have set the resource to 100 like the
> Seti program and have had the Einstein pro be the only process running and
> still nothing. I doubt it's server probs. I use a T1 line and have a Pentium
> 2 400 with plenty of hard drive space. Any advice would be appreciated I
> would like to participate faster.

The graphics can consume a lot of CPU time. Please see the FAQ list on the E@H front page for some hints about this.

Bruce

Director, Einstein@Home

Daniel Michel
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i think...by their

i think...by their nature...whether it be larger files to crunch...or the nature of the calculations involved...an einstein work unit is going to naturally take longer to crunch than a seti work unit...it's taking longer for me to crunch an einstein work unit too...but setting the screensaver to shut off after a short while really does speed things up.

Blank Reg
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Looks like your p2 is to slow

Looks like your p2 is to slow to run E@H even if it was not running anything else so you will miss the DEADLINE. Do you run 24/7?

Ziran
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My pIII 450 does a WU in 40H,

My pIII 450 does a WU in 40H, so your pII 400 should do a WU in about 45H.

Id recommend that you set the value for “connect to project every� to 0.1 or lower, to minimize the risk of returning results late and to improve the turnaround time.

Then you're really interested in a subject, there is no way to avoid it. You have to read the Manual.

The Gas Giant
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Get a faster computer. My

Get a faster computer. My 3.2GHz HT takes up to 12hrs on one cpu.....a p2 400 should take forever.

Live long and crunch!

Paul

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> Get a faster computer.

Message 5743 in response to message 5742

> Get a faster computer.

If you're buying, Paul, sign me up for a new one. :D

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