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What's your Super PI score????

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January 29, 2006 3:06:39 AM


mine's 35s ....whats yours?

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January 29, 2006 3:16:56 AM

For 1M mines 42 seconds.

EDIT: and thats with folding running.
January 29, 2006 4:53:58 AM

Assuming this is a 1million calc... 52sec

XP 2400+ @ 2.3ghz
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January 29, 2006 6:01:11 AM

33 seconds
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January 29, 2006 6:04:32 AM

45seconds on an install of windows about a year old, and that was after a days work every time, but wierdly enough i did a restart after a defrag and ran it again and got 47seconds every time... meh ill reinstall some time and see what i get.

World record is below 20seconds - P4 @ 7.2ghz, followed by a PM @ 3.7, the AMDs actually trail at higher clock speeds.
January 29, 2006 10:23:10 AM

1M PI = 36secs
(with folding proteins running in the background, not bad huh? :wink: )
January 29, 2006 11:39:39 AM

i got 41s on an axp mobile at 2.5
January 29, 2006 12:23:21 PM

I'll run it on my 1.6 dothan when i get home from work.
January 29, 2006 1:07:14 PM

I got 43 s, but then again, its not multithreaded for my Athlon X2...
January 29, 2006 3:29:57 PM

Whats a super PI score, I know this is a stupid question :( 
January 29, 2006 3:55:44 PM

Whats a super PI score, I know this is a stupid question :( 

No I'm in the same boat what is SuperPI? and while we are at it what the heck is this "folding" I keep reading about??? :?
January 29, 2006 4:01:33 PM

my P4 Prescott 3.0Ghz overclocked to 3.2Ghz scores 42seconds on 1M.
January 29, 2006 5:00:59 PM

ye mine's 35 secs without folding and 37 seconds with folding@home running... NOt too shabby. 8)
January 29, 2006 5:17:00 PM

Whats a super PI score, I know this is a stupid question :( 

No I'm in the same boat what is SuperPI? and while we are at it what the heck is this "folding" I keep reading about??? :?

SuperPI is a little bit of software that uses a basic algorith to calculate decimal places of PI - check google.

"Folding" is stanford universitys attempt to get peoples computers to predict protein structure during their idle time. It was the first major project of its kind. After that came Seti from Berkely University - an attempt to monitor radio signals for signs of extraterrestrials. Now Seti has moved to a software called BOINC - allowing people with other projects in computational biochemistry, computational physics, climate prediction and computational mathematics to attach themselves to the software - this way people can decide what project takes their fancy and want to help.

I'm currently particpating major into LHC@Home - a CERN project designed to aid the construction of a Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. They want to simulate particles going around a particular 27km loop for collisions and experiments - but they need things like supermagnets to be correctly aligned. Thats the computational aspect - lots of directed simulations.

However BOINC has allowed lots of other projects similar like Folding to expand - Rosetta is a project designed to improve current protein prediction algorithms by testing them against known protein structure found by x-ray diffraction - so that projects like Predictor@Home can successfully find structuires of other proteins to answer biomedical questions relating to disease and drugs. Whereas Folding is testing their software against unknown proteins to aid the fight against disease.

Generally, people are either pro-Folding or pro-BOINC. I love helping physics, so I do BOINC - it also allows me to help other projects. e.g. 60% physics, 30% biochemistry, 10% mathematics etc.

Most, if not all, people on these boards are pro-Folding. If you want to find out about BOINC, google it (like anything else these days!!).

Also, these computational tasks help people guage CPU speeds when 100% load, and help with overclocking 'burning in'.

edit: my superPI @ 1M is 35s with BOINC at 100% on both procs :D 
January 29, 2006 5:38:51 PM

Does testing your super PI score burn up your CPU?
January 29, 2006 5:48:45 PM

Yep.. To a crisp... Like a french-fry in the hot oil for too long! [/roflmfao]
January 29, 2006 7:23:55 PM


i just downloaded it and have a problem. as is the case with folding which i just newly downloaded yesterday as i like this kinda thing, i can only use a maximum 50% cpu usage per program. running both at once results in one using 50%, the other around 47/48%. my cpu is hyper threaded so is there a way to get both logical cores working as together on the one program.

50% cpu usage implies one of your threads is on full - the other core is working on another unit too it seems. You arenet losing anything by doing two units at one time rather than one unit at double speed.

But with regards to dual core/HT:
Computational projects havent designed their software to have one work unit work from two cores for several reasons: some of the project architecture make it impossible to utlize both cores; not enough people have dual cores/HT to make it worth while to rewrite up to a million lines of code which may have taken two years to write in the first place.
January 29, 2006 8:22:11 PM


No I'm in the same boat what is SuperPI? and while we are at it what the heck is this "folding" I keep reading about??? :?

SuperPI is just a benchmark for you to test in a few seconds how much "muscle" your CPU packs within-

FoldingProteins a significant contribution you can make to mankind(the life you may save may as well be yours)
see this short clip for a simple explanation

Also see -,1286,67835,00.html?...
January 29, 2006 8:40:16 PM

35.438s on x2 3800+ at 2.4Ghz
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January 29, 2006 9:55:02 PM

doesnt anyone know hot to google things round here?!?!?
January 30, 2006 2:44:26 AM

16 seconds ..
January 30, 2006 4:01:43 AM

16 seconds ..


that should be for 16k setting , try it for 1M.
January 30, 2006 4:27:22 AM

40s w/ 1M

20s w/ 512K

AMD Athlon X2 4200+ (2.2Ghz, 512KBx2 cache)

January 30, 2006 4:27:39 AM

16 seconds ..


that should be for 16k setting , try it for 1M.

if only it was multi-core compatable, lol
January 30, 2006 4:32:01 AM

I ran it on my last computer AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester@2601MHz,

32 seconds.
January 30, 2006 5:02:42 AM

Yeah, this test is all about the ALU and clock speed.

January 30, 2006 6:29:58 AM

38 on s753 3200 @ 2450, 34 on s939 3200 @ 2500.
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January 30, 2006 7:03:27 AM

39 secs on my Dell laptop. lol.
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January 30, 2006 7:21:06 AM

16 seconds???? were talkin superpi with 1m, 16sec is faster then a pentium m @ 3.7ghz or P4 at 7.2ghz
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January 30, 2006 10:44:14 AM

P4 3.0e@3.75
1gig ram
January 30, 2006 3:45:24 PM

16 seconds???? were talkin superpi with 1m, 16sec is faster then a pentium m @ 3.7ghz or P4 at 7.2ghz

Aaaaaaaa' right..

16 seconds.. to download superpi.

So.. I got 37 seconds anyway.

On my 3000+ OCed at 2.3 GHz on an asrock 939 dual SATA2 motherboard. I could run it higher, but rather keep the cool and quiet functionnal.. It crap out at something higher that 260 MHz"fsb"

but from what I see, doing 35 or 36 is well possible here.

Not too bad for a 90$CAN motherboard and 130$CAN cpu..

So, adding the cost of your CPU and motherboard and divide it by your score, what is your $ for second ratio? mine is 5.95$can (5.19US, with universal currency converter(google in case some would ask))
January 31, 2006 2:35:20 AM

I'm not even going to try running that on my computer. They'd probably reject anything this computer spits out
January 31, 2006 2:43:52 AM

Not to worry, I just ran it on my P4 1.6 It finished in only 2min 8 sec. Try it, it's a useless waste of time.
January 31, 2006 11:06:45 AM

Nice waste of time - got it down to 26 secs on my Pentium M 770 :D ...
January 31, 2006 12:17:51 PM

30 seconds 8)
January 31, 2006 1:25:43 PM

1M 32 seconds

On a 146 Opteron @ 2.8ghz
January 31, 2006 6:51:02 PM

48s @ 1M
running on whatever Dell PC they give me here at work.
January 31, 2006 10:17:30 PM

u OWN....
January 31, 2006 10:38:51 PM

37s on 1M
AMD X2 3800@2400MHz
February 1, 2006 2:52:37 AM

42 seconds on 1million :-

Intel 530J 3.0ghz @ 3.3ghz
1gig DDRII 5300
February 1, 2006 4:05:14 AM

2m 21s on my laptop
1.3 celeron M - 480mb ram

i'll try it on my desktop some other time
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February 1, 2006 6:08:09 AM

28 SECONDS ON MY CYRIX M2 PR333@300/100 WOOTZ!!!!!!

oh yeah forgot to add the other 10 minutes with it lol

thought i might assemble some old crap system with my old crap lieing round here.

the cpu package is absolutly burning (i removed the heat spreader - its an aliminium plate) - now this is a stone age oven.

Specs: IBM ver M2 PR333GP (250/83, 2.9v) @ 300/100, 3.2v with a Gigabyte GA5AA (ALi AladdinV), 64mb PC100 CL2, nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 32mb - thats one rockin system.
February 1, 2006 7:25:50 AM

SuperPi 1M = ~ 1m 40s with 2.5g's of celery
February 2, 2006 12:13:04 AM

Just found out there was a SSE3 Patched version.

So re-ran with that now

146 Opteron @ 2.8Ghz

30 seconds 1 Million
February 2, 2006 12:42:41 AM

SSE3 patched shaves 1 second.. down to 36 now.
November 11, 2008 6:01:47 PM

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