[RC5] Experimenting

EnoJon enojon at delphi.com
Tue Feb 15 19:43:19 EST 2000

Actually, it's a very handy utility.  Esp when you bump the Kernel32
up to "realtime".  This is nothing new for WinNT users, but a lacking
tool on Win95-98.  Also, dnetc uses all available "idle" cycles, if
you run it at pri=9 and as a "normal" or "low" priority process, you
do not get a boost in keys/sec, but you do get more block throughput
(ie: more packets completed per hour of real time).

It's the old virtual cpu time vs. wallclock.  Even with a fully
loaded system, the dnetc client reports a steady benchmark rate, but
it can mean 32 mins vs 2 hrs to complete a 32*2^28 packet.  My average
keyrate has gone from a paltry 432K keys/sec to 500K+ keys/sec on a
Pent MMX 200.

"Wilson, Bruce" wrote:

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> What do you need it for?  dnetc uses all /available/ CPU all the time.
> Changing the priority causes other tasks to wait in line behind dnetc
> instead of the other way around.  I doubt you'll see any measurable
> increase in keyrate by using such a product.  You might even see a
> drop, as ATM must use at least *some* cycles to do what it does.
> __
> Bruce Wilson, Manager, FERS
> bwilson at fers.com, 312.245.1750, http://www.fers.com
> PGP KeyID: 5430B995, http://www.geocities.com/bruce-wilson/
> "In your CONFIG.SYS, you forgot to specify BUGS=OFF."
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> |[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of E. Michael Jones
> |Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 11:46
> |To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> |Subject: [RC5] Experimenting
> |
> |
> |I'm using a product [freeware] called ATM to tweak my dnetc process
> |on Win9x.  One handy feature is the dynamic process handling which
> |allows idle->high* priority ranges.  It allows dnetc to slump down
> |to idle or kick-in at high priority depending on sys load.
> |
> |A very handy utility found at www.tweakfiles.com

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