Foldit is eating Mac's cpu at close to 90%
|Opened on:||Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 17:28|
|Last modified:||Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 17:25|
I had feedbacked in April about hard system hangs on my mac. The problem had disappeared for a while (I ran less clients and only had one open if doing any mutating) but is back.
The mac I am using at the moment is 2.8 GHz intel core duo - older than the one in the original feedback, an 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7) but is still able to run the latest OS. Both are still running OS 6.8 because of work programs.
In the past few days I have again had hard system hangs, so I installed iStat Pro (a widget) to see what % of cpu Foldit was using. Wow, no wonder my system is hanging… All % below are taken from total usage since it often spills into the second core.
Open foldit client - 38%, drops to 6%
Science Puzzle Screen - 45%
Loading Puzzle 607 (only 98 residues) - 76%
Open "Manage Solutions" - 92%
Puzzle screen showing protein and GUI - 72%
Shake - 184%
Wiggle - 180%
Drag protein off screen - 79%
Hide GUI - 33%
Minimize screen - 2%
Start script Quaking Rebuild with protein and GUI showing - 180%
Drag protein off screen - 171%
Hide GUI - 161%
Minimize - 134% (!!!!!)
No wonder I am having system hangs! When I discovered this yesterday, phi16 also downloaded iStat Pro and had similar findings on his Mac.
I switched back and forth between devprev & main with similar results.