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I have "almost" enough spare parts to build another rig for folding. A Celeron E1200, a 512MB stick of DDR2 memory, 80GB IDE drive, DVD-RW, Case, power. A local comp store has a Biostar socket 775 for $35 so I might get that if they have any left. It has 2 PCIe 16X slots so I can put a pair of video cards for folding. I don't have a spare OS so I was thinking of putting Linux on this one. I played a bit with Ubuntu and have the download handy so I would probably throw that on there.

Questions:

1) Anyone had expereince with the Linux SMP client for folding? Any tips or advice?

2) I don't see a Linux GPU client listed on the download page. Am I outa luck for GPU folding if I use Linux? I may have to resort back to Windows but I'll need to find a cheap copy. Maybe Win2000 would do.

3) Anyone know where I can get some 8400, 8500, 8600 cards very cheap for folding?

Any thoughts, suggestions appreciated.
 

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afaik, there is no gpu client for linux as of yet ...

the cpu clients I have tried seem to do better under linux (especially my am2)

There are different methods you could use to fold with linux ranging from regular linux install to a virtual linux folding client that does nothing else.

I messed around with a few setups and had varying degrees of success.
 

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afaik, there is no gpu client for linux as of yet ...

the cpu clients I have tried seem to do better under linux (especially my am2)

There are different methods you could use to fold with linux ranging from regular linux install to a virtual linux folding client that does nothing else.

I messed around with a few setups and had varying degrees of success.
lol, i was thinking the same thing(virtual os)
he could actually do it vice versa... e.g. run windows as a virtual os under linux.
 

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lol, i was thinking the same thing(virtual os)
he could actually do it vice versa... e.g. run windows as a virtual os under linux.
edit: lol srry rm read that backwards
i ran a virtual xubuntu under xp ...

Yep , many configurations are possible :rockout:

I found that with the gpu client running under xp, there was a shortage or ram (used 1G) when I fired up the virtual xubuntu client.
I have xp stripped down to load the bare minimum and assaulted xubuntu the same way.

I do tend to mess with evwrthing so it is possible I was causing my own probs :) There are many posts on the internet describing successful folding by this method... although I can't recall any mentioning the use of the gpu client in windows at the same time...
 
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edit: lol srry rm read that backwards
i ran a virtual xubuntu under xp ...

Yep , many configurations are possible :rockout:

I found that with the gpu client running under xp, there was a shortage or ram (used 1G) when I fired up the virtual xubuntu client.
I have xp stripped down to load the bare minimum and assaulted xubuntu the same way.

I do tend to mess with evwrthing so it is possible I was causing my own probs :) There are many posts on the internet describing successful folding by this method... although I can't recall any mentioning the use of the gpu client in windows at the same time...
I only have 1 stick of 512MB DDR2 667 RAM so I was hoping to not need to buy more memory. I thought Linux was better at running with less memory than Windows which would be a plus. But no GPU folding would be a huge minus since the GPU folding has waaaaay better performance than the CPU folding.

On a side note I discovered that the cheap Biostar mobo that I was considering is an NForce4 that only supports P4. Drats... Will keep looking. Obviously trying to do this on a budget so patience will be required on my part ;)
 

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I only have 1 stick of 512MB DDR2 667 RAM so I was hoping to not need to buy more memory. I thought Linux was better at running with less memory than Windows which would be a plus. But no GPU folding would be a huge minus since the GPU folding has waaaaay better performance than the CPU folding.

On a side note I discovered that the cheap Biostar mobo that I was considering is an NForce4 that only supports P4. Drats... Will keep looking. Obviously trying to do this on a budget so patience will be required on my part ;)
memory usage will depend on the setup.

I was running win xp mce with the gpu2 client running on an 8600GT and a xubunutu smp client through vmware on a am2 be2350 with 2x512 667 ddr2.
The vitural client worked great and had a substancial increase in performance/production over the xp smp client; just couldn't manage to run it along side the gpu2 client reliably...
 

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OK. More folding power on it's way. I picked up a XFX GTX260 XXX from one of our forum members... WOOT. Yes I know... I am weak... no will power... must... resist.... must... oh well.

I was thinking of moving my 8800GT over to the PCIe 4X slot just for folding and putting the GTX 260 in the 16X slot for gaming/folding. But I'm not sure my PS can handle it. Link here.

The problem is it only has 2 of the 6 pin PCI power connectors so I would have to use an adapter to run the 8800GT extra power input. Any idea if I am going to run out of juice?

What sort of PPD are people getting out of their GTX260's? My 8800GT was averaging between 4800 and 5200 PPD depending on when you looked at it.
 

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thanks. I know i haven't folded in about a week or 2 but i still put my time in and will be putting more time in once i get my rig up.
 
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This is cool, I was looking at getting set up again to do Seti and ran into this. If someone could pm me about how to get set up and any system tweaks I need to make. Count me in. The only I use this thing for is to game. Also might be able to get the wife's and daughter's laptops set up.
 
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Thanks!

Thanks for noticing the effort of all of these folks! Not only does the F@H program give us a chance at understanding some very serious medical conditions, but it allows us to show the world TPU and it's members care about finding cures for these diseases. Thanks team TPU for sacrificing higher power bills and loss of CPU/GPU power to fold for the cause! :toast:

Top 100 here we come! :)
 

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This is cool, I was looking at getting set up again to do Seti and ran into this. If someone could pm me about how to get set up and any system tweaks I need to make. Count me in. The only I use this thing for is to game. Also might be able to get the wife's and daughter's laptops set up.
All the information you need to get started should be in the first post. If you have any specific questions after that we'll be glad to answer them.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=13038
 
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the links in the first post aren't all valid anymore. FAH program versions have changed so a link to a specific client may not work.

The link to the FAH site should be fine and so should the link to the downloads pages. The latest veresions of all availbale clients can be found on the two FAH download pages

STANDARD CLIENTS

HIGH PERFORMANCE WINDOWS CLIENTS

installation/faq pages can be found at the same location

welcome to the team and happy folding :toast:
 
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good idea skitz, one internetz for you.
 

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i just setup folding@home to run on several of our servers.

personal install notes:

Code:
wget http://ra.vendomar.ee/~ivo/finstall

bash finstall

cp /root/foldingathome/folding /etc/init.d
chkconfig --add folding
chkconfig folding on
service folding start

rm -f finstall
yes i know running stuff as root is bad
 
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Welcome on board W1zz and chunky lover....your hardware should help us alot, W1zz nice to see you doing even more for the site.

The more members folding the better,we seem to building quite a large team now.We should soon be shooting up the ranks even faster.
 

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oh hell yeah, TPU's servers will contribute quite a bit. Good work w1zz!
 
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So i downloaded it, installed it, put my name and team code in, now.... what...

Just let it do its thing?
 

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i just setup folding@home to run on several of our servers.
Oh, this is epic! W1zzard, you have no idea how inspiring it is to have official TPU servers folding for the team. Thank you for recognizing TPU members and their efforts. Now we need to take it up a notch and create a separate section in software for the Folding Team. We need to sticky tutorials for new members/folders so they do not have to search through 2000+ posts. We must make this more official and a separate section is the only way.
 

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So i downloaded it, installed it, put my name and team code in, now.... what...

Just let it do its thing?
Which client are you using? If you are using the SMP client on your CPU(s) then it is set up as a service and can be set to run on each boot. You have to use an account on teh machine that has a login password to use SMP. See the FAQ's on the Stanford site or here at TPU.

If it is the non-SMP on the CPU or the GPU2 client then it is an application so you can drag it into your startup folder so it runs each time you boot. This is the way I set it up on my machines. I run the non-SMP client on my C2D's and the GPU client on my video card at the same time. Although I run 24/7 there are still instances where restarts are required so this way I don't need to think about starting the apps.

And you should download FAHMon so you can see how your folding is proceeding. BTW the GPU folding is 10X the points per day (PPD) of the regular (non-SMP) CPU folding client so if you have a video card that will do it I highly recommend that.

Welcome to the team. Fold ON!
 
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I've got the systray 6.20 version for windows, and i've just completed 1% of my protein :D:D:D:D:rockout:
 

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Oh, this is epic! W1zzard, you have no idea how inspiring it is to have official TPU servers folding for the team. Thank you for recognizing TPU members and their efforts. Now we need to take it up a notch and create a separate section in software for the Folding Team. We need to sticky tutorials for new members/folders so they do not have to search through 2000+ posts. We must make this more official and a separate section is the only way.


Buck Nasty is right, we need to make the team more official on the site. The guides and trouble shooting tips etc will make it very simple for new members to join and contribute. I had a go at a guide but I've had to put a lot of time into keeping my clients running and I just don't think I'm qualified to do so. We can't expect it to get done on it's own so we need volunteers to pick a small portion and write something up on it. There are enough of us here that we can go over everything and make final adjustments. An instructional thread would be great, only use it to give info and use the team thread for communications etc.

Doing this would benifit all of us, we really need some volunteers to do this, if you have the knowledge ...please help :respect: