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June 21, 2012 8:50:45 PM

Just editing and testing some things for a guide that will be used for the tom's hardware Folding@team guide.

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Welcome to Tom's Hardware Folding@Home Team 40051 !



Table of Content:
1. What is Folding@Home?
  • 1.1 What is the goal of F@H?
  • 1.2 How does F@H work?
    2. How do I get started?
  • 2.1 Picking a User Name
  • 2.2 Download
  • 2.3 Passkey
    3. Client v7 Installation
  • 3.1 Windows Installation
  • 3.2 Linux Quick Install Guide
  • 3.3 OSX Installation
    4. Client V7 features and setup
  • 4.1 Slots
  • 4.2 Flags
  • 4.3 Remote Control
  • 4.4 F@H Power Slider
    5. Sigs
  • 5.1 Tom’s Hardware banner
  • 5.2 Pico Stat Badge
  • 5.3 Other Badges and sigs
    6. Sites
  • 6.1 Additional guides
  • 6.2 Forums
  • 6.3 News
  • 6.4 Stats
    7. About THGC Folding Team.
  • 7.1 Team Rules
    8. FAQ
    9. Credit
    June 21, 2012 8:53:12 PM

    1. What is Folding@Home (F@H)?

    F@H is a distributed computing project that runs on many computers that's provided by people like you to simulated protein folding and misfolding.





  • 1.1. What the goal of F@H?

    The goal of F@H is to figure out why when proteins misfold, they create diseases and cancers, such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's and find a ways to cures them.

    More details here on F@H Science Page.

    http://folding.stanford.edu/home/the-science/


  • 1.2. How does F@H work?

    F@H work by sending packets of data called Work Unit’s too computers that people provide for project.
    June 21, 2012 8:54:56 PM

    2. How do I get started?

  • 2.1.Picking a User-name:
    One of the first things you'll want to do is decide what name you'll want to use for the project.

    Most people will use their forum name and that normally fine. Although you may need to check
    just in case the name is taken.
    http://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/#ntoc30


  • 2.2. Download:
    After you've settled with a name, you'll need to get a F@H client from F@H main page.

    http://folding.stanford.edu/home/

    On the left-hand side of the page, you will see a button that says "Start Folding".



    After you hit that, you'll have a window appear that will allow you to download the software.



    This button should link you to the software that will work with your OS and OS bit.

    If the OS and/or OS bit you are using is not showing up on the front page, need you'll need to click on “Other plateforms” and click the client that will best fits your needs.





  • 2.3 Passkey:
    Once you've determined your OS, the proper client for it, and downloaded it, You'll want to do one more thing before you install the client.

    You'll want to get a Passkey to earn bonus points on qualified WU's (Details about bonus points in FAQ)

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py

    This will bind your User name with a WU
    Related resources
    June 21, 2012 10:41:29 PM

  • 3. V7 Client Installation:

    Each OS will have a slightly different way of installing so each one will have there own installing selection. All these installation guides will focus on the newer Version 7 client.

    If for any reason you need the older Version 6 (V6) client, you'll need to ask about that for any assistance.


  • 3.1 Windows:


  • In your Download folder, you will need to find a file with a name similar to this
    “fah-installer_7.3.6_x86”


    Once you click on that and go through all of windows warning/permission messages, you should see a page like this.



    Click next and next again after seeing all the legal stuff.




    Now you'll encounter a page asking you about “express install” or “custom install”. I would recommend a custom install as that will give more option to control the way F@H acts on your computer.




    Click next and you'll be ask to install “just for me” or “everyone”. It doesn't really matter which way you do it but pick whats best you.



    Next 2 pages you got “where to install the files” and “were to put want to put the directory files at”. Leave these at default and continue on.




    On this last list of options before installing, this is asking you how you want to run F@H when the computer starts up.

    The list is:

      1. Start when you login (Default)
      2. Start as a service on boot.
      3. You manually start F@H


    Selecting one of these 3 options will vary for your needs depending on if your a 24/7 folder or not and how you interact with your computer.



    The option on the bottom for the F@H screensaver, if your going to fold on a system that wont Fold for 24/7, then enable this option.

    It will allow you to take advantage of the idling ability the software has. More explanation on that later when we talk about the "F@H Power" slider.


    If your system is going to fold 24/7, then you dont have to worry about the option.

    Once that all done, click install and everything should run just fine.



  • 3.2 Linux Quick Install Guide:
  • By: EXT
    Part 1 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...
    Part 2 http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...

  • 3.3 OSX:

  • (will come around when OSX V7 gets it's public release)
    June 21, 2012 10:57:10 PM

    4. Client V7 features and setup

    The V7 client as many features to offer users to enhance or improve the way F@H runs on there computers.


  • 4.1 Slots:

    Slots list what the client is running. It varies from each mode of where the slots are located but these list what your running, (CPU and GPU), WU, and other details about the WU.

    Slots can also configured to run in certain ways. One configuration is if your running CPU but you don’t want all the threads/cores running F@H



    To get to slots, You need to click on the config button between the View and Exit buttons.

    Click on the slots tab and you should see this.





    The client, during installaion, will have already made all the slots that you can use based on the hardware the computer has.

    Although if you need to switch slots like going to cpu, adding additional gpu, or adding flags (flags in the next section) you'll need to press either press "add, remove or edit".





    On this, it's self explanatory on most of the things.

    Select CPU to run Cpu WU's. You can select the numbers of threads/cores you would like to run on.

    Although when limiting on the number of threads to run on, try to avoid using a prime number of threads such as 3, 5, and 7. Some WU's do not like this setting and will fail.



    GPU to run GPU WU's.


    Flags at the bottom is covered in the next section.



  • 4.2 Flags:

    Flags are a additional way to control or extend F@H usability to run. Things like having SMP running Bigadv WU's or saying it can only work on 5 WU's and then stop.

    Commonly Used flags by this team:

    max-packet-size (Controls how big of a WU can be downloaded)
    |-------|-------|
    small normal big
    (5mb)(10mb)(500mb)

    __________client-type__________
    |------------|---------|---------|----------|
    (none) advanced beta bigadv bigbeta

    (no flag) gives normal WU

    advanced gives WU that have passed beta but aren't in normal yet ("advanced methods" )

    beta gives beta WU. You shouldn't really use this unless you are on the beta team. These are more likely to be unstable, and you will not receive official support if you have a problem with a beta WU but aren't on the beta team

    bigadv (when used in conjunction with max-packet-size big and CPU slot) gives standard bigadv WUs

    bigbeta (when used in conjunction with max-packet-size big and CPU slot) gives beta bigadv WUs.
     
    Note, you need 64-bit linux bigadv WU.

    Windows is temporary not supported at this time.



    Here are all the flags that control V7.

    https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/Cl...



    To insert flags, you'll need to switch your client from Novice mode to Expert mode.




    Next, click on the configure button and After that go to the slot tab and select the slot you want to modify.

    Click on the edit button below and another window will appear.



    Scroll down to the bottem of that window till you see “Extra Slot Option”



    Click “add” and you'll see 2 fields for “Name” and “Value”

    From the web link above, say you want “bigadv” for example, you'll see this for that area “-- client- type=bigadv”


    To insert that, any thing with “--” means that goes in the “Name” field.

    Anything after “=” goes into the “Value” field.



    It should look something like this if you put everything in correct.



    After you hit ok and you should see all the info you typed in. If it there, then everything is good to go once you restart the client.



  • 4.3 Remote Connection:
    One of the new features of F@H is the ability to have 1 client to control all the clients. Say if you have a whole bunch of computers (even if there across the internet), your life can be simplified by controlling them all with 1 computer.

    (Sorry about the low volume! You'll need some good headphones or speaker to here what I say.)





  • 4.4 F@H Power Slider

    **Coming soon!**
    June 21, 2012 11:34:08 PM

    5. Sigs:

    Sigs are the best way to advertise the team without having to do much work. While you don’t have to place a F@H banner in the sig, it would be nice to have to help the team grow.

  • 5.1 Tom’s Hardware banner

    A simple banner that the team made to show who we are.



    To get this in your sig, copy this link and paste it to the sig box in your “forums options”

    http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4272/sfolding6.gif

    and put at the end of the link.



    To add a URL to make the banner direct users to this thread, type in without quotes,

    [“url=http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268010-28-folding-hom...]["img]http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4272/sfolding6.gif[/img"][/url”]



  • 5.2 Piro Stat Badge
    For these badges, it allows you to show off your stats to other people. It shows Name, worldwide rank, team rank, total points, and PPD. (You’ll need to have turned in a WU or 2 before you can do this!)



    To get this badge, you’ll need to go to this web site
    http://piro.pirocast.net/badges/badgemaker.html

    You’ll be able to edit different kinds of setting on this web site like the color of the badge, different icons, ect.

    Once you have selected your colors, you’ll need to get your EOC user ID so your Folding stats can be tracked. To do that, follow this link

    http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/search.php

    type in your user name that you use for folding, and select your name with the correct team (if this is your first time folding, should only see your name with 1 team.)


    Then on the right side of the screen, you should see a list with stuff like this

    ” User: 507632
     |- User Summary
     |- User Overtake
     |- User Extra Info
     |- User Future”

    Those numbers are your id that you need to insert into your User ID slot.

    After that, copy and paste the badge into your sig box BUT DON’T SUBMIT YET! You still have one more thing to do.

    You’ll need to reduce the size of the sig (more details in “3. Other badges and sigs”),

    To reduce the size, you need to find the first “/0/” in the URL and place a 800 there.

    After that your done!




  • 5.3 EOC Stat Badge




    Same as the Pico badge as above but give a more simplistic look and has a shorter URL.

    To get this, first you'll need to grab the URL.

    "http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.ph..."

    At the end of the URL, you'll need add your EOC ID.

    http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/search.php

    type in your user name that you use for folding, and select your name with the correct team (if this is your first time folding, should only see your name with 1 team.)


    Then on the right side of the screen, you should see a list with stuff like this

    ” User: 507632
     |- User Summary
     |- User Overtake
     |- User Extra Info
     |- User Future”


    So after that, your link should look like this.

    "http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.ph..."

    Although you not done yet. If you leave it as is, it will be to large for the sig. (look at other badges and sig for size detail)



    So to shorten it, You'll need to add "&bg=1" at the end of the URL.




    There you have it, you can add it to you sig box, place the (without quotes) ["img] ["/img] and each end of the URL and you should be good to go.

    Now you can add color if you want.



    The way you change the color is simple. All you need to do is add "&cX=XXXXXXX" at the end of URL. The Bold X represents the values.


    Before the =, that says what you want to change:

    c1 = Default Text Color
    c2 = Background Body Color
    c3 = Background Header Color
    c4 = Border Color
    c5 = Override Text Rank Colors

    And after the =, those are selecting the color. To select the color, you need to know the HEX VALUE of it.

    While there many web sites list the Hex values for color, I personally like this one.

    http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/hex-colors.html#co...

    You have an interactive tool that can select the color you want and see the exact HEX value for it. (Dont copy the #)


    Now you dont have to edit all the colors if you like some of the default. Just only add the values you want to change.


  • 5.4 Other badges and sigs

    If you want to make another badge or banner to show your support for the F@H project, there should be no problem making such except for 1 condition.

    The size of the Sig has to stay in a 400 x 75 size limit. The banner at the top of this guide is the MAX on how big it can be.

    ~This is a forum rule~

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20984-9-read-first


    Quote:
    Signatures
    An imported signature banner shall be no larger than 75 x 400 size, and you will be allowed to display only one banner.
    If the banner contains forwarding links to either past or present websites that have caused problems at THGF, your signature privileges will be suspended.
    June 21, 2012 11:56:50 PM

    6. Links:
  • 6.1 Additional guides

    Tom's Hardware:

    EXT 2P/4P Guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...
    King smp Overheating protection script http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...

    Others:

    OCN Complete v7 Guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/977412/windows-7-complete-cl...
    Official Guides: http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Guide

  • 6.2 Forum(s)
    Folding@Home Official Forum http://foldingforum.org/

  • 6.3 News
    F@H Blog http://folding.typepad.com/

  • 6.4 Stats (To check your stats and the team stats)
    Offical http://folding.stanford.edu/Stats
    EOC http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/
    Kakao http://kakaostats.com/
    June 22, 2012 12:06:55 AM

    7. About THGC Folding Team:

    Tom's F@H team started back in October 10, 2004 and was founded by “priyajeet”.

    We're a small, delightful group that's easy going and loves the company of other folders. :D 


    We currently have a 5 member Committee that oversees how THGC team runs.

    Those members currently are:
    EXT64
    Mousemonkey
    beanoslim
    Warmon6
    Haserath

  • 7.1 Team Rules: (Additions/Revisions will be made if the committee agrees on any)

    1. Follow F@H rules
    2. Follow the Tom's Hardware forums rules.
    June 22, 2012 12:23:31 AM

    8. FAQ

    Quote:
    What do all these crazy letters like “WU” and “PPD” mean?

    All these letters are just short type for a full words:

    WU = Work Units
    PPD = Points per Day
    PPW = Point per Watt or Points per Week.
    TPF = Time per Frame
    WTF! = Way to fold!


    Quote:
    What is Bonus Points and Qualified WU's?


    Bonus point is when you turned in WU earlier than what the deadline says and you earn extra points because it.

    Qualified Wu's mean certain WU's that can be turned in early to earn extra points.

    Except for some older Single core CPU WU's and older GPU WU's, All WU are qualified for bonuses.
    June 22, 2012 12:34:43 AM

    9. Credit for creation of the guide
    Warmon6
    Haserath
    bholland2
    EXT64 - Linux install guide
    lilcinw

    Thanks to anyone and everyone that has or still supports the Toms Hardware Folding team, without your continued input and support this guide wouldn't be possible!
    June 22, 2012 3:22:40 AM

    warmon, I'm going to add my guides to the bottom. Let me know if you need me to delete them so you can have more consecutive posts (or once they are integrated).

    Folding@home 2P/4P Multisocket Quick Install Guide:

    #This Guide assumes that you are using Ubuntu. I have tested it on Ubuntu 12.04 with great success.
    #I use the V6.34 client for BigAdv folding as it is the easiest to setup and most of the older guides use it. V7 should work as well, though I have never tried it on my 4P.
    #This was tested on a Tyan S8812 with 4 x 6172 AMD 12 Core chips (48C total). It should work on similar systems; however the performance of the sensor software may vary.

    Step 1:Check the following BIOS Settings

    -> PowerNow set to Disabled
    -> NUMA/SRAT set to Enabled
    -> Node Interleaving set to Disabled
    -> Bank/channel interleaving set to Auto or Enabled
    -> Tyan boards - Ungang DCTs set to Always

    #Thanks to http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1669698 for directions

    Step 2: Install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 64-bit and update it fully

    -> Use the ext3 file system, not the default ext4, for at least your home directory. This will cut a good bit of time off of final post-processing which can be long on BigAdv.

    #This guide will work (with some modifications) for other Linux Distros, however regardless of which you have you must have the 64-bit edition.

    Step 3: Install client prerequisites

    -> Open a Terminal
    -> Type:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

    -> And then type:
    sudo apt-get install curl

    Step 4: Install and configure the V6.34 client

    -> In your home user directory (which you should still be in) make the folding directory, type:
    mkdir folding

    -> Then move to that folder, type:
    cd folding

    -> Now download the V6.34 client. The easiest way is to use curl by typing:
    curl -O http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/FAH6.34-Linux64.tgz

    -> Once the file is downloaded, extract it by typing:
    tar xzf FAH6.34-Linux64.tgz

    -> The file we have just downloaded is not yet permitted to execute. To change its permissions, type:
    chmod +x fah6

    -> We can also preconfigure the client now. If you do not already have a passkey, get it before this step. To preconfigure, type:
    ./fah6 -smp -configonly

    --> You will be prompted for your username, team (Tom’s is 40051), and passkey. The only other parameter you need to change is WU Size from normal to big. The client will then exit.

    #Thanks to http://folding.stanford.edu/English/LinSMPGuide for directions

    Step 5: Install Temperature Monitoring Software (Turion Power Control and lm-sensors)

    -> To install lm-sensors, type:
    sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

    --> To configure lm-sensors, type:
    sudo sensors-detect

    ---> Answer ’yes’ (Y) or ‘enter’ to all prompts
    -> To run lm-sensors, type:
    sensors

    #lm-sensors gives more, but not always correct, sensor readings. For a very clean output of processor temperatures only, go to the next utility, Turion Power Control.

    -> First, install Turion Power Control (tpc) prerequisites by typing:
    sudo apt-get install i2c-tools

    --> Now you need to activate the new modules for this session by typing:
    sudo modprobe cupid

    ---> Then typing:
    sudo modprobe msr

    ---> And finally typing:
    sudo modprobe i2c-dev

    --> Now, to permanently activate the modules, go to the modules file by typing:
    sudo nano /etc/modules

    ---> The file should look like:
    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

    lp
    rtc


    ---> Add the following three entries so it looks like:
    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

    lp
    rtc
    msr
    i2c-dev
    cupid


    ---> Then press ‘Ctrl X’, say yes (Y) to whether you want to save changes, and leave the original file name so it overwrites the existing file.
    -> We also need some basic compilers, get them by typing:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential

    -> Now we can install tpc. First, make its directory in your home folder by typing:
    mkdir tpc

    --> Now navigate to it by typing:
    cd tpc

    --> Now download the source code file for tpc by typing:
    wget http://turionpowercontrol.googlecode.com/files/tpc-0.43.tar.gz

    --> Extract the downloaded file by typing:
    tar xvf tpc-0.43.tar.gz

    --> Navigate to the source folder by typing:
    cd src

    --> Build/Compile the code by typing:
    make

    --> Install tpc by typing:
    sudo make install

    --> Rename the program to tpc by typing:
    sudo mv /usr/bin/TurionPowerControl /usr/bin/tpc

    -> To check core temperatures, type:
    sudo tpc –temp

    -> To check ram amounts, type:
    grep MemTotal /sys/devices/system/node/node[0-9]*/*

    -> To check ram speed, type:
    sudo tpc –dram

    #Thanks to http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1669698 for directions

    Step 6: Install ‘The Kraken’

    -> Install the necessary compilers for The Kraken by typing:
    sudo apt-get install gcc make

    -> Both cores need to be downloaded before the install can continue. The best way to do this is to start the client and let it complete a unit. Skip to Step 7: Running the Client and run both a normal SMP and a BigAdv WU before coming back to this step.
    -> With the Cores installed, we can now install The Kraken. Download the file from: http://darkswarm.org/thekraken-0.7-pre15.tar.gz
    --> Next, navigate to where you downloaded the file and extract it by typing:
    tar xvf thekraken-0.7-pre15.tar.gz

    --> You should now be inside the extracted directory (if not, navigate to it in the terminal). Then build/compile the code by typing:
    make

    --> Now, install The Kraken by typing:
    sudo make install

    -> After the code is installed, we need to wrap the cores. First, be sure that the client is stopped. Then, navigate to your folding folder by typing:
    cd /home/(username)/folding

    --> Then wrap the cores by typing:
    thekraken -w

    #The Kraken will now autostart when you next start up the folding client (which is the next step!). When the client first starts up, The Kraken will create ‘false loads’ to try to get Dynamic Load Balancing (DLB) to enable. The false loads will disappear after DLB engages or after a set time period. DLB is a very good thing for your TPF for both SMP and BigAdv. The Kraken does a good job of getting DLB to engage on BigAdv, but I’ve had trouble with it getting DLB to engage on normal SMP. Thanks to http://www.amdzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=521&t=138... for the code and directions.

    Step 7: Running the Client

    -> Now it is time for the fun to begin. The standard ways to start the client are (in the terminal):
    --> By navigating to your folding directory by typing:
    cd /home/(username)/folding

    --> Then, for regular SMP type:
    ./fah6 -smp

    --> Or, for regular bigadv (WU 8101) type:
    ./fah6 -smp -bigadv

    --> Or, for beta bigadv (also how you get 690x currently) type:
    ./fah6 -smp -bigbeta

    #To stop the client, press ‘Ctrl C’ in the terminal. DO NOT do this while your hard drive light is flashing (solid) if you want to restart this WU later. If your hard drive light is solid it is likely writing the checkpoint file. If you stop it now, you will likely corrupt that file.
    #To get rid of a WU that you have been working on, stop the client then delete the work directory, the queue file, and the unitinfo file.
    #If a WU keeps coming back and you don’t want it (for example, if it is a defective WU that has been reported to the official Folding at home Forums but not yet removed) you must also delete your machinedependent.dat file and restart the client.

    #If you get a Segmentation Fault error while downloading a core, you likely have IPV6 enabled. Some Linux distros (CentOS) can be very sneaky about IPV6, claiming it is off even when it is on. See here for how to force disable on one such distro: http://www.ehowstuff.com/how-to-disable-the-ipv6-on-cen...

    Happy Folding :bounce: 
    June 22, 2012 3:40:43 AM

    Here is a first draft of the Linux V7 Install Guide. Let me know what you think of it, what you would have done differently, etc.


    Folding@home V7 Linux Quick Install Guide Part I:

    #This Guide assumes that you are using Ubuntu. I have tested it on Ubuntu 12.04 with great success.

    Step 1: Install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 64-bit and update it fully

    -> If you want, you can use the ext3 file system, not the default ext4, for at least your home directory. This will cut a little bit of time off of final post-processing. To do manual partitioning in Ubuntu 12.04, follow this guide: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/05/04/manual-disk-partit...

    -> Once Ubuntu is installed, log in and run the Update Manager. The Update Manager is launched by clicking the Ubuntu icon in the upper left corner of the screen and typing ‘Update’. The update manager will then appear in the list and you can start updating.

    Starting the Update Manager:



    The Update Manager running:



    ->After the Update Manager completes you can also install extra drivers. To do so, click the ‘System Settings’ icon on the left (the wrench and gear) and then select the ‘Additional Drivers’ icon.



    -> Select the drivers you want and install
    -> After the drivers install, reboot the computer

    -> If you run into any trouble, particularly if you are dual-booting, ASK for help. We’ll be glad to help, and I have broken the Linux/Windows bootloader about every way possible, so I know some of the ways to fix it.

    #This guide will work (with some modifications) for other Linux Distros, however regardless of which you have you should use the 64-bit edition if possible.

    Step 3: Install V6.34 client prerequisites (Optional, not necessary but can’t hurt)

    -> Open a Terminal by clicking the Ubuntu icon in the upper left and typing ‘terminal’, then clicking the program that appears:



    -> Type:
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs




    -> And then type:
    sudo apt-get install curl


    #Thanks to http://folding.stanford.edu/English/LinSMPGuide for directions

    Step 4: Install Temperature Monitoring Software (lm-sensors)

    -> To install lm-sensors, type:
    sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

    --> To configure lm-sensors, type:
    sudo sensors-detect

    ---> Answer ’yes’ (Y) or ‘enter’ to all prompts

    -> To run lm-sensors, type:
    sensors

    #Depending on your hardware (and particularly motherboard), lm-sensors may not find valuable sensors

    Step 5: Download/Install the Appropriate Client AND Control

    -> Go to https://fah-web.stanford.edu/projects/FAHClient/wiki/Be... (You may get a ‘This Connection is untrusted warning’, but that is OK).
    -> For Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, the appropriate files are circled below. Download both to your downloads directory and save them.



    -> Navigate to where you downloaded the files (Downloads) and double click the fahclient_7.1.52_amd64.deb file. This will open up the Ubuntu Software Center:



    -> Click Install and enter your password. It will warn you that the package is of bad quality. Tell it to ignore and install anyway.



    -> Enter your folding information, including passkey (which you should get now if you haven’t gotten one already). Also, you should select SMP from the menu at the bottom and Uncheck Autostart FAHclient.



    -> Once the installation is finished, close Software Center and double click the fahcontrol_7.1.52-1_all.deb installer. This will again open Software Center. Again press Install and enter your password. This program will install without asking you any questions. Once it is complete, close software manager.

    Step 6: Configure FAHcontrol

    ->Now, click the Ubuntu icon in the top left corner and type ‘fah’ and then select FAHcontrol from the list.



    Continued in Part II
    June 22, 2012 3:43:40 AM

    Folding@home V7 Linux Quick Install Guide Part II:

    -> The following window will appear. Nothing will happen, but that is ok.



    -> First, if you prefer it, change the mode from Novice to Expert (top right corner).

    -> Then, go to Preferences (top left) and place checks in ‘Show Project Info in Advanced’ and ‘Autostart’. The client will now start, However your user and team info is not yet present!



    -> Stop the client by going to Configure -> Slots , select the SMP slot, select remove, and press save. The client will stop and dump.



    -> Once it has stopped, go to Configure -> Identity and enter your username, team number, and passkey.



    -> Then go to Configure -> Slots and add a new SMP slot.



    -> At the bottom of the Add Slot page, you can also add flags. Several common SMP flags are ‘max-packet-size big’ and ‘client-type advanced’



    -> Click ‘OK’ then ‘Save’ and the computer should start Folding!

    #If you get looping core downloads or a core download failure, then you likely have IPV6 enabled. This can also be a problem on Windows installs. Some Linux distros (CentOS) can be very sneaky about IPV6, claiming it is off even when it is on. See here for how to force disable on one such distro: http://www.ehowstuff.com/how-to-di [...] entos-5-8/
    July 2, 2012 2:46:04 AM

    I just wanted to teach this trick I learned using batch files and HWinfo temperature monitoring
    this is link to HWinfo freeware
    hwinfo32 for 32bit systems
    http://www.hwinfo.com/download32.html
    hwinfo64 for 64bit systems
    http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html

    when you run the program you have a choice of "sensors only" or going to main program
    the main program gives a report of the hardware you are using
    you want to pick "sensors only"

    now you will see your temperature sensors
    you can go into <configure>
    there you can remove any sensors you don’t need to clean up the display
    now look for you CPU temp sensor
    when you highlight it
    there will be options for the sensor
    you want to check off the box for enabling alerting
    then check off the box for "if sensor is > "
    then enter in your max operating temp based on manufacturer data sheet and where you feel is safe
    then I checked off "play sound" so it will play a warning sound
    also changed notification interval to 1 second to shorten shutdown time
    then I checked off "run a program"
    when you click on the program box
    it will open a window to select your file

    I created a batch file in Notepad
    first open Notepad
    now in Notepad type this
    "shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00"

    adding in the "-f" it causes all running programs to terminate immediately
    will lose your work but with a catastrophic cooling failure you won’t care

    and go to file
    select save as
    then select "all files" in file type box
    then type "shutdown.bat"
    I placed it in main directory of C drive but you can put it anywhere


    now in HWinfo go to the directory you have the shutdown.bat file in
    change file type from exe to batch in dropdown box
    Navigate to where your shutdown.bat file is the file selection box
    select that file

    now when your temp goes above the temp you selected it will play a warning sound
    then do an immediate shutdown

    this can also be used for the video card temp in case of GPU fan failure

    just have HWinfo run as a startup program
    you will have to select run as sensors only on startup
    but this way if you have a catastrophic cooling failure your system will shutdown before damage occurs
    your CPU will shutdown when temps approach TJMax but this is generally around 100c which is too high
    you can set it for a lower temp that is safer by using this trick
    July 2, 2012 8:05:11 AM



    Just passing through to say I wish F@H all the very best of luck and I'll join in as soon as I get some decent bandwidth around here. Some days I struggle just to get the day to day stuff to stick if I'm lucky enough to get one meg of ADSL and a tenth of that uploading. It's over ten years since I got ISDN in my old house and joined in the SETI project which used my system when I wasn't taking up too much space on it but going Broadband dropped my bandwidth if anything and then moving here made matters worse.

    I'm following this with extreme interest and have a couple of old servers I could recycle for the purpose - if and when fibre optic ever comes near me.


    July 2, 2012 10:01:34 AM

    Saga Lout said:


    Just passing through to say I wish F@H all the very best of luck and I'll join in as soon as I get some decent bandwidth around here. Some days I struggle just to get the day to day stuff to stick if I'm lucky enough to get one meg of ADSL and a tenth of that uploading. It's over ten years since I got ISDN in my old house and joined in the SETI project which used my system when I wasn't taking up too much space on it but going Broadband dropped my bandwidth if anything and then moving here made matters worse.

    I'm following this with extreme interest and have a couple of old servers I could recycle for the purpose - if and when fibre optic ever comes near me.



    I hear you. Kinda in the same boat at the moment. Uploads is better for me but there been something going on with my ISP for the past few months that my speeds have dropped from 5mb/s to 1~1.5mb/s on downloading and from 1mb/s to (if im lucky) 500kb/s. Combine that between 5 family members (was 6 till my dad left for a new job in the DC area) and we have the recipe for really slow internet.


    Well, once you got that all done, come in and join the bandwagon. :bounce: 

    Heck, even if your not folding, you can still come in and talk with us on our thread (link to the thread is combined with the sig image!). :D 

    Dont be a stranger! ;) 
    July 14, 2012 2:14:13 PM

    I read about F@H a few days ago and I thought it was an excellent initiative so I joined TH F@H Team :) 
    edit: I can't seem to get my sig right with the TH banner..
    July 14, 2012 2:37:21 PM

    Thanks I will definitely check that out!
    July 15, 2012 4:52:27 AM

    Thomas_89 said:
    I read about F@H a few days ago and I thought it was an excellent initiative so I joined TH F@H Team :) 
    edit: I can't seem to get my sig right with the TH banner..



    Awesome
    welcome aboard
    feel free to ask questions on the other folding at home thread
    (though I am still pretty new myself so dont know if I would be much help LOL)
    August 19, 2012 4:22:09 PM

    Just joined the Tomshardware F@H team.
    My first time doing this. Should have been doing this a long time ago....

    Folding with an i5-2500k @ 4.4Ghz and a GTX680 @ 1338 on the core.

    I will soon have my Spare gaming PC folding as well, with its i7-920 @3.9Ghz and a pair of GTX 550ti's @ 950 on the cores.

    I like the idea of helping to find a cure, and scoring points for my favorite Tech website. Go Toms!!!
    August 19, 2012 4:52:33 PM

    Very happy to have you on our team jlwtech
    welcome

    also check out this thread

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...


    we are going to be getting our own forum section on Toms soon
    but that thread is where we hang out and chat :) 

    To let you know my fiance just died from lymph node cancer on wednesday the 15
    so for me personally folding is the most important thing I do on my rig

    I should be getting a Xeon quad core with HT sandybridge with a 6850 by the end of the week thanks to a really good guy helping me out
    and that will be my dedicated folder
    I also have a 1100T six core with a HD 6870 as my daily rig which folds about 12 hrs
    and I will be having my rig at work (I5-650/5450) folding over the weekends soon

    and the points thing is way cool too :) 
    August 19, 2012 6:59:29 PM

    king smp said:
    Very happy to have you on our team jlwtech
    welcome

    also check out this thread

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...


    we are going to be getting our own forum section on Toms soon
    but that thread is where we hang out and chat :) 

    To let you know my fiance just died from lymph node cancer on wednesday the 15
    so for me personally folding is the most important thing I do on my rig

    I should be getting a Xeon quad core with HT sandybridge with a 6850 by the end of the week thanks to a really good guy helping me out
    and that will be my dedicated folder
    I also have a 1100T six core with a HD 6870 as my daily rig which folds about 12 hrs
    and I will be having my rig at work (I5-650/5450) folding over the weekends soon

    and the points thing is way cool too :) 



    I feel your pain King smp. I recently lost an uncle to lung cancer.
    Wish I had looked into this folding business sooner.....

    Wow, sandy xeon? Really nice of him.


    August 20, 2012 3:10:39 AM

    Yes really nice guy
    should be shipping tomorrow hopefully
    You should really come say hello on the main folding at home thread I linked
    that is where everybody who folds come to chat
    August 20, 2012 6:51:38 AM

    king smp said:

    To let you know my fiance just died from lymph node cancer on wednesday the 15
    so for me personally folding is the most important thing I do on my rig





    Sorry to read of your loss, king smp. You'll be going through a really tough time but doing do much for the Folding projects and knowing how much it will help the research must be a comfort.

    August 20, 2012 1:28:06 PM

    Yes folding has become a major focus of my computer upgrades
    just bought a PHII x 6 1100T @ 3.9ghz to help with PPD
    and to cheer me up :) 
    August 20, 2012 1:28:32 PM

    Thank you very much for the kind words Saga
    September 9, 2013 5:03:18 PM

    I just joined! I lost a nephew to brain cancer when he was 4 and a half months old. I hope to help out with any process that can greatly benefit the medical community to fight diseases. Period.
    September 9, 2013 7:43:31 PM

    Welcome to the Fold! :hello: 


    Be sure to check out the main discussion thread, news, and any question you might have that need answered! (that isn't covered in this guide) http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1580785/folding-ho...

    :bounce: 


    _________________________________________________________________________________



    Also for everyone else, I'll be working on getting this guide updated this week. Finally have the time to sit down and get this done. :) 
    September 25, 2013 3:30:20 PM

    warmon6 said:
    Welcome to the Fold! :hello: 


    Be sure to check out the main discussion thread, news, and any question you might have that need answered! (that isn't covered in this guide) http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1580785/folding-ho...

    :bounce: 


    _________________________________________________________________________________



    Also for everyone else, I'll be working on getting this guide updated this week. Finally have the time to sit down and get this done. :) 


    thank you for all your hard work
    your doing a great job
    November 3, 2013 7:36:15 AM

    I have very limited bandwidth and limited amount of max upload and download permitted by my network each month. At the same time I have an i7-3770k and I don't push it all the time so I was thinking about doing this.
    My question is how much network resources such as max upload and download is common for this program?
    November 4, 2013 9:04:15 AM

    IInuyasha74 said:
    I have very limited bandwidth and limited amount of max upload and download permitted by my network each month. At the same time I have an i7-3770k and I don't push it all the time so I was thinking about doing this.
    My question is how much network resources such as max upload and download is common for this program?


    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I've been busy with some stuff yesterday and could not reply back.


    Anyways, To answer you question, while each WU will vary in size, none are above 100 MB (most range some where between 20 to 50 MB.)

    So i'll depend on how fast you cpu or gpu (if you want to use the gpu as well) can complete these WU's.

    If you do a WU a day for example and each WU is roughly 50MB (most are not but can be), times 30 days, that should be 1.5GB of bandwidth use up for the month (If my math is right.)


    Now there are a number of ways you could reduce the amount of bandwidth used.

    You could limit the size of WU's and limit the number of WU's per session (say you only want to run 5 wu's at a time instead of the program constantly running.) as mentioned under "4.2 Flags"

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...


    And depending on your "power slider" settings, this will limit how much computing power F@H will use.

    Running on full will utilize the entire cpu all the time.

    Running on idle though will only allow F@H to run when your not using your computer (still using the full power of the cpu).

    Spoiler
    *Thanks to your post, I relize I still haven't finished the Power Slider part in the guide. I'll try to get this done in the next few days.

    Sorry about not having this info for you*



    These are just a few ways to limit how much you give.


    If you have anymore question feel free to ask on the main F@H here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1580785/folding-ho...

    And if you join, then welcome to the team! :D 
    November 4, 2013 5:39:34 PM

    warmon6 said:
    IInuyasha74 said:
    I have very limited bandwidth and limited amount of max upload and download permitted by my network each month. At the same time I have an i7-3770k and I don't push it all the time so I was thinking about doing this.
    My question is how much network resources such as max upload and download is common for this program?


    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I've been busy with some stuff yesterday and could not reply back.


    Anyways, To answer you question, while each WU will vary in size, none are above 100 MB (most range some where between 20 to 50 MB.)

    So i'll depend on how fast you cpu or gpu (if you want to use the gpu as well) can complete these WU's.

    If you do a WU a day for example and each WU is roughly 50MB (most are not but can be), times 30 days, that should be 1.5GB of bandwidth use up for the month (If my math is right.)


    Now there are a number of ways you could reduce the amount of bandwidth used.

    You could limit the size of WU's and limit the number of WU's per session (say you only want to run 5 wu's at a time instead of the program constantly running.) as mentioned under "4.2 Flags"

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/34683-12-toms-hardwar...


    And depending on your "power slider" settings, this will limit how much computing power F@H will use.

    Running on full will utilize the entire cpu all the time.

    Running on idle though will only allow F@H to run when your not using your computer (still using the full power of the cpu).

    Spoiler
    *Thanks to your post, I relize I still haven't finished the Power Slider part in the guide. I'll try to get this done in the next few days.

    Sorry about not having this info for you*



    These are just a few ways to limit how much you give.


    If you have anymore question feel free to ask on the main F@H here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1580785/folding-ho...

    And if you join, then welcome to the team! :D 


    Sounds not so bad. I forget the total that we are limited to, but I know Dad tries to keep us around 10GB/day so 50MB won't be anything. I will go and set up the program this weekend when I am free from term papers. :) 

    Thanks for the answers to my question.
    November 4, 2013 5:54:36 PM

    IInuyasha74 said:

    Sounds not so bad. I forget the total that we are limited to, but I know Dad tries to keep us around 10GB/day so 50MB won't be anything. I will go and set up the program this weekend when I am free from term papers. :) 

    Thanks for the answers to my question.


    Glad to be of service. :) 
    !