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don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Below is a rough draft for an up to date stickie for new users. The current stickie is awesome but much of the data in it is no longer relevant. I've pared it down drastically but... perhaps too much. Please take a look and let me know what needs to be added to make it more relevant for us now.

Thanks.

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How to start folding with Overclockers.com.
1) Pick a user name.
2) Go to https://stats.foldingathome.org/donors.
3) Search for the name you want. If you get results back, someone is using that name. Select another name until you find one you want and not in use.
4) Apply for your bonus passkey here https://apps.foldingathome.org/getpasskey.py
5) Enter the name you selected above and your email address.

6) Go to https://foldingathome.org/
7) Click on the “START FOLDING NOW” button.
8) Click on the “DOWNLOAD NOW!” button.
9) Click on the “fah-installer_*.exe” or “alternative downloads” link.
10) Install the client.
11) Enter your user name selected earlier.
12) Enter 32 for our team number.
13) Enter your passkey for your bonus points.

14) Join us in the forums for tips, tricks, smack talk, updates, or whatever you feel. Folding is fun but not for the faint of heart. We work hard and our world standing shows it.

If you decide to add/remove/modify folding slots on your machine take note of the number of GPUs you set up and the number of CPU cores that you have to service those GPUs. If you have a quad core CPU and 1 GPU, one core of your CPU will be needed to feed your GPU. If you have 2 GPUs, then 2 CPU cores will be needed, the same with 3 GPUs and so on. If you let the [email protected] client configure this automatically, there is no need to worry. If you don't reserve a CPU core per GPU, your points per day will suffer and you'll work many times harder to get lower points.

Key:
EOC = ExtremeOverclocking.com
FAH or [email protected] = Folding at Home
ppd = points per day
ppw = points per week
Stanford = Stanford University
T32 = Team 32
Vijay Pande (Sometimes Pande, Pande Group, VJ or Vijay.) = Refers to the person who founded and currently runs the FAH project or the lab in which they work.
wtf = way to fold (Why? What else did you think it was?)
WU = Work Unit

Links:
https://foldingathome.org/ Everything starts here. Do NOT download the client from any other source.
https://foldingathome.org/statistics/ Stanford’s official stats can be found through here.
https://folding.extremeoverclocking....ry.php?s=&t=32 EOC is perhaps the most popular place to stay up to date on production. This links directly to our stats.
Team 32 Memorial Thread A place to honor those for whom you dedicate your folding for.

How to add your stats to your signature: (Stolen directly from Jmtyra.)

[email protected] Stats In Your Signature

You can display your [email protected] stats in your signature using the following syntax:
[FSTATS]<EOC user number>[/FSTATS]

Here is an example signature with the EOC user number shown:
[FSTATS]525307[/FSTATS]

This will display your [email protected] stats, like this:
sigimage.gif

To obtain your EOC user number, go to to http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/
Use the name search on the left-side of the page; type in your name, choose 'User', and click on 'Search'.

search.jpg

Note: Verify the spelling of your user name if no results are found.

You will be presented with one or more matches. If you have been on other teams, these will also be listed here.
Click on your user name that is located next to the www.overclockers.com team in the results.

results.png

You will then be presented with a page showing your [email protected] stats. The URL will look something like:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...hp?s=&u=525307

The numbers located at the end of the URL is your EOC user number. In this case, it's 525307.
This is the number you'll use between the tags in your signature.

Note: The limit of 12 lines in your signature still applies. The [email protected] stats in your signature counts as 5 lines. Ergo, you can only add 7 additional lines in total.

Note: See this thread for more information pertaining to signature rules, limits, content and such.

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I need to add some images for the adding stats to your sig but my work machine won't let me do it.
 
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superducky

Team 32 Folding Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
I think a big caveat needs to be added for Windows and maybe a 2nd post for Linux (which is going to be way more involved if my struggles getting CUDA running on 18.04 is any indication?

The points gains are real and significant; so we should be encouraging new users to use Linux if at all possible, but we also don't want to scare anyone away.

My 2c.
 
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don256us

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I think a big caveat needs to be added for Windows and maybe a 2nd post for Linux (which is going to be way more involved if my struggles getting CUDA running on 18.04 is any indication?

The points gains are real and significant; so we should be encouraging new users to use Linux if at all possible, but we also don't want to scare anyone away.

My 2c.

Awesome. I agree with you 100% but...

... yeah you knew there was one...

I don't have a clue how to set up FAH on linux. I too got stuck on drivers and just went to winblows which I am very comfortable within.
 

HayesK

Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2008
When I get back home next week, will try making fresh install using Ubuntu 18.04 and see what it takes to get FAH running on nvidia cards and what drivers can be used.

All my hosts are running Ubuntu 16.04.1 with nvidia cards. The 1080Ti using newest driver installed from the driver ppa. The other cards are using 370.28 installed from the .run file downloaded from nvidia. The old driver 370.28 has been more productive on all the supported cards than the newer drivers, but was removed from the ppa about a year ago due to issues with versions of Ubuntu newer than 16.04.1, requiring installation using the .run file from nvidia.
 

WhitehawkEQ

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2010
You need to put in that if folding with both CPU & GPU, you have to fold with 1 less CPU core or more if using more than 1 GPU so the the GPU has it's own CPU core.

Expample: for setup of 8 core CPU and 1 GPU, go with 7 CPU cores, with 1 CPU core for the GPU.