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Your folding team needs you

Sign up to the folding team today and help cure diseases caused by misfolding proteins.

The newly combined Custom PC & bit-tech folding team has been doing very well recently, holding on to its coveted fifth place among the world's top folding teams. However, team 35947 needs your help now more than ever.

Earlier this year we were invited to take part in the annual Chimp Challenge to see which team can produce 20 million points in the shortest time. Although Overclock.net and several other teams have already met this target, the fight is not yet over.

To avoid the embarrassment of coming last and to make sure team [H]ardape from HardOCP gets the dubious honour of the 'Monkey's Paw' we need to increase our folding production by around 500,000ppd, less than 1/4 of our team's usual total output.

To sign up your CPUs, GPUs and PS3s to the cause make sure to enter 'CPChimps' in the username field of your folding clients with the usual team number '35947'. Once the last of the competing teams has reached 20 million points you can reset your folding clients back to your usual folding usernames.

Don't forget to say hello in the all-new dedicated folding forum too!

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uncle_fungus 20th May 2009, 19:28 Quote
Thanks for posting the news item James ;)
proxess 20th May 2009, 19:54 Quote
Honestly I never done folding :X
thehippoz 20th May 2009, 20:15 Quote
ok under CPChimps.. I can help on and off folding on the gpu- I used to fold some.. just installed the new client without fahmon.. just tell me when you guys don't get the monkey paw XD so I can go back and uninstall this crap

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5871/fah1.jpg
Teq 20th May 2009, 21:45 Quote
I'm currently folding a very small amount while awaiting the cash to upgrade my folding boxes, but I can cheerlead :P
SMIFFYDUDE 20th May 2009, 22:29 Quote
I haven't been folding for a few months now. But just this minute started again. Needed this reminder.
sotu1 20th May 2009, 22:47 Quote
ok, i have been doing a little folding now and again, but i wanna know this: has folding actually shown tangible results and actually cured anything?

I'm not for a moment suggesting its a bad cause at all, i just wanna know if its the sort of thing that needs a long time to cure one disease or if it just provides a load of data or what, just curious :D

good luck! it is a worthy cause!
ForumNameHere 20th May 2009, 23:07 Quote
OK, just for y'all 'cause I like your site so much. I'm up and running but with a quesiton: do I have to do anything special to make sure my gpus are helping? Install gave me the option to tinker with my cpu but no gpu options.
DocJonz 20th May 2009, 23:17 Quote
@sotu1 - no cures, just further understanding - heres a good example;
http://folding.typepad.com/news/2008/12/new-fah-results-on-possible-new-alzheimers-drug-presented.html

@ForumNameHere - the CPU clients and GPU clients are separate clients, so if you've got a suitable GPU you'd need to install the 'high performance' GPU client.
mrb_no1 20th May 2009, 23:48 Quote
ok, noob to the folding team here, its running but only using 25% of the cpu so how do i make it do more, i changed the setting to use 100% of the cpu or something similar.

and where is the gpu client, Captain noob over here couldnt find it, so if anyone can help that would be great, lets get folding

peace

fatman
Claave 21st May 2009, 00:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrb_no1
and where is the gpu client, Captain noob over here couldnt find it, so if anyone can help that would be great, lets get folding
fatman

It be here:
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

It's referred to as the High Performance Beta client, hidden away at the bottom of the main client download page. Happy folding!
ForumNameHere 21st May 2009, 03:37 Quote
OK, I seem to have gotten it up and running on a couple of systems. 21700 since my last post if I'm doin' my cyphering correctly. I was thinking about letting this thing run all night, but I have to say I'm a bit nervous about letting my video card run at 99% and 88 degrees all night. Anyone else doing it?
r4tch3t 21st May 2009, 06:23 Quote
Switched to the CPChimps name and trying to get the GPU client working on my laptop.
notatoad 21st May 2009, 06:42 Quote
i'm still not convinced that folding is anything more than wasting electricity in exchange for epeen. and with 6 rep bars, what the hell do i need more epeen for?
Buzzons 21st May 2009, 09:41 Quote
Is there an easy way to run multiple clients on one box? I've got a raft of 8 core Mac Pros running boot camp that could run this easly but I tried it on one and 1 process only used a mediocer amount of CPU.

Also, if it's set up on one box, can you just move the folder to another and run it? (could have 20 8 core machines helping out)
r4tch3t 21st May 2009, 09:57 Quote
You can run multiple instances of F@H on one machine, or get the SMP client which runs on multiple cores.
saspro 21st May 2009, 10:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzzons
Is there an easy way to run multiple clients on one box? I've got a raft of 8 core Mac Pros running boot camp that could run this easly but I tried it on one and 1 process only used a mediocer amount of CPU.

Also, if it's set up on one box, can you just move the folder to another and run it? (could have 20 8 core machines helping out)

Use the VMWARE guide in the folding forum
Buzzons 21st May 2009, 10:14 Quote
K will see what I can do.
uncle_fungus 21st May 2009, 11:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumNameHere
OK, I seem to have gotten it up and running on a couple of systems. 21700 since my last post if I'm doin' my cyphering correctly. I was thinking about letting this thing run all night, but I have to say I'm a bit nervous about letting my video card run at 99% and 88 degrees all night. Anyone else doing it?

A conservative estimate based on total number of GPUs assigned to the project would suggest about 10,000 other people are doing it. The only thing you've got to worry about is the heat output into your room. These cards are easily capable of sustaining full load for (at least) months at a time.
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Originally Posted by notatoad
i'm still not convinced that folding is anything more than wasting electricity in exchange for epeen. and with 6 rep bars, what the hell do i need more epeen for?

Well, what would it take to convince you otherwise. I guess the 60-or-so peer-reviewed scientific papers (which incidentally is far more than any other DC project) produced from the results wouldn't? It's also telling that the default team (which is set if you don't change any settings) has submitted more data to the project than the top 8 teams combined.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzzons
Is there an easy way to run multiple clients on one box? I've got a raft of 8 core Mac Pros running boot camp that could run this easly but I tried it on one and 1 process only used a mediocer amount of CPU.

Also, if it's set up on one box, can you just move the folder to another and run it? (could have 20 8 core machines helping out)

If you can run the Macs in OS X you can install the native SMP client which will be faster than VMWare and has the bonus of you not needing to use Windows :p As far as moving the folders around, yes-and-no, it depends which client you installed, and how.
BioSniper 21st May 2009, 12:28 Quote
Does running the GPU client actually only use the GPU or will the GPU just assist and the CPU also get used?
If it only uses the GPU can a second client be run to also utilise the CPU?
r4tch3t 21st May 2009, 12:30 Quote
When running the GPU client, some CPU is used to tell the GPU what to do, but this is only a few percent. If you have a dual core CPU you can run both, if you have a triple or quad then you can run the GPU client and the SMP client. For single cores just the GPU client as if a CPU client runs aswell it will detriment the GPU client.
Delphium 21st May 2009, 12:41 Quote
Hmmm says its running on my 8800gtx.... how to change it so it uses my 8800gts which has the cuda support?
Or am i best leaving it as it is?
BioSniper 21st May 2009, 12:42 Quote
Cheers.
As I'm running a dual core I guess I'll download the standard single core client and run both then :)
Lizard 21st May 2009, 12:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphium
Hmmm says its running on my 8800gtx.... how to change it so it uses my 8800gts which has the cuda support?
Or am i best leaving it as it is?

You'll need to download another GPU client for your 8800 GTS. As setting up additional clients is pretty complicated, I'd suggest picking up the latest issue of the mag which has a 17 page guide or heading over to the folding forum.
r4tch3t 21st May 2009, 12:45 Quote
At the end of the program pointer add "-gpu N" Where N is the GPU number, the GTX is probably 0, so try 1, you can also run it on both cards by running two instances with the "-gpu N" flag.
phuzz 21st May 2009, 13:02 Quote
I'll start folding when it get's added to Boinc.
uncle_fungus 21st May 2009, 13:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by phuzz
I'll start folding when it get's added to Boinc.

This is unlikely I'm afraid, there are a number of fundamental differences between the two architectures which can't easily be resolved. It was attempted a few years back, and failed.
Delphium 21st May 2009, 18:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lizard
You'll need to download another GPU client for your 8800 GTS. As setting up additional clients is pretty complicated, I'd suggest picking up the latest issue of the mag which has a 17 page guide or heading over to the folding forum.

I need to read 17 pages in order just to change which card F@H runs on ?!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by r4tch3t
At the end of the program pointer add "-gpu N" Where N is the GPU number, the GTX is probably 0, so try 1, you can also run it on both cards by running two instances with the "-gpu N" flag.

I see, hmm tried playing with that before, made no difference what so ever.
And I gave up with trying to run multiple instances yonks ago.

Oh well screw it, ive already part of the team from years back, and have a bunch of machines at work where ive installed it as a service (much to my boss's dislike) since way back, that do run 24/7.
tranc3 22nd May 2009, 08:38 Quote
I got it running on a 4400+ round the clock.
newmedia 16th April 2010, 18:07 Quote
I am working on a paper on F@H and it's users. Could you please take 1 minute to do this survey. Thanks.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHLG98W
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