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I have a laptop (It's in my system list) it has a i7 2630m and a GTX 460m graphics card. I'm about to finish school and am planning on putting Arch Linux on it (using Ubuntu 10.04 just for the CC). I use it for GPU and CPU folding in Windows. I know the CPU client is more efficient but I haven't seen a GPU client? I was just wondering if I would have to use WINE (I really don't want to) in order to fold on the GPU.
Edited by phazer11 - 5/5/11 at 3:03pm
     
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Not a linux person myself but last time I checked you had to use wine. Here are some links that might help.
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...lding-x64.html
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...lding-x64.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ux-ubuntu.html
    
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Thanks I had a look at those they pretty much just said use WINE. Hmm... I wonder if it's written in C++ if it is I might try my hand at re-writing it myself.
     
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Download Client v7 for Linux here:
https://fah-web.stanford.edu/project...ki/BetaRelease

Not sure if any of those would be compatible with Arch, but if it is, it's a simple doubleclick to install.
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Cool thanks zodac! If I can't get it to work normally I'll have one of the devs look at it real with on IRC. I shouldn't have much problems though it should be realatively easy though. So like the windows client it has the gpu in it right?
     
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how do I delete WU's in the v7 client under Ubuntu? I'm trying it first to see if it's worth it. I found the files just can't remove them. It started assigning me WU's with me inputting userinfo.
     
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Ok I deleted the actual clients in the gui. Weird though still no action on the gpu or cpu they won't get past ready they're downloaded but not doing anything(I switched to Ubuntu 10.04 for CC then Arch later 45 mins left on SMP unit in Windows atm)...

I've never used native linux to fold only through a vm on the gpu and only normal linux smp client for the cpu so idk. There isn't a special cuda driver that isn't included with the normal drivers v260+ driver that I have to install is there?

I got the cpu to work in the v7 client but I must say lol! I wish it were that fast it dropped to
6k PPD Q.Q

Also anyone know how I can tell if my cpu is turboing?
Edited by phazer11 - 5/5/11 at 3:35pm
     
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You're aware Cleint v7 doesn't show PPD with bonuses, right?
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Yeah but I still found 33k (no bonuses) for the cpu hillarious I wish it was lol.
But no the issue is the GFX card and does anyone know how to tell if turbo boost is working or not?
     
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Not a clue.
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