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A bit late to the party perhaps, since the bigadv game will change in about a week. redface.gif But Linux will still net you more SMP PPD than a Winbloze install, and we don't know how thing actually will pan out yet. You don't need to do any corefix as described in the guide (before the 16th anyways) to be able to receive bigadv/hugeadv.

Ubuntu 10.10 is still a good starting point for a Linux n00b, it usually works right away with most hardware configurations and was better at folding even when the 11.04 can out (kernel updates has somewhat fixed that though IIRC). I like the 10.xx better than 11.xx from a user perspective too.

Folding GPUs in Linux is not something I would wanna go through again, it can make the computer sluggish and you probably have to give up a thread from the CPU.

Some people have expressed concern to have FAH on a SSD because of the write/read going on and that it might deteriorate quickly by doing so, if his is a legit concern I can't tell, I've never looked into it in depth since I've never own a SSD nor plan on getting one for a Folder anyways.
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Thanks for the advice! I'll go with the distro recommended by the guide, then. I'm not worried about the SSD being degraded; I bought it used knowing that it would be kind of a throwaway drive. So long as it doesn't negatively impact my folding, it wouldn't bother me if the thing degraded rapidly within the next couple of years.
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I have a sr-2 running a SSD (Intel X-25-M) and have had problems with the FAH crashing. I am sure it is from corrupted data on the SSD. This never happens on my other machines running a standard drive.
post #594 of 771
so after recoding and doing everything i restart my machine and this is what I get... my machine is only seeing one cpu but is set for 8 and the core hack is set to 10(so i only get regular bigadv).... wth...

1 cores detected
Fewer than 2 CPU's detected. This SMP version of the Folding@Home client is intended for machines with multiple CPUs. For this machine, we recommend using the single-processor version of FAH instead. Please see http://folding.stanford.edu for more details.

Folding@Home Client Shutdown.
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Now I get the same error as Dragon above me, have used this exact setup on multiple installs and never had a problem. The system monitor also shows a single core (CPU).
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Its the corefix... something is wrong with it for some reason now... and I dont know what it is... <--- linux noob.... anyone else have an Idea on why the corefix no longer works???

EDIT: Use this code instead... I have no idea what the diff is but it works... Just copy/paste with yourpassword instead remember to keep the quotes...

echo "yourpassword" | sudo -S cat /proc/stat | awk 'BEGIN { TARGET_NCPUS=12 } ; { if ($1 == "intr") { for (i=NR-2;i<=NF;i++) S=S " " $i ; print }' > /tmp/stat.save
echo "yourpassword" | sudo -S mount --bind /tmp/stat.save /proc/stat
Edited by [ISM]-BlueDragon - 2/5/12 at 1:55pm
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Just got all the way thought this guide then an error informed me that i had used the 32-bit version....sigh. Time to do it all again.
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very new to this (first day actually), and im wondering if my 2600k @4.5's performance is on par.

[06:26:11] Project: 6097 (Run 0, Clone 50, Gen 109)



Reading file work/wudata_02.tpr, VERSION 4.5.1-dev-20100930-afd66-dirty (single precision)
Starting 8 threads

Reading checkpoint file work/wudata_02.cpt generated: Mon Feb 20 00:19:38 2012
[06:26:11]
[06:26:11] Entering M.D.
[06:26:17] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[06:26:17] Mapping NT from 8 to 8


Making 2D domain decomposition 2 x 4 x 1
starting mdrun 'Solvated system'
55000000 steps, 220000.0 ps (continuing from step 54595235, 218380.9 ps).
[06:26:18] Resuming from checkpoint
[06:26:18] Verified work/wudata_02.log
[06:26:18] Verified work/wudata_02.trr
[06:26:18] Verified work/wudata_02.edr
[06:26:18] Completed 95235 out of 500000 steps (19%)
[06:32:45] Completed 100000 out of 500000 steps (20%)
[06:39:27] Completed 105000 out of 500000 steps (21%)
[06:46:27] Completed 110000 out of 500000 steps (22%)
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post #599 of 771
I seem to be having an issue with langouste.
It almost looks like it isnt accepting the requests to download/upload at the same time. every time the client tries to upload a WU it fails and then waits anywhere from 1-6 hours before trying again and succeeding. and its killing my PPD
Langouste keeps showing "Warning: only one helper can be launched in 2 minutes"
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There have been a number of people who seem to have this issue on and off.. I'm really not sure what causes it. To disable langouste, run -configonly again and disable the part where it asks to use a proxy. That will let the client connect to Stanford directly.
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