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Is it possible to have FAH automatically run at certain times?

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Hi there!

I'm very new to folding, although I've been involved in distributed computing for several years. I'm even working on a 4p machine as well as a GPU farm to participate!

However, those are long-term projects and right now I'm trying to master FAH on my main desktop. I currently have three GPUs in my computer (ATI Radeon 5770s if it makes any difference.) The problem I'm encountering is that while my computer does fine with GPU 1 and GPU 2 actively folding 24/7, it drags significantly if GPU 0 is folding.

Since this is not a dedicated folding computer, this is an issue. I've been manually pausing and restarting GPU 0 depending on whether I'm there. But I forget to turn it back on a lot and I hate wasting that potential folding time.

I tried setting the idle flag to true, but it never seemed to think that the computer was idle so the GPU never turned on.

So my final idea is to put it on a schedule.

Is it possible to set the GPU 0 slot to activate at one time and then deactivate at a later time in the day? I've got a predictable personal schedule so this would work well for me.

I'm assuming that it would entail adding something here:




And here's a screenshot of my control screen just in case there's any info you might need:



And here's a link to the log also just in case:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/77kyl9

Any help that you all could provide would be very greatly appreciated! I've looked through the guides and maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for but I can't find anything.

Thank you very much!

Matt
Edited by MattLP - 1/13/14 at 10:08am
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AFAIK there's no way to automate pausing/unpausing directly in FAHControl. However, FAHClient can be controlled via telnet, so theoretically you could write scripts to pause or unpause folding slots as needed and then add those scripts to the Task Scheduler.

See Client Remote Interface for more info.
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I could probably write a program to start/stop FAH client. Not sure how to individually start/stop slots though.
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You could use Window's Scheduled tasks to start the client at a certain time, then later kill the process with another scheduled task.  That would be for all the slots, and not a particular GPU.

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