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USB Version
http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/usb.html

Started using this for the first time today

I noticed once I plugged it in and turn the PC on it detected straight away and loaded up some stuff.
It then rebooted the PC about 3 times before the folding started- normal?

If you are using the notfred folding image you can open 2 smp instances by changing the SMPCPUS= flag from 4 to 2 (only recommended for Quad users)

-USB Drive must be formatted to FAT

When doing the syslinux stage it often appears like nothing happens so for peace of mind,
-Turn on your 'show system files' option in windows >Tools >Folder Options>View>Show Hidden Files
-When you do run>cmd syslinux d: etc you will now see the file copied onto the USB stick.
LL
Edited by cognoscenti - 6/1/08 at 9:59am
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The only other person I know that is running this is JadeMinner. There might be others, but I know he has his up and running. Jade should have some insite for you.
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Interesting. From what I'm reading, this is just a minimal Linux distro with FAH installed. Nice stuff. Does it support FTP or SMB sharing for monitoring via Fahmon?
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Im monitoring it fine with FAHMon.
It has some built in thing it seems and it shows up in your network places as well.


Edited by cognoscenti - 5/31/08 at 11:48am
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Im monitoring it fine with FAHMon.
It has some built in thing it seems and it shows up in your network places as well.
From what Jade has told me, you can monitor it with the ip address.
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I'm hoping Jade comes in for a look.
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I just got mine running! When the program was loading up, it stops and gives you some info. One of the things it gives you, is the ip address. I wrote it down, and now, I just type in the ip address in my browser and it gives me the current status. This is pretty cool! Although, its only showing one instance right now. I will keep you updated, I just got it up and running!
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Nice Chris!
I'm trying to find out if its possible to run 2 x smp with it also.

EDit: OP updated: If you are using the notfred folding image you can open 2 smp instances by changing the SMPCPUS= flag from 4 to 2
Edited by cognoscenti - 5/31/08 at 4:02pm
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Nice Chris!
I'm trying to find out if its possible to run 2 x smp with it also.

EDit: OP updated: If you are using the notfred folding image you can open 2 smp instances by changing the SMPCPUS= flag from 4 to 2
LOL, I was just going to tell you the same thing! Once again, Jade to the rescue. We were both looking to see how to run dual, and he found it. I'm currently running dual, here are the stats as of now.

1st instance - project 3062 - completing %'s every 13:32

2nd instance - project 3062 - completing %'s every 13:33

Running my dual instances of Win SMP with the same project, I get 13:46 per %, according to Fahmon.

Interesting thing though. The flash drive setup is running at 3.2ghz, and the dual Win SMP is running at 3.4ghz.
I didn't want to spend the extra time, trying for a higher o/c, when I knew the settings for a stable 3.2 already.

What kind of difference do you see?
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Hey Excellent! I'm glad to see the 2 instances works for the quad. Without having one myself I can only go by what I read. Notfred speaks in machine assembly code language half the time, so I have to try and translate what he's saying.

He said....
"SMPCPUS is just a way of specifying how many instances of the SMP client to run
on a machine with 4 or more processor cores. Divide the number of processor
cores by SMPCPUS to get the number of instances of the SMP client that will be
run."
Translated: he was saying...4 divided by 2 = 2.
Set the SMPCPUS to 2 instead of 4

Glad to see that worked Gibson. That'll be nice if you ever OC that machine to 3.4ghz so you can get a comparison of the difference with WinSMP. In my tests, notfreds was always faster. By minutes per % even.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. But my employment got in the way. I think Cog figured it out all by herself anyways.

Best of Luck. Gibson. Cog.

EDIT: And thanks Cog for starting this thread!
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