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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 10:20 AM - Thread Starter
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Is there a guide for getting started with the Linux FAH client? I haven't folded since 2010 and thought I'd give it some CPU time again. Since that time I've switched from using Windows to using Debian as my primary operating system.

The client seems to have completely changed, and I've not had much luck figuring out how to actually use it. Is there a guide somewhere that shows the basics for how to get folding? Simply running FAHClient doesn't seem to do it.

I can't seem to fetch work units successfully. I just see lots of "Empty work server assignment" and "ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Failed to connect to 155.247.166.219:80: Connection timed out" messages.

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Update: It turns out that the work assignment server has no jobs available for a 32-thread system with a GPU detected. It was auto-configuring itself for 31-core jobs of which there seem to be none. I had to manually define an execution slot and set it to an even core count like 8 before it would fetch work.
Code:
<config>
  <!-- Folding Slots -->
  <slot id='0' type='CPU'>
    <cpus v='24'/>
  </slot>
</config>

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I missed this thread.  On my 2P, I found that setting a 24 thread slot and a 14 thread slot seemed to result in a higher rate of core a7 tasks.  The core a7 tasks are AVX tasks with a higher PPD than the standard core a4 tasks.  I did this testing shortly after the release of the a7 tasks, so I'm not sure if it is still valid with the curent distribution of tasks.



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