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LTT Official Folding Month 2019!!!

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For anyone new to Folding@Home please see the Folding@Home Install Guide and Folding@Home Tips, Tricks and FAQ. You can also join the Folding@Home discussion in the Official LinusTechTips Discord Server.

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Day 14 Stats!!!

 

Get them while their hot!

 

Also written by me so sorry for any errors grammatically or otherwise.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, Arrogath said:

Quick question regarding active days, would you only be required to do one WU per day to be considered active. Given the numbers I'd assume as much but you know... :D

 

Personally I plan on folding in the evenings and on weekends due to variable power pricing in my area, so getting enough active days was a bit of a concern for me at first.

Yep, thats exactly what it means.


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I was testing different clocks and my final result is: any overclock, even if it's minimal will make my PPD go down from 70k to less than 11k....

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I also managed to install on linux. My recommendation if you are on ubuntu/mint is to download the packages from alternative downloads, google "alternative folding@home downloads". If you get an error when choosing not to run on startup, run:

sudo update-rc.d FAHClient defaults

 

The command to start FAHClient is:

 

FAHClient --user=USERNAME --team=223518 --passkey=PASSKEY --gpu=true --smp=true

 

 

Still having problems getting them all remote controlled by my main pc.

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19 minutes ago, SwedBertha said:

I also managed to install on linux. My recommendation if you are on ubuntu/mint is to download the packages from alternative downloads, google "alternative folding@home downloads". If you get an error when choosing not to run on startup, run:


sudo update-rc.d FAHClient defaults

 

The command to start FAHClient is:

 


FAHClient --user=USERNAME --team=223518 --passkey=PASSKEY --gpu=true --smp=true

 

 

Still having problems getting them all remote controlled by my main pc.

Getting all that setup is a pain, I didn't bother and just used scripts to start and stop FAHClient etc. It's not too bad, had roughly 15+ servers going but it's not like I really did anything to them other than start them then let them run, if you want to actually stop them many times during the event then I'd look at a central script to ssh to each system and do what is required.

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On 8/16/2019 at 10:00 AM, GOTSpectrum said:

We are now up to 50 sign ups already!

On 8/17/2019 at 1:17 PM, GOTSpectrum said:

We have just surpassed 900 sign ups

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4 hours ago, SwedBertha said:

I also managed to install on linux. My recommendation if you are on ubuntu/mint is to download the packages from alternative downloads, google "alternative folding@home downloads". If you get an error when choosing not to run on startup, run:


sudo update-rc.d FAHClient defaults

 

The command to start FAHClient is:

 


FAHClient --user=USERNAME --team=223518 --passkey=PASSKEY --gpu=true --smp=true

 

 

Still having problems getting them all remote controlled by my main pc.

 

3 hours ago, leadeater said:

Getting all that setup is a pain, I didn't bother and just used scripts to start and stop FAHClient etc. It's not too bad, had roughly 15+ servers going but it's not like I really did anything to them other than start them then let them run, if you want to actually stop them many times during the event then I'd look at a central script to ssh to each system and do what is required.

Why not just use FAHClient --configure to generate an XML config, then just run FAH as a service?

The Arch Wiki has a decent guide for FAH on Arch Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Folding@home#Configuration

EDIT: It should be the same for debian based distros, except you will need to cd to /etc/fahclient instead of /opt/fah to generate the configuration file.

 

And you might need some extra tweaks to the xml to allow remote management with advanced control (such as setting <password>)

Here's my desktop's config.xml for reference:

<config>
  <!-- HTTP Server -->
  <allow v='127.0.0.1 192.168.1.107'/>

  <!-- Network -->
  <proxy v=':8080'/>

  <!-- Remote Command Server -->
  <password v='XXXXXXXX'/>

  <!-- Slot Control -->
  <power v='full'/>

  <!-- User Information -->
  <passkey v='XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'/>
  <team v='223518'/>
  <user v='sazrocks'/>

  <!-- Folding Slots -->
  <slot id='1' type='GPU'>
    <gpu-index v='0'/>
  </slot>
  <slot id='0' type='CPU'>
    <cpus v='22'/>
  </slot>
</config>

 


The 2019 LTT Folding Month is now under way!

LTT 2019 Folding Month Rank: 64    Score: 14,168,221

Current LTT F@H Rank: 32    Score: 313,361,771   Stats

My main rig:

OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.3)

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X w/PBO on 

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus X470-F Gaming

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3000MHz (Yay, thank you ASUS for finally updating your BIOS)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME, Samsung 860 evo 1TB

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Windowed

Other: White LED strip to illuminate the interior. Extra fractal intake fan for positive pressure.

unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, urBackup, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.7.0

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 24GB Hyperx Fury Black @ 2900MHz 16-16-16-28

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo 250GB

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 8GB ram, GTX 1060, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's virtdisk is on the SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, urBackup, Gitlab, Nextcloud, and game servers.
 

Inventory: CPU: Delidded :D i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz 1.46v 🔥 Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A

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22 minutes ago, sazrocks said:

Why not just use FAHClient --configure to generate an XML config, then just run FAH as a service?

I do but if you want to start and stop it without actually having to login to every computer remote management is nice, simple script to start/stop the service on each one just seems the easiest to me rather than using remote management tools from FAH, I do the same for BOINC but that's a bit more complex as I also do project switching etc with it.

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2 minutes ago, leadeater said:

I do but if you want to start and stop it without actually having to login to every computer remote management is nice, simple script to stop the server on each one just seems the easiest to me rather than using remote management tools from FAH, I do the same for BOINC but that's a bit more complex as I also do project swtiching etc with it.

Makes sense since you're also doing boinc. 

The way I have it setup is that I use the advanced control client on a PC to manage all of my folding clients, and that way I can start/stop slots and change configurations from one spot. I don't really have a reason to ever stop the FAH service unless one of the clients is acting up for some reason.


The 2019 LTT Folding Month is now under way!

LTT 2019 Folding Month Rank: 64    Score: 14,168,221

Current LTT F@H Rank: 32    Score: 313,361,771   Stats

My main rig:

OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.3)

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X w/PBO on 

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus X470-F Gaming

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3000MHz (Yay, thank you ASUS for finally updating your BIOS)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME, Samsung 860 evo 1TB

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Windowed

Other: White LED strip to illuminate the interior. Extra fractal intake fan for positive pressure.

unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, urBackup, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.7.0

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 24GB Hyperx Fury Black @ 2900MHz 16-16-16-28

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo 250GB

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 8GB ram, GTX 1060, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's virtdisk is on the SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, urBackup, Gitlab, Nextcloud, and game servers.
 

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19 hours ago, Gorgon said:

You want to leave one core free for the OS typically but as I’m seeing htop output your not as limited here 😉 but I’m also seeing Plex so you will likely want to run 4 cores.

 

Theres this weird thing that happens folding on CPUs where certain Prime numbers of CPUs cause issues and that’s what your seeing here.

 

If you have an older GPU you can install in the system you’ll likely produce more points than the CPUs would on their own. A GTX 1050 will produce between 150 and 200kPPD.

Ah ok, so it leaves one core alone so the OS has something to use, and it doesn't like core counts that are prime numbers, so it knocks another one off to avoid that, which is why it's using 4 of the 6 cores, got it.  Just wondering, 🙂  I don't have any spare graphics cards laying around, well I think I have an old NVidia GeForce FX 5500 or 5700 or something like that in a cardboard box out in the storage shed somewhere, but nothing that I'd think would be worth fooling with.

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The increase in folding output after the TL shout out is insane; in the last 48 hours our folding production has doubled.

Folding_progress_TL.png.1a6ff8134fb4e74855e6dfdebdb3b2ae.png


The 2019 LTT Folding Month is now under way!

LTT 2019 Folding Month Rank: 64    Score: 14,168,221

Current LTT F@H Rank: 32    Score: 313,361,771   Stats

My main rig:

OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.3)

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X w/PBO on 

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus X470-F Gaming

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3000MHz (Yay, thank you ASUS for finally updating your BIOS)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME, Samsung 860 evo 1TB

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Windowed

Other: White LED strip to illuminate the interior. Extra fractal intake fan for positive pressure.

unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, urBackup, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.7.0

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 24GB Hyperx Fury Black @ 2900MHz 16-16-16-28

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo 250GB

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 8GB ram, GTX 1060, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's virtdisk is on the SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, urBackup, Gitlab, Nextcloud, and game servers.
 

Inventory: CPU: Delidded :D i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz 1.46v 🔥 Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A

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6 hours ago, sazrocks said:

 

Why not just use FAHClient --configure to generate an XML config, then just run FAH as a service?

The Arch Wiki has a decent guide for FAH on Arch Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Folding@home#Configuration

EDIT: It should be the same for debian based distros, except you will need to cd to /etc/fahclient instead of /opt/fah to generate the configuration file.

 

And you might need some extra tweaks to the xml to allow remote management with advanced control (such as setting <password>)

Here's my desktop's config.xml for reference:


<config>
  <!-- HTTP Server -->
  <allow v='127.0.0.1 192.168.1.107'/>

  <!-- Network -->
  <proxy v=':8080'/>

  <!-- Remote Command Server -->
  <password v='XXXXXXXX'/>

  <!-- Slot Control -->
  <power v='full'/>

  <!-- User Information -->
  <passkey v='XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'/>
  <team v='223518'/>
  <user v='sazrocks'/>

  <!-- Folding Slots -->
  <slot id='1' type='GPU'>
    <gpu-index v='0'/>
  </slot>
  <slot id='0' type='CPU'>
    <cpus v='22'/>
  </slot>
</config>

 

 

Mine never wanted to do this for me - Might be an old mint install I have or something. I am very new to linux and the method I posted worked for me. Altough I will copy your config file, it looks amazingly ordered!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

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We are now over 1k, seems like we're slowing down finally


My Folding Stats

 

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Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080ti SC2 Hybrid, Aorus GTC 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
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  • Cooling
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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Erudito said:

I wonder if TechLinked will be summarizing the numbers every day as a bonus.

I will be doing that in daily update blogs here on the forum


My Folding Stats

 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
 

Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080ti SC2 Hybrid, Aorus GTC 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
  • Cooling
    Wraith Spire LED
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Just now, cris996 said:

I came from techlinked here, my gaming rig with RTX 2070 will be enough right?

Easily, the minimum specs are such that even a GT 630 should be able to hit it. 


My Folding Stats

 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
 

Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080ti SC2 Hybrid, Aorus GTC 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
  • Cooling
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1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

Easily, the minimum specs are such that even a GT 630 should be able to hit it. 

Awesome, I don't know much about folding but I googled it and got some idea of it. I was wondering what exactly should I be doing and do I need to keep my machine running the entire time during the folding period.

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Just now, cris996 said:

Awesome, I don't know much about folding but I googled it and got some idea of it. I was wondering what exactly should I be doing and do I need to keep my machine running the entire time during the folding period.

You don't need too, you simply have to submit one work unit a day for at least 20 days, many work units can be completed in a few hours on most modern hardware. 


My Folding Stats

 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
 

Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080ti SC2 Hybrid, Aorus GTC 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
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1 minute ago, GOTSpectrum said:

You don't need too, you simply have to submit one work unit a day for at least 20 days, many work units can be completed in a few hours on most modern hardware. 

I can do 6-8 hrs/day 😅

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29 minutes ago, GOTSpectrum said:

You don't need too, you simply have to submit one work unit a day for at least 20 days, many work units can be completed in a few hours on most modern hardware. 

For the minimum yes ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, ThomasReid said:

Came here due to the techlinked episode. You guys should definitely encourage shout outs for this in all of your episodes!

Don't forget to get your passkey from the folding website!


My Folding Stats

 

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
 

Please put as much effort into your question as you expect me to put into answering it. 

 

  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor @ 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    GA-AX370-GAMING 5
  • RAM
    DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 3400mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080ti SC2 Hybrid, Aorus GTC 1080 Waterforce
  • Case
    Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black 250GB, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB x2
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000w 
  • Display(s)
    BenQ - XL2430(144hz), Dell 24" portrait
  • Cooling
    Wraith Spire LED
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