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BOINC Pentathlon 2021 - Quick Start Marathon

We can use all the help we can get with the BOINC Pentathlon over the next couple of weeks. Here is an overview of how to get setup on SiDock@Home crunching COVID tasks for the Marathon and how to configure your systems to store up completed tasks in advance so they can be released when the event starts.

First, if you haven't signed up for SiDock at home head over to their website and create an account. Don't forget to use the Invitation Code "Crunch_4Science".

 

Once you've created an account you need edit the account to link it to the LinusTechTips_Team. Click on the "Teams" item in the "Computing" drop-down list then select the LinusTechTips_Team and select the link to join this team.

 

Once you've installed the BOINC software open the BOINC manager and it should prompt you to add a Project selecting "SIDock@Home"SiDock_AddProject.jpg.9c4d115efb8068f8bb668242d29686be.jpg

If your not prompted to Add a Project just select "Add project ..." from the Tools Menu.

Select "Yes, existing user" and enter the email address and Password you registered with:

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and click Next.

 

If you are still Folding while running BOINC remember to tell BOINC to not use all your CPU threads and reserve 1 thread for each GPU you're still folding on and at least 1 or 2 threads for the Operating System so it does not become completely un-responsive.

 

Click "Computing Preferences" from the Options menu to set the restrictions:

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Here I've set the client up to use only 75% of my threads so on a 16-thread CPU only 12 would be used for BOINC. I've also told BOINC to store at least 0.1 days of work. This is how often it contacts the Project Servers and Uploads completed work and requests new tasks. No point telling it to store mor than 1 day's work as you'll only get 2 tasks per working threads from the SiDock Server.

FaH BOINC HfM

Bifrost - 6 GPU Folding Rig  Linux Folding HOWTO Folding Remote Access

Systems:

Fold9: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte z370 Gaming 5; i9-9900K; EVGA 280 CLC; 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold8: Fractal Define S; Gigabyte ax370 Gaming K7; Ryzen 7 2700; Hyper 212; 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold7: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 9 3900x; Noctua NH-D15; 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold6: Fractal Define C; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Master; Ryzen 9 3950x; EVGA 240 CLC; 4 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 512GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming; Corsair TX750M

Fold5: Fractal Define R4; Gigabyte ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 7 2700x; DeepCool 120 CLC; 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1660ti XC Ultra Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold4: Fractal Core 1100; Gigabyte b450 Aorus m; Ryzen 7 2700; 4 x 4GB DDR4-2400; 128GB SSD; Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB; Corsair CX500

Fold3: Supermicro SC731; Gigabyte b450 Aorus m; Ryzen 5 3600; 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400; Cruical 64GB SSD; SuperMicro 300W Bronze

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A short guide to Bunkering is here:

but be aware that SiDock does not yet do checkpoints so if you restart your boinc-client you will lose any work in progress and have to restart it.

 

Also note that there is a three two day limit on when work must be returned so do not bunker longer than a couple of days in advance of when you plan to release the bunker.

FaH BOINC HfM

Bifrost - 6 GPU Folding Rig  Linux Folding HOWTO Folding Remote Access

Systems:

Fold9: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte z370 Gaming 5; i9-9900K; EVGA 280 CLC; 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold8: Fractal Define S; Gigabyte ax370 Gaming K7; Ryzen 7 2700; Hyper 212; 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2070 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold7: Fractal Meshify S2; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 9 3900x; Noctua NH-D15; 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA RTX 2060 XC Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold6: Fractal Define C; Gigabyte Aorus ax570 Master; Ryzen 9 3950x; EVGA 240 CLC; 4 x 16GB DDR4-3200; 512GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming; Corsair TX750M

Fold5: Fractal Define R4; Gigabyte ax570 Pro WiFi; Ryzen 7 2700x; DeepCool 120 CLC; 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400; 128GB NVMe; EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Hybrid; EVGA GTX 1660ti XC Ultra Gaming; Corsair TX650M

Fold4: Fractal Core 1100; Gigabyte b450 Aorus m; Ryzen 7 2700; 4 x 4GB DDR4-2400; 128GB SSD; Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB; Corsair CX500

Fold3: Supermicro SC731; Gigabyte b450 Aorus m; Ryzen 5 3600; 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400; Cruical 64GB SSD; SuperMicro 300W Bronze

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