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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by greerd » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:04 am

Hey tinca,

I'm doing the very same, had the very same problems, got my gpu folding by sudo apt install ocl-icd-opencl-dev, from foldingforum.

I find it kinda strange that I'm all excited to play with Mint 19 and then end up setting it up exactly like my 18.3.

By the way, congratulations to Citizen229, powerwagon75 and mr_raider for breaking the 100 million mark!

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:55 am

Hi greerd.

thanks for the info.

I will finish this unit and shut down and restart Mint19 and make the changes.

Your right, it is great to see the team still going up. Congratulations to everybody.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi greerd,

that fixed it. Thank you for the help

Folding appears to be running 3 degrees C hotter and the TPF has gone down from 2 minutes 19 to 2 minutes 15.

best regards keith

p.s. I am hoping that our new top folder "battlenut" drops by and lets us know what he is folding with, curiousity.
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by greerd » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:14 pm

Yea, it won't take him very long to ketchup :lol:

I finally had to update my nvidia driver from my trusty old 370 to 396.24, don't like it, looks slower so far.
Are you getting WARNING:FS01:Size of positions 2584 does not match topology 2582 in your logs? I'm getting a bunch of them.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:09 pm

greerd

I am running driver 390, which is the one that is offered. It appears to be slightly faster than on the Mint18 install. That could be down to the fact that Mint19 is now on a SSD.

I am NOT seeing any errors, it all looks to be running OK.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by Citizen229 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:33 am

Have you guys tried to manual install the 370/384 drivers on 19 yet?
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Post by greerd » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:38 am

Not yet, I'll at least give the 396 a chance, I did a quick Nvidia search and the oldest listed is 375.82 so my 370 isn't available afaik. I don't know how vulnerable the old drivers were to meltdown (how could a video driver be vulnerable?) but what was it, 389 that was suppose to mitigate it?

It seems to me that my ppd started dropping around the time battlenut started, not sure why, almost like teams only get so many juicy wu's.

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Post by tinca » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:58 am

greerd,

like you, my points per day started to decline, but that was about a month ago, long before "battlenut" joined the team.

The whole computer had started to slow down and was most noticeable when opening a web browser like Firefox. I noticed that more and more doing anything else on the computer made more impact on the folding.

I was not too worried about it as I had just purchased a ssd and was going to install Mint19 as soon as possible.

Everything on Mint19 mate has gone well, but folding drops if I carry out any anything else on the computer. I never noticed the impact months ago. Probably fading memory?

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by Citizen229 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:11 am

Are you set to medium folding power?

The WU with longer TPF are more GPU intensive. I really took a hit going from 40 inch 1080p to 55 inch 4k. If i set my reso to 4k the tv will turn off as it loses signal from GPU. If i leave it at 1080 I can watch movies in windowed mode. I have been in these intensive WU's for weeks now. I wonder if core21 is running out of WU's. if these WU's are slowing you down a bit try lowering your resolution at bit.
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Post by tinca » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:46 pm

Citizen229

folding has been set to maximum for as long as I can remember, but I have just set it back to medium and it certainly makes a difference to the responsiveness of the computer.

I will be glad to see the back of Project 11713 as I seem to have been exclusively on this project for ever.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi all,

I live in England in the UK, and for the past weeks the temperature has slowly gone up. The GPU has been running from 58 to 62, but today it is at 70 degrees.

The temperature today is supposed to be the hottest we have had at 37 to 38 degrees. Not hot for some of you but for us in the UK it is a rarity.

It is 5 in the afternoon and I was in the garden tying up some straggly mint plants and I could hear thunder in the distance, but did not attach too much importance to if until I could hear rain starting to fall on the plants. I stood briefly on the patio and one of my cats arrived from nowhere, jumped on a chair and went through the open window like a shot. Suddenly there was hail. I have seen plenty of hail over my lifetime but this was impressive. The noise was unbelievably load and I had to go indoors and quickly shut the door. About a minute later my second cat flew through the cat flap and dashed up the hallway. I picked her up and she was saturated. I dried her off and she disappeared into the bedroom in shock.

The temperature of the GPU has dropped by 5 degrees in about as many minutes. Lets hope that it cools down at last as we have not had any rain for 49 days.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by BG405 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:37 am

The overheating issues are why I did not pursue my initial interest in this project. Last year I had several instances of the machine shutting off having reached critical temperature (85°C in this case).

Room temps have barely dropped below 30°C at night for quite a while this year, same as 2017. It's currently 34.4°C in here (and climbing) & at one point last year it reached 48°C & stayed there for a few hours. You know what they say, wait ages for a bus & three come at once. Well, we waited ten years for anything resembling "summer" & this is the second (or third)? scorcher in a row! I'm used to these temps but the humidity does get to me. A lot can't cope with the heat though.

Just checked the temps on the Dell (server, original proposed machine for F@H) & the Acer ES1 which I think will be a better bet for this project as I haven't been shutting it down lately anyway. Dell is reporting around 56-57°C (was 53 before I started using the browser again) with the fan averaging about ⅔ max speed & the ES1 reported 48°C at idle (fanless design), with the lid closed & propped up behind the TV.

Question if I may; would the Acer ES1 make a worthwhile contribution to the project?

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CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N2840 bits: 64 type: MCP 
           L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           Speed: 509 MHz min/max: 500/2582 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
           driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: server: X.org 1.18.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           tty: 95x29 
           Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by greerd » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:26 am

It's been hot here too, hence my folding has been put on hold for awhile.
BG405 wrote:
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Question if I may; would the Acer ES1 make a worthwhile contribution to the project?
I think you'll have to use the cpu slot for folding with the Acer which isn't nearly as efficient as gpu folding, so whether it's worth it or not is in the 'eye of the beholder'. With Linux, Nvidia is the way to go for Points Per Day, Watts Per Point, etc. I expect AMD GPU's will enter the Linux folding fray some day when the new Open Source drivers become available but that might take some time.

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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by BG405 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:07 pm

greerd wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:26 am
I think you'll have to use the cpu slot for folding with the Acer which isn't nearly as efficient as gpu folding, so whether it's worth it or not is in the 'eye of the beholder'.
I sort of expected that, but if the machine is being left running for long periods (it's still in its testing phase) the CPU might as well be put to some use. :wink:
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by BG405 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:54 pm

I'm happy to report that the Dell might prove to be be viable after all. Having sorted out the thermal transfer materials, which evidently weren't that well applied in the first place & were in a rather poor condition, the overheating issues have hopefully been sorted.

Further testing required; time will tell. :)
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Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Post by tinca » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:03 am

Hi all,

it seems as we have gathered some new members to the the Mint Protein Folding Team. Well done everybody and welcome.

We are now at position 127 and have 3 teams closing on us. If you have a decent graphics card then use that to fold on instead of the CPU as the points are far far greater.

Battlenut, congratulations on catching me up, some achievement. Keep up the good work.


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