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Join the Folding@Home cause. Join Team Linux Mint!(76140)

Post by jeremiah.putnam » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Here is a quick way to get started into Folding@Home. If you don't know what Folding@Home is, it is a project that finds cures for diseases by borrowing spare processes from you CPU that you are not using. It has a low priority and does not affect performance, becides working as a nice burn-in program for your box being that the CPU is at %100 at all times!

All you have to do is install Origami from the repos. It is a script made for Ubuntu that takes the hassle of installing it by hand.

First download Origami:
sudo apt-get install origami
The program will download

Then set up the client:
sudo origami install -u "USERNAME" -t "TEAM NUMBER"
(Insert "76140" for the team number :) )

Your all set. You can check the status by typing "origami status" and check the stats by typing "origami stats"

Good luck.

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Post by jeremiah.putnam » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:02 am

While your at it also tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter to join. For the amount of people we have in this community it is really embarrassing how low our contributions are! Let's crank it up a little and get a good competition going here.

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Post by karliet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 am

I will try to scrap together a couple computers from the various components i have i should be able to make 2 lesser computers that i can run the program on specifically (and by lesser i mean under 2.0ghz processor single core)
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Post by jeremiah.putnam » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:39 am

I used one single core AMD64 for a year and was doing quite well when I was folding for Team Ubuntu. Shoot, right now I only have one Opteron X2 with DDR and it is doing OK. When I get my store up and running I will hopefully have multiple computers folding for "donations".

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Post by karliet » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:36 am

jeremiah.putnam wrote:I used one single core AMD64 for a year and was doing quite well when I was folding for Team Ubuntu. Shoot, right now I only have one Opteron X2 with DDR and it is doing OK. When I get my store up and running I will hopefully have multiple computers folding for "donations".
lol i don't think you understand...the components in which I am talking about are 300(ish) mb of rambus and as far as i can tell a .9 ghz computer
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Post by jeremiah.putnam » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:13 pm

Yeah? Well it looks like you are doing a good job at showing me up!

Good to see you on the map. Maybe our team ranking will actually improve and go back to the mid 800's like it used to be.

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&t=76140

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Post by karliet » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:10 am

I have managed (sort of) with the help of much duct tape to get a couple more working computers could i pool all the computers into 1 username or would i have to do multiple usernames?
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Post by minty33 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:02 am

I believe PS3 had an option to use folding@home before.
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Post by karliet » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:04 am

minty33 wrote:I believe PS3 had an option to use folding@home before.
ew i had a ps3 for 5 minutes and just stole its processors =P... all your processors are belong to me
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Post by kwisher » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:09 pm

karliet wrote:I have managed (sort of) with the help of much duct tape to get a couple more working computers could i pool all the computers into 1 username or would i have to do multiple usernames?
You can use the same user name on multiple instances of the FAH client.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)

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Post by kschumake83 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:49 am

i didn't know anything about this, thank you for showing me. i started using linux because it was a bunch of people sort of giving back to the community, at least now i can sort of do my part. is there anything else like this that can be done?

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Post by tomast » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:32 am

For those who participate in Folding@Home I hope you will also concider participating in
World Community Grid. They do research in mostly medical sciences.
Also it might be a little easer for novice users to deal with because of the Boinc Manager GUI.
All you need to do is go to Package Manager and type in Boinc in search box and install
Boinc-manager & boinc-client. Then when the program first starts it will ask you to "attach to project"
Choose World Community Grid , make up a user name and password .
When boinc first starts up choose Advanced View. Then there will be settings, a way to view activity, etc...
They don't have any GPU projects right now , only work on CPU , but that may change pretty soon.

If you want you can always join the Mint Team there ;-)
It seems I am all alone over there for now... :-(
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/ ... NWC2KZC7V1

P.S. For beginners it is probably easiest to participate only in the Help Conquer Cancer project.
They are the quickest and easiest on system resources.
If you have any questions they have a pretty good forum too.

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Post by tomast » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:01 am

The "Help Conquer Cancer" project may or may not have work right now but there are plenty of other worthy projects to participate in.
The "Clean Energy Project" is probably not a good one to start out with unless you have a pretty high end system and fast internet.
The upload files for CEP2 can be rather large. ;)

I see one of our Mint team members ( Disturbed ) is back contributing again after a little time off.
Welcome back , every little bit helps. Now if we can just get ( AquaWolf ) back again
and a few more new members we will be cooking... :)
Hey Great we have one more Minter on the team ( finwake ) Welcome to the team. Looks like you been crunching a lot longer than me. :)
I think there are a lot more Mint users at WCG but they must be on other teams. They are ofcourse welcome to defect to our team anytime...
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Post by lotharjade » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:13 am

Looks like awhile back Folding@Home was able to be run from BOINC. Not sure if that is still true now though. It would be nice because BOINC lets you participate in multiple projects at once. I have a dual core processor machine. While one processor works on one project, the other handles a different project. I run three projects, and they switch off regularly.
Have you tried turning it off and on again, then hitting it repeatedly? :/

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Post by rlocone » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:50 pm

Hello All,

I've installed the BOINC manager and client on my system. This system is a headless and I connect to it either by SSH or Webmin. I'm getting the following error after install origami. I run the command "origami -u "username" -t "team number"

tr: extra operand `w'
Try `tr --help' for more information.
ERROR: SIZE OPTION REQUIRES: small, normal or big

Anyone know how to fix this error?

Thanks for your time and attention,

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