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Old February 25, 2011, 11:15 AM
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IIRC, ".fah6 -smp 8 -bigadv" will work from the command line in linux.
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Old February 25, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Lowfat's command Line should be .fah6 -smp 24 -bigadv
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Old February 25, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Why thank you kind sir. I would have been PM'ing you for these commands later today anyways. So I am assuming these commands just install the program. Then how do I go about running it?
You can also access the web command page as outlined in the sticky. That way, you can select the auto startup with bigadv and smp options.

FYI if the vm is running, you can access the vm machine and its drives as you would any shared machine. The shared machine is called FAH...just go to "Network" in Win7 and you will see the machine in there.

Tried dropping in the zipped file in the hopes the vm machine would automatically extract it. Didn't work, but I'm trying a quick couple of other things before our guests arrive for the night.
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Old February 25, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Alright guys looks like I am folding on core A5 on the Linuxrouter VM.

Here is the quick and dirty on what I did:

1. Downloaded the FAH6.34-Linux64.tgz file using Firefox on good ol Win7.Download here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandeg...34-Linux64.tgz
2. Extracted the FAH6.34-Linux64.tar from the above file using 7z.
3. Then, extract the fah6.exe file from the above file. This now gives you the binary needed to get the A5 core.
4. Downloaded the vmware Linuxrouter image: http://www.linuxforge.net/fah/img/VMWare-FAH-1.3.7z
5. Extracted the image with 7z, and ran the vm. Once the VM runs do not start folding yet.
6. Using Win7, in network you should see a new computer on your network labelled "FAH". Navigate to it, and replace the "fah6" file you see in there with the "fah6" you extracted in step 3 above.
7. Run the fah6 with the bigadv and smp flags, or access the config page as outlined in this guide on step 6: How To: VMware & Bigadv Folding

The above steps might be vague on details, as its meant for those who have used vmware before. After testing, I'll try to update the guide we host, if Linuxrouter does not get around to replacing the binary himself.

I may also just drop the updated binary in there myself, and make the updated image available from my host via PM only as I don't want to use all my bandwidth up :)

edit 1: first snag:
I tried to make the number of cores availble to vmware 3.0 from the default of 8 to 12 (ie: numvcpus = "12") . Seems vmware 3.0 does not support more than 8! Does anyone know of a version that supports more than 8 cores that is free? Works fine, other than the 12 cores I have not going to 100%.
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Old February 25, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Virtualization will only be an option to those with eight or fewer logical cores. There are options that offer more than eight thread functionality (VirtualBox comes to mind), but none of these have the symmetrical multiprocessing that VMware has, rendering them not well suited to fah. 3.0charlie can tell you all about his fun search for 16-threaded SMP virtualization. Mind you, it's been a while since I tried SMP on the other virtualization products out there, so they may have improved their SMP capabilities since then. Doubtful though. With more than eight threads, you go bare metal - be it Windows or Linux.
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Old February 25, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Thanks DT. I'll let er run on 8 cores and see what the TPF is on the i7 970 4.0GHZ. I was hoping for 12 cores when I saw this page: VMware Multi-Core Pricing and Licensing Policy , but does not seem to apply to the player, and seems only enterprise editions.
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Old February 25, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Virtualization will only be an option to those with eight or fewer logical cores. There are options that offer more than eight thread functionality (VirtualBox comes to mind), but none of these have the symmetrical multiprocessing that VMware has, rendering them not well suited to fah. 3.0charlie can tell you all about his fun search for 16-threaded SMP virtualization. Mind you, it's been a while since I tried SMP on the other virtualization products out there, so they may have improved their SMP capabilities since then. Doubtful though. With more than eight threads, you go bare metal - be it Windows or Linux.
Tell me about it. Though that thread over at the FaH forum struck a cord... anyway. Stick to native Linux if you wish to fold. Otherwise VMware is the way to go (either Player or Workstation) - as DT mentioned VB does support upto 16 cores, but there is a performance impact. There was a 3rd app., but I can't remember the name.
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Old February 25, 2011, 04:20 PM
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I'm assuming he meant booting the O/S directly rather than through virtualization.
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Old February 25, 2011, 04:42 PM
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It means that if your machine has more than eight processing threads, then you have no choice but to become a porn star for those with metallurgical fetishes.

*pause*

...or what Xeven said.
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