Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE CANUCKS COMMUNITY > HardwareCanucks F@H Team

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 15, 2011, 08:02 PM
LCB001's Avatar
Folding Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aylmer QC.
Posts: 1,774

My System Specs

Smile FAH-Addict Hosts Their Own -Bigadv Optimised Linux Kernal

KaySL over at FAH-Addict.net has posted a new version of their optimised Folding kernal, as always use at your own risk...
Quote:

Here is the second edition of our FAH-optimized kernel all you BigAdv addicts, based on version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel. Frodo, our optimisation wizard, has hand-tailored this version specially for Intel Core machines.

List of features:
  • Special optimisations to take full advantage of Intel Core 2 / Core iX processor capabilities
  • Preemption mode enabled
  • 100Hz kernel timer
  • Scaling to support an unlimited number of CPUs
  • Performance mode (forces the i7's turbo mode to always be active)
Download 64-bit kernel DEB file
Download 64-bit kernel headers DEB file

Warning: Don't use this kernel if you're running a GPU client; this is meant purely for dedicated machines running only the CPU clients.

Please remember that this kernel is provided without any guarantees from the FAH-Addict team. It was tested on an Ubuntu 10.10 machine, and should work fine on Debian systems. We can't be held responsible for any issues caused, however unlikely. Install it only if you're capable of repairing your machine, or reinstalling your OS. Do not install on a production machine.
__________________
Folding For Team 54196

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 15, 2011, 08:24 PM
lowfat's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Posts: 8,099

My System Specs

Default

Don't suppose this has network drivers included?
__________________
Mael
Big Lian Li
Forever Alone
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 15, 2011, 09:12 PM
LCB001's Avatar
Folding Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Aylmer QC.
Posts: 1,774

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
Don't suppose this has network drivers included?
I have no idea, my knowledge of Linux amounts to zero.

Hopefully someone will try it soon and let you know...
__________________
Folding For Team 54196

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 15, 2011, 09:25 PM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Markham
Posts: 1,570

My System Specs

Default

This is just a custom kernel, not an OS. In theory it should "plug" into any Linux distro to boost F@H performance, so you really just need to find a distro that works for you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 16, 2011, 07:40 AM
Rison's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Truro, NS
Posts: 936

My System Specs

Default

I might try this on my SR-2 (running Debian 6.0) and see if it makes any difference. Well, in fact I should probably tweak my bios first and test it.. THEN do the kernel thing. heh. I need more hours in a day.
__________________

Quote:
I'll learn to manage my anger, when people learn to manage their stupid.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 16, 2011, 07:50 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,679
Default

The beautiful thing about linux is that you can run MULTIPLE kernels for testing purposes.

My only concern is the module support which only happens during the compiling stage of a kernel.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 18, 2011, 02:47 PM
Trial Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Default

Good info -- thanks for the link. Any ideas on how to replace the kernel? I'm not that familiar with Linux, unfortunately.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
-bigadv , bigadv , fah , fah-addict , fah-addict.net , folding , linux folding , stanford

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Start FAH, Stop FAH, Start FAH, FREEZE! frontier204 Troubleshooting 5 June 23, 2013 10:02 AM
Bigadv Core A5 Coming Soon Including Linux; Client Upgrade Req'd [6.34 Binaries Up ] LCB001 HardwareCanucks F@H Team 119 May 24, 2011 11:00 PM
Publication Of New Paper On FAH (bigadv) Results LCB001 HardwareCanucks F@H Team 0 February 25, 2011 10:39 PM
BigAdv for Windows is here - A3 bug in Linux 10e HardwareCanucks F@H Team 49 July 21, 2010 12:04 PM
IMPORTANT FOR BIGADV USERS: -bigadv workunits now require the 6.29 Linux SMP client Zero82z HardwareCanucks F@H Team 9 February 9, 2010 04:35 PM