Package Details: foldingathome 7.6.21-1

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Package Base: foldingathome
Description: A distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics
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Keywords: folding foldingathome
Licenses: custom
Submitter: dtw
Maintainer: rustymech
Last Packager: rustymech
Votes: 162
Popularity: 1.32
First Submitted: 2007-06-28 14:55
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 21:16

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alucryd commented on 2020-04-21 14:23

To be clear, nvidia users need to enable both foldingathome.service and foldingathome-nvidia.service.

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AntiComposite commented on 2020-05-09 02:52

Trying to start the service with sudo systemctl start foldingathome fails for me with chown[60820]: /usr/bin/chown: invalid user: ‘fah:fah’.

SebRut commented on 2020-05-07 15:16

shellcheck shows "SC2206: Quote to prevent word splitting/globbing, or split robustly with mapfile or read -a" warning for the pkgver variable in the download url.

alucryd commented on 2020-04-27 12:13

@Wild_Penguin I was planning to move it to the nvidia unit with the next update indeed, like you said it's most likely unnecessary for any AMD GPU.

@noalwin: Nope, we're using a dynamic user, there's no need for that.

Wild_Penguin commented on 2020-04-27 07:38


About the PreExec : 60 seconds delay

I hope this hack / workaround is temporary. I've decreased the default timeouts for all systemd units, since I consider anything taking tens of seconds to start as failed. Hence, foldingathome will never start with the current way. Also, being an AMD user, I can not have problems with CUDA. Maybe the delay should be added to foldingathome-nvidia instead, and have foldingathome depend on that (untill a less-hacky workaround is found)?

Just my comments.

noalwin commented on 2020-04-25 13:24

Please, add to the post install and post upgrade message that users should add the "fah" user to the "video" group (gpasswd -a fah video) or maybe the script should do it.

curtispf commented on 2020-04-24 09:11

Thanks @alucryd and @Superice97 - that update works for me!

alucryd commented on 2020-04-24 08:09

@rsa: Done.

@Superice97: Was hoping to do without, but I added it back. Thanks for the heads up.

@curtispf: Does it change anything for you?

SuperIce97 commented on 2020-04-24 00:50

My GTX1050 stopped working between 7.6.9-7 and 7.6.9-8. Adding ExecStart=/usr/bin/clinfo back to foldingathome-nvidia.service fixes it.

curtispf commented on 2020-04-23 19:03

I've lost GPU folding on updating to the latest release :(

My logs show the following rather interesting few lines:

18:58:25:           GPUs: 0
18:58:25:  CUDA Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:6.1 Driver:10.2
18:58:25:OpenCL Device 0: Platform:0 Device:0 Bus:1 Slot:0 Compute:1.2 Driver:440.82

Not wholly sure how it's working that one out... anyone have any ideas? I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. foldingathome-nvidia is enabled, and says "Succeeded" in the logs. The 60 second wait is working, too, as I've watched it happening.

rsa commented on 2020-04-22 16:47

May you replace the dependencies opencl- with opencl-driver? It's a generic name that all opencl- packages provide, however you miss several providers from the array, it would be cleaner to use opencl-driver straight away :) see foldingathome-beta