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: 164
Popularity: 1.09
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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alucryd commented on 2020-04-17 11:37

Adopted and updated to not run as root. I'll make a systemd user service for those who rely on idle detection when I've got some time.

katt commented on 2020-04-17 09:15

Isn't this a duplicate of the foldingathome package?

artafinde commented on 2020-04-13 09:17

@jpkotta: batch should be used if you have lots of idle tasks so they don't starve of CPU. In a "normal" desktop PC I'd say idle and batch should operate the same.

jpkotta commented on 2020-04-09 23:38

@artafinde I added the idle policies. FAH already lowers its priority with nice, but setting the scheduling policy made a small but measurable difference. The difference was much bigger with CPUSchedulingPolicy=batch, but I don't understand it well enough to say it's a good idea.

artafinde commented on 2020-04-09 13:44

Consider adding the below on the service


artafinde commented on 2020-04-09 12:59

Found the issue, I had the opencl-headers installed and I think the program was confused.

artafinde commented on 2020-04-09 09:55

I'm getting an error for GPU folding

Apr 09 10:52:39 tiamat FAHClient[19926]: 09:52:39:ERROR:WU01:FS00:Failed to start core: OpenCL device matching slot 0 not found, try setting 'opencl-index' manually

My GPU is nvidia 1080 with proprietary drivers installed and working and the fah user is in video group. I've tried setting the opencl-index to -1 and 0 without luck. Any suggestions welcome.

Emil commented on 2020-04-08 11:28

You can make a systemd user service as a workaround/solution for this problem.

curtispf commented on 2020-04-07 20:47

When running FAH as a service using the systemd file included here, the idle detection used in FAHClient breaks. See this thread for more detail:

alucryd commented on 2020-03-31 07:58

We're still waiting for permission to distribute, this has been brought to F@H's attention.