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Old 12-03-2002, 12:06 AM   #2
Folding@Home Team ABXZone
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: the Fold!
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How to Join

Step 1: Go to Stanford's download page and select the version that fits your operating system. Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP "No-nonsense" text-only console is what most of the other team members use. It is slightly faster than the GUI version without additional graphics calculations to perform.

Step 2: Create a directory for the client program (example: C:\Folding). Copy/cut the client program (FAH3Console.exe) to your new directory. Go online and run FAH3Console.exe, enter your desired username. For Team Number enter 1714 for team and enter no for all the other options if you're not using a proxy server.

Step 3: A machine ID will be assigned to the client. The client will automatically start downloading a new work unit(wu) and fahcore needed to fold. Once the downloading is completed, it will automatically start to fold and you can go offline now.

Step 4: Once your 1st wu is completed and uploaded back to stanford check the stats page. You'll will see your username on the next stats page update and you are then officially member of Folding@home Team. The client will also automatically download another wu to work on.

Happy Folding everyone. If theres any question, feel free to post it in the Distributed Computing Forum. We'll try our best to help.


How to get gromacs work unit

For text console version:
Create a shortcut in desktop for example and browse to the FAH3Console.exe.



and add the flags here

D:\fah\FAH3Console.exe -advmethods -forceasm

Click next and its done.

Start the client using the icon/shortcut, wait for the current wu to complete and it will download a new gromacs wu and core.

-advmethods = Request to be assigned any new Cores or work units.

-forceasm = Instruct the core to use SSE/3DNow assembly instructions if possible, even if it has previously made the determination that the machine may not be handling this well.

More flags : Folding@home Console Client: User Guide

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Last edited by samlwl; 06-19-2003 at 10:52 PM..
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