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Guide To Smp Folding With Linux In Vmware

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Oh ok. Thanks Crazy_Nate. I used an 8.10 disc that my roommate had instead, and then saw your post. But I see what I did wrong now. But I've got it set up now.

 

Now here's a few more questions I have:

1. So, to fold on all 4 cores, you say to run the SMP again. Do I open a second terminal and follow those instructions again to do this? (If it's not already obvious, I've never used Ubuntu before)

2. How do I pause and resume the Folding Client in Ubuntu?

3. Can I close the terminal and VMWare once it is folding?

 

Now just to make sure, is this correct? It is folding, right?

 

 

 

Also I can't seem to get it to work in a second Terminal. I tried messing with the Machine ID, but It always says:

 

-configonly flag given, so exiting

Terminated

 

1. You need to repeat the process and create a second virtual machine.

2. To stop the client press Ctrl + C.

3. You can minimize VMWare after it is folding.

 

Yes, that is currently folding.

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Ok, problem #2. I'm installing Ubuntu 8.04 x64 on the VM and I get the error in the attachment below. I'm not sure what it means, "i686 CPU". I'm using a Q6600. Could running Vista x86 have anything to do with not being able to install x64 Ubuntu on my VM?

you mite need hardware virtualisation enabled in your bios for it to work?

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Ok, I got a little confused with finding things in samba, then I realized how easy it was.

 

Vista X64

 

On your desktop, right click and open "Network"

  1. Enable network discovery and file sharing (I chose not to do the public options)
  2. It will scan your local network.
  3. The Ubuntu computer name will appear, and when you open it up (with the username and password from setting it up), there will be a Folding folder. :)

 

I have an additional question, just for reference.

 

I'm using VMware Workstation (but I only have the 30 day trial period). Are the files that you create when starting / setting up the workstation sufficient for running something like the VMware player (free)?

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Ok, I got a little confused with finding things in samba, then I realized how easy it was.

 

Vista X64

 

On your desktop, right click and open "Network"

  1. Enable network discovery and file sharing (I chose not to do the public options)
  2. It will scan your local network.
  3. The Ubuntu computer name will appear, and when you open it up (with the username and password from setting it up), there will be a Folding folder. :)

 

I have an additional question, just for reference.

 

I'm using VMware Workstation (but I only have the 30 day trial period). Are the files that you create when starting / setting up the workstation sufficient for running something like the VMware player (free)?

 

You should be able to. I've never used player so I can't confirm it 100% for sure.

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Nate, you can download VMWare Server for free, which will do exactly that what you need it to do. VMWare Workstation is the buy it version and I have never heard of VMWare Player... :unsure:

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malmsteenigod: You need to enable virtualization in the BIOS to get rid of the i686 error, that's what happened to me. Then setup a second virtual machine the same way as the first so that you can use all four cores. To stop the folding, just pause the virtual machine using VMware Server. And no, you can't close it, just minimize it.

 

Crazy Nate: Just download VMware Server and run that. The files should work on any VMware software.

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U can close the VMware window once u have started the virtual machines. It will carry on folding or w/e u set it off doin'. If u wanna stop or pause it just open the VMware shortcut again & it will show the VM's u have running.

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Ok, I took a sufficient hit in my GPU2 performance while running the SMP client. Hmm. Maybe I don't have enough horsepower to do this...or maybe I have to be more resourceful (just lowering the priority doesn't cut it).

 

http://cpulimit.sourceforge.net/

 

That just sounds optimum for what I want to do. I'll post back when I get it running. :)

 

There's no use in running SMP (~1500 PPD) if it drops my GPU2 from 4500-5000 to ~2000PPD

 

EDIT: Here's a teaser!! Took a SMP hit of about 300PPD (was a little over 1700PPD), but, GPU2 is back where it should be :)

 

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Ok. To follow up, my SMP PPD leveled out around 980-1000. GPU2 was at what it should be.

 

But...

 

[13:05:26] Completed 150000 out of 250000 steps  (60%)
[14:07:32] Completed 152500 out of 250000 steps  (61%)
[15:10:47] Completed 155000 out of 250000 steps  (62%)
[16:13:22] Completed 157500 out of 250000 steps  (63%)
[17:16:03] Completed 160000 out of 250000 steps  (64%)
[18:18:59] Completed 162500 out of 250000 steps  (65%)
[19:21:34] Completed 165000 out of 250000 steps  (66%)
[20:24:49] Completed 167500 out of 250000 steps  (67%)
[21:28:50] Completed 170000 out of 250000 steps  (68%)
[22:31:34] Completed 172500 out of 250000 steps  (69%)
[23:34:37] Completed 175000 out of 250000 steps  (70%)
[00:38:53] Completed 177500 out of 250000 steps  (71%)
[01:45:19] Completed 180000 out of 250000 steps  (72%)
[02:47:13] Completed 182500 out of 250000 steps  (73%)
[03:49:06] Completed 185000 out of 250000 steps  (74%)
[04:51:26] Completed 187500 out of 250000 steps  (75%)
[05:54:10] Completed 190000 out of 250000 steps  (76%)
[06:49:16] CoreStatus = 0 (0)
[06:49:16] Client-core communications error: ERROR 0x0
[06:49:16] Deleting current work unit & continuing...
[06:49:31] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[06:49:31] + Attempting to get work packet
[06:49:31] - Connecting to assignment server
[06:49:32] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
[06:49:32] + News From [email protected]: Welcome to [email protected]
[06:49:32] Loaded queue successfully.
[06:49:54] + Closed connections

 

Despite spending 2 days working on it...it errors. Not really what I was hoping for when starting up... :mellow:

 

Oh...and the new work unit that it got (up to 25%), won't finish before the deadline anyway...gahh.

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What is the differance between VM player and server? I tried server and could not get a VM machine to fire up.

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I have never used the player, but Server is what we used at the start when this came out and it worked perfectly fine? Are you running VMWare Server 2 or Server 1.x? I think the 2 version has problems :(

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