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Linux Nvidia Folding@home Guide


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This was done on Ubuntu, feel free to ask any questions :)

 

 

 

 

this will install latest nvidia drivers and OpenCL

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

ubuntu-drivers list    (should have nvidia-450)

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-450

sudo apt install ocl-icd-libopencl1

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

sudo reboot

 

now for folding@home

wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-stable-64bit/v7.6/fahclient_7.6.21_amd64.deb

wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahcontrol/debian-stable-64bit/v7.6/fahcontrol_7.6.21-1_all.deb

wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahviewer/debian-stable-64bit/v7.6/fahviewer_7.6.21_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i --fahclient_7.6.21_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i --fahcontrol_7.6.21-1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i --fahviewer_7.6.21_amd64.deb

sudo chmod 755 /etc/fahclient/config.xml

cd /

cd /etc/fahclient/

sudo nano config.xml (change your stuff, ctrl-o to write out)

sudo reboot

 


 

sudo /etc/init.d/FAHClient start (to start it)

sudo /etc/init.d/FAHClient stop (to stop it) 

 

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EHW Folding@Home

Does anyone have any statistical comparisons done recently to see how much of an improvement people can achieve these days on a Linux Kernel vs Windows?

 

Also, is a Virtual environment still a viable increase over doing it in Windows, or is that not even currently possible for GPU's?

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9 minutes ago, BWG said:

Does anyone have any statistical comparisons done recently to see how much of an improvement people can achieve these days on a Linux Kernel vs Windows?

 

Also, is a Virtual environment still a viable increase over doing it in Windows, or is that not even currently possible for GPU's?

Lar.systems has a good statistical comparison on cards. Linux vs windows.

 

3090s benefit the most running under linux

 

https://folding.lar.systems/gpu_ppd/overall_ranks

 

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