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Create a folder on your computer and name it FAH. If you create the folder on the C: drive, the path to it will be C:\FAH. If you create it on drive D:, the path will be D:\FAH. Like that ...
Click here to download Console client for your OS and save it in that folder.
Navigate to the folder and double click the file named Fahxxx-Console.exe, where xxx will be the current version number of the client. Currently the final, non-beta version number for Win 2000/NT/XP is 623.
Following window will open.
The first time you run the console client, you will be prompted for your specific configuration information. You have the option of leaving the settings at the default, which is indicated by the information located within the [brackets]. This is accomplished by pressing the return key for each prompt; however, in most cases you will want to enter your individual information.
User name [Anonymous]?
Enter your username here and press enter.
This username is case sensitive.
For example 'john' and 'John' will be considered 2 different names on Stanford stats server. It is advisable to use your BBR username so as not to confuse third party stats. It is probably best not to use a space as this will be interpreted as an underscore rather than a space.
Team Number? 4
We are Team 4
Launch automatically at machine startup, installing this as a service (yes/no) [no]? (yes/no)
If you enter yes, FAHxxx.exe will then run as a service, and you will see the following message: The program will continue in non-service mode now, working in C:\Program Files\FAH502 (Or whatever you named the folder you put the client in,).
The next time the computer is starts up, you should see work automatically continue there. Note that when this service is running, you should not try to manually run F@H from that directory at the same time.
Ask before fetching/sending work [no] (yes/no)?
Entering yes here will cause the client to prompt you before sending completed, or retrieving new, work units.
Use Internet Explorer Settings [no] (yes/no)?
Please set this one to no to avoid upload issues.
Use proxy [no] (yes/no)?
You will only be prompted for this if you responded no to the previous prompt. If you enter yes here, you will receive these additional prompts:
- Proxy Name [localhost]?
If your Proxy name is "localhost" press enter; otherwise,
enter the appropriate information.
- Proxy Port ?
If port 8080 is the proxy port you are using press
enter; otherwise, enter the appropriate port
- Use username & password with proxy (yes/no)?
Enter the appropriate response for your configuration.
If you respond with yes, you will be prompted for:
- Proxy Username?
Enter your Proxy username.
- Proxy Password?
Enter your Proxy Password.
Allow receipt of work assignments and return of work results greater than
5MB in size (such work units may have large memory demands) (no/yes)? [no]
Change advanced options [no] (yes/no)?
If you answer yes, you can set the following options.
Core Priority [idle] (idle/low)?
- idle = priority 34 and nice level 19
- low = priority 28 and nice level 13
Low is actually at higher level of priority than idle.
CPU usage requested (5-100)?
Defaults to 100% which will use all CPU time if nothing else is running. Since the client will "play nicely with others and yield CPU time to other applications as needed, there is generally no need to modify this setting. Please note, changing this setting unnecessarily may actually cause the waste of valuable CPU cycles.
Disable highly optimized assembly code [no] (no/yes)?
This is a opposite of -forceasm as this will disable Gromacs optimizations.
This should be set to no to utilize optimal code when the Gromacs WUs are available.
Pause if battery power is being used (useful for laptops) (no/yes) [no]?
Only used if you are Folding on a laptop.
Interval, in minutes, between checkpoints (3-30) ?
Sets how often the client saves checkpoints onto the Hard Drive.
Request work units without deadlines (no-pref/no/yes) [no-pref]?
Allows you the option to work on either Regular FAH WUS (no),
To receive only FAH wus without a deadline (yes), (for slower machines)
Or to recieve whatever Stanford sends (no-pref)
Ignore deadline information (mainly useful if system clock frequently has errors) [no]? (no/yes)
Deadline information included with work (Printed to unitinfo.txt and available in queueinfo). Active units checked for expiration periodically all others checked for expiration at autosend time. Configuration option of ignoring deadline information (to use if system clock is bad -- not just telling incorrect absolute time, but having an incorrect conception of what one second is, for instance) if so desired.
See Recent Changes from Stanford
Machine ID (1-8) ?
This setting is intended only for dual processor machines.
* For use with dual processors please refer to this link »folding.stanford.edu/faq.html#run.dual.
* For use with clusters, please refer to this link »folding.stanford.edu/faq.html#run.cluster
Once all the information is entered and you are connected to the Internet FAH client will download a scientific core, fetch a work Unit and start folding.
If you installed it as a service, FAH will run in background after you restart the computer. (step three in configuration)
If you installed it as console, The window can be minimized and run in Taskbar.
Note:If for some reason client needs to be shut down, do a Ctrl+c and client will shutdown properly.
Alternately, follow the instructions in FAH Wiki here.
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by Gizmo edited by sortofageek
last modified: 2009-05-21 15:11:13