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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 13:05:55 (permalink)
My page file is already 6gigs and I have it on my secondary hard drive. How big should I make it? Also does the Ready Boost really help? I have a 2gig and a 4gig USB drive i could use but I have read that anything bigger than 2 gigs does not really help. I had the 2gig setup awhile back but quit using it as memory was never really a problem till now. What is your expert opinion.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 13:38:48 (permalink)
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My page file is already 6gigs and I have it on my secondary hard drive. How big should I make it? Also does the Ready Boost really help? I have a 2gig and a 4gig USB drive i could use but I have read that anything bigger than 2 gigs does not really help. I had the 2gig setup awhile back but quit using it as memory was never really a problem till now. What is your expert opinion.


6GB should be okay for swap file. That is larger than what I have. I have not tried Ready boost myself so I do not know what kind of performance difference you will see with that. Feel free to give it a try if you have the media for it.
 
If you plan to do the 8-core run, make sure to set the VM up for 4600MB memory allocation. The VM only uses what it needs so the actual memory usage may be less. Mine is showing as 3992MB in use.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 13:42:30 (permalink)
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My page file is already 6gigs and I have it on my secondary hard drive. How big should I make it? Also does the Ready Boost really help? I have a 2gig and a 4gig USB drive i could use but I have read that anything bigger than 2 gigs does not really help. I had the 2gig setup awhile back but quit using it as memory was never really a problem till now. What is your expert opinion.


6GB should be okay for swap file. That is larger than what I have. I have not tried Ready boost myself so I do not know what kind of performance difference you will see with that. Feel free to give it a try if you have the media for it.
 
If you plan to do the 8-core run, make sure to set the VM up for 4600MB memory allocation. The VM only uses what it needs so the actual memory usage may be less. Mine is showing as 3992MB in use.

You are refering to editing the .vmx file correct?




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 13:54:02 (permalink)
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You are refering to editing the .vmx file correct?

You can edit the vmx or in VMWare click on "Edit virtual machine settings" and set the memory allocation there.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 13:57:41 (permalink)
I like doing it in the .vmx file. Then I know it's always set right. I do not always trust software to make the changes correctly if you know what I mean.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:05:20 (permalink)
I just lost a wu about 50% through. I had a lightning storm, and turned my computer off thinking it would keep my wu safe vs. having my power go out and lose it. Didn't know that shutting down the pc myself would erase my wu as well.
But I started over, now i'm at 67% on a new wu. But I had some network issues last night, and it seems vmplayer no longer has a local ip (as far as I know). So I don't want to restart my vmware because of last time, but i'm pretty sure once the wu is done I won't be able to send the results. Can I disconnect the network adapter in Vmplayer, and reconnect it while i'm folding my bigadv? or should I just let it get to 100% and see if it can send?
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:14:53 (permalink)
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I just lost a wu about 50% through. I had a lightning storm, and turned my computer off thinking it would keep my wu safe vs. having my power go out and lose it. Didn't know that shutting down the pc myself would erase my wu as well.
But I started over, now i'm at 67% on a new wu. But I had some network issues last night, and it seems vmplayer no longer has a local ip (as far as I know). So I don't want to restart my vmware because of last time, but i'm pretty sure once the wu is done I won't be able to send the results. Can I disconnect the network adapter in Vmplayer, and reconnect it while i'm folding my bigadv? or should I just let it get to 100% and see if it can send?


go back to the first post and there are the commands to make a backup of your progress.....I learned the hard way also
also the network commands for IP
post edited by leftygof - 2009/11/07 14:16:09


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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:29:28 (permalink)
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I just lost a wu about 50% through. I had a lightning storm, and turned my computer off thinking it would keep my wu safe vs. having my power go out and lose it. Didn't know that shutting down the pc myself would erase my wu as well.
But I started over, now i'm at 67% on a new wu. But I had some network issues last night, and it seems vmplayer no longer has a local ip (as far as I know). So I don't want to restart my vmware because of last time, but i'm pretty sure once the wu is done I won't be able to send the results. Can I disconnect the network adapter in Vmplayer, and reconnect it while i'm folding my bigadv? or should I just let it get to 100% and see if it can send?


Can you run ifconfig eth0 to see if there is an IP assigned there?
 
I posted some instructions, post #49 of what might work to backup the folding work directory before shutting down the client. I have not tested this myself yet, but you can give it a try. Most of the time when I hit CTRL+C to exit, I can get the unit to startup again, but not always.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:33:33 (permalink)
Do I just type those commands in while i'm folding? Normally, I would mess with it, but i'm scared with all this progress on the line

It seems to have my main ip assigned, but no local ip like it normally does.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:42:53 (permalink)
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Do I just type those commands in while i'm folding? Normally, I would mess with it, but i'm scared with all this progress on the line

It seems to have my main ip assigned, but no local ip like it normally does.


I would probably not risk it for now and let it finish up. What you can do is hit ALT+F2 and login again. Then try and ping google.com.
 
ping google.com
 
This way you can see if there is network connectivity.
 
Then hit ALT+F1 to go back to the folding window.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:51:10 (permalink)
Awesome, it seems to be pinging fine. Thanks. How do I stop it from pinging though? I'm really new to linux. Not sure how all this stuff works. Thanks again LR!
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:52:39 (permalink)
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Awesome, it seems to be pinging fine. Thanks. How do I stop it from pinging though? I'm really new to linux. Not sure how all this stuff works. Thanks again LR!


Hit CTRL+C. Then type in logout to logout and hit ALT+F1 to go back to the folding screen.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 14:55:58 (permalink)
Perfect! I'm learning new stuff every day! Thanks again for the awesome support.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:08:30 (permalink)
Linuxrouter is the man. Just an update, I have the version .02 installed and runnig on my Rig 2. No problems. I did note that when I used the web interface to enter the data, when I had to reset the VMware, that data had to be entered again and the other configuration data still needed to be entered the original way. I did the web interface first and when I entered it, the setup skipped over the rest of the setup and went right to the login line. That's when I had to reset the VMware.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:11:07 (permalink)
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Linuxrouter is the man. Just an update, I have the version .02 installed and runnig on my Rig 2. No problems. I did note that when I used the web interface to enter the data, when I had to reset the VMware, that data had to be entered again and the other configuration data still needed to be entered the original way. I did the web interface first and when I entered it, the setup skipped over the rest of the setup and went right to the login line. That's when I had to reset the VMware.


To reset the VMWare, I would recommend running this command:
 
reboot
 
This way the data is properly written to the file system before the virtual machine restarts.
 
Basically what the web interface does is it makes the client.cfg file, the same file the fah6 client will make if it cannot find that file in the directory. You can run the ls command to make sure that the client.cfg file is in the directory after you setup via the web interface.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:43:13 (permalink)
What is that? "You can run the ls command"




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:46:41 (permalink)
Linux...use this to request your thread as a sticky. This is the best contribution to folding since the GPU clients first came out ...IMO

http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=679

Folding whatever I can :o)     
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=67403
    
  

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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:46:55 (permalink)
It shows a listing of files in a directory much like the dir command in Windows cmd. Before starting for the first time, there are two files, fah6 and mpiexec. After setting up through the web interface, there should be one more file, client.cfg.
post edited by linuxrouter - 2009/11/08 12:09:00
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:48:46 (permalink)
i have a problem, when i double click the linux_x64 it pops up and says its configured for a 64 bit guest OS, but 64 bit operation is not possible.  uhhhh, i run an i7 and am successfully running win7 ultimate 64 bit..... HELP

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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:53:30 (permalink)
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i have a problem, when i double click the linux_x64 it pops up and says its configured for a 64 bit guest OS, but 64 bit operation is not possible.  uhhhh, i run an i7 and am successfully running win7 ultimate 64 bit..... HELP

 
You do not have VT enabled in your bios.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:55:30 (permalink)
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It shows a listing of files in a directory much like the dir command in Windows cmd. Before starting for the first time, there are two files, fah6 and mpiexec. After setting up through the web interface, there should be one more file, client.cfg.

Is that an L or and i and at what point would I enter it?




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:58:17 (permalink)
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moose517

i have a problem, when i double click the linux_x64 it pops up and says its configured for a 64 bit guest OS, but 64 bit operation is not possible.  uhhhh, i run an i7 and am successfully running win7 ultimate 64 bit..... HELP

 
You do not have VT enabled in your bios.


i do actually, just enabled it before i tried firing it up again because i had forgot and it mentioned i didn't, now it doesn't


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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 15:58:19 (permalink)
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linuxrouter

It shows a listing of files in a directory much like the dir command in Windows cmd. Before starting for the first time, there are two files, fah6 and mpiexec. After setting up through the web interface, there should be one more file, client.cfg.

Is that an L or and i and at what point would I enter it?


L
 
If you are up and running, you should be okay. It is mostly just a check if you are first starting out to make sure the client.cfg is in place.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 16:01:05 (permalink)
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Linux...use this to request your thread as a sticky. This is the best contribution to folding since the GPU clients first came out ...IMO

http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=679


Will do, thanks.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:27:46 (permalink)
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Linux...use this to request your thread as a sticky. This is the best contribution to folding since the GPU clients first came out ...IMO

http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=679


+10000000000000000000000 to that.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:46:05 (permalink)
Does it normally download the "Vmware-FAH-0.2ZIP at ~1.63kb/s ??? It shows 36 hours to complete the download and I'm on a 10mb/s isp connection.



 

 
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:49:56 (permalink)
it was pretty slow for me as well, i think its being hosted by linux it seems, on his local computers or something.  BTW, i got it working, just rebooted and now it works fine.
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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:52:08 (permalink)
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it was pretty slow for me as well, i think its being hosted by linux it seems, on his local computers or something.  BTW, i got it working, just rebooted and now it works fine.

Glad to hear it.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:53:37 (permalink)
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Does it normally download the "Vmware-FAH-0.2ZIP at ~1.63kb/s ??? It shows 36 hours to complete the download and I'm on a 10mb/s isp connection.


It was slow for me also. Around 40 somthing kb/s. It took almost an hour.




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Re:VMWare 3.0 && bigadv folding (Image available for testing) 2009/11/07 19:55:19 (permalink)
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Does it normally download the "Vmware-FAH-0.2ZIP at ~1.63kb/s ??? It shows 36 hours to complete the download and I'm on a 10mb/s isp connection.


Sorry, I only have a 1 Mbps upstream to my web server and there are a couple other people downloading the image right now also. It might be worth trying again in a hour or so.
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