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Pocatello

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We are very pleased to announce the release of a number of version 6.0 clients to open beta testing.
You can read more about v6 at:
http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-v6.html

Released clients can be downloaded from the download page:
http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html

Of note, the Linux uniprocessor and SMP clients have been merged. You can now control SMP versus uniprocessor behavior by using the -smp flag. See the FAQ for more details. The OSX/Intel client remains SMP-only.

Also of note, we do not yet have a Windows v6 SMP client available for testing. Windows uniprocessor clients are available.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks!


new clients


 

aldamon

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EDIT: Never mind. I got it to work. I'm all updated now.

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Careful guys:

If you are running an SMP work unit or vice versa, you must finish that work unit with the appropriate client settings before changing the -smp flag.


http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-v6.html

Wait until you're done with your current v5 work unit before experimenting. I tried v6 and it trashed my work unit. Luckily I backed up my v5 folder before trying v6 or I would have lost 66% of a 2653. I restarted with v5 and all is well. I will experiment this weekend if I can catch it at the start of a work unit.

 

7im

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The trick is to use the -smp switch always. Then it should be a straight swap. Backups are always a good idea, as is waiting for the current WU to finish. For example...

-smp AND -config
-smp AND -configonly
-smp AND -send all
-smp AND -delete x
etc.

Running the client at any time without the -smp switch may hose a SMP work unit. Stanford is already working on a safety check to prevent this type of thing in the future.
 

aldamon

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Yeah, you guys got me straightened out at Folding-Community. I forgot to use the -smp flag before -configonly.

 
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