[H]orde|Central 6.0 - Everything DC (FAQ's, Guides, Tips and Tricks)

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  1. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Welcome to the [H]orde!
    The [H]orde is a family of brothers and sisters here on [H]ard committed to helping find cures for diseases and/or solving complex math problems by donating our idle computer resources to Distributed Computing applications. The vast majority of us fold for the Folding@Home or World Community Grid projects. However, there are many other Distributing Computing efforts the [H]orde participates in as well. We only ask that you pick a project close to your heart and share as many computing resources as you are willing to donate to that particular cause.
    This thread was created with intention of being your first step into the world of Distributed Computing, we hope you enjoy!
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    F@H With Windows V7 GUI
    1) Apply for a passkey at http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py. You will need to pick a doner name and enter an email address. Your passkey will be sent to your email address. Do not discard your passkey email.
    2) Download the current client from: https://folding.stanford.edu
    3) Install the client using all of the default options
    4) When the installer is finished, let it start the client. You will see a Windows firewall pop-up about fahclient.exe. Click "Allow access".
    5) This will open your default web browser pointing to: http://folding.stanford.edu/client/. Click the Identity tab on the page that loads. On the Identity page, enter the donor name and passkey you got from step 1 and team 33. Don't forget to click Save when you are finished.
    6) Click the Home tab to return to your home page. Move the intensity slider from Medium to Full. This will force the client to start if it hasn't yet. A definition of the settings can be found below.
    Off Folding is disabled
    Idle light: Folding will proceed at a reduced speed only when your computer becomes idle.*
    Idle: Similar to Idle Light, but tries to get the maximum productivity from your computer only when you are away.
    Light: Folding proceeds at a reduced speed at all times, but productivity and system utilization increases when you are away.
    Medium: Much more productive than Light. This setting is recommended for most users.
    Full: Contribute as much as possible. This setting may cause some machines to get hot or the fan to run very hard. If this is a problem simply move this slider to a lower setting.
    You are now folding for Team [H]ardOCP! We have some screenshots of a pretty typical install HERE
    F@H With Linux
    1) Apply for a passkey at http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py. You will need to pick a doner name and enter an email address. Your passkey will be sent to your email address. Do not discard your passkey email.
    2) There are many, many flavors of the Linux OS that F@H can be setup to run on. A few of our members here have gone to great lengths to bring us two especially simple setup guides. Both are almost a completed automated process but also have their differences. Take a look at each and decide for yourself which suits you better.
    Tear’s [H] Ubuntu Folding Appliance
    Musky’s [H] Ubuntu Desktop Installation Guide


    F@H Chrome Browser GUI
    1) Apply for a passkey at http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py. You will need to pick a doner name and enter an email address. Your passkey will be sent.
    2) Download the Chrome browser if you haven't already here. Install it.
    3) Launch Crhome and go to here and fill in your donor name, team (which should be 33) and your passkey which was emailed to you.
    4) You can adjust the amount of resources you want to use by adjusting the "slider" from "Light", "Medium", and "Full". You will find that this is about as basic as you can get and doesn't have any more real configuration or tweak options. There is also a start and stop button you can click on if you need.
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    [H]orde BOINC projects
    F@H is not the only Distributed Computing field [H] contributes.

    All Inclusive DC Project List - https://hardforum.com/threads/all-inclusive-dc-project-list-v-2.1895029/

    Installing BOINC on Windows + Ubuntu - https://hardforum.com/threads/boinc-installation-walk-through.1768558/
    Installing BOINC on CentOS - https://hardforum.com/threads/centos-7-boinc-install-guides.1854569/
    Setting up BOINC Account Manager (BAM!) - https://hardforum.com/threads/how-to-setup-up-boincstats-bam.1930993/

    Our [H] DC Guides Subsection also has an extensive list of assorted guides on everything from proper configuration of the BOINC client to Useful Tools and How To’s. Make sure to take a look and read as much as you can.
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    Popular Guides
    While these guides will surely get you up and running as quickly as possible. We also have a WEALTH of information in our [H] DC Guides Subsection .




    [H]orde DC Configuration and Monitoring Guides:
    Overclocking the G34 Platform - Have a 4p Opteron chip? Want to overclock it? Check here
    HFM.NET Guide The recommended F@H Monitoring Software
    BOINC Setup Guide Looking for help on setting up BOINC?
    GIMPS Setup Guide Looking for help on setting up GIMPS?
    OGR-28 Linux Looking for help on setting up OGR-28?
    RC5-72 Windows RC5-72 Linux Looking for help on setting up RC5-72?
    Setting up BOINCTasks account manager - https://hardforum.com/threads/efmer-boinctasks.1848989/

    These are just a few of the many F@H related guides we have at our disposal. Make sure to stop by the Guides section and read up!


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    [H]orde IRC Chat
    Taking your first steps into the world of Distributed Computing can be confusing, we have all been there once. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions in the forums or even better, join our IRC channel.
    IRC is essentially a giant chat room where we can chat about F@H, WCG or even what you had for lunch today. The greatest strength of IRC is that we can assist you with any problems in REAL time. So please don’t hesitate to hop in and say hi! Don’t let the room name fool you, we welcome all DC’ers!

    Server: irc.freenode.net
    Port: 6667
    Channel: #hardfolding



    [H]orde Slack Channel

    https://join.slack.com/t/hardforum/...kzYTJhNTI0MGMxY2U1MjRhYTM1MzFmMTI1NDQ2YWI0NjI

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    Welcome To The Family!
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    [H]orde Basics:
    Q: What projects do you participate in?
    A: Currently we have one officially supported project: Folding@Home, which is a project from Stanford University to research Protein folding. The goal is to understand protein folding and mis-folding effects on diseases like Alzheimer's, Huntington's and other diseases. You can find more information about the project here. The official [H] team ID is 33 that you can enter during the client configuration.
    We also welcome other projects and the biggest one we also participate is World Community Grid where many of our members is participating. WCG is a distributed computing grid created to offer the possibility for the various public or profit-free organizations to tap into the grid power to conduct research related to health. There are some teams related to [H] but the biggest we use is team ID 1411.
    Q: Why do you do this?
    A: We all have our own separate reasons. Read about Why We DC for lots of inspirational stories.
    Q: Ok, so how can I get involved?
    A: The first thing you should do is find out what project best suits you. You can find all the guides in the [H]orde Guides to install one of the available clients. If you need help about any aspect of DC, make a new thread and our knowledgeable teammates will answer your questions.
    Q: What if I have arguments against running a DC project ?
    A: There is always something against running a DC project like power usage, bandwidth, etc... there is a great thread to debunk those myths: Answers for reasons to not run F@H (it can also be applied to others projects).​
    [H]ordeisms:
    Q: I keep seeing words like borg and boxen, what does that mean?
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    Some of these are oldies but still a great part of the [H]orde's past. Ask a long time [H]orde member for more "Details" ;)
    Q: I keep seeing words like bunkering, what does that mean?
    A: There is a thread here about bunkering here.
    Q: I want to install the client on my work/family members/friends machines, is that ok?
    A: There is a good thread about permissions and consequences. It's essential to have permissions (preferably in writing) if you want to avoid the same unwanted fate as woods (page 6 and up) or Party2go9820. It is imperative that you understand the legalities behind setting up F@H on a system that is not your own. Make SURE you have the owner’s permission before doing so!
    Q: I keep seeing these little badges in peoples post with their points, how do I get mine?
    A: You can read a very simple Horde Badge Guide by fellow folder m33pm33p in our [H] DC Guides Subforum. Once you have your badge setup, You can test the badge in this thread test your badge thread. *It is against the rules to START a post in the DC FS/FT section without first creating a badge and posting said badge in the original post. Don’t get your post locked or deleted for forgetting!*
    Q: Is there a reward to fold for the [H]orde?
    A: Yes, we have a rewards program which offer a free subscription to General Mayhem. The details about the program can be found in the [H]orde Rewards Program.
    Q: I see a few members with a special [H]ard|DCer of the Month title, what is this?
    A: Pocatello handles our monthly DC’er of the Month (DCOTM) contest that culminates with a DC’er of the Year (DCOTY) contestWe have a [H]ard|DCer of the Month FAQ to answer questions. This is a monthly contest were your peers have a chance to nominate and vote on who they think has been one of the top folders for the current month. This is not only based on production numbers but also a person’s attitude, willingness to help others and general [H]ardness! Lookout for the Poll at the beginning of each month!​
    Advanced Tips & Tricks
    Q: How can I check the details of each work unit I'm folding?
    A: You can see the full listing of the current projects on the projects summary page with the associated information like the points value, deadlines and more.
    Q: How can I monitor my points progress on my machine/network? How can I calculate the points per day/hour?
    A: HFM.net is the de facto program for monitoring several aspects of your Folding machines including points per day/hour and work unit progress. A great guide by WFeather can be found HERE


    Q: Is there anywhere that I can find information on ALL of the DC projects currently going on?
    A: Free-DC.org is a great site that currently tracks and has forums for discussions of most of the ongoing DC projects. Check it out!





    [H]orde Deals, Donations, and Trades:
    Q: I found a great deal on the web, where can I post it?
    A: Post yer' Deals**
    Q: I've got some parts to donate to the cause, how can I do it?
    A: Just make a new thread about your wish to donate something to the cause. If you are not sure about the criteria or how to do it, you can always ask any of the long time DC’er’s for guidance.**
    Q: I've got parts I'd like to sell for DCing at a good price, how can I do it?
    A: Use the DC For Sale/For Trade subforum.**
    ** Disclaimer: Any parts or deals that you pursue through these threads are not sanctioned by [H]ardforums, [H]ardOCP, KB Networks or the staff of the aforementioned entities. Please do not contact any members of these groups, as participating in these threads is at your own risk.
    Please remember to read the FS/FT rules before posting. Any posts created without the required information will be locked and/or deleted.
    [H]orde Activities:
    Suggestions and Comments:
    If you have any comments or suggestions related to the [H]orde or the DC forum, make a new thread on the forum or PM WFeather or FLECOM.
    Since we want to have this thread up to date, if there is something you need to add, update or remove, please send a PM to m33pm33p and it will get updated ASAP.​
    A Special Thanks:
    We wanted to thank our teammates like tear, musky, Gilthanis, Pocatello current and past [H]orde members and the [H]ardForum staff for the updates, guides and comments. Without these guys, what we do wouldn't be possible.​
    When All Else Fails, Go [H]arder!!
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    [H]orde Team Captains

    Gilthanis - BOINC, GIMPS, distributed.net, Majestic-12, What Pulse, FAH, DC-Vault.com
    RFGuy_KCCO - BOINC
    ChristianVirtual - BOINC, Hard-DC.com, DC-Vault.com
     
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