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! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [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 -- Welcome To The Family!