Tiny Core Linux

General TC => General TC Talk => Topic started by: ProDigit on December 25, 2018, 06:20:21 PM

Title: Folding @ home?
Post by: ProDigit on December 25, 2018, 06:20:21 PM
Not a lot of writes on the forum about Folding at home.
I have an Intel Xeon system, with an Nvidia graphics card, and want to know if Tiny Core Linux will be good for folding?

Keeping in mind that:

Do you think TCL would have a small performance edge over any other Linux distro?
Do you think that GPU folding is supported?
And what would be the best way to install the 'Folding at home'-client? From a .deb or .rpm package? Or are there better ways to install the program?
Title: Re: Folding @ home?
Post by: Juanito on December 25, 2018, 09:34:48 PM
folding @ home seems to be closed source - trying to use it with tinycore might cause library compatibilty problems.

Since some nvidia software is also closed source, that too might cause problems.

tinycore CorePure64 supports more than 8gb ram and multiple graphics cards (with the nvidia proviso above).
Title: Re: Folding @ home?
Post by: ProDigit on January 03, 2019, 11:57:56 PM
FAH can install on Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu, and Mint.
It didn't on GalliumOs, or all operating systems with 16.4 LTS, but it does work on 18.4 and 19.2.
It also prefers 64 bit.
Tiny core seems to be 32 bit, and is not an option, thanks.
Title: Re: Folding @ home?
Post by: Juanito on January 04, 2019, 12:11:34 AM
Tinycore CorePure64 is 64-bit