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Offline ProDigit

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Folding @ home?
« 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:
  • it's a small OS, low footprint, so more resources available for the programs, and less background activity
  • Hoping for compatibility with modern NVidia driver software, as well as the rest of my hardware
  • Hoping that Folding at home Client can be installed on it
  • Hoping that TCL supports >8GB of RAM, and multiple graphics cards

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?

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Re: Folding @ home?
« Reply #1 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).

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Re: Folding @ home?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Folding @ home?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 12:11:34 AM »
Tinycore CorePure64 is 64-bit