Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby toTOW » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:04 pm

SilvioMartin, you need a passkey too : https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/points/passkey/

Your PDF is great for anyone who would like to build a similar system ! 8-)
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby SilvioMartin » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:42 pm

toTOW wrote:you need a passkey too

Actually I am quite sure that I configured all clients to use my passkey. I can find it in the files in /var/lib/fahclient/configs. Can you see somehow that this is not working?
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby bruce » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:43 pm

foldy wrote:Any PC with GPU can beat that easily.


FAH intends to make use of whatever hardware is put into production in large enough quantities. The recommend that you use whatever hardware you have rather than buying something you don't already have. Investing in platform X hardware may be more productive than investing in platform Y. There's nothing that can be done about that.

FAH bases the points on the scientific value of the results, not on some game-like rules that are intended to make things "fair" for your hardware platform.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby MeeLee » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:36 pm

Not sure if FAH uses all cores on the pi, but on my Windows laptop, only 3 cores were active out of 4.
I had to force 4 cores, and wait for the second WU to run overnight, as the first actually was doing 3 threads on 4 cores.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby Knish » Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:27 pm

SilvioMartin wrote:
toTOW wrote:you need a passkey too

Actually I am quite sure that I configured all clients to use my passkey.


yes, 6 systems (5 linux, 1 mac) currently showing as getting the bonus
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby SilvioMartin » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:59 pm

Knish wrote:yes, 6 systems (5 linux, 1 mac) currently showing as getting the bonus

Okay, I give up searching. Do you know this from a public source, or do you have access to the F@H database (or my WLAN)?
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby Joe_H » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:59 pm

An easy lookup that anyone can use - https://apps.foldingathome.org/cpu. Since your folding name matches your forum login, just a copy and paste into the search field.

There are a few other useful apps in that location - https://apps.foldingathome.org.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby SilvioMartin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:32 pm

I didn't know this. Thanks, Joe_H!
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Postby Foliant » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:45 pm

Joe_H wrote:https://apps.foldingathome.org/cpu.

I was wondering if it was only for me but with looking up Silvios CPUs Im sure now.
The ARMs are showing up as x86 CPUs.

Is it even possible to add an ARM related record?
Would be a nice feature for statistics.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby PantherX » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:21 am

Humm... I wasn't aware of that but have asked around. Let's see what happens :)
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby Jupis_folder » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:48 pm

I have some more numbers in average PPD over several FAH-Projects, tested on some of my ARM-SBCs:
RasperryPi 4B (4GB): 1680
Rock 64: 670
Odroid C2: 860
RockPi-4A: 1906

On the RockPi-4A, it runs on all 6 cores, on the other computers, FAH uses all 4 cores. The numbers are with passkey.

But I stopped testing, because I need these SBCs for other purposes.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby Foliant » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:58 pm

Foliant wrote:
toTOW wrote:Are you sure that the Pi3 is able to make the deadlines ?

I wouldnt recommend it but im only on 3 cores and the first (and for now only) WU I picked up will finish before timeout.

I did get 2 WUs with a timeout of over 2 Days while folding on 3 cores.

Now I use all 4 Cores and the first WU I was getting had a timeout of barely more than one day. I finished short after the timeout. (After 2% i decided to overclock by 100MHz and this did shorten the TPF by about 2 Minutes.)
The next downloaded WU had a very short timeout of just 6,75 hours. I would assume thats even not possible with a RPi 4 :!: :?:

Maybe 3 cores yields to WUs with longer timeout?
To determine I will test two more WUs with core count set to 3 - if they can not finish in time I will quit folding with my RPi3B.


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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby SilvioMartin » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:33 pm

Foliant wrote:The next downloaded WU had a very short timeout of just 6,75 hours. I would assume thats even not possible with a RPi 4 :!: :?:

I also observed very short timeouts in the FAHControl tool, which my RPi 4 could not match although they run on full folding power. But this was only indicated in the FAHControl tool. In the log file and here https://apps.foldingathome.org/cpu?q=SilvioMartin I could see that I got a few hundred bonus points for these WPs. Maybe a bug in the FAHControl tool?

We may check in around 16 hours, how much points CPUid 9B27EB5F3C200C50 earned for 16923 (93, 79, 122). FAHControl tells me, that it would get only the 419 base points. I'd bet a beer that it earns more than 900, like the other WPs, which I checked before.
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby Neil-B » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:00 pm

Heck I'll take that bet on the off chance ... a pint of warm ale against a stein of cold lager - got to be worth a shout :)
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Re: Start folding with a Raspberry Pi

Postby SilvioMartin » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:15 pm

Neil-B wrote:Heck I'll take that bet on the off chance ... a pint of warm ale against a stein of cold lager - got to be worth a shout :)


You awe me a beer. Where in the UK do you live? :) Here is what the FAHControl tool estimated this morning. Should have earned me just the base credit, because the timeout was already missed.

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And here is what I got for this WP:

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