Running FAH on Google Cloud

Moderators: Site Moderators, PandeGroup

Running FAH on Google Cloud

Postby hellobrush1234 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:50 pm

Hello Everyone,
I'm new here! :D
I have been running FAH on Google Cloud since yesterday. I have a couple of questions.

1.Will I get banned(On google's servers)? I read somewhere on the forums here that they got banned because Google thought that they were mining.
2. How can I sustain myself? Because I just signed up, I got $300 in credits to use. I still have a lot left( running on a single core cpu). After sometime those credits will get exhausted. I can pay some amount but my parents wouldn't allow me spending a lot of money on this. I can't run it on my laptop because I basically need it everyday for my University studies(and it's also pretty crappy :cry: ).

I really do wish to contribute of FAH but can't without the resources.

Thanks!
hellobrush1234
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Re: Running FAH on Google Cloud

Postby JimboPalmer » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:24 pm

Folding@Home rules require you to get permission from the owner of the computer, that prevents being banned
My oldest laptop does 1k PDD while being my daily driver. 2.2 GHz Core Duo.
Do not spend money you don't have
Tsar of all the Rushers
I tried to remain childlike, all I achieved was childish.
A friend to those who want no friends
JimboPalmer
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:12 am
Location: Greenwood MS USA

Re: Running FAH on Google Cloud

Postby bruce » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:20 am

We can't really help you.

Unfortunately, from one perspective, Google is right. You are mining and it sounds like maybe you're planning on earning cybercoins by donating resources from Google's computers.

From FAH's perspective, you are making a Donation and you have to use resources that you actually own when you choose to donate to FAH.
bruce
 
Posts: 22623
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:13 pm
Location: So. Cal.

Re: Running FAH on Google Cloud

Postby hellobrush1234 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:37 pm

bruce wrote:We can't really help you.

Unfortunately, from one perspective, Google is right. You are mining and it sounds like maybe you're planning on earning cybercoins by donating resources from Google's computers.

From FAH's perspective, you are making a Donation and you have to use resources that you actually own when you choose to donate to FAH.


Hmm..Makes sense that I don't own the computer. I'm probably planning on earning some cybercoins like curecoin for the sole purpose of funding my account on Google cloud. But I'm kind of worried that Google may just shut down my VM instance.
hellobrush1234
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Re: Running FAH on Google Cloud

Postby foldy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:30 pm

If you want to spend money for running FAH in cloud computing then there is a much cheaper alternative to google or amazon. It is called vast.ai and there you can rent machines with GPUs and for gtx 1080ti you pay $0.10/h to get 1 mill PPD. I tried it myself and FAH works when following these instructions https://www.reddit.com/r/Folding/comments/a4jyil/fah_can_run_on_rented_cloud_machines_vastai/
foldy
 
Posts: 1498
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:43 pm


Return to Discussions of General-FAH topics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron