FAHClient V7.2.9 (released)

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FAHClient V7.2.9 (released)

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(This version is identical to what previously appeared as the 8th Open-Beta)
This release adds a lot of improvements, particularly to the viewer. Some of the highlights are the ability to read Gromacs files so that you can view the proteins of many more projects, auto-updating of GPUs.txt (the GPU whitelist) in the client and several fixes to the Debian installs.

Documentation
Installation and user guides can be found here:
FAHControl -> The Graphical User Interface (GUI) what controls the Slots.
FAHViewer -> It shows the protein being folded, if applicable.
Pictorial Installation Guide (Windows) -> A detailed pictorial guide on the V7 installation.
Installation Guide (Windows) -> A brief guide on Windows installation.
Installation Guide (Linux) -> A guide for Linux installation.
Installation Guide (OSX) -> A guide for OSX installation that is in progress.
Client Remote Interface -> Documentation for 3rd party developers.
Main Page -> Main page of the V7.

Getting Help
Aside from the documentation the best place to get help is in this forum. If you do have a problem post a message. There are many knowledgeable people ready and willing to help. Keep in mind, we greatly appreciate thorough reports delivered by patient people who can keep a cool head even when things go wrong.

Bugs/Tickets
Open Tickets Ordered by Milestone and Priority
Active Tickets by Change Time
Note: Some tickets may be closed because they are fixed in an upcoming alpha release but are not yet fixed in the beta release.
Change Logs:
FAHClient:
v7.2.9:
  • Added 'unpause-while-connected <slot>' remote command. (For screensaver)
v7.2.8:
  • Start FAHControl optionally after installer finish. #471
v7.2.7:
  • Use new dependency based init.d scripts if available in Linux.
  • Disable init.d rather than use /etc/defaults/fahclient to stop autostart.
  • Fixed a crash when loading bad protein data.
v7.2.4:
  • Link libssl libcrypto and libexpat statically in .deb. #893
  • Warn on init.d start when /etc/default/fahclient has ENABLE=false.
  • Remove /etc/default/fahclient on --purge.
  • Added 'force-start' option to init.d script.
v7.2.1:
  • Added Installed-Size control field to .deb. #853
  • Try to stop and uninstall service before install. #922
  • Download GPUs.txt if there GPU slots or no slots and gpu=true. #920
  • Stop trying to load .tpr and .xtc files which have failed twice. #917
  • Don't load .tpr until core has a chance to write.
  • Don't try to load .tpr/.xtc for core 0x11. #919 #916
  • Don't load .tpr/.xtc while core is loading. #919
v7.2.0:
  • Replace invalid characters in user name by '_'. #903
  • Fixed repeated 'gpu-index' error on GPU slot delete. #874
  • Fixed misuse of PCI subvendor IDs. #881
  • Changed error:OK to error:NO_ERROR in log to avoid confusion. #892
  • "Viewer" menu items to "View" for consistency. #899
  • Fixed text. #891
  • If there is no systray, window close will exit FAHControl. #900
  • Display 'Unknown' for 0 estimated PPD. #901
  • Automatically update GPUs.txt.
  • Log warning if core returns an error code. #887
  • Remap FERMI GPU type to NVIDIA with FERMI species in GPUs.txt.
  • Request IPv4 addresses until we support IPv6.
FAHControl:
v7.2.8:
  • Pass remote passwords to viewer.
v7.2.7:
  • Updated view modes.
v7.2.0:
  • Fix " escaping for options sent to client.
  • Only allow alpha numeric and punctuation in user name.
  • Updates for OSX 10.7 (calxalot)
FAHViewer:
v7.2.9:
  • Fixed simulation info update when slot is loading.
  • Fixed blank protein when viewer started while client still loading.
v7.2.8:
  • Use password to authenticate with remote clients.
  • Link libssl libcrypto and libexpat statically in .deb.
v7.2.7:
  • Fixed disappearing protein on window click in Windows.
v7.2.6:
  • Fixed crash with OpenGL < 1.4 in button highlighting code.
  • Attempt to fix disappearing protein on window refocus.
  • Load chemical bonds from .tpr rather than recomputing them.
  • Eliminated rotation jump after unpause.
  • Further improved compensation for periodic boundaries.
v7.2.5:
  • Added missing resource files.
v7.2.4:
  • Fixed textures at start with advanced modes.
  • Fixed bonds, broken in v7.2.3.
  • Automatically adjust text popup height based on windows size.
v7.2.3:
  • Only warn when an invalid 'profile' option is specified.
  • Fixed atom type handling for atoms with lower-cased names.
  • Display all atom groups which are not just hydrogens and oxygens.
  • Try to realign protein between snapshots by rotating.
  • Fixed .tpr/.xtc loading from the command line, broken in v7.2.2.
v7.2.2:
  • Fixed zooming in and out when protein size changes in trajectory.
  • Fixed crashing in pre OpenGL 1.5 due lack of VBO support.
  • Don't show water chains.
  • Check for and correct negative atom radius.
  • Fixed demo timeout logic and display.
  • Allow switching slots with [ and ].
  • Wiggle even if only displaying one frame.
  • Make mode 4 (advanced) default with OpenGL > 2.2.
v7.2.1:
  • ESC does not quit app only popups.
  • Use basic mode by default. #817, #864
  • Added Installed-Size control field to .deb. #853
  • Major performance improvements for "basic" modes.
  • Fixed split proteins caused by periodic boundaries.
  • Download whole trajectories from client not just snapshots.
  • Partially fixed shadows in advanced modes.
  • Allow disabling blur in advanced modes for better performance.
  • Fixed texture alpha blending.
  • Combined basic and advanced modes.
  • Option 'override-blacklist'->'force', forces enabling advanced modes.
v7.2.0:
  • Try again on statically linking with libGLEW. #900
  • Fixed popups in basic view.
  • Fixed basic view transparent atoms problem.
  • Support reading .tpr files.
Current Changes
There has been a lot of internal testing on this release. Thus the large number of version changes since the last beta. There are still some minor problems that we know of but the I figured it was high time we got something out to the public. Hopefully we've eliminated any major problems. I'm looking forward to getting your feedback.

Upcoming Changes
We have a lot of great features in the pipeline. The main things on the table are:
  • Even simpler installers.
  • Platform independent user, team, passkey configuration, via. a client first run flag and FAHControl.
  • A Windows screensaver which displays the protein and enables/disables FAHClient's folding slots.
  • OSX fixes to bring the OSX release up to speed with Windows and Linux. We've now got a real OSX guy (Kevin Bernhagen, AKA calxalot) working on this.
  • Better client to core interface. This will help with visualization and CPU throttling.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

Post by baz657 »

Install went ok but Avast anti virus took a few seconds to be sure it was safe to run. Used express install and picked up from where 7.1.52 left off.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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runs like a top. thank you!
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

Post by Napoleon »

Please update the download links in BetaTarBallReleases page also. Not a big issue though, I managed to download 7.2.9 for CentOS regardless. :wink:
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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I tested with my Geforce 570, after 5 minutes, the temperature is 83 degrees Celsius too hot in my opinion, I dropped again.

J'ai testé avec ma Geforce 570, au bout de 5 minutes, la température est à 83 degrés, trop chaud à mon avis, j'ai laissé tombé encore une fois.

Back to Boinc / GPUGRID.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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Still no kepler support
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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data0002 wrote:Still no kepler support
New client does not equal new hardware support, only new features.

New cores = new/optimized hardware support, and these are downloaded from Stanford as required by the client.

Bear in mind that Kepler support is still in beta testing.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

Post by data0002 »

@rhavern true i do see where you are coming from, but where you said kepler support is still in beta testing so is this version of the software. So shouldn't it be in the beta section as well
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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The kepler needs a new core which is in closed beta testing. Once the core is released to the general public it will work for all the clients, including this one.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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P5-133XL wrote:The kepler needs a new core which is in closed beta testing. Once the core is released to the general public it will work for all the clients, including this one.
As P5-133XL stated, the core is in closed beta, whereas this new client release is in open beta. I should have been more explicit for clarity.
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what happened to gpu folding for my 680?

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woke up this morning to see that my 680 wasn't folding anymore (it was before midnight). i'm running v7 with the beta flag forced for the gpu and it just stopped working. downloaded the latest whitelist and copied it over to the data folder and still nothing. tried installing the latest version that came out today, 7.2.9, and still no luck, even after copying the gpus.txt file again. any ideas?
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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Join the beta team and discuss the Closed Beta fahcores for Kepler cards in the Beta Section of the forum.

This topic is for the Open Beta client V7.2.9 testing.
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Re: FAHcontrol playing up

Post by paulwarden »

i tried beta version but it just plain refused to fold so i have decided not to fold for the foreseeable future set it to smp only but for 30 mins it did sweet FA just sat there nothing changed in the log no matter how many times i refreshed it will come back to folding in the new year when i am able to afford to upgrade to a better system

Edit by Mod: See previous discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=22648#p225884
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Re: FAHcontrol playing up

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paulwarden wrote:i tried beta version but it just plain refused to fold
We still need to have you post a log if possible, or describe your system and any options you selected during the installation.
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Re: FAHClient V7.2.9 released (8th Open-Beta)

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7im wrote:Join the beta team and discuss the Closed Beta fahcores for Kepler cards in the Beta Section of the forum.

This topic is for the Open Beta client V7.2.9 testing.
i understand this topic is for the new open v7.2.9 beta, i'm using that new open beta now (not a closed one for kepler) and still no working gpu. i have the beta client option set, like i did on the previous v7 client where it worked fine, and still nothing. make me think it may be a server issue on the stanford side as the gpu seems to have failed right around the same time the 7.2.9 beta was released this morning. where can i actually join the beta team officially and also post my logs and hardware for help? thanx.
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