1. Download the Linux client from Stanford's site, and extract it from the .tgz archive. If you're installing on a GUI-less box, you can either use a Linux system with a GUI to do this via the web browser (then copy the extracted fah6
file over to the GUI-less box using a thumbdrive), or use the CLI directly on the GUI-less box:
tar xvfz FAH6.34-Linux64.tgz
2. Mark the extracted client binary as executable:
3. Launch and configure the client:
(The first time it is run, it will prompt you for all of the settings.)
I create a little shell script called "go", in the same directory as the folding client. The script contains the following 2 lines (omit the -smp
if it is a single-core CPU):
./fah6 -smp -forceasm -advmethods >> folding.log 2>&1 &
Mark it as executable:
Thereafter, you can easily launch the client just by navigating to the directory where you installed it, and typing:
Since this is ultimately intended to be headless, you'll either want to install openssh-server
(so you can use a remote shell to start and monitor the client), and/or add a command to /etc/rc.local
to start the client on boot.
Don't hesitate to ask for further assistance if needed...