Folding@Home

By palmboy5
Dec 28, 2002
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  1. I've heard of this Folding@Home thing for the first time like a month ago, and i was wondering if I could fold unused processing power from other PCs on my LAN to any other PC?

    I have a Gateway with 180MHz Pentium Pro, HP with 466MHz Celeron, and a Compaq laptop with 850MHz Duron I hate my computers...not even 1GHz

    I am basicly the only one that uses these computers (the gateway rarely) so it'd be nice if I could just use all the computer's processing power on one and be more productive.:grinthumb

    and maybe same idea with ram and video!:D
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Do you want to create a cluster or run F@H on all your PCs?

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
  3. palmboy5

    palmboy5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    i yes i want to cluster the computers:)
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Good luck.

    More info here.
  5. palmboy5

    palmboy5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    ...
    hmmmm
    fine, ill install Linux...
    thats sucks... the 180MHz computer has not HDD space for it so itll only be 466 and 850...:(

    well actually the 180 has another HDD that i got the computer to detect at startup but thats it...
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I would reccomend Red Hat 8.0.

    You're going to have to learn a whole new OS, however...

    If you have any problems w/ it be sure to surf around the Alt OS forum.

    Your 180MHz should have enough HDD space if you don't install much, like no Games, Soft. Development, etc. They can really eat up HDD space. My Linux install, which had almost everything except Server stuff, was 1.5GB I believe. Well worth it though :D
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    There's no way that's true. Selecting the server stuff just installs certain services and activates them at boot time (i.e. DNS, FTP, MySQL, etc). A complete Red Hat 8.0 install is about 3.5 GB.
  8. palmboy5

    palmboy5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    hmmm....
    this is screwed:dead:

    3.5 for complete, now only one computer has enough free space...

    180mhz has 956mb free
    466mhz has 3.43gb free
    850mhz has 97gb free

    im screwed...:(
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    it doesn't HAVE to be 3.5 GB. Its just that's a full install.

    That could be moved down to even your lowest common denominator there.
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Gah I don't remember.
  11. palmboy5

    palmboy5 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 112

    well im on a trip right now and dont have the things needed...

    ill install on my laptop first and see what amount i can manage...

    i think ill wait on the 180 though, once i get a new computer, ill uninstall 98 (or just reformat the HDD) on that one and only have linux:)
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