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 楼主| 发表于 2007-6-4 10:30:04 | 显示全部楼层
01 Jun, 2007
Catalyst 7.5 compatible with GPU client

The new Catalyst drivers released 2007/05/31, version 7.5 (8.38) appear to work successfully with the GPU client.

The clients will work as expected with the new drivers.

On some single GPU systems you will have to force the card detection by using the -gpu 0 flag.

It is recommended that when you start the GPU client (console or GUI versions) you watch the temperatures and current draws using ATItool or ATI Tray Tools to confirm that processing has actually begun on the GPU itself.

In order to guarantee that the GPU will initialise, the GUI window should be closed when starting the client.

Folding performance appears to have increased over catalyst 7.4 and seems to be similar to that of catalyst 7.2

The following versions of Catalyst are known to work with the GPU client:
  • 6.5
  • 6.10 - 6.11
  • 7.2 - 7.5
The GPU client will work with these drivers with a significant performance hit:
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
The following drivers do not work at all with the GPU client:
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.12
  • 7.1

Tested with X1900XT 256 on Windows XP 32bit

For more information see this thread:
Catalyst™ 7.5 Display Driver released

大意:
最新ATI 7.5版驱动完全兼容FAH GPU客户端。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-6-6 10:37:22 | 显示全部楼层
6/04/2007 Update on collection server upgrades
We've got a new plan for how we handle collection servers. instead of having a single CS for all of FAH, we will move towards having many CS's (likely 3-4 to start). This will be a big help as a single CS got severely overloaded. We've already set up a 2nd CS and redirected some new WU's over there. If that looks good, we'll move more aggressively to set up more. We're taking it a bit slow as we had to update to 64-bit server hardware and that's lead to some changes that we need to test before a big CS rollout.

6/05/2007 Update on server upgrades and brief, initial announcement of new initiatives
We've got the new hardware in place, set up, OS installed, and we're now working on getting new WU's run out of them. We are embarking on a series of 3 "100,000 job super-projects" -- this will be over several different project numbers, but look for lots of new proteins. We are now putting together everything we've learned over the last 2-3 years in method development to make a major push forward on the application side. We'll give more news as we go along, but we're excited to use all of the nifty new tools (new cores, new analysis methods, GPU, PS3, SMP) all together towards a common set of goals. We're working on a more detailed FAQ which will spell this out in much more detail.

大意:
我们准备增多任务回收服务器(3-4台),一台实在是不够用。现在已经增加了一台,先看看运行状况。不过我们不急着加服务器,因为当前准备把主服务器硬件升级至64位,这需要更多的调试工作。

主服务器新软硬件到位。我们发布了3*100000个超级子项目任务--用来寻找新的蛋白质。等服务器硬件升级搞完,我们就要开始全面升级我们的计算程序了。届时会有更多的详细消息。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-7-2 21:51:44 | 显示全部楼层
28 Jun, 2007
New SMP console client available; please update

The previous SMP client expires July 1; a new console client is now available from the download page. Please update your clients.

This client contains no substantial changes from the previous client. A client with more changes is currently in testing but not ready for release.

Thanks!
大意:
老SMP版7月1日过期。现在放出新版本下载(本质上和上一版没有区别,只是延长了使用期限)。

新版本(功能上有修改的版本)还在内测中。还要等一段时间才能发布。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-7-2 21:57:41 | 显示全部楼层
28 Jun, 2007
Catalyst 7.6 compatible with GPU client

The new Catalyst drivers released 2007/06/25, version 7.6 (8.383) appear to work successfully with the GPU client.

ATI seem to have resolved the issues that appeared early on during GPU fahcore development, and their new driver releases all work with the GPU Folding@home client. Given this fact, it is fairly safe to assume that any new driver releases will also work, and these posts are not as urgently required as they once were. I will however continue to maintain these driver release posts for reference, and to alert you to any potential problems.

The clients will work as expected with the new drivers.

The new HD2X00 cards are not yet supported by the GPU client and this will only be resolved by a new GPU client.

On some single GPU systems you will have to force the card detection by using the -gpu 0 flag.

It is recommended that when you start the GPU client (console or GUI versions) you watch the temperatures and current draws using ATItool or ATI Tray Tools to confirm that processing has actually begun on the GPU itself.

In order to guarantee that the GPU will initialise, the GUI window should be closed when starting the client.

Folding performance appears to be similar to v7.5

The following versions of Catalyst are known to work with the GPU client:
  • 6.5
  • 6.10 - 6.11
  • 7.2 - 7.6
The GPU client will work with these drivers with a significant performance hit:
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
The following drivers do not work at all with the GPU client:
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.12
  • 7.1

Tested with X1900XT 256 on Windows XP 32bit

For more information see this thread:
Catalyst™ 7.5 (now 7.6) Display Driver released

大意:
经测试7.6版与GPU客户端完全兼容。
新的HD2X00系列显卡,不支持现有GPU客户端。只有等新版本了。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-7-24 10:31:23 | 显示全部楼层
23 Jul, 2007
Catalyst 7.7 compatible with GPU client

The new Catalyst drivers released 2007/07/19, version 7.7 (8.391) appear to work successfully with the GPU client.

ATI seems to have resolved the issues that appeared early on during GPU fahcore development, and their new driver releases all work with the GPU Folding@home client. Given this fact, it is fairly safe to assume that any new driver releases will also work, and these posts are not as urgently required as they once were. I will however continue to maintain these driver release posts for reference, and to alert you to any potential problems.

The clients will work as expected with the new drivers.

The new HD2X00 cards are not yet supported by the GPU client and this will only be resolved by a new GPU client.

On some single GPU systems you will have to force the card detection by using the -gpu 0 flag.

It is recommended that when you start the GPU client (console or GUI versions) you watch the temperatures and current draws using ATItool or ATI Tray Tools to confirm that processing has actually begun on the GPU itself.

In order to guarantee that the GPU will initialise, the GUI window should be closed when starting the client.

Folding performance appears to be similar to v7.5/7.6. Many reports claim that the best performance is achieved with the v6.11 drivers (if your card is supported)

The following versions of Catalyst are known to work with the GPU client:
  • 6.5
  • 6.10 - 6.11
  • 7.2 - 7.7
The GPU client will work with these drivers with a significant performance hit:
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
The following drivers do not work at all with the GPU client:
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.12
  • 7.1

Tested with X1900XT 256 on Windows XP 32bit

For more information see this thread:
ATI Cats 7.7

大意:
经测试7.7版与GPU客户端完全兼容。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-8-23 10:48:25 | 显示全部楼层
8/22/2007 New Version for the PS3 now available
With Sony, we have released version 1.2 of the Folding@home client for the PS3. Updated features and functionalities that are part of this latest application update (v 1.2) include:

Support for Remote Play for PSP: Now Folding@home can be remotely operated through PSP utilizing the Remote Play feature of the PS3 system. With this feature, PS3 users are able to view on their PSP the exact same Folding@home information that is viewable on their PS3, complete with the map of the world and the protein that their particular system is simulating.
More Support for Additional Protein Simulations: Additional computation cores are now supported allowing Folding@home for PS3 to support a wider range of protein-folding simulations which further enhances the science needed to be performed to research diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Screensaver Mode: A screensaver mode can now be activated via the Settings menu in the Folding@home application, allowing PS3 users to consume slightly less power and to increase performance of protein-folding simulations.
Link to Project Description: A link has been added to the Information menu in the Folding@home application allowing users to quickly obtain additional information about the specific research project they are currently contributing to.
Protein Visualization Enhancements: All visualization modes have been enhanced with improved shading, highlighting and focus effects, including: Tapioca displays the protein as a smooth surface with improved shading and depth; Caviar displays the protein as a smooth surface with defined edges; Licorice displays only the protein's bonds and Backbone which emphasizes specific sections of the protein that are of the most scientific interest to researchers.
Advanced Participation Mode: Advanced participation mode allows Stanford University to send simulations of varying computational lengths to PS3 users. Because the simulations in this mode can take significantly longer, Advanced Mode is only recommended for contributors who run Folding@home for at least eight hours per day.
Of particular excitement for us is the abilty to have accelerated GB/SA simulations. We can now run calcaultions which were first run on FAH in October of 2000 at about 200x to 500x speed increase -- a pretty amazing feat and something we're very excited about. We are reading new GB work units to go out and will report on their progress as time goes on.
大意:
发布PS3 Folding@home 1.2版客户端。更新如下:
支持PSP的远程显示。(相当于把PSP当无线显示器,PSP并不参与计算,我觉得蛮鸡肋的一个功能)
支持更多的蛋白质模拟。更新了计算内核,可以支持更多方面的模拟。例如阿兹海莫氏症的研究。
支持屏保功能。可以在Settings菜单进行设置,此功能可以提高CPU利用率,建议开启。
加入当前项目信息链接。在Information菜单里。
强化了蛋白质显示功能。支持更多特效,显示画面更漂亮了。
加入发烧友模式。此模式允许客户端下载超级任务包。官方要求参与者的日平均计算时间不得低于8小时,才可参加。
已经开始支持GB/SA模拟模式。比PC机快200 ~ 500倍。

译者注:官方终于更新新闻了。正如官方许诺的,硬件升级完毕,开始升级软件了。括号内文字仅代表个人牢骚,不代表官方意见。
CnBeta的相关帖子地址如下。有心人可以去顶帖哈!
http://www.cnbeta.com/articles/37098.htm

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发表于 2007-8-23 18:56:41 | 显示全部楼层
psp  要是能加入那就真的好了  随身携带哈哈随时计算  我想可能计算的成都不会很大吧
发表于 2007-8-23 20:05:47 | 显示全部楼层
电池供电的东西拿来跑计算也太...
 楼主| 发表于 2007-8-25 21:25:05 | 显示全部楼层
8/24/2007 Are you having problems with the accessing the forum? Here's a fix:
Some people are apparently still having problems accessing forum.folding-community.org, which is run and hosted by community volunteers. Below is the workaround that the forum administrators have posted regarding the problem. Basically, if you delete one cookie, you should be able to see the site again.

It appears that the database driving the forum software is having a few problems with its tracking of sessions. If you do try and login you will most likely be presented by a blank page, and any subsequent visits to pages on this forum will cause the same thing to happen. If this happens to you, you need to delete the session_id cookie for forum.folding-community.org, the name of the cookie is phpbb2fah_sid, then restart your browser to make sure.
大意:
如果你无法访问论坛,请吧cookie文件phpbb2fah_sid,删除应该就可以了。

Updated again Aug 31, 2007: Some changes have been made and some people who were blocked previously have been able to login. If you have been unable to log on due to this "white-screen" problem, try the forum again and if it still fails, notify someone who can let us know. If you CAN get on, no notification is necessary -- and welcome back. -b

大意:
论坛访问已经恢复正常。

[ 本帖最后由 vmzy 于 2007-9-3 11:46 编辑 ]

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-9-3 11:44:23 | 显示全部楼层
Catalyst 7.8 compatible with GPU client

The new Catalyst drivers released 2007/08/13, version 7.8 (8.401) appear to work successfully with the GPU client.

ATI seems to have resolved the issues that appeared early on during GPU fahcore development, and their new driver releases all work with the GPU Folding@home client. Given this fact, it is fairly safe to assume that any new driver releases will also work, and these posts are not as urgently required as they once were. I will however continue to maintain these driver release posts for reference, and to alert you to any potential problems.

The clients will work as expected with the new drivers.

The new HD2X00 cards are not yet supported by the GPU client and this will only be resolved by a new GPU client.

On some single GPU systems you will have to force the card detection by using the -gpu 0 flag.

It is recommended that when you start the GPU client (console or GUI versions) you watch the temperatures and current draws using ATItool or ATI Tray Tools to confirm that processing has actually begun on the GPU itself.

In order to guarantee that the GPU will initialise, the GUI window should be closed when starting the client.

Folding performance appears to be slightly slower than previous drivers. Many reports claim that the best performance is achieved with the v6.11 drivers (if your card is supported)

The following versions of Catalyst are known to work with the GPU client:
  • 6.5
  • 6.10 - 6.11
  • 7.2 - 7.8
The GPU client will work with these drivers with a significant performance hit:
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
The following drivers do not work at all with the GPU client:
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.12
  • 7.1

Tested with X1900XT 256 on Windows XP 32bit
大意:
ATI 7.8版催化剂驱动,与GPU客户端完全兼容。

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发表于 2007-9-4 03:06:11 | 显示全部楼层
哎,什么时候才做个支持 HD2X00的GPU Client啊. CPU算实在是太慢了.

[ 本帖最后由 zhengyimuu 于 2007-9-4 06:45 编辑 ]
 楼主| 发表于 2007-9-11 14:23:37 | 显示全部楼层
10 Sep, 2007
Catalyst 7.9 compatible with GPU client

The new Catalyst drivers released 2007/09/10, version 7.9 (8.411) appear to work successfully with the GPU client.

ATI seems to have resolved the issues that appeared early on during GPU fahcore development, and their new driver releases all work with the GPU Folding@home client. Given this fact, it is fairly safe to assume that any new driver releases will also work, and these posts are not as urgently required as they once were. I will however continue to maintain these driver release posts for reference, and to alert you to any potential problems.

The clients will work as expected with the new drivers.

The new HD2X00 cards are not yet supported by the GPU client and this will only be resolved by a new GPU client.

On some single GPU systems you will have to force the card detection by using the -gpu 0 flag.

It is recommended that when you start the GPU client (console or GUI versions) you watch the temperatures and current draws using ATItool or ATI Tray Tools to confirm that processing has actually begun on the GPU itself.

In order to guarantee that the GPU will initialise, the GUI window should be closed when starting the client.

Folding performance appears to be similar to 7.8. Many reports claim that the best performance is achieved with the v6.11 drivers (if your card is supported)

The following versions of Catalyst are known to work with the GPU client:
  • 6.5
  • 6.10 - 6.11
  • 7.2 - 7.9
The GPU client will work with these drivers with a significant performance hit:
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
The following drivers do not work at all with the GPU client:
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.12
  • 7.1

Tested with X1900XT 256 on Windows XP 32bit

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-9-13 23:14:45 | 显示全部楼层
9/12/2007 Unplanned network outage
There was a network outage today. Everything in FAH is up and running, except for the web site. We are working to get that back up and expect to have it back up on Thursday morning PST. We have been keep a close eye on the stats and all looks fine there. For those who are curious, here's what happened:

At 11:45 a.m. today, a contractor cut a cable to Forsythe Hall resulting in a disruption of university computer service. There was no disruption to 911 service at either the university or Stanford Hospital. Interim recovery procedures were in effect at 1:45 p.m., according to the Forsythe emergency operations center. Faculty and staff using the network may experiences periodic network problems throughout the day as the university works to repair the damage.

Some buildings at the medical school (and perhaps more broadly) are having an unplanned network outage. We're working with them to see what we can do. For now, we're mainly waiting on them, while we investigate other possible fixes.

For the most part, FAH's built in redundancies in our server-side backend is working well, so I think we'll be ok, but just a heads up to all the folders (and especially in case the networking gets worse and we can't post updates).
大意:
临时断网,官方正在维修。

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-9-17 10:21:25 | 显示全部楼层
FAH小道消息
1、新版SMP客户端开发完毕,即将发布。
2、PS3 1.3版客户端开发完毕,即将发布。
3、即将对AS(任务分配)服务器,进行调整,为V6版客户端做准备。
4、9月16号,FAH即时计算速度达到1 Petaflop。
5、未来将在PS3版客户端中加入对GPU计算的支持,届时计算速度会上一个台阶。

[ 本帖最后由 vmzy 于 2007-9-18 13:25 编辑 ]

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 楼主| 发表于 2007-9-28 17:40:58 | 显示全部楼层
发布V6测试版。
由于架构变动过大,不推荐新手使用该测试版客户端。

更新概要:
支持密码功能,防止重名现象。当前,只用用户名识别用户,可能会出现多个人使用一个名字的问题。
支持SMP,win平台暂未实现。
客户端开始运行时不再,benchmark了,因为现在可以直接侦测CPU频率了。

详细信息见官方下载页面。

FAH近期将与NIH合作全面开展抗癌药物研究。如果成功,可以攻克癌症。

客户端可以选择,任务包大小限制,包括small(<5MB),normal(<10MB),big(>10MB)。看了官方又要加大任务包了。不过鉴于当前的网络状况,不推荐大家使用big选项。

[ 本帖最后由 vmzy 于 2007-9-28 18:21 编辑 ]

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