With the United Devices project coming to a halt, I've decided that we will join a good cause by starting a Guru3D Folding@Home Team. To track/see our current Team ranking position click here. Currently we are researching cures for Alzheimer so this truly is a fantastic project. It would be great if you could donate CPU/GPU time in this project. Let's proof we are true Guru's and will rank high in the charts. Who's with Guru3D? You are? Good! Then download the client, insert your nickname and insert the Guru3D Team number: 69411 setup of the client is EASY ! I have started a Folding information page here. Can I use this on any platform? Pretty much Yes. Currently Standford supports Windows, Linux, OSX, PS3. GPUs (ATI/Nvidia) are exclusive to Windows. What Clients are there and what are the differences? Almost all Clients come in two versions: GUI (Graphical User Interface) - It displays a windows where you can edit all the parameters for the F@H Client. CLI (Command Line Interface) - It is a no-nonsense client that is configured using the Command window. Available Client types are: Classic Client - It is a set-and-forget type where it will be using only one core/thread of your CPU. It works on all platforms. GPU2 Client - It is a high performance Client which uses the GPU to process the WU instead of the CPU. Officially, it is supported on Windows only. GPU3 BETA Client - It is a high performance Client which uses the GPU to process the WU instead of the CPU. Officially, it is supported on Windows only. (Unofficially, it can run on Linux: <Click>) SMP2 BETA Client - It is a high performance Client that is available in CLI Version only. It runs on all platforms and can use 100% of the CPU or less, depending on how you configure it. It works on all platforms. Note: BETA Clients are not finalized so you can expect a few rough edges. If found, please report them in the Official Folding Forum. Which is the fastest Client(s)? All Clients use the same FahCore_XX.exe (it will vary according to the OS and WU type) to process the WU so there is hardly any difference. The CLI version is a no-nonsense one and under some conditions, can be easier to setup when compared to GUI version. Note: When a new FahCore Version is released, it may decrease/increase the time taken to process the WU. Which Client(s) should I use? You should first choose the Client Version: GUI Client - It has its own installer and will place the necessary shortcuts. But its simplicity can be taken at a cost as the GUI Client may interfere with some games and may affect Client performance and stability which is why the console Client is usually recommended in those cases. Do note that when using GPU intensive applications, you should either exit or pause the Client. CLI Client - Shows progress in a simple Command window, also it can be setup as a service regardless of who's logged in. The downside is that it's slightly more complex to install and you'll have to make all your own shortcuts. This doesn't have a pause feature like the GUI Client. After you have decided what Version of F@H Client you want, you should then choose what Client type you want. These are my suggestions for choosing a F@H Client: Use Classic Client if: 1) System isn't running 24/7 2) You want a set-and-forget client that doesn't need any monitoring 3) Not savvy for points and would like to do your best with the least amount of effort 4) Points aren't your priority 5) You want F@H to remain unobtrusive Note - If you have a powerful system but run it for <15 hours, you can install multiple Classic Clients (one per CPU) Use GPU2 Client if: (Officially on Windows Only) 1) You have a discrete GPU (preferred Nvidia Non-Fermi only (Fermi isn't supported) due to current situation with GPU2 Client) 2) System is on for 15+ hours 3) Would like to get some more points with some effort Use GPU3 BETA Client if: (Officially on Windows Only; Unofficially, it can run on Linux: Details) 1) You have a discrete GPU (preferred Nvidia Fermi as they give high Points when compared to Non-Fermi) 2) System is on for 10+ hours 3) Would like to get some more points with some effort Use SMP2 BETA Client if: (normal; Details) 1) You have a powerful system 2) Know their way around with F@H cores 3) System is on 24/7 4) Would like to contribute significantly to F@H in terms of scientific value and get the advantage of high points Use SMP2 BETA Client if: (bigadv; Details) 1) You have an extremely powerful system 2) Know their way around with F@H cores 3) System is folding 24/7 4) Would like to contribute the most to F@H in terms of scientific value plus get the advantage of massive points How do I install my Client(s)? Quick Classic Client Installation Guide: <Click> Detailed Classic Client Installation Guide: <Click> Detailed GPU2 Client Installation Guide: <Click> GPU2 -> GPU3 Transition Guide For Windows + Link To Linux: <Click> Detailed SMP2 Client Installation Guide: <Click> Additional Detailed Guides: <Click> Note: The Guru3D Team number is: 69411 Currently, the Nvidia GPUs outperform the ATI GPUs by a significant margin. This will hopefully change in the future If the SMP2 Client isn't configured with the -smp flag, it will download the Classic Client WU and FahCore which will only use one core of your CPU regardless of how many you have If you use the SMP2 Client, you should use the passkey so that you can take advantage of the Bonus Point system If you have chosen to install the GPU Client on an ATI GPU system, you should be using Environment Variables to maximize the Client efficiency: <Click> You can check your score at either Standford's site or the Extreme Over Clocking Folding at Home stats. Standfords Stats page: The Guru of 3D Teams Stats. EOC Page:The Guru of 3D Stats page.