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Dumping a specific WU

Discussion in 'Software' started by Nico_Palm, May 24, 2011.

  1. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    hey guys,

    I'll start a new small thread for this one.

    the new V7 client is a little buggy with dumping bad WU's. and I have one that i need to dump manually.

    They say on the F@H forum if it wont automatically dump, to use the shortcut flags to dump it manually.

    I currently have WU00 that needs to be dumped, and WU02 that is good and being worked on as I type.

    how would I go about dumping 00 without affecting 02?

    Please and thanks :)
  2. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    Forgot to mention,

    I know i'm supposed to use this flag: --dump <number | 'all'>

    but not quite sure exactly how it's supposed to be typed to keep from messing everything up. I've had enough problems for 1 week :) lol
  3. noprob

    noprob Corporal

    [hijack] for someone who has just began using the Folding@home client you sure dive right in,puts me in mind of why I'm still folding. :major [/hijack]

    I have not ever used that flag or option [-dump]

    I prefer to use the flag/option -oneunit ,thereafter once that WU is finished stopping the client in question, then deleting the *Work folder,all FAH log files,queue.dat and unitinfo.txt,but just doing the work folder should suffice (doing what you request) I just rid the others to start fresh as if my first time ever folding,plus it just feels right or clean,not sure exactly how to relate properly.

    starting the client back up it automagically creates a new fresh work folder and all the rest.

    fold on

    [hijack] for your consideration stats on GTX 275 and 2x 8800GS Alpha Dog Edition GPU's [/hijack]
  4. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    Well, i've had some bad luck this week and was forced unwillingly into diving into the deep end. Now if I can just keep my head above water :-D

    So far I'm enjoying F@H quite a bit. I love learning new things, especially when it involves lots of power and going fast. So this was a calling for me. And like my car, i feel the urge to squeeze every last bit of power I can from my PC just for self-gratification.

    but once I've squeezed all that power from it, what good purpose can it all serve? F@H is a very good cause for my power.

    Also, thanks for the clearing of the work folder Idea. I hadn't even thought of that but it is much simpler.
  5. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    I don't know why you're using v7 as v6 is exactly the same code except for the ease in setting things up.
  6. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    If you want the truth.. It's because I gave up trying to get FahMon to work with the V6 client. I tried everything and it still said N/A in every box. :-D

    So I said screw it, and started using V7 on NoProb's recommendation in one of my previous threads.

    If I could get the FahMon Working for me, then I wouldnt care which client I was using to be honest.

    They both run the same WU's at the same speed.
  7. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    How about using HFM instead? It's an excellent f@h monitor and very configurable too, much superior to fahMon which hasn't been worked on for quite a while, plus is essential to figuring bonuses instead of going to the bonus calculator for that info.

    The main thing here is knowing where the log files are but you have to use v6 as Stanford doesn't want anyone parsing their logs anymore with v7, I'm not sure why either. At any rate, I'll continue with v6 and HFM as long as it lasts before being forced to switch which should be a fairly long time before they RTM v7.
  8. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    Yep I was just reading that HFM calculated Bonus PPD better than FahMon anyway. So i have the V6 client, and HFM installed. Just waiting for this WU to finish later tonight and I'll start giving it a try.

    I have 3 different tutorials bookmarkerd for setting up HFM, it seems to be pretty straight-forward.

    But then so did FahMon and I was hopeless :-D
  9. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    Ok so Fah6 is located At C:\Users\[name]\Fah6

    So I pointed HFM like so?

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  10. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist


    HFM is my pawn.

    I got stuck trying to set the -smp -advmethods -verbosity 9 flags..

    18 tries later I realize you have to make a shortcut of the client before you can add the flags :-D

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  11. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    It's OS dependant, my SMP2 is located here for W7:

    C:\FAH\FAHSMP\FAH6.34-win32-SMP.exe -smp -verbosity 9 -oneunit]
    Here's a GPU example:
    C:\FAH\FAH260\Folding@home-Win32-GPU.exe -gpu 1 -verbosity 9
    As you can see, I load into C:\ folders using the console version, then I know where everything is instead of loading a systray and who knows where that goes? My SMP is currently sleeping because I'm doing Rosetta ATM but I'm still folding GPU's as you can see from my stats.

    Rosetta project is ending for me today on my 930 and back to f@h whereas my 2600K will be online tomorrow after I get the new HS/F installed and get it properly OC'd to 4.5GHz at minimum though I'll be fine with that. I don't want the highest OC if it means jeopardizing the CPU's life. I can't afford dropping $340 everywhere.;):-D
  12. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    That should give you some nice numbers :)

    I've finally just cracked the top-15 producers, I hope to level off around 10th in a week or two. Then i'll take a day off and add the new motherboard and GPU.

    6kPPD is what I figure if I'm pushing 2k on the CPU and 4k on the GPU. Once I raise my OC though with the new board my CPU should move into the lower 2k PPD range.

    I'll be satisfied with that for now, then it's on to collecting parts for the new build.

    Regarding the placement of the client, should i move it directly to to the C drive with no sub-directories then?
  13. noprob

    noprob Corporal

    just to throw a monkey wrench to the conversation...

    this is my location of my Folding@home clients:



    I am not running SMP because of heat issues,but when funds are available I shall incorporate one of the self contained radiator type systems,either the H50 or one of the other ones I looked at which evades my memory at this moment.

    and the reason I place my folding clients on a different slice of my hard drive is just in case C: drive decides to belly up.

    HFM rocks! btw

    hi5 on the production Nico_Palm :major

    also I prefer the v6 client,my bad for the v7 recommendation

    fold on
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  14. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    No worries buddy ;)

    It got me into folding and thats all that matters. Now that I'm no longer a virgin in the folding world, i can move on to the big boy toys :) lol
  15. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    That's an excellent point man!
  16. Nico_Palm

    Nico_Palm Specialist

    Hmmm, well my second HD is basically blank, a 250Gb WD Caviar black with maybe 6Gb of data stored on it.

    would it be wise to move my client?

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