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[Sticky] Guide to VPS Folding
Sign up for Digital Ocean https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=5814ebea2a12
Use my refferal link if you want to help the cause, I plan on using any credit i get to create more folding instances
Search google for the current promo codes to get a 10 - 20 $ credit
Use putty ( freeware ) to log in to your droplet, your password and ip are sent to your email.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
wget --no-check-certificate https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-testing-64bit/v7.3/fahclient_7.3.6_amd64.deb
wget --no-check-certificate https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fahcontrol/debian-testing-64bit/v7.3/fahcontrol_7.3.6-1_all.deb
During this next step you will be asked for your [email protected] username , team number ( 224497 for Curecoin Team ) , and your private passkey - have your passkey ready
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahclient_7.3.6_amd64.deb --- This is the one that prompts for your user detials - Use the autostart option and full folding power
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahcontrol_7.3.6-1_all.deb
sudo /etc/init.d/FAHClient start --- Should not be nessacary if you choose autostart
sudo /etc/init.d/FAHClient log --- This will display your stats on the current work unit
Thats it ! Done, you now have a headless linux folding VPS
Note - There are new clients being worked on currently
A few questions.
#1 Will any Digital Ocean plan work just as well as another, or will I get better results from a more expensive plan? If so, how much better? (which plan do you recommend?)
#2 Will a new core I7 6 core (12 threads) 32gb ram and gtx780 with SSD give me much better results than a VPS? If so, approx how much better?
#3 Will your client run just like the current folding @ home client with respect to performance gain/loss with the same hardware? For example, would the most powerful [email protected] rig also be the most powerful Curecoin rig?
I'll leave # 1 and 2 for you to find out. There's extensive information about it all over the web in regards to [email protected] That's been out there for a while and there are lots of enthusiasts who build and test all kinds of setups and post about it.
About #3, Are you comparing the curecoin folding vs
a. the regular fah client?
b. mining curecoin via sha256
Please clarify your question if it's neither of these.
a. Yes, they should be one and the same. I don't think curecoin is looking to release its own client for fah.
b. No, both sides have severely different code running and they would not be the same.
I've set one up for fun, just the smallest one. Took me a bit to get the remote access working to control it from my main panel.
So far, it seems to bounce between 500-1000 PPD. Not bad for 5 bucks a month. I would guess that's the per-core performance and scaling up would go accordingly.
Maybe at launch I'll scale it to 24 CPUs for a while to see how it does 😀
Dime, thank you for the reply. I think I understand now.
So SHA256 is ASICs and folding is GPU. The folding will be done using the FAH client, and can also be done with servers. SHA256 requires specialized ASIC miners.
One thing I don't get though is why does there needs to be any SHA256 if they are all premined already?
Sorry if this is a newb question, but it was my understanding that premined projects did not need any "securing" of the network like "mined" coins did.
It's not completely premined. At the moment (subject to change), I've been told that it will be somewhere around 85% premined for folding and 15% for miners. The 15% will be there as an incentive for people to run clients to keep the network verifying at a fast rate.
As an update, my VPS settled in around 1500 PPD, give or take. An amusing few extra points, though it is kind of dwarfed by GPUs.