Folding on a Dual Processor Mac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by invaLPsion, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. invaLPsion macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2004
    The Northlands
    I know that you can do two proteins at once but I need step by step directions on how to do it and keep both processors folding. (The directions @Folding@Home are confusing)
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It can be as simple as running some code (one for each processor in separate folders) in a shell script, such as:

    ./fah4 -local -advmethods -forceasm
    but I keep a Terminal window open while that's running. There is also the matter of having the local work folder inside the folder which holds the code. If you want it to run invisibly, there is much more to it.
  3. DrBoar macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2003
    1. Create two folders containing the CLI version of Fold at home

    2. Open the terminal and type CDspace "cd "

    3. Drag one of the folders to the terminal and then do a return in the terminal. the line in the terminal should read something like
    "cd /Users/yourname/Desktop/Folder1"

    4. In the terminal type "./fah4 -local" this will start the whole thing

    or to be more verbose:
    ./fah4 tells start (./) Folding at home (fah4)
    Use the preferences in the same folder as the applications ( -local)
    Without the local it will use the same preferenses for both clients and that is not good at all.

    5-7. Repeat for the second folder

    Hope it helps

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