Shutting down isn't a problem - it saves checkpoints and you can set how often (by default you'll lose no more than 15 mins work). Presumably you get extra security in a container? I'm just running it as installed by the deb files.
I have given up with GPU computing, especially since the drivers I need break my games. Those of you with NVIDIA cards will probably fair better. Hamish On 25/03/2020 08:48, Terry Coles wrote: > On Monday, 23 March 2020 16:47:37 GMT Tim Waugh wrote: >> In case you haven't seen stories about this elsewhere, I thought I'd share >> a couple of projects which may help us all out of this mess by harnessing >> otherwise-idle CPU/GPU time. >> >> https://foldingathome.org/covid19/ >> http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ >> >> I'm running the folding@home client in a Docker container on the >> Linux-based microserver I have at home, using this Dockerfile: >> https://github.com/RedHat-EMEA-SSA-Team/fahclient-container >> >> You can 'docker run' it with '-p 7396:7396' to be able to see its (simple) >> web interface. > Hi, > > I have three PCs here which could run either of these tools; one Linux > desktop, one Windows Gaming Machine and one Windows Laptop, now sadly slowly > dying from mechanical failures. > > However, only one of these machines could possibly be run 24/7 and > unfortunately that's the ancient laptop. The other two are in bedrooms. > What > happens to the calculations with these tools if the host is shut-down for the > night? Is everything lost, only the current calculation lost or do they > cache > the partial result and carry on from there? > > I control two of the above machines and although the gaming one belongs to my > son, I should be able to persuade him to run one or the other of the tools, > since AIUI, they don't use CPU cycles when the machine is actually being used. > > I did a search of the FAQs on both sites but couldn't find the answer to the > shutdown question. > > BTW. What are the benefits of running these tools in a container as opposed > to > just installing them? >
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