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    Distro purely for folding @home [Solved]


    I have a PC that I want to dedicate purely to folding@home can anybody suggest the ultimate and fastest distro to run just this process.
    The PC is an AMD athlon 2000+ with a chaintech ct-7njs ultra mobo with 512Mb PC 2100 DDR RAM and a Maxtor SATA HDD.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Folding? i dont exactly understand what you mean, but a fedora/redhat or mandrake sounds nice for it. Suse is also pretty nice, but its not worth much unless you get professional, which is a pretty penny

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    What does Folding@Home do? Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.
    Basically number crunching

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    Maybe a Stage1 Gentoo installation as minimal as possible, as in Internet only (no GUI)?

    That's what I'd guess.


    Folding@Home is a thing for DNA / Protein analysis, correct?

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    BeatrIX, Slackware, Gentoo and BSD can or must have minimal installs.

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    Arch installs minimally too. And is optimised to i686 architecture so is pretty nippy.

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    the folding clients are compiled for bug standard i386 so any minimalistic distro is best. Personaly i'd go with a bare bone debain install with the 2.6 kernel(has performance tweaks). BSD if you want to mess with the linux compatibility.

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    Thanks very much fellas your help is much appeciated

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