Folding@home Alessandro Stesi

Help [email protected] project with Secure Online Desktop

[email protected] is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics – the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of cancers and diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Ebola and COVID-19.

By enabling people across the world to run these simulations on their personal computers, the [email protected] project aims to help scientists better understand these processes and identify new opportunities for treatments.

Of course, you can run [email protected] as a virtual machine in an Secure Online Desktop cloud too. The [email protected] client is available in the Secure Online Desktop template library, so every Cloud Server users can use it to build their Virtual Machine. Here’s a quick guide to setting it up.

 

1. Build a virtual server using the [email protected] template

To get started, deploy a Virtual Server using this template. Modify CPU/RAM to your liking and build the VS.

Once the VS is up and running, ssh/console to VS and confirm that the fah service is running:

      [[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/FAHClient status

      fahclient is running with PID 1268

Edit config.xml  in /etc/fahclient directory and modify it to add the  <!– Remote Command Server –>  section, in which we can tell the client our remote IP address. Or do as I have done in this case, and allow access from all (0.0.0.0/0) but with a password:

[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/fahclient/config.xml

























With above config added, restart the fah service:

      [[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/FAHClient restart

      Stopping fahclient ... OK

      Starting fahclient ... OK

 

2. Install FAHControl

Next we are going to install FAHControl to your local desktop or laptop PC. It’s a GUI for controlling one or more [email protected] clients. You can learn more and get the installer from https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/installation-guides/

Once it’s installed, launch the application and you should see something similar to this:

folding-at-home-control

 

Now we can add our client running on the VS we deployed in Secure Online Desktop. You will need the public IP address of the VS, and ensure that you can reach port 36330.

Click the small Add button towards the bottom of the FAHControl client, and provide the Display Name, Hostname/IP address and the password you set earlier.

In the Configure section, under Identity tab specify your Name and our Team Number that is 259355 as reported below:

FAH-set Team Name

You should now see that FAHControl has connected and is working.

folding-at-home-control-2

To find more details about how it works, and other information about the [email protected] project, visit https://foldingathome.org/.

You can check our Team stats here: https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/259355 including your contribute.

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Please note that for help [email protected] project it is not mandatory to create a VPS on our Cloud, you can use your own PC to do that. The advantage to support [email protected] project  via our VPS is that, despite your PC, you can leave the process running all time and for instance you can allocate free resources (like CPU and RAM) you have free in your Cloud Server or SuperCloud subscription.

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