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Getting Started with [email protected] and CureCoin is easy. Follow this illustrated guide and you'll be Earning CureCoins and Contributing to Research in no time.

Introduction:
Video Tutorial: Getting Started Folding

Windows:
Step 1: Easy: Install the Google Chrome Folding WebApp (First Time or CPU-only Users)
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Advanced: Install the Full Folding Client (Use CPU and GPU for Maximum Points)
Step 2: Register with the Folding Pool

Linux:

Step 1: See the Linux Install Guide from [email protected], remembering to set up your identity and team.
Step 2: Register with the Folding Pool

Mac OSX:

Step 1: See the OSX Install Guide from [email protected], remembering to set up your identity and team.
Step 2: Register with the Folding Pool


Some notes:

Estimating PPD
You may have to wait a few hours for your PPD to normalize. If you see something like 1679 or 1671 for your PPD on a GPU, give it a few hours, see how well it does. Also, you will not see your stats on [email protected] until you complete a WU, and you will not receive points on the folding pool until after stanford has recorded your WU and our update system has run.

How the folding pool processes earnings
Stanford creates stats pages multiple times a day which contain all user data. Once a day, a server on our end downloads this stat page, and compares it to the one it downloaded 24 hours prior. The change in points that each user shows is then recorded as their 24 hour point increase. The folding pool, when it does its payouts, downloads this user data from our stats collection server, and adds up all the users to get a total. It then divides each user's 24-hour points by the total to get their percent contribution. This percent contribution is then multiplied by the total payout for the day (7488 CURE) and that amount is added to the account.

As a result, it is possible that you will not get any Curecoins until 48 hours after you submit a workunit.

 

Click Here for CPU Only

Windows (CPU + GPU):

Head over to https://folding.stanford.edu/home/the-software, and click on the “Start Folding” button.



A window will appear, prompting you with additional details. Click on the ‘Download’ button to download the [email protected] installer.



After downloading, start the executable either by clicking on the download or by browsing to your Downloads folder. For Chrome, the download will show up at the bottom left corner of the window. For Firefox, the download will appear under the ‘Downloads’ button at the top right of the window. In Internet Explorer, you will receive an action prompt, click on run.



After opening the application, you will be prompted with a UAC prompt, as shown below. Click on ‘Yes’:



The installer will then open.



Agree to the License Agreement:



Click through the prompts, choosing the “Express Install” option.








After clicking “Finish” on the installer, a webpage will open, prompting you for account setup. Click on “Set up an identity”, and then the “Start Folding” button.



At this point, open a new tab (Control + t) or a new window (Control + n), and browse to: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py. Enter your desired username, and your email address. Then, click on the ‘Get Passkey’ button.


Check your email, and double-check that the username is spelled (including capitalization) exactly as you want it. Copy the passkey from the email (highlight the entire passkey, which should be 32 characters long, and press Control + c). Then, navigate back to the [email protected] configuration page (which popped up after installation) and fill out your username (exactly as shown in the email), “224497” for the team number, and then paste your passkey into the passkey box. Click “Save”.

 



Now, you should see that folding has started! If you want to earn maximum points, drag the slider from “Medium” to “Full” as shown below:



If your machine has both a CPU and one or more GPUs, they should all show on this page.
If you are happy with how the folding is performing and do not wish to do any additional tweaks, you can scroll down to the section “Pool Setup”. Please remember that, to access this folding control application in the future, you can navigate to http://folding.stanford.edu/client/. If you wish to use your computer for processor-intensive applications (such as gaming, rendering videos, etc.), you can click on the “Stop Folding” button in the web control panel to stop folding. Later, you can click on “Start Folding” to resume where you left off. Note that simply closing your browser will not stop the folding.

If you would rather have more precise control over your folders, you can navigate to the FAHControl application:



This application provides additional control over your folding, and allows you to make changes such as the number of CPU cores dedicated to folding. Right-click on items in the “Folding Slots” section to start/stop/finish jobs.

Fold” will resume folding.
Pause” will pause the current job.
Finish” will finish the job, and not request a new one, until “Fold” is clicked again. After finishing, it will appear as paused.
On Idle” will set the slot to only run when your computer is idle (not being used).
View” will open the FAHViewer application to visualize your molecule(s) that are folding. Please note that this visualization does take up CPU/GPU cycles to calculate, and will slow down folding when opened.



Windows Setup (CPU Only + Chrome):

If you only have a CPU, you can generally get more points per day by using the Chrome-based extension. If you followed the above guide, you do NOT need to do the following steps. Skip down to "Pool Setup."

For this setup, you will need a Google account. If you have a YouTube account, a Gmail account, or a Google+ account, you are good to go. If you do not have one, sign up for one at https://accounts.google.com/signup?service=mail. Make sure you are signed into Chrome: (If you are signed in, it will say "Signed is as <email> ...". If not, it will offer you to "Sign in to Chrome...".)



After signing in, head over to https://chrome.google.com/webstore. Type "FAH" into the search box, and press Enter.



Click on the "+ FREE" button to install the Google [email protected] Chrome Extension.



You will be prompted to confirm, click on "Add".



Chrome will likely open a new tab for you, showing all of your installed apps. However, you can also create a new tab (Control + t), and go to chrome://apps to access your app home page. Click on "[email protected]".




At this point, open a new tab (Control + t) or a new window (Control + n), and browse to: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py. Enter your desired username, and your email address. Then, click on the ‘Get Passkey’ button.



Check your email, and double-check that the username is spelled (including capitalization) exactly as you want it. Copy the passkey from the email (highlight the entire passkey, which should be 32 characters long, and press Control + c). Then, navigate back to the [email protected] configuration page (the Chrome extension page) and fill out your username (exactly as shown in the email), “224497” for the team number, and then paste your passkey into the passkey box. Click “Save”.



Now you are folding for Team Curecoin! Finally, to increase your folding speed, drag the slider under "Folding Power" from "Medium" to "Full". If you want to use your computer and it is being laggy, consider sliding this back to "Medium" or even "Light". If you want to a processing-intensive task such as gaming, video editing/rendering, etc., then you can click the "Stop Folding" button. Unlike the normal web control, the Chrome extension WILL stop folding if you close the [email protected] tab.



Clicking on "Stop Folding" will allow you to pause your folding WUs (Work Units).

Pool Setup:



Once you have your computer folding proteins, you need a way to earn Curecoins! Navigate to https://www.cryptobullionpools.com/. From there, click on “Register” at the top:



Then fill out the form, making sure to keep your username identical (including capitalization) to that setup in your folding client. If unsure, check the passkey email.



Then, login to the pool!



Within 48 hours of completing your first workunit, you will see Curecoins accumulating in your account!

While patiently waiting, take a look through some other Knowledge Base articles below to learn more, or drop by the Chat or Forums to say "Hello" to other CureCoin folders.


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