Download older versions of Folding@home

Below we have listed the older versions of the Folding@home software. We recommend the latest version of our software, V7, available from our homepage.

If you would like to run an older v6 client, please review the following for help in deciding what type of client to run. For help with the installation of an older version of the Folding@home software, we provide both installation guides (book icon) and FAQs (question mark icon).

Please see the Main FAQ for information on user and team names.

Uniprocessor clients

Recommended software (based on information furnished by your browser)

Operating system Version # Click to download Installation instructions License info (legal stuff) MD5-sum

Linux (x86) and BSD *combined uniprocessor (CPU) and SMP2 client* (64-bit build) 6.34
adb1d9fe89b141da4f4f0b639c04b0bf
Released: 2010-02-23

Linux (x86) and BSD *combined uniprocessor (CPU) and SMP client* (32-bit build; 64-bit OS required for SMP) 6.02
112b3d66909050f1bb990993a1464cb9
Released: 2008-07-02

Other available clients

Operating system Version # Click to download Installation instructions License info (legal stuff) MD5-sum

Windows
Windows XP/Vista/7/2003/2008
System tray (Systray) client installer with optional viewer
6.23 fd09f54dace35ad79e360678dd2ab915
Released: 2008-11-26

Windows XP/Vista/7/2003/2008
Console client only zip file (with Windows-service-install option). Uninstall any existing FAH services made with pre 6.23 clients before updating.

 

6.23 38680dde7b97fd49e51eca3ab0d31a50
Released: 2008-11-26

MacintoshThe OS-X v6 clients have been deprecated and there is no work for them at this time. Please use the V7 client, available on our homepage.

What are the different types of clients?

The Console client runs in the background and is launched from a terminal window (command line i.e. DOS window), to which they output text messages about the simulation’s progress. The graphical clients (former GUI or current System Tray) run in the background and has a graphics window interface that allows you to see the protein being simulated. High Performance beta clients are detailed below.

V6 SMP and GPU “High Performance Clients”

High Performance Windows Clients page

Please note that these are beta clients, and are likely to have some rough edges, but we expect that they should work reasonably well for all donors. Please be careful. These v6 clients were testing our SMP and GPU methods, and we’ve smoothed out many of their bugs in our V7 client. The GPU and SMP/multicore clients are high performance clients, so they use more system resources, but are also much more productive. Please consider the use of these clients carefully.

Finally, note that while the points per day (PPD) for these clients are higher than the classic client, they can require a lot more maintenance due to their experimental or beta nature. If you would prefer to have a client which runs as smoothly as possible, we suggest you run our main V7 software.

High Performance Clients

There are several types of high performance clients. SMP refers to multi-core CPUs. GPU3 refers to the latest generation Folding@home GPU client. Also note the V7 Folding@home client has these functions (SMP and GPU) built in and will not require a special individual clients.

Operating system Version # Click to download Installation instructions License info (legal stuff) MD5-sum

Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU3 (required for Fermi and AMD 6xxx) System tray client with special viewer for NVIDIA GPU’s (installer msi).

 

6.41 690e91725987500817aa61f3b631e824
Released: 2011-01-26

Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU3 (required for Fermi and AMD 6xxx) no-nonsense console client. 6.41 9ebca50f5ac714ce8fda5355a637027b
Released: 2011-04-25

Windows: V6 GPU2 (ATI 5xxx only; nVidia) clients
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU2 System tray client (installer msi) 6.23 0aaf8a8dfdeebbedd37ae2b896c965f5
Released: 2008-11-26

Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 GPU2 System tray client with special viewer for NVIDIA GPU’s (installer msi) 6.23 b95e7a9d8806f82967553cdafa0db354
Released: 2008-11-26

Windows XP/2003 GPU2 Console client. Uninstall any existing FAH services made with pre 6.20 clients before updating.

 

6.23 c20900b43f66056887a5193e2009b090
Released: 2008-11-26

Windows Vista/7 GPU2 Console client (Note: Vista/7 does not permit running as a service). Uninstall any existing FAH services made with pre 6.20 clients before updating.

 

6.23 8d666584d97916e47ffa860fce93876e
Released: 2008-11-26

Windows: V6 Beta SMP2/CPU clients

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 SMP2 client console version
Read this Install Guide first!
(and Passkey Information)
6.34 (32-bit or 64-bit) FAQ 110c2e5ece8d9f5d5dc68da4a2725105
Released: 2011-02-23

Must run with -smp for SMP mode. See this wiki page for info on running the console with switches.

Linux 64-bit SMP2 client console version
Read this Install Guide first!
(and Passkey Information)
6.34 (64-bit) FAQ 06f954ea832505d45566cc0be47158eb
Released: 2011-02-23

Must run with -smp for SMP mode. See this wiki page for info on running the console with switches.

Older (deprecated) Windows: V6 Beta SMP2/CPU clients

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 SMP2 client console version
Read this Install Guide first!
(and Passkey Information)
6.30 (32-bit or 64-bit) FAQ 5a8657227cb749ed2656264fe75326b1
Released: 2010-07-27

Must run with -smp for SMP mode. See this wiki page for info on running the console with switches.

Drop-in binary for current Windows SMP2 console client (6.30).
MD5: 067ca01c02bbdebc2eba5f2110210702

Older clients (for Windows 98/ME, older Power PC machines)

We have kept a few older clients available for download in order to handle older machines and operating systems. We do not recommend these clients for more recent computers. Please go to our older client download page for older clients and more information.

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Last Updated on July 15, 2013, at 10:41 AM

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