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How do I run DietPi-Software and install optimised software?

To install any of the DietPi optimised software listed below run from the command line:


Choose Software Optimised and select one or more items. Finally click on Install. DietPi will do all the necessary steps to install and start these software items.

DietPi software

To see all the DietPi configurations options, review DietPi Tools section.

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Folding@home is a project focused on disease research.
The problems which are solved require so many computer calculations that help from the community is needed to find the cures!

By default, our installation will add you to the DietPi team group, however, you can change this in the web interface at any time.

Folding@Home web interface screenshot

The web interface is accessible via the port 7396 on the machine running the computation, e.g. this could be:
URL = http://<your.IP>:7396

The configuration is located in the file /mnt/dietpi_userdata/fahclient/config.xml.
You can change the configuration with the following steps:

  1. Stop services with dietpi-services stop
  2. Edit /mnt/dietpi_userdata/fahclient/config.xml
  3. Save changes and restart services with dietpi-services start

Folding@Home has a logging feature which outputs into the journal logging system. The logs can be viewed via:

journalctl -u fahclient

In addition to the power slider in the web interface the user can influence the number of jobs that run on the system.
The example config given below has 3 job slots, ideal for a 6 core CPU (allowing 2 CPU cores per job slot):

  <!-- Slot Control -->
  <power v='FULL'/>

  <!-- User Information -->
  <user v='Fourdee'/>

  <!-- Folding Slots -->
  <slot id='0' type='CPU'/>
  <slot id='1' type='CPU'/>
  <slot id='2' type='CPU'/>

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