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Message 889 - Posted: 2 Jun 2012, 0:37:47 UTC
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A 64-bit Mac OS X app has been released. It uses less memory and is much faster than the older 32-bit app for Mac. Note that this was built with Xcode 4.0, and requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or greater. It will not run with 10.5 Leopard.

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Message 890 - Posted: 2 Jun 2012, 17:23:22 UTC - in response to Message 889.

Good!

What about providing native applications for FreeBSD? Especially 64-bit one? The overwhelming part of my current contribution to the project is due to the native 64-bit application compiled locally. It was not hard to adapt the siever for FreeBSD, I used the snapshot of sources from SourceForge. The unified context patch has 195 lines, mostly fixing the use of deprecated functions and headers. By the way, do you contribute your improvements back? For example, where one can find the sources (or patches) for the "new V5" siever?

The big problem with the current situation (for me) is that I have to maintain a lot of local hacks (hacked boinc-client, the scripts to do the actual work with a local siever, etc.). I would not describe the whole process as it will take pages, but in a nutshell, the sieving is done by locally non-boincified 16e siever and the 32-bit linux siever is used just to "check" the results and report it back to the server. The 32-bit linux siever is run via FreeBSD linux compatibility layer which is limited to 32-bit applications only (so it is not possible to run 64-bit optimized siever this way). The downside is that it is becoming quite tedious to maintain all local modifications. The V5 application (which, I believe, is more valuable then the standard 16e?) is also out of the play.

So, I am open to help you with the task (from answering any questions regarding FreeBSD up to providing temporary access to my FreeBSD machine or even compiling the application myself - if you trust me, of course :). It would be nice just to install stock boinc-client and define the usage limits without any dance that I have to do right now to contribute to the project!

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Message 891 - Posted: 2 Jun 2012, 18:44:19 UTC - in response to Message 890.

That explains your unusually short reported computation times. The validator raised a warning about that but of course validated since the results were good.

I will contact you shortly about creating a FreeBSD port.

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Message 892 - Posted: 3 Jun 2012, 2:32:23 UTC

My 2.8 GHz quad Mac Pro w/8 GB RAM gets very laggy running the old client, will the 64 bit client help at all in that regard?
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Message 893 - Posted: 3 Jun 2012, 6:01:55 UTC - in response to Message 892.

Likely yes since it requires less memory.

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Message 894 - Posted: 3 Jun 2012, 23:46:11 UTC - in response to Message 893.

Thank you.
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Message 895 - Posted: 4 Jun 2012, 9:47:15 UTC - in response to Message 891.

That explains your unusually short reported computation times. The validator raised a warning about that but of course validated since the results were good.


I was always wondering if it has attracted your attention or not :))) Less than 1 minute per task is a good speed! It could have being a quantum computing... but sadly it is not :(

I will contact you shortly about creating a FreeBSD port.


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