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Message 34564 - Posted: 19 May 2006, 12:51:21 UTC

A new App for Intel-based Macs is available on our Beta Test Page. It was built from the same code as the 4.58 Linux App, and should be way faster than our current official 4.46. How much faster exactly is left to you to find out.

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Message 34565 - Posted: 19 May 2006, 12:54:05 UTC

Looks like I've gotta rob a bank to get myself a Mac-Intel....

where's the PPC equivalent...? :sob:
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Message 34567 - Posted: 19 May 2006, 12:58:33 UTC

There is none (yet). Some part is coded in Assembler, which won't work on PPC.

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Message 34687 - Posted: 20 May 2006, 10:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 34564.

Perfect, this one is around 5 times faster than 4.46...keep up good work

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Message 34775 - Posted: 20 May 2006, 17:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 34687.

Perfect, this one is around 5 times faster than 4.46...keep up good work


Can you specify in detail about your Intel Mac specs and WU completed in seconds.....?

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Message 35018 - Posted: 21 May 2006, 12:48:22 UTC - in response to Message 34775.

of course...
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Message 36272 - Posted: 28 May 2006, 11:08:45 UTC - in response to Message 34564.

How much faster exactly is left to you to find out.

Happy Testing!

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If I can trust the CPU time/percent done numbers the beta app is at least 4 times faster than the standard app. Standard app was approx 7h/WU, current WU is at 10 min/11% done. (Mac Mini Dual Core, 1,66 GHz, 2GB RAM)

A huge improvement and a good reason to start crunching Einstein again.

Thanks a lot for this speedup




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Message 37169 - Posted: 5 Jun 2006, 6:17:46 UTC - in response to Message 34564.

A new App for Intel-based Macs is available on our Beta Test Page. It was built from the same code as the 4.58 Linux App, and should be way faster than our current official 4.46. How much faster exactly is left to you to find out.

Happy Testing!

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I am using iMac Core Duo 1.83 Mhz 1GB ram with other programs running and kids downloading. I am getting results of 4770 CPU sec. per WU. What is the best way to run 2 Boinc projects at once? Have them both at 100% and switch once an hour. With my Core Duo, I sometimes have 2 of either Seti or Einstein running, or sometimes I have one of each running.
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Message 37193 - Posted: 5 Jun 2006, 11:43:18 UTC

Big improvements here! ~ 22000 seconds before, now about 4400 seconds! That's 5 times faster. Great job :)
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Message 37202 - Posted: 5 Jun 2006, 13:18:14 UTC

Big improvements for me too. From 18,000 CPU Secs to 4,200 CPU Secs ...
BUT:
Whereas I was claiming 71.00 credits before, and being granted about 43/44 ...
I am now only claiming 16.20 !!!
HELP!!!!!
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Message 37214 - Posted: 5 Jun 2006, 14:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 37202.
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Big improvements for me too. From 18,000 CPU Secs to 4,200 CPU Secs ...
BUT:
Whereas I was claiming 71.00 credits before, and being granted about 43/44 ...
I am now only claiming 16.20 !!!
HELP!!!!!
What is going wrong?

Nothing. The claimed credit is roughly benchmarked_flops * cpu_time_used, so if you only need 1/4 of the time, the claimed credit will also go down by the same amount. Your granted credit, however, will probably not go down that much.

The next analysis run (starting in roughly 2 weeks) will probably be set up in a way that a fixed credit is granted for each Task, regardless of the time needed to crunch it.

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Message 37395 - Posted: 6 Jun 2006, 12:00:09 UTC

I am today, a VERY happy Bunny.
I am ticking over crunching a WU every 1hr 10mins ...
RAC has now slipped to the back-burner for me, as the total that is received is generally above that which is claimed ... and over the WU's that are now processed .... end up in FAR outstripping the old system!!!
THANK YOU Bernd.
Further, to date, and after spending only since 20th of last month on the project, I am just about to clip 10,000 credit units. This set-up is beginning to FLY!!!!!!!
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Message 37396 - Posted: 6 Jun 2006, 12:08:12 UTC - in response to Message 37395.
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I am today, a VERY happy Bunny.
I am ticking over crunching a WU every 1hr 10mins ...
RAC has now slipped to the back-burner for me, as the total that is received is generally above that which is claimed ... and over the WU's that are now processed .... end up in FAR outstripping the old system!!!
THANK YOU Bernd.
Further, to date, and after spending only since 20th of last month on the project, I am just about to clip 10,000 credit units. This set-up is beginning to FLY!!!!!!!


good for you.... I'm beginning to get jealous on the FLY....!!!!!!!!! lolx....
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Message 37399 - Posted: 6 Jun 2006, 12:22:15 UTC
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Hi !
I am no mac user but i have seen some errors in your work units. Are they serious?

2006-06-06 13:32:15.9022 [normal]: Start of BOINC application 'albert_4.39_powerpc-apple-darwin'.
2006-06-06 13:32:15.9618 [normal]: Started search at lalDebugLevel = 0
MacOS Error -43 occured in Mac_Lib.c line 65
MacOS Error -43 occured in Mac_Lib.c line 65

edit: Forget it. It seems to be just a problem of the old 4.39 client.

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Message 37472 - Posted: 6 Jun 2006, 19:43:54 UTC - in response to Message 37396.

I am today, a VERY happy Bunny.
I am ticking over crunching a WU every 1hr 10mins ...
RAC has now slipped to the back-burner for me, as the total that is received is generally above that which is claimed ... and over the WU's that are now processed .... end up in FAR outstripping the old system!!!
THANK YOU Bernd.
Further, to date, and after spending only since 20th of last month on the project, I am just about to clip 10,000 credit units. This set-up is beginning to FLY!!!!!!!


good for you.... I'm beginning to get jealous on the FLY....!!!!!!!!! lolx....

Hi! ... What mac do you have?
Apart from my Macbook Pro, I have a Dual G5 2.0 Gig (~15,000 CPU secs) and my trusty Laptop G4 1.0 Gig (~17,000 CPU Secs).
In your profile I see that it calls yours "PowerMac12,1". Is that the 'Quad 2.5' ? I would love to touch ~10,000 CPU Secs with my G5 ... how do you do it?
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Message 37487 - Posted: 6 Jun 2006, 20:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 37472.
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Hi! ... What mac do you have?
Apart from my Macbook Pro, I have a Dual G5 2.0 Gig (~15,000 CPU secs) and my trusty Laptop G4 1.0 Gig (~17,000 CPU Secs).
In your profile I see that it calls yours "PowerMac12,1". Is that the 'Quad 2.5' ? I would love to touch ~10,000 CPU Secs with my G5 ... how do you do it?
;-D


Nah.... PowerMac12,1 is native to iMac G5 (iSight) 1.9 and 2.1GHz.... Quads are under PowerMac11,2

I never did anything.... I just ran the already optimised stock client....

But I'm surprise yours are hitting the 15000 sec mark per WU. Did you set the processor performance to the highest setting....?
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Message 37515 - Posted: 7 Jun 2006, 9:41:48 UTC - in response to Message 37487.
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Hi! ... What mac do you have?
Apart from my Macbook Pro, I have a Dual G5 2.0 Gig (~15,000 CPU secs) and my trusty Laptop G4 1.0 Gig (~17,000 CPU Secs).
In your profile I see that it calls yours "PowerMac12,1". Is that the 'Quad 2.5' ? I would love to touch ~10,000 CPU Secs with my G5 ... how do you do it?
;-D

Nah.... PowerMac12,1 is native to iMac G5 (iSight) 1.9 and 2.1GHz.... Quads are under PowerMac11,2
I never did anything.... I just ran the already optimised stock client....
But I'm surprise yours are hitting the 15000 sec mark per WU. Did you set the processor performance to the highest setting....?


Nope ... How do I do that?
Strangely enough the 4.56 App doesn't show the same speedup on G5s than it does on G4s. We are looking into this.
BM

I am running the 4.56 App on my G5 ... perhaps I ought to go back to the standard until BM comes up with a fix. It worked swell on my G4 ... but ...

So if you could tell me how to do set the processor performance to the highest setting I would be happy!
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Message 37524 - Posted: 7 Jun 2006, 11:26:14 UTC - in response to Message 37515.



Nope ... How do I do that?

I am running the 4.56 App on my G5 ... perhaps I ought to go back to the standard until BM comes up with a fix. It worked swell on my G4 ... but ...

So if you could tell me how to do set the processor performance to the highest setting I would be happy!
Many thanks


4.56 gave me a few invalid results on my G5 so I've switched back to the stock client.....

As for the processor performance, go to System Preferences - Energy Saver - Options tab. Notice the Processor Performance drop-down menu at the bottom center of the window....? If it's on "Automatic", set it to "Highest". Do take note that it'll consume a little more electricity though.
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Message 37549 - Posted: 7 Jun 2006, 14:16:34 UTC

Is the assembler parts of the test application based on Akos C or U version? Since all Intel Mac’s are very resent, they should all be SSE3 compatible, right?

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Message 37558 - Posted: 7 Jun 2006, 16:28:08 UTC - in response to Message 37524.


Nope ... How do I do that?
I am running the 4.56 App on my G5 ... perhaps I ought to go back to the standard until BM comes up with a fix. It worked swell on my G4 ... but ...
So if you could tell me how to do set the processor performance to the highest setting I would be happy!
Many thanks

4.56 gave me a few invalid results on my G5 so I've switched back to the stock client.....
As for the processor performance, go to System Preferences - Energy Saver - Options tab. Notice the Processor Performance drop-down menu at the bottom center of the window....? If it's on "Automatic", set it to "Highest". Do take note that it'll consume a little more electricity though.

HEI!
Thanks very much for that ... We will see what happens ...
Many thanks
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