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Message 691023 - Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 3:43:20 UTC

I have a bunch of these systems, all very modern and most have 12 or more processors. I was wondering if there is a way to run seti@home on these monsters.( there even taller then I am!) I was thinking that since most of these systems are based of a Unix-like kernel there might be a way to recompile code for them. in total there is 438 processors that would be working. let me know...

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Message 691086 - Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 9:17:38 UTC

There was a BOINC client and a SETI V.4.x applications for OS/400 out there. - There was some OS/400 system listed in the stats. But the binaries was never made public. I have also tried to ask the person, which has the binaries has build, to make them public and port a SETI Enhanced application. But I never get any feedback.

Are you intersted to build BOINC and SETI at the OS/400, System/390 and zSeries ? - I can assist you from the BOINC and SETI side to build the binaries.

Btw. what is the difference between zOS/System/Z and System/390 ?
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Message 692520 - Posted: 18 Dec 2007, 8:15:14 UTC

Is it posible to use the AIX binaries of the BOINC client and the SETI application under the PASE enviroment on the iSeries ?
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Message 696293 - Posted: 31 Dec 2007, 20:47:15 UTC - in response to Message 691086.

There was a BOINC client and a SETI V.4.x applications for OS/400 out there. - There was some OS/400 system listed in the stats. But the binaries was never made public. I have also tried to ask the person, which has the binaries has build, to make them public and port a SETI Enhanced application. But I never get any feedback.

Are you intersted to build BOINC and SETI at the OS/400, System/390 and zSeries ? - I can assist you from the BOINC and SETI side to build the binaries.

Btw. what is the difference between zOS/System/Z and System/390 ?


Well, the difference of the systems are the internal microcode uses a different way of loading the IPL ROM, as far as I know thats the most troublesome hassle,
but I know how to program some RGP language and im sure with the right leadership i would be able port the client

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Message 696834 - Posted: 2 Jan 2008, 23:52:58 UTC

Thank you very much !
Could you please contact me via email (seti_boinc at dotsch dot de). I think mailing would be better and faster than posting here.
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Message 697689 - Posted: 5 Jan 2008, 18:58:08 UTC
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I have tested successfull my BOINC and SETI Linux PPC/Power binaries in a Linux LPAR on a iSeries. So it is posible to crunch SETI and SIMAP on the iSeries/AS400. The binaries are available from www.dotsch.de/boinc.

Btw. are Linux S/390 binaries of interest ? - The debian peoples build a BOINC client and a SETI applicaiton for Linux on S390. I am not shure, if the binaries work also on Suse or Redhat. - Has anyone expirance if it posible to install debian packages on Suse or Redhat ? - Has anyone a howto ?
So it should be posible to crunch SETI over a Linux LPAR/VM. For the binaries have a look at the BOINC third party site : boinc.berkeley.edu/download_other.php

Normaly my AIX binaries should work in the PASE enviroment. Is PASE a better solution for the iSeries as a LPAR ?

Or are native OS/400 or zOS binaries better ?
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Message 698536 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 3:17:44 UTC

I would think the native binaries for OS400 and System/z would be the best route. I was able to "crunch" BOINC onto my RS/6000 systems and it seems to work just fine, even thought I'm using AiX 4.3 ( yeah, good old POWER2 processors)

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Message 698576 - Posted: 9 Jan 2008, 8:45:19 UTC - in response to Message 698536.

I would think the native binaries for OS400 and System/z would be the best route. I was able to "crunch" BOINC onto my RS/6000 systems and it seems to work just fine, even thought I'm using AiX 4.3 ( yeah, good old POWER2 processors)

Could you please contact me via email, that we can go forward with the ports.
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Message 709782 - Posted: 8 Feb 2008, 17:53:06 UTC - in response to Message 698576.

Still waiting for some feedback. Without your help, I am not able to make an port for the AS/400 or the zSeries.
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Message 721852 - Posted: 4 Mar 2008, 8:06:26 UTC

BUMP.

I have made a port for Linux S390/zSeries which works in a LPAR/VM of the zSeries/S390.
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