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Message 747605 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 20:27:59 UTC - in response to Message 747584.



AK V8 Linux SSSE3

That looks really fast. Thought we'd finally get a jump on the linux guys,now it looks like I'll have to become one.....


We'll just have to wait and see... compiling it on linux is a real pain... i can tell you that for sure! atm i'm still trying to get a host prepared that is able to compile a SSE4 app.... that's what i was doing all day...

For the FreeBSD guys there will probably be only a SSE3/SSSE3 app ... but we're not even there yet... have to do the 64 bit apps as well...



@Crunch3r -- I guestimate that if the client scales linearly across all 8 cores you could hit RAC 20,000 with that SSSE3 client.

I haven't looked, is there a better paying project ?

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Message 747610 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 20:51:28 UTC - in response to Message 747605.
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@Crunch3r -- I guestimate that if the client scales linearly across all 8 cores you could hit RAC 20,000 with that SSSE3 client.

I haven't looked, is there a better paying project ?


Sure ! take a look at my RAC at Riesel Sieve http://boinc.rieselsieve.com/orig/show_host_detail.php?hostid=39901
abc@home is paying better and lot's of other too...

So while i do all this porting stuff is loose credits :( Ya'll have to pay that back ! :P

Anyhow, i'm rebooting my host in about 5 mins. and run the SSSE3 app on a native installation (fedora core 8 x64)full blow on all 8 cores ...
cuz i don't trust any result comming from a vmware machine at all regarding completion times...

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ok i'm running the SSSE3 32 bit app now on a native linux (fedora core8 x64) 8 instances at once ...

some resutls got messed up and on the hostlist it shows that i detached...LINK Intel dual quad core xeon 5365@3 GHz running 32 bit SSSE3 on fedora core 8 x64
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Message 747656 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 22:53:00 UTC - in response to Message 747610.


ok i'm running the SSSE3 32 bit app now on a native linux (fedora core8 x64) 8 instances at once ...

some resutls got messed up and on the hostlist it shows that i detached...LINK Intel dual quad core xeon 5365@3 GHz running 32 bit SSSE3 on fedora core 8 x64


First 3 returned WUs show you running "stock" client...

<stderr_txt> setiathome_enhanced 5.28 Revision: 26 g++ (GCC) 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4) libboinc: BOINC 6.1.0 Work Unit Info: ............... WU true angle range is : 1.195146 Optimal function choices: . . . </stderr_txt>

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Message 747670 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 23:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 747656.


First 3 returned WUs show you running "stock" client...

<stderr_txt> setiathome_enhanced 5.28 Revision: 26 g++ (GCC) 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4) libboinc: BOINC 6.1.0 Work Unit Info: ............... WU true angle range is : 1.195146 Optimal function choices: . . . </stderr_txt>




Yeah, something got messed up... been running the crap code ... sorry for that one ...

I've rebooted the host to windows again... since i've been missing the latest episode of BSG... i had to watch it now an i do feel sorry about that :(

As soon as i realised that i've been running crap code i thought i could at least watch the latest bsg on the linux side...

well that didn't work out... so i had to face a choice and watching the latest bsg episode won... i feel sorry for that ..

i'll try to give it a shot tomorrow again.


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Message 747710 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 0:44:03 UTC
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2100secs for 63.98

I'm about ready to check into a funny-farm after seeing these results : > O
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Message 747737 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 2:00:53 UTC

Looks like this one won't come out any time soon...Another one bites the dust...
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Message 747738 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 2:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 747737.

Looks like this one won't come out any time soon...Another one bites the dust...


Crunch3r will be back tomorrow.
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Message 747748 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 2:54:26 UTC
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Heard thru a little bird that those interested in Crunch3rs Linux app need to go to http://calbe.dw70de/mb/
and sign up....Thats all I know....
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Message 747797 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 5:24:26 UTC

Another unfortunate development during a time when key persons are making strong personal commitments and efforts on behalf of the community & project.

Frustrating, disheartening & counter-productive : >(


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Message 748176 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 18:42:14 UTC

This is a sad situation in many ways.

Is the Linux port dead in the water or is progress being made behind the scenes?


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Message 748194 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 19:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 748176.

This is a sad situation in many ways.

Is the Linux port dead in the water or is progress being made behind the scenes?

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There are folks still working on it.
Progress is being made.

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Message 748650 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 17:13:53 UTC - in response to Message 747584.



AK V8 Linux SSSE3

That looks really fast. Thought we'd finally get a jump on the linux guys,now it looks like I'll have to become one.....


We'll just have to wait and see... compiling it on linux is a real pain... i can tell you that for sure! atm i'm still trying to get a host prepared that is able to compile a SSE4 app.... that's what i was doing all day...

For the FreeBSD guys there will probably be only a SSE3/SSSE3 app ... but we're not even there yet... have to do the 64 bit apps as well...

Thanks Crunch3r! I can wait. Now my laptop is running Windows, because of new opti app. :)
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Message 748679 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 18:45:14 UTC
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Hi all!

Just peeking in, at the right moment as it seems :o)

Props for porting Alex' code, that stuff is seriously fast!

If you want to check out the new code under Linux, there's some kind of band-aid available:

- Install a recent version of wine. (I used 0.9.61 under Debian)
- Use wine to run the windows BOINC installer
- Terminate BOINC and locate the installed files (should be in "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/BOINC" )
- copy "account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml" from your linux install
This spares you attaching from the command line :o)
- start boinc with the following command line: wine boinc.exe --no_gui_rpc

The no_gui option is required, because boinc will otherwise fail while trying to set up the RPC interface.

- wait for the various downloads to happen
- Install the Windows version of Alex' code into projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu
- restart boinc like above.

Known Problems:

- reported CPU times are always 0 seconds, because wine doesn't support the required system call (yet)
- crunching isn't done at nice level 19 (background priority)
- You can't continue crunching your current linux WUs because BOINC detects a platform change and would discard them. No use in copying over files from your linux install.
- No automatic startup of BOINC at boot time. I'll fix that shortly.

Happy Crunching!


P.S: I'm running this host under wine ATM. (The reported OS is WinXP) if you want to check it out.

Regards Hans
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Message 748733 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 21:12:09 UTC - in response to Message 748679.
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Hi all!

Just peeking in, at the right moment as it seems :o)

Regards Hans


Hi Hans!
Thanks for the info.
Always great to see you!!!!

You're missed.
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Message 748757 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 22:27:10 UTC - in response to Message 748733.

Hi all!

Just peeking in, at the right moment as it seems :o)

Regards Hans


Hi Hans!
Thanks for the info.
Always great to see you!!!!

You're missed.


Hi Gecko, long time no see :o)

I've been slacking a bit lately, sorry....

P.S:
What in heaven did MSattler do?
Pssst: I won't tell anyone.


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Message 748803 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 23:18:49 UTC - in response to Message 748757.

Hi all!

Just peeking in, at the right moment as it seems :o)

Regards Hans


Hi Hans!
Thanks for the info.
Always great to see you!!!!

You're missed.


Hi Gecko, long time no see :o)

I've been slacking a bit lately, sorry....



Hans, Check your PM.


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LOL! He's still building heinously fast rigs, the latest complete w/ flux capacitors, quantum wormholes....oh, & phase changing! Personally, I think he's got a pact w/ the Devil but Satan is keeping tight-lipped about it :>P

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Message 748812 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 23:54:39 UTC - in response to Message 748679.

Hi all!

<snip>

Regards Hans


Hi Hans :wave:

Been a long time!

Hope you're keeping well...

Regards,

Ned

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Message 748815 - Posted: 6 May 2008, 0:16:45 UTC - in response to Message 748812.

Hi Ned,

I'm fine, thanks.

I'll show up at lunatics from time to time...

Regards Hans

P.S: I'm not sure if I'm PC enough for the seti boards :-P




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Message 749233 - Posted: 6 May 2008, 23:45:22 UTC

Refresh my memory..

cat /proc/cpuinfo should show pni for SSE3 ya?
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