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Message 967739 - Posted: 3 Feb 2010, 0:57:33 UTC

I am running sunmicro's virtualbox on an intel mac. In virtualbox I am running ubuntu 9.1.0

Everything appears to to be loaded correctly, a job from seti@ and Milkyway@ are in the cue. There shows hours of runtime under messages, however under tasks, it says 0.000% complete on the two jobs.

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Message 967749 - Posted: 3 Feb 2010, 2:27:49 UTC - in response to Message 967739.

virtual machines are a bad idea. the act of creating the virtual box slows down BOINC. You are better off just running BOINC on the MAc without a virtual box. It saves a lot of wasted CPU cycles.


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Message 967771 - Posted: 3 Feb 2010, 4:04:32 UTC - in response to Message 967749.

Understood.

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Message 968686 - Posted: 6 Feb 2010, 12:48:17 UTC

I have created a Solaris virtual machine by VirtualBox on my Linux box just as an exercise. Then I loaded the BOINC client and the SETI app by Dotsch on it. It ran just 4 times slower than on Linux using one of the two cores of my Opteron 1210. The other 4 BOINC projects I am running shared the other core by alternating on it, only AQUA@home used all of it until it ended. So I just renounced.
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