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Message 1477084 - Posted: 14 Feb 2014, 12:19:16 UTC

Hi,

I'm certain that this topic has been discussed before, but I honestly cannot find the info, so I'd like to ask a few questions here. I am a long-time and very enthusiastic user of Seti@Home. I have many Macs that I use (OS X).

1: Does the latest version of S@H use my GPU? I cannot find any evidence of it. There is mention of GPU detection in the Event Log, but there are only 8 active tasks running (2 for each of my CPU cores). How can I know if my GPUs are being used, and, how can I monitor the progress?

2: All my tasks in BOINC list S@H v7.00. I saw a news buliten about 7.03. How do I get it? What do I need to do?

3: Is there any chance that, with proper funding, someone can write an iOS client for iPhones and iPads? Android now has one: http://www.gizmag.com/power-sleep-mobile-processing-research-app/30838/

I would like to offer funding to help with #1 and #3, if it's practical to do so.

Can someone please help answer these questions? Thanks so much,

Mark


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Message 1477217 - Posted: 14 Feb 2014, 18:01:58 UTC - in response to Message 1477084.

Hi,

I'm certain that this topic has been discussed before, but I honestly cannot find the info, so I'd like to ask a few questions here. I am a long-time and very enthusiastic user of Seti@Home. I have many Macs that I use (OS X).

1: Does the latest version of S@H use my GPU? I cannot find any evidence of it. There is mention of GPU detection in the Event Log, but there are only 8 active tasks running (2 for each of my CPU cores). How can I know if my GPUs are being used, and, how can I monitor the progress?

2: All my tasks in BOINC list S@H v7.00. I saw a news buliten about 7.03. How do I get it? What do I need to do?

3: Is there any chance that, with proper funding, someone can write an iOS client for iPhones and iPads? Android now has one: http://www.gizmag.com/power-sleep-mobile-processing-research-app/30838/

I would like to offer funding to help with #1 and #3, if it's practical to do so.

Can someone please help answer these questions? Thanks so much,

Mark


So far there are no "stock" apps for OSX GPU's here on SETI, the 7.03 app was for Intel GPU's on Windows.

That being said, there are apps in Alpha testing that will use the GPU's on Macs.

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