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Message 1752922 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 17:59:48 UTC
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SETI@home version 8 has been released. This version finally gives us the ability to process data from multiple sources, including the Green Bank Telescope. That means we'll be ready for data from Breakthrough Listen when it's available.

We're releasing the versions for CPUs first. We'll release versions for graphics processing units (GPUs) and Android devices as they come available. We're releasing slowly so as not to overtax our download server. This update will happen automatically, unless you use a special version you got from another web site.

We've also made small changed to our science code to improve the Gaussian fitting routines. This means version 8 results are not compatible with version 7. So if you use a version of SETI@home you got from another site, or if you compile your own version, you'll need to get or build a version 8 application. I'm sure link will be made available in the Number Crunching forum.

A shout out to the volunteer developers (especially Urs, Jason and Raistmer) and all the beta testers for helping out.

Happy New Year!
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Message 1752924 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 18:06:46 UTC

Thanks Eric,
I hope that getting V8 ready for launch did not interfere with the delights of Angela's Christmas Festivities. Or were you so badly behaved she locked you in your man cave for the duration....
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Message 1752925 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 18:09:48 UTC - in response to Message 1752924.  

I must admit that the amount of time I spent working rather than preparing for visitors did cause her some concern. Fortunately her raccoons picked up the slack.
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Message 1752931 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 18:25:39 UTC - in response to Message 1752925.  

Thanks Eric. Great gift in new 2016.
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Message 1752946 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 19:08:12 UTC

Thank goodness for the Raccoons

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Message 1752957 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 19:28:50 UTC - in response to Message 1752922.  

SETI@home version 8 has been released. This version finally gives us the ability to process data from multiple sources, including the Green Bank Telescope. That means we'll be ready for data from Breakthrough Listen when it's available.

We're releasing the versions for CPUs first. We'll release versions for graphics processing units (GPUs) and Android devices as they come available. We're releasing slowly so as not to overtax our download server.

Happy New Year!


All the best for the New Year to everyone for 2016!

Hi Eric

I'm going to ask, Because I know it'll be on a lot of members minds, as much as my own, Asking if they should now update from a V.7.x.x build of BOINC to the New V.8 Build.

Personally I'm leaning towards waiting.

What would you guys recommend for all of us that are keen to update?

Also

I'm AMD CPU n ATI GPU so I'm guessing that Build type is not out yet & for people with similar setups may have to wait a little longer?


Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you

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Message 1752961 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 19:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 1752957.  

We plan to stop making new v7 work within a few days, because v8 really is more accurate when searching for Gaussians. You can keep v7 until you run out of v7 work. But eventually you'll want to upgrade. Hopefully we'll be getting the GPU versions out quickly.
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Message 1752962 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 19:47:40 UTC - in response to Message 1752961.  

We plan to stop making new v7 work within a few days, because v8 really is more accurate when searching for Gaussians. You can keep v7 until you run out of v7 work. But eventually you'll want to upgrade. Hopefully we'll be getting the GPU versions out quickly.


That's great news, better than I was expecting to be honest.

Thank you

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Message 1752965 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 20:04:26 UTC

On the light side of this upgrade. Do you wish you had a

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Message 1752975 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 20:26:40 UTC

Read again what you said on the front page, good man.
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Message 1752989 - Posted: 1 Jan 2016, 22:13:23 UTC - in response to Message 1752961.  

We plan to stop making new v7 work within a few days, because v8 really is more accurate when searching for Gaussians. You can keep v7 until you run out of v7 work. But eventually you'll want to upgrade. Hopefully we'll be getting the GPU versions out quickly.



If I do not wait and that v7 work that are left. Wouldnt that get lost? Or does it get updatet to v8 work altso and resent to us?
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Message 1753034 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 2:26:10 UTC - in response to Message 1752989.  

Work never gets lost. Only delayed. Everyone who uses the stock apps will continue to get v7 work until we are entirely finished.
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Message 1753037 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 2:38:50 UTC - in response to Message 1752922.  

Hello to all Happy New Year! Can you provide a link where on can download the new version.
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Message 1753043 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 3:14:12 UTC - in response to Message 1753037.  
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Hello to all Happy New Year! Can you provide a link where on can download the new version.

I think it will be sent to all people who use stock versions and have clicked to accept v8.
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Message 1753091 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 5:55:52 UTC - in response to Message 1752925.  

I must admit that the amount of time I spent working rather than preparing for visitors did cause her some concern. Fortunately her raccoons picked up the slack.

Yes. Snowball, Tiny Timathea, Buddy and Herman Von Vermin all worked their little raccoon fingers to the very bones helping me to prepare for the holiday season. Fortunately, Santa was very, very good to all of them.

(Pookers, when you have a little time, will you please post that Facebook picture that shows just how good Santa was to the raccoons this year...)
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Message 1753111 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 6:50:11 UTC

I have received a notification about version 8 being released on a couple of my android devices.
Will make sure to upgrade once I have some free time later today.
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Message 1753115 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 6:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 1753091.  
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Yes, Santa brought the raccoons the "gauntlets of +2 dexterity"* that they asked for. Cat food will no longer be safe outside.



* that's a D&D reference for the non-geeks in the crowd
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Message 1753140 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 8:52:04 UTC
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Query; Are there any issues with bugs in V8? Since I got V8 my computer has crashed 3 times. Is there a compatibility problem between V7 work and V8 program? Please help!
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Message 1753150 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 9:48:26 UTC - in response to Message 1753140.  

Could you please start a thread about it in Number Crunching, or post in one of the two Seti 8 threads there, and then include the crash details (if blue screen of death, what did it say)?
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Message 1753171 - Posted: 2 Jan 2016, 11:57:28 UTC

Hi Eric & Angela. Happy New year to you both and the Bay Area Wildlife park Raccoons. Like the Santa pressies :-))

I've been crunching V8 at Beta for a while with no probs, looking forward to it on main.

* that's a D&D reference for the non-geeks in the crowd

Dungeons & Dragons? To be a real geek Eric you need to play ProgressQuest!!! You are only a learner :-))
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