How to select a specific stock, canonical SETI app. App_info.xml?

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Message 1841481 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 19:15:13 UTC

I have used an app_info.xml file to run modified versions of SETI before, but was wondering if this will work on the official apps found here from SETI's own servers as well?

Right now there are 3 GPU versions available for Macs with NVIDIA cards
1) CUDA 42 (8.11 (cuda42_mac))
2) CUDA 75 (8.11 (cuda75_mac))
3) OpenCL (8.19 (opencl_nvidia_mac))

Right now I get a mix of all three types from the SETI server. I would like to constrain that to get *only* the CUDA 75 work units.

Can I do that with an app_info.xml, or does that only work for anonymous platforms like Lunatics? And you can't get this level of granular control from the website preferences. They can only allow the CPU or various GPU types to run, not the specific apps.

Thanks in advance
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Message 1841488 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 20:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 1841481.  

Sure, you can write an app_info.xml file with the stock applications. The only thing happening then, is that when the stock applications get updated, that yours won't. You'll have to do that manually.
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Message 1841526 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 23:49:36 UTC - in response to Message 1841488.  

I'll have to keep an eye on that then. I appreciate the various options available to run like this (and miss the v7 AVX, SSE41, SSSE3 stock apps for Mac) but I am seeing substantially superior performance from CUDA 75 on this particular machine.

Thanks again,
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