ABP1 3.11 App for Windows available for Beta Test

googloo
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FWIW,

FWIW, http://einsteinathome.org/task/142544570 seems to have finished well. It took about 11.7 hours; with the previous version (3.10?), tasks took about 13 hours, as I recall.

RandyC
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BOINC won't download ANY E@H.

BOINC won't download ANY E@H. APB1 or GW.

Project Date Message
Einstein@Home 10/9/2009 5:33:24 PM Message from server: No work sent
Einstein@Home 10/9/2009 5:33:24 PM Message from server: To get more Einstein@Home work, finish current work, stop BOINC, remove app_info.xml file, and restart.

Installed Windows pkg from Beta test page. After seeing the above, I examined app_info.xml file and saw the cr/lf characters were messed up. I cleaned them up and restarted, but got the same results.

Seti Classic Final Total: 11446 WU.

Bill592
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Message in Boinc

Message in Boinc says:

10/9/2009 6:12:11 PM Einstein@Home Starting task p2030_53989_04040_
0035_G51.22-01.50.C_4.dm_138_0 using einsteinbinary_ABP1 version 309

However, I deleted the 3.09 exec.

Checking task manager, it is in fact using the 3.11

So far, so good !

Bill

transient
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When you downloaded the task

When you downloaded the task it was 'branded' for the 3.09 app. That will not change regardless off the actual app you use to crunch the task. New tasks should be branded for 3.11.

(Anyway, I've been told that is how it works. ;) )

Mark Henderson
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Speed increase on Win. XP

Speed increase on Win. XP Athlon X2 4800 is:
32700 sec. for 3.09
30700 for ver. 3.11

hoarfrost
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300,

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, Windows XP SP2 task 142497586 completed and verified. Seems faster.
From ~ 20500 sec to ~ 18500.

Gary Roberts
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Athlon XP 2800+ (SSE) - WinXP

Athlon XP 2800+ (SSE) - WinXP - Time improved from ~55.0ksecs to ~53.2ksecs

Athlon XP 3000+ (SSE) - WinXP - Time improved from ~48.5ksecs to ~46.8ksecs

Pentium dual core E6300 @ 3.6GHz - Time improved from ~17.5ksecs to ~15.7ksecs

Celeron dual core E3200 @ 3.2GHz - Time improved from ~18.9ksecs to ~17.3ksecs

Both the E6300 and the E3200 are 45nm chips that overclock like crazy at pretty much stock everything (they're running on Asus P5KPL-AM/PS + 2GB RAM costing $A50 + $A30 each and limited OC options) and both have ATI HD4850 GPU cards (HIS) which churn through Milky Way tasks in about 50secs per task. That's the equivalent of doing an ABP1 task on a CPU in 5mins!! The GPUs only use about 2-3 secs CPU time per GPU task so the EAH output is little affected.

Both these machines were tualatin celeron 1300s a couple of weeks ago and the total cost of the entire upgrade (CPU + GPU + mobo + RAM + PSU) was $A320 and $A280 respectively, ie about $US290 and $US250 respectively. It's amazing how much of a crunching beast you can create for $US250 these days.

Cheers,
Gary.

TJ
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Hi, I did everything

Hi,

I did everything exactly as described on the Beta Test Page to run the new ABP1 Beta app. However I got these errors:

12/10/2009 07:23:39|Einstein@Home|Requesting new tasks
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Message from server: To get more Einstein@Home work, finish current work, stop BOINC, remove app_info.xml file, and restart.
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent

When running the Beta app for 3.09 and 3.10 I did exactly the same and went without problems. What is wrong?
Can I delete the app_info.xml file without problems?

The pc is a Q6600, with Vista x86 Ultimate and BOINC 6.6.20

Greetings from
TJ

RandyC
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RE: Hi, I did everything

Message 94973 in response to message 94972

Quote:

Hi,

I did everything exactly as described on the Beta Test Page to run the new ABP1 Beta app. However I got these errors:

12/10/2009 07:23:39|Einstein@Home|Requesting new tasks
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Message from server: To get more Einstein@Home work, finish current work, stop BOINC, remove app_info.xml file, and restart.
12/10/2009 07:23:44|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent

When running the Beta app for 3.09 and 3.10 I did exactly the same and went without problems. What is wrong?
Can I delete the app_info.xml file without problems?

The pc is a Q6600, with Vista x86 Ultimate and BOINC 6.6.20

I had the same problem. I even did a detach, which pulled down 1 3.10 WU. I then reinstalled the Beta. Eventually, I removed everything from the app_info.xml file except for 3.10 and 3.11 (i.e. I got rid of GW 3.05) and several hours later it finally downloaded some WUs flagged as 3.10. (The original 3.10 WU was almost finished.)

It seems to be OK for now.

Seti Classic Final Total: 11446 WU.

Gary Roberts
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RE: I did everything

Message 94974 in response to message 94972

Quote:
I did everything exactly as described on the Beta Test Page to run the new ABP1 Beta app. However I got these errors:


This is a message from the server and not necessarily an error. I get similar messages from time to time. The server is quite fond of sending me some work and then informing me that to get more I will need to delete app_info.xml. I just wait a minute, update the project and if I'm due more work, the server will send some and usually with the same warning repeated. The server appears to be somewhat misconfigured but it's a relatively harmless thing.

Quote:
When running the Beta app for 3.09 and 3.10 I did exactly the same and went without problems. What is wrong?


Probably nothing much. What happens if you try updating the project? If you wish to stay with the 6.6.x series of BOINC, you would be quite wise to upgrade to the recommended version as there are problems with particular versions that may be worth avoiding.

Quote:
Can I delete the app_info.xml file without problems?


Probably not. If you do, you will most likely trash your current cache of work unless you take some (undocumented and a bit tedious) precautions. If you don't have tasks on board, then delete app_info.xml and reset the project to clean up your state file and force the download of the stock app. However, there should be no reason why the AP mechanism shouldn't be working OK for you so it's worth persevering and giving us a bit more info with which to diagnose the situation.

Cheers,
Gary.

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