Einstein@home + Linux AMD64

Pablo Barros
Pablo Barros
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Topic 190742

Hi,
I'm trying to run einstein@home on a couple of AMD64 computers for a LONG time, with no success. I want to run both Seti@home and Einstein@home, with all possible optimizations for my architecture. Seti works fine, but Einstein always gives me a "communication deferred" error.

Browsing the forums I found out that the reason is that x86_64 is not supported, and that I should either run the 32bit version (impossible, since I didn't install a multilib system: these are PURE 64 bits), or run the "anonymous platform" version, as instructed on http://boinc.berkeley.edu/anonymous_platform.php. Took me a while to find the Linux executables on http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/app_test/linux/einstein_0.15_i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz , but managed to install them.

Now, Boinc tells me to "remove the app_info.xml and restart BOINC to get more work"; doing that makes it ask again for the x96_64 client, that doesn't exist. So, I'm completely blocked from giving the project five AMD64's worth of work!

Anyone can help me on that?

Michael Karlinsky
Michael Karlinsky
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Einstein@home + Linux AMD64

Quote:
Hi,
I'm trying to run einstein@home on a couple of AMD64 computers for a LONG time, with no success. I want to run both Seti@home and Einstein@home, with all possible optimizations for my architecture. Seti works fine, but Einstein always gives me a "communication deferred" error.

Something like "no work for your platform", I suppose.

Quote:


Browsing the forums I found out that the reason is that x86_64 is not supported, and that I should either run the 32bit version (impossible, since I didn't install a multilib system: these are PURE 64 bits), or run the "anonymous platform" version, as instructed on http://boinc.berkeley.edu/anonymous_platform.php. Took me a while to find the Linux executables on http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/app_test/linux/einstein_0.15_i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz , but managed to install them.

Now, Boinc tells me to "remove the app_info.xml and restart BOINC to get more work"; doing that makes it ask again for the x96_64 client, that doesn't exist. So, I'm completely blocked from giving the project five AMD64's worth of work!

The "einstein" application was replaced with "albert". There are no WUs for
"einstein" any longer. The message was introduced to inform anybody who
used the beta applications for "einstein" that in order to get new work,
app_info.xml must be deleted.

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Anyone can help me on that?

Besides installing the 32bit libs? No, sorry. Perhaps somebody else
knows a workaround.

Michael

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