FreeBSD x86 S5R1 App 4.09 available

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This is the (first) FreeBSD App for our next analysis run we're currently tansitioning to. Consequently this App is able to process the new S5R1 Workunits as well as the old S4 and comes with an app_info.xml that allows to get both types of work.

The App is available from our Beta Test Page or via the ports collection (thanks, Pav).

A known issue is that the CPU time reporting doesn't work reliably on all machines with all clients. We are working on this.

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FreeBSD x86 S5R1 App 4.09 available

Quote:

This is the (first) FreeBSD App for our next analysis run we're currently tansitioning to. Consequently this App is able to process the new S5R1 Workunits as well as the old S4 and comes with an app_info.xml that allows to get both types of work.

The App is available from our Beta Test Page or via the ports collection (thanks, Pav).

A known issue is that the CPU time reporting doesn't work reliably on all machines with all clients. We are working on this.

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WHAT ARE CREDITS AND WHY DO WE GET THEM?

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hi scott, This link to the

hi scott,

This link to the Boinc Wiki explains what credits are.

http://boinc-wiki.ath.cx/index.php?title=Credit

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Hi Bernd, RE: This

Hi Bernd,

Quote:
This is the (first) FreeBSD App for our next analysis run we're currently tansitioning to.

It seams, that this app works about 25% faster then the Linux application.
I'm running i386 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz - FreeBSD 6.0.
with this result(the second computer):
http://einsteinathome.org/workunit/10317954

Another member of our team runs
GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz - Linux 2.6.11.4-21.10-default
with this result(the second computer):
http://einsteinathome.org/workunit/10306761

Great! :-)
Do you need a test with the linux-app in Linux-EMU under FreeBSD? I can finsh the current WUs and test that.

[EDIT]Why is misc/compat5x needed?
My computer runs without and it seams to be ok...

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Martin
Thanks for that!

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Looks interesting. From the

Looks interesting. From the credits I would think that the WUs are indeed comparable, but 25% sounds to good to be true. Maybe the Linux machine is more busy with something else.

Do you have the opprtunity to compare wall-clock times (could be derived from the BOINC logs)? As I wrote, the FreeBSD App sometimes has trouble in correctly counting the CPU time.

It would be nice to have a time for the Linux App on FreeBSD, I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet. In our DB I also see some OpenBSD machines, I suspect that they run the Linus App, too.

The compat5 hint is based on our experience with the previous FreeBSD App, which was built on FreeBSD 4 and required compat4. It might be that the current one, built on FreeBSD 5.5(pre) runs on FreeBSD 6 without requiring explicit FreeBSD 5 compatibility. But, however, I can't gurantee that this would be true for all future Apps.

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RE: Looks interesting. From

Message 38010 in response to message 38009

Quote:
Looks interesting. From the credits I would think that the WUs are indeed comparable, but 25% sounds to good to be true. Maybe the Linux machine is more busy with something else.


Definitvely not. I think you understand german?
http://www.heise.de/foren/go.shtml?read=1&msg_id=10696390&forum_id=74338

This is the linux-box. My FreeBSD is a desktop for developement. There are many compiler-tasks and a lot of servers running(mail with sa aso)

top:

  PID USERNAME    THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU COMMAND
25212 boinc         2  20  -99  7496K  6224K ksesig  84:08 71.63% einstein_S5R1_4.09_

Quote:

Do you have the opprtunity to compare wall-clock times (could be derived from the BOINC logs)? As I wrote, the FreeBSD App sometimes has trouble in correctly counting the CPU time.


I found boinc.log at /var/log/, but it is empty. How can i write the logfile?

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It would be nice to have a time for the Linux App on FreeBSD, I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet. In our DB I also see some OpenBSD machines, I suspect that they run the Linus App, too.


I have set the project to "no new work and will test with linux-emu after the last WU has finished(12)

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Hi again, RE: This

Hi again,

Quote:
This is the (first) FreeBSD App for our next analysis run we're currently tansitioning to.

Forgotten to report: There is a warning at starttime:

$ > 2006-06-29 13:05:18 [Einstein@Home] Unparsed line in app_info.xml:

$ >
I've deleted the leading and trailing blank lines in app_info.xml and all runs fine

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Hi, RE: Maybe the

Message 38012 in response to message 38009

Hi,

Quote:
Maybe the Linux machine is more busy with something else.

top on the linuxbox:

 PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
5324 boinc     39  19 13792 8944 1448 R 99.9  3.5   0:47.03 einstein_S5R1_4

It seams, that the speed is real...

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here you can find all about

here you can find all about FreeBSD
maybe you are interested reading this thread
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RE: RE: Do you have the

Message 38014 in response to message 38010

Quote:
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Do you have the opprtunity to compare wall-clock times (could be derived from the BOINC logs)? As I wrote, the FreeBSD App sometimes has trouble in correctly counting the CPU time.

I found boinc.log at /var/log/, but it is empty. How can i write the logfile?


That depends on the BOINC Client and run-scripts you are using. The standard command-line client that can be compiled from the BOINC CVS tree (and snapshots) has an option -recdirectio that will write stdout and -err logs into the directory where it is started. I don't know much about the setup of the FreeBSD boinc port, just that the actual client is run through scripts. If you're using it, you should ask Pav Lucistnik who maintains the port.

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RE: Forgotten to report:

Message 38015 in response to message 38011

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Forgotten to report: There is a warning at starttime:
$ > 2006-06-29 13:05:18 [Einstein@Home] Unparsed line in app_info.xml:


Oops. Thank you. Not severe, though. Can anyone using Einstein@Home from the ports have a look if this happens there, too?

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