MacOS Intel Beta Test App 4.59 available

Bernd Machenschalk
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I see that the anonymous

I see that the anonymous platform scheme we use for public Beta Test is badly prepared for the transition to S5R1 we're doing now.

With that transition I'd consider the Beta Test to be over - and successful. The Apps we will use for S5R1 are almost the same than the ones we had in public Beta Test, the improved science code is actually identical, thus the new Apps will be precisely as fast as the Beta Test Apps.

Thank you for all your help, this was incredibly useful!

However the Beta Test Apps are lacking some features we found we need for the new run, and thus can't be used for the new Workunits. There is a bit of S4 work left, but no guarantee that the scheduler will try to give it to your machine. So

- if you want to keep your machines busy regardless of the type of work processed, just remove the app_info.xml file (and restart the client). You will download the new App for the new work, and the old official App for the old S4 work.

- if you prefer to do the old S4 work while it is available and risk your machine runs dry, keep the app_info.xml until there's no more S4 work left (we'll add an entry for that on the server status page).

- if you want to live risky and enjoy it, try the following: remove the app_info.xml, but keep a copy of the Beta App executables somewhre outside the project directory. Restart the client. After getting S4 work and having downloaded the old official App, stop the client again and replace the executables of the official App with the backups of the Beta Test App. Then start the client again. There's no guarantee that this will fool all clients on all machines, but it should work most of the time and finish the S4 work with the speed of the Beta Apps.

Have fun!

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Eric Liskay
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I'm using a 2GHz Intel iMac,

I'm using a 2GHz Intel iMac, version 4.59 beta was working for awhile, then I got this message:

Mon Jun 19 14:39:37 2006|Einstein@Home|Message from server: To get more Einstein@Home work, finish current work, stop BOINC, remove app_info.xml file, and restart.
Mon Jun 19 14:39:37 2006|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent

I've never had this problem with the PPC version. What's up?

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RE: Mon Jun 19 14:39:37

Message 33542 in response to message 33541

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Mon Jun 19 14:39:37 2006|Einstein@Home|Message from server: To get more Einstein@Home work, finish current work, stop BOINC, remove app_info.xml file, and restart.
Mon Jun 19 14:39:37 2006|Einstein@Home|Message from server: No work sent

I've never had this problem with the PPC version. What's up?


Just have a look at the post below. Bernd Machenschalk has already given you the answer.
Einstein has started the distribution of S5 workunits. To be able to process these units, you need a new woker application. The new worker can only be downloaded, if you do not use the anonymous platform mechanism (app_info.xml)
So go to /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/projects/einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ and remove this file. After restarting boinc, the new worker and workunits will be downloaded.

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well i can't use this app

well i can't use this app sinds de S5 sience run has begun. i receive a message telling me to finish the work on hand and then to start with this app 4.59...

What's the problem???

Will the App 4.59 be upgraded for S5 sience run for mac intel?????

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RE: What's the

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What's the problem?


yep. right question.

The S5 application you will download with your first S5 work (once you have removed the app_info.xml) named einstein_S5R1_4.03 is almost identical to the 4.59, just got added the new features we need for S5R1, and is equally fast.

So what's the problem?

BM

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