MacOS X Intel S5R3 App 4.33 available for Beta Test

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A new MacOS X Intel App is available from our Beta Test Page.

It is the first "separate graphics App" ("APIv6") for the MaOS X Intel platform. Furthermore it features some more tweaking with the sin/cos code and some prefetching instructions to speed up memory access in the "Hough" part. Many thanks to Bikeman for these improvements!

Happy testing!

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MacOS X Intel S5R3 App 4.33 available for Beta Test

You're welcome!

I installed it on my MacMini. If all goes as expected the speedup should be noticeable immediately.

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Wow First 3 results in. 2

Wow

First 3 results in. 2 mixed and 1 clean 4.33
Timed went from about 31000 to about 20000 on the 4.33 app.
And 1 has validated allready.

Well done

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Yeah, this thing is fast and

Yeah, this thing is fast and unleashes the beast inside my MacBook Pro :)

Same here first mixed results went down from 27-31k to 22 000 seconds.

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Wow, 4.33 is Speedy

Wow, 4.33 is Speedy Gonzales.

my graph of times just went off the cliff

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Core temperature went up by

Core temperature went up by few degrees as well...

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The prefetching speeds up the

The prefetching speeds up the "Hough" part of the code, which is also responsible for the variation in runtime between different workunits of the same frequency. I guess the variation should be reduced significantly wit this App.

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Interesting. After I copied

Interesting. After I copied the 4.33 files to my E@H folder, I tried to restart BOINC. I got an error code concerning permissions and was instructed to reinstall BOINC. Reinstalled BOINC 5.10.34 (same version as before) and everything worked fine.

Same thing happened after I copied the 4.22 files, but I thought it was a fluke. Any ideas on what's happening?

Details:
Mac OS 10.5.2
BOINC 5.10.34

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RE: Interesting. After I

Message 79339 in response to message 79338

Quote:

Interesting. After I copied the 4.33 files to my E@H folder, I tried to restart BOINC. I got an error code concerning permissions and was instructed to reinstall BOINC. Reinstalled BOINC 5.10.34 (same version as before) and everything worked fine.

Same thing happened after I copied the 4.22 files, but I thought it was a fluke. Any ideas on what's happening?

This is caused by the special "sandbox" feature that BOINC uses on MacOS. See the installation instructions on the beta app page on how to fix this condition without a complete re-install.

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RE: Interesting. After I

Message 79340 in response to message 79338

Quote:

Interesting. After I copied the 4.33 files to my E@H folder, I tried to restart BOINC. I got an error code concerning permissions and was instructed to reinstall BOINC. Reinstalled BOINC 5.10.34 (same version as before) and everything worked fine.

Same thing happened after I copied the 4.22 files, but I thought it was a fluke. Any ideas on what's happening?

Details:
Mac OS 10.5.2
BOINC 5.10.34


The ownership of the files is wrong. Reinstalling BOINC will solve it, but is not necessary. Alternatively:

1) Quit BOINC
2) Copy the files to the einstein project folder
3) In a terminal:

cd /Library/Application\\ Support/BOINC\\ Data/projects/einstein.phys.uwm.edu/
sudo chown boinc_master:boinc_project *

4) Restart BOINC

Reno, NV Team: SETI.USA

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RE: A new MacOS X Intel App

Quote:

A new MacOS X Intel App is available from our Beta Test Page.

It is the first "separate graphics App" ("APIv6") for the MaOS X Intel platform. Furthermore it features some more tweaking with the sin/cos code and some prefetching instructions to speed up memory access in the "Hough" part. Many thanks to Bikeman for these improvements!

Happy testing!

BM

I am getting an error message from the app_info.xml, when BOINC starts.

Wed Feb 20 19:15:50 2008||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.42 for i686-apple-darwin
Wed Feb 20 19:15:50 2008|Einstein@Home|Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
Wed Feb 20 19:15:50 2008|Einstein@Home|[error] State file error: missing application file einstein_S5R3_4.04_i686-apple-darwin

It appears to be working anyway.

Reno, NV Team: SETI.USA

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