Is there a Solaris/SPARC application in the works?
There are only some older statements:
We had a voulunteer for doing the port, but I haven't heard of him for months now. Apparently he ran out of free time for that (like we all do...). Currently there is done quite some work on the code of BOINC as well as on the science code. Maybe we'll start another attempt when the codebase is more stable again. But the priority for new ports is rather low for now.
very interested in SPARC Solaris client too
got like 50 Blades ready for it when it gets released.......
I just built a Solaris/SPARC version of the new Albert App, which seems to run well on Solaris 7 and 10 (and thus it should on 8 and 9, too). We plan to release it after some testing. Our SPARCs are somewhat slow, so this may take a while. Stay tuned.
This sounds very good, txs.
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I have also 5 SPARC-Solaris systems at hand and would be glad, if I could use them for another BOINC project too (only SETI@home available so far, by binary and source code both). If you would dare to give us the source, we might try ourselves (for example on x86-Solaris, where a number of fast AMD64 systems are waiting...). More precise, they would do Einstein@home primarily, because it has a higher priority in my profile than SETI@home...
The Solaris Einstein@Home app that Bernd built is now being distributed (command line version only; graphical version coming soon). Please use this thread to report success or problems.
Looks like the same issue as observed with SETI-BOINC: "Message from server: platform 'sparc-sun-solaris2.9' not found" --- I thought, you wanted to omit the annoying version number after solaris to prevent such problems, when I read the discussions on the BOINC-dev mailing-list? Is the same sparc-sun-solaris2.7 expected as by Berkeley anyway?
Proposal for handling this Solaris version differences issue: either add a generic pattern in the MySQL database or manually add and link all variants from the supported one on (i.e. 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10 and for the brave among us even 2.11 for the current (community/OpenSolaris) express versions, or just begin with 2.8 or the like). Otherwise I will try with the original 2.7 client.
At least version 4.19 of the official BOINC sparc client exits with a SEGV on Solaris 9 --- I could try on Solaris 10 too (dtrace!) or analyze the core file, if one would be created. So I was forced to use the anonymous platform mechanism again, no good, when considering the beta state and likely updates for the albert application.