Windows Beta Test App 4.23 available

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A new Windows App is available from our Beta Test Page.

After failing in trying to reproduce the client errors on our own systems in order to fix them, this is an App release that is primarily meant to enrich the information returned from your machines in case of a client error.

In case of a (debuggable) client error a debugger will be loaded (by newer BOINC Clients) that will in turn contact the Einstein@Home server in order to download debugging symbols ("phone home"). This means that the PDB is no longer distributed with the App, and symbol information will be downloaded compressed and only when needed.

This version of the App also avoids the modf() call with the buggy CPU detection, which should eliminate one reason for instability and speed up tasks on machins with AMD CPUs (and probably non-SSE Intel, too).

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Windows Beta Test App 4.23 available

The app_info.xml file seems to be unix file format(crlf/lfcr), so I post the content here again:



einstein_S5R2


einstein_S5R2_4.23_windows_intelx86.exe



einstein_S5R2
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einstein_S5R2_4.23_windows_intelx86.exe


cu,
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RE: The app_info.xml file

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The app_info.xml file seems to be unix file format(crlf/lfcr), so I post the content here again:


Didn't it work anyway?
I.e. are ther versions of the BOINC Client where the XML parser cares about linebreaks?

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RE: RE: The app_info.xml

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The app_info.xml file seems to be unix file format(crlf/lfcr), so I post the content here again:

Didn't it work anyway?
I.e. are ther versions of the BOINC Client where the XML parser cares about linebreaks?

BM

I don't know, I just changed it to be on the save side. ;-)
Anyway, I like it when the file is readable when I open it in TotalCommander with "F4"(edit). And there are people, that use a 64Bit Boinc Client and have to edit the file anyway.

cu,
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RE: I don't know, I just

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I don't know, I just changed it to be on the save side. ;-)
Anyway, I like it when the file is readable when I open it in TotalCommander with "F4"(edit). And there are people, that use a 64Bit Boinc Client and have to edit the file anyway.


Sorry, didn't thought about those. I usually edit these files with Wordpad.exe anyway if I need to at all.

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RE: A new Windows App is

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A new Windows App is available from our Beta Test Page.

After failing in trying to reproduce the client errors on our own systems in order to fix them, this is an App release that is primarily meant to enrich the information returned from your machines in case of a client error.

In case of a (debuggable) client error a debugger will be loaded (by newer BOINC Clients) that will in turn contact the Einstein@Home server in order to download debugging symbols ("phone home"). This means that the PDB is no longer distributed with the App, and symbol information will be downloaded compressed and only when needed.

This version of the App also avoids the modf() call with the buggy CPU detection, which should eliminate one reason for instability and speed up tasks on machins with AMD CPUs (and probably non-SSE Intel, too).

BM

Thank you for proving me wrong...

I went ahead and did the hex edit to the executable yesterday for the last result I currently have and have seen the approx 30% performance improvement. I'll try the new app once I get done with that result (approx 3 hours from now). I didn't have any crashes, just the AMD slowness, so all I will be doing is comparing the hack vs. whatever you did, unless the new version induces crashes on my machine...

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Does this app fix the cross

Does this app fix the cross platform validation problems?

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Hi, i've tried the 4.23 app

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Hi,
i've tried the 4.23 app and i'm seeing over 2.3 mio pagefaults after 18 min. off runtime.

Isn't that a bit to high or am i the only one seeing this ?

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RE: Hi, i've tried the 4.23

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Hi,
i've tried the 4.23 app and i'm seeing over 2.3 mio pagefaults after 18 min. off runtime.

Isn't that a bit to high or am i the only one seeing this ?

Well, I have 83 million after 12 hours on the original app... What all that means, not sure... Perhaps it really just means that data that was being sought was not found in memory, thus it really is like a cache miss...?

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RE: Hi, i've tried the 4.23

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Hi,
i've tried the 4.23 app and i'm seeing over 2.3 mio pagefaults after 18 min. off runtime.

Isn't that a bit to high or am i the only one seeing this ?


I also noticed it, but I think it's normal.
Some recursive subroutines call the OS to request/free memory.
It needs only 0,5 - 1,5% of the full process time.

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RE: Does this app fix the

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Does this app fix the cross platform validation problems?

My take on that is "no", but perhaps the "instability" corrections really mean that?

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