Windows Beta Test App 4.24 available

Cameron
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So is this a public beta test

So is this a public beta test of 4.24?

E@H just automatically updated the existing 4.17 version when I connected.

I would concur with posting to news about this public beta phase if this is in fact the intention

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RE: So is this a public

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So is this a public beta test of 4.24?

The beta test of 4.24 finished a while ago and then 4.24 became the official version (for windows). Please read this entire thread carefully for the full story.

Bernd is now talking about the future beta testing of apps that eventually will replace the current official apps. I would think that they will have version numbers higher than 4.24.

Cheers,
Gary.

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Bernd, if the "precomputed

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Bernd,
if the "precomputed skygrid" approach will be implemented, wouldn't that also offer an elegant way to handle different sizes of workunits again? The relativly long duration of the WUs seems to be a major issue with users.

Slower machines would crunch only (say) one hemisphere of the sky and faster ones the full sky.

Are there plans in this direction, maybe for S5R3?

CU

BRM

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Some of AKOS's computers have

Some of AKOS's computers have been found and they're running apps >5x faster than stock. Once the bugs are worked out, I think faster apps is the planned solution to the slow box problem.

jay
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Just finished a wu with the

Just finished a wu with the beta version.

The cpu time was 59 hours 38 min. 12 sec ..

I'm one of those people running windows 2000 on a pentium 4 M -
where the sse2 set is not recognized for some reason.

2007-06-30 12:49:56 [---] Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.70GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4] [fpu tsc sse mmx]

Even running with without optimization, this seems like a long time.
Other projects have WUs that take 1.5 hours
WCG-Fight aids at home (faah) takes about 38 hours (if my memory serves..)

So, I'm in favor of a shorter WU.
I assume no errors reported. the error file was cleaned up when the results were uploaded - I assume.

QUESTION: HOW TO BACK OUT THE BETA VERSION? - Dlete the beta xml file & application?

Thanks,
Jay E.

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4.24 is no longer beta. It

4.24 is no longer beta. It was pushed out as the mainstream win/x86 app about a week ago.

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RE: QUESTION: HOW TO BACK

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QUESTION: HOW TO BACK OUT THE BETA VERSION? - Dlete the beta xml file & application?

Here is essentially the same question as yours. It was asked in this very thread some days ago and Bernd answered it immediately - see the very next post for the answer.

Cheers,
Gary.

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RE: RE: QUESTION: HOW TO

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Quote:

QUESTION: HOW TO BACK OUT THE BETA VERSION? - Delete the beta xml file & application?

Here is essentially the same question as yours. It was asked in this very thread some days ago and Bernd answered it immediately - see the very next post for the answer.

Thanks Gary!!
(Sorry I missed it looking thru posts....)

Mikie Tim T
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RE: Just to keep you

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Just to keep you updated of our plans, mainly regarding the cross-platform differences:
- Early next week (probably Monday) we'll issue a new validator that should make things easier for transition and probably fix some invalid results by itself
- After the new validator is in place, we'll issue a new set of Apps for public Beta Test (for all platforms) that incorporate the fixes accomplished so far. I'll keep on tracking problems and fixing bugs I find until the very last moment. The new Apps will also incorporate a new feature that we might need.
- If it turns out that we need this feature (using pre-calculated files instead of doing the calculations in the Apps to avoid platform differences there), we will issue new workunits (actually a new workunit generator) that will make use of this feature after the new Apps have been made "official".
- Once we got the validation working properly, I'll work on speeding up the computation in the Apps. The current code I plan to use for parts of the calculation btw. doesn't make use of neither modf() nor ftol() anymore but actually uses bit-operations to achieve something similar.

BM

Now that the validator issue has been resolved, are we almost to the point of beta testing a new batch of apps?

Bernd Machenschalk
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RE: Now that the validator

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Now that the validator issue has been resolved, are we almost to the point of beta testing a new batch of apps?


Yes we are. I'm currently waiting for some internal tests to finish and some feedback from other developers from the other side of the earth (see http://www.amaldi7.com/). Apps are in the pipeline.

BM

BM

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