Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > Team MacNN > Enhanced Optimized

Enhanced Optimized (Page 27)
Thread Tools
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Golden Valley, AZ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 3, 2009, 08:55 PM
 
I want a new iMac now, my little T7200 seems so slow nowadays.
     
Forum Regular
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2009, 12:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by arkayn View Post
I want a new iMac now, my little T7200 seems so slow nowadays.
My 1.83 Ghz Core Duo seems to be doing okay on Einstein. Many of the top computers on Einstein are Macs. Not sure of the reason. I am there though.
     
Mac Elite
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 5, 2009, 11:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by arkayn View Post
I want a new iMac now, my little T7200 seems so slow nowadays.
I know the feeling. My homebrew overclocked Athlon 64x2 box does better than my G5 most of the time and I spent just a couple of hundred dollars on that thing. Sigh.
     
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Golden Valley, AZ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Nov 5, 2009, 12:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Todd Madson View Post
I know the feeling. My homebrew overclocked Athlon 64x2 box does better than my G5 most of the time and I spent just a couple of hundred dollars on that thing. Sigh.
I am sitting right besides a built Quad(Q8200) core with a ATI 4830. I think I spent about $500 on it.
     
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 5, 2009, 06:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by BTBlomberg View Post
Bob, I have to say I have been watching your machine as you have started to creep back up and it's scary. Makes me jealous.
I'm in the process of recovering from memory problems. The system was crashing due to parity errors, until one of the DIMM's died. The machine was off line for several days.
It is amazing. The 8-core Mac Pro running 9 SETI tasks runs only slightly warmer than the PowerPC Quad G5 at idle with nap allowed.
MacPro 2x 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Power Mac 4x 2.5GHz G5 (SETI #1 RAC May 4, 2006)
Power Mac 2x 1GHz G4
     
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 18, 2011, 02:13 AM
 
Gee, no recent activity here. I hope somebody is home!

I just got a new iMac with Intel Core i7 CPUs and I was wondering what (if any) enhanced software I should be running for SETI@home crunching. Please advise and point to the downloads, if appropriate.

Thanks.

Jim
     
Forum Regular
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 18, 2011, 02:38 AM
 
Jimm,

I just got a new iMac i5 and set it up with an enhanced installer from here: Multibeam and Astropulse Combined Packages

Intel Mac Unified Installer - Includes Setiathome and Astropulse optimized apps.

I installed Boinc and setup SETI@Home and then closed Boinc Manager. Then I ran the "Intel Mac Unified Installer" and wasn't sure what to select and figured the difference SSS3 for Xeon should work as Xeons are old now. Seams to work fine. i5 and i7 both have SSSE3 and SSE4.1, 4.2 so it should be OK. The only other option that made any sense would be Core2 and should run OK also as it uses SSSE3 also I found out after the fact.

After running the installer you need to reinstall Boinc to fix the permissions. Then you are set.

Good luck.
     
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Golden Valley, AZ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 19, 2011, 12:05 AM
 
Eventually there will be a update once we get everything updated for the new version 7 of the SETI Multibeam app.

Packages have moved into the forums on my server.
Mac OS X Installers
( Last edited by arkayn; May 21, 2011 at 01:03 AM. )
     
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 19, 2011, 10:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by arkayn View Post
Eventually there will be a update once we get everything updated for the new version 7 of the SETI Multibeam app.

Packages have moved into the forums on my server.
Linux/Mac
Hmm, so when I run this installer it asks if I want to do optional installs, including:

OS X Core Duo
OS X Core 2 Duo
OS X Xeon Mac Pro Towers

I assume on my iMac Intel Core i7 I do not choose any of these, right?

Thanks again,

Jim
     
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Golden Valley, AZ
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
May 19, 2011, 12:25 PM
 
The Xeon option will work just fine on your new iMac.

Technically, if you do not select anything, nothing will be installed. I used the optional install options as that allowed you to choose which version to install.

Those options were chosen back when Alex Khan first started building the optimized clients and they were top of the line.
     
 
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2014 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2