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No more support for Power PC 600 Views / 4 Replies  
This message just came out with information on the new version of Boinc Manager now being tested.

"Note that as of 6.13, we are no longer supporting PowerPC macs."
Posted by Billy, on Sep 21, 2011 at 01:16 AM, in Team MacNN
It's too hot here to run DC for the summer, so I... 1,837 Views / 11 Replies  
It's too hot here to run DC for the summer, so I won't miss my falling stats!
Posted by Billy, on Jul 19, 2011 at 09:56 AM, in Team MacNN
Thanks for all that! I think this page needs... 2,378 Views / 37 Replies  
Thanks for all that!

I think this page needs a kick; Team MacNN : Stats Root (http://teamstats.macnn.com/)

Billy
Posted by Billy, on May 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM, in Team MacNN
Best for Mac 1,026 Views / 2 Replies  
My Intel Core Duo iMac will be finishing up the last of its Famous tasks on CPDN in the next hour. This has been a good project for the iMac (if you don't count the errors). The other projects I am...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM, in Team MacNN
I have always been opposed to impaired drivers. 2,378 Views / 37 Replies  
I have always been opposed to impaired drivers.
Posted by Billy, on Apr 17, 2011 at 10:57 AM, in Team MacNN
Stats down? 2,378 Views / 37 Replies  
Stats down?
Posted by Billy, on Apr 16, 2011 at 01:56 PM, in Team MacNN
Looks good now. Thanks for that. 1,009 Views / 12 Replies  
Looks good now.

Thanks for that.
Posted by Billy, on Sep 9, 2010 at 11:08 PM, in Team MacNN
Can you give Einstein and Climate a kick, please?... 1,009 Views / 12 Replies  
Can you give Einstein and Climate a kick, please? They are still not updating. Don't know anything about Predictor.

Thanks,
Posted by Billy, on Sep 1, 2010 at 01:29 PM, in Team MacNN
CPDN best for Macs? 503 Views / 0 Replies  
The latest offering from CPDN is a set of tasks named "famous". These perform very well on my Intel Core Duo machine. I have been getting a 50% increase in credits over other projects and over...
Posted by Billy, on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM, in Team MacNN
Any chance of turning it back on, please? 1,009 Views / 12 Replies  
Any chance of turning it back on, please?
Posted by Billy, on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:43 AM, in Team MacNN
My 1.83 Ghz Core Duo seems to be doing okay on... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
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.
Posted by Billy, on Nov 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM, in Team MacNN
Congratulations Penguirl! 661 Views / 8 Replies  
New AP24

A new AP24 (Arithmetic Progression of 24 primes) has been found. The finder is Tina Kent (Penguirl) of the United States. She is a member of Team MacNN.

The AP24 was returned on 20 Jul...
Posted by Billy, on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM, in Team MacNN
I think that in Boinc Manager, the advanced view,... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I think that in Boinc Manager, the advanced view, the task window should show it as running with the 503 or 505 application.
Posted by Billy, on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:14 PM, in Team MacNN
I managed to get an AP 505. It is at 3.3% and 3... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I managed to get an AP 505. It is at 3.3% and 3 hours. That is going to take about 90 hours. The previous optimized app took about 55 hours. It looks to be a lot slower. Will have to see how it goes.
Posted by Billy, on Jul 8, 2009 at 02:29 PM, in Team MacNN
Looks like new optimized applications for SETI AP... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Looks like new optimized applications for SETI AP

Optimized Applications and Other Binaries - Read Only (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=53611)
Posted by Billy, on Jul 2, 2009 at 05:29 PM, in Team MacNN
Some good news from CPDN for Mac users ... 713 Views / 7 Replies  
Some good news from CPDN for Mac users

"There's good news for Mac users. HadAM3P ran much more slowly on Mac than on Windows and Linux. Tolu has released a new 6.07 version of this model for Mac....
Posted by Billy, on Jun 22, 2009 at 03:52 PM, in Team MacNN
CPDN - Uploads are not working 353 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a completed task that has been attempting to upload the zip files for several days. The CPDN website news says that there is a power supply problem and a disk storage problem with an uncertain...
Posted by Billy, on Jun 15, 2009 at 06:53 PM, in Team MacNN
There seem to be more Mac OS apps available now,... 532 Views / 2 Replies  
There seem to be more Mac OS apps available now, but no announcements and not all of them are available in my preferences page. There is also a PPC app listed. I need to have a "Primegrid for Mac...
Posted by Billy, on Jun 15, 2009 at 03:38 PM, in Team MacNN
I did a workunit on the beta site and also on the... 654 Views / 6 Replies  
I did a workunit on the beta site and also on the regular site, but no credits given. Is there a problem with the Mac app or is it the ABC site?
Posted by Billy, on Jun 15, 2009 at 03:33 PM, in Team MacNN
It might have been mdimport, but I am uncertain... 517 Views / 2 Replies  
It might have been mdimport, but I am uncertain that I can actually quit that process.

Now, that I think back, there was a process that had the user "nobody". I thought that if "nobody" was the...
Posted by Billy, on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:34 PM, in Team MacNN
CCC to the Rescue 517 Views / 2 Replies  
In an attempt to squeeze the last out of my aging Core Duo iMac, I decided to "quit" unnecessary processes using Activity Monitor. I thought that if I tried to quit important processes, OSX wouldn't...
Posted by Billy, on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM, in Team MacNN
More disturbing news from CPDN. I haven't had... 1,016 Views / 1 Replies  
More disturbing news from CPDN. I haven't had this problem. But I seem to have heard about difficulties with running this project on Leopard. I am still using Tiger.


If you are running CPDN on a...
Posted by Billy, on May 30, 2009 at 07:54 AM, in Team MacNN
CUDA on the Mac may not be coming any time soon.... 817 Views / 4 Replies  
CUDA on the Mac may not be coming any time soon. Glad to see that you are back on track with your Mac.
Posted by Billy, on May 8, 2009 at 10:07 AM, in Team MacNN
News - Climate Prediction 1,016 Views / 1 Replies  
Message from CPDN:

Posted 30 Apr 2009 12:56:00 UTC
Last modified: 30 Apr 2009 13:14:31 UTC
CPDN main project

Remember that if a multicore computer runs a full load of HadAM3P models...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 30, 2009 at 02:08 PM, in Team MacNN
UPDATE I received these comments from the... 713 Views / 7 Replies  
UPDATE

I received these comments from the mods at CPDN:

Looking at your computer, and a couple of quad core Macs, you appear to be correct. The dropoff in speed between hadsm3 type models and...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:36 PM, in Team MacNN
No. There are no GPU-accelerated applications on... 713 Views / 7 Replies  
No. There are no GPU-accelerated applications on CPDN. The top computers are i7 machines running Windows with 8 cores.

I just noticed that around March 12, the top Macintosh computers started...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 25, 2009 at 09:00 AM, in Team MacNN
There are no applications for PPC Macs on CPDN. ... 713 Views / 7 Replies  
There are no applications for PPC Macs on CPDN.

Those computers should be running Seti optimized applications or be used on other Projects. I believe that they do well on Seti. I don't have one,...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 25, 2009 at 08:42 AM, in Team MacNN
Climate Prediction way down on Mac - 3P tasks 713 Views / 7 Replies  
It appears that CPDN 3P tasks are running very slowly on Intel Macs. I suggest that you switch back to SM3 or SM3MH tasks where Intel Macs do as well as or better than Windows or Linux. Only run 3P...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 24, 2009 at 01:52 PM, in Team MacNN
SATAN gets 2,000,000 817 Views / 4 Replies  
Congratulations to SATAN on passing the 2,000,000 mark on SETI@home. In spite of the global recession and huge job losses, he has helped the team tremendously.

Billy
Posted by Billy, on Apr 14, 2009 at 10:44 PM, in Team MacNN
I can't answer your question. But I tried it with... 801 Views / 2 Replies  
I can't answer your question. But I tried it with my Core Duo on Tiger and the results were disappointing; 8900 CPU sec for 7 credits and 22000 CPU sec for 65 credits. Not too good.
Posted by Billy, on Apr 6, 2009 at 08:14 PM, in Team MacNN
On my iMac CD, I am getting less credit for the... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
On my iMac CD, I am getting less credit for the same amount of work, by about 5% on MB. Mine is 40 credits now versus 42 credits previously. The time to process is about the same for me.
I am...
Posted by Billy, on Apr 2, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in Team MacNN
Which is the better one to run on a Core Duo iMac? 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Which is the better one to run on a Core Duo iMac?
Posted by Billy, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM, in Team MacNN
What's the difference between 5 and 5.3? 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
What's the difference between 5 and 5.3?
Posted by Billy, on Mar 10, 2009 at 08:39 PM, in Team MacNN
Does one use the standard app on Mac or are there... 1,936 Views / 24 Replies  
Does one use the standard app on Mac or are there optimized applications available?
Posted by Billy, on Feb 13, 2009 at 09:36 AM, in Team MacNN
So it isn't very GREEN crunching that way. Does... 2,573 Views / 9 Replies  
So it isn't very GREEN crunching that way. Does that 100 watts include cooling power? Would it be noisy as well; fans running flat out? How much does one of those cost?
Posted by Billy, on Jan 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM, in Team MacNN
CUDA is FAST on SETI 2,573 Views / 9 Replies  
I happened to look at a task on SETIathome that was paired with a CUDA device; GeForce 8800. It was about 38 TIMES at fast as my computer with the optimized client. Incredible.
...
Posted by Billy, on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in Team MacNN
It is supposed to be faster than CPU, but I have... 469 Views / 3 Replies  
It is supposed to be faster than CPU, but I have read that it is not at fast as A. K. V8 on the Mac.
Posted by Billy, on Dec 23, 2008 at 11:46 PM, in Team MacNN
Thanks for doing this. On my Core Duo iMac, I am... 125,213 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Thanks for doing this. On my Core Duo iMac, I am running the 4.28 version of AP. How does this compare to the 5.00? Also in the Readme Folder/ Readme Astropulse, it says "Should run on MacOS 10.4.x...
Posted by Billy, on Dec 22, 2008 at 09:22 AM, in Team MacNN
NVIDIA Press Release 469 Views / 3 Replies  
GPU computing finally takes off in BOINC with GPUGRID, SETI@Home and Einstein@Home. Read today's NVIDIA press release 'NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Advances The Pace Of Scientific Research'. ...
Posted by Billy, on Dec 17, 2008 at 02:07 PM, in Team MacNN
New Work Units for SIMAP 444 Views / 1 Replies  
Didn't expect any Simap units until the end of the month, but just noticed that new work units have been issued today.
Posted by Billy, on Dec 14, 2008 at 08:30 PM, in Team MacNN
I have to revise that somewhat. When I got a new... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
I have to revise that somewhat. When I got a new HadCM work unit with the newer application (6.04) my performance dropped considerably as well. The older HadCM work unit was processing at 1.9 sec/TS,...
Posted by Billy, on Dec 4, 2008 at 09:11 AM, in Team MacNN
I searched through the messages at CPDN and found... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
I searched through the messages at CPDN and found one that said that the long work units are given more credit than the shorter ones. I set my preferences to get the longer work units.
Posted by Billy, on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:35 PM, in Team MacNN
I just started a second CPDN task. It is one of... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
I just started a second CPDN task. It is one of the shorter ones. It seems to be getting much less credit per second than my previous longer one. Is there a reason for this that anyone knows. It is...
Posted by Billy, on Nov 13, 2008 at 02:39 PM, in Team MacNN
Where do you see it? I haven't seen it at all. 660 Views / 5 Replies  
Where do you see it? I haven't seen it at all.
Posted by Billy, on Oct 29, 2008 at 11:25 AM, in Team MacNN
Finally finished in 61 hours. Now the challenge... 861 Views / 16 Replies  
Finally finished in 61 hours. Now the challenge will be to get a wingman to finish the quorum. It could be several months to get the credit for it.
Posted by Billy, on Oct 29, 2008 at 08:24 AM, in Team MacNN
On my iMac Core Duo, I have the optimized client... 861 Views / 16 Replies  
On my iMac Core Duo, I have the optimized client and it is 21% and 13 hours running time for my first Astropulse unit. Maybe it isn't that good on a Core Duo.
Posted by Billy, on Oct 26, 2008 at 06:20 PM, in Team MacNN
You are doing the smart thing in assigning work... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
You are doing the smart thing in assigning work units based on the efficiency of your computers and maximizing your production (economics 101). Since I only have 1 computer, I can only vary the...
Posted by Billy, on Oct 23, 2008 at 03:24 PM, in Team MacNN
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. All is well. 730 Views / 17 Replies  
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. All is well.
Posted by Billy, on Oct 23, 2008 at 02:38 PM, in Team MacNN
Finally, it is on-line again. I uploaded 3... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
Finally, it is on-line again.

I uploaded 3 trickles at once, but only got credit for 1 trickle. Hopefully, they will adjust the credits when things settle down for them.
Posted by Billy, on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:07 AM, in Team MacNN
The one I am working on now is estimated at 100... 730 Views / 17 Replies  
The one I am working on now is estimated at 100 days. It gives good credit and, I hope, is good science. I have given it 50% of my CPU resources.
My Core Duo iMac does best on Climate, then...
Posted by Billy, on Oct 20, 2008 at 03:08 PM, in Team MacNN
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