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The version of the seti client should not affect... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
The version of the seti client should not affect the benchmark any, as it is part of the core boinc client.

That said, It is my understanding that the benchmark numbers don't really mean anything...
Posted by brysonda, on Jul 5, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Team MacNN
To chime in, 6NG seems to be about 7% faster than... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
To chime in, 6NG seems to be about 7% faster than straight version 6 (when comparing a few similar work units completed on my Quad). This is not a very large sample, of course, but at least a good...
Posted by brysonda, on Jun 28, 2006 at 08:25 AM, in Team MacNN
Not to stray too far off topic, but I thought I... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Not to stray too far off topic, but I thought I should reply with my observations using a quad with optimized seti for months now. In general there is definitely increased fan activity while...
Posted by brysonda, on Jun 26, 2006 at 08:08 PM, in Team MacNN
Definitely a big thanks Alex. I have... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Definitely a big thanks Alex.

I have transitioned all of my 11 systems over to v6. Also regenerated the widsom file on the quad using the new fft_test3.

Hopefully the group of quads can...
Posted by brysonda, on Jun 21, 2006 at 02:32 PM, in Team MacNN
I believe that the only version >= 4 of gcc can... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I believe that the only version >= 4 of gcc can generate intel mac binaries.
Posted by brysonda, on Jun 13, 2006 at 10:40 AM, in Team MacNN
I finally had a moment to check the forum... 145,839 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I finally had a moment to check the forum yesterday and discover all of the optimized enhanced worker goodness. So I've switched over my collection of machines (to v5) and will hopefully be...
Posted by brysonda, on Jun 9, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in Team MacNN
On the plus side, after a little browsing of the... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
On the plus side, after a little browsing of the top computers, it looks like PCs may be in for a similar hit in RAC. A Pentium D 3.2 GHz took about 11000s for an average enhanced work unit worth...
Posted by brysonda, on May 18, 2006 at 09:54 AM, in Team MacNN
There may be a few left in the pipe... but my... 731 Views / 9 Replies  
There may be a few left in the pipe... but my Quad ran out of work about 45 minutes ago with no new work in sight. Had to make the jump to enhanced. We'll see how badly my RAC will drop. :eek:
Posted by brysonda, on May 17, 2006 at 09:47 PM, in Team MacNN
I think the slow cache build was a result of the... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
I think the slow cache build was a result of the setiathome_enhanced transition. Only a couple of the splitters were generating setiathome work units. Starting yesterday they are generating no...
Posted by brysonda, on May 17, 2006 at 08:23 AM, in Team MacNN
I'm testing a hybrid a53, enhanced (boog compiled... 4,863 Views / 96 Replies  
I'm testing a hybrid a53, enhanced (boog compiled version) setup on one of my systems (1 GHz PB G4), but I definitely am going to wait it out before transitioning more. I of course want to support...
Posted by brysonda, on May 16, 2006 at 02:38 PM, in Team MacNN
My understanding of the new reward scheme is that... 1,113 Views / 11 Replies  
My understanding of the new reward scheme is that it does not really use the benchmarks to generate credits. Rather, it keeps track of how many FFTs are performed and then grants credit based on...
Posted by brysonda, on May 16, 2006 at 02:32 PM, in Team MacNN
I believe I grabbed the CLI 5.2.13 Gui-compatible... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
I believe I grabbed the CLI 5.2.13 Gui-compatible superbench binary for the G5. Just unpack it and move the file to the boinc directory. For example, in a Terminal:

mv {boinc cli binary}...
Posted by brysonda, on Mar 30, 2006 at 12:53 PM, in Team MacNN
Phantomac: Another thing to try is using the... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Phantomac: Another thing to try is using the command line version (can be gui compatible). I noticed that my Quad would cease computing with relative frequency while using the BOINC MenuBar, even...
Posted by brysonda, on Mar 29, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Team MacNN
Is the source code for a5 available? I have a... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Is the source code for a5 available? I have a couple of G4 systems running 10.3.9 Server that I'd like to get running a5, but it seems to be 10.4 only.
Posted by brysonda, on Mar 23, 2006 at 08:37 PM, in Team MacNN
Ok, so I have some real data about the effects of... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Ok, so I have some real data about the effects of disabling nap on a Quad G5. I took a sample of runtime data from two time periods, one several days before disabling nap, one several days after. ...
Posted by brysonda, on Mar 15, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Team MacNN
Yeah, I'd be interested in hearing more about the... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Yeah, I'd be interested in hearing more about the purported benefits of disabling it, as well. From my understanding, it should only make a difference in idle modes where the CPU transitions into a...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 28, 2006 at 12:17 AM, in Team MacNN
Todd, I just looked at my stats and have a... 701 Views / 4 Replies  
Todd,

I just looked at my stats and have a similar jump in production. I did merge computers, though, so that seems like a reasonable explanation.

...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 23, 2006 at 10:52 AM, in Team MacNN
I did a little playing with a 2.0 GHz Core Duo... 1,691 Views / 18 Replies  
I did a little playing with a 2.0 GHz Core Duo iMac at our local CompUSA Apple Shop. It was somewhat difficult to test, given that they have pretty much nothing on them. But some casual testing of...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 21, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Alex, First couple of invalid results that I've... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Alex,
First couple of invalid results that I've seen:

a52 on G5 Quad:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=238597556
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=238384781...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 21, 2006 at 08:12 AM, in Team MacNN
Confusion, I do have some more corroborating... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
Confusion,
I do have some more corroborating evidence that I only have one pump in my Quad. When watching the temperature graphs in Temperature Monitor, there is a definite pattern. When all 4...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 21, 2006 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Model: Power Mac G5 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz GPU... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
Model: Power Mac G5 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz
GPU (graphics card): Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT -- Zalman Cu Cooler
Display: 1 - Apple 23in Cinema HD
Memory: 2.5 GB
Purchased: Mid January 2006
Script output:...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 21, 2006 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I'm sure insofar as I looked through the... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, I'm sure insofar as I looked through the back of the system and it looks distincly different from these pictures (http://homepage.mac.com/thunderaudio/PhotoAlbum11.html). I haven't actually...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 20, 2006 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Man, got busy and haven't had time... finally... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
Man, got busy and haven't had time... finally got a chance to reply.



I used the Zalman. Worked very nicely. I did get the Arctic Silver thermal compound, rather than using the included...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 20, 2006 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, related to the sensor topic, I wonder what... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
Oh, related to the sensor topic, I wonder what the distribution of pump configurations there are in the Quads. Digging into ioreg I started to get worried mine was broken in that only one Pump was...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 17, 2006 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
It may also be worth mentioning the video card... 2,951 Views / 32 Replies  
It may also be worth mentioning the video card that is in the machine. It can make a huge difference in the noise of the system. When my Quad first arrived it was particularly noisy. After...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 17, 2006 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
E.T. - I've just created a bigfft_wisdom file for... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
E.T. - I've just created a bigfft_wisdom file for my PB 1.67 GHz (17in Feb 2005 -- PowerBook5,7 if it matters). Used the processed described by Halimedia this time (restart, leave at login screen,...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 17, 2006 at 02:27 PM, in Team MacNN
ET, thanks for posting those up. I can... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
ET, thanks for posting those up.

I can definately confirm that how you create bigfft_wisdom is pretty sensitive... check out the Before...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 17, 2006 at 10:12 AM, in Team MacNN
Is there anyone that has a Quad bigfft_wisdom... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Is there anyone that has a Quad bigfft_wisdom file that they would be willing to share? I'm still getting consistently 2400-2900 times for my work units, even though I have seen a number of Quads...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 15, 2006 at 04:24 PM, in Team MacNN
Interestingly, I did the same procedure but saw... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Interestingly, I did the same procedure but saw almost the opposite. Before a52, WUs were taking around 3600-3700 sec. After, they went down, 2800-2900 sec. Pretty sweet improvement.

However,...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 13, 2006 at 09:45 AM, in Team MacNN
Alex, fyi... had a work unit that failed with a... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
Alex, fyi... had a work unit that failed with a computing error. Looks like it failed to parse it.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=230587261
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 11, 2006 at 11:52 PM, in Team MacNN
I have been using the seti worker A5 for about a... 115,894 Views / 970 Replies  
I have been using the seti worker A5 for about a week and have been loving the improved performance. Thanks Alex, Rick, and the forum for the work that has gone into building and testing it.
...
Posted by brysonda, on Feb 11, 2006 at 01:24 PM, in Team MacNN
 
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