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I think they are validating and "completing"... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I think they are validating and "completing" their end faster now.

I had a g3 350mhz imac crunching for a while, and it would only show the last one completed because it was so slow!
Posted by sdubz, on Jun 12, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Team MacNN
When you have Alex's v5 downloaded you first need... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
When you have Alex's v5 downloaded you first need to quit boinc, then you can put the files from his download into your startup disk>Library>Application Support>BOINC...
Posted by sdubz, on Jun 7, 2006 at 06:13 AM, in Team MacNN
Oops, I didn't see that you were going to post... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Oops, I didn't see that you were going to post this over there, and I think I beat you to it :)

You didn't need to erase it tho! We could have had 2 happy threads going over there! :thumbsup:
...
Posted by sdubz, on Jun 7, 2006 at 06:05 AM, in Team MacNN
I would like to thank you guys for mentioning me... 1,591 Views / 26 Replies  
I would like to thank you guys for mentioning me too, but all I did was compile the stock seti/boinc source with agressive compiler options, I don't have the knowledge of Rick and Alex (who really...
Posted by sdubz, on Jun 4, 2006 at 06:49 AM, in Team MacNN
Looking thru the top computers is starting to... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Looking thru the top computers is starting to look like the G5 may be faster now.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/top_hosts.php

It also looks like Bob Palmer is starting to climb back up again,...
Posted by sdubz, on Jun 1, 2006 at 05:58 AM, in Team MacNN
Here is the wisdom.sah from my g4 mini... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Here is the wisdom.sah from my g4 mini http://boog.is-a-geek.org/seti/g4_mini_wisdom.sah.zip
Posted by sdubz, on May 28, 2006 at 07:26 AM, in Team MacNN
Sorry, arkayn. I'm truely not sure why it isn't... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Sorry, arkayn. I'm truely not sure why it isn't working on your machine. I have access to a slightly older g4 at work that I will try to test on as well when I get a chance (I'm out in the field...
Posted by sdubz, on May 27, 2006 at 06:55 AM, in Team MacNN
Awesome! I'm deffinately going to play with... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Awesome! I'm deffinately going to play with these, and check out what you have changed to see what I can learn! Thanks, man!

/me is excited....goes to play....
Posted by sdubz, on May 27, 2006 at 06:52 AM, in Team MacNN
I wonder if I went too cpu specific? Is the emac... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I wonder if I went too cpu specific? Is the emac g4 cpu a 7450 like the mini and such? I could fix that for you if needed, just compile a new version a bit more generic (but really shouldn't make...
Posted by sdubz, on May 26, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Team MacNN
Looks like all you will need to do is the... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Looks like all you will need to do is the app_info.xml and the new worker in your projects/seti directory and run it like normal :)
Posted by sdubz, on May 26, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Team MacNN
Odd, what were the errors? I'm using b7... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Odd, what were the errors?

I'm using b7 right now and I havn't had any issues.
What hardware?
Posted by sdubz, on May 26, 2006 at 06:45 AM, in Team MacNN
I doubt these will give you those kind of... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I doubt these will give you those kind of numbers, but should be better than stock. Hopefully Alex and Rick will come out with something more impressive!

All you should need to do it unzip the tgz...
Posted by sdubz, on May 25, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Team MacNN
Here is the latest build that I did, it actually... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Here is the latest build that I did, it actually was 9.5% faster on my mini, but I think I am stuck at this point and may have to wait on Alex and Rick to give us more.
...
Posted by sdubz, on May 25, 2006 at 08:26 PM, in Team MacNN
I wish I had an intel mac and the intel compiler... 1,226 Views / 19 Replies  
I wish I had an intel mac and the intel compiler for mac, THEN we would have a smoking app! (well the intel mac's would be smoking!)
Posted by sdubz, on May 24, 2006 at 10:37 PM, in Team MacNN
I think it is the L2 cache being the bottleneck,... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I think it is the L2 cache being the bottleneck, I have heard that it is what makes the faster cpu's crunch faster, my mini is:

Machine Name: Mac mini
Machine Model: PowerMac10,1
CPU...
Posted by sdubz, on May 24, 2006 at 08:52 PM, in Team MacNN
Sweet! I'm going to run a test on another build I... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Sweet! I'm going to run a test on another build I did.

I spent alot of time trying to get everything to compile with gcc 4.0 instead of 3.3 and I'm having issues with it still.

Then I noticed...
Posted by sdubz, on May 23, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in Team MacNN
Well, I searched all over to get the instructions... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Well, I searched all over to get the instructions and just pieced it together.

the files you need are http://boog.is-a-geek.org/seti/seti_test.zip

Then you put the seti worker in that folder...
Posted by sdubz, on May 22, 2006 at 07:10 AM, in Team MacNN
You have a better eye than mine when looking at... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
You have a better eye than mine when looking at that file! I totally missed those, but I see them now.

They must have changed something in the way it is processed, maybe for the deeper scan?
...
Posted by sdubz, on May 21, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in Team MacNN
They look exactly the same to me, I'll let you... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
They look exactly the same to me, I'll let you compare it looks like they will open as text in safari.

http://www.mkx.si/boinc/reference_work_unit.sah
...
Posted by sdubz, on May 21, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Team MacNN
There is also a wu (I think it is the same one)... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
There is also a wu (I think it is the same one) that comes in the latest source for seti. And the difference between "old" seti and enhanced is the way it looks at the data. Enhanced is looking...
Posted by sdubz, on May 21, 2006 at 08:41 AM, in Team MacNN
Sweet! I am working on trying to get the... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Sweet!

I am working on trying to get the right optimization flags for fftw to hopefully get a faster build, so for now I am playing with compiling and watching the test wu for a while.

Other...
Posted by sdubz, on May 20, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Team MacNN
I figured it out! you need a file named... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I figured it out! you need a file named init_data.xml I saved it here: http://boog.is-a-geek.org/seti/init_data.xml.zip

then you can put the init_data.xml, seti worker, the...
Posted by sdubz, on May 20, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in Team MacNN
I may end up with another build in a day or 2,... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I may end up with another build in a day or 2, I'm trying some very aggressive optimization flags, I'll test it here at home for a while, and if it runs well then I'll let you all have a stab at it....
Posted by sdubz, on May 19, 2006 at 10:16 PM, in Team MacNN
I wish I knew more, and I can't figure out why it... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I wish I knew more, and I can't figure out why it seems the Mac versionof seti won't run the test work_unit.sah but my linux boxes will.

I get an error of:

[email protected] error -108 Unknown error...
Posted by sdubz, on May 19, 2006 at 07:34 PM, in Team MacNN
I'm not sure about the bigfft_wisdoms. I... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I'm not sure about the bigfft_wisdoms.

I have tried to get the stock 5.13 version to run the test wu http://www.mkx.si/boinc/#verify
and it will not (my compile won't either)
Posted by sdubz, on May 19, 2006 at 06:26 PM, in Team MacNN
If I knew how to check to see if they are... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
If I knew how to check to see if they are actually there I would. Altivec should be built into the ffwt libraries (and I compiled the g4 and g5 versions separetly and for each cpu specifically), then...
Posted by sdubz, on May 19, 2006 at 06:37 AM, in Team MacNN
I sure hope it does! All of the wu's I have... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I sure hope it does!

All of the wu's I have crunched using this build have validated, even the ones that had the -9 error because the other computers that shared that wu had the same error. :)
...
Posted by sdubz, on May 19, 2006 at 06:13 AM, in Team MacNN
Man, I have learned alot trying to take this on!... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Man, I have learned alot trying to take this on! it's not as easy as I had thought just to add little optimize flags here and there!

I have enhanced workers that need tested, they seem to be...
Posted by sdubz, on May 18, 2006 at 05:00 PM, in Team MacNN
Well, now I'm just starting to get frustrated,... 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Well, now I'm just starting to get frustrated, this last couple builds are actually taking longer than the original client!

eventually I may figure some of this out.
Posted by sdubz, on May 17, 2006 at 07:04 AM, in Team MacNN
Enhanced Optimized 146,453 Views / 1,309 Replies  
OK!!! I think I have gotten somewhere!


I have 3 results now with one of my compiles that seems to be working!


this one has been validated:...
Posted by sdubz, on May 16, 2006 at 10:03 PM, in Team MacNN
It seems to pop up at the end, I would say go... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
It seems to pop up at the end, I would say go back to the normal seti enhanced for now till I see if I can get at least 1 good wu out of my mini (rebuilding my compiling environment right now).
Posted by sdubz, on May 15, 2006 at 06:23 PM, in Team MacNN
WOW! I love that you guys are willing to help!... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
WOW! I love that you guys are willing to help! Thank you!

I have temp removed the files from my server, because it looks like they are erroring way bad! I have done tons of research today and may...
Posted by sdubz, on May 15, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Team MacNN
you got my seti worker running and they are... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
you got my seti worker running and they are validating? cool, maybe I am banging my head for nothing?
Posted by sdubz, on May 15, 2006 at 04:05 PM, in Team MacNN
Sent! :) 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
Sent! :)
Posted by sdubz, on May 14, 2006 at 11:05 PM, in Team MacNN
It could be because I am using the one from my... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
It could be because I am using the one from my files without mention of the wisdom an it works perfect at switching between apps. (can't figure out how to post the xml code here)
Posted by sdubz, on May 14, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Team MacNN
Thanks! I'm working on trying to figure out what... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
Thanks! I'm working on trying to figure out what it may be. The waiting is the hard part, change something then crunch 1 wu, while suspending network activity and all but the 1 crunching wu.

I'll...
Posted by sdubz, on May 14, 2006 at 10:36 PM, in Team MacNN
mine seemed to do ok, but now I'm starting to... 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
mine seemed to do ok, but now I'm starting to worry about it. Starting to get errors. :hmm:

stderr out
<core_client_version>5.5.0</core_client_version>
<stderr_txt>
[email protected] Informational...
Posted by sdubz, on May 14, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in Team MacNN
My optimized enhanced 4,918 Views / 96 Replies  
Hello all!

With all of the trouble and confusion going on with the new enhanced seti, I figured I could add a little to it.

I compiled seti enhanced 5.13 with the best optimizations I could to...
Posted by sdubz, on May 14, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in Team MacNN
Hmmm, I'm not sure why it's doing that! :brick: ... 1,266 Views / 14 Replies  
Hmmm, I'm not sure why it's doing that! :brick:

None of the machines I have it running on have ever started the calibration over.

If I find something I'll let you know!
Posted by sdubz, on Apr 10, 2006 at 03:08 PM, in Team MacNN
That looks correct to me! :thumbsup: 116,751 Views / 970 Replies  
That looks correct to me! :thumbsup:
Posted by sdubz, on Apr 5, 2006 at 06:26 AM, in Team MacNN
My mini is a 1.5ghz (I overclocked it). When... 116,751 Views / 970 Replies  
My mini is a 1.5ghz (I overclocked it).

When I first started it on the trux version it only claimed like 4 per wu, set some optimizations (-O3, unroll loops, etc), and got it up a little higher....
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 28, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in Team MacNN
Cool! I'm glad to see your having some luck with... 1,320 Views / 20 Replies  
Cool! I'm glad to see your having some luck with it!

I wish I would have figured out how to build it before now!
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 28, 2006 at 07:17 PM, in Team MacNN
If you don't put the truxoft_prefs.xml in the... 116,751 Views / 970 Replies  
If you don't put the truxoft_prefs.xml in the correct place (BOINC data folder) it won't calibrate, it will act mostly like a "normal" boinc client.

Been using trux, along with the altivec from...
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 28, 2006 at 07:06 PM, in Team MacNN
if you use the same optimized seti client from... 1,320 Views / 20 Replies  
if you use the same optimized seti client from here at macnn, then use the trux boinc, you will still be crunching work units just as fast as before, just not overclaiming. :) But, remember the times...
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 26, 2006 at 05:13 PM, in Team MacNN
I just looked up your G5, I see why your getting... 1,320 Views / 20 Replies  
I just looked up your G5, I see why your getting a performance "hit", your machine is actually overclaiming on alot of wu's with the client your using, getting "overinflated" results.
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 25, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Team MacNN
If you were going by the times listed on the berk... 1,320 Views / 20 Replies  
If you were going by the times listed on the berk site, then it will look like you lost performance. The trux boinc "tweaks" the time as part of it's "calibration" method, so, if you were using the...
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 25, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in Team MacNN
Give it about 12 to 30 work units to start to see... 1,320 Views / 20 Replies  
Give it about 12 to 30 work units to start to see the big difference of your claimed going up.
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 23, 2006 at 03:13 PM, in Team MacNN
when you use an optimized client like the awesome... 1,266 Views / 14 Replies  
when you use an optimized client like the awesome one frem Team MacNN, you are spending less time per work unit, resulting in less claimed credit. So, if you use the default boinc app, you will only...
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 23, 2006 at 08:51 AM, in Team MacNN
take me to your liter 718 Views / 4 Replies  
I also come in peace from Broadband Reports Team Starfire, but I am just one of the very few mac users over there.

Everyone is welcome to come visit! http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/seti
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 22, 2006 at 09:48 PM, in Team MacNN
If you look into the trux calibrating client, you... 1,266 Views / 14 Replies  
If you look into the trux calibrating client, you can find that it will claim normal numbers (not over inflated, unfair) for the non optimised clients like predictor and such, but will "calibrate"...
Posted by sdubz, on Mar 22, 2006 at 09:40 PM, in Team MacNN
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