Welcome to MilkyWay@home

supported/unsupported platforms


Advanced search

Message boards : Number crunching : supported/unsupported platforms
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
ProfileTravis
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project tester
Project scientist

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 07
Posts: 2046
Credit: 26,480
RAC: 0
10 thousand credit badge10 year member badge
Message 1771 - Posted: 27 Feb 2008, 20:30:45 UTC

Hi Everybody, for both our sanity i'm going to use this thread to keep a list of supported/unsupported platforms. If and of you have access to an unsupported platform and would like to help us make binaries for it, please feel free to send me a private message or email :)

currently (as of 1.14) we're supporting:
i386-unknown-freebsd
amd64-unknown-freebsd
i686-pc-linux-gnu
x86_64-linux-gnu
powerpc-apple-darwin
i686-apple-darwin
sparc-sun-solaris
windows_intelx86.exe
windows_x86_64.exe
powerpc-ibm-aix (hopefully)

which leaves these unsupported:
powerpc-linux-gnu
ppc64-linux-gnu
alpha-hp-linux-gnu
ia64-linux-gnu
sparc-sun-linux-gnu
sparc64-sun-linux-gnu
x86_64-apple-darwin
sparc-sun-solaris2.7
sparc64-sun-solaris
hppa-hp-hpux
hppa64-hp-hpux
alpha-hp-tru64
ia64-hp-hpux
i686-pc-freebsd
x86_64-pc-freebsd
i686-pc-openbsd
x86_64-pc-openbsd
ID: 1771 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
rene

Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 08
Posts: 6
Credit: 114,470
RAC: 0
100 thousand credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4629 - Posted: 5 Aug 2008, 22:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 1771.  

Hi Everybody, for both our sanity i'm going to use this thread to keep a list of supported/unsupported platforms. If and of you have access to an unsupported platform and would like to help us make binaries for it, please feel free to send me a private message or email :)

...



Currently unsupported: amd64-portbld-freebsd
I've build the boinc client from source (net/boinc-client port, no special configuration except that I told the compiler to optimize for my CPU type).

Would an app_info.xml help here?
ID: 4629 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
rene

Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 08
Posts: 6
Credit: 114,470
RAC: 0
100 thousand credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4630 - Posted: 5 Aug 2008, 22:24:27 UTC - in response to Message 4629.  

Hi Everybody, for both our sanity i'm going to use this thread to keep a list of supported/unsupported platforms. If and of you have access to an unsupported platform and would like to help us make binaries for it, please feel free to send me a private message or email :)

...



Currently unsupported: amd64-portbld-freebsd
I've build the boinc client from source (net/boinc-client port, no special configuration except that I told the compiler to optimize for my CPU type).

Would an app_info.xml help here?


06-Aug-2008 00:01:17 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Master file download succeeded
06-Aug-2008 00:01:22 [http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/] Sending scheduler request: Project initialization. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
06-Aug-2008 00:01:27 [Milkyway@home] Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
06-Aug-2008 00:01:27 [Milkyway@home] Message from server: platform 'amd64-portbld-freebsd' not found

Indeed, I haven't compiled the boinc client with Linux app support (that way you loose FreeBSD app support :( )
ID: 4630 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Daniel

Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 08
Posts: 5
Credit: 2,540,342
RAC: 0
2 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4645 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 13:10:23 UTC - in response to Message 4629.  

Hi Everybody, for both our sanity i'm going to use this thread to keep a list of supported/unsupported platforms. If and of you have access to an unsupported platform and would like to help us make binaries for it, please feel free to send me a private message or email :)

...



Currently unsupported: amd64-portbld-freebsd
I've build the boinc client from source (net/boinc-client port, no special configuration except that I told the compiler to optimize for my CPU type).

Would an app_info.xml help here?


Same question really, was overjoyed to eventually find a project that would work properly with FreeBSD, but can't seem to work out how to tell it that i386-portbld-freebsd is the same as i386-unknown-freebsd. Or is it, have I missed something obvious?
ID: 4645 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileCrunch3r
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 08
Posts: 363
Credit: 258,227,990
RAC: 0
200 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4646 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 13:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 4645.  


Same question really, was overjoyed to eventually find a project that would work properly with FreeBSD, but can't seem to work out how to tell it that i386-portbld-freebsd is the same as i386-unknown-freebsd. Or is it, have I missed something obvious?


use the app_info.xml.... it should look like that. Make sure you download the application too !

<app_info>
<app>
<name>astronomy</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>astronomy_1.21_i386-unknown-freebsd</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astronomy</app_name>
<version_num>121</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>astronomy_1.21_i386-unknown-freebsd</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>



http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/astronomy_1.21_i386-unknown-freebsd


<app_info>
<app>
<name>astronomy</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>astronomy_1.21_amd64-unknown-freebsd</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astronomy</app_name>
<version_num>121</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>astronomy_1.21_amd64-unknown-freebsd</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/astronomy_1.21_amd64-unknown-freebsd

Join Support science! Joinc Team BOINC United now!
ID: 4646 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Daniel

Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 08
Posts: 5
Credit: 2,540,342
RAC: 0
2 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4647 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 17:05:43 UTC - in response to Message 4646.  

Thank you very much indeed, worked beautifully. Took a few tries to realise I needed to chmod the various files, but once that was sorted it worked.
ID: 4647 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
rene

Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 08
Posts: 6
Credit: 114,470
RAC: 0
100 thousand credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4648 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 18:30:42 UTC - in response to Message 4646.  


use the app_info.xml.... it should look like that. Make sure you download the application too !


works fine here (freebsd-7/amd64). Don't forget to make file binary executable after downloading it, otherwise the workunits fail (that happened to me).

How about making a FreeBSD port of it (for 6 and 7 on i386 and amd64)?
ID: 4648 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileCrunch3r
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 08
Posts: 363
Credit: 258,227,990
RAC: 0
200 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4649 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 19:27:25 UTC - in response to Message 4648.  


...
How about making a FreeBSD port of it (for 6 and 7 on i386 and amd64)?


that's unlikely to happen.
My recommendation is to run the linux binary, which is the fastest application atm.




Join Support science! Joinc Team BOINC United now!
ID: 4649 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile[BAT] tutta55
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 27 Aug 07
Posts: 46
Credit: 8,529,766
RAC: 0
5 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4650 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 21:06:54 UTC - in response to Message 4649.  


...
How about making a FreeBSD port of it (for 6 and 7 on i386 and amd64)?


that's unlikely to happen.
My recommendation is to run the linux binary, which is the fastest application atm.




The fastest, except for that very special one that makes a machine look like it runs at 100GHz...

BOINC.BE: For Belgians who love the smell of glowing red cpu's in the morning
Tutta55's Lair
ID: 4650 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileCrunch3r
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 08
Posts: 363
Credit: 258,227,990
RAC: 0
200 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4651 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 21:16:47 UTC - in response to Message 4650.  


The fastest, except for that very special one that makes a machine look like it runs at 100GHz...


i have no idea of what you're talking about... 100GHz ... wait check the top computer now ! it truely runs at 100 GHz !!! WoW !!

though it has pretty bad benchmark scores for that kind of clock rate :(


Join Support science! Joinc Team BOINC United now!
ID: 4651 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile[BAT] tutta55
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 27 Aug 07
Posts: 46
Credit: 8,529,766
RAC: 0
5 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4652 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 21:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 4651.  
Last modified: 7 Aug 2008, 21:49:41 UTC

though it has pretty bad benchmark scores for that kind of clock rate :(


Yes, 6391.61 million fp ops/sec is really low for a machine that racks 260 credits for 430 seconds of work. ;) Any perspective on release of this application to the general public?

BOINC.BE: For Belgians who love the smell of glowing red cpu's in the morning
Tutta55's Lair
ID: 4652 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
ProfileCrunch3r
Volunteer developer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 08
Posts: 363
Credit: 258,227,990
RAC: 0
200 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4653 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 22:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 4652.  
Last modified: 7 Aug 2008, 22:10:01 UTC


Yes, 6391.61 million fp ops/sec is really low for a machine that racks 260 credits for 430 seconds of work. ;) Any perspective on release of this application to the general public?


well with all the Kredit Kops running around the projects just to make participating in that given project a bad experience (their latest victim is einstein@home) and all the talk about leveling playing-fields & cross-project parity, I've decided that i do need to compensate for the damage done by the credit gestapo...
Unfortunately for all other participants my new "policy-of-compensation" does not allow a public release for the given reasons.

Same goes for all other projects like genetic life where i already have an application that's 2.5 times as fast as the stock application.

hope that this answers your question.

Join Support science! Joinc Team BOINC United now!
ID: 4653 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Daniel

Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 08
Posts: 5
Credit: 2,540,342
RAC: 0
2 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4654 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 11:58:02 UTC - in response to Message 4649.  


...
How about making a FreeBSD port of it (for 6 and 7 on i386 and amd64)?


that's unlikely to happen.
My recommendation is to run the linux binary, which is the fastest application atm.




Have pointed this thread out to Pav (who's the FreeBSD maintainer of all things BOINC), so maybe a port's not out of the question.
ID: 4654 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Daniel

Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 08
Posts: 5
Credit: 2,540,342
RAC: 0
2 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4655 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 22:54:05 UTC - in response to Message 4654.  


Have pointed this thread out to Pav (who's the FreeBSD maintainer of all things BOINC), so maybe a port's not out of the question.


Ask, and you shall receive. Pav says:

The port is under works too.


Not that it's massively involved to install the app currently, but is nice to have a little more automation.
ID: 4655 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Daniel

Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 08
Posts: 5
Credit: 2,540,342
RAC: 0
2 million credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4661 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 12:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 4655.  


Have pointed this thread out to Pav (who's the FreeBSD maintainer of all things BOINC), so maybe a port's not out of the question.


Ask, and you shall receive. Pav says:

The port is under works too.


Not that it's massively involved to install the app currently, but is nice to have a little more automation.


Sorry for replying to myself, but here's the port as promised. Stopped BOINC, installed it over the existing installation where I'd copied the files in, started BOINC again and all works perfectly.
ID: 4661 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Pav Lucistnik

Send message
Joined: 8 Aug 08
Posts: 2
Credit: 614,201
RAC: 0
500 thousand credit badge10 year member badge
Message 4672 - Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 14:20:56 UTC

Happy to help :)
ID: 4672 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive     Reply Quote

Message boards : Number crunching : supported/unsupported platforms

©2020 Astroinformatics Group