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Message 6258 - Posted: 18 Nov 2008, 11:47:27 UTC

On the front page news it is stated that the new application will be 2 to 3 times faster.

Is this 2 to 3 times faster than the original application or 2 to 3 times faster than either crunch3r's or Milksop's optimized applications ???

If it is only 2 to 3 times faster than the original application then it would appear to be still a bit to slow (inefficient ?) would it not, when compared to the applications released by Milksop and the one used by crunch3r, that are running up to 50 times faster.

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Message 6262 - Posted: 18 Nov 2008, 16:51:51 UTC - in response to Message 6258.  

Is this 2 to 3 times faster than the original application or 2 to 3 times faster than either crunch3r's or Milksop's optimized applications?

That's the question I have as well.
A further increase of 2 - 3 times compared to Milksops app would be really good.
An increase of 2 - 3 times compared to the original app would be absolutely insignificant.

I hope it's the first one :)
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Message 6266 - Posted: 18 Nov 2008, 20:46:58 UTC

My guess is that they only implemented more minor optimizations because of the amount of work that has gone into the rest of the application. Since they will be posting the code again when the application is released, I'm sure more major optimizations can be applied in the future.
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Message 6281 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 9:43:39 UTC

Don't forget the Mac's out there with no access to the vastly faster milksoup app. Even if the new official app are only 2-3 times faster than the old official it would be an significant improvment, esspecially for older G4 or G3 PPC Macs.
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Message 6283 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 14:13:59 UTC - in response to Message 6281.  

I've implemented all of milksoup's optimizations in the lastest version of the code, so hopefully it will run comparably to his version.
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Message 6295 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 15:24:49 UTC - in response to Message 6283.  
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I've implemented all of milksoup's optimizations in the lastest version of the code, so hopefully it will run comparably to his version.


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Message 6299 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 17:00:47 UTC - in response to Message 6295.  

Thanks for the link John Clark. great news.
So hopefully my old iMac G3-350 can meet the deadlines again. ;) Last time it takes over 66 hours for one WU.
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Message 6304 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 17:50:57 UTC - in response to Message 6299.  

Thanks for the link John Clark. great news.
So hopefully my old iMac G3-350 can meet the deadlines again. ;) Last time it takes over 66 hours for one WU.


Our (platform independant) code is now running at least 8-9x faster. So hopefully this will improve your situation a bit :)
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Message 6316 - Posted: 19 Nov 2008, 23:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 6283.  

Thanks Travis,
Good to hear from you again and thanks for the update.
You and Dave have been very busy as of late.
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