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Message 10384 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 9:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 10330.  

That's what happened to me last week. BOINC showed SSE2 for my PC and CPU-Z showed SSE3. I tried the SSE3 optimised app and it works very well indeed.
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Message 10386 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 11:27:01 UTC - in response to Message 10384.  

Hi Guys,
was reading the posts with intrest and decided to try the SSSE3 app and bugga me the thing flies....Gone from 95min turn around to not much more than 15min 20 at the most.

Just copied the files to each of the \Bionc\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway\slots\0\1 with the exception of the Bionic dir where i only coppied the app_info file
fired up the client and away it went first time with valid results :)
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Message 10394 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:25:48 UTC
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OK, so where can I obtain an opt app?
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Message 10397 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:35:37 UTC - in response to Message 10394.  

OK, so where can I obtain an opt app?

Ice is kindly hosting all available opti apps here
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Message 10399 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:39:59 UTC - in response to Message 10386.  

Just copied the files to each of the \Bionc\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway\slots\0\1 with the exception of the Bionic dir where i only coppied the app_info file

Hum, the place to be is the ...\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway\ directory.
Not in the BOINC\slots directory, as these ones get reset after each task.
Not in the BOINC directory.
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Message 10400 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:48:17 UTC - in response to Message 10399.  

Thought id cover all the bases!!! Worked fine though..


Oopps!!! my mistake. should have been--
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ApplicationData\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\slots\0\1

very sorry for the mistake..

Glenn..
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Message 10401 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:51:17 UTC - in response to Message 10400.  

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\slots\0\1

This one isn't necessary. BOINC will copy the files from the Milkyway directory to the slot directory, before it starts working on the task. When the task is done, uploaded and all, the contents of the slot are deleted and data is copied from the Milkyway directory again.
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Message 10402 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 12:53:57 UTC - in response to Message 10401.  
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Thanks for the tip I realize that now.. Theyre crunching in around 17 min with valid results.. everything looks fine for now...
Glenn

Still going well knocking them out in just over 17min getting credits no problem.

Thank you Ice for hosting the apps, your bloods worth bottleing..
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Message 10413 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 16:15:57 UTC

I'm currently running Windows 7 beta 64bit, the opp app for x64 is causing computation errors!

I'm running nVidia graphics does that make a difference?
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Message 10418 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 17:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 10413.  
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I'm currently running Windows 7 beta 64bit, the opp app for x64 is causing computation errors!

I'm running nVidia graphics does that make a difference?

To cite the zslip.com site:
Milkyway_0.17_ATI_SSE3_x64.zip Win64 GPU app
with ATI HD38x0 or HD48x0 card and Catalyst 8.12 or 9.1 driver

It uses the graphics card for the computations and is simply not running on nvidia GPUs.
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Message 10421 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 18:09:47 UTC - in response to Message 10418.  
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I'm currently running Windows 7 beta 64bit, the opp app for x64 is causing computation errors!

I'm running nVidia graphics does that make a difference?

To cite the zslip.com site:
Milkyway_0.17_ATI_SSE3_x64.zip Win64 GPU app
with ATI HD38x0 or HD48x0 card and Catalyst 8.12 or 9.1 driver

It uses the graphics card for the computations and is simply not running on nvidia GPUs.

That's right, and the other four 64bit opp apps are for Linux, not Windows.

I hope this is made clear enough in www.zslip.com

Please let me know (as author of zslip) if I need to make it clearer. (email: zslip dot com at gmail dot com)

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Message 10426 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 18:44:14 UTC
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Okay, I've downloaded the optimized files (I have worked with them in the past, under a different version of BOINC Manager) Now, I am using BOINC version 6.4.5 and the familiar (Projects) file is not there. Where do we place the optimized files?
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Message 10428 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 18:47:53 UTC - in response to Message 10426.  
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Okay, I've downloaded the optimized files (I have worked with them in the past, under a different version of BOINC Manager) Now, I am using BOINC version 6.4.5 and the familiar (Projects) file is not there. Where do we place the optimized files?

Try this, (found in zslip);

how to use CPU-Z and the optimized apps

(Copy the appropriate app_info.xml and astronomy....exe app file as appropriate
to your 'projects' file milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway.)

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Message 10429 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 18:52:54 UTC - in response to Message 10426.  

Now, I am using BOINC version 6.4.5 and the familiar (Projects) file is not there. Where do we place the optimized files?

BOINC 6 splits the directories, so that the BOINC executables are in the Program Files\BOINC directory and the files that are written to a lot are in the separate data directory.

By default this data directory can be found at:
Win2k/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\
Vista: C:\ProgramData\BOINC\

These directories may be hidden, so make sure to use Show hidden files and folders.
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Message 10430 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 19:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 10429.  

Now, I am using BOINC version 6.4.5 and the familiar (Projects) file is not there. Where do we place the optimized files?

BOINC 6 splits the directories, so that the BOINC executables are in the Program Files\BOINC directory and the files that are written to a lot are in the separate data directory.

By default this data directory can be found at:
Win2k/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC\
Vista: C:\ProgramData\BOINC\

These directories may be hidden, so make sure to use Show hidden files and folders.

Thank you Jord. I have updated www.zslip.com to point to your very useful explanantion.



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Message 10431 - Posted: 12 Feb 2009, 19:07:10 UTC - in response to Message 10429.  

Thanks Ice and Ageless, thought for a moment I was losing my vision.
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Message 10924 - Posted: 15 Feb 2009, 20:49:20 UTC
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I must have gotten a bit behind here. Last I heard there weren't any approved opti clients for windows. Has this changed in the last week or so? I looked at zlist and got the ones for SSE3 <--- supposedly what my CPU will handle by CPUID, but last time I tried this I had errors out the ying yang.

Running Vista 32 bit
AMD 64 x2 6000+
ATI HD 3870 <--- no plans to run the graphics app.
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Message 10926 - Posted: 15 Feb 2009, 21:00:19 UTC - in response to Message 10924.  

I must have gotten a bit behind here. Last I heard there weren't any approved opti clients for windows. Has this changed in the last week or so? I looked at zlist and got the ones for SSE3 <--- supposedly what my CPU will handle by CPUID, but last time I tried this I had errors out the ying yang.

Running Vista 32 bit
AMD 64 x2 6000+
ATI HD 3870 <--- no plans to run the graphics app.


Those are supposidly Ok to use by Travis.
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 10970 - Posted: 16 Feb 2009, 2:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 10926.  

I must have gotten a bit behind here. Last I heard there weren't any approved opti clients for windows. Has this changed in the last week or so? I looked at zlist and got the ones for SSE3 <--- supposedly what my CPU will handle by CPUID, but last time I tried this I had errors out the ying yang.

Running Vista 32 bit
AMD 64 x2 6000+
ATI HD 3870 <--- no plans to run the graphics app.


Those are supposidly Ok to use by Travis.


In fact, we just got a new student working with us, which her job being getting some GPU versions of milkyway@home available for you guys who really want to crunch some serious workunits :P

Cluster Physik also has a GPU version running (which is... REALLY fast). There's more about that in the code discussion forum.
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Message 12850 - Posted: 25 Feb 2009, 14:03:44 UTC - in response to Message 10970.  

Will I be able to use my nVidia 8500gt to run GPU app?
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