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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Temporary Availability of the ATI application through BOINC (Message 30556)
Posted 12 Sep 2009 by Profile[SETI.USA]Tank_Master
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at this point, only those comfortable with using test settings should run the new client with the new server configuration. both the BOINC developers and the MW admins are doing this testing to find out if the entire system is working as expected, for if it doesn't, changes will need to be made before the 6.10.x can be released as stable.

If you do not want to participate in the testing, or cant, dont. There will be plenty of time later on to change if you feel like it.

The main advantages are when this is all working as expected, you will no longer need to use the app_info to get work for your ATI card, and you can get better apps for your card as BOINC will tell the server what card you have and if possible, the server will send you a better optimized app.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Temporary Availability of the ATI application through BOINC (Message 30526)
Posted 12 Sep 2009 by Profile[SETI.USA]Tank_Master
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It was meant for anyone who was going to test the ATI app under the new way of doing things.

Also, I forgot to mention that theres an issue with the "on frac" time where it doesn't think your computer has ran since February. After the benchmarks are done, you will need to shut down BOINC and head to the data directory. In there, edit the client_state.xml file. Find the lines with:

<time_stats>
<on_frac>0.099771</on_frac>

and change the value to 1.000000, then save and start BOINC again.

and no, youll keep the host ID even after a reattach (unless your going from 5.x.x to 6.10).
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Temporary Availability of the ATI application through BOINC (Message 30520)
Posted 11 Sep 2009 by Profile[SETI.USA]Tank_Master
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afaik, only 6.10.4 or later BOINC client will work with the ATI app (earlier version didn't correctly pass along the correct info to get ATI work). You will also need to remove the app_info file for proper testing, as BOINC itself will detect your ATI card and download the ATI app correctly now.

I would recommend you finish out your work, shut down BOINC and back up the BOINC folders by copying them elsewhere, then upgrade to 6.10.4. Next remove or rename the app_info file and remove or move any of the other files in the milky way directory. Now you can start BOINC back up on the new build. This way you don't risk ruining any of the current work that might confuse the developers into thinking its a problem with the new client, and also this way you will start off with a clean MW directory.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.10.4 released. (Message 30383)
Posted 8 Sep 2009 by Profile[SETI.USA]Tank_Master
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So far for windows only.
This build should finally have proper ATI support from the client site!

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php


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