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Message 386 - Posted: 23 Sep 2005, 18:47:28 UTC
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<i>4.77 seems to be doing the trick alright! It's been paused, stopped (service), benchmarked and rebooted and appears to be able to take it all in its stride. Plus its a hell of a lot faster that 4.75!</i>

the 4.76 was already faster than the 4.75 ;)



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Message 388 - Posted: 23 Sep 2005, 19:56:27 UTC

4.77 is much better... :) but I noticed that when I shut down (just for the testing)BOINC manager the 'processor time' decreased from ~53 min (before shutdown) to ~39 min. Just wanted to tell you. ;) Nice weekend!
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Message 391 - Posted: 23 Sep 2005, 20:52:22 UTC
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And one WU errored out when switching to next project was happening.
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Message 396 - Posted: 23 Sep 2005, 23:19:58 UTC

Sorry for the late reply.
I let rosetta run on its own. 3.2GHz P4 HT, 512Mb ram.
So it should be fine.

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Message 408 - Posted: 24 Sep 2005, 6:52:21 UTC

No problems with v 4.77 - workunits up from 20.000 seems to be ok!
Have a nice crunching!

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Message 412 - Posted: 24 Sep 2005, 11:51:31 UTC - in response to Message 388.  

4.77 is much better... :) but I noticed that when I shut down (just for the testing)BOINC manager the 'processor time' decreased from ~53 min (before shutdown) to ~39 min. Just wanted to tell you. ;) Nice weekend!


I think this is the time between the last checkpoint and your status now!
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Message 439 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 3:02:20 UTC
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I've got a Windows XP SP2 2-processor machine that's my main computer and in heavy use. I only got one old WU (4.75) before the switch, but that one took 270,000 seconds. Two of the optimized WUs today (4.77) took 21,000-23,000 seconds. From what I see in the logs, BOINC is switching among projects with no problems (PrimeGrid, Einstein, SZTAKI, LHC). Seems like a nice, well-developed program here. Good work!
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Message 442 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 4:57:54 UTC

I am still having a few issues on loosing CPU time when BOINC switches from other projects such as Einstein. I just went from 4:49 to 4:09, switched from Seti this time. This is with 4.77, BOINC version 4.45.
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Message 451 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 10:44:09 UTC

Just an observation, but it seems that the newer and higher end machines have less problems switching Rosetta in and out. The older machines or ones that are close (or fall below the RAM limit of 512meg) appear to have problems. Since I fall into the latter group with my cast-off Dell GX110s, guess I'm stuck to crunchin' Rosetta 24/7 if I want to make any headway ...
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Message 459 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 13:34:54 UTC

hmm, my xeon 2.4 with 1gb ram seems to have a problem switching with 4.77... (i don't consider it that old though).

what i observed is that if boinc switches all on itself, it works some time, it seems to break the app all the time though if i update a project manually and the manager switches therefor (say to report some einstein wu's, after that boinc switches apps around - 4 cpus available). my amd x2 seems not to be affected by manual switching...
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Message 472 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 15:44:12 UTC - in response to Message 459.  

hmm, my xeon 2.4 with 1gb ram seems to have a problem switching with 4.77... (i don't consider it that old though).

what i observed is that if boinc switches all on itself, it works some time, it seems to break the app all the time though if i update a project manually and the manager switches therefor (say to report some einstein wu's, after that boinc switches apps around - 4 cpus available). my amd x2 seems not to be affected by manual switching...


I'm having the same issue with Xeon 2.4, with 2GB of ram, running W2kPro server OS.

Sometimes a manual switch will fail all 4 WUs, sometimes only 1 will fail.

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Message 487 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 20:12:03 UTC - in response to Message 351.  

With a 1200 mhz AMD and 512 RAM, I just finished a WU with the 4.76 application in under 3 hours. A dramatic speed improvement over the 4.75 application which was averaging between 18 and 19 hours.

Downloading the 4.77 application now with a new WU.


Running 4.77 my P4 2.4 is doing them in about 2½ hours, don't know how this compairs to other CPU's of about the same speed. 4.77 is what I got with my first download, is this optomized for any certain instruction set?

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Message 492 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 21:20:12 UTC - in response to Message 487.  
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With a 1200 mhz AMD and 512 RAM, I just finished a WU with the 4.76 application in under 3 hours. A dramatic speed improvement over the 4.75 application which was averaging between 18 and 19 hours.

Downloading the 4.77 application now with a new WU.


Running 4.77 my P4 2.4 is doing them in about 2½ hours, don't know how this compairs to other CPU's of about the same speed. 4.77 is what I got with my first download, is this optomized for any certain instruction set?

Ray

With my Barton 3200+ (clocked at 2.2 Ghz), i need 1h 30 min on average to finish a wu.



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Message 498 - Posted: 25 Sep 2005, 22:25:04 UTC - in response to Message 487.  
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Running 4.77 my P4 2.4 is doing them in about 2½ hours, don't know how this compairs to other CPU's of about the same speed. 4.77 is what I got with my first download, is this optomized for any certain instruction set?

Ray


My Athlon 2400, 512mb RAM, is averaging 1 hr 54 min with 4.77.

If you look at the top 20 computers in statistics, you will find the list heavily dominated by fast AMD processors running Windows so far. My AMD 4200 dual core (2.2 ghz) clearly outcrunches My Pentium D 840 dual core (3.2ghz). Both have been on the project the same amount of time. (and both are in the top 20).

My iMac G5 (1.6ghz) takes just under 5 hours per work unit, but the app isn't optimized like the 4.77 Windows app. Now, if there just a few more Mac users on the project, maybe they will consider an altivec optimized version for us, as Einstein has done.


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Message 540 - Posted: 26 Sep 2005, 15:06:47 UTC

Well, I added Rosetta@Home to my PowerMac G5 ... so ... there are at least two of us here now ...

Actually, I started Rosetta@Home and Sztaki so that I have 5 projects running on the PowerMac to ensure I don't run "dry" of work ...
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Message 541 - Posted: 26 Sep 2005, 16:21:46 UTC

I've just downloaded my first Rosetta WU (4.77). Running an Athlon XP 2000+ it gives the time to completion as 3 hours 55 mins. I'll have to see how much this changes when it starts running the WU. Also running CPDN, Einstein, LHC &amp; SETI, so it will have a good test of being preempted &amp; restarted.
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Message 551 - Posted: 26 Sep 2005, 21:49:06 UTC

Error also with 4.77.

26/09/2005 21:17:00|rosetta@home|Starting result 1btn__abrelax_09969_0 using rosetta version 4.77
... intervening messages clipped ...
26/09/2005 22:08:58|rosetta@home|Unrecoverable error for result 1btn__abrelax_06601_0 ( - exit code -1073741819 (0xc0000005))

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Message 555 - Posted: 26 Sep 2005, 23:58:17 UTC - in response to Message 540.  

Well, I added Rosetta@Home to my PowerMac G5 ... so ... there are at least two of us here now ...


Well the new 4.76 app for Mac OS seems to be faster. My first 6 units with it have averaged 3.63 hours, down quite a bit from 4.9 hours. Not as fast as the Windows optimized app, but a definite improvement. Hopefully that will hold after a couple dozen more work units.


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Message 585 - Posted: 27 Sep 2005, 10:04:06 UTC

New user here; completed my first Rosetta WU overnight using 4.77 in just a shade over two hours. No issues with suspend/resume, BOINC shutdown/restart, or switching between projects.
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