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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Sorry to ask for this clarification of app_info.xml for Windows 64 (Message 2914)
Posted 14 Apr 2014 by boinc127
Thank you very much for the clarification.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Sorry to ask for this clarification of app_info.xml for Windows 64 (Message 2910)
Posted 14 Apr 2014 by boinc127
Hello all,

I saw the post about in this forum about Complete app_info.xml for Windows 64 bit and understand how to write the version number for an app in the app_info.xml file with, lets say 102.10-- that would be 1021.

However, how would one write the file version number for the cuda55 app 101.12?
Would that be 10112? I just want to make sure the app_info.xml file is correct for my computer. Thank you all for your time.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : avx feature/app (Message 2048)
Posted 15 Nov 2013 by boinc127
With the last WUs I never got any avx app, only SSE2/3. I have 7.2.16 that should support this feature. Is there a problem with the scheduler?


I guess BOINC-client 7.2.28 won't report the avx feature on Windows either. It was left off because of some software issues with whether Windows implements it properly. So I guess we will have to wait for the next Boinc release and/or the next beta release to see if it becomes a reported function. So I will have to continue to use custom app_info's for those projects that have avx optimized apps.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : avx feature/app (Message 1844)
Posted 29 Sep 2013 by boinc127
wow I definitely can't wait to try it out.

edit:

I know the admins at PrimeGrid@home allowed individual users to download the avx version by adjusting the PrimeGrid@home preferences page to allow users to force the server to download the avx program to the client computer with a checkbox so they could crunch with it, of course with the warning that you should not select the option unless your cpu has the avx function.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : avx feature/app (Message 1827)
Posted 29 Sep 2013 by boinc127
I'm not sure if I can help but...

There are a couple of possibilities concerning the avx feature. I know in Boinc version 7.0.64 when I use PrimeGrid, Windows does not report avx as a feature of the processor, even though I am running Windows 8 (when I initially start up Boinc it lists all the processor features in the log). My understanding is that Linux does not have this problem, even with Boinc 7.0.65 installed. So for PrimeGrid they devised a way to force the scheduler to give avx workunits to Windows computers. I'm not sure if that bug still applies to Boinc 7.2.16 or not. Also, Windows 7 supports avx if service pack 1 is installed. I believe it is enabled by default, but I could be wrong. I'm eager to try out the avx version of asteroid as well since the sse3 version is much faster than the stock app.




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