TN-Grid Optimized App Now Available

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http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/forum_thread.php?id=135&postid=653

Direct download link here. There are apps for Linux and Windows, in SSE2 / AVX / FMA versions. Check your processor instruction set for which one you need, a program like CPU-Z will work for that. You should see times reduced by at least 50%, probably more if you can use AVX. The SSE2 app reduced times on Cruncher #1 from around 100 minutes to 50, depending on what else is running. :D

Right now using this requires you to use the Anonymous platform aka an app_info.xml file. You will need to stop BOINC, copy BOTH the provided app_info.xml and app file into the project folder, then restart. You do not need to remove any files in the folder. MAKE SURE you don't have any tasks running before you do this or you will lose that work.
 

Nick Name

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The optimized version now the default app supplied by the project, so an app_info is no longer needed. A Mac version will hopefully be coming soon.
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/forum_thread.php?id=144

Note that if you have an app_info in place, if you delete it before those tasks are done they will error out. Finish what you have, shut down BOINC and then remove the app_info. You will then get the new app. You can also do a project reset, but that will clear everything so if you're using an app_config you'll have to redo that.
 

Mitchell Tuckness

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Where do we download this and are there specific projects it works on? I'd like to put a windows version on my test systems running WCG work units.
 
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