Joined: 11 Sep 08
I\'ve BOINC on my Mac and I would take part of LHC@Home, why actually LHC@Home doesn\'t support Mac computer ? :-(
Mac work fine for other project of world community grid, why not for the LHC ?
Joined: 7 Aug 05
The LHC sixtrack applicaiton was compiled with a special fortran compiler which is only available for Linux and Windows. If other compilers would be used, it could produce differnt results.
The only was to crunch LHC on the Intel Mac is via CrossOver or Parallels. Parallels has much more overhead like with CrossOver...
A howto for seting up CrossOver for LHC is available on my hoemepage : http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/MacOS_Crossover_howto.html
Joined: 2 May 07
I run windows 2000 under parallels and it works quite well. You could run linux under parallels if you wanted and perhaps get better performance. I installed parallels because I needed it for another application, but for LHC but it works well. XP is probably the best OS for parallels but I had an old copy of W2K so it was the most expedient option for me.
I run parallels in \\\"coherence\\\" mode which give me access to the windows applications and mac desktop at the same time.
My virtual windows system has been in operation since 15 Aug 08 and has processed 320 units of work.
This is what it looks like to BOINC:
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.45 for windows_intelx86
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Libraries: libcurl/7.18.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Data directory: C:\\\\Program Files\\\\BOINC
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10]
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse mmx
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||OS: Microsoft Windows 2000: Professional Edition, Service Pack 4, (05.00.2195.00)
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Memory: 1023.55 MB physical, 1.28 GB virtual
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Disk: 46.87 GB total, 38.22 GB free
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Local time is UTC -7 hours
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM|lhcathome|URL: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID: 9705626; location: home; project prefs: default
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||General prefs: from http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/ (last modified 05-Jun-2008 21:03:17)
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Host location: none
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||General prefs: using your defaults
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 511.78MB
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 921.20MB
9/13/2008 8:01:59 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 23.43GB