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Message 22862 - Posted: 4 Sep 2011, 9:55:52 UTC
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Just for the test I have attached one of my PC running Linux Ubuntu x86-64 to LHC@Home 1.0 and to my surprise I started getting WU. None of my PC running Windows got any WU meantime...
Is it keep secret for a reason (some WU/application testing with small group of crunchers) or just no time to mention the fact at starting page??
This forum is full of request for linux application for years and when finally it appears no information provided about it.
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Message 22869 - Posted: 5 Sep 2011, 4:14:22 UTC - in response to Message 22862.  

we have both, windows and linux application for the sixtrack program.
97% of all resources are on windows and this work is flowing.
Your windows machines should also have work going.

I did mention in one of my posts that linux is available, but did not stress this fact. At this time we stil compare the results between windows and linux machines.

One of our tasks with sixtrack at this stage is to understand the difference
in results we may get from different cpus/architectures/OS, going for bit level
equality between them.
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Message 22870 - Posted: 5 Sep 2011, 7:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 22869.  
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This was a great move and I think you should stress that fact!
The only drawback is currently speed difference between Windows and Linux application.
I estimated that on average, Windows app is at least three times faster, than current Linux app. Is there some hope for improvements in this area?
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Message 22873 - Posted: 5 Sep 2011, 16:08:52 UTC

Hi,

I am *very* happy that there is a Linux application again!
Please keep it that way -- regardless of performance.

Michael
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