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Message 2888 - Posted: 30 Sep 2004, 17:16:41 UTC

Hi,

I know Boinc has a Solaris Version. I have Seti running on several Sparcs right now.

Any chance of getting the LCH app ro winn under the solaris Boinc?
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Message 2916 - Posted: 30 Sep 2004, 20:36:40 UTC

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Message 9748 - Posted: 31 Aug 2005, 8:30:08 UTC - in response to Message 2916.  

<blockquote>I am sorry but no only the Linux and Windows client will be available.

Christian S�ttrup
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But what about linux@sparc.
I've ... problem:
2005-08-31 10:31:44 [LHC@home] Message from server: platform 'sparc-unknown-linux-gnu' not found
2005-08-31 10:31:44 [LHC@home] New host venue: home
2005-08-31 10:31:45 [LHC@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 58 seconds

Is or will be linux@sparc supported ?

Thanks,
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Message 9773 - Posted: 31 Aug 2005, 17:00:30 UTC - in response to Message 9748.  

<blockquote><blockquote>I am sorry but no only the Linux and Windows client will be available.

Christian S�ttrup
LHC@home Developer</blockquote>

What a pity!

Given the lack of boinc applications (apart from SETI) available for Solaris and other OS BOINC will have a few problems to be generally adopted in some institutions.

Take into account that windows and linux clients tend to divide its cpu horsepower between several projects because they can. If LHC would be available in source code or at least through binary ports to other OS, LHC will be rejecting to get a lot of work done by those machines.

Don't forget to visit <a href="http://Sun-Microsystems.ORG">http://Sun-Microsystems.ORG</a>
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Message 14625 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 0:20:39 UTC - in response to Message 2916.  

I am sorry but no only the Linux and Windows client will be available.

Christian S�ttrup
LHC@home Developer


Is there any chance that the source code can be made available so that those of us with non-mainstream platforms can compile our own? We would then be able to run the BOINC client in 'anonymous' mode and feed work packets to the locally compiled app.

(I'm building the SETI application on my Linux/Sparc64 machine (Sun Ultra60) right now)


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Message 14626 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 8:59:11 UTC - in response to Message 9748.  

<blockquote>I am sorry but no only the Linux and Windows client will be available.

Christian S�ttrup
LHC@home Developer</blockquote>

But what about linux@sparc.
I've ... problem:
2005-08-31 10:31:44 [LHC@home] Message from server: platform 'sparc-unknown-linux-gnu' not found
2005-08-31 10:31:44 [LHC@home] New host venue: home
2005-08-31 10:31:45 [LHC@home] Deferring communication with project for 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 58 seconds

Is or will be linux@sparc supported ?

Thanks,
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The only platforms supprted are Windows 32-bit and Linux 32-bit. This is primarily due to the platforms supported by the chosen compiler. Selecting a different compiler is not an option because of the numerical sensitivity of SixTrack. This issue has been discussed extensively in the message boards.

At present there is no system administrator, and no work. LHC has more than enough participants to service the small amount of work that is generated from time to time, so there's no incentive to extend the number of supported platforms, nor any resource available to do it.



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Message 14627 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 9:18:36 UTC - in response to Message 14626.  


The only platforms supprted are Windows 32-bit and Linux 32-bit. This is primarily due to the platforms supported by the chosen compiler. Selecting a different compiler is not an option because of the numerical sensitivity of SixTrack. This issue has been discussed extensively in the message boards.

At present there is no system administrator, and no work. LHC has more than enough participants to service the small amount of work that is generated from time to time, so there's no incentive to extend the number of supported platforms, nor any resource available to do it.


Thats a fairly conclusive answer, thanks! :-)

Sounds like this topic has been fairly well beaten to death now, sorry for bothering everyone. You guys sound fairly well covered so I'll move on and find a project that needs the extra processing resources.

Regards,

Sean.
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