[CFT] boinc-astropulse port
rene at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 9 09:34:32 UTC 2010
2010/2/9 Morgan Wesström <freebsd-ports at pp.dyndns.biz>:
> Rene Ladan wrote:
>> attached is a shell archive for version 5.06 of the Astropulse client of
>> the SETI at Home project, as well as an infrastructure-only update of the
>> SETI at Home client. The latter is required because both subprojects share
>> the same app_info.xml file.
>> Work units for Astropulse seem quite scarce, which means I didn't get
>> one myself yet. So I'm not sure if the calculations will be correct,
>> but on the other hand the source code is original, except for some
>> changes to make it compile against the current release version of
>> SETI at Home instead of the current development version.
>> I would be interested in the actual results of the boinc-astropulse port.
> May I direct your attention to the Lunatic's website where they provide
> an optimized 64-bit version of the Astropulse client.
> It has been tried and tested for at least 6 months and the results
> verified. It's also 4-5 times faster than the original client.
I see. You can of course use those binaries if you like.
The goal of the port and those binaries are different: the binaries are indeed
optimized for SSE2 and SSE3 enabled 64-bit (amd64) machines and will not
run on other machines. The port is more like a wrapper around the native
source code so it will run on any FreeBSD machine.
I guess the optimizations from Lunatic also make their way back into the
official source code?
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