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Message 82095 - Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 11:50:27 UTC

My old iMac G3 has MacOS X Tiger, has a 700MHz CPU, and has 512 MB of RAM. Is this sufficient to run boinc?
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Message 82098 - Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 13:46:59 UTC - in response to Message 82095.  

You can download BOINC 7.2.42 from https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php and run that. That is the maximum version you can install on OS X 10.4
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Message 82155 - Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 12:56:26 UTC

The problem you probably have is that the SSL is too old to actually run a project. Einstein@home and seti@home support PowerPC CPUs, but I wasn't able to connect an old mac to run because of the SSL problem. PowerPCs are apparently pretty good for Einstein@home

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Message 82210 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 17:55:14 UTC

You might even try running YoYo@home.

http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/
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Message 82222 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 21:47:58 UTC - in response to Message 82155.  

Okay, thanks for the info.
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Message 82229 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 1:44:02 UTC

Einstein has not had PowerPC tasks for a long time. You should also try Moo! Wrapper. There aren't many PowerPC projects left anymore; I still have a PowerBook G4 but haven't used it recently to say which projects are still giving work. WUprop used to be my guide for figuring out which projects were still good, but they're not reporting anything on PowerPC anymore. Best of luck.
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Message 82243 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 11:50:34 UTC - in response to Message 82229.  

Alright. Thank you for the info.
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Message 82251 - Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 22:57:53 UTC - in response to Message 82095.  

It appears there are still PowerPC crunchers on SETI. :)

I looked at LHC@home, one of the senior projects, and it appears no PowerPC. I also checked Rosetta and nothing there either.


Did a little quick digging though and I found this old post:

https://hardforum.com/threads/all-inclusive-dc-project-list.1801908/

It might at least give you an idea of where to look and see if they have PowerPC support still. You might have luck with some of the senior math projects. I don't really follow them, so maybe somebody else can provide suggestions?

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Message 82262 - Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 14:26:21 UTC - in response to Message 82251.  

It appears there are still PowerPC crunchers on SETI. :)

I looked at LHC@home, one of the senior projects, and it appears no PowerPC. I also checked Rosetta and nothing there either.


Did a little quick digging though and I found this old post:

https://hardforum.com/threads/all-inclusive-dc-project-list.1801908/

It might at least give you an idea of where to look and see if they have PowerPC support still. You might have luck with some of the senior math projects. I don't really follow them, so maybe somebody else can provide suggestions?

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Yavanius, I actually made that post. And you may want to link to the v.2 of it here: https://hardforum.com/threads/all-inclusive-dc-project-list-v-2.1895029/
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Message 82263 - Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 14:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 82229.  

noderaser, has anyone pointed out to Einstein about this? They still have it listed in their applications list.
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Message 82279 - Posted: 27 Oct 2017, 2:56:41 UTC - in response to Message 82263.  

noderaser, has anyone pointed out to Einstein about this? They still have it listed in their applications list.

I just did, I thought Bernd had said they were done at some point, but I seem to have lost the bookmarks on the PowerPC threads with the conversion to their new website. But, there was a pinned thread in the Technical News forum:

https://einsteinathome.org/content/mac-os-x-powerpc-einsteinhome?page=1#comment-162611
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Message 82310 - Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 22:10:05 UTC - in response to Message 82262.  


Yavanius, I actually made that post. And you may want to link to the v.2 of it here: https://hardforum.com/threads/all-inclusive-dc-project-list-v-2.1895029/



Cool, another resource. :)

I just did a quick and dirty Google search and the old post was one of the first results that showed up. I didn't see any messages about an updated thread so I thought it just fallen into disarray over the years. I didn't dig deeper as I just wanted to see if I could come up with anything.
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Message 82311 - Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 22:15:23 UTC - in response to Message 82263.  

noderaser, has anyone pointed out to Einstein about this? They still have it listed in their applications list.


I thought you two were seeing things so I went back and scrolling down I saw 'PPC' which is why I didn't see when I did a CTRL-F for 'power'

I suspect that the list needs a scrubbing overall. I think the lists get forgotten over time. If you look at SETI they still have v7 apps listed...
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Message 82423 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 21:40:43 UTC

Yavanius, I may not keep that list up to date without the help of others pointing things out when they change. It becomes too much to keep up with over time as so many projects are constantly in flux. So, feel free to give me a poke when you notice something out of date.
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Message 82425 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 0:36:42 UTC - in response to Message 82423.  

Yavanius,

We all heard this and here it is in writing ... he wants us to poke him with the errors found in the World....

Boy talk about broad shoulders ..... Mr ATLAS

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Message 82537 - Posted: 3 Nov 2017, 5:28:13 UTC - in response to Message 82423.  

Actually, what I intended was that in the old thread have a link to the new thread for those of us stumbling across it or perhaps even old bookmarks. ;)
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Message 82781 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 5:32:38 UTC - in response to Message 82095.  

Just happened to see Enigma@home has a PowerPC client for Mac OS 10.3 or higher...

http://enigmaathome.net/
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Message 82948 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 13:59:54 UTC - in response to Message 82537.  

The reason I didn't put a link to the new thread is that the forum software had changed since the initial post. The new software has a much smaller allowance of characters/lines to it. So, if I tried to edit the first post it would not save without deleting most of it out which I try not to do. I didn't want to add it in a following post as people may not bother reading past the first one.
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Message 83030 - Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 22:18:37 UTC - in response to Message 82948.  

I understand that. My main thought was less stumbling across like I did then folks bookmark things, forget it about till needed again and come back and go "Oh, no updates in quite a whiles."

Maybe you can just put a pointer of where to look for newer information so you don't have to worry about exact URLs? If they really want the info they'll keep looking, and if not, then they'll grumble and either (ironically) go back to Google or forget about it.

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