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njparton

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Message 28992 - Posted: 25 Nov 2009, 16:34:54 UTC

I have 3 (soon to be 4) seperate machines running Boinc, all running different Operating Systems:

Windows 7 (x64)
Windows XP (x32)
Linux (x64) (Debian Lenny)

I'd like to keep the number of projects I contribute to, to 2 or 3 at a maximum yet I'm finding that there's a large variability in how projects are supported across different OSes. Nor can I find a good resource on the net advising which projects to select for different OSes.

This is my experience so far:

Rosetta@Home: Works fine in Windows 7. On Windows XP I get HTTP errors when uploading completed units and in Linux I get calculation erros.

SETI@Home: works fine in Win 7, I get HTTP errors in XP and Linux.

I've therefore had to resort to attaching to a third project, World Community Grid which appears to work well across all 3 OSes, but the WU's are much larger which isn't preferable to my setup.

Any advice/observations?[/list]
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SekeRob

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Message 28994 - Posted: 25 Nov 2009, 16:48:55 UTC - in response to Message 28992.  

Here's one resource on projects from different angles.

http://distributedcomputing.info/projects.html
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Message 28997 - Posted: 25 Nov 2009, 18:10:22 UTC - in response to Message 28994.  

Thanks, I'll check that out.

World Community Grid is now giving me compute errors on Win 7 x64...

Project selection seems to be a bit hit and miss as far as I can see :-(
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Message 29018 - Posted: 26 Nov 2009, 17:45:30 UTC - in response to Message 29005.  

True, but none of my computers are overclocked and I've run memtest86 on the windows PC's today without a problem.

One issue I may have is that Debian isn't particularly bleeding edge so the boinc client in the repository may be a little old. Is there a more up to date linux client I could download from somewhere?
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