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Message 112627 - Posted: 3 Sep 2023, 15:27:06 UTC

Hi

there was a topic for this but it seems we can't write anymore in it ("older" topics are blocked ?)

What is the situation about Boinc and Mac Mx series now in September 2023 ?

Fully compatible ? any project made any native Mx version of their apps ?

Any feedback on running boinc projets with rosetta ? all projects run fine ?

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Message 112630 - Posted: 3 Sep 2023, 16:33:06 UTC - in response to Message 112627.  

There is a dearth of projects that support native Mx Macs. Only one I am sure about it is one OpenCL gpu application for Mx Macs at Einstein that was recently kludged. I think there is another one on some math project somewhere also that was the instigation for trying the same kludge at Einstein.

https://einsteinathome.org/content/native-apple-silicon-m1-app-available
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Message 112631 - Posted: 3 Sep 2023, 17:59:01 UTC - in response to Message 112630.  

The math project mentioned in the previous post is PRIMEGRID and they do support several applications (sib projects) that run native on MSC M1's.

Here's a link to the list of all PRIMEGRID sub projects for all computer types.
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Message 112637 - Posted: 4 Sep 2023, 20:17:23 UTC
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Thanks for these answers.

For PG I reviewed the page and all Genefer app (from 15 to 22) + DYFL do have the "Mac OS running on an ARM 64-bit CPU" version, all the other are "on an Intel 64-bit CPU". But that's great :)

For Einstein I find Gamma-ray pulsar search #5 (FGRP5) with "Mac OS X running on ARM" version (which is CPU app). Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 on GPUs (FGRPB1G) mentions a "1.29 (Apple_M-opencl)" version but super strangely related platform is "Mac OS 10.5 or later running on Intel 64 Bit", which doesn't make much sense.

So "very few boinc projects/apps" is the first answer anyway.

What about rosetta compatibility with traditional boinc projects (for Intel/AMD world) ? any feedback, all is running well and "fast enough" ?


Edit : + I was just informed that all 3 Denis applications do have a "Mac OS running on ARM" version !
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