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Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team

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Message 22987 - Posted: 18 Mar 2022, 6:46:55 UTC
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I'm currently running both, but I see the boinc2docker does 3 times the number of flops per second per core than legacy. Are they doing the same type of calculations? Would it be more productive for me to just do the boinc2docker?
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Message 22996 - Posted: 6 Apr 2022, 12:45:21 UTC - in response to Message 22987.  

I’ve never run the legacy code. The FAQ encourages us to run the newer application.
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Message 22998 - Posted: 6 Apr 2022, 21:50:43 UTC - in response to Message 22996.  
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Yes I'm only on the new one now. It refused to work very well before, but downgrading virtual box to 5 made everything go well. The server really should only hand out the new one unless we specify otherwise. Unlike Rosetta, it will run on any CPU. 5/7 of mine don't like Rosetta VB because they don't have AVX instructions.
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Message 23001 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 12:47:40 UTC - in response to Message 22998.  

On World Community Grid, they do NOT hand out Africa Rainfall Project tasks unless we specify otherwise (the app takes a lot of RAM), so this sort of thing is possible. My macOS won't run Cosmology@home's legacy application, so I can't do an experiment, but your experience seems to suggest that Cosmology@home sends both legacy and new if both are selected.

Do you have a link saying that Rosetta@home's "rosetta python projects" application much prefers AVX over SSE2?
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Message 23003 - Posted: 8 Apr 2022, 5:43:23 UTC - in response to Message 23001.  
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On World Community Grid, they do NOT hand out Africa Rainfall Project tasks unless we specify otherwise (the app takes a lot of RAM), so this sort of thing is possible. My macOS won't run Cosmology@home's legacy application, so I can't do an experiment, but your experience seems to suggest that Cosmology@home sends both legacy and new if both are selected.

Do you have a link saying that Rosetta@home's "rosetta python projects" application much prefers AVX over SSE2?
I got people to send in some data on what computers worked and what didn't and using a spreadsheet I worked out AVX/FMA was required. See the end of this thread: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=6893
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