02 March 2014

2nd of March

Farm news
Another hot week and then it cooled down in time for the weekend. I have all of the Intel-GPU machines going flat out.

As you would have seen in my previous blog post I have added a fan on the top of the case of one of the Raspberry Pi's. I also increased the overclock a bit so its now the quickest of them. It only seems to make a 1 hour difference on the Einstein BRP4 work units.

BOINC news
7.2.42 was released yesterday. It addresses an HTTP 400 error that seems to effect Yoyo@Home mainly.

This is not to be confused with the 7.3 release that is in alpha testing. Its main change is with wxWidgets and other support libraries that BOINC and the manager use.

I am also looking at OpenVMS. When I first learnt to program in the 1980's we had a VAX computer which ran VMS. Things have moved on quite a bit since then, there are AlphaServers available fairly cheaply. No need to buy one though, there are a number of freely available Alpha CPU emulators and there is an OpenVMS  hobbyist program where you can get OpenVMS for free (for non-commercial use).

There is also a publicly available OpenVMS cluster called the Deathrow Cluster that you can access for free. You can find it at http://deathrow.vistech.net

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