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Stephen Venneman
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Message 58277 - Posted: 3 Jun 2018, 4:39:21 UTC

I'm not sure if this is a platform issue, but I have not been able to retrieve any tasks for quite some time. I mean, probably two years or so. I've removed and added the Climate Prediction project into BOINC several times, but no luck. Any ideas?

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Message 58278 - Posted: 3 Jun 2018, 5:46:10 UTC - in response to Message 58277.
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There's been no tasks for Macs for about that time. And with Apple going to 64 bit programs only, my guess is that there never will be now.

Also, the project has been down for the last two months. See the recent post in the News thread, right at the top of this board.

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Message 58797 - Posted: 23 Sep 2018, 3:10:41 UTC - in response to Message 58277.

So that's why. Been wondering too.
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Message 58799 - Posted: 23 Sep 2018, 10:30:07 UTC - in response to Message 58797.

There was a recent batch of HADCM3 tasks for Linux and Mac but they went pretty quickly. (Batches 748 and 749)The 748's were one year simulations and the 749's 10 years. But as mentioned below, long term the Mac might well be at the end with CPDN (unless someone finds a way of circumventing the 64bit only thing.) I have no idea about the likelihood of this having never done more than type something up on a mac.

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Message 59722 - Posted: 5 Mar 2019, 22:05:54 UTC
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Why is it such a huge problem to make tasks 64-bit as others BOINC projects are ?

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Message 59723 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 0:26:32 UTC - in response to Message 59722.

Why is it such a huge problem to make tasks 64-bit as others BOINC projects are ?



Because the computers and compilers with which they're provided, "throw a wobbly" when they try it.

And they're not even trying to create new programs for Apple computers at present.

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Message 59724 - Posted: 6 Mar 2019, 7:27:03 UTC

Why is it such a huge problem to make tasks 64-bit as others BOINC projects are ?


And, I can't remember which off hand but there are other projects that have not made the leap to 64 bit tasks, presumably for similar reasons to CPDN.

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