Archive for January, 2008

26
Jan
08

WinXP SMP Beta Client expiring Feb 1st

We can all be watching out for the new clients,which will be released soon. The expiration’s dates on the new clients should last longer due to their maturation. The old clients will continue to work even past their expiration unless restarted, at which time the new one will need to be downloaded.

25
Jan
08

F@H Code Development Update

Here are some code development updates on some important client/cores from Dr. Vijay!
~ GPU core: we’ve got the GPU core running in house and we found and fixed some bugs in our Q&A stage. We’re now continuing Q&A to see if we find any more bugs. Right now, the GPU core is running on all new ATI cards, so we’re excited to roll it out. We are using CAL now (ATI’s hardware abstraction layer) and that seems to make life a lot easier, and also should make running a GPU client a lot easier from the point of view of donors, as the driver issues and complexities should now be resolved. We are still looking into an NVIDIA client. The NVIDIA GPUs are very different to program, so a port isn’t a simple thing to do. We are looking into this, though.
~ SMP core: right now, SMP on Linux and OSX is behaving fairly well, whereas Windows is giving some issues. This is perhaps not a surprise, since the SMP code must use MPI, which has its origins on UNIX and is a newcomer to Windows. We have been working with Windows MPI developers to improve the situation, but they tell us this isn’t a simple fix. Since we are in the business of studying proteins, not writing MPI libraries for Windows, we will wait until the MPI experts improve the Windows MPI before we make any claims of improvement there.
Finally, beta clients will be expiring soon (in Feb 08′ I believe), and we are in the process of Q&A for new clients. We will also extend the expiration deadlines in the future clients to give some more time, and since the clients are appearing to be maturing.
08
Jan
08

F@H stats updater for iGoogle

Due to some others request, I’ve also made a EOC F@H personal stats updater for iGoogle!

It works the same as my other two F@H personal stats feeder (Vista Sidebar & Yahoo Widget).

You can grab this gadget from HERE. And if you have any question, you can post it in this support thread too.

Hope you’ll like it!