New app v1.4 with OpenCL support deployed
Finally we have a newer application version that supports OpenCL! Updated versions of both AMD/ATI Stream and OpenCL apps for Windows have been offered by our server since yesterday to participants meeting requirements.
These apps require BOINC Client v7.2.28 or newer and Windows XP or newer. The Stream app is not available to AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970/R9 280X series (Tahiti) or newer cards due to compatibility issues. OpenCL app is preferred for those cards.
The old app version is still available for systems running older BOINC Client. However, if your system has multiple GPUs, please consider updating it's BOINC Client to a support version. There are known issues running the old app on systems with multiple GPUs. New apps fix these by running one cruncher per device.
For detailed app change history, please read application changelog. For latest requirements enforced by our server, please read latest requirements.
Please report any problems you might encounter with new apps and our changes. Especially if you no longer get any work from our server where you previously did. You can report them by posting at our forum.
7 Sep 2014, 5:18:57 UTC
We have badges!
As a result of our recent server code update, we can now have badges. I've enabled the badge assignment task and first ones are now granted and getting exported in our stats. You can also see them all over our website where users are mentioned.
Badges in use are the default user and team gold/silver/bronze badges for top 1%/5%/25% RAC. Please let me know if you have any ideas for other badges. Preferably with cool icons to use.
Happy crunching while hunting those badges!
29 Aug 2014, 10:58:32 UTC
I'm migrating our primary server to a new host that has a newer OS and more modern hardware. It's also closer to our DB server so any delays between the servers should be minimized. To top this all off, it's also cheaper.
As things are changing there might be one or more disruptions on services but I'll keep an eye on things and don't expect any loss of work as soon as dust settles. No action is needed on your part unless you are hard coding our server IP address somewhere like your firewall rules. In which case you should prepare to change the address and think about using name (moowrap.net) instead of hard coding an IP.
I'll let you know when I'm done. Thank you and happy crunching with a snappier server!
27 Aug 2014, 7:28:43 UTC
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