Folding crashes OS X

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by arogge, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. arogge macrumors 65816

    arogge

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    I got a new Gromacs unit called p264_ch3oh. The Folding program started and then the whole system crashed:

    {
    Folding@home Gromacs Core
    Version 1.65 (May 6, 2004)
    Preparing to commence simulation
    Looking at optimizations...
    Files status OK
    Expanded 374228 -> 2593249 (decompressed 692.9 percent)
    Project: 264 (Run 2, Clone 46, Gen 1)
    Assembly optimizations on if available.
    Entering M.D.
    }

    "panic(cpu 0): _internal_call_allocate" :eek: :mad:

    Does Apple provide free updates to fix kernel problems?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Running Software Update will get you all the fixes Apple has.

    Make sure that you've repaired permissions on the drive.
     
  3. arogge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I repaired the permissions recently; Software Update keeps pushing iPod and iSight updates, products that I don't use. Does Apple provide kernel updates through Software Update? :p
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Are you using decent memory? I had all sorts of problems with F@H when using cheap memory.
     
  5. arogge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's a DIMM of whatever Apple installed in the bank, which will hopefully get a Crucial upgrade soon. :cool:
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Have you overclocked your mac? Folding doesn't like overclocked machines!
     
  7. familyte macrumors member

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    Any newly installed OS? What's your setup, what computer do you have?

    I have never been able to take down a Mac because of folding, but there is always a first for everything.
     
  8. arogge thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, only Apple's OS 10.2.8 on a PowerMac G4 almost the way Apple shipped it. I've had more kernel panics and freezes than I expected from a Unix system. Also getting annoying are those error messages about how an application "has unexpectedly quit" after the OS fails to keep the application running. Maybe I should call AppleCare. :D
     
  9. krimson macrumors 65816

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    I would definately call apple as soon as possible.. i've only gotten 2 KP's, and they were when my 120mm fan's power cable came undone. I've been folding for over a month 24/7 without a problem.. and it's summer in LA, and yesterday when I got home, my weather station said it was 92 degrees in my room.
     
  10. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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    Just delete that protein. I had that the same WU number on my PC and I sent it to my mac to finish (luckily I backed up at 90% or 200 points or so) and it crashed F@H (not OS X). It must be the specific WU is bad on macs.
     

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