F@H on PPC?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by flyrod, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. flyrod macrumors 6502

    flyrod

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    I was going to join the macrumors team but it looks like PPC is not supported. Can I run an older version perhaps?
     
  2. rwh202 macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I don't think so - the folding cores and projects that did run are long gone.

    I did try and get my old G4 mac mini going again earlier this year - there are a number of BOINC projects with PPC applications but the performance was abysmal so I gave up on it.
     
  3. flyrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. rwh202 macrumors regular

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    BOINC has a homepage at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ with links to the client software downloads. Basically, it's an open platform for groups wanting to run distributed computing projects.

    A list of projects with Mac PPC apps is available from WUProp

    I had luck with Enigma and Milkyway although the client seemed to behave a bit funny with my router - I had to disable ipv6 and manually set my DNS servers in OSX to get things going.

    Hope that helps
     

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