View Full Version : New Client available!

12-06-2006, 11:03 AM
New client available for Windows as of 11/26/06. Other OS versions seem to be slowly coming available.

From distributedcomputing.info:

version 2.9013.498 of the distributed.net client is available for most major platforms as of November 26, 2006. This version includes an optimized OGR core that is faster on AMD processors.

12-06-2006, 11:19 AM
If you're already using the pre-release (http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=11739) then there is no need to download this.

Hopefully most of us have been using it all this time!

03-23-2007, 12:54 AM
brand new Windows pre-release client dated 3/22


edit: i am not seeing any speed increases. but it properly detects core 2 cpu's now... other than that... nothing to report.

03-23-2007, 05:22 AM
The only change is:

2.9013-499 imp: x86: Faster OGR MMX cores (1-3%, depending on CPU)
I just did a quick benchmark on my single core 3700+:


OGR-P2: Benchmark for core #4 (GARSP 6.0-asm-rt1-mmx-amd)
0.00:00:17.89 [32,357,406 nodes/sec]

(new) v499:

OGR-P2: Benchmark for core #4 (GARSP 6.0-asm-rt1-mmx-amd)
0.00:00:17.68 [32,718,577 nodes/sec]

It appears to be about a 1% improvement, but this is small enough to just have been a difference of system usage whilst the benchmarks were running (even though I left it as idle as possible).