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em99010pepe
07-03-2005, 07:09 AM
:: 30-Jun-2005 06:41 GMT (Thursday) ::

New clients have been released and can be downloaded from
http://www.distributed.net/download/ Users running any previous x86
client versions are encouraged to update.

Included with client version 2.9010.495 and higher are some exciting
speed improvements. Three new RC5-72 cores have been added, including
a new 64-bit core for AMD64 and two existing x86 RC5-72 cores have
been sped up. In addition a new OGR core has been added that provides
an approximate 30% improvement. We are eternally grateful for our
contributors' ingenuity.

OGR25-P2 is progressing well. We have now checked over 47.66% of all
work in the first of nine sub-phases. Overall we have completed 7.66%
of OGR25-P2. For more information about the sub-phases look here:
http://faq.distributed.net/cache/230.html Note that due to an
oversight the last time we updated OGR completion on stats, it has
been showing the percent completion of the first sub-phase. We will be
going back to displaying overall completion, since this is what most
users are interested in.

A few minor issues with the clients have been corrected as well. The
'dg3', 'sgp3', and 'snjl' cores present in versions prior to
2.9010.495 miscalculate a small number of predictable keys in every
block, rendering some blocks containing those keys discarded for
stats. These cores were used as the default choice for 32-bit clients
running on Cyrix Cx486, AMD K5, Via C3 Nehemiah, Pentium 4, Pentium M
and 64-bit clients running on the AMD64/Intel EM64T processors.

Note that at most only 2% of the calculated keys within each block
processed by those cores are affected. This won't affect the normal
running of the project in any way as we'll re-process these keys if
needed.

All current x86 clients need to be upgraded to prevent the amount of
work that would need to be recalculated from growing. This also means
that all RC5-72 work from x86 clients v2.9001.474 up to v2.9009.494
(all clients released to date) will stopped being credited at a future
date.

In the past few months, a growing minority of participants have chosen
to try to cheat their way to higher stats rankings by making binary
alterations to our clients. Fortunately, great progress has been made
on both removing the largest users of these hacked clients and
implementing automatic filtering techniques to block future tainted
work.

Cheaters are removed from stats manually after intensive study of
their flushing patterns, to prevent users that tested such clients and
accidentally submitted a few blocks from being removed. Due to the
amount of manual work involved with this, a few smaller accounts may
still face removal in the near future.

We thank you for all of your contributions and hope that you will
stick with us into the future as we continue to make history. :)

Carlos

the-mk
07-03-2005, 12:10 PM
downloaded this new client versions some time age while they were in beta phase and they are doing a great job :) they increased my output a little bit :D

em99010pepe
07-03-2005, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by the-mk
downloaded this new client versions some time age while they were in beta phase and they are doing a great job :) they increased my output a little bit :D

I was also running the pre-release beta client.

Carlos

Chinasaur
07-03-2005, 04:38 PM
OGR --

Old client - 11.5

New client - 14.9

Sempron 1.659Mhz

guru
07-03-2005, 07:11 PM
OGR

1.7G Pentium M
Old - 16.2
New - 19.2

P4 Northwood 3.2G
Old - ~ 15
New - 22

P4 Prescott 3.2G
Old - 16
New - 19

Pentium 3 1.26 (tualatin)
Old - 10
New - 12

Celeron 1.1G
Old - 9.3
New 11

P4 Prescott 3G @ 3.9G
Old - 22
New - 22
The old core was faster then the new core.

AMD XP 2400 @ 2.1G
old - 16
New - 19

guru

Chinasaur
07-03-2005, 09:14 PM
A new core came out for PPC mac's a while back. I didn't upgrade. It was a tich slower than the old one..at least to me.

Mustard
07-03-2005, 09:58 PM
It's nice to see that they are working on dumping the cheaters accounts! :)

DesertFolk
07-04-2005, 02:37 AM
I have a couple more pc's I can put on this. Does anyone know where I can get the 'Distributed Cows' addon that I used in the past? The link for it on the Addons page of the Dnet website does not work for me.

em99010pepe
01-02-2006, 01:54 PM
PRE-RELEASE v2.9012.497

Link (http://www.distributed.net/download/prerelease.php)

Carlos

IronBits
01-02-2006, 02:04 PM
Changes
2.9012-497 new: x86: Added new MMX assembly OGR core, selected for MMX CPUs
fix: ogr: some platforms reported incorrect node counts if restarted

Current released client:
2.9011-496 new: x86: Added new assembly OGR core and selected as default
fix: x86: Correct RC5 core count speed factor for mmx (#3770)
fix: x86: Properly detect National Geode (#3852)
new: x86-64: Added new KBE-64 core and selected as default for K8/P4
chg: x86: pre-selection for AMD K6 (#3863)
chg: x86: pre-selection for Pentium M (#3870)
chg: x86: OGR pre-selection for C3 (#3885)
new: x86: detect Athlon 64 X2 (#3889)

PY 222
01-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Will there be a speed bump for this new client?

Can anybody confirm that?

kitcat
01-07-2006, 12:21 AM
Simply yes.
:kitcat:

pumpkin0
01-09-2006, 12:04 AM
This new MMX core is scarily fast - my P4 3.0 is getting 30 Mnodes/s !

em99010pepe
01-09-2006, 09:35 AM
I'm getting 25 Mnodes/s on an AMD 64 3000+.

Carlos

the-mk
01-09-2006, 02:52 PM
I'm getting 25 Mnodes/s on an AMD 64 3000+.

Carlos
That's massive increase to the old client!! :shocked:

On my AMD 64 3000+ I had about 16 MNodes/s

em99010pepe
01-09-2006, 02:57 PM
That's massive increase to the old client!! :shocked:

On my AMD 64 3000+ I had about 16 MNodes/s

Make the upgrade!

Carlos

the-mk
01-09-2006, 02:59 PM
Make the upgrade!

Carlos
I would do it if I hadn't stopped distributed.net. I'm currently crunching for Rosetta@Home, but I'll come back when R@H has eaten up all my traffic volume of my internet connection :D

em99010pepe
01-17-2006, 06:01 AM
This new MMX core is scarily fast - my P4 3.0 is getting 30 Mnodes/s !

Yesterday I tested on a P4 3.0 GHz and got 33 Mnodes/s!

Carlos

PY 222
01-17-2006, 01:38 PM
I've just upgraded my Dnet pharm and I must say, I like what I see.

An improvement of over 20% for my Celeron 2.4GHz. Lets see what that translate to the stats page later today.

Everyone,.... do the upgrade! :clap:

Chinasaur
03-05-2006, 11:55 AM
I have a new AMD 64X Dual Core 4200 as of yesterday. Two @ 2.2Ghz

I am getting ~54G/sec. Is that in line with what others get with the Beta core?

My G5 Dual 1.8 still outperforms the AMD @ ~60G/sec

IronBits
03-05-2006, 01:11 PM
Should do ~363 blocks per day on RC5 ;)
~ 1.1 Mk/s

the-mk
03-05-2006, 02:05 PM
I have a new AMD 64X Dual Core 4200 as of yesterday. Two @ 2.2Ghz

I am getting ~54G/sec. Is that in line with what others get with the Beta core?
I'm getting about 49.2 MNodes/s with my AMD 3800 X2 on windows platform with the 497-version of the client...

Chinasaur
03-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Sounds about right then :)

Thanks MK :hifi: