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Message 3079 - Posted: 16 Feb 2023, 16:53:44 UTC
Last modified: 16 Feb 2023, 16:55:34 UTC

I recently got a MacBook Air with the M1 processor. I thought that, maybe, the gene@home application running on generic ARM x64 processor (a static built) could run on this hardware, so I modified the cc_config.xml file by adding

<alt_platform>aarch64-openwrt-linux-musl</alt_platform>

Yep, the client got the "Intel 64-bit Mac OS 10.5 or later" version of the application and it is running, surprisingly for me, maybe Rosetta2 kicked in (I'm not a Mac expert...)
The computer is this one https://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/show_host_detail.php?hostid=84395 (50% cpu dedicated to BOINC)

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Message 3081 - Posted: 16 Feb 2023, 19:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 3079.
Last modified: 16 Feb 2023, 19:31:28 UTC

Good :) Yes, it definitely seems that it's running through Rosetta considered that it shows Intel SSE2 application... Performances seem good, it would be interesting to compare with a native ARM application to see how much overhead is introduced by binary translation.

Valter, I take the occasion to remind you to list the Android app ;) I disconnected that old phone ( http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/show_host_detail.php?hostid=59291 )that I used for testing long ago cause at the end battery was going to explode :D but I confirm that the test went perfectly: I got 30.000 credits from it with not even a single invalid unit, and only using the official ARM binary.


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