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Author Topic: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?  (Read 13367 times)

Offline TouchuvGrey

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Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« on: 14 Sep 2012, 07:15:50 am »
My laptop committed suicide and is getting refurbished now. i'll be
getting it back as bare metal, no OS. i'd been using Ubuntu linux
on it but may change. What OS would likely be best at running
SETI on it ?

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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #1 on: 14 Sep 2012, 07:57:25 am »
Seti on a recently suicided laptop? Not, if you don't want it to do that again. Do you hate it so much? No matter the OS, laptops are not suited for this.
« Last Edit: 14 Sep 2012, 08:00:29 am by sunu »

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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #2 on: 14 Sep 2012, 10:32:23 am »
Seti on a recently suicided laptop? Not, if you don't want it to do that again. Do you hate it so much? No matter the OS, laptops are not suited for this.

Should be OK, if you set it up carefully and look after the airflow properly. My 420M has been running continuously for over 18 months now, and will reach 5 million BOINC credits (cross-project) in about 10 days' time.

(mind you, I can hear that the main fan bearing is getting rattly...)
« Last Edit: 14 Sep 2012, 07:54:07 pm by Richard Haselgrove »

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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #3 on: 14 Sep 2012, 02:01:27 pm »
Seti on a recently suicided laptop? Not, if you don't want it to do that again. Do you hate it so much? No matter the OS, laptops are not suited for this.

I run SETI on netbook's APU - fine so far running 2 CPU + GPU task !
Also, 2 notebooks equipped with CPU SETI for more than 2 years already - no probs.

Offline TouchuvGrey

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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #4 on: 14 Sep 2012, 07:18:50 pm »
That particular laptop and it's twin have been running SETI
for the last couple of years now. Generally 24/7 with a
chill mat type fan underneath them to increase airflow.

   Any thoughts on what OS ?
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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #5 on: 17 Sep 2012, 04:55:13 pm »
My laptop committed suicide and is getting refurbished now. i'll be
getting it back as bare metal, no OS. i'd been using Ubuntu linux
on it but may change. What OS would likely be best at running
SETI on it ?

AuthenticAMD
AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-34 [Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2]
(1 processors)   2 gigs RAM

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Have you been (un)happy with Ubuntu ?
For different kinds of linux like openSUSE, Fedora(RedHat) or Debian (Ubuntu is based on this partly) there should be not much difference in terms of overhead by OS.
Guess the OS's overhead will be your reason for choice if  there is only one CPU core.
Despite the OS, any extra service/daemon, that frequently awakes, that you can switch off by configuration of OS, will give you more time for crunching SETI. For example you could check that indexing is off.
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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #6 on: 17 Sep 2012, 07:40:44 pm »
i was pretty content with ubuntu. i was willing
to change if there was a major advantage to be had
by doing so. That and cusiosity about open SUSE
and BSD.
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Re: Linux, Open SUSE, BSD ?
« Reply #7 on: 25 Sep 2012, 01:46:40 pm »
I've been running Open Suse for some time now. It's as stable as other Linux flavors.  it even has a usable BOINC manager in its repository

 

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