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Message 283 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 11:53:30 UTC
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There has been an issue with the BOINC Manager spawning the 32-bit client on 64-bit boxes.

Perhaps someone will be able to explain why there is wisdom behind this. And someone has. Apparently "Boinc will try both 32 and 64 bit versions on a 64 bit host unless the tag is set in cc_config.xml, it does this to find which is fastest."

The 32-bit client is A LOT slower and will explain why anyone might have been receiving a lower credit rate recently.

A quick check to see whether BOINC is running the correct app version is to look at your Task Manager. There should be no java.exe *32 processes:

(In this case BOINC is running one task with the 64-bit app and two with the 32-bit app)

You can also check the app version on any results you're crunching of course.

A quick check of the database revealed about a third of all Windows tasks being crunched are being done so with the 32-bit app which seems way too high in my mind.

We have found the solution to this but have temporarily deprecated the 32-bit app until we've implemented it.

Aborting your tasks and updating the project should resolve the issue. If not a full reset or remove/add.

PS: If you'd like to continue crunching with a 32-bit box in the time being you can also use the standalone client: https://dhep.ga/download.php
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Message 297 - Posted: 31 Jul 2018, 13:44:07 UTC - in response to Message 283.  

There has been an issue with the BOINC Manager spawning the 32-bit client on 64-bit boxes.


I don't know if it helps, but i would take a look: AppPlan Classes
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Message 301 - Posted: 31 Jul 2018, 21:05:22 UTC - in response to Message 297.  
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There has been an issue with the BOINC Manager spawning the 32-bit client on 64-bit boxes.


I don't know if it helps, but i would take a look: AppPlan Classes

Thanks bobobiz,
 <prefer_primary_platform> 0|1 </prefer_primary_platform>
is the required setting and will be there once the next version 32-bit app comes out which will also have a faster (server VM) JDK.

Kind regards,
Michael
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Message 313 - Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 15:17:41 UTC - in response to Message 301.  

The Win32 client is now available again (v2.07) and is now MUCH faster - ie. similar speed to the 64-bit client.
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