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If you have not switched to client 6.34 yet and you want to continue folding bigadv you need to do so within the next 24 Hrs. a3 support for bigadv will end within 24 Hrs.
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reminder: bigadv switchover A3->A5 now
by kasson » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:17 pm

We have recently launched a new core type for bigadv work units. We're forking A5 off from our A3 core to make a core that specializes in bigadv workunits. In particular, new A3 and A4 cores use more RAM per thread which makes large-memory calculations very memory inefficient in those cores. A5 does not have this issue and looks to be a good general fix for big RAM (eg bigadv) calculations.

However, to be able to use the new A5 core, one needs to use an updated client: 6.34 or later.

We are shutting down A3 bigadv in the next day, so please update your clients if you wish to continue running bigadv work units. Older clients will be redirected to standard A3 SMP work units; the switchover will allow us to push an update to the standard A3 core and release a large number of new A3 work units that have been in early testing.

(to be clear, all issued A3 bigadv work units will be accepted until their deadlines. We are terminating new bigadv work unit assigns.)

Thanks for folding!
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Bump for news!
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Noooooooo!

I'll miss you a3 -bigadv.
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I guess there is no more putting off the switch, are people reporting switching in mid-WU works out,or is it "why take a chance" and let them finish? It is just my schedule is tight and I have time right now but tomorrow is jammed.
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So far only one person lost a WU by updating mid-WU (at least, one person has mentioned it); everyone else seems to have managed it just fine.
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I switched 4 with no problem, if you are worried about it just save a copy of the FAH folder to your desk top before you shut it down. Then disconnect from the Internet replace the client and start FAH back up. If it fails you can start folding from the backup folder. If it does not fail just plug back into the Internet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grandpa_01 View Post
I switched 4 with no problem, if you are worried about it just save a copy of the FAH folder to your desk top before you shut it down. Then disconnect from the Internet replace the client and start FAH back up. If it fails you can start folding from the backup folder. If it does not fail just plug back into the Internet.
I have done some thing like that before, forgot why though.
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Just updated mine and am not able to download a WU.

Edit: Working now.
Edited by K092084 - 3/2/11 at 7:18am
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can i still use gpu tracker v2, or that wont update, and have to use original client?
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Originally Posted by Grandpa_01 View Post
If you have not switched to client 6.34 yet and you want to continue folding bigadv you need to do so within the next 24 Hrs. a3 support for bigadv will end within 24 Hrs.
lame, this is why my mac isn't getting bigadv now...
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