I haven't been coding, other than a few CLP's, in a long time. As for 'C' I took a class many years (80's) ago when consulting for G.E. Consulting. No practicable experience. This SETI thing was just an idea to give my home system something to do. It's gotten fat and lazy. All it does is hand out a web page from time to time.

Have a great holiday everyone.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vern Hamberg
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:11 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Which PASE AIX Version


There's always the option of porting - how are your C/C++ chops? Do you have the compiler? In the WDS days the compiler was available to all - maybe you can load it and play.

Happy Holidays!

On 12/20/2011 1:04 PM, Hart, Doug - EI wrote:

That's the best documentation I've seen yet. Thank you.

However I think that is the old SETI client and not BONIC so I'm guessing it is no longer compatible with their hosts.

Yes, I too think I need a AIX version 4.3 for my v5r1 PASE. Not having any luck finding one that old.

I think my little project is doomed.

Thanks guys for all the input.

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vern Hamberg
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:21 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Which PASE AIX Version


You're still limited to the version of AIX that corresponds to the
version of OS/400 - at v5r1 the version of the binaries you need is
- acccording to the information in the table at that page I cited.

Good luck - and did you know that there used to be an AS/400 version of SETI? An IBMer who shall remain nameless developed it - I don't know what happened to it.

I just googled for seti and as400 - found some links where you posted
results - other posts speak of porting the BOINC open source to
- I assume it's written in C or C++ - might not need to run in PASE, might be able to run native.

I assume you've seen the link at
http://setitaiwan.tripod.com/MIRROR/README.AS400.txt - I didn't follow anything there, but there are links to downloads of the version described therein.


On 12/19/2011 11:50 AM, Hart, Doug - EI wrote:
Thanks, I wasn't asking about installing PASE. That's already done. I was wondering which Power processor the Pulsar was. The BONIC/SETI versions seemed to be optimized for different ones and they referred to them a P3, P4, P5. I have determined the Pulsar is a P3.

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vern Hamberg
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 5:48 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Which PASE AIX Version


You have to match the version of PASE according to the version of
- you can't install just any version of PASE.

This link -
- has a chart that shows the AIX version for each version of PASE - for your V5R1 it is AIX 4.3, in both the 32 and 64 bit versions.

Good luck finding a binary that old!


On 12/15/2011 11:05 PM, Hart, Doug - EI wrote:
I have a 270 22A5 which has a RISC-Pulsar processor running v5r1. I'm looking at running SETI BONIC in the PASE environment. I'm wondering which is the best AIX version to install. My 1st thought was the "BONIC Client 6.10.58" as shown below. But, why I'm questioning all of this is the last line at the bottom "12% faster than the PPC/Power application on Power3/4/5 CPUs." I don't know what Power chip my 270 has.

AIX Binaries

From: http://tinyurl.com/788ddal<http://tinyurl.com/788ddal>

AIX 5/6/7

* BOINC Client 6.10.58<http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/boinc61058_10.aix53.tar.gz> for AIX 5.3 and 6.x on the Power+PowerPC architecture.
* Older Clients for AIX 5.3 or newer: BOINC Client 6.10.17,<http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/boinc61017_10.aix53.tar.gz> BOINC Client 6.2.19<http://dotsch.homeunix.net/boinc/archive/boinc6219_10.aix53.tar.gz>
* Older Clients for AIX 5.1 or newer: BOINC Client

From: http://tinyurl.com/6qh3dfw

AIX 5+6

* SETI@home 5.27<http://www.dotsch.de/seti/seti_boinc-5.27.00-aix5.tar.gz> for AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 6.x on the Power + PowerPC architecture.
* SETI@home 5.27<http://www.dotsch.de/seti/seti_boinc-5.27.00-aix5_power3.tar.gz> for AIX 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 6.x on the Power3 or better CPUs. Up to
12% faster than the PPC/Power application on Power3/4/5 CPUs.

Doug Hart

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