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Message 1539 - Posted 18 Mar 2007 0:28:04 UTC

I downloaded the java program and the stand alone exe.

Ran the java program (very nice UI btw) and used one of the examples from the web and modified it to make it smaller.

Drug the input onto the exe and it ran. I saw lots of numbers scrolling by in a command window. I didn't bother with the graphics version.

It finished, I guess. The command window closed.

But how do I get the output? I see you can run it from the command line, but my command line skills are virtually non-existent.

Like I know if I want to output something like a ping to a text file it's

ping google.com > c:\ping.txt

But I have no idea how to run the exe from the command line.

BTW: I did it on XP Pro. It's an Intel P4 @ 2.8 with 512 of RAM. It ran quite nicely.
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Message 1540 - Posted 18 Mar 2007 0:54:41 UTC - in response to Message ID 1539.

Kathryn, to run from the command line: Open a command prompt. CD to the directory that contains GLU_ClassicalDynamics_Windows.exe. To make it easy, copy your test example to the same directory. Then type GLU_ClassicalDynamics_Windows testfilename, where you replace testfilename with the actual name of your example file.

Good luck.
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Message 1541 - Posted 18 Mar 2007 2:16:12 UTC

Hey!

It worked!

I don't know what any of it means, but it created the classical.out file and when I opened it with notepad I saw the same stuff that was in the command window.



Anything else you'd like me to do Mark?
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Message 1546 - Posted 20 Mar 2007 7:27:53 UTC

Nope not realy, but what could be fun is that you make an input, test is standalone and the even run it on the grid thorugh your account here? Could even try one of the examples first... Go on be one of the few who actually knows how to work with and compute on a desktop grid ;-p...


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Message 1548 - Posted 21 Mar 2007 0:44:00 UTC

I'm willing to try Mark.

But... I have no idea what all those different things in the builder mean.

I looked at those pages you linked to on the front page and my eyes started to glaze over... the "Psych" in my screen name refers to my psychology degree. And although one of my majors for my BS was comprehensive sciences, the furthest I got through chemistry was Organic. Never took P-chem (or anything beyond first year physics for that matter).

So it would be fun... but probably completely useless science for you.

I probably won't have time to play around with it until the weekend again.

I'll keep you up to date.
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Message 1550 - Posted 21 Mar 2007 8:23:25 UTC

I managed to make an example that was accepted by the application as well. But it gave me the message "Nothing to do for ClassicalDynamics", or something like that. I suppose my example was too simple. That's a bit the problem for us laymen/laywomen, I think. Without real understanding of the science part it is hard to know what it takes to make a working example.
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Message 1565 - Posted 9 Apr 2007 22:48:42 UTC

Sorry Mark. I really didn't forget about this. I've been really busy.
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Message 1632 - Posted 13 May 2007 23:24:15 UTC - in response to Message ID 1546.

Nope not realy, but what could be fun is that you make an input, test is standalone and the even run it on the grid thorugh your account here? Could even try one of the examples first... Go on be one of the few who actually knows how to work with and compute on a desktop grid ;-p...


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Well. Life has been sort of crazy this last month. But I never forgot about trying this out more. Tonight was fairly calm at home, so I played around some more and managed to come up with something that takes longer than 10 seconds to run locally. So I submitted it as this job. Ummm... so you might want to take a look and see if everything is right.

The only way I could figure out to get the input was to open the .cbs file in Notepad++.

The RAM usage and Disk usage fields I took directly from what I observed on my machine. For the time I took the time on my machine and multiplied by roughly four (it took about 14 minutes locally on a P4 2.8) and selected 60 minutes as the run time.

If this works, I'll be amazed...
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Message 1633 - Posted 14 May 2007 6:42:30 UTC
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Wow.

It ran through the queue quite quickly :)

Work unit

Ummm... and obviously it took a lot less time to run through BOINC than it took to run standalone on my machine (which has been acting goofy lately). Then again, I ran it with the graphical version of the standalone app.

Oh well.

Just wanted to let you know the outcome.

If someone could tell me in a page or less what all these numbers mean, I'd be forever grateful.

[edit]Actually this was sort of fun in a strangely geeky sort of way[/edit]
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Message 1634 - Posted 14 May 2007 8:41:46 UTC

Whow Kathryn, that's actually pretty good! But just as a side-note, could you also give a link to your input, cause I noted something rather peculiar in the outputs below ;-)... I can try it too then and see if there is anything peculiar ;-p...


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Message 1637 - Posted 14 May 2007 12:13:55 UTC
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LOL Mark. I'm completely clueless. I just started with the Argon file you posted and deleted some stuff and added some other stuff. I have absolutely *no* idea what I did. So I'm not surprised there's funky stuff.

I realized after I posted that the link to the job in queue, it probably went to a private page of mine. So here's the input file.

I have to say. It was definitely fun to play around with. And I feel slightly powerful. What can I say? I'm a geek at heart...

::goes to check on the download status of Feisty Fawn::


Actually, if another wave of insomnia hits tonight, I'll look more closely at the Argon input file and attempt to make one from scratch and submit it. That should be an interesting experience.
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