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Message 551 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 19:10:55 UTC

I see that all my results on a Win7 64-bit machine are being validated against other Windows machines. I don't see any Linux PCs in the group, which seems unlikely considering that over half the GigaFLOPS are being provided by Linux machines.

Do the Windows machines produce different results than the Linux machines, and so have to be validated only against other Windows machines?
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Message 552 - Posted: 21 Sep 2015, 19:26:23 UTC - in response to Message 551.  
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The difference is in end line coding in text files between Linux and Windows machines, so same results file for these two systems are different in validator point of view...
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Message 553 - Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 2:46:57 UTC - in response to Message 552.  

And to further clarify the answer, I believe that indicates you have enabled

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/HomogeneousRedundancy

Probably with the "Coarse grain" setting?

Wiki wrote:
An "HR type" is a host classification. Currently the following HR types are defined:

0
No homogeneous redundancy (all hosts are numerically equivalent)
1
A fine-grained classification with 80 classes (4 OS and 20 CPU types).
2
A coarse-grained classification in which there are 4 classes: Windows, Linux, Mac-PPC and Mac-Intel.

So WU's are only sent to "similar" hosts, so the validation doesn't have to worry about the line ending variations. Is that correct?
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Message 555 - Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 15:09:24 UTC - in response to Message 553.  

Yes, you are correct :)

We use type 2.
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