charity engine supports m1 chip?

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francesco ID: 7677767 Posts: 2
15 Apr 2022 03:56 AM

i registered and instead of downloading the charity engine program as a boinc user i connected via account manager and so far so good, when i requested wu i didn't receive any is it a momentary lack or is the apple m1 chip not supported?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 359
18 Apr 2022 02:54 PM

Hi francesco -- I don't think there are any workunits from the Charity Engine project that will run on Apple M1, but you should still get tasks from other projects. Has the account manager attached your BOINC client to additional projects yet?

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francesco ID: 7677767 Posts: 2
20 Apr 2022 12:08 AM

i wanted to help in charity engine, i would have given up boinc credits if there were wu on charity engine but otherwise i will continue with my existing profiles.

anyway are there any plans for future m1 chip support?

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 263
20 Apr 2022 03:30 PM

Hi Francesco -- We do plan to add M1 support, but the timeline is a bit unclear.  

It's presently not a near-term item, but this is largely driven by needs of our scientific and commercial partners (e.g. what apps they need to run, how complex to get these running on M1, etc), so this could change quickly.