News from the projects

Select project:

  • 2018-03-20: World Community Grid, Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Project Continues Quest for Better Treatments

    The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis researchers recently conducted lab testing on 10 compounds. The testing showed that none of the compounds were good potential treatments, and the researchers will turn their attention to additional compounds.

  • 2018-03-19: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1189328 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1189328 has terminated!!!

  • 2018-03-19: SRBase, Notification mail changed

    Due a complete blocking of by my mail provider I have decided to change the email address to I have tested the mail system and its working.

    Every 2 days the old email was blocked and I was able to reactivating by changing password but now I need to call the provider to get the access again.

  • 2018-03-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

    ...144743 times

  • 2018-03-19: DENIS@Home, Re-starting the project!

    Dear all,
    Thank you very much everyone for your patient wait. I'm writting to you to give you good news. We sent an small block of tasks to check if all is working well this Friday. Little by little, we will send more task. It seems that everything is working well but we want to go slowly to ensure each step. We have still some things to improve but now we can say that we are back!

    Many thank you for your collaboration

  • 2018-03-17: XANSONS for COD, 483 new structures

    New COD entries are added.

    Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.

  • 2018-03-17: PrimeGrid, Another World Record Generalized Cullen Prime!

    On 11 March 2018, 23:54:40 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Cullen/Woodall Prime Search found the largest known Generalized Cullen prime:


    Generalized Cullen numbers are of the form: n*b^n+1. Generalized Cullen numbers that are prime are called Generalized Cullen primes. For more information, please see ?Cullen prime? in The Prime Glossary.

    The prime is 2,913,785 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 1st for Generalized Cullen primes and 27th overall.

    Base 41 was one of 12 prime-less Generalized Cullen bases below b=121 that PrimeGrid is searching. The remaining bases are 13, 25, 29, 47, 49, 55, 69, 73, 101, 109 & 121.

    The discovery was made by Hiroyuki Okazaki (zunewantan) of Japan using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2670 CPU @ 2.60GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 7 hours and 13 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. Hiroyuki is a member of the Aggie The Pew team.

    The prime was verified on 12 March 2018 09:07:23 UTC by Scott Brown (Scott Brown) of the United States using an Intel(R) CPU @ 2.30GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 15 hours 22 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Scott is also a member of the Aggie The Pew team.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.

  • 2018-03-16: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Urgent maintance break

    Tonight I will moved ssd drive from project to new computer because acctuall hardware can't manage so much work to workout.

  • 2018-03-16: PrimeGrid, Year of the Dog Challenge starts March 16th 2018 18:00 UTC

    To celebrate the start of Chinese new year, PrimeGrid is hosting a 7 day challenge from March 16th 2018, 18:00 UTC until March 23rd, 18:00 UTC.

    Work units from the 321 (LLR) project, which are downloaded and completed during the challenge will count towards your challenge score.

    For more information, questions and chit chat concerning this challenge, please join us in this thread. And as always we hope to see you there and feel free to spread the word.

  • 2018-03-16: VGTU project@Home, News

    Dear VGTU project@Home users,

    We are constantly working on the current research problem.

    Although, you don?t see changes in the client applications (versions are the same), generation of work and assimilation/processing of the results are changed from time to time.

    After one of such changes, the bug was introduced into generation of tasks (workunits). We believe that we have fixed this bug in work generator on Monday, March 12. It seems that there are no problems with the tasks/workunits generated since then. However, some older erroneous work units may still be there? We don?t know exactly which to cancel them. Don?t worry, no time is lost: application simply fails to start and generates ERR_TOO_MANY_EXITS error after some number of trials.

    The good news is that we have started to write a draft of the paper on the current research using our BOINC project.

    With best regards,
    The Project Team.

  • 2018-03-16: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1371594 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1371594 has terminated!!!

  • 2018-03-14: LHC@Home, Theory application reaches 4 TRILLION events today !!

    LHC@home's Theory application today passed the milestone of 4 TRILLION simulated events. This project, under its earlier name "Test4Theory", began production in 2011 and was the first BOINC project to use Virtual Machine technology (based on CERN's CernVM system).

    We will be publishing some more details for you on the LHC@home and CERN websites over the coming days. Here is a first release:

    Many thanks to all our volunteers for enabling this achievement !

  • 2018-03-13: Duchamp Sourcefinder, back up

    Hi Everyone,

    Just a quick note to say I've revived web servers again.


  • 2018-03-13: SRBase, Deadline change for upcoming raid

    The deadline will be increased to 5 days for all new WUs until end of the month.

  • 2018-03-13: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1163160 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1163160 has terminated!!!

  • 2018-03-11: RakeSearch, New graphs of ODLSs published!

    Dear crunchers!

    We welcome spring (and 7 months of the project's work) by publishing newly discovered graphs of ODLSs found by you, figures 19-27.

    Currently we are working on graph representation and comparison methods, which will allow to analyze the results. This will also allow to implement an idea proposed by Michael H.W. Weber to display personal discoveries on the project website.

    Thank you for participation, and happy crunching!


    ??????? ????????!

    ? ??????? ????? ?? ????????? 7 ??????? ?????? ??????? ? ????????? ????? ????????? ????? ????, ??????? 19-27.

    ?????? ?? ???????? ??? ???????? ????????????? ? ????????? ??????, ??????? ??????? ???????????????? ?????????? ???????. ??? ????? ??????? ??????????? ????, ???????????? Michael H.W. Weber -- ?????????? ?????????????? ??????? ????????? ? ??? ???????? ?? ????? ???????.

    ??????? ?? ???? ???????, ? ??????????? ?????????!

  • 2018-03-10: RakeSearch, February 2018 totals!

    Dear participants!

    For the second half of February was found a 583 results with one or more ODLS pairs! We send our congratulations to:

    [B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan),
    JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!) and DuanJiaming (Team China),
    ClaudiusD ( and Dario666 (BOINC@Poland),
    Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and Sphynx (SETI.USA),
    KR Center (Karelia) and FourOh (SETI.USA),
    EG (SETI.USA) and Gallego (Galicia),
    purplecfh (SETI.USA) and Sussie (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    Crunch3r (BOINC United) and firstomega (,
    BritishBob ( and robbysites (Crunching@EVGA),
    Finrond ( and declis (,
    boceli (Czech National Team) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream),
    Andreas64 and forest (Czech National Team),
    cc-smokey (CC-Team) and nenym (Czech National Team),
    mmonnin ( and Coleslaw ([H]ardOCP),
    DrBob (USA) and SerGiani (Russia Team),
    Dmitriy Otroschenko (Ukraine) and GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech),
    Joern Gerken (Gridcoin) and JonS (UK BOINC Team),
    Sergey Zhi (Russia Team) and Tex1954 (,
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and fsclavo,
    arkiss and Stavebni firma Bostik Porici (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone) and Vincent Dark (Team China),
    Hartmut 53 and jiri kovar (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    rebel9 and Miroslav Splichal (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    Michael H.W. Weber ( and mm67 (,
    tictoc ( and Kodeks IT (Karelia),
    [AF>]toTOW (L'Alliance Francophone) and Oleg (Russia Team),
    [AF>Belgique]Mamouth (L'Alliance Francophone) and gaballus (BOINC@Poland),
    whowhere (AUGE@BOINC) and respawner (,
    ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum) and ????? ????????????? (Karelia),
    the-who (Team China) and [SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany),
    Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book) and Argento (BOINC@Poland),
    SEARCHER (BOINC@Pfalz) and [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone),
    LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA),
    k4m1k4z3 ( and damotbe (L'Alliance Francophone),
    ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and xyzzy (BOINCstats),
    Enrico29 (Gridcoin) and Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society),
    entigy (Team England (Boinc)) and hoarfrost (Crystal Dream),
    sergamena (Russia Team) and lydy1993 (Team China),
    philip-in-hongkong and [b]KPX (Czech National Team),
    [AF>EDLS] Jakez Sulli (L'Alliance Francophone) and freestman (Team China),
    Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany) and gingavasalata (Hrvatska),
    Alez (The Scottish Boinc Team) and MajkPascal (BOINC@Poland),
    PhilTheNet (L'Alliance Francophone).

    Now a 10% of entire workunits space is complete and we thanks to all projects participants for big computing power that wh donate for this research! Thank you very much and happy crunching!

  • 2018-03-09: Universe@Home, BHDB application

    On our server just start new BHDB (Black Hole Database) application.
    First work units release will be testing one, to check if everything is ok with application and points system :)

    In near future we will publish more information about it.

  • 2018-03-08: MilkyWay@home, Testing Some New Plan Classes

    Hey Everyone,

    I am going to try changing the GPU plan classes to reduce workunits sent to users without double precision gpus. If you notice any issues on your end, please let me know.



  • 2018-03-07: MilkyWay@home, Removing Hosts With High Error Counts

    Hey Everyone,

    I am going to be issuing suspensions to 8 hosts with extremely high error counts (over 1000 in their recent history). If you own one of these hosts and are unhappy with the suspension, please message me and we can discuss removing the suspension.

    This is a temporary solution until I can implement a more automated suspension system with occasional retesting of hosts to see if they have been fixed.

    Any discussion about how to best implement an automated algorithm can go here and I will attempt to keep up.



    I added a feature to determine if one of your hosts is suspended at a quick glance. Any of your suspended hosts will show up highlighted in red on the "computers on this account" page in your account information page. These hosts will not show up as red to anyone else and only you will know if you are suspended.

  • 2018-03-07: World Community Grid, Microbiome Immunity Project Already Extending the Known Universe of Protein Structures

    The Microbiome Immunity Project is off to a great start on predicting the structures of hundreds of thousands of bacterial proteins within the human gut. Read about their progress and their plans in their first project update.

  • 2018-03-05: MilkyWay@home, Reverting Change to Remove Unreliable Hosts

    Hey Everyone,

    I am going to be reverting the change to use the built in BOINC use reliable hosts option. It seems to be having unintended consequences to the usability of the project for some users.

    In the future, Sidd and I will look into manually removing the worst offenders who are sending back erroring workunits.

    For anyone effected, I apologize if you haven't been able to crunch for us recently.


  • 2018-03-05: MilkyWay@home, Scheduled Server Maintenance 3/5

    Hey everyone,

    We will be temporarily taking the server offline today (3/5) at 1pm to do some further hardware upgrades. This time we are adding a second CPU to the server allow more simultaneous connections.

    This maintenance period will likely take longer than the last one as CPUs take longer to install and test.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.


    Server maintenance is concluded for today. We ended up not being able to complete the upgrade, so we are postponing it for a a week or so.

  • 2018-03-03: XANSONS for COD, 443 new structures

    New COD entries are added.

    Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.

  • 2018-03-03: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1397536 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1397536 has terminated!!!

  • 2018-03-03: PrimeGrid, GFN-262144 Mega Prime!

    On 1 March 2018, 04:16:07 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:


    The prime is 1,743,828 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 7th for Generalized Fermat primes and 56th overall.

    The discovery was made by Wolfgang Schwieger (DeleteNull) of Germany using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in an Intel(R) CPU at 2.30GHz with 32GB RAM, running Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 18 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Wolfgang is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

    The prime was verified on 1 March 2018, 04:28:47 by Jonathan Sipes (k4m1k4z3) of the United States using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU at 3.50GHz with 8GB RAM, running Windows 7 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 20 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Jonathan is a member of the team.

    The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1240 v6 CPU @ 3.70GHz with 2GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 5 hours 33 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.

  • 2018-03-01: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Monday, March 5 [ Completed ]

    We are performing database updates on our servers on Monday, March 5 beginning at 18:00 UTC.

  • 2018-03-01: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Monday, March 5

    We are performing database updates on our servers on Monday, March 5 beginning at 18:00 UTC.

  • 2018-03-01: GPUGRID, New publication: Molecular Simulation-Driven Fragment Screening for the Discovery of New CXCL12 Inhibitors

    Hello everyone!

    I just wanted to announce that our work on the chemokine CXCL12 has just been published ( and badges have been distributed accordingly. I have updated the science page ( and you should now be able to check your contribution to the work.

    Thanks again your contribution and for making this project awesome!

    Gerard M.

  • 2018-02-28: Duchamp Sourcefinder, SoFiA Update 8 and some changes at ICRAR

    Hi everyone,

    There's been a lot going on over the last week at ICRAR, and I've got a lot to update you on.

    I was originally contracted by Outreach to work more or less exclusively on theSkyNet. As of March this year, my contract is being moved over to DIA (Data intensive astronomy), who want to move me to work on other projects.

    I met with the head of DIA last week and it's been decided that after the 100MB workunits are all done done, I'll need to wrap up Sourcefinder and organise all of the data we've crunched so far in preparation for analysis.

    So bearing this in mind, my new plan is to continue running 100MB workunits through the sofiabeta app, as everything is more less working there as it is. sofiabeta will remain a beta app so people can opt in / opt out as they please, as the 100MB workunits are significantly more intensive than the 10MB workunits,

    Then, once we've completed the 100MB workunits, I'll spend some time working on a public contributers page that'll list everyone who has contributed to Sourcefinder. I'll also try and ensure that a link to this page is present in the final paper analysing the results. Last I checked they were generally against the idea of mentioning a list of contributers in the paper, but they thought that providing a link to a web page that listed the contributers would be fine.

    As for the ASKAP data that was promised to me months ago, I'm still not sure of its current status. Once the 100MB workunits are done, I'll see if I can chase it down and get an update as to whether they want us to process it or not.

    I also wanted to write a results viewer that would allow users to search for sources they've found and view them, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to do that anymore if I'm being moved to other projects. Sorry about that.

    As for SoFiA, I'm looking at increasing the rsc_memory_bound for the 100MB workunits to be 4GB, meaning computers with less than 4GB of memory wont be given these workunits. Thanks to LumenDan for bringing this up.
    I'll keep pushing out at least one set of workunits per week, but depending on the disk space of the server, I might be able to push out two. We'll see.

    If there are any clarifications anyone needs, feel free to ask. I'll try to answer anything.


  • 2018-02-27: Rosetta@Home, Rosetta 4.07 released

    This version contains a bug fix for the cyclic peptide folding protocol. Please post any issues/bugs regarding this application in this thread.

  • 2018-02-27: RALPH@Home, Rosetta 4.07 released

    This version update includes a bug fix for the cyclic peptide folding protocol. Please post any issues/bugs regarding this application version in this thread.

  • 2018-02-27: LHCathome-dev, ATLAS load tests

    For information: We have increased limits pr. host on the dev project as part of a campaign to test our new storage backend.

    Expect most new ATLAS tasks to be pulled by our local cluster hosts and the LCG cluster in Bejing. But there are tasks for other applications too for those interested. There might be interruptions too, as this is our development and testbed. :-)

  • 2018-02-22: LHC@Home, CMS Job queue draining

    Due to a problem with the WMAgent submission task, a new batch of CMS jobs is not being put in the Condor queue. So, the queue is now draining and there will be no more jobs available in a couple of hours. Best to set your BOINC instance to No New Tasks if you can, to avoid spurious compute error terminations.

  • 2018-02-22: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, htest_64bits (2.0.0) and new tasks

    We have added a new version of the application (v2.0.0 -> in BOINC 20.00).

    We have introduced quite large changes in the application.

    Unfortunately, it was not possible to eliminate the difference in runtime (Linux vs. Windows) - on the Windows 7 platform the runtime is ~ 3000 seconds. On Linux 32-bit it is ~ 1400-1500 seconds. On Linux 64-bit can be even faster.

    The test series has been generated (10k).

    We apologize for the waiting time.

    We encourage you to download WU!

    Thanks all!

  • 2018-02-22: RakeSearch, A new badge for finding ODLS in February!

    Dear participants,

    a new "Pine" badge is being awarded to everyone who has found ODLS in February 2018.
    We are glad to announce the names of the crunchers who have received the badge so far:

    STE\/E (BlackOps) and nenym (Czech National Team)
    FourOh (SETI.USA) and Ralfy (BOINC Confederation)
    ClaudiusD ( and europe64 (europe64)
    Andreas64 and k4m1k4z3 (
    [AF] Skinny06 (L'Alliance Francophone) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!)
    Sergey Zhi (Russia Team) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP)
    emoga ( and [B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland)
    JonS (UK BOINC Team) and phoenicis ([H]ardOCP)
    [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and fsclavo
    polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and Martin Droppa
    HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA) and Vincent Dark (Team China)
    vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan) and arkiss
    Dario666 (BOINC@Poland) and Frenky Picasso (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic)
    Chris Skull (AMD Users) and OlddanIT (Crunching@EVGA)
    damotbe (L'Alliance Francophone) and Dmitriy Otroschenko (Ukraine)
    Dan Sargent (SETI.USA) and Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book)
    Michael H.W. Weber ( and robbysites (Crunching@EVGA)
    lydy1993 (Team China) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream)
    GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech) and [AF>Belgique]Mamouth (L'Alliance Francophone)
    Crunch3r (BOINC United) and PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK)
    boceli (Czech National Team) and Mumps [MM] (SETI.USA)
    LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and zhouyunbo (Team China)
    [AF>]toTOW (L'Alliance Francophone) and Hartmut 53
    KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!) and ku4jb (
    Boogyman Munster (AMD Users) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum)
    pons66 (SETI.Germany) and mmonnin (
    firstomega ( and ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream)
    [AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and EG (SETI.USA)
    SEARCHER (BOINC@Pfalz) and declis (
    Dennis-TW (SETI.Germany) and Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone)
    ????? ????????????? (Karelia) and MajkPascal (BOINC@Poland)
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and tictoc (
    joe carnivore (Planet 3DNow!) and BritishBob (
    KR Center (Karelia) and purplecfh (SETI.USA)
    Sphynx (SETI.USA) and jiri kovar (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic)
    Skivelitis2 (BOINCstats) and the-who (Team China)
    hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and Natalia (Crystal Dream)
    xyzzy (BOINCstats) and manni.deutsch (Planet 3DNow!)
    DrBob (USA) and [DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows)
    forest (Czech National Team) and SerVal (Russia Team)
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone) and cc-smokey (CC-Team)
    Stavebni firma Bostik Porici (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and rebel9
    PhilTheNet (L'Alliance Francophone) and Shaman (Czech National Team)
    [AF>France>Astro]Julien Leconte (L'Alliance Francophone) and mm67
    KPX (Czech National Team) and respawner (
    shiva (SETI.USA) and Daniel (BOINC@AUSTRALIA)
    [SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany) and amazing (SETIKAH@KOREA)
    vinn@[CNT] (Czech National Team) and Anguillan Pirate (Anguillan Pirates)
    gaballus (BOINC@Poland) and whowhere (AUGE@BOINC)
    Sussie (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA)
    Skywalker@Athens (Macedonia is Greek!) and sergamena (Russia Team)
    ????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and Kodeks IT (Karelia)
    Conan (Cobar Spiders) and Hoshione (SETI.Germany)
    Argento (BOINC@Poland) and Fury1184 (
    Egon olsen ( Team) and Finrond (
    Odd-Rod (BOINCstats) and scole of TSBT (Anguillan Pirates)
    b3rl1go (L'Alliance Francophone) and Coleslaw ([H]ardOCP)
    Oleg (Russia Team) and RJBakano (USA)
    owensse (The Planetary Society) and Enrico29 (Gridcoin)
    SergOZ (Crystal Dream) and Tuna Ertemalp (Microsoft)
    Cocagne (L'Alliance Francophone) and ale4316 (Ukraine)
    [AF>Libristes] Elorak (L'Alliance Francophone) and entigy (UK BOINC Team)
    zzuupp (TeAm AnandTech) and LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone) (Karelia) and Kalomel (BOINC@Poland)
    Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany) and Bazooka_CZ (Czech National Team)
    Ufol (BOINC@Poland) and freestman (Team China)
    St.Clair and Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society) and Pushok (Russia Team)
    Joern Gerken (Gridcoin) and Vitalii Koshura

  • 2018-02-22: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1157682 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1157682 has terminated!!!

  • 2018-02-21: MilkyWay@home, Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21

    Hi Everyone,

    There will be a scheduled server outage today around 1pm. This should be a brief outage while we install some additional RAM in the server.

    Thank you for your understanding.



    The server has been upgraded. Let me know if you see any more database errors or other hiccups here.


  • 2018-02-21: Citizen Science Grid, [all] disk issues on server

    Looks like we're experiencing some kind of disk issue on the server. I've submitted a support ticket but in the mean time had to shut down the daemons. I hope we have this back up and running shortly.

  • 2018-02-20: GPUGRID, The experimental QC for W10 is now called QC_beta

    Another attempt... instructions here