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  • 2017-08-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

    ...122644 times - still no sign of any larger factors



  • 2017-08-18: Universe@Home, Maintenance break

    We are planning maintenance break on 28th and 29th of August.

    In this two days we will move main server and work station to new location and also we will connect another new server.

    The new server will be used as storage machine to serve our results database on Internet and make it available for every interested person or institution.



  • 2017-08-18: Cosmology@Home, cosmologyathome.org downtime explanation

    Hi all. As you might have noticed, cosmologyathome.org was unreachable for the last ~2.5 days. This was due to a failure properly reregistering our domain name after moving the server from one university to another earlier this year. In addition, as we couldn't contact you via the website, we tried to send out email notification of the issue, but due to a problem with the server software many of you did not receive this email. We'll work on addressing this so in the future it doesn't happen again. All should be back to normal now, although it may take as long as another 24 hours for the domain to fully propagate everywhere. We greatly apologize for this extended down time.



  • 2017-08-18: RALPH@Home, Project News Aug 18, 2017

    A new rosetta_beta app has been added as version 4.00 for testing. This version represents a recent version of the Rosetta source distribution. Please post bugs/issues in this thread. We are also planning to update the server software and hardware for this site soon.



  • 2017-08-17: yoyo@home, Collatz: Windows App available

    A Windows application is now available for the Nontrivial Collatz Cycle search.



  • 2017-08-17: World Community Grid, Help Stop TB Uncovers New Data on Mycolic Acids

    The Help Stop TB project is turning out to be the most comprehensive study of mycolic acids ever undertaken, which will be of enormous value to all researchers who are interested in how these molecules protect bacteria. In this update, the researchers describe mycolic acid folds that have never been detailed before, and explain how they plan to continue their exploration of this new territory as the project continues.



  • 2017-08-17: Citizen Science Grid, [wildlife] two publications accepted to this year's IEEE eScience conference

    So we had two papers accepted to the 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience this year! One on EXACT (what you've been crunching) and the other on the unmanned aerial systems imagery you've been marking up. If you'd like to read pre-prints here they are:

    Developing a Volunteer Computing Project to Evolve Convolutional Neural Networks and Their Hyperparameters.

    Toward Using Citizen Scientists to Drive Automated Ecological Object Detection in Aerial Imagery.

    Congrats to Marshall and Connor on their paper!



  • 2017-08-17: ODLK, ?????????? odlksym2

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  • 2017-08-17: Citizen Science Grid, [all] min post credit

    Hi All,

    Since work is flowing pretty much steadily now, to help better deal with spammers I've set a minimum credit limit to post to 1. If this is going to be an issue (and now you can't post), please send me an email.

    Also, to create a team a user will also need to have credit.

    Hoping this helps!

    --Travis



  • 2017-08-16: yoyo@home, Collatz: Found Path Records

    The Collatz progress page shows now also the found path records.



  • 2017-08-16: LHC@Home, Deadline change for ATLAS jobs

    Due to the tight deadline of the ATLAS tasks, we change to deadline of ATLAS jobs from 2 weeks to 1 week. The ATLAS job takes about 3-4 CPU hours to finish on a moderate CPU (2.5GFLOPS).



  • 2017-08-16: Amicable Numbers, The search up to 2^64 is complete!

    Congratulations to everyone who took part in this search!

    - There are 2,390,655 amicable pairs with smaller member below 2^64 in total
    - BOINC volunteers found 552,874 new amicable pairs below 2^64

    A more detailed analysis of amicable pairs distribution will follow later this month. And don't forget to edit your preferences and check that you're all set up to run the current search up to 10^20.



  • 2017-08-16: Cosmology@Home, cosmologyathome.org domain temporarily down

    Hi folks. Due to a mix-up related to having moved servers from one university to another earlier this year, we failed to properly renew the cosmologyathome.org domain, which expired today. We are in the process of seeing what can be done to fix this. Until then, you can access the website at the temporary URL you are currently at, https://cosmos.iap.fr, and I will post the latest news on the situation here. We apologize for this downtime.



  • 2017-08-15: yoyo@home, Badges now also for Collatz

    We grant now also badges for the new Collatz application.



  • 2017-08-15: XANSONS for COD, SSL encryption

    We are trying to configure SSL encryption. This can cause a short-term server malfunction. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Update
    Nikolay has successfully configured SSL encryption for this project. Now, the most valuable communications are secured.

    The emails are also SSL-encrypted. Those who previously had problems receiving emails from the project (password recovery, etc.) will now be able to receive them. Just don't forget to check the spam folder.



  • 2017-08-15: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 498690 has terminated!!!

    We terminated sequence 498690


    Much thanks for your contribution.



  • 2017-08-15: PrimeGrid, Solar Eclipse Challenge Starts August 20th at 18:00 UT

    It's the challenge you've been waiting for, GCW-LLR!

    Running from August 20th 18:00 UTC until August 23rd 18:00 UTC.

    For more information, please see the official challenge thread: http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=7540

    So come and join us and celebrate the Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.



  • 2017-08-14: yoyo@home, Collatz application available

    The application for Nontrivial Collatz Cycle is now available for 64 bit Linux @x86 and @ARM.



  • 2017-08-14: PrimeGrid, And, Its Another PPS-Mega Prime!

    On 10 August 2017, 18:14:53 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:

    975*2^3419230+1

    The prime is 1,029,294 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 199th overall.

    The discovery was made by Eric Eskam (Doc No) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q6600 CPU @ 2.40GHz with 3GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 4 hours 47 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Eric is a member of the Heinlein Fans team.

    The prime was verified on 10 August 2017, 18:58:22 UTC by Stephen Draycott (Stephen Draycott) of the United Kingdom using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2670v3 CPU @ 2.30GHz with 64GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 2 hours 2 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2017-08-14: PrimeGrid, Another PPS-Mega Prime!

    On 9 August 2017, 00:27:22 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
    999*2^3418885+1

    The prime is 1,029,190 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 198th overall.

    The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    The prime was verified on 9 August 2017, 04:07:04 UTC by Eric Eskam (Doc No) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q6600 CPU @ 2.40GHz with 3GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 5 hours 2 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Eric is a member of the Heinlein Fans team.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2017-08-13: yoyo@home, New app collatz soon

    There will be soon a new subproject attacking an collatz issue integrated in yoyo@home. You have to enable this project in your settings and allow test applications. Linux 64 bit will be the first version.



  • 2017-08-11: YAFU, Yafu back online

    Sorry for the last outage. The server is now back online and the DB repaired.

    We have now created more then 1 million workunits. Thanks for your contribution.



  • 2017-08-11: LHCathome-dev, Server upgrade

    We will migrate the lhcathome-dev project to a Centos7 server and upgrade the BOINC server components.

    The lhcathome-dev project server will be unreachable for a while later today during the upgrade.



  • 2017-08-10: LHC@Home, New ATLAS app version released for Linux hosts

    We released a new version of the ATLAS app today, 2.41 for the x86_64-pc-linux-gnu platform.
    The new features of this version include:
    1. It requires the host OS to be either Scentific Linux 6 or Cent OS 7.
    2. It require CVMFS and Singularity instead of Virtualbox to run the ATLAS jobs.
    3. It is more efficient, as the avoidance of using Virtualbox.
    Currently, this version is set to beta version.

    For people who want to try it out,we provide a script to install everything including CVMFS, singularity here,


    Try it if you are interested!



  • 2017-08-09: DrugDiscovery@Home, Maintenance break

    In next 12-24 we will have some maintenance break



  • 2017-08-09: GPUGRID, New publication: High-Throughput Automated Preparation and Simulation of Membrane Proteins with HTMD

    Dears, we added badges for a recent methodological publication, High-Throughput Automated Preparation and Simulation of Membrane Proteins with HTMD.

    We describe a procedure to automatically set-up membrane simulations, and show it working en masse on all membrane structures published in the OPM database (hence the WU names you may have seen in the past).

    Membrane proteins are quite interesting because they are involved in extra-cellular signalling, not to mention how many of them are drug targets; simulations are especially time-consuming to set-up, and we tried to develop tools to make the process less error-prone.

    Thanks to all contributors!



  • 2017-08-08: PrimeGrid, Another PPS-Mega Prime!

    On 5 August 2017 02:19:51 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
    907*2^3417890+1

    The prime is 1,028,891 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 197th overall.

    The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 2 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    The prime was verified on 5 August 2017 02:48:34 UTC by Seonghwan Kim (ext2097) of South Korea using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1231 v3 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 17 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. Seonghwan is a member of the SETIKAH@KOREA team.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2017-08-06: SRBase, base R159 proven

    On 14th of July, denravonska, a member of the team Gridcoin found the last prime for base R159.
    The prime 172*159^561319-1 has 1.235.689 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

    Good job!



  • 2017-08-05: LHC@Home, CMS Weekend problem

    Warning: The WMAgent which controls CMS jobs appears to have a failed component very recently. Queue seems to be exhausted. Please set No New Tasks or change to a backup app while I try to raise someone at CERN to fix it. This could be a problem given that this is expected to be the heaviest weekend of the year for holiday travel in Europe...



  • 2017-08-04: XANSONS for COD, Badges

    I?ve added badges for total credit (for users and teams) and total number of different COD entries processed (only for users).

    The steps for total credit are:
    10,000 (graphite)
    100,000 (bronze)
    1,000,000 (silver)
    10,000,000 (gold)
    100,000,000 (diamond)
    The x-ray powder diffraction patterns of respective materials are shown on the badges (since the diffraction pattern of ordinary gold and silver look identical, I used the diffraction pattern of hexagonal gold nanostructured films for the gold).

    The steps for total number of different COD entries processed are:
    1,000; 2,000; ?; 9,000 (bronze)
    10,000; 20,000; ?; 90,000 (silver)
    100,000; 200,000; 300,000 (gold)



  • 2017-08-03: SETI@Home, Mail problems and fire near SSL.

    The UC Berkeley Space Science Laboratory Domain Name Services (DNS) server has been having problems for the past 24 hours, and a wildlands fire near the Space Sciences Lab has prevented SSL personnel from fixing the problem.

    Because of this, any server functions (i.e. password reset, forum notifications) that require email interaction are not working for most people.

    If the problems continue tomorrow its likely that BOINC clients will eventually lose access to the SETI@home servers until the DNS server can be repaired.



  • 2017-08-02: Citizen Science Grid, [wildlife] app version 0.32

    So I found a bug in the application/assimilator that was causing some server side errors. I'm releasing v0.32 for the application -- unfortunately this is going to cause the workunits currently in the system to immediately error out.

    Please feel free to cancel any workunits you're running with v0.31 to not lose any credit from this (alternately if you've already seen your WU has wingmen then it should validate against them). I really apologize but this was the only real fix I had at my disposal.



  • 2017-08-02: Enigma@Home, KLDIO broken

    (this is a quick repost from Number Crunching)

    A few hours ago Dave GPU returned the plaintext of KLDIO 90.
    More info was posted in this forum thread

    Please abort all the g3_kldio* workunits that haven't started yet, as they're not needed anymore.



  • 2017-08-02: SETI@Home, SETI.Germany Wow!-Event

    SETI.Germany is again organizing this Year's event in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Wow! Signal. Further information can be found here. The event will run from Aug 15th, 4.00 UTC to Aug 29th 2017, 4.00 UTC.



  • 2017-08-01: yoyo@home, Muon finished

    Stephen has stopped his Muon1 project. The main write-up of the project and its results are in Chapters 7 and 8 of his thesis. Nearly 90 million simulations were done.Therefore I stopped the workunit generation for Muon.



  • 2017-08-01: World Community Grid, Potential New Treatments for Leishmaniasis Tested in Lab

    The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis team has begun lab testing potential treatments for this serious?yet neglected?tropical disease. In this update, Dr. Carlos Muskus discusses the results of topical (on the skin) testing of four compounds.



  • 2017-08-01: DrugDiscovery@Home, VERY IMPORTANT: Vina support for ARM

    If you would like to crunch VINA app on ARM system (like armbian on odroid) please install required library by this command:


    apt-get install autodock-vina


    After it you are ready to go :)



  • 2017-07-31: SRBase, power cut today

    Unfortunately there was a power cut today after checking the server in the morning and went to work. I brought the server back online now. Need to check some files later. Could be broken something somewhere.



  • 2017-07-27: LHC@Home, Optimising distribution of SixTrack tasks

    Dear Volunteers,

    we are trying to improve the distribution of SixTrack tasks. If your host could process more tasks but during the project update you don't receive any, can you let us know and send us your client logging report? Please continue the thread "SixTrack Tasks NOT being distributed" opened by Eric here:
    http://lhcathome.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4324
    so that we can collect all the issues in only one place. In this way, we could try to better tune parameters controlling the distribution of tasks on the server side.

    At the same time, we apologize for the loss of credits following the accidental deletion of lines in the main DB - please see message:
    http://lhcathome.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=4362&postid=31563#31563
    As you can see, task distribution is progressing regularly since the beginning of the week

    Thanks in advance for your precious cooperation,
    Alessio and Riccardo, for the SixTrack team



  • 2017-07-25: World Community Grid, New Lab at Tsinghua University Created to Work on Computing for Clean Water Project Findings

    Dr. Ming Ma, one of the original members of the Computing for Clean Water research team, has created his own lab at Tsinghua University. Dr. Ma and his team continue to analyze the data generated by the project. Learn more about their current work and plans for the future in this update.