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  • 2017-10-19: RakeSearch, New application and tasks coming soon

    Dear folks! Processing of the first bunch of workunits (12000 in total) is near to its completion. In the next several days we plan to release a new version of application and to generate at the server side small sets of tasks (about 100 - 250 - 500) and monitor their processing. Even having faced problems and unexpected behavior of the computing process, we were pleasantly surprised of the achieved computing power of the open project BOINC Grid!

    Thank you for your participation!
    Happy crunching!

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  • 2017-10-19: RakeSearch, Source code of the project application

    Dear participants of the project,

    the source code is now available as described in this thread.

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  • 2017-10-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

    ...129115 times



  • 2017-10-19: Duchamp Sourcefinder, SoFiA Beta Update 6

    Apologies, I forgot to post my changelog for yesterday!

    There was an issue with workunit name clashes between duchamp and sofia. The original naming convention was "runid_cubename", but there was no differentiation between SoFiA and Duchamp workunits.
    The new naming convention is simply "appname_runid_cubename" to avoid the possibility of future clashes.

    I've also contacted the SoFiA devs about the determinism issue I outlined last week and they're looking in to it.

    I want to get started on real work as soon as possible, so if this week's work goes smoothly, I'll see about moving on to production work next week.



  • 2017-10-18: MilkyWay@home, Clearing the Queue

    Hey All,

    We will have to clear the workunit queue for both separation and nbody. This will cause many invalid workunits. We apologize for this, as this is the only way to clear the system for it to return to normal operation.


    Thanks for your continued support,
    Jake and Sidd



  • 2017-10-18: PrimeGrid, Another PPS-Mega Prime!

    On 17 October 2017, 13:48:48 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
    1147*2^3435970+1

    The prime is 1,034,334 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 208th 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 6 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    The prime was verified on 17 October 2017, 14:57:02 UTC by Amy Chambers (Buckeye74) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 13 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Amy is a member of the Sigma Omicron Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon team.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2017-10-18: World Community Grid, Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Takes a New Approach to Data Analysis

    In this update, Dr. Stan Watowich, principal investigator for the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project, explains how the research team is shifting their approach to data analysis. The research team has also released their best-scoring results in order to help other scientists conducting similar studies.



  • 2017-10-18: TN-Grid, Another experiment on E. coli

    We are ready to start another experiment on Escherichia coli, using the same expression dataset of the previous one but changing one of the algorithm's parameters.
    Execution times should slightly faster than the last one on Vitis vinifera.



  • 2017-10-17: POGS (theSkyNet), Issues with Malwarebytes and POGS

    Hi everyone,

    Over the last few weeks I've seen several forum threads concerning issues with a new update of Malwarebytes interfering negatively with POGS.

    If anyone is currently having issues, please see this thread for advice: https://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/forum_thread.php?id=827&postid=5310#5310.

    The current going solution is to update Malwarebytes again to get past the version that was causing POGS issues.

    Happy Crunching!



  • 2017-10-17: MilkyWay@home, Transitioner Down

    Hey Everyone,

    Looks like we are having some trouble with the transitioner. I'm working on getting it back up and running.

    Jake

    [edit]

    Everything looks like it's working now. Hopefully this shouldn't be an issue for another 100+ years given the changes I've made. I'll keep an eye on things for the rest of the day.

    In other news, I've implemented an email notification system for the server daemons. If they go down in the future, we should know about it faster.

    Thanks for sticking with us and sorry for the extended downtime.

    Jake
    [/edit]



  • 2017-10-17: PrimeGrid, Diwali/Deepavali Challenge Starts Today!

    Please note the start time of this challenge: 00:00:00

    This is 18 hours earlier than usual. Don't be late!

    Help us celebrate Diwali/Deepavali by participating in our 5 day challenge on the Riesel Problem LLR sub-project.

    The challenge starts at 00:00:00 UTC tomorrow, October 18th (that's about 7 hours from now), and ends in 5 days at 00:00:00 UTC on October 23rd.

    The last prime eliminating a k in the Riesel Problem was found on October 4th, 2014 -- just over three years ago!

    For more information, please see the official challenge thread: http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=7623



  • 2017-10-16: DrugDiscovery@Home, CUDA app testing

    As some of you already know, we just started testing of CUDA Gromacs application for Linux and Windows computers.

    To use it under Linux you should have Gromacs installed (apt-get install gromacs on Debian based systems).

    Under Windows you should have Nvidia GPU with CUDA 2.3 capability and AVX256 capable CPU.

    Also, ignore estimated running time reported by Manager as is currently set very high by me for testing purposes.



  • 2017-10-13: yoyo@home, Join for a drink in Athens, Greece?

    I'm currently in Athens, Greece. If somebody wants to go out for a drink, drop me a message, e.g. in our forum.



  • 2017-10-13: yoyo@home, Siever for Linux 64

    The Siever application is now also availabel for Linux 64.



  • 2017-10-13: yoyo@home, Siever: Cancel of latest batch

    This morning we had a problem with our database. Therefore, I had to cancel the workunits of the latest Siever batch.Sorry for the inconvenience.



  • 2017-10-13: Citizen Science Grid, [wildlife] emergency maintenance and validator back up

    UND had to do some storage upgrades which took out most of our systems yesterday. I apologize for the downtime! This also created an error with the validator which I hopefully just fixed. Let me know if you are having any troubles uploading or downloading work!



  • 2017-10-12: Collatz Conjecture, SSL Issues

    I'm not sure why yet, but the LetsEncrypt script didn't update the SSL certificate as expected. I ran it manually and it worked. If you are still having problems connecting, please let me know.



  • 2017-10-11: RakeSearch, Request to reset the project

    Dear participants,

    due to the problems with app_version, the tasks received by BOINC clients will probably crash. If you experience the errors, we kindly ask you to cancel them and reset the project. New tasks are being generated with new attributes and should work fine. We increased the estimated flops and the upper bound of flops to avoid errors "Exceeded elapsed time limit".

    Also, we are sorry that on October 10 the project server was unavailable because of unplanned power cuts.

    We are grateful for you patience and support!

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  • 2017-10-11: LHCathome-dev, Development project "face lift"

    The development project has been upgraded to use the latest BOINC upstream code. Thus, it now has a new look based on Bootstrap in accordance with other projects like SETI@home.
    Your feedback and suggestions are, as always, appreciated.



  • 2017-10-11: Duchamp Sourcefinder, SoFiA Beta Update 5

    Reduced logging in the assimilator logs so I can actually find things in them.

    Fixed an extremely unlikely bug in the assimilator that fires if amazon's S3 servers can't be reached.
    Fixed a bug with the assimilator attempting to remove temporary folders that don't exist.

    It also appears as though one of the SoFiA result parameters, Wm50, is non-deterministic. Some runs calculate it without error, but others fail. Here's an example error log from two different runs of the same parameter set:

    Result 1 (courtesy of emoga):
    Warning (Parametrization): Cannot determine kinematic major axis. Source too faint.
    Warning (Parametrization): Measurement of kinematic PA failed.
    Warning (Parametrization): Kinematic major axis derived from just 2 data points.
    Error (Parametrization): Calculation of Wm50 failed (3).
    Warning (Parametrization): Failed to measure source line width.
    Error (Parametrization): Cannot fit ellipse, source flux <= 0.
    Warning (Parametrization): Ellipse fit failed.
    Warning (Parametrization): Cannot determine kinematic major axis. Source too faint.
    Warning (Parametrization): Measurement of kinematic PA failed.Result 2 (courtesy of LCB001)
    Warning (Parametrization): Cannot determine kinematic major axis. Source too faint.
    Warning (Parametrization): Measurement of kinematic PA failed.
    Warning (Parametrization): Kinematic major axis derived from just 2 data points.
    Error (Parametrization): Cannot fit ellipse, source flux <= 0.
    Warning (Parametrization): Ellipse fit failed.
    Warning (Parametrization): Cannot determine kinematic major axis. Source too faint.
    Warning (Parametrization): Measurement of kinematic PA failed.
    Note how in the first case, the Wm50 parameter fails to calculate, but in the second there's no issue calculating it.
    This is something I'll bring up with the SoFiA team, as it might be an issue somewhere that they can address.

    I've also received a set of parameter files that the scientists would like us to run, so for this week we'll be running a test on those parameters to make sure everything works fine.
    There are a total of 486 parameters to run per cubelet (that's 2x more than duchamp!) so work units should take a bit longer to complete than normal. I tested the parameters locally and they took around 30 mins to process one work unit.



  • 2017-10-10: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 12 (Completed)

    We are conducting maintenance on our file system on Thursday, October 12 at 13:00 UTC.



  • 2017-10-10: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 12

    We are conducting maintenance on our file system on Thursday, October 12 at 13:00 UTC.



  • 2017-10-10: RakeSearch, Time to reconsider settings for the new application

    Dear participants,

    in these days, there is a large flow of various client-side errors, and we are sorry for that.

    We do our best to make it work properly. Thank you for your patience!
    Also many thanks to all those who support us with their experience and advice.

    With best regards,
    the searchers team.



  • 2017-10-09: PrimeGrid, Another PPS-Mega Prime!

    On 5 October 2017, 08:47:45 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
    911*2^3432643+1

    The prime is 1,033,331 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 208th overall.

    The discovery was made by Jochen Beck (dh1saj) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 8GB RAM, running Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 25 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Jochen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

    The prime was verified on 6 October 2017, 22:29:00 UTC by Georgios Magklaras (georgios) of Greece using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2650 v3 CPU @ 2.30GHz with 128GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 2 hours 28 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Georgios is a member of the Team Norway team.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2017-10-08: yoyo@home, Siever: New subproject

    In our new subproject we produce Sieve Files for the CRUS-project.
    We are sieving for Riesel/Sierpinski to b
    conjectures where b



  • 2017-10-08: RakeSearch, Version 7.0 of RakeSearch application has been released.

    Dear participants,

    we are glad to announce that the beta test application worked fine, and basing on it we released the new version of the main application, RakeSearch 7.0. It is available for Linux 64 bit and 32 bit, as well as for Windows 64 bit and 32 bit. Many thanks to everyone who participated in beta testing and provided advice!



  • 2017-10-07: RakeSearch, New ODLS discovered in September 2017!

    The next group of ODLS has been found in September 2017. You can see the updated pairs of found squares and their discoverers on the results page. Our congratulations to: bfromcolo (Overclock.net), Roadranner (SETI.Germany), Cyph3r (Portugal@Home), zombie67 [MM] (SETI.USA), arkiss and Fornax (SETI.Germany)!

    Many thanks to all crunchers!



  • 2017-10-07: Moo! Wrapper, BOINC Server updated

    BOINC Server used by the project has been updated to the latest available from upstream that includes various fixes, improvements and changes. Most visible change is the partial migration to Bootstrap web framework and refreshed theme. This should make our web site behave much better on mobile browsers but there are some pages that still could be improved.

    As this is a big change, please report on our forums any problems or strange behaviour in both servers and website. Thank you and happy crunching!



  • 2017-10-06: LHCathome-dev, Server Migration

    Over the next week, some of the servers will be migrated in order to upgrade from SL6 to CC7. This will hopefully be transparent but if there are issues, this may be the reason.



  • 2017-10-05: Rosetta@Home, Rosetta@home has contributed to a number of recent publications. Congratulations and thank you!

    In Nature: building 20,000 new drug candidates. New de novo designed "mini-protein" binders were custom built to target either a deadly virus or a potent toxin and were shown to afford protection to mice. Read more.



    Sensors for the potent opioid fentanyl. Using a fully-automated Rosetta design pipeline, high-affinity fentanyl sensors capable of detecting environmental fentanyl were produced. Read more.



    In Science: data-driven protein design. This work achieves the long-standing goal of a tight feedback cycle between computation and experiment and has the potential to transform computational protein design into a data-driven science. Rather than observing thousands of complex natural proteins to try to deduce their folding rules, over 15,000 new, simpler proteins were built ? all designed using Rosetta. Through multiple design rounds, features that led to successful folding were learned and incorporated into the design pipeline. Read more.



  • 2017-10-05: Rosetta@Home, The rosetta application has been updated to 4.04 for Windows platforms

    The "rosetta" application has been updated to 4.04 for Windows platforms to address the Windows BOINC client 7.8.2 issues. This is a relatively recent version of the Rosetta software source and will eventually replace the "minirosetta" application. Please report issues/bugs in this thread.



  • 2017-10-05: PrimeGrid, PRPNet server set to "No New Work"

    As part of our upcoming server move, effective immediately PRPNet will not be giving out new work. Jobs in progress can still be returned for credit, but no more new tasks will be sent out from the server.

    This only affects the PRPNet server. The BOINC server is not affected by this change.

    Please see this thread for more information and discussion.



  • 2017-10-05: ODLK, Application odlkmax

    The application is similar to odlk3. The search is performed in the tails of rulers 62, 63, 65, 66.



  • 2017-10-05: RALPH@Home, Project News Oct 5, 2017

    rosetta_beta and rosetta version 4.04 was added to also address the Windows 7.8.2 BOINC client issue. Please continue to post bugs/issues in this thread.



  • 2017-10-03: RakeSearch, Beta test application

    Dear participants, the test application has been released for Linux (64bit) and Windows (32bit and 64bit). If you like the idea to participate in beta testing, please check the option "Run test applications?" at the "Preferences for this project" subsection in the Project website, and your computer will receive tasks for the test application.



  • 2017-10-03: World Community Grid, Open Zika Researchers Continue Calculations, Share the Wealth, and Spread the Word

    The OpenZika researchers are continuing to screen millions of chemical compounds as they look for potential treatments for the Zika virus. In this update, they report on the second stage of the project, using a newly prepared, massive library of 30.2 million compounds that are being screened against the Zika virus proteins. They also continue to spread the word about the project.



  • 2017-10-03: Rosetta@Home, The minirosetta application has been updated to 3.78

    The minirosetta application has been updated to 3.78. This version includes a patch to prevent fatal errors when using the Windows BOINC client version 7.8.2. There are known issues with this client version for Windows platforms and the BOINC developers are working on a fix. To report bugs, go to this thread.



  • 2017-10-03: Citizen Science Grid, [wildlife] new runs up and going

    I've started up some new runs, whose workunits should look like: "mnist_fixed_100ep_nopool_oct_3_X" where X = 1 to 5. Let me know if you're having any issues with these!



  • 2017-10-03: LHCathome-dev, Server Upgrade

    The server will be upgraded today to use the latest version of the Web interface. We anticipate that things may break so expect some instability over the next few days. What we discover by doing this will hopefully make the upgrade of the production server smoother.



  • 2017-10-02: MilkyWay@home, nbody 1.66 release

    Hey All,

    I just released version 1.66 of Nbody. This version has a newer version of the likelihood comparison algorithm which is used when comparing our test histograms with the client-side simulations. With this update we are hoping to have much better convergence in our parameter searches.

    As always, please let us know if there are any issues.
    Thanks,
    Sidd