19-11-2018: PrimeGrid, Substantial Planned Downtime FridayThis Friday, PrimeGrid is moving to new servers. Everything (except our Discord chat server) will be offline for several hours. Since the forums will be down, Discord will be the only way to communicate with us.
More information can be found on the forums here:
19-11-2018: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project......164051 times
18-11-2018: SETI@Home, Fall/Winter 2018 Funding Drive has started.We've started our 2018 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by one of our undergraduate researchers. If you can't wait, you can read yours here.
Because we're not yet fully GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.
Thanks for your support!
17-11-2018: PrimeGrid, Leonids Shower ChallengeFrom November 17th, 2018 Primegrid will be running an AP27 Challenge to celebrate the Leonid Meteor Shower. The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel?Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.
The Challenge starts at 12:00 UTC and ends 3 days later on 20th November at 12:00 UTC. Work units from the AP27 project, which are downloaded and completed during the challenge will count towards your challenge score.
An AP26 was found just before the start of the Challenge. Can we find an AP27?
For more information and discussion, please head over to the official challenge thread: http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=8268
17-11-2018: SRBase, SRBase - 4 years reviewThe project has passed the fourth year.
Compared with last years the following process was made:
2014-2015 - 87M WUs processed, 1 base solved, 314 bases unstarted
2015-2016 - 88M WUs processed, 5 bases solved, 297 bases unstarted
2016-2017 - 99M WUs processed, 5 bases solved, 282 bases unstarted
2017-2018 - 75M WUs processed, 1 base solved, 264 bases unstarted
in total - 349M WUs processed, 12 bases solved, 264 bases unstarted
The project is now more working on a recommended bases list included by the project goals.
15-11-2018: Cosmology@Home, Preparation for a server upgradeDear users,
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be moving the Cosmology@Home server to a newer machine. No action is needed from you, and we hope to do so with minimal down time. This will solve lots of the work generation and validation problems the site has had over the last several months. It will also set us up to debut some new science applications which we have been working on and thinking about.
For now, we are letting the work queue get emptied out. Once that is done (it already is for camb_legacy), we will move forward and keep you updated.
Thanks for your continued support!
14-11-2018: LHCathome-dev, Dev server updatedWe have updated our development server to the latest BOINC server release.
Please let us know if you spot any issues.
The server may go down for a while if we need iterations on this.
13-11-2018: World Community Grid, Shining a Beacon for ScienceScientists, and science itself, are facing increasing challenges in many parts of the world. To mark World Community Grid's 14th anniversary, we're asking you to publicly show your support for science on social media, in our forum, and on your own website or blog.
10-11-2018: XANSONS for COD, 480 new structuresNew COD entries are added.
Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.
10-11-2018: SETI@Home, Account deletion enabled...We've finally got the BOINC account deletion feature installed and enabled. Account deletion cannot be undone. You'll also need your password and a valid email address for identity verification.
You can access it from your account settings on the web site.
10-11-2018: PrimeGrid, Fix for Slow ForumsIf you've been experiencing slow-loading forums at PrimeGrid, or, for that matter, any BOINC project's forums, the reason is because the Free-DC website has been down a lot recently.
Many people use forum signature images from Free-DC, which your browser loads when it displays forum messages. If Free-DC is down, your browser has to wait for the image request to Free-DC to time out. That's why the forum pages load slowly.
If you want forum pages to load more quickly, go to the Community Preferences page and check the "hide signatures" box. Don't forget to click on the "Update" button at the bottom.
09-11-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break #19 - progress update#Update 1
1. Server after some tunning is running
09-11-2018: Rosetta@Home, De novo design of self-assembling helical protein filamentsAnother de novo design publication was released today describing the design of micron scale self-assembling helical filaments based on previously designed repeat proteins for which R@h participants contributed computing towards. Although R@h was not directly used for this study, R@h participants provided computing for related research. Thank you all for your continued contributions.
Read more here in Science.
08-11-2018: Rosetta@Home, De novo design of jellyroll structuresSorry for the late post. Last week the Baker lab and collaborators published the first example of proteins designed with non-local beta strand topology.
You can read more about this study here and the publication here.
Thanks to all Rosetta@home participants who contributed to this research.
07-11-2018: Moo! Wrapper, Releasing new version 1.5 appsFINALLY new app version 1.5 app is released for first platforms (Windows CPU and OpenCL). Biggest improvements are newer D.net Client and BOINC upstream changed to wrapper which both bring fixes and some new features. More information can be found in the changelog post at https://moowrap.net/forum_thread.php?id=206&postid=2265#2265.
As always, please report any problems getting work or having work fail more often in the relevant forum here. Note that there can be some confusion in the BOINC Scheduler as it tries to recalculate stats for best performing app variant for you (like OpenCL vs. native GPU apps).
PS. BOINC Server has also gotten some updates from BOINC developers so there's been lots of churn lately. The server migration is also progressing.
07-11-2018: RakeSearch, Wednesday graphs on 2018-11-07Dear participants!
We publish a next set of types of graph from ODLS found in RakeSearch project on preliminary results page. Could you name it? It contains the following 25 graphs:
[R9_000156234/02] - 9 vertices and 14 edges.
[R9_000159508/01] - 37 vertices and 149 edges.
[R9_000159512/01] - 294 vertices and 2234 edges.
[R9_000178145/01] - 72 vertices and 248 edges.
[R9_000179086/01] - 68 vertices and 185 edges.
[R9_000180411/01] - 37 vertices and 96 edges.
[R9_000199886/01] - 10 vertices and 18 edges.
[R9_000200621/01] - 54 vertices and 136 edges.
[R9_000200853/01] - 10 vertices and 21 edges.
[R9_000201752/01] - 120 vertices and 480 edges.
[R9_000350845/01] - 54 vertices and 122 edges.
[R9_000357180/01] - 48 vertices and 152 edges.
[R9_000357183/01] - 54 vertices and 156 edges.
[R9_000357183/02] - 77 vertices and 205 edges.
[R9_000357614/01] - 13 vertices and 25 edges.
[R9_000358998/04] - 48 vertices and 106 edges.
[R9_000359000/01] - 22 vertices and 72 edges.
[R9_000359000/02] - 34 vertices and 97 edges.
[R9_000359389/01] - 12 vertices and 24 edges.
[R9_000359389/03] - 12 vertices and 28 edges.
[R9_000359504/01] - 352 vertices and 2008 edges.
[R9_000363428/01] - 16 vertices and 24 edges.
[R9_000365498/03] - 144 vertices and 576 edges.
[R9_000365501/01] - 88 vertices and 364 edges.
[R9_000365542/01] - 10 vertices and 14 edges.
06-11-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break #19 - new serverAt this moment today or tommorow i am planning some BIG/HUGE change on serwer.
I am not able to say how long the break will last
06-11-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break #19At this moment today or tommorow i am planning some BIG/HUGE change on serwer.
I am not able to say how long the break will last
05-11-2018: PrimeGrid, GFN-1048576 Mega Prime!On 31 October 2018, 00:42:47 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 6,317,602 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 1st for Generalized Fermat primes and 13th overall. This is the second-largest prime found by PrimeGrid, and the second-largest non-Mersenne prime.
The discovery was made by Rob Gahan (Robish) of Ireland using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820HK CPU at 2.90GHz with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 3 hours 35 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL4. Rob is a member of the Storm team.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 4 days, 5 hours, 54 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
04-11-2018: PrimeGrid, New PrimeGrid Policy - Monetization of BOINC creditPrimeGrid has decided not to participate in any system that monetizes our BOINC credit. For more details please see http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=8272.
03-11-2018: RakeSearch, October 2018 totals!Dear folks!
During month, about 4.2% of entire task set were computed and 4137 results with "permutational" ODLS's pairs where found! The most successful were the next 176 crunchers in the second half of October:
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and glennpat (XtremeSystems),
EXT64 ([H]ardOCP) and Uli2* (Sicituradastra.),
EG (SETI.USA) and whowhere (AUGE@BOINC),
whizbang (Ars Technica) and Mumps [MM] (SETI.USA),
Landjunge (Planet 3DNow!) and SerGiani (Russia Team),
Oleg (Russia Team) and ????? ????????????? (Karelia),
KR Center (Karelia) and Casey ([H]ardOCP),
Clank [MM] (SETI.USA) and ejeancolas (L'Alliance Francophone),
cluster-krc (Karelia) and morgan (Team Norway),
ssjy806 (SETIKAH@KOREA) and Shaman (Czech National Team),
joe carnivore (Planet 3DNow!) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!),
vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan) and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA),
Vincent Dark (Team China) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream),
jozef j (Russia Team) and Philip (OZ Crunchers),
saiz (Team China) and CNT - CIMRMAN (Czech National Team),
adams and ????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia),
PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK) and Skivelitis2 (Overclock.net),
BritishBob (Overclock.net) and Crunch3r (BOINC United),
purplecfh (SETI.USA) and Pavel_Kirpichenko (Astronomy.Ru Forum),
Hartmut 53 and Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia),
[SG-FC]shka (SETI.Germany) and EarlyBird@Zircons (BOINC@Taiwan),
eLPeCKo (Czech National Team) and Beyond (Ars Technica),
nenym (Czech National Team) and BlisteringSheep (Ars Technica),
Conan (Cobar Spiders) and [SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany),
fax (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum),
LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and jondi_hanluc (OcUK - Overclockers UK),
declis (Rechenkraft.net) and lydy1993 (Team China),
Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society) and Kodeks IT (Karelia),
europe64 (europe64) and Gipsel (Planet 3DNow!),
Andreas64 and LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone),
Sengieffe and Johannes Elsner (Planet 3DNow!),
Theadalus (Dutch Power Cows) and sergamena (Russia Team),
arkiss and [DPC]Division_Brabant~Cow_tipping (Dutch Power Cows),
k4m1k4z3 (Overclock.net) and ChelseaOilman ([H]ardOCP),
gingavasalata (Hrvatska) and motqalden ([H]ardOCP),
[AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and Merowig,
Rudy Toody (TeAm AnandTech) and [SG] Felix (SETI.Germany),
meadoel (BOINCstats) and Lycidas (BOINC@Heidelberg),
robbysites (Crunching@EVGA) and ext2097 (SETIKAH@KOREA),
JonS (UK BOINC Team) and Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone),
Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany) and BEKO (Czech National Team),
[B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and ChristianVirtual ([H]ardOCP),
http://vk.com/boinc (Karelia) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP),
7ri9991 [MM] (SETI.USA) and respawner (Rechenkraft.net),
Fardringle (TeAm AnandTech) and the-who (Team China),
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and Vitalii Koshura,
JohnMD (BOINC@Denmark) and Adam J Bavier ([H]ardOCP),
Igal and [AF>France>Savoie] Tutu1986 (L'Alliance Francophone),
Dylan Delgado and [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone),
Maxwell [MM] (SETI.USA) and [DPC]Blah.NET (Dutch Power Cows),
lugau and [AF>Libristes] Elorak (L'Alliance Francophone),
el_teniente (Russia) and KPX (Czech National Team),
Fernando Miguel and owensse (The Planetary Society),
herby44 (Planet 3DNow!) and conf [MM] (SETI.USA),
HighTech67 and [SG-FC] dingdong (SETI.Germany),
Natalia (Crystal Dream) and hoarfrost (Crystal Dream),
BlackGoose05 (Team Biss!) and Tex1954 (Overclock.net),
CoolAtchOk (Russia Team) and mmonnin (Overclock.net),
Sergey Zhikhorev (Russia Team) and Uwe-Bergstedt (SETI.Germany),
ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and MaxAMD400 (Rechenkraft.net),
MatzeKnop and [AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone),
Jerzy_Przytocki (BOINC@Poland) and Thyler Durden@P3D (Planet 3DNow!),
freestman (Chinese Dream) and Yi-Ming Wang (Team China),
Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and citerra (Russia Team),
ale4316 (Crystal Dream) and ERBrouwer (Dutch Power Cows),
fix and [AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone)
Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA),
MajkPascal (BOINC@Poland) and zzuupp (TeAm AnandTech),
phoenicis ([H]ardOCP) and RobertN (Dutch Power Cows),
entigy (Team England (Boinc)) and Christos Despotakis,
boceli (Czech National Team) and Tatka (Czech National Team),
Kalomel (BOINC@Poland) and Kwartet! (Dutch Power Cows),
Skywalker@Athens (Macedonia is Greek!) and rebel9,
polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and JugNut (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
sorcrosc (BOINC.Italy) and DarthMaciek (BOINC@Poland),
Chipotle (Ars Technica) and Daniel (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
Bill F (Worldwide TechServices) and hajaumea,
Plejaden (Boinc Team Gruppe 2004) and LeonidT34 (Russia Team),
MindCrime (SETI.USA) and Hoshione (SETI.Germany),
ID4 (SETI.Germany) and Odd-Rod (BOINCstats),
nabializm (BOINC@Poland) and atp1916 ([H]ardOCP),
Sussie (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and igos,
Millenium and KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!)
Crack (Dutch Power Cows) and ku4jb (Overclock.net),
Lazarus-uk (BOINCstats) and ahferroin7 (BOINCstats),
Jeff17 (BOINCstats) and kttu (MiaoLi@Taiwan),
Pjotr Panski (SETI.Germany) and amazing (SETIKAH@KOREA),
HenkM (Dutch Power Cows) and zelandonii (L'Alliance Francophone).
Thank you for your attention and participation!
02-11-2018: Moo! Wrapper, Server migration in progressWe are in the middle of migrating our servers to a different hosting provider and this can cause sudden maintenance mode or even unexpected problems. Migration will probably still take up to a month. First problem seems to be that everything is slower as the database server has moved but the application server has not. Everything should still work as long as there's no time out.
01-11-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Network reorganisationI don't won't to do it, but I have to.
At this moment boinc server is connected to storage and intertet thru shared cable in my home network.
I have plan to give server second network card and create sub-network and connect it directly into free storage lan card to increase NFS performance.
This mean I need to shutdown server in next 1-2 days and make some change.
31-10-2018: Rosetta@Home, Discover magazine article about David Baker's progression into the field of protein designAn interesting article was released yesterday in Discover magazine about the historical progression of David Baker's research and how it has evolved into the Rosetta Commons community and the field of protein design. It includes a case example of de novo design research, and a perspective of what novel proteins may enable. Thank you all for your continued help and contributions to this research!
30-10-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Monkeys cpu application is getting closerI am working on new version of app for monkeys to start it as CPU.
4 app on the beggining.... 20 app at the end
30-10-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Monkeys CPU is closeI am working on new version of app for monkeys to start it as CPU.
4 app on the beggining.... 20 app at the end
30-10-2018: RakeSearch, Crunchers poll about Distributed Computing projectsDear participants!
Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences conducts a survey of cruncher's opinions about Distributed Computing projects. Please rate the projects in questionnaire in one of the following languages:
En - Rating of volunteer distributed computing projects
De - Bewertung der Projekte des freiwilligen aufgeteilten Computings
29-10-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Change in my workplace networkI need 3-4 days to change organisation in my local network.
1. I will replace some switch
27-10-2018: XANSONS for COD, 519 new structuresNew COD entries are added.
Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.
24-10-2018: TN-Grid, Publication about Vitis viniferaA new scientific paper on Vitis vinifera has been published. Details here: https://gene.disi.unitn.it/test//forum_thread.php?id=225
23-10-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break #18In next 2-3 days I am planning maintance break for:
1. update firmware on router
2. update system on nas storage
3. move database data to SSD PCIe drive to gg@h server
23-10-2018: PrimeGrid, Halloween ChallengePut on your costume and head out with your Treat Bag to enjoy Primegrid's Halloween Challenge. From October 24th, Primegrid will be running a spooky WoOOodall Challenge. The 7 day Challenge starts at 23:59:59 UTC and ends on 31st October one week later. Work units from the WOO (LLR) project, which are downloaded and completed during the challenge will count towards your challenge score.
For more information and discussion, please head over to the official challenge thread: http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=8222
23-10-2018: Universe@Home, Server upgradeTomorrow (24th October 2018) I will attempt to update BOINC server software.
This will cause number of server stops and possible some our web site problems.
22-10-2018: World Community Grid, New Version of World Community Grid for Mac and Windows Now Available for DownloadVolunteers can now upgrade to version 7.14.2 of the software that runs World Community Grid.
22-10-2018: PrimeGrid, 27 Mega Prime!On 11 October 2018, 22:54:34, PrimeGrid?s 27121 Prime Search, through PRPNet and in collaboration with the 12121 Search (k=27 sister project), has found the mega prime:
The prime is 2,121,310 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 48th overall.
The discovery was made by Andrew M. Farrow (Nortech) of Australia using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1245 v6 @ 3.70GHz Processor with 16GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 13 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
21-10-2018: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Patreon site for my projects is startedI started https://www.patreon.com/goofyx to find some support for my projects.
At this moment I really need some good hardware for databae to provide more apps.
As you know acctuall server is good but has riched his limit and would like to significantly increase my limit.
Maybe someone would like to put 1$ or more ;) for support my goal.
21-10-2018: RakeSearch, New badges for the total credit!Dear folks!
Meet more inhabitants of Karelian forests and the White Sea on the badges for the total credit.
We expand the lineage of badges so as to motivate people and include undeservingly forgotten animals. We also extend the lineage up to 1 billion credit. And we hope that you like the new rewards and feel motivated to get them!
The new lineage of badges is:
Hedgehog - for 5,000 total credit
Brown Bat - for 10,000 total credit
Flying Squirrel - for 20,000 total credit
Squirrel - for 25,000 total credit
Hare - for 60,000 total credit
Weasel - for 125,000 total credit
Mink - for 200,000 total credit
Raccoon - for 300,000 total credit
Beaver - for 500,000 total credit
Badger - for 1,000,000 total credit
Boar - for 3,000,000 total credit
Marten - for 5,000,000 total credit
Ladoga seal - for 7,500,000 total credit
Fox - for 10,000,000 total credit
Wolf - for 15,000,000 total credit
Lynx - for 25,000,000 total credit
Deer - for 50,000,000 total credit
Elk - for 75,000,000 total credit
Bear - for 100,000,000 total credit
Wolverine - for 150,000,000 total credit
Bearded Seal - for 250,000,000 total credit
Earless Seal - for 375,000,000 total credit
Porpoise - for 500,000,000 total credit
Beluga Whale - for 650,000,000 total credit
Killer Whale - for 800,000,000 total credit
Mammoth - for 1,000,000,000 total credit
21-10-2018: RakeSearch, Technical works on the websiteDear crunchers,
today we perform technical works on some areas of the website, so some pages may display with errors or warnings. Don't worry, these works do not influence server's functions.
19-10-2018: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project......161129 times - still no sign of any larger factors
19-10-2018: LHC@Home, SixTrack newsDear Volunteers,
In spite of the break and lack of simulation work things are moving behind the scenes! Most of the trackers have been busy with the preparation of and attendance to the HiLumi annual collaboration meeting. For instance:
* new scanning parameters for DA studies, to shed some light on open points concerning the different behavior of the two beams in the LHC:
* an update of DA results to the latest developments on HL-LHC optics:
The collaboration meeting is the most important event of the large collaboration, led by CERN, that is designing and building the High-Luminosity upgrade of the LHC. This is not only a forum to present and discuss recent results, but also an event that inspires new ideas and studies. Therefore, we would like to announce that in few weeks we will be back to you, counting on your usual fantastic and essential support, to launch new simulation campaigns!
Alessio and Massimo, for the SixTrack team