2017-12-13: SETI@Home, Now accepting donations of gridcoin.Because of several requests, I've resurrected the idea that we could take donation in gridcoin, a cryptocurrency you can earn by participating in volunteer computing projects.
Our gridcoin address is now listed on our donation page.
2017-12-13: Cosmology@Home, Scheduled downtimeDear all, due to a scheduled power outage at our hosting site, Cosmology@Home will be offline starting later today (Dec 13) and may remain down for as long as 48hrs. We apologize for any inconvenience.
2017-12-13: LHC@Home, Missing accountsDue to a too aggressive spam-cleaning campaign (our fault), we have accidentally deleted some valid accounts on Monday. We have restored a backup copy of the BOINC database, and will recover the missing account data.
If you get a message "missing account key" from your BOINC client, you may be affected. We expect that we can fix this later today, once we have verified the data sets. Hence there is no need to register again.
My apologies for this mishap.
2017-12-10: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1052310 has terminated!!!Aliquot sequence 1052310 has terminated:
2017-12-09: XANSONS for COD, 700 new structuresAnother small bunch of new COD entries are added for processing.
Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.
2017-12-07: yoyo@home, Perfect Cuboid 1st Batch finishNow we are close to 1st Batch ending. For those who's interested, what's next, we inform,
after complete validation of 0-250 range we are going to publish a new app
version which will be goaled to Perfect cuboids search only. Thus it's 7 times faster
than the current is, so we expect that the next goal - 251 will be achieved quick enough.
2017-12-07: MilkyWay@home, Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect MilkyWay@homeHello Everyone,
On December 14th, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to take a vote to remove the Title II classification of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In effect, this will remove the FCC's authority to enforce the doctrine known as net neutrality. Net neutrality is the idea that all traffic on the Internet, regardless of its origin, should be treated equally. This doctrine is responsible for the massive success of the Internet today. It allows any company, institutions, and individuals to host their own websites and web services without the fear of having their web-traffic throttled to accommodate another company, institute or individual who has more money to pay for their traffic to be prioritized. It also prevents ISPs from throttling or being paid to throttle websites for any reason, such as, political, or ideological reasons.
Why is this important for MilkyWay@home? As a research group that survives off of donations from our wonderful volunteers and government grants, we do not have the means to pay for things like paid prioritization, or any other potential ransoms that ISPs may decide to charge in the future to transmit data. This could lead to a decrease in our workunit availability and overall reduction to our abilities to make discoveries. The repeal of net neutrality can also lead to new fees for our volunteers. For example, ISPs will be allowed to sell access to certain websites as part of "bundled" packages. This means to receive workunits from us or any other BOINC project, or visit our websites, you will have to buy into a "bundle" that includes our or other BOINC websites. In our minds, this is not a partisan issue as there is overwhelming support for net neutrality from both parties, (76% of Americans, 81% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans). 
If you live in the United States and would like to help protect net neutrality, the best thing you can do is contact your congressmen and senators to let them know how you feel about net neutrality, why it is important to you, and why they risk your vote in future elections if they do nothing to protect it. Additionally, if you would like to help fund larger efforts to prevent the repeal of net neutrality or if you live outside of the United States and would still like to help, consider donating the Electronic Frontier Foundation or the American Civil Liberties Union to allow them to cover the costs of the looming legal battle.
Thank you all for your continued support and I hope for everyone's sake network neutrality can be saved.
The MilkyWay@home Staff
2017-12-07: SETI@Home, Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development systemThanks to our collaboration with Breakthrough Listen and their international colleagues, we will soon have the ability to access data recorded at the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. For the first time, this will give us full-sky coverage, including the southern hemisphere, in our search for ET. However, due to the enormous amount of data that the 13-beam receiver at Parkes can generate, we will require extra hardware to store and distribute it. We need your help to purchase this.
Thanks to some special offers, one from the Hanson family in memory of Robert W. & Mary P. Hanson, one from Richard Haselgrove in memory of his mother, Jenifer Leech, and one from Mr. Kevvy, we have the possibility to match donations which will allow us to purchase the Parkes Data store server (~$34K) and the GPU development systems (~$10K) we will need for the coming year. For every dollar you donate in this special fund raiser, Mr. Kevvy will match it, the Hanson Family will match it with two, and Richard Haselgrove will match it with two more. That means for every dollar you donate we'll get six dollars towards the purchase of these servers!
Because this is a special fundraiser we'll have special notation on your account page and on the forums. The 12TB disk drives in the Parkes Data Store cost $450. One sixth of that is $75. So, a donation of $75 or more gets you a disk drive icon. The GPUs in the GPU development machine that we will be using for our recording systems at future telescopes are $1500 each, so a donation of $250 or more will get you a GPU icon. And as always, any donation of $10 or more will get you a green star.
But in the end, it's not about the icons: it's about getting the data and making a discovery for the ages. Your help, whether by crunching data or by donating, is always appreciated.
2017-12-06: MilkyWay@home, New Badges for Membership TimeHey Everyone,
I am updating the badges for membership time. These new badges will be available for our very special 9 and 10 year members. The new badges are the iridium tier badges shown below.
Thank you all for your support, especially those who are about to earn this new prestigious badge. These people have been with the project from the beginning and we really appreciate their support.
2017-12-06: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Saturday, December 9 (Completed)We are upgrading the software on multiple parts of the system on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 2:00 UTC.
2017-12-06: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Saturday, December 9We are upgrading the software on multiple parts of the system on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 2:00 UTC.
2017-12-06: YAFU, yafu server crashlast night the server crashed and was not able to restart properly. DB and filesystem were damaged. I restored an 8 hour old DB backup and was able to repair also the filesystem. Hopefully not too much was destroyed.
2017-12-06: MilkyWay@home, Quick Server UpdateHey everyone,
I am going to be doing a quick server update. Shouldn't take longer than a few minutes. There will also be a whole new set of separation runs put up after the update. If you notice any problems with the runs, please post them here.
2017-12-06: Citizen Science Grid, [all] data export issues?Are you still experiencing data export issues? I know our IT staff was having some problems with hardware and the recent migration of where the virtual machine for citizen science grid is being housed. It looks like everything is running on my end but I just wanted to double check with everyone in case some export process got lost in the transition.
2017-12-06: Asteroids@home, Server maintenance on 08.12.2017There is going to be a maintenance on 08.12.2017. Servers will be off for several hours. It will start at about 10:00 UTC.
Radim Van?o (FoxKyong)
2017-12-06: SETI@Home, Splitters off, again :(I had to turn the splitters off, again. I underestimated the rate at which we were creating work (damn moveable decimal points!). I thought we could go without adding more space to the database until we had time (tomorrow morning) to delete the old database spaces.
I was wrong, we really zoomed through the files on disk, and we ran out of space. Deleting database spaces is dangerous, so I really want Jeff to check the command script before it gets run. That won't happen until morning. But once it does we'll be back in operation.
Hopefully most SETIzens won't even notice this short absence of work.
2017-12-06: Duchamp Sourcefinder, SoFiA Production Update 5Fixed a permission issue with the VM image on the server (sorry!).
Added another two sets of workunits to the queue, although we still have a fair amount of work remaining as it is, so that's a good sign.
2017-12-05: PrimeGrid, Another PPS-Mega Prime!On 3 December 2017, 20:54:51 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,037,927 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 210th overall.
The discovery was made by Juan C. Toledo (Meithan West) of Mexico using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 48 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Juan is a member of the UNAM ? Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico team.
The prime was verified on 3 December 2017, 22:23:34 UTC by Lucas Brown (LucasBrown) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz with 64GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 48 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Lucas is a member of the XKCD team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
2017-12-05: TN-Grid, New application (v 1.10)A new application version will be distributed soon, starting with the Linux platforms. The new application contains some major speed enhancements and bug fixes. Look at the following thread for further info http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/forum_thread.php?id=135.
2017-12-05: LHC@Home, BOINC server update ThursdayWe will upgrade the LHC@home web servers to the new BOINC server code with the "Bootstrap" theme on Thursday 7 December. The new style and layout can already be seen on the LHC@home development project..
During the intervention, from 09 UTC on Thursday, there may be intermittent availability of the LHC@home servers, so BOINC clients may back off and try to upload data later.
2017-12-05: SETI@Home, Berkeley SETI Research Center undergraduate research internships, summer 2018Applications are invited for 10-week paid undergraduate research internships at Berkeley SETI Research Center for summer 2018. BSRC is a
world-leader in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence ? the quest for a scientific answer to one of humanity?s oldest questions: Are we
alone in the Universe? Housed in the Astronomy Department at the University of California, Berkeley, the team at BSRC leads the science
program for the $100-million Breakthrough Listen project. Our scientists and engineers are pioneers in the development of software,
instrumentation, and science strategy for the search for intelligent life on other worlds. We have access to substantial amounts of time on
the planet?s largest telescopes, connections to leading players in industry, and we?re based in one of the world?s premiere astronomy
research institutions. We?re also psyched that we get to wake up each day and hunt for aliens.
Current sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates (including non-US citizens) studying at a degree-granting institution in the US are eligible to
apply. Around 5 - 7 positions will be available. A stipend of $20 / hr (up to a maximum of $8000) will be provided. Details and links to the application form are at https://seti.berkeley.edu/Internship.html
2017-12-04: PrimeGrid, GFN-262144 Mega Prime!On 3 December 2017, 06:30:24 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 1,721,010 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 6th for Generalized Fermat primes and 53rd overall.
The discovery was made by Sean Humphries (No.15) of the United States using an AMD Radeon RX Vega in an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 24 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Sean is a member of the Overclock.net team.
The prime was verified on 3 December 2017, 07:29:36 UTC by Wolfgang Schwieger (DeleteNull) of Germany using an NVidia GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU at 4.00GHz with 32GB RAM, running Linux. This GPU took about 27 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Wolfgang is a member of the SETI.Germany 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 5 hours 45 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
2017-12-03: RakeSearch, The last part of November and the first part of December results!Dear participants!
We announce the last part of November results and the first part of results achieved in December. As usual you can view them on results page, but attentive crunchers can notice a new form of results (like R9_000114849, for example) - with one square in row. Square in this line is a square orthogonal to the square in previous column, that written above. This square (in line above) is orthogonal to more than one diagonal Latin squares simultaneously.
Participants that found new pairs of orthogonal diagonal Latin squares (ODLS) in November achieve a "Perelman proof anniversary badge", but for pairs, found in December and later we introduce a Rowan badge - a tree with delicious berries growing in the forests of Karelia and many other regions.
Our congratulations to:
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and Paul (Team Starfire World BOINC),
Fornax (SETI.Germany) and [AF>Libristes] Pascal (L'Alliance Francophone),
bill brandt-gasuen and Daniel (BOINC@Poland),
NOSTROMUS (Catalunya) and Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net),
hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and Coleslaw ([H]ardOCP),
Hoshione (SETI.Germany) and Fernando Miguel,
DoctorNow (BOINC@Heidelberg) and Jeff17 (BOINCstats),
Skivelitis2 (BOINCstats) and kashi (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and Tuna Ertemalp (Microsoft),
tito (BOINC@Poland) and Conan (Cobar Spiders),
vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan) and Buckey (BOINC Confederation),
Joern Gerken (Gridcoin) and taurec (SETI.Germany),
UBT - Timbo (UK BOINC Team) and KR Center (Karelia),
ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum) and ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream),
[SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany) and Senilix (Rechenkraft.net),
Kalomel (BOINC@Poland) and Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!),
PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK) and owensse (The Planetary Society),
[DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows) and joe carnivore (Planet 3DNow!),
jozef j (Russia Team) and Gunnar Hjern,
Dr Who Fan (BOINCstats) and HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA)
that found ODLS pairs in November, and to:
Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and Wizardling (Dopefish),
Hartmut 53 and Ralfy (BOINC Confederation),
kashi (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and Buckey (BOINC Confederation),
jozef j (Russia Team) and emoga (Overclock.net),
Fornax (SETI.Germany) and PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK),
Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and tito (BOINC@Poland),
k4m1k4z3 (Overclock.net) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum),
Joern Gerken (Gridcoin) and Cruncher Pete (BlackOps),
Hoshione (SETI.Germany) and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA),
Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!) and LCB001 (Hardware Canucks),
Plejaden (Boinc Team Gruppe 2004) and Kalomel (BOINC@Poland),
taurec (SETI.Germany) and HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA),
[AF>FAH-Addict.net]toTOW (L'Alliance Francophone) and Gunnar Hjern,
[DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows) and [AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone),
Vitalii Koshura and Opolis (Crunching@EVGA),
robbysites (Crunching@EVGA) and necavi (BOINC@Poland),
[SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany) and KR Center (Karelia),
Dr Who Fan (BOINCstats) and mmonnin (Overclock.net)
that have already found ODLS pairs in December. And our special applause for:
Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!)
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation)
PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK)
- computers of these crunchers found a DLS with more than one ODLS!
Thank you for participation!
2017-12-02: SETI@Home, We're generating work again.It took a bit longer than I thought it would, but we're back online. It'll probably be a few days before we have a full ready-to-send queue.
Now we can get back to finding ET.
2017-12-02: WEP-M+2 Project, P2203:80000000 wu's (of 10000 trials each equiv.) processed!Thanks to all the users. Please keep crunching!
2017-11-30: World Community Grid, New Facility and Expanded Plans for the Mapping Cancer Markers Research TeamThe Mapping Cancer Markers researchers recently moved to a new institute, but continues analyzing results, planning for expanded research, and creating new work units throughout the transition. Learn about their plans in this article.
2017-11-30: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1211160 has terminated!!!Again a sequence from the extended range up to 2e6 has terminated.
2017-11-30: RALPH@Home, Project News Nov 30, 2017We are postponing the transition till Monday.
2017-11-29: SETI@Home, No work. Database issues.At first I thought the restart on Tuesday had solved our database problems. I guess I was wrong. It only fixed some of them.
We've hit yet another hidden limit in our Informix science database. The good news is that we know how to fix this one. The bad news is it will take a little while.
We don't have to wait for the full fix before starting to split again, but the point at which we can split will probably be sometime tomorrow. Until then, we only have a few re-dos and a little bit of astropulse to do.
2017-11-29: RakeSearch, Another bunch of ODLS and the new badge introduced!Dear crunchers!
Another (fourth in November) bunch of orthogonal digonal Latin squares found in our project is published on the results page and we send our congratulations to:
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and Daniel (BOINC@Poland),
Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and Gunnar Hjern,
usr-2 (Russia Team) and bill brandt-gasuen,
hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and fzs600 (L'Alliance Francophone),
RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP) and [DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows),
[SG]ATA-Rolf (SETI.Germany) and Fornax (SETI.Germany),
[AF>Amis des Lapins] Naz (L'Alliance Francophone) and Paul,
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and Frank [SG] (SETI.Germany),
Nosferatu* (Sicituradastra.) and [AF>Libristes] Pascal (L'Alliance Francophone),
[AF>Libristes] ElGuillermo (L'Alliance Francophone) and ale4316 (Ukraine),
shiva (SETI.USA) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum),
Vitalii Koshura and Tuna Ertemalp (Microsoft),
Alez (The Scottish Boinc Team) and Fernando Miguel,
necavi (BOINC@Poland) and kashi (BOINC@AUSTRALIA)
Also, several hours ago we introduced a new badge - the Hare and more than 50 participants already caught it!
2017-11-29: Duchamp Sourcefinder, SoFiA Production Update 4Updated the windows 32bit and 64bit virtualbox wrappers to version 26200.
Pushing out 4 sets of work units this time instead of 3 to try and keep work flowing nicely.
I'm still trying to investigate the potential cause of invalid workunits. I'm currently testing workunits on several different virtualbox versions in-case one version in particular is causing issues. I'm also going to test the VM with virtualbox 5.2, just to confirm it works properly. We're still waiting on 5.2 compatible wrappers from BOINC, though.
2017-11-29: SETI@Home, Richard Lubrich has passed away.Long time setizen, Richard Lubrich (Dr. C.E.T.I., aka Dr. SETI, aka nobody) passed away today. Richard was a fixture on the forums from our earliest days. He was a great friend to SETI@home and will be greatly missed.
2017-11-28: PrimeGrid, PPS-Mega Prime!On 27 November 2017,15:53:16 UTC, PrimeGrid?s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,037,429 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 209th overall.
The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 8 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
The prime was verified on 27 November 2017, 16:01:56 UTC by John S. Chambers (Johnny Rotten) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10. This computer took about 35 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. John is a member of the SETI.USA team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
2017-11-28: RALPH@Home, Project News Nov 28, 2017Ralph will be down later this week as we transition to a new server. Expect intermitent down times starting Thursday.
2017-11-27: MilkyWay@home, Server UpdateHey everyone,
I noticed some database instability this weekend. I'm going to update some server applications to try to fix this. If you notice any issues over the next couple days, let me know.
2017-11-27: Acoustics@home, Workunits of the current experimentAll workunits of the current experiment have been generated. We will start a new experiment soon.
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2017-11-26: yoyo@home, Perfect Cuboid 10T range finishedWe've successfully completed the 0-10T range verification. As was expected, we found a lot of cuboids there:
54'761 edge cuboids
94'501 face cuboids
228'198 imaginary cuboids
1'132'380 twilight cuboids
A total of 1'509'840 different cuboids.
The most fortunate were users year02 and
krzyszp who snatched the jackpot and found
7'241 edge cuboids
11'341 face cuboids
27'719 imaginary cuboids
138'903 twilight cuboids
thanks to just a one, the very first task.
2017-11-26: XANSONS for COD, 3032 new structures were added for processingA bunch of new COD structures (for October and November 2017) was added to the project. From now on the updates will be more regular (about twice a month).
Also, now the structure is considered processed by the user if the user calculated at least one diffraction pattern (x-ray or the neutron one, does not matter) for this structure. So, the numbers of processed COD entries are increased for all users. Now, it is also possible to view the complete list of the COD structures processed by the user (see 'view all' link near the number of processed COD entries). Note that displaying this list may take some time for the top participants who have 100,000+ structures processed.
Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.
2017-11-26: RakeSearch, Optimized applications!Dear folks!
Having done a great work, Daniel from BOINC@Poland built a set of optimized applications of computing module for our project. You can find them with description in th? corresponding thread Optimized RakeSearch app. Among them, there are also applications that can work under Windows XP.
Thank you, Daniel!
And happy crunching for all!
2017-11-25: RakeSearch, New badges for total credit!Dear participants,
today we started to assign badges granted for total credit. They depict local forest animals of Karelia, the region of Russian Federation where the project server is located. For the moment, badges are granted for milestones of 5000 and 25000 credits. More badges will follow soon!
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