- climateprediction.net: New publication on the experimental setup of weather@home
30.10.2014 11:48 Uhr
A paper detailing the model development, experimental setup and validation of the weather@home project has been published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.
The paper is open access and is available to read here:
The paper explains the background to climateprediction.net and how the project is using regional climate modelling to answer questions about the attribution of extreme weather events – “Was the event caused by anthropogenic climate change?”
weather@home – development and validation of a very large ensemble modelling system for probabilistic event attribution
Neil Massey, Richard Jones, Friederike Otto, Tolu Aina, Simon Wilson, James Murphy, David Hassell, Hiro Yamazaki and Myles Allen
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2455
- World Community Grid News: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project update
29.10.2014 18:30 Uhr
Project updates from the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy website: February 2009 – October 2014
- GPUGRID: New publication: Our study of a disordered protein and its significance
29.10.2014 13:04 Uhr
Hi everyone, We are very pleased to announce the publication of our latest research article, titled “Kinetic modulation of a disordered protein domain by phosphorylation“, which was published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications. You can see the official journal page link here. Since we know most of you don’t have access to the fancy formatted version from Nature Publishing Group, we have placed the our less-fancy formatted pre-print version of the article here (first PDF link at the top of the page). Since I am sure the title and abstract is quite cryptic/confusing to everyone, let me explain what we discovered and why this work was important. The main focus of the paper was a disordered protein domain called KID. Disordered proteins like KID do not have any rigid structures (so no x-ray crystal structures), and are in fact very flexible like polymers. However, despite being flexible they are very important and common in many different aspects of cell biology. They are important in many protein-protein interactions, such as ones that are important in communication inside the cell. They are frequently involved in many diseases like cancer (among many others). KID is a protein that has been studied for more than 15 years, and a lot was already known about it. Other proteins in the cell chemically modify KID through a process known as phosphorylation, which then causes it to bind to specific proteins. It binds most famously to a protein known as KIX. The behavior of KID in the phosphorylated and normal state has been studied by a technique known as NMR (a cousin of MRI), and the binding of KID to KIX has also been studied this way. However, what we discovered in our study—and not seen by any other method yet—was that when KID is phosphorylated, it undergoes an a slowdown in its motions and forms a temporary, partially folded state. We believe this state is important in the binding process, and modelling and comparison with previous experiments also suggest this. This work is significant because it is the first time anyone has shown that such chemical modifications could change the behavior of a protein in this way, and also that it could have important consequences for the way proteins interact. If you have questions, please ask away. We will assign badges and update the webpage soon.
- Wildlife@Home: [wildilfe] video server down
28.10.2014 21:32 Uhr
Looks like the video server is having some issues with the storage system holding all the videos. We’re hoping to have this fixed soon.
- World Community Grid News: Decade of discovery: achieving a breakthrough in childhood cancer
28.10.2014 13:48 Uhr
To mark week three of our decade of discovery celebrations, we’re focusing our efforts on childhood cancer research. Through the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project, World Community Grid volunteers powered the screening of over three million drug candidates for neuroblastoma – a common and dangerous form of childhood cancer. Through this screening, researchers identified seven drug candidates that showed great potential for drug development – a breakthrough that could save many young lives.
- PrimeGrid: SR5 Mega Prime!
28.10.2014 01:02 Uhr
On 18 October 2014, 6:18:40 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=109208 by finding the mega prime: 109208*5^1816285+1 The prime is 1,269,534 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell’s The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 59th overall. This is the largest known base 5 mega prime. 37 k’s now remain in the Sierpinski Base 5 Problem. The discovery was made by Scott Brown (Scott Brown) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz with 8GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise. This computer took about 11 hours and 3 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Scott is a member of the Duke University team. The prime was verified on 21 October 2014, 6:19:48 UTC, by Tod Slakans (NeoMetal*) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 8GB RAM running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. This computer took about 3 hours and 11 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Tod is a member of the Sicituradastra. team. For more details, please see the official announcement.
- World Community Grid News: Crowdsourced power to solve microbe mysteries
27.10.2014 17:28 Uhr
University of New South Wales press release about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.
- World Community Grid News: Join in the Discovery of Nature's Hidden Superpowers
27.10.2014 17:26 Uhr
Lead researchers, Wim Degrave and Torsen Thomas, give us an insight on the new World Community Grid project, Uncovering Genome Mysteries, in this Citizen IBM blog post.
- World Community Grid News: Sydney Scientists Are Linking Home Computers Around The World To Create A Huge Super Processor
27.10.2014 17:21 Uhr
An article on Business Insider-Australia about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.
- World Community Grid News: Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery
27.10.2014 17:15 Uhr
An article published on HPC wire about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.
- World Community Grid News: Early-stage results from the Mapping Cancer Markers team
27.10.2014 13:08 Uhr
Thanks to your help, the Mapping Cancer Markers team is nearly finished with benchmarking their first set of genetic markers. In this update, the team presents an in-depth review of what they’ve accomplished thus far, and what significance this early work will have for cancer research at their lab and elsewhere.
- World Community Grid News: A productive summer for the Clean Energy Project
23.10.2014 14:17 Uhr
The Clean Energy Project team has an end-of-summer update for all the World Community Grid volunteers. Several changes to the database and work units were put in place over the summer. The team sends a big thank-you to the volunteers who make this work possible, as well as to the lab’s summer students and the departing CEP web developer.
- SAT@home: Competition 'SAT@home. Three years with the project.'
23.10.2014 06:06 Uhr
Competition SAT@home. Three years with the project. will be held from November 3 2014 to November 10 2014.
Соревнование SAT@home. Три года с проектом. будет проведено с 3 по 10 ноября 2014 года.
- yoyo@home: Bitcoin Donations
22.10.2014 22:00 Uhr
You can send donations now also via Bitcoin to our Bitcoin address. Infos on our donation page.
- World Community Grid News: Decade of discovery: doubling carbon-based solar cell efficiency
22.10.2014 20:41 Uhr
To mark our 10th anniversary, we’re looking at key scientific discoveries of the last decade. This week, we’re driving the search for organic solar cells through The Clean Energy Project in partnership with Harvard University. So far, we’ve helped researchers identify over 35,000 compounds with the potential to double carbon-based solar cell efficiency. With your help, we can explore thousands more.
- World Community Grid News: Get competitive for good with our 10th anniversary challenge
22.10.2014 18:40 Uhr
As we celebrate a decade of discovery, we’re inviting you to take part in a community-wide competition to introduce new volunteers to World Community Grid.
- PrimeGrid: PPS MEGA Prime Found!
19.10.2014 18:00 Uhr
On 23 September 2014, 17:30:36 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Mega Prime Search found the Mega Prime: 179*2^3371145+1 The prime is 1,014,819 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell’s The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 105th overall. The discovery was made by John Christy of the United States using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10GHz with 8GB RAM running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 27 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. John is a member of the USA team. The prime was verified on 23 September 2014, 21:47:43 UTC, by Patrick Martin (ptube974) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 8 GB RAM running Linux. This computer took about 4 hours and 22 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Patrick is a member of the Overclock.net team. The prime was reported to The Largest Known Primes Database by Patrick following a period of non-reporting by the discoverer . For more details, please see the official announcement.
- WEP-M+2 Project: 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project…
19.10.2014 10:53 Uhr
- Wildlife@Home: deleted spammers
18.10.2014 01:00 Uhr
To deal with the spam accounts, I went through and deleted every account with 0 credit, no wildlife@home activity, no team, and no attached computers. This ended up being a whopping 72599 spam accounts. I apologize if I deleted your account and you’re not a spammer, but due to the massive amount of accounts I had no choice but to bring a sledgehammer to the problem. I did do a database back up, so if I wrongly deleted your account and you want it restored you can either send me an email and I’ll restore it (or just make a new one since you had no credit or activity anyways).
On a positive note, it looks like the measures I took yesterday has stopped the flood of spam accounts, so hopefully we’re in the clear for awhile!
- Wildlife@Home: [dna] started another new run 'test_hg19_1000fa_2'
17.10.2014 23:45 Uhr
The problem with the work unit info should be fixed for this largest sized run as well. Let me know how it’s crunching.
- Wildlife@Home: [dna] badge size fixed
17.10.2014 20:13 Uhr
The DNA badges were size 512×512 and being downsized to 28×28 on the webpages. I’ve fixed this so now that they’re 32×32 pixels.
- Wildlife@Home: [wildlife] updated watch and review video pages to bootstrap 3
17.10.2014 16:26 Uhr
Took some time but it looks like everything is bootstrap 3 now! Have one tweak to make with the CSS, but other than that it should be working.
- Wildlife@Home: taking down the old websites/forums
17.10.2014 15:17 Uhr
Due to all the spam accounts being created/etc, I’m going to take down the old project websites for wildlife@home, dna@home and subsetsum@home (so basically everything will be here on citizen science grid), so the old forums are going to go away. I plan to do this by the end of the weekend. I’ll be keeping the old databases (so account linking will still be possible), but I really want to get the web pages and accounts cleaned up due to the mass of spam in recent weeks/days. After I’m done the old webpages will redirect to the citizen science grid home page. Let me know if there’s any issue with this.
- Wildlife@Home: [dna] new run, cancelled erroring ones
17.10.2014 14:51 Uhr
I started a new run ‘test_hg19_100fa_2′, and removed all the work units and tasks for ‘test_hg19_100fa_1′ and ‘test_hg19_1000fa_1′ because they were all erring out. Let me know if this new run is working.
- Wildlife@Home: spam accounts
17.10.2014 01:42 Uhr
I’ve also added a custom math challenge to the account creation page, as seems have appeared to have gotten worse since I enabled ReCaptcha (13000 new accounts in the last day?!?). I’m hoping this fixes it. I’m still working on the script to go through and delete these junk accounts.
- Wildlife@Home: [dna] two more runs
17.10.2014 01:21 Uhr
I’ve added two more runs for DNA@Home: test_hg19_100fa_1 and test_hg19_1000fa_1, these should take approx 10x and 100x longer than test_hg19_10fa_1. Let me know how they’re working!
- NFS@Home: Planned outage
16.10.2014 23:13 Uhr
The NFS@Home project will be offline for part of this weekend due to a planned data center outage. Everything should be back online Sunday.
- Wildlife@Home: deleting spam accounts
16.10.2014 19:06 Uhr
Given the massive amount of spam accounts created recently, I need to write some scripts to go through and delete those spam accounts. It would be impossible to go through by hand and delete thousands of these.
Right now my plan is to delete accounts with no attached computers, no credit (on CSG or any subproject), and no activity at wildlife@home. Anyone see any flaws in this, or anything I should change?
- Wildlife@Home: dealing with spam profiles
16.10.2014 16:33 Uhr
I’ve added ReCAPTCHA to account creation on the site, so I’m hoping that this will stop a lot of the spam profile creation. I’m going to go through and try to clean up the mass of recent spam accounts that have been made.
- Wildlife@Home: new test runs/more work units
16.10.2014 15:44 Uhr
We have some more data sets to analyze to test things here, and I’ve started up a run with one of them ‘test_hg19_10fa_1′. These should run a lot quicker than the previous batch of work units, but I wanted to check if my custom checkpointing frequency code is working (so they’re not checkpointing every second). If these are working I’ll add some other longer running runs.