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- Quake-Catcher Network Sensor Monitoring: QCN is moving to CalTech in June!
22.05.2015 22:57 Uhr
The QCN project servers will be moving to CalTech will and be hosted in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS). The exact dates are uncertain but it will probably be in early June. All of us on QCN wish to thank the staff at CalTech for hosting us (and at relatively short notice). There will probably be a few days “down time” when the servers are transported. The Stanford DNS will point this URL (qcn.stanford.edu) to the new home page at CalTech (probably qcn.caltech.edu). There will be more updates as we get closer to the actual move.
- POEM@HOME: IT Maintenance Announcement
22.05.2015 07:44 Uhr
On Tuesday 26/5/2015 between 8:00 and 10:30 CEST our IT infrastructure will be maintained. The POEM@Home BOINC server is not accessible within this period. Thank you for your understanding.
Am Dienstag den 26.5.2015 zwischen 8:00 und 10:30 Uhr wird unsere IT Infrastruktur gewartet. Der POEM@Home BOINC Server ist während dieses Zeitraums nicht erreichbar. Danke für euer Verständnis.
- SETI@home: SETI@Andalucía
21.05.2015 17:55 Uhr
Check out SETI@Andalucía, a new Spanish-language web site about SETI and SETI@home.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: size classes
21.05.2015 01:33 Uhr
We’ve found a problem with the BOINC size class code. I currently have 2,500,000 inactive WUs and only 20 unsent
I’m working with the BOINC developers to fix the problem. In the mean time I’m turning off the size class code
- WEP-M+2 Project: 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project…
19.05.2015 10:53 Uhr
- SETI@home: Video interview with Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute
18.05.2015 17:53 Uhr
Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute recently visited Berkeley SETI Research Center and took time to chat with us about challenges in the search (including funding!), as well as why he thinks we have a chance to detect ETI during the next couple of decades. Watch the four minute video at https://youtu.be/y66UBo12uOY
- Sixtrack: Quorom of 5, wzero and Pentathlon
17.05.2015 14:32 Uhr
I am currently running a set of very important tests to try and
find the cause of a few numerical differences between different platforms
and executables. I could/would not do this usually but because of your efforts
during the Pentathlon I have a unique opportunity. Also keeps up the
workload and gives you all an opportunity to get credits.
These test are wzero with a quorum of 5.Thanks. Eric.
- yoyo@home: Thanks to Pentathlon teams
16.05.2015 22:00 Uhr
Thanks to all Pentathlon teams. The computing power during the race was roughly 5 times more then before. 250 teams, 9122 user and 15477 computer were active in the last days.
- Sixtrack: DISK LIMIT EXCEEDED
16.05.2015 19:03 Uhr
Please note that this may occur if you are also subscribed
to the LHC experiment projects ATLAS or CMS using vLHCathome.
A workround is to delete the remaining files yourself.
- MilkyWay@Home: Windows Users-please abort Nbody tasks
15.05.2015 22:56 Uhr
Per Project Scientist Sidd:
It seems that it is only occurring for people with windows. The other platforms seem to be running ok. We had some trouble getting the binaries for windows in order to release, I am thinking something went wrong there, as none of the windows runs are passing. I took down the Windows version for now until I figure it all out.
If you are a Windows user please abort all N-body tasks and go into Preferences and uncheck “MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation” for now.
- Sixtrack: New news on the BOINC Pentathlon
15.05.2015 20:36 Uhr
Please look at the NEWS 15th May, 2015 for latest update
involving the BOINC Pentathlon. Eric.
- Sixtrack: News 15th May, 2015
15.05.2015 20:34 Uhr
As many of you know LHC@home has been selected to host
the Sprint event of the BOINC Pentathlon organised by
Seti.Germany. Information can be found at
The event starts at midnight and will last for three days.
This is rather exciting for us and will be a real test of
our BOINC server setup at CERN. Although this is the weekend
following Ascension my colleagues are making a big effort to
submit lots of work, and I am seeing a new record number of active WUs
every time I look. The latest number was over 270,000 and the Sprint
has not yet officially started.
We have done our best to be ready without making any last minute changes
and while this should be fun I must confess to being rather worried
about our infrastructure. We shall see.
We still have our problems, for a year now.
I am having great difficulties building new executables since Windows XP
was deprecated and I am now tring to switch to gfortran on Cygwin.
It would seem to be appropriate to use the free compiler on our
We are seeing too many null/empty result files. While an empty result can
be valid if the initial conditions for tracking are invalid, I am hoping
to treat these results as invalid. These errors are making it extremely
difficult for me to track down the few real validated but wrong results.
I have seen at least one case where a segment violation occurred, a clear
error, but an empty result was returned. The problem does not seem to
be OS or hardware or case dependent.
I am also working on cleaning the database of ancient WUs. We had not
properly deprecated old versions of executables until very recently.
I am currently using boinctest/sixtracktest to try a SixTrack which will return the full results giving more functionality and also allowing a case to be automatically handled as a series of subcases.
Then we must finally get back MacOS executables, AVX support, etc
Still an enormous amount of production is being carried out successfully
thanks to your support.
I shall say no more until we see how it goes for the next three days. Eric.
- SETI@home: Network Outage – Sunday May 17th
13.05.2015 20:08 Uhr
On Sunday, May 17th campus is upgrading the network infrastructure at the facility hosting our servers. We will bringing the projects down for about 6-8 hours (starting at 8am, Pacific Time) to avoid complications during the upgrade.
- MilkyWay@Home: New Nbody Version 1.50
12.05.2015 23:31 Uhr
We have released a new version of Nbody. There are a few changes in this version. First and foremost, we changed the way dark and light matter in our model dwarf galaxy is assigned. Previously, we would have all the particles have the same mass and assign a certain number as dark or light, depending on the parameters of the simulation. This required a large number of bodies in order to get a good likelihood calculation. Now, we will have the same number of dark and light matter particles, but change the mass per light and dark matter particle in accordance to the parameters. This will allow us to lower the number of bodies from 50k to 20k, allowing for a much faster initialization and simulation run time.
Secondly, we have moved the assignment of dark and light matter from lua to c, which should also provide significant speed up in the run time.
Also, we fixed a number of bugs we found in the velocity assignment. All in all, a simulation should run at a fraction of the time previously. This will also hopefully fix the stalling issue some people have been having.
Finally, if you have any runs from the previously version, you can go ahead and abort them.
Since this is a new way of doing things, there may be some unforeseen issues. So, if there are any bugs let us know!
- GPUGRID: Server up and working
12.05.2015 15:55 Uhr
Yesterday and tonight we had a powercut. The sysadmin restarted the machine but he did not realize that apache was not running.
Now it should be all fine.
- FiND@Home: 57,634,517 WUs
12.05.2015 10:08 Uhr
Damn that’s big :)
It “should” work. For now I just created 10,000 WUs, to test the estimation.
- SETI@home: Shelley Wright: Is ET using infrared lasers to communicate?
11.05.2015 17:16 Uhr
Shelley Wright, a former postdoctoral scientist in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department, and now faculty at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, visited Berkeley SETI Research Center recently to talk about infrared and optical SETI, and how ET might be using huge lasers to communicate. Watch our four minute video interview at https://youtu.be/JoOkXhNUQO4
- World Community Grid News: The hard work of making discoveries useful
11.05.2015 15:45 Uhr
Even as World Community Grid computations continue, the team behind the Clean Energy Project is busy improving their database structure, making their results more accessible to the wider scientific community, and authoring papers to disseminate the methodology behind the project. Also, look out for their new project website coming soon!
- PrimeGrid: PRPNet May Challenge
11.05.2015 12:51 Uhr
Top Gun Day is May 13th. Use as many Top Gun lines throughout the day as possible, wear aviator sunglasses and join us over at the Factorial prime search for the TOP GUN Challenge (May 13-27th). Should be a fun!
Discussion and more information can be found here: 2015 PRPNet May Challenge.
- Asteroids@home: Server maintenance
11.05.2015 06:27 Uhr
There is going to be a bigger maintenance on 12.05.2015. It should start at 06:00 UTC and it will take propably 24 hours. New workunits will be added after the maintenance.
Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)
- PrimeGrid: PPS Mega Prime!
11.05.2015 01:04 Uhr
On 19 April 2015, 01:16:36 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Mega Prime Search found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,046,804 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell’s The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 109th overall.
The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng*) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM running Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate. This computer took about 3 hours 5 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Tom is a member of the Sicituradastra. team.
The prime was verified on 19 April 2015, 03:32:00 UTC, by Naoki Yoshioka (oevrtaker@biomaterial) of Japan using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W 0 @ 3.10GHz with 64GB RAM running Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise. This computer took about 1 hour and 32 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Naoki is a member of the Doshisha University team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
- Collatz Conjecture: Back Online
10.05.2015 01:08 Uhr
The MySQL database stopped responding for the second time in two days so while it was down, I took some time to do some database maintenance. I am hoping that will get it back to being stable again. Thanks for your patience.
- Asteroids@home: New models on scientific results page
09.05.2015 11:08 Uhr
There are new models available on scientific results page. There are currently no users at the new models but they will be added soon.
Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)
- MindModeling@Home (Beta): Wesbite Server Outage 5/7-5/11
06.05.2015 20:34 Uhr
Our Server will be down due to a power outage starting Thursday May 7th and may be down until Monday May 11.
Thanks for supporting us,
- World Community Grid News: Firmware Upgrade: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 14:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]
05.05.2015 17:38 Uhr
A firmware upgrade will be performed on Tuesday, May 5th. [ Completed ]
- World Community Grid News: A milestone and a roadmap: progress in the fight against Ebola
05.05.2015 17:12 Uhr
Thanks to the huge level of support from World Community Grid, the team at the Scripps Research Institute has already received most of the matching data for the first target protein of the Ebola virus. While this data is being analyzed, the search now moves to another related protein with potential to help the fight against hemorrhagic fevers.
- MilkyWay@Home: New Nbody release tomorrow
04.05.2015 23:21 Uhr
I just wanted to let you know that we will be releasing a version of Nbody tomorrow. I will be more specific on the changes that have been made after releasing. However, this version should hopefully be much faster and fix some other bugs.
- World Community Grid News: Research task availability resumes following unexpected outage
04.05.2015 15:48 Uhr
Starting on May 3rd, no work units were distributed across all World Community Grid projects due to technical issues which have now been resolved.
- NFS@Home: 193-digit GNFS coming atcha!
01.05.2015 20:21 Uhr
After five GPU-weeks of polynomial selection and a thousand CPU-hours of trial sieving, I’ve queued up a 193-digit GNFS from the aliquot-sequences project.
For this one I choose parameters to run through c5=1..10^7 in five GPU-weeks, which came out as stage-1 norm of 1e28 and stage-2 of 1e26. The best polynomial came from the first block, with c5=286440. Average yield (over Q=5e7*N .. 5e7*N+1e4 for N=1..8) is just slightly under 1, so I’m sieving 50M..500M to get a good number of relations.
There will be a 190-digit coming in about another three weeks when the polynomial selection’s finished.
- Sixtrack: Short stoppage for a disk intervention
30.04.2015 12:27 Uhr
The Sixtrack server will be down for a while this afternoon for a disk intervention. Clients will be able to upload results again soon.