- Wildlife@Home: video storage appliance down
26.11.2013 16:31 Uhr
Hi Everyone, Streaming videos isn’t currently working because of some technical problems with the storage appliance we’re using to store the videos. People are currently working on this (as it serves a lot of projects on campus) so hopefully it will be back up soon. I will keep you posted. I also have almost finished an initial implementation of a new video watching interface, and should be ready to release it to everyone for testing and suggestions (as soon as the video storage system comes back online). cheers, –Travis
- Einstein@Home: Einstein@Home Volunteers Discover Four "Young" Gamma-Ray Pulsars
26.11.2013 09:17 Uhr
Congratulations to our volunteers: Thomas M. Jackson, Kentucky, USA Mak-ino, Japan Doug Lean, Australia Hans-Peter Tobler, Germany NEMO computing cluster, UW-Milwaukee, USA Chen, USA David Z, Canada Test, France whose computers have found 4 new gamma-ray pulsars in data from the Large Area Telescope on board NASA’s Fermi Satellite. These are the first gamma-ray pulsars ever discovered by Einstein@Home; only a few dozen such objects (spinning neutron stars whose pulsations are only visible via their gamma rays) are known. The scientific paper is available here (use PDF link on the top right-hand side) and will be published in the next hours in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. If you are interested in learning more, a press release and other materials concerning the discovery are also available on-line. Many thanks to all Einstein@Home volunteers, whose computers have made these exciting discoveries possible! Bruce Allen Director, Einstein@Home
- World Community Grid: Mapping Cancer Markers project launch
25.11.2013 14:20 Uhr
A new World Community Grid project will help identify characteristic chemical “markers” for different types of cancer, thus leading to better detection, more personalized treatments and faster future research.
- Asteroids@home: Server maintenance
23.11.2013 20:26 Uhr
There is going to be server maintenance on Sunday 24.11.2013 starting at 08:00 UTC and it will take about 8 hours. Radim Vančo (Kyong)
- SIMAP – Similarity Matrix of Proteins: Server software upgraded
23.11.2013 15:25 Uhr
We have upgraded the BOINC server software to version 7.3.0. Seems that everything runs fine. Please report any problem here in the message boards. Best Thomas
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Thank you to all our Challengers
22.11.2013 06:17 Uhr
We’ve had a great week for the Herschel’s 275th Birthday challenge, thank you to all of our processors and the teams who participated. We made a new record – reaching over 50 TFLOPS in theSkyNet POGS last night. Thank you everyone! Now, for some results: The winning team of the challenge is SETI.USA, and the runners up were L’Alliance Francophone. With a total 88,301,765 credits delivered to theSkyNet: POGS users during the challenge, we can’t believe how much crunching you guys have managed for us. We have gold and silver Herschel trophies for all SETI.USA and L’Alliance Francophone participants respectively, and a bronze for everyone else who helped out. These will be available in your trophy cabinet on theSkyNet.org soon. As for our side challenge that we set yesterday – that was won by the amazing tanos, who had the highest RAC increase in the last 24 hours of the challenge. We’ll be in touch for your address soon tanos so we can send you your prize. An extra special thanks also needs to go out to Mumps [MM] who had the highest total credit contribution to the challenge, we’ll also send you out a pack Mumps, so watch out for our message. Thanks again everyone, you’ve helped us out immensely. We can’t wait to go through the galaxy data that’s come in this week and see what’s been found. Until next time, TheSkyNet Team
- GPUGRID: New Badges for four new articles
21.11.2013 14:39 Uhr
Hi everyone, As some of you may have already noticed, we have updated the badges to include four recent publications. In other words, many of you should have new colored water badges with rankings in your profiles. In the coming days/weeks we’ll be updating the Science pages with details about the new publications, as well as posting here and on the Facebook page to give you all some background about the works. If you have not received any badges in this round, please note that many of the workunits for this round were performed 1-2 years ago (inlcuding my infamous NATHAN_FAAH workunits, started in September 2011!). These papers have been a long time coming, and we are very glad to finally have the results published. Do not worry if you were not included in this round, because we expect to have another update in the coming months. Lots of good results in the pipeline, we are just trying to get them published. Finally, just a reminder that GPUGRID accepts donations beyond compute time, and if you’re interested you can see how to do so on our Donations page. Of course, the crunching time donated is greatly appreciated. And as always, thanks and onward. The GPUGRID Team
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Herschel Birthday Challenge 24 Hour Prize
21.11.2013 04:20 Uhr
Thanks to all our processors and those involved in the Herschel Birthday Challenge going on at the moment, theSkyNet POGS peaked yesterday at 49.22 TFLOPS! Thank you everyone. There’s only 1 days, 0 hours and 31 minutes to go until the challenge ends so to help us break through 50 TFLOPS of processing power and set a new record for the project we’ve decided to offer a bit of an incentive. The greatest increase in RAC in the next 24 hours (from the time of this notice) will receive a thank you prize from us, delivered anywhere in the world. It’ll include a baseball cap, T-Shirt, USB drive and some other little items. Help us reach 50 TFLOPS today!
- SETI@home: Our Winter 2013 fundraising drive is underway.
21.11.2013 00:55 Uhr
If you didn’t get our email detailing some of our accomplishments and plans, you can read it here.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: We reached 49.22 TFlops overnight
21.11.2013 00:04 Uhr
49.22 TFlops overnight
- World Community Grid: FightAIDS@Home Project Update – Volume 12
20.11.2013 16:55 Uhr
The Scripps Research Institute FightAIDS@Home scientists publish Vol. 12 of their newsletter.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: 48.5TFlops
20.11.2013 09:10 Uhr
We’ve just gone over 48.5TFlops
- MilkyWay@Home: New MilkyWay Separation Modified Fit Runs
20.11.2013 06:15 Uhr
Hey all, I have posted some new runs over the past couple days: de_modfit_15_3s_128wrap_3 ps_modfit_15_3s_128wrap_3 de_modfit_15_3s_bplmodfit_128wrap_1 ps_modfit_15_3s_bplmodfit_128wrap_1 As usual, if there are any issues with any of these runs please post them here. A current known issue is that modfit seems to be running slower on some AMD GPUs than the flag ship application does. Also, the later two runs are expected to take between 50% and 100% longer to run than the first two runs. This should be accounted for automatically by the server in credit allocations after about a day. Thank you for your support, Jake W.
- SIXTRACK: Publications Update
19.11.2013 15:52 Uhr
The WWW page http://lhcathome.web.cern.ch/sixtrack/sixtrack-and-numerical-simulations has been updated by Massimo with new recent publications concerning LHC@home.
- WEP-M+2 Project: 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project…
19.11.2013 11:52 Uhr
- SIXTRACK: News Status and Plans 19th November, 2013
19.11.2013 08:09 Uhr
Please see the MB Number Crunching for an update. Eric.
- BOINC: New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox
19.11.2013 06:09 Uhr
Starting with version 7.2.28, the recommended BOINC installer for Windows also installs VirtualBox, open-source virtualization software. This allows volunteered computer to run VM applications, benefitting both scientists and volunteers.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Herschel's Birthday challenge update
19.11.2013 06:04 Uhr
Wow! Thanks to all those that are participating in the Herschel’s Birthday challenge. We’ve reached almost 47 TFLOPS of processing power on theSkyNet POGS and over 51 TFLOPS on theSkyNet as a whole. Thank you so much for your help. Over 700 galaxies have been processed during the challenge so far and we’ve got thousands more waiting, so we hope you keep at it – only two days left! Don’t forget to check out theskynet.org in a few days for your special challenge trophy, we’ve got a gold version for the winning team, silver for the runner up and bronze for everyone else. Our website developer is designing a new ‘Mini Challenges’ section for theskynet.org and would love your feedback on the forums. Thanks again for joining us on theSkyNet POGS, your contribution is very much appreciated.
- FightMalaria@Home: Errors in current batch or WUs – BACK ONLINE
18.11.2013 18:46 Uhr
Hi guys, I’m sure you have noticed errors in the latest batch of WUs. This is due to formatting errors on a few ligands and results in many failed WUs because each ligand is paired with each receptor, therefore 1 failed ligand is muliplied by the number of proteins with which it is docked. We have always had some errors in our ligands but the rate has been quite low (< 0.5%) overall until now. As the rate has increased (8% in the last 24 hours), I will be disabling the work generator until tomorrow afternoon while I weed out some of the errors. Thanks for the feedback, Kevin
- World Community Grid: Happy 9th Birthday to World Community Grid
16.11.2013 14:23 Uhr
Our 9th year saw many firsts and notable achievements on World Community Grid: our first mobile computing app, the completion of grid computations for six projects, and the publication of the Clean Energy Project results. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this work possible!
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: New records
16.11.2013 10:10 Uhr
Thank you one and all. We have records falling left, right & centre.
- Flops – its still rising so I wonder what the peak will be
- Galaxies being processed simultaneously – 709
- Most WUs processed in a 24hr period by an individual
Looks like I’ll need to do a big raid on the goodies cupboard :-). And yes we really do post goodies to people anywhere in the world when they win a prize.
- yoyo@home: OGR: 96% done
15.11.2013 23:00 Uhr
We have completed over 96% of the work and are now close to wrapping up OGR-27. Some of you may have noticed some difficulty getting OGR packets earlier today, due to our need to begin recycling of the remaining stubs. As I write this, there are about 20 million left that need working on. It is likely that you may experience difficulty occasionally in the coming weeks when hoping to collect OGR stubs to process. This is due to the master key server being unable to speak and chew at the same time! (…read the remaining blog posting)
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: CPU Usage for the first hour of the challenge
15.11.2013 06:35 Uhr
I love how everything went quiet 20 minutes before 5:00UTC. Then suddenly 7,000+ results were uploaded to be validated. In the first hour over 5,000,000 credits were issued. Yesterday we gave out 6,205,611 credits.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Why is astronomy important
14.11.2013 06:13 Uhr
This very good article describes many of the things astronomy has contributed to our daily lives.
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: William Herschel – 275 anniversary of the birth – team challenge
14.11.2013 06:02 Uhr
In honour of William Herschel’s 275th birthday, a BOINC challenge has been started on theSkyNet POGS by the Astronomy.Ru forum members! Check out all the teams participating here: Welcome challengers – we’re glad to have you crunching our galaxies for us. We’re looking forward to seeing if we can set a TFLOPS record on theSkyNet POGS with your help! Don’t forget to login (with your BOINC email and password) to www.theskynet.org and check out what trophies you accumulate over the week, you can also check out your contribution to theSkyNet with our graphs and stats system (and even see the galaxies you’re helping us process.) We also have a special theSkyNet trophy for all the challenge participants, look out for it after the challenge ends next week. Once the challenge is over we’ll dig out some (small) prizes for random members of winning team and for the individual who processes the most. Your contribution to advancing our knowledge of the Universe is appreciated and will never be forgotten. No doubt future generations will sing songs about your generosity, foresight, courage and commitment to scientific endeavour.
- RNA World (beta): Latest VirtualBox version now possible
13.11.2013 14:05 Uhr
So far you had to specifically use version 4.2.16 of VirtualBox to ensure proper function of our novel checkpointing approach. Now you may use any of the later versions – the bug is no more relevant for us. Bislang mußtet ihr stets Version 4.2.16 von VirtualBox installieren, damit es zu keinen Problemen mit unserem neuen Checkpointing-Ansatz kam. Ab sofort könnt ihr auch alle neueren Versionen verwenden. Der Fehler ist behoben. Michael.
- SETI@home: Long-time setizen John Clark has passed away.
12.11.2013 16:43 Uhr
We’re sad to report the passing of long time SETI@home volunteer John Clark. Those of us who frequented the forums will certainly remember him. John was very recently mourning the passing of his wife, Sheila. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. People are posting their condolences and their memories of John in this thread.
- FightMalaria@Home: Power Outage
11.11.2013 11:02 Uhr
Hi Guys, We had a power outage over the weekend. The server is back up now and we should be up and running with new WUs in the next 30 mins. Thanks, Kevin
- SAT@home: Publication of source code
11.11.2013 07:25 Uhr
Source code of client and server software was published on github.
Исходный код клиентского и серверного ПО был выложен на github.
- RNA World (beta): Reported bugs under examination, partly resolved
10.11.2013 17:05 Uhr
Based on your bug reports we managed to identify and resolve a number of bugs in the virtual machine (VM) approach. A very limited set of WUs have been generated to examine the system behavior. It appears that some issues remain with the Linux version. We will keep you informed. Basierend auf euren Berichten konnten wir eine Reihe von Fehlern in unserer Virtuellen Maschine (VM) identifizieren und beheben. Momentan zirkuliert ein sehr begrenzter Satz von neuen WUs, um zu prüfen, ob jetzt alles sauber läuft. Es sieht so aus, dass es unter Linux noch ein Problem gibt. Wir halten euch auf dem Laufenden. Michael.