- MilkyWay@Home: New Separation Runs
05.11.2013 23:42 Uhr
I’ve started three new separation runs: de_separation_10_2s_sSgrFreeScale_1 ps_separation_10_2s_sSgrFreeInertia_1 de_separation_11_2s_sSgrFree_1 The first two are old runs, but the search method parameters have been modified to try and reach a faster convergence. The 3rd run is a new search for secondary structures in the Galactic North. As always, let us know if you see any problems with these! -Matthew N
- World Community Grid: FightAIDS@Home project update
04.11.2013 19:48 Uhr
Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 – November 2013
- FightMalaria@Home: No new tasks for 24 hours
04.11.2013 17:57 Uhr
Sorry guys but the server is overloaded at the moment. We have stopped submitting new tasks while the daemons catch up. Also, we are going to start a new experiment tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully we will be up and running by 5. Thanks! Kevin
- World Community Grid: Paper published about the database of results from The Clean Energy Project
04.11.2013 16:09 Uhr
A paper about the database created using the results from The Clean Energy Project was published online in the proceedings of the journal “Energy & Environmental Science” from the Royal Society of Chemistry on October 25, 2013.
- Asteroids@home: New models of asteroids
02.11.2013 12:56 Uhr
There are 114 new models of asteroids published. You will find them in Scientific Results section. Radim Vančo (Kyong)
- yoyo@home: OGR for Android
01.11.2013 23:00 Uhr
Now the yoyo@home OGR application is also available for Android devices. It runs in Native Boinc as well as in Berkeley Boinc.
- Constellation: Mars Inspiration Competiton – KickOff for MARS18 Team in Stuttgart
01.11.2013 19:03 Uhr
Hello everyone, we consider our group as more than just a distributed computing platform. So in addition to Constellation we organize events like SpaceUp Stuttgart or NASA’s International Space Applications Challenge. We are now proud to announce our support of the MARS18 Team in Stuttgart. Before they will describe their team, mission and goals in German, we want to summarize it in English. The Mars Society started the “Inspiration Mars” competition based on a plan by the first space tourist and billionaire Dennis Tito. The mission goal is to send two astronauts, a male and female couple, on a mission to Planet Mars, perform a fly-by and return them safely to the Earth. This mission shall start in 2018 due to favorable planetary conditions of the Earth and Mars. This competition is open for teams all over the world and MARS18 is a team currently based in Stuttgart run by students and supporting experts of Universities and companies. AerospaceResearch.net is supporting them with expertise, infrastructure and hopefully computing capacity for their mission trajectory. If you are interested to join, just contact them. German language is an asset, but is not mandatory! A presentation with additional information and contact data can be found here www.aerospaceresearch.net/mars18 Now to the original news. ######################### Hallo zusammen, Wir (Mars18) sind eine Gruppe von momentan ca. 15 Studenten, die sich seit September diesen Jahres damit beschäftigen, im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs der Mars Society, einen Mars-Flyby für das Jahr 2018 auszulegen. Dabei sollen sämtliche Aspekte einer solchen Mission berücksichtig werden, was natürlich über das bloß technische hinausgeht und ebenso z.B. finanzielle, biologische, soziale und gesellschaftliche Faktoren einschließt. Die technischen Arbeiten sowie die Suche nach Partnern und Sponsoren sind schon am Laufen, außerdem suchen wir noch motivierte Studenten, die Interesse daran hätten sich an diesem herausfordernden Projekt zu beteiligen. Das Ganze soll bis März 2014 beendet sein, wenn auch die Preisverleihung stattfindet. Für mehr Informationen habe ich eine kurze Präsentation angehängt. Darüber hinaus wird es regelmäßige Treffen im Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-Württemberg (RZBW) dazu geben. Weitere Informationen dazu und ein Anfahrtsplan befinden sich ebenfalls in der Präsentation. Gerne können mich Interessenten auch direkt per E-Mail kontaktieren. www.aerospaceresearch.net/mars18
- FightMalaria@Home: Brief interruption to supply of tasks
01.11.2013 10:16 Uhr
Hi Guys, We are preparing the next experiment now. We expect to have more tasks this evening. Thanks, Kev
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Happy Halloween
31.10.2013 09:05 Uhr
Check out the halloween theme on theSkyNet.
- GPUGRID: WU: NATHAN_benfix
30.10.2013 18:57 Uhr
Hey guys, Minor group of workunits here on long queue. Just a small fix/check on some work we have sent for publication. You should barely notice them, and they should finish quickly. Regards, Nate
- Constellation: Team Project at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) [6 Credits] – Interplanetary Trajectory Optimser f. High Thrust
30.10.2013 13:21 Uhr
Hello everybody, together with the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) in Stuttgart, we have a group project, which can be started as soon as possible. Die project work is designed for 2 to 5 people and you will receive 6 credits (Leistungspunkte) for your course of studies. The topic is “Development of an interplanetary trajectory optimiser for high-thrust systems with distributed computing” More information about this proposal and about us supervisors can be found in the proposal paper on . Feel free to send us all your questions. We are looking forward to be an important part of this exciting project. Best regards, Andreas Hornig  http://www.slideshare.net/aerospaceresearch/irs-constellation-projecthighthrustinterplanetarytrajectoroptimiser4
- BOINC: New BoincTasks version release
30.10.2013 06:42 Uhr
A new version of BoincTasks interface is available. New features include a “cloud mode” that lets you control BOINC clients from any web browser, and improved support for dynamic client IP addresses.
- Quake-Catcher Network Sensor Monitoring: Reinstall BOINC if Upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 (Maverick)
28.10.2013 18:55 Uhr
You should reinstall BOINC after upgrading to “Maverick” as the upgrade will lose the necessary BOINC accounts, hence the permissions in the directory will be wrong. You can download it from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
- theSkyNet POGS – the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey: Short Outage
27.10.2013 23:35 Uhr
There will be a brief outage on Wednesday afternoon (Perth time) whilst I install the latest security updates on all the machines
- Wildlife@Home: slow video streaming
27.10.2013 16:03 Uhr
I think we might have found the culprit for videos that are streaming slowly. I made some changes such that if the full video duration was less than the streaming video size (5, 10, 20 minutes) then i just used the video files generated for BOINC work units (instead of creating a copy of them for streaming). It looks like the settings for generating those videos were resulting in videos a lot larger than the ones used for streaming. I’d like to check this. For the videos that are playing slowly, are they all coming videos in the watermarked directory? Their source would look something like this: http://wildlife.und.edu//share/wildlife/watermarked/oil_development/2012/ sharptailed_grouse/Blaisdell/150.7601_hatch/5-15-12_1507601/CH00_20120517_005936MN.mp4 as opposed to: http://wildlife.und.edu//share/wildlife/streaming_2/oil_development/2012/ sharptailed_grouse/Blaisdell/150.7601_hatch/5-15-12_1507601/CH00_20120517_005936MN.mp4 Where is where most streaming videos should be coming from.
- GPUGRID: WU: RL1_run
25.10.2013 16:38 Uhr
Hi all, Just sent a bunch of ~1600 WU to the short queue. It won’t last very long, only one step. Thanks!!! Noelia
- SIXTRACK: Problem October 23rd Fixed
24.10.2013 08:16 Uhr
The permissions on the directory for the logs was wrong. Corrected and results being uploaded. A fuller report and a new Status and Plans will be issued soonest.
- SIXTRACK: Problems 23rd October, 2013
23.10.2013 17:24 Uhr
Sorry for the upload problems. Hope somebody here will fix this soon. (I thought we had a new record number of WUs in progress! :-) Eric.
- Wildlife@Home: e-Science 2013 presentation
23.10.2013 06:32 Uhr
Hi Everyone! I just finished giving my talk on Wildlife@Home at e-Science 2013. Our project seems to be really well received! Here’s the presentation if you’d like to take a look at the slides: http://people.cs.und.edu/~tdesell/talks/2013_october_23_escience/index.html –Travis
- Wildlife@Home: Nest Recess Data News- Results from the National Meeting of The Wildlife Society
22.10.2013 16:28 Uhr
On October 7, 2013 Julia and I presented a Student-Research-In-Progress poster of some preliminary data at the national meeting of The Wildlife Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We placed second in the undergraduate research category. The poster was entitled “Nest attendance patterns in sharp-tailed grouse in western North Dakota.” Our three main objectives were to determine if there were any apparent differences in the number of recess events per day, the duration of the recess events, and the time of day at which the recess events occurred between five Belden and 12 Blaisdell hens from the 2012 field season. Hens on both sites generally took recesses around dawn (between 6:00 and 9:00) and dusk (between 17:00 and 20:00). We found that Blaisdell hens took slightly shorter recesses compared to Belden hens. We also found that the Blaisdell hens took more recesses per day than the Belden hens. This second recess event was typically taken during the early evening. In the future we plan to extend these results to all hens over both field seasons.
- Wildlife@Home: video loading speeds
22.10.2013 12:47 Uhr
I turned off the daemons that were doing the video conversion (to make new videos). I’m wondering if this maybe was causing some of the problems. Are videos loading any faster now?
- FightMalaria@Home: Short Downtime – UPDATE – Back online now
22.10.2013 09:34 Uhr
Hi guys, I will be upgrading some hard drives today so the server will be out of action for a few hours. This is the beginning of our upgrade work though it will be a few weeks before we have the new servers up and running. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks, Kevin
- YAFU: Android App available: Tester needed
21.10.2013 18:50 Uhr
Hello, I deployed a new application which runs only on Android. This application just runs some benchmarks and tests and will finish after some minutes. Since this is a very first version of an upcomming yoyo@home production application I would appreciated it if you could attach many different Android devices to get more test results. Kind regards, yoyo
- Wildlife@Home: Creating More Test Workunits
21.10.2013 00:55 Uhr
Hey everyone, I am creating a few more test workunits. This should be the last batch before they are ready to go (for OSX). Hopefully by the middle of the week the linux client will be ready. Thanks,
- RNA World (beta): new Applications using VirtualBox released
20.10.2013 14:07 Uhr
We just released new application versions for Windows, Mac and Linux of the cmsearch VM app that uses VirtualBox for checkpointing. Here is how you can participate:
- if applicable, enable the AMD-v or VT-x capability of your CPU in your BIOS
- install VirtualBox on your computer (4.2.16 is required, 4.2.18 or better are not working at the moment)
- install BOINC 7.x (sometimes you have to reinstall after the VirtualBox installation)
- select the cmsearch VM application on your RNA World preferences page
- allow BOINC to use at least 2GB of hard disk space and 4GB of RAM on your global preferences page
Please visit our forum or comment on this news item if you have problems. Deutsch/German: Wir haben gerade neue Versionen der cmsearch VM Anwendung für Windows, Mac und Linux veröffentlicht, welche mittels VirtualBox als Checkpointingsystem für mehr Sicherheit sorgen. Und so kann man teilnehmen:
- falls vorhanden, die AMD-v oder VT-x Fähigkeit der CPU im BIOS aktivieren
- VirtualBox auf dem Computer installieren (4.2.16 wird benötigt, 4.2.18 oder besser funktionieren im Moment nicht)
- BOINC 7.x installieren (manchmal muss auch erneut installiert werden nachdem VirtualBox installiert wurde)
- die cmsearch VM Anwendung in den RNA World Einstellungen auswählen
- in den Berechnungseinstellungen BOINC die Nutzung von mind. 2GB Festplattenplatz und 4GB RAM ermöglichen
Probleme können gerne in unserem Forum oder als Kommentar zu diesem Newseintrag gemeldet werden.
- SAT@home: Results of the current experiment were posted
20.10.2013 04:54 Uhr
Результаты текущего эксперимента выложены в разделе Найденные решения.
Results of the current experiment were posted in the section Solutions.
- Constellation: Constellation talk live at Selfnet's Nethack 2013
19.10.2013 23:12 Uhr
Hello everyone, you all may now Selfnet as our kind server hoster since the beginning of our platform. This weekend they organize the Nethack event with interesting technical talks, workshops and BBQs. We are kindly invited and will present our talk today at 15:00 CET. So if you are near to Stuttgart University, feel invited to come there and attend. If you are somewhere else, they provide a live video stream on their website. Find the complete programme there as well. Andreas
- Wildlife@Home: Traveling to China
19.10.2013 15:22 Uhr
Hi Everyone, I’m leaving today to be in Beijing for a week, to present some research on Wildlife@Home at this year’s e-Science conference: https://escience2013.csp.escience.cn I’m not quite sure how good my internet connectivity will be while there, so if there are any issues send me an email (which I hopefully will have decent access to). I’ll be back on the 26th. cheers, –Travis
- WEP-M+2 Project: 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project…
19.10.2013 10:52 Uhr
- MilkyWay@Home: New Secondary Stream Searches
18.10.2013 20:14 Uhr
I’ve started some new secondary stream searches: de_separation_09_2s_sSgrFree_1 de_separation_10_2s_sSgrFree_1 These are looking to characterize the secondary component of the Sagittarius tidal stream. As always, let me know if anything seems off with them.