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  • Wildlife@Home: traveling this weekend
    28.08.2014 02:14 Uhr
    I’ll be traveling this weekend (my flight leaves tomorrow night and I get back monday night) and I’ll be without much any internet service on my trip. So if I don’t respond too quickly that’s why! Expect more updates when I get back next week.
  • Moo! Wrapper: Server moving
    27.08.2014 07:28 Uhr
    I’m migrating our primary server to a new host that has a newer OS and more modern hardware. It’s also closer to our DB server so any delays between the servers should be minimized. To top this all off, it’s also cheaper.

    As things are changing there might be one or more disruptions on services but I’ll keep an eye on things and don’t expect any loss of work as soon as dust settles. No action is needed on your part unless you are hard coding our server IP address somewhere like your firewall rules. In which case you should prepare to change the address and think about using name ( instead of hard coding an IP.

    I’ll let you know when I’m done. Thank you and happy crunching with a snappier server!
  • Wildlife@Home: [wildlife] updating the project's pages
    24.08.2014 21:13 Uhr
    I’ll be going through and updating all the Wildlife@Home webpages so they look like DNA@Home and SubsetSum@Home today. Let me know how they look! The front page is done so I have to work on the other ones.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna, subset_sum, wildlife] publications page working
    24.08.2014 18:51 Uhr
    I’ve updated the publications page for all the projects here. Enjoy!
  • World Community Grid News: System Maintenance: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 01:00 UTC – Complete
    24.08.2014 18:49 Uhr
    Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, August 24th. – Complete 06:15 UTC
  • Wildlife@Home: [subset_sum] updates to home page
    23.08.2014 21:40 Uhr
    I’ve updated the front page of SubsetSum@home to be more in line with DNA@Home and the rest of the citizen science grid. I’m going to start working on updating the SubsetSum@Home application this weekend and hopefully we’ll see some new work units next week.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] front page updates, science post
    23.08.2014 20:46 Uhr
    I’ve updated the front page of DNA@Home, fixing the carousel, as well as adding some more information and imagery. I’ve also put together things I’ve gotten from Dr. Archana Dhasarathy over in UND’s med school (who is a collaborator on the project) going over some of the science behind what we’ll be doing with the new work units. We’ll be updating this over the next few days, so stay tuned, and let us know if you have any questions.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] looks like the assimilator is working
    23.08.2014 03:47 Uhr
    Looks like the assimilator is working. I’m running it manually for the time being just to keep double checking things, but at the very least work should be flowing out more steadily.

    I’m going to do a few more tests with these smaller batches of work units, but after I’m sure things are working the way they should be, I’ll put out some longer running work units in larger batches. I should have an interesting data set from the biologists who are looking for human protein binding sites to determine what genes they regulate, related to the SNAI1 and SLUG transcription factor (which may play a role in cancer development).
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] assimilator workunits botched
    22.08.2014 22:09 Uhr
    Feel free to cancel them. It looks like they won’t validate as I forgot to pass a couple command line arguments which means they’ll run but end up with different results and not validate. If your work unit’s name looks anything like:


    where the XXXXXX is greater than 0, it probably will not validate. Sorry about this! Anything from gibbs_test_run_12 and above should also not have this problem.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] testing workunits generated by assimilator
    22.08.2014 20:26 Uhr
    I’ve been generating work units with the assimilator for testing purposes. please let me know how they’re crunching. I’ll be letting them out in small batches so I can make sure everything is working okay.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] status update
    22.08.2014 04:37 Uhr
    Just a status update so everyone knows whats going on. I made quite a bit of progress on the dna@home assimilator today. It’s almost to the point where it will be automatically generating work units. I’ll be testing that tomorrow, so hopefully they’ll start being a more steady stream of work. Although I’m sure there will be a few kinks to work out with the automatic work unit generation.
  • yoyo@home: ECM: CullenWoodall Status
    21.08.2014 22:00 Uhr
    Several people and organizations have completed many factorizations, all important. The most welcome one from Paul Leyland’s point of view, though, has to be that of 2,951-.C290 which has been the Most Wanted Number for over ten years. It was the last virgin (i.e. no known prime factors) in the base 2 tables. The factorization into p63 * p227 was found by yoyo@home on the 16th.
  • MilkyWay@Home: T-shirt Update
    21.08.2014 16:26 Uhr
    Dear Volunteers,

    Thank you all for your support of MilkyWay@home. Whether you have supported us through lending us your computational power, aided us financially, or both, we could not have done it without you!

    Thanks to our generous donors, we have surpassed $23k, over half of our goal! If you have not donated and wish to do so, I have good news. We will now be sending out T-shirts until December 1st. As before, if you donate $100 or more you are eligible to receive a T-shirt sent to any address in the world. Sizes available are adult Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge, or XXXLarge. See our Fundraising Page for more details about the T-shirts:

    For details on how to donate:

    Again, thank you all for your generous support,
  • EDGeS@Home: 23-25 September 2014 – Crowd Computing 2014 in Almere, the Netherlands
    21.08.2014 13:40 Uhr
    In the Big Data Value Centre in Almere, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan region, the International Desktop Grid Federation is organising the Crowd Computing 2014 event, September 23-25, 2014. The event kicks off with a one-day tutorial with main focus on Crowd computing technologies and how they can be integrated into Citizen Science Platforms. On the second day, the 50 organisations and 250 individuals who are member of the International Desktop Grid Federation, will get the opportunity to meet other members and discuss common issues and opportunities. A workshop about Citizen Science Technology Platforms concludes the three-day event. Contributions for this workshop can be submitted until August 22, 2014. Registration for the Crowd Computing 2014 event is at
  • SIMAP – Similarity Matrix of Proteins: Server maintenance on Tue Aug 26
    21.08.2014 09:44 Uhr
    One of the system harddrives in the download server crashed today and needs to be replaced. We will therefore have a short downtime (approx. one hour) of the project next Tuesday. Best wishes Thomas
  • WEP-M+2 Project: 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project…
    19.08.2014 10:53 Uhr
    …52901 times
  • Moo! Wrapper: Server updates
    16.08.2014 16:39 Uhr
    I’ve just finished updating BOINC Server code to the latest available. This brought us about one year worth of fixes and changes from upstream developers. There’s better support for communicating with latest BOINC Client versions interesting new CPU list at in addition to the previously available GPU list at

    Additionally, earlier our domain was moved to a new registrar and DNS service provider. We also finally have a non-expired certificate in use. And with the code update the protected pages actually work correctly now. Previously they might have refused to load style sheets and other such resources.

    As always, please report any new/existing problems and I’ll take a look. Thanks and happy crunching!
  • SETI@home: UC scientists find first interstellar dust particles
    16.08.2014 06:48 Uhr
    Our colleagues here at the UCB Space Sciences Lab recently reported the first capture and analysis of interstellar dust particles. They were aided by thousands of volunteers in the Stardust@home project.
  • Asteroids@home: Server problem this week (11.8.-17.8.2014)
    15.08.2014 10:50 Uhr
    First, we are very sorry for this situation.

    Admin of Asteroids@home (Kyong) went on vacation. He will be back on Sunday 17.8.

    Big thanks for your patience.

  • Rosetta@home: Project News Aug 15, 2014
    15.08.2014 07:00 Uhr
    Here’s an update from David Baker on the Institute for Protein Design’s progress: Letter from the Director – IPD Update
  • Wildlife@Home: team credit updated
    14.08.2014 06:04 Uhr
    I’ve updated the team credit, and teams now have columns in the database for the subproject credit as well. When a new user links to an account on DNA@Home or SSS@Home, it will also add that credit to the team.

    On to updating the top lists!
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] validator up and going
    14.08.2014 03:10 Uhr
    Looks like I have the validator up and going. It should have made a pass through all the DNA@Home work units. I’ll be running it manually for awhile to make sure everything is working correctly.

    New credits should show up on your user, team and host, however I still need to update the team credit to account for the linked accounts. I’ll be working on this, as well as updates to the top list pages (to account for the sub projects) and hopefully will get the assimilator working tonight or tomorrow.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] validator ready for testing
    13.08.2014 22:28 Uhr
    So I have the new validator ready for testing for DNA@Home. I’m just waiting on the last of the work units that got sent out on DNA@Home to return and get validated before I shut everything off over there and start the validator on citizen science grid.

    Or, would people rather prefer I just shut down the daemons over at DNA@Home so we can get things working over here sooner (there are about 300 tasks still out in the wild over there that are a couple days old now)?

    Unfortuantely, there’s no good way to run both at the same time.
  • World Community Grid News: Database maintenance: Aug 12, 2014 @ 1500 UTC – Completed
    13.08.2014 06:57 Uhr
    There will be an unplanned BOINC database maintenance on Aug 12, 2014 at 1500 UTC time. [ Completed Aug 13 @ 0100 ]
  • Wildlife@Home: [wildlife] moved server side daemons to Citizen Science Grid
    13.08.2014 02:35 Uhr
    I’ve moved the wildlife@home server side daemons over to citizen science grid. New WUs for Wildlife@home will be sent out from CSG as well, not from the wildlife@home project anymore.

    This shouldn’t effect anyone watching videos for the crowd sourcing aspect of the project.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna] will be sending out test work units
    13.08.2014 00:49 Uhr
    It’s taken a bit of work, but I’ve gotten the work generator able to send out work units (and it looks like they’re crunching successfully at least on my end).

    I’ll probably sent out a few more small batches for testing tonight, and will get working on the validator next. The validator is going to take a bit more updating, because I need to make sure it’s assigning credits correctly to the sub projects, which is going to be all custom code.
  • Wildlife@Home: credit for linked projects should be showing up now
    11.08.2014 19:31 Uhr
    If you’ve linked to your SubsetSum and/or DNA@Home accounts via the link account page:

    link accounts

    It should now be showing up in the forums and in your profile. Note that after doing the linking it might take a couple minutes to get into the server’s cache and show up.
  • Wildlife@Home: new DNA@Home front page
    11.08.2014 05:06 Uhr
    As part of the project unification, I’ve update the DNA@Home webpage. Hope everyone likes it. The carousel up top is a little messed up as the images sizes aren’t great – but I’ll be getting some new cool images of the biology labs and things like that in a day or two, which should make it look better.
  • Wildlife@Home: Added DNA@Home application, work units hopefully tomorrow
    11.08.2014 03:38 Uhr
    So I’ve added the DNA@Home application here, unfortunately it looks like I need to make a few updates to the DNA@Home validator, assimilator and work generator as they’re based off an older version of BOINC. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get that done and send out a test batch of work units tomorrow.
  • Wildlife@Home: [dna,subsetsum] account linking available
    10.08.2014 00:28 Uhr
    I’ve created a page for linking your DNA@Home and SubsetSum@Home accounts here:

    link accounts

    Your accounts need to have the same email address on here and the account you wish to link to. After you’ve linked accounts, any credit you generate for DNA@Home or SubsetSum@Home work units will be added to the project on those accounts. If you don’t have an account there, your account here will be used to generate credit there.

    From here on out, all the work units for Wildlife@Home, SubsetSum@Home and DNA@Home will be generated using the Citizen Science Grid scheduler, so you’ll need to add it to BOINC manager:

    Let me know if you have any problems!

Autor: crille
Datum: Samstag, 7. Mai 2011 11:11
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