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  • 2018-02-22: LHC@Home, CMS Job queue draining

    Due to a problem with the WMAgent submission task, a new batch of CMS jobs is not being put in the Condor queue. So, the queue is now draining and there will be no more jobs available in a couple of hours. Best to set your BOINC instance to No New Tasks if you can, to avoid spurious compute error terminations.



  • 2018-02-22: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, htest_64bits (2.0.0) and new tasks

    We have added a new version of the application (v2.0.0 -> in BOINC 20.00).

    We have introduced quite large changes in the application.

    Unfortunately, it was not possible to eliminate the difference in runtime (Linux vs. Windows) - on the Windows 7 platform the runtime is ~ 3000 seconds. On Linux 32-bit it is ~ 1400-1500 seconds. On Linux 64-bit can be even faster.

    The test series has been generated (10k).

    We apologize for the waiting time.

    We encourage you to download WU!

    Thanks all!



  • 2018-02-22: RakeSearch, A new badge for finding ODLS in February!

    Dear participants,

    a new "Pine" badge is being awarded to everyone who has found ODLS in February 2018.
    We are glad to announce the names of the crunchers who have received the badge so far:

    STE\/E (BlackOps) and nenym (Czech National Team)
    FourOh (SETI.USA) and Ralfy (BOINC Confederation)
    ClaudiusD (Rechenkraft.net) and europe64 (europe64)
    Andreas64 and k4m1k4z3 (Overclock.net)
    [AF] Skinny06 (L'Alliance Francophone) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!)
    Sergey Zhi (Russia Team) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP)
    emoga (Overclock.net) and [B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland)
    JonS (UK BOINC Team) and phoenicis ([H]ardOCP)
    [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and fsclavo
    polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and Martin Droppa
    HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA) and Vincent Dark (Team China)
    vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan) and arkiss
    Dario666 (BOINC@Poland) and Frenky Picasso (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic)
    Chris Skull (AMD Users) and OlddanIT (Crunching@EVGA)
    damotbe (L'Alliance Francophone) and Dmitriy Otroschenko (Ukraine)
    Dan Sargent (SETI.USA) and Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book)
    Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and robbysites (Crunching@EVGA)
    lydy1993 (Team China) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream)
    GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech) and [AF>Belgique]Mamouth (L'Alliance Francophone)
    Crunch3r (BOINC United) and PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK)
    boceli (Czech National Team) and Mumps [MM] (SETI.USA)
    LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and zhouyunbo (Team China)
    [AF>FAH-Addict.net]toTOW (L'Alliance Francophone) and Hartmut 53
    KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!) and ku4jb (Overclock.net)
    Boogyman Munster (AMD Users) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum)
    pons66 (SETI.Germany) and mmonnin (Overclock.net)
    firstomega (Rechenkraft.net) and ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream)
    [AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and EG (SETI.USA)
    SEARCHER (BOINC@Pfalz) and declis (Rechenkraft.net)
    Dennis-TW (SETI.Germany) and Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone)
    ????? ????????????? (Karelia) and MajkPascal (BOINC@Poland)
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and tictoc (Overclock.net)
    joe carnivore (Planet 3DNow!) and BritishBob (Overclock.net)
    KR Center (Karelia) and purplecfh (SETI.USA)
    Sphynx (SETI.USA) and jiri kovar (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic)
    Skivelitis2 (BOINCstats) and the-who (Team China)
    hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and Natalia (Crystal Dream)
    xyzzy (BOINCstats) and manni.deutsch (Planet 3DNow!)
    DrBob (USA) and [DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows)
    forest (Czech National Team) and SerVal (Russia Team)
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone) and cc-smokey (CC-Team)
    Stavebni firma Bostik Porici (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and rebel9
    PhilTheNet (L'Alliance Francophone) and Shaman (Czech National Team)
    [AF>France>Astro]Julien Leconte (L'Alliance Francophone) and mm67
    KPX (Czech National Team) and respawner (Rechenkraft.net)
    shiva (SETI.USA) and Daniel (BOINC@AUSTRALIA)
    [SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany) and amazing (SETIKAH@KOREA)
    vinn@[CNT] (Czech National Team) and Anguillan Pirate (Anguillan Pirates)
    gaballus (BOINC@Poland) and whowhere (AUGE@BOINC)
    Sussie (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA)
    Skywalker@Athens (Macedonia is Greek!) and sergamena (Russia Team)
    ????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and Kodeks IT (Karelia)
    Conan (Cobar Spiders) and Hoshione (SETI.Germany)
    Argento (BOINC@Poland) and Fury1184 (Overclock.net)
    Egon olsen (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and Finrond (Overclock.net)
    Odd-Rod (BOINCstats) and scole of TSBT (Anguillan Pirates)
    b3rl1go (L'Alliance Francophone) and Coleslaw ([H]ardOCP)
    Oleg (Russia Team) and RJBakano (USA)
    owensse (The Planetary Society) and Enrico29 (Gridcoin)
    SergOZ (Crystal Dream) and Tuna Ertemalp (Microsoft)
    Cocagne (L'Alliance Francophone) and ale4316 (Ukraine)
    [AF>Libristes] Elorak (L'Alliance Francophone) and entigy (UK BOINC Team)
    zzuupp (TeAm AnandTech) and LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone)
    http://vk.com/boinc (Karelia) and Kalomel (BOINC@Poland)
    Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany) and Bazooka_CZ (Czech National Team)
    Ufol (BOINC@Poland) and freestman (Team China)
    St.Clair and Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society) and Pushok (Russia Team)
    Joern Gerken (Gridcoin) and Vitalii Koshura



  • 2018-02-22: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1157682 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1157682 has terminated!!!



  • 2018-02-21: MilkyWay@home, Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21

    Hi Everyone,

    There will be a scheduled server outage today around 1pm. This should be a brief outage while we install some additional RAM in the server.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jake

    ***

    The server has been upgraded. Let me know if you see any more database errors or other hiccups here.

    ***



  • 2018-02-21: Citizen Science Grid, [all] disk issues on server

    Looks like we're experiencing some kind of disk issue on the server. I've submitted a support ticket but in the mean time had to shut down the daemons. I hope we have this back up and running shortly.



  • 2018-02-20: GPUGRID, The experimental QC for W10 is now called QC_beta

    Another attempt... instructions here



  • 2018-02-19: PrimeGrid, GFN-262144 Mega Prime!

    On 15 February 2018, 02:15:40 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:

    4246258^262144+1

    The prime is 1,737,493 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 7th for Generalized Fermat primes and 57th overall.

    The discovery was made by Rob Gahan (Robish) of Ireland using an NVIDIA GeForce Titan X in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU at 3.50GHz with 32GB RAM, running Windows 10 Core Edition. This GPU took about 23 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Rob is a member of the Storm team.

    The prime was verified on 15 February 2018, 02:18:23 by Daniel Fru?y?ski ([B@P] Daniel) of Poland using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU at 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 20 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Daniel is a member of the BOINC@Poland team.

    The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. This computer took about 4 hours 37 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

    For more details, please see the official announcement.



  • 2018-02-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

    ...141777 times - still no sign of any larger factors



  • 2018-02-18: GPUGRID, Experimental QC app for Windows 10

    Dears,

    have a test QC app for Windows 10. QC relies on the PSI4 software which does not have a Windows version. Therefore, we'll rely on WSL (Windows Subsystem Linux - a nice lightweight Linux-like environment to run native apps inside Windows), provided by Microsoft in the recent version of Windows 10.

    Unfortunately I don't think there is a way to prevent the distribution to non-W10 and non-WSL hosts.

    Therefore, to run QC tasks, the first time only you will have to prepare the environment as follows...

    Enable WSL. The procedure unfortunately varied over time, the most current being here Install the Ubuntu distribution via the App store (it is free of course). Launch the newly-installed Ubuntu command line via its icon.
    It will request a password for a new user being created. Provide one. Now you have a working Ubuntu environment. As for the native ones, manual installation of the gcc package is required. So, in the Ubuntu bash prompt, execute the following commands (the prompt reads like "(your_chosen_user)@MACHINENAME:path")

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install gcc


    (Of course, if you already have WSL installed, you will just need step 4.)

    Technical details: In addition to the normal Boinc project and slot directories, the app will use space in the /tmp/gpugrid_miniconda directory inside your WSL installation (not directly accessible from Windows). Unlike the Linux app, the space is not automatically cleaned up when you uninstall BOINC or reset the project. To clear it, either uninstall Ubuntu, or remove it from the Ubuntu prompt.



  • 2018-02-18: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1297184 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1297184 has terminated!!!



  • 2018-02-17: XANSONS for COD, 642 new structures

    New COD entries are added.

    Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.



  • 2018-02-14: Citizen Science Grid, [all] server issues

    Looks like we're experiencing some issues server side where the file_deleter daemon isn't working right. I've cleaned up a little space and am running things to fix workunit/resuilt states in the database so the file deleter does it's job. Hoping to have things fixed by the morning but in the meantime things will be down while the cleanup is happening.



  • 2018-02-13: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1273692 has also terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1273692 has also terminated!!!



  • 2018-02-13: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1268784 has terminated!!!

    Aliquot sequence 1268784 has terminated!!!



  • 2018-02-13: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Change credits

    In next 1-2 hours I will change the way way the project awards points for tasks.
    There will be not constant 2 credits per WU because I have to prepare server for longer tasks



  • 2018-02-12: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 14 (Completed)

    We will be deploying an update to our servers on Wednesday, February 14 at 15:00 UTC.



  • 2018-02-12: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 14

    We will be deploying an update to our servers on Wednesday, February 14 at 15:00 UTC.



  • 2018-02-11: Citizen Science Grid, [wildlife] new searches started

    Hi Everyone -- got some really interesting results from the last round of searches and we submitted a publication on them last week. Will get a copy out to you soon once we find out if it was published! I've started up a new batch of searches so let me know if you have any issues with these.



  • 2018-02-09: MilkyWay@home, Changing Workunit Priority to 1 from 0

    Hi Everyone,

    In order to use the "Use Reliable Host" feature built into the BOINC server software, we must change our workunit priority to 1 from 0. I am implementing this now and will check in over the weekend to make sure everything is running well.

    If you have any questions or see any issues, please let me know.

    Jake



  • 2018-02-09: World Community Grid, FightAIDS@Home Has a New Tool and a New Teammate

    The FightAIDS@Home project is searching for possible compounds to target the protein shell inside HIV (called the capsid core), which protects the viral RNA. Currently, there are no approved drugs that target this protein shell. In this update, Dr. Olson summarizes the team?s progress to-date, describes a new software tool that will help their work, and introduces us to a new research team member.



  • 2018-02-08: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Monday, February 12 (Completed)

    We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, February 12 beginning at 15:00 UTC.



  • 2018-02-08: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Monday, February 12

    We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, February 12 beginning at 15:00 UTC.



  • 2018-02-06: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Maintance break

    In next 2-4 days I would like to make some maintance break for 1 step:
    1. moving boinc server from VPS to physical hardware with SSD



  • 2018-02-06: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break

    In next 2-4 days I would like to make some maintance break for:
    1. Cleaning stuff



  • 2018-02-06: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, htest_64bits windows support

    ok... you wanted it :)
    we add htest_64bits for windows 32bits which can be run on both 32 and 64 bits



  • 2018-02-06: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, Server was crashed

    Yes... test server died last night like it supposed to do.
    Test server is just on VPS throught NFS so I knew it will die... not that fast but that was matter of time



  • 2018-02-05: GPUGRID, CPU jobs on Linux

    Hi, we need more CPUs on Linux to run QM simulations. Anybody can help?



  • 2018-02-05: GoofyxGrid@Home CPU, htest_64bits linux support

    ok, we start to work with our first app on linux.
    More info about app, team ect we will give on project page.
    At this moment we start testist server and app.



  • 2018-02-05: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, GG@H CPU started

    ok, I started GoofyxGrid@home CPU project... without monkeys at this moment ;)
    First application is htest_64bits to test some subset problems



  • 2018-02-05: GPUGRID, Linux app failing

    We will need to upload a new linux app soon to solve the expired current executable.

    gdf



  • 2018-02-05: LHC@Home, Task creation delayed - database maintenance

    Due to a database issue last week, task generation is delayed and we need to clean up stuck workunits. The project daemons will be on and off this morning while we try to debug a problem with the BOINC transitioner.



  • 2018-02-03: XANSONS for COD, 1018 new structures

    New COD entries are added.

    Update. All WUs are sent to the hosts.



  • 2018-02-02: RakeSearch, Second bunch of January 2018 totals and badges!

    Dear participants,

    January is over and we summarize the results, that have been received after 9th January - second January results bunch. 2333 results with ODLS pairs have been recieved and they found by 138 participants:

    [SG-FC] hl (SETI.Germany) and damotbe (L'Alliance Francophone),
    Odd-Rod (BOINCstats) and jozef j (Russia Team)
    Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and Dmitriy Otroschenko (Ukraine),
    Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and [H]Skillz ([H]ardOCP),
    steverocky (The Final Front Ear) and firstomega (Rechenkraft.net),
    [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and xyzzy (BOINCstats),
    HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!),
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone) and Hartmut 53,
    [AF>HFR>RR] alipse (L'Alliance Francophone) and the-who (Team China),
    [AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and DrBob (USA),
    [AF>FAH-Addict.net]toTOW (L'Alliance Francophone) and Andreas64,
    Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and shiva (SETI.USA),
    JugNut (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and Frenky Picasso (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    purplecfh (SETI.USA) and [AF>Kirass>MPF] Kikiphil (L'Alliance Francophone),
    saiz (Team China) and mikey (The Final Front Ear),
    http://vk.com/boinc (Karelia) and LCB001 (Hardware Canucks),
    Coleslaw ([H]ardOCP) and ClaudiusD (Rechenkraft.net),
    vaughan (AMD Users) and pons66 (SETI.Germany),
    Skywalker@Athens (Macedonia is Greek!) and Anguillan Pirate (Anguillan Pirates),
    Crunch3r (BOINC United) and philip-in-hongkong,
    [AF] Skinny06 (L'Alliance Francophone) and vanos0512 (BOINC@Taiwan),
    B Johansson (AMD Users) and GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech),
    ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum) and Sussie (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    Chris Skull (AMD Users) and Argento (BOINC@Poland),
    SERGEY (Crystal Dream) and peeta (Czech National Team),
    Enrico29 (Gridcoin) and jiri kovar (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic),
    [AF>Belgique]Mamouth (L'Alliance Francophone) and STE\/E (BlackOps),
    ????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and arkiss,
    Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and evatutin (kvt.kurskstu),
    freestman (Team China) and citerra (Russia Team),
    SerGiani (Russia Team) adn Pushok (Russia Team),
    Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream),
    bill brandt-gasuen and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA),
    Conan (Cobar Spiders) and lydy1993 (Team China),
    Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany) and Kalomel (BOINC@Poland)m
    PhilTheNet (L'Alliance Francophone) and PDW (OcUK - Overclockers UK),
    [AF>France>Astro]Julien Leconte (L'Alliance Francophone) and fsclavo,
    [SG-2W]Kurzer (SETI.Germany) and FourOh (SETI.USA),
    Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream) and phoenicis ([H]ardOCP),
    boceli (Czech National Team) and Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book),
    hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and Joern Gerken (Gridcoin),
    KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!) and fix,
    Daniel (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and Vincent Dark (Team China),
    Mumps [MM] (SETI.USA) and gaballus (BOINC@Poland),
    McShane of TSBT (Anguillan Pirates) and igos,
    ext2097 (SETIKAH@KOREA) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP),
    Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia) and KR Center (Karelia)
    nenym (Czech National Team) and robbysites (Crunching@EVGA),
    Dune Finkleberry (The Final Front Ear) and owensse (The Planetary Society),
    respawner (Rechenkraft.net) and Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone)
    Stavebni firma Bostik Porici (LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic) and entigy,
    [DPC] hansR (Dutch Power Cows) and bfromcolo (Overclock.net),
    UBT - Timbo (UK BOINC Team) and meadoel (BOINCstats),
    polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and Odicin (BOINC Confederation),
    [SG]ATA-Rolf (SETI.Germany) and Oleg (Russia Team),
    Morgan the Gold and JonS (UK BOINC Team),
    kavamaken and [AF>Amis des Lapins] Xe120 (L'Alliance Francophone)
    cpuid (SETI.Germany) and eisler jiri (Czech National Team),
    qiang ge and Wabi CZ (Czech National Team),
    ale4316 (Ukraine) and Gallego (Galicia)
    Shaman (Czech National Team) and Vit Kliber (Czech National Team),
    x?o??? and [AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone),
    MajkPascal (BOINC@Poland) and Tuna Ertemalp (Microsoft),
    vinn@[CNT] (Czech National Team) and Jeff17 (BOINCstats),
    Gusek (Russia Team) and Sergey Z (Russia Team),
    zzuupp (TeAm AnandTech) and 1scorpion (Czech National Team),
    Choljah and Pete Broad (BOINC Synergy),
    joe carnivore (Planet 3DNow!) and Dario666 (BOINC@Poland),
    sergamena (Russia Team) and SerVal (Russia Team)!

    As usual, all participants that found ay least one ODLS pair in month - received a Cloudberry bage!
    And thank you for all participants, who donating a computing power to our project!



  • 2018-02-02: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Somekind of gathering the team for game dev

    I encourage you to follow this topic
    for this topic: http://nci.goofyxgridathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=277



  • 2018-01-31: PrimeGrid, GFN-15 CPU tasks are disabled!

    We've reached the B limit for the CPU version of Genefer on n=15. As a result, at least temporarily, no more CPU tasks will be sent out on GFN-15. GPU tasks are unaffected and are still available. For more information and discussion, please see this forum thread.



  • 2018-01-31: MilkyWay@home, Nbody 1.68 release

    Hi All,

    A new version, v1.68, of nbody has just been released. I have not yet released the mac multi-threaded version (OpenMP). I will release this at a later date.

    In this release we have added a new way of constraining the width of the stream. Previously, we were using a measure of the velocity dispersion in each histogram bin. This led us to fit our parameters quite well. Unfortunately, we found that this may not be the best method in the long run. I have added a measure of the beta coordinate dispersion which, from initial findings, will be (hopefully) easier to fit our parameters with.

    As always, please let me know if there are issues.

    Thank you all for your continuing support,
    Sidd



  • 2018-01-31: Duchamp Sourcefinder, New Sofia Beta App (Opt-In)

    Hello everyone,

    After the disaster that was last week, I took the advice of LumenDan and I've created a new app, sofiabeta. I'll be using this app in the future to trial new client versions and changes before using the main sofia app.

    The sofiabeta app is opt in, so if you don't want to run it, you don't have to. You can opt into / out of running test applications here.

    There's currently a set of test workunits waiting, which I've split into 6 runs to ease the ridiculous computation times.

    I hope this goes smoothly.

    Sam



  • 2018-01-31: Duchamp Sourcefinder, New sofiabeta app.

    Hello everyone,

    After the disaster that was last week, I took the advice of LumenDan and I've created a new app, sofiabeta. I'll be using this app in the future to trial new client versions and changes before using the main sofia app.

    The sofiabeta app is opt in, so if you don't want to run it, you don't have to. You can opt into / out of running test applications here.

    There's currently a set of test workunits waiting, which I've split into 6 runs to ease the ridiculous computation times.

    I hope this goes smoothly.

    Sam



  • 2018-01-30: PrimeGrid, 2018 Tour de Primes begins February 1st!

    Our annual Tour de Primes challenge begins in a little over one day from now, and runs for the entire month of February.

    Unlike other challenges, you don't get a trophy just for participating -- you have to actually find primes to win something!

    As with last year, we will be awarding special "jersey badges" to the winners in four different categories. This year, we're also offering special badges that are available to anyone who finds an eligible prime!

    Come join us in February. More information about Tour de Primes can be found here.