Badge threshold changes
Source:  PrimeGrid
mercredi 9 avril 2014 14:11

For longer than I can remember, some of PrimeGrid's badges have required twice the credit as other badges. The reason for that difference long ago ceased to be relevant and so we have lowered the required credit for those badges to be the same as all the others. Therefore, you may have gone up a badge level in those projects. This change also applies retroactively to closed or suspended projects. The affected projects are all the sieves, AP26, GFN, and PSA. Discussion of this topic is in this thread.


Correction to the previous news post
Source:  BURP RenderFarming
mercredi 9 avril 2014 20:03

A tiny little spelling error got into the news item from 1st of April causing it to look like BURP had been acquired by Facebook. The intended text was of course: "Happy 1st of April!"


Recent fixes to website
Source:  World Community Grid News and Updates
mardi 8 avril 2014 17:22

We have addressed several defects and issues with the new website design that you brought to our attention. Thanks for your feedback!


Project News 8 april 2014
Source:  Leiden Classical
mardi 8 avril 2014 00:00

Today a disk has been replaced (RAID) and the famous OpenSSL update was made on this project.


WU: BARNA
Source:  GPUGrid
lundi 7 avril 2014 18:10

Hey everyone, I am sending out some WUs to the long queue called BARNA (pun intended). The system we are investigating is Barnase/Barstar which are two proteins that interact with each other. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnase http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstar This will be (as far as I know) our first protein-protein interaction study and we are hoping to study some interactions like the ones in the crystallographic model and further develop the corresponding analysis tools.


Docking@Home is Retiring
Source:  Docking@Home
mardi 8 avril 2014 00:05

With a heavy heart, we are announcing the retirement of the Docking@Home project. Unfortunately, we no longer have the resources to maintain the project. Starting on April 30, 2014 Docking@Home will no longer be distributing new jobs but will continue to collect results. On May 23, 2014 the server will stop accepting results as the project enters retirement. We hope that you can use this time to point your workers to new VC projects. (here is a link to active BOINC projects). Over the past 9 years we’ve had 98,512 Volunteers contribute computing power from 264,535 hosts. We have granted a total of 5,422,290,917 credits, which means our volunteers contributed roughly 159,398,584 Hours (18,196 years!) of computation. Back in Jan we made all of the result data public and we will keep that interface active. Thank you to everyone that made Docking@home a success over the years. It’s been fun! Please join us on the forums to share your best and worst story from the project. Over the past few months we’ve been working on bringing the ExSciTecH project to life. We hope that you will join us in our adventure on this new project. Feel free to stop by the ExSciTecH forums and say “Hi�!. Thanks for your support over the years! The Docking@Home Team


speed options for watching videos
Source:  Wildlife@Home
lundi 7 avril 2014 01:25

So I did a little testing and it looks like (at least on OSX) Safari and Chrome support speeds from -16 to +16; and the watch page allows that. Firefox on the other hand only seems to allow speeds between 1 and 5, so it's somewhat limited. Is anyone else seeing something similar on other operating systems?


reporting observations is now working
Source:  Wildlife@Home
dimanche 6 avril 2014 23:06

Hi Everyone, I've pushed some more recent changes to the website. It's not possible to report observations in the review videos page, http://volunteer.cs.und.edu/wildlife/review_videos.php, or alternately click on your name in the top navbar then on review videos. This should be used if the validator flagged observations as invalid when it should not have, or vice versa. That way one of our scientists can go in and set the validation status manually (and give a response as to why it was done). Now that this is working for the new interface, I have two priorities to work on: 1. fix the speed/rewind buttons in firefox (and chrome?) 2. get the new validator working properly and up and running 24/7. cheers, --Travis


Another MEGA Prime Found
Source:  PrimeGrid
samedi 5 avril 2014 16:51

On 28 March 2014 21:32:37 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Mega Prime Search, through PRPNet, found the Mega Prime: 51*2^3490971+1 The prime is 1,050,889 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 69th overall. The discovery was made by Stefan Larsson (288larsson) of Sweden using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4930K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM running Microsoft Windows 8.1. This computer took just over 1 hour 13 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Stefan is a member of the Sicturadastra team. For more details, please see the official announcement.


MEGA Prime Found
Source:  PrimeGrid
samedi 5 avril 2014 16:44

On 28 March 2014 19:57:24 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Mega Prime Search, through PRPNet, found the Mega Prime: 87*2^3496188+1 The prime is 1,052,460 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 70th overall. The discovery was made by Gary Craig (Gary Craig) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 4GB RAM running Linux. This computer took just over 1 hour 11 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Gary is a member of the Aggie The Pew team. For more details, please see the official announcement.



   

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