12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...
Source:  WEP-M+2 Project
samedi 19 novembre 2016 12:53

...100248 times

SETI@home Fall 2016 Fundraiser
Source:  SETI@Home
vendredi 18 novembre 2016 21:01

The SETI@home Fall 2016 fundraiser has begun. If you haven't received your fundraising letter you can find it here.

The abundance of data has made our funding needs a little more demanding this year, so we're hoping you can help us out a bit more.

As always, thanks for running SETI@home

Major server upgrade!
Source:  GPUGrid
jeudi 17 novembre 2016 11:48

Dear cruchers! the GPUGRID server you know and (I guess?) love has done a huge service to science. Thanks to your support, the experiments we have being running grew in size and scope... AND we have enough ideas for the future to keep this trend. So, we decided to significantly upgrade the capabilities of our server - and a new is almost in place. Likely next Monday, we'll stop the server for some hours, then perform the transition. We now need your patience, because the switch-over will require some down time (and hiccups, possibly). But we are definitely looking forwards for the new expanded experimental capacity! We'll keep you informed!

Invite Code
Source:  Collatz Conjecture
mercredi 16 novembre 2016 16:12

Due to spammers creating so many fake user and computer records, the Collatz site now requires an invitation code in order to create an account. Contact me for the code. The code will at least slow the spammers down as I will change it as often as needed. In addition:
    Users without any credit will be deleted. Computers without any credit will be deleted. Teams without any credit after will be deleted.

New paper published!
Source:  Einstein@Home
mercredi 16 novembre 2016 10:23

We published a new paper titled "The Braking Index of a Radio-quiet Gamma-ray Pulsar".

As usual, get all the details on our publications page.


Celttooth has passed away.
Source:  SETI@Home
mercredi 16 novembre 2016 07:03

We are sad to report the passing to long time SETI contributor Celttooth (M. Ian Russell) We will be lessened by his absence.

Spam prevention measures.
Source:  theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey
mercredi 16 novembre 2016 02:48

An extremely large number of spam users and teams were detected on the POGS forums recently. By extremely large, I mean more than 90% of the registered accounts and teams were spam.

Preventative measures have been put in place to increase the difficulty for spammers creating spam accounts and teams.

From now on, every profile modification requires a reCAPTCHA to be filled in (one of the simple ones that only requires you to tick a box :P) and the stopforumspam.com service is also being utilised to prevent the creation of spam accounts using known spam emails and IP addresses.

Additionally, a very large number of user accounts and teams are being deleted.

Accounts will be deleted if they:
    Have a profile containing a link and

    Have no forum posts and

    Have no registered hosts.

Teams are deleted if they:

    Have 0 or 1 members and

    Have 0 total credit and

    Are not BOINC-Wide teams and

    Have descriptions containing a link and

    The owner has no hosts and no posts.

Keep in mind, these are ANDs not ORs. Accounts and teams are only deleted if they fulfill ALL of the criteria listed above.

100,000 factor (instances) found!
Source:  WEP-M+2 Project
mardi 15 novembre 2016 22:46

On the plus side, I never thought we'd get so far, so fast.
Thanks very much to all the users (and the devs!) for enabling this.
On the minus side, I was expecting to find a bigger factor by now.
However, if we find one among the next 100,000, it will still be a pretty good vindication of the WEP algorithm, so please keep crunching!

Major Maintenance
Source:  Collatz Conjecture
mardi 15 novembre 2016 15:11

The Collatz site will be completely down later today for major maintenance. There appears to be disk corruption causing database errors which is why the assimilator is not working. What I don't know yet is whether the corruption affects more than just one database table. The work generators are offline as I don't want to create any more work as I don't know how long it will be down to restore/repair the corrupted database table(s).

New .NET GUI RPC binding
Source:  BOINC: News
mardi 15 novembre 2016 08:24

If you're interested in building a BOINC GUI in .NET, check out this new .NET binding of the GUI RPCs.