World Community Grid Moves to IBM Cloud
Source:  World Community Grid News and Updates
lundi 24 avril 2017 18:37

On May 15, World Community Grid will begin migrating to IBM Cloud, as part of an effort to modernize and enhance our infrastructure capabilities. Our system will be unavailable for approximately 48 hours while the migration takes place, but otherwise the move will not affect most volunteers.

BOINC-Treffen in Wieda, Germany, 2.-5. Juni
Source:  yoyo@home
lundi 24 avril 2017 00:00

Vom 2.-5. Juni findet in Wieda im Harz das 8. teamübergreifende BOINC-Treffen statt. Es werden Mitglieder verschiedener Teams und Projekte dabei sein und wir werden gemeinsamme Ausflüge unternehmen, grillen und einfach mal Leute in der Realität treffen, die man sonst nur Online kennt. Es sind noch einige Plätze frei. Näheres zur Teilnahmen und das Antragsformular finden sich bei uns im Forum. Ich freu mich Euch dort zu treffen.

yafu-16t single thread bug fixed
Source:  YAFU
dimanche 23 avril 2017 13:55

The yafu-16t app had a bug and was mostly running with only 1 thread. This scheduler bug is now fixed and the app uses at least 16 threads. Thanks for the people who reported it.

12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...
Source:  WEP-M+2 Project
mercredi 19 avril 2017 12:53

...111160 times - still no sign of any larger factors

Website temporarily unavailable at 13:30 UTC Thursday April 20th, 2017
Source:  World Community Grid News and Updates
mercredi 19 avril 2017 04:29

Our website will be unavailable for about 30 minutes in order to perform some database maintenance work.

New apps and WU's
Source:  Universe@Home
mardi 18 avril 2017 13:09

In next few days I will release only short series of WU in different applications because I have to test new work generators for it.
Also, I will start to prepare database with all results for that WU's and slowly start to prepare web interface to download it for everybody who will be interested. This can take one to two weeks as I have other tasks to do in other projects as well :)

An important note for Windows XP users
Source:  GPUGrid
lundi 17 avril 2017 22:19

Dear all, GPUGRID will stop supporting Windows XP in April 2018 Every version of the science application we have to maintain costs us time and effort, and it's important that we focus our resources where they can give us the best return. Building and testing Windows XP versions our applications is increasingly difficult now the OS is unsupported by both Microsoft and NVIDIA. There are now fewer than 20 Windows XP machines crunching on GPUGrid, out of a total of over 2500, and it's difficult to justify on-going engineering effort for a small fraction of our capacity. Sadly, this means that it's time for us to stop supporting Windows XP. The recent update to the application will be the last, and will cease to work one year from now. After that time work will only be issued to hosts running Windows 7+ or Linux. If this affects you, please accept my apologies. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated, and I hope that you'll continue to support us. Matt

App update 17 April 2017
Source:  GPUGrid
lundi 17 avril 2017 21:49

Dear All, If you've been following other threads on the forums, you'll know that the Windows versions of the science application have recently been updated. There are now two versions, 849 (CUDA 6.5) and 918 (CUDA 8.0), which will be assigned to hosts as follows: * 849 - Windows XP (32 or 64 bit) and any GPU >= sm 3.0 - Any 64bit Windows with a Kepler 3.0 device * 918 - Any 64bit Windows, Vista or later with any GPU > sm 3.0 and driver >= 370.0 The peculiar exception for sm 3.0 devices is due to a compiler problem with CUDA 80 that affects only that hardware version. When that's fixed, hosts with a non-XP Windows will get 918. If you see any behaviour that deviates from this, please report it here. If you think you should be getting work, but aren't please check that your system complies with the above, in particular the driver revision and that the OS is 64 bit.

Source:  Gerasim@home
dimanche 16 avril 2017 16:01

В проект добавлен новый эксперимент e40, целью которого является поиск ОДЛК для симметричных ДЛК. Данный эксперимент будет идти параллельно с предыдущим экспериментом, в котором производится поиск ОДЛК для ДЛК общего вида. Подробнее об этом можно почитать здесь:


A new e40 experiment has been added to the project, it aims to search for ODLS for symmetric DLSs. This experiment will go in parallel with the previous experiment, in which the search for ODLS for a general type DLS performed. More details about this can be found here:

Code update
Source:  Universe@Home
mardi 11 avril 2017 11:30

Most of you have probably noticed that we’ve started to introduce a new code to
Universe@Home. The changes are content-related (new models of astrophysical
phenomena) as well as technical (errors in the code). We hope that they will
solve the problems some of you encountered in the previous version of the code.

We’re still going to do research oriented towards binary stars and their
influence on their surroundings. New results, which will be published shortly,
have indicated new directions. Thanks to your help, our work will be continued!


Zapewne część z Was już zauważyła, że zaczęliśmy wprowadzać nowy kod na
Universe@Home. Zmiany dotyczą natury merytorycznej (nowe modele zjawisk
astrofizycznych), jak i technicznych (błędy w kodzie). Mamy nadzieję, że
rozwiążą one również problemy jakie niektórzy z Was napotkali w poprzedniej
wersji kodu.

Dalej zamierzamy prowadzić badania nakierunkowane na gwiazdy podwójne i ich
wpływ na otoczenie. Nowe rezultaty, które już niedługo powinny
zostać opublikowane, wskazały nam nowe kierunki. Dzięki
waszej pomocy mamy zamiar dalej nad nimi pracować!