Paper accepted in the WETICE conference
Source:  DENIS@Home
mercredi 4 mai 2016 11:55

Dear all,
Great news! A paper about DENIS has been accepted to be presented in the WETICE conference. Joel will be presented this project next June 14 in Paris.

You can find more information about the conference in this link:

Source: DENIS News
Link: Paper accepted in the WETICE conference

Project Configuration Update 2
Source:  vLHCathome-dev
mardi 3 mai 2016 21:22

Some project configuration parameters have been changed to help avoid hosts being swamped with tasks and to back off problem hosts.

<daily_result_quota> 2 </daily_result_quota>

<max_wus_in_progress> 1 </max_wus_in_progress>

<max_wus_to_send> 1 </max_wus_to_send>

<min_sendwork_interval> 60 </min_sendwork_interval>

Note that the values are multiplied by the number of cores and we estimate tasks lasting for at least 12 hours.


Please post if this causes any problems for anyone.

WU: OPM simulations
Source:  GPUGrid
mardi 3 mai 2016 17:08

Hi everyone. Once again after a few years I have decided to simulate ;) This is for a new project where I try to automatically build and simulate hundreds of membrane proteins from the OPM database as a proof of concept. But I will also keep an eye out to see if something fancy happens in those simulations which I am quite sure it will. Membrane proteins are very interesting in general as they are involved in many diseases and are simulated quite often. So building a protocol to simplify this process would help lots of biologists. For the moment I sent out just 100 simulations as a quick test, but in the next few days I will send out around 3000 equilibrations. Beware! The simulations are very very different, so there is no point in comparing them to each other. I have some systems which run on the short queue in an hour and some monstrous ones which run on long for 10 hours. The credits are scaled accordingly to simulation complexity so no one will be cheated of his hard earned credits :) Also keep in mind that the first batch will be minimization/equilibration simulations, which start the minimization by using the CPU for maybe 1 minute and then should switch to GPU for the equilibration. I might post here some pictures of the systems as well because some of these proteins are just gorgeous! Edit: I made some gifs for you here ;)

Behind the Scenes: Computing for Clean Water at South by Southwest Interactive 2016
Source:  World Community Grid News and Updates
lundi 2 mai 2016 19:26

A group of innovators and entrepreneurs learned about World Community Grid for the first time at South by Southwest Interactive 2016, when program manager Juan Hindo and researcher Francois Grey gave a joint presentation about the Computing for Clean Water project.

Job output problems
Source:  vLHCathome
lundi 2 mai 2016 11:33

Since 4pm yesterday, half of our job outputs are being blocked from returning to the MCPlots server. We are working to fix this problem and believe the outputs will be recovered correctly when it is solved.

The team

EDIT: Problem solved (but some jobs lost - sorry!)

Error Codes
Source:  vLHCathome-dev
samedi 30 avril 2016 19:51

At the beginning of next week work will start on providing consistent error codes and behaviour for all applications. Three error codes will be used:

  • EXIT_INIT_FAILURE (When an error is detected on contextualizing the VM or setting up the job environment)
  • EXIT_NO_JOBS (When the job queues are empty)
  • EXIT_JOB_FAILURE (When an error is detected that caused all jobs to fail or all jobs have failed)

Any of these errors should cause the BOINC client to back-off. If you see any errors and one of these codes is not used, please let us know.

EDIT: To get this into the upstream release the codes have changed to:


Ageless: a decade of moderation
Source:  BOINC: News
jeudi 28 avril 2016 20:27

As of today, Jorden van der Elst (AKA Ageless) has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years! He's maintained order on the boards and has conveyed important posts to BOINC developers. We at BOINC are profoundly grateful for his dedicated and excellent work.

New PhD student starting in June
Source:  GPUGrid
jeudi 28 avril 2016 13:16

Hi, we finally have a new PhD student starting in June and another one by the end of the year. So our usage of GPUGRID will raise again after June. thanks. gdf

Project News Apr 28, 2016
Source:  Rosetta@home
jeudi 28 avril 2016 09:00

We'll be down for an hour or so for some maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Paper accepted for publication
Source:  VGTU project@Home
mercredi 27 avril 2016 18:12

Dear VGTU@Home users,

We are glad to share with you the news that our paper "Application of distributed parallel computing for dynamic visual cryptography" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Supercomputing. We will post the link to the article as soon as it will be available on the journal site.

With best regards,
The Project Team.