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.


BURP has been acquired by Facebook inc.
Source:  BURP RenderFarming
mardi 1 avril 2014 14:00

In a short press release today the California-based company Facebook Inc. announced that they have bought the BURP rendering platform including all assets for $21 billion. "Facebook Chairman and CEO, Mark Sugarbird" wrote:
I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire BURP, the leader in BOINC-based online rendering technology using Blender. Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. This has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about, but at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences. BURP's mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Together the technologies open up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences!
The buyout is just one in a series of large technology investments made recently, but the price tag completely dwarfs that of the Oculus Rift. As a consequence of this merger there is going to be some changes in the near future:
  • All accounts will be merged with existing Facebook accounts and will be automatically converted to use your real name and personal picture (regardless of your security settings)
  • We're adding support for playing mini-games while uploading sessions. You can add credit card information in the user account settings to make in-game purchases easier.
  • Random delays of around 3-5 seconds will be added to the website from time to time for no apparent reason.
  • If a session contains references to known living persons it will automatically post a link on their wall through WhatsApp with Instagrammed 3D previews from the rendered animation, easily browsable with any attached Oculus Rift.

The PR department has yet to come up with a good name for the new platform but has revealed that to honor the legacy of both parties it will most likely be some combination of the words "face" and "burp".




Chemnitz Linux Days 2014
Source:  yoyo@home
vendredi 14 mars 2014 00:00

I will be on the Chemnitz Linux Days 2014 from 15.-16.3. in Chemnitz Germany. Rechenkraft.net has a booth in the main hall where you can meet me and other Rechenkraft.net people. The "Chemnitz Linux Days" is a conference that deals with Linux and Open Source Software. It is open for everyone, novices and experts alike.


New application - Zeta-Search
Source:  EDGeS@Home
mardi 11 mars 2014 13:00

EDGeS@Home has launched a new application called Zeta-Search.


New application - Zeta-Search
Source:  EDGeS@Home
mercredi 5 mars 2014 15:00

EDGeS@Home will launch a new application called Zeta-Search soon.


OddWeirdSearch: report on new stage of our search
Source:  yoyo@home
jeudi 27 février 2014 00:00

Check the posting about information from the author about the next stage.


OGR-27: official results
Source:  yoyo@home
jeudi 27 février 2014 00:00

Dear friends, distributed.net is proud to announce the completion of OGR-27! It is almost five years ago to the day that we began on this exciting journey. Almost 20,000 of you joined us.. without whom, it would have been impossible. We have proven conclusively by the exhaustive search of all possible rulers that the previously predicted 27-mark ruler is indeed the most optimal one. We were confident that we would find a more optimal ruler during this search, but it was not to be. We expected it to take us seven years to complete this awesome task but thanks to your efforts recruiting your friends and co-workers to our effort and a little help from Moore’s Law, we did it in five. The best known ruler is 27/3-12-26-25-29-2-9-36-10-68-1-4-17-53-35-8-16-28-6-14-13-71-18-19-23-7 (length 553). Represented the other way, this is marks at positions 0 3 15 41 66 95 97 106 142 152 220 221 225 242 295 330 338 354 382 388 402 415 486 504 523 546 553. In total, we verified 302,621,586 unique stubs (2,526 with 3-diffs, 179,120 with 4-diffs, 6,457,815 with 5-diffs and 295,982,125 with 6-diffs), requiring each to have been completed at least two times independently and with an identical node count. Additionally, due to a client implementation bug in some early clients, we required all stubs to have been verified at least once by a client greater than v2.9109.518. This delayed us by a few weeks towards the end of the project but was necessary to ensure that no work was skipped. The shortest ruler was sent to us 11 times, with one user completing it twice. I will be writing to this user directly for some help picking lottery numbers! We will be sending some distributed.net swag to the lucky winners and hope that you will join us as we move on to our next challenge! (from http://blogs.distributed.net/2014/02/25/16/09/mikereed/)


OddWeirdSearch continues
Source:  yoyo@home
dimanche 23 février 2014 00:00

I released some workunits for Linux 64 systems as test. We now attack a range up to 1028.


Server maintenance
Source:  EDGeS@Home
mercredi 19 février 2014 11:00

We are planning to migrate our database to another server on Thu, Feb 20, 2014. This will cause outages in our service between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM UTC. Thank you for your patience.


PD-SAT for cryptology new app SAT@home
Source:  WUProp@Home: New projects / application
samedi 8 février 2014 10:45

A new application is available for the project SAT@home
Project URL: http://sat.isa.ru/pdsat/
Data from this application: http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/results.py?projet=SAT%40home&application=PD-SAT%20for%20cryptology



   

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