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  • BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.

  • About 30 science projects use BOINC. They investigate diseases, study climate change, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.

  • The BOINC and Science United projects are located at the University of California, Berkeley and are supported by the National Science Foundation.
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News from BOINC Projects

[[email protected]] Future of the Project

I've been procrastinating in sharing some news and I finally got around to doing it.

My old thesis advisor who has been backing this project retired in May. I don't actually work for the university, so this means the project has lost is primary benefactor.

The good news is that the university has allowed the project to continue. The bad news is that they will not be supporting any more hardware upgrades. This means when the current hardware fails the project will come to an end.

I'm hoping the current hardware can last several more years. One of the most critical parts is the hard drive, and we just got a new one about 1.5 years ago. Given that the previous hard drive lasted over 4 years, this is a positive.

This news has played into my reasoning on the order of the searches. Given that sf3 is practically guaranteed to be complete, I though it was prudent to use our finite time to first concentrate on sf7. The short term goal is to get sf7 to the same state that sf3 is currently in, which should take us into early next year. At that point, we can either spend the time to finish off sf3 and sf7, or continue on with sf6. Doing sf6 will allow us to find more fields in the finite time we have left, but finishing off sf3 and sf7 will allow us to say with 100% certainty that they are indeed complete. I am leaning towards finishing off sf3 and sf7, but that may change as time goes on.

View article · Wed, 10 Aug 2022 17:18:41 +0000


[ODLK1] Holiday

Hi,

from tomorrow there will be 2 weeks holiday and so there will be no physical access to server in case of problems.

Be sure to have a backup BOINC project in case of problem here for not let your clients without works.

Thanks

View article · Fri, 5 Aug 2022 11:27:13 +0000


[World Community Grid] Interview with Help Stop TB team

Learn about the current state and future plans of Help Stop TB through this brief interview

View article · Thu, 4 Aug 2022 14:14:26 +0000


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News

BOINC client 7.20.2 released
A new version of the client has been released for Windows and Mac OS. Download it here. Release notes are here.
27 Jul 2022, 0:46:28 UTC · Discuss


BOINC in Retrospect
Read BOINC in Retrospect, an essay on the history of BOINC.
15 Jun 2022, 8:53:46 UTC · Discuss


Welcome LODA
LODA is a new BOINC project that "mines" programs - it automatically discovers new algorithms for efficiently computing interesting number sequences.
13 May 2022, 20:24:14 UTC · Discuss


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