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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

[RakeSearch] Experiment of calculating the spectra of DLS characteristics

Dear participants!

We start a new joint search with [email protected] project: calculation of spectrum of characteristics of diagonal Latin squares. As mathematical objects, DLS have various numerical characteristics. The spectrum of a characteristic is the range of values it can take. You can read about the scientific background of this new search in presentations of Eduard Vatutin: About Spectra of DLS of small orders and about Spectra of DLS of high orders and volunteer computing grid.

View article · Sat, 2 Jul 2022 08:26:26 +0000

[[email protected]] New badge type

To help increase interest in the project, I am creating a new badge based on fields counts, and tuned especially towards subfield 7. If this works well, I will also create separate badges for the other subfields.

I already put the hooks in to keep tract of the field counts for sf7. Now it's just a matter of creating the badge images, etc. Hopefully that should be done in the next several days.

Happy crunching!

View article · Fri, 1 Jul 2022 21:42:58 +0000

[LODA] Project Status Update

I'm pleased to announce that we have reached a new milestone: more than 90,000 mined programs for OEIS integer sequences. Thank you all for your contributions to the LODA project!

Since our last major milestone in late of May, we have made various improvements to our mining tool, our infrastructure and project websites. This includes among others:

  • Reduced error rate and optimized task configuration
  • Checkpoints and improved progress reporting
  • Credit level badges
  • Programs per user monitoring on the dashboard
  • Complete rewrite and replacement of API server

Our next target milestone is to reach 100,000 programs. We plan to improve the quality of the mined programs by including additional data sources and extend the configuration of the miners to improve the mining rates. Reducing errors stays one of our top priorities. We rely on your support for reaching our next milestone and highly appreciate your contributions!

The LODA Team

View article · Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:28:32 +0000

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Welcome LODA
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RIP Scott Drannon
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24 Mar 2022, 18:58:02 UTC · Discuss

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