News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[iThena] iThena: News

Today we surpassed 70 000 computers (theoretical number) in the iThena Project. Thank you all very much for your involvement, and we encourage you to participate in the sub-projects - especially the latest OONI Probe.


View article · Sat, 25 Sep 2021 12:20:59 +0000

[PrimeGrid] 321 Mega Prime!

On 6 September 2021, 07:16:28 UTC, PrimeGrid's 321 Search found the Mega Prime: 3*2^17748034-1 The prime is 5,342,692 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's “The Largest Known Primes Database” ranked 18th overall. The discovery was made by Marc Wiseler (McDaWisel) of Ireland using an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 2 hours, 45 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Marc Wiseler is a member of the Storm team. The prime was verified on 6 September 2021, 11:47 UTC, by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz with 32GB of RAM, running CentOS. This computer took 2 hours and 41 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. For more details, please see the official announcement.

View article · Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:24:43 +0000

[[email protected]] Validator Outage

Hey Everyone,

[email protected] is currently experiencing an outage for the Separation Validator. I brought it back up once, and then it crashed again. I am trying to bring it back up. In the meantime, connections to the download/upload servers may stop and start intermittently as I work on the server.

Thanks for your patience, I will keep you updated as things change.


View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:13:00 +0000

[[email protected]] 4000 users with credit

Dear SiDockers,

new breakthrough of the project, we will wellcome 4000th user with the credit, very soon.

;-) Crtomir

View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:17:51 +0000

[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...314093 times - still no sign of any larger factors

View article · Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:51:04 +0000

[iThena] Application: iThena OONI Probe

We implemented the OONI Probe application on the iThena platform on a test basis.
There may be errors for this application at this time.
However, please report any bugs or issues to us.


View article · Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:23:08 +0000

[World Community Grid] New home, new look, same mission

We have a new logo and an updated website launching soon, but our core mission of supporting humanitarian scientific research remains the same.

View article · Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:25:43 +0000

[[email protected]] The lucky ones!

Whenever [email protected] finds a new neutron star, there is always one workunit in which that discovery "stands out" from the noise with the highest statistical significance.  The volunteers whose computers processed that workunit receive framed discovery certificates, signed by myself and by the Principal Investigator of the experiment/collaboration that provided the data.  Over the past decade, we have sent out more than a hundred of these, and we are now preparing a new batch.   If you are interested, here is

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View article · Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:14:29 +0000

[SRBase] Changing of reporting primes to TOP5000

There was a change of the account SRBase from the T5k database admin. The user was changed to a project and I cant report any primes anymore. The CRUS project has now an "Anonymous" user where all the primes will be reported from now. In the description of the CRUS project SRBase is now included.

All other primes from you are not affected and will be reported as usual.

View article · Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:54:45 +0000

[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 16 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 16, beginning at 16:00 UTC.

View article · Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:10:32 +0000

[World Community Grid] World Community Grid finds a new home at Krembil Research Institute

We're thrilled to announce that World Community Grid will now be run and supported by Krembil Research Institute, one of the world's leading basic science and clinical research institutions.

View article · Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:34:43 +0000

[ODLK1] New tasks

The [email protected] Application has been updated. Added tasks from rule 24.
A total of 12 rules are checked in this Application
1, 6, 22, 24, 28, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67.

The [email protected] Application checks the following rules
2, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 39, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61.

The complete search space contains 67 rules.

View article · Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:17:49 +0000

[WEP-M+2] New server

Hello All,
I do backups (currently) twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays generally.
Last night (Sunday 12th), I had a catastrophic server failure, and had to restore to a new machine from the latest backup (Thursday 9th). So if you notice any lost work, that’s why.
The old server (Lappy) was a 2008 MacBook running Mac OSX Leopard, and had been in continual service for about 13 years. He will be missed…
On the plus side, the new server _may_ be a bit faster.
James (Wanless) [bearnol]

View article · Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:16:43 +0000

[World Community Grid] September Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

Thanks to additional support from volunteers, the project has seen a significant increase in work units processed over the summer.

View article · Thu, 9 Sep 2021 17:31:36 +0000

[World Community Grid] September Update: Africa Rainfall Project

The pace of the Africa Rainfall Project continued to accelerate last month, thanks to increased volunteer computing power.

View article · Tue, 7 Sep 2021 19:51:59 +0000

[[email protected]] Network maintenance.

I got the email from CAMK:

"We need to switch off the whole CAMK computer network on Friday,
3rd September, 16:00 for major maintenance. We will do our best to turn it back
on as soon as possible, but in the worst case scenario the break may last until
Monday, 6th September, 8:00."

So, from about 3pm CET our servers will be switched off until network comes back.

View article · Wed, 1 Sep 2021 19:09:28 +0000

[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 2 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 2, beginning at 17:00 UTC.

View article · Wed, 1 Sep 2021 16:26:39 +0000

[World Community Grid] August Update: OpenPandemics - COVID-19

The research team ran a group of high-priority batches on World Community Grid this past month.

View article · Tue, 31 Aug 2021 19:48:12 +0000

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