News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[SRBase] base S138 Megaprime

whizbang, a member of the team Ars Technica found a megaprime for base S138.
The prime 2636*138^469911+1 has 1.005.557 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

View article · Sat, 8 May 2021 18:20:32 +0000


[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Friday, May 7 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Friday, May 7, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

View article · Wed, 5 May 2021 17:08:30 +0000


[Collatz Conjecture] Email Fixed

The email connectivity has been fixed.

View article · Mon, 3 May 2021 19:21:57 +0000


[[email protected]] OneChunk CPU Pre-Announcement (X86_64 & ARM64)

Over on the [email protected] discord, Boysanic ("Boincboi"), Matt (Stronghold simulation coding), other developers and I have been discussing and planning a rollout of our first CPU application. This OneChunk project is "a BOINC project in the works. Our goal is to find all world seeds w/ at least an 11 eye portal in MC Java 1.7.10". So, if this all works out, "you'll finally be able to say you've found an 11 eye portal by yourself!"

Essentially, we are combining parts of the "SSG" (Seed-Speedrun) and 11-eye portal seed-filtering programs together to go through a large dataset. This input file is 9GB in size, but we plan to split it up into many small manageable tasks to be distributed through BOINC, which is where you come in! Going through a 320kb sample input takes a 4.8GHz Ryzen 5800 (the fastest single-core CPU) around 2 minutes, simulating and checking over 5,220 worldseeds a second. A 2GHz Raspberry Pi 4, with 64bit Raspbian manages to compute 1,370 worldseeds a second, making it around 3.8x slower but much more efficient. (45W vs 5W)

Thanks to work by other developers, I have tested and confirmed that both x86_64 ("64bit Windows and Linux") and ARM64 (64bit Linux ARMv8) configurations will work. The OneChunk 'Filter9000' BOINC application is single-threaded, but will likely have multiple tasks running concurrently on your computer to best utilize its resources and scale to your unique hardware configurations. For 'PC' requirements, we suggest Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 64bit or Windows 7 / 10 64bit, running on an CPU such as an AMD FX or Intel 1st Gen Core i5/i7 CPU or newer.

If anyone has a Raspberry Pi 3(B/B+) or 4, we would like to invite you to install the latest 64bit Raspbian on a spare SDcard in preparation. We also expect Nvidia Jetson Nano/TX1/Xavier devices with Ubuntu 18.04 64bit or newer to successfully run our Arm64 tasks, once we configure our BOINC server to provide and schedule tasks for this platform.

Please follow instructions on the Raspberry Pi website, but we suggest that more experienced Pi users join us for this experiment! OS image below:
https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspios_arm64/images/raspios_arm64-2021-04-09/2021-03-04-raspios-buster-arm64.zip

Also, check out our Forums for upcoming updates, and to see the first 25-Tall Superflat cactus!

View article · Mon, 3 May 2021 15:46:34 +0000


[[email protected]] [TWIM Notes] May 1 2021 posted

[email protected] has posted the May 1 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In [email protected]" newsletter!
A server hiccup, a note about possible issues on Linux with newer distributions with aggressive systemd sandboxing, and hope for a new client rollout this week!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

View article · Sun, 2 May 2021 03:07:05 +0000


[World Community Grid] April Update: Smash Childhood Cancer

The researchers are deep into early analysis for several key proteins that are significant in the development of certain childhood cancers.

View article · Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:09:03 +0000


[[email protected]] Nebula progress report

Check out recent data analysis progress: Reobservation and drifting RFI.

View article · Sat, 24 Apr 2021 19:43:58 +0000


[[email protected]] Half a year, the BOINC Workshop and a move to the new server

Hello all!

Today we celebrate six months of [email protected] Thank you for lots of support! Let us summarize the current state:

Science. We are post-processing the obtained results and simultaneously performing virtual screening for the 5th target. With results obtained for several targets, we focus on viral proteases and are in the phase of getting physical samples of compounds for wet-lab testing. We will present the project at the BOINC Workshop on April 28. The event starts at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST / 19:00 EEST, our talk is at +00:40.

Society. The BOINC Pentathlon team selected [email protected] as this year's Marathon project. The Marathon discipline is announced on 30 April and runs for two weeks from 05 through 18 May.

Technicals. Before the BOINC Pentathlon, we plan to move to a new physical server. The URL will stay the same. But we stop generating tasks and the project will be unavailable for 1-2 days. Also, we are implementing checkpoints as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
[email protected] team

View article · Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:19:03 +0000


[SRBase] Formula BOINC project 23.04. 02:00 (UTC) - 26.04. 01:59 (UTC)

The project was choosen for BOINC Formula.

We have a working 3xxx GPU TF app. For the most 2 common errors on linux pls read the FAQ and how to fix it.

More work will be added soon. Good luck to everyone!

View article · Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:07:57 +0000


[[email protected]] [TWIM Notes] Apr 22 2021 posted

[email protected] has posted the Apr 22 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In [email protected]" newsletter!
A busy few weeks: Paper published! 2021 BOINC Workshop presentation!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

View article · Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:50:11 +0000


[[email protected]] BoincWorkshop 2

From chat in BoincWorksop Day 2

"I'm seeing far fewer people interested in running BOINC and many are giving up due to too few "legitimate" projects continuing their research - too many projects have used volunteers and then stopped."

"So, we need more "interesting" projects so people can crunch them...far more people got involved with SiDock, Rosetta and WCG when they launched Covid-19 research tasks..".

Our community is on the right way ;-)

Crtomir

View article · Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:10:17 +0000


[SRBase] short outage today (done)

Need to install some new firewall updates (should take around 10min). The server is not available in this time.

View article · Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:24:41 +0000


[World Community Grid] April Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

The researchers continue to work on a paper about lung cancer markers.

View article · Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:50:32 +0000


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

...291832 times - still no sign of any larger factors

View article · Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:53:09 +0000


[World Community Grid] April Update: Microbiome Immunity Project

The research team continues to analyze the enormous amounts of data generated by World Community Grid while preparing for the publication of their first paper.

View article · Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:38:47 +0000


[World Community Grid] April Update: Help Stop TB

The researchers welcome a new permanent team member.

View article · Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:22:31 +0000


[World Community Grid] April Update: Africa Rainfall Project

The researchers continue to publicize the project and work on making the data easy to share.

View article · Fri, 9 Apr 2021 14:55:23 +0000


[[email protected]] [TWIM Notes] Apr 8 2021 posted

[email protected] has posted the Apr 8 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In [email protected]" newsletter!
Information on the 2021 BOINC workshop next week, where we'll present MLC and release our first paper!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

View article · Fri, 9 Apr 2021 01:28:09 +0000


[PrimeGrid] Yuri's Night Challenge starts April 11th

The third challenge of the 2021 Series will be a 3-day challenge celebrating the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's history-making venture into outer space. The challenge will be offered on the WW application, beginning 11 April 18:00 UTC and ending 14 April 18:00 UTC. This is a relatively new subproject here at PrimeGrid, and there are currently no known Wall–Sun–Sun primes! You could be the first to find one! To participate in the Challenge, please select only the Wieferich and Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search (WW) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. Questions? Queries? Quips? Discuss on the forum thread for this challenge. Best of luck!

View article · Thu, 8 Apr 2021 15:32:42 +0000




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