News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[[email protected]] Animated movie about neutron stars, pulsars, and continuous gravitational waves

Join us on a journey into the depths of our Galaxy with an animated movie about neutron stars, pulsars, and continuous gravitational waves! This new video was created by Dr. M.A. Papa's research group that deploys the [email protected] gravitational wave searches. It will take you through our Galaxy to a very special type of star: a neutron star.

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View article · Thu, 2 Dec 2021 16:01:30 +0000

[] Dlls under windows

Is this still a problem? " There is still the issue with the bundled zip files not containing the Visual C++ redistributable runtime vcruntime140_1.dll for Windows hosts. " GDF

View article · Wed, 1 Dec 2021 18:12:18 +0000

[] Change in the scheduler

I have made a change in the scheduler code yesterday. Let me know if now the server is assigning the correct application: Cuda10.1 for old drivers Cuda11 for newer drivers GDF

View article · Wed, 1 Dec 2021 15:21:51 +0000

[] Issue with certificates

Somehow the program to update the certificates stopped working. Now it is ok and the project is fine again.

View article · Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:32:16 +0000

[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, December 1 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Wednesday, December 1st, beginning at 15:30 UTC.

View article · Mon, 29 Nov 2021 16:24:20 +0000

[SRBase] planned downtime on 28.11. (done)

I need to install some updates. This should take no longer than 30min.

chipset and GPU drivers updated, looks ok now

View article · Sat, 27 Nov 2021 20:09:53 +0000

[[email protected]] A poll about distributed computing projects

Dear all,

there is a poll created by students who investigate volunteer computing. The questions aim to explore the motivation of participants. If you wish and have a minute, please express your opinion at The results will be analyzed and presented to the public. Thank you!

With best wishes,
Team of [email protected]

View article · Wed, 24 Nov 2021 11:51:31 +0000

[TN-Grid] Paper published on Biomolecules

Although the current focus of our job is on the Homo sapiens genome, in the recent past we also ran some gene expansion experiments on the Vitis vinifera organism. We are still evaluating those results, in collaboration with the Edmund Mach Foundation and the Universitat de València (Spain), also involving some students.

We are pleased to inform you that our article "Vitis OneGenE: A Causality-Based Approach to Generate Gene Networks in Vitis vinifera Sheds Light on the Laccase and Dirigent Gene Families" has been published in Biomolecules as part of the Special Issue Gene Regulatory Networks Controlling Secondary Metabolism in Plants: Computational Approaches and Mechanistic Insights and is available online:

Thank you all for your invaluable contribution!

View article · Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:42:01 +0000

[[email protected]] Nebula progress report

Check out our latest newsletter: New zones, a milestone, and next steps.

View article · Sun, 21 Nov 2021 21:14:44 +0000

[[email protected]] Release CmDock v 0.1.4

Dear community. New release of CmDock was prepared. The v0.1.4 of CmDock incorporates fixed checkpointing and progress bar patch along with support for compressed input and output via cmzip. New CmDock release also includes an Updated SDF-Tools submodule that should help the userbase manipulate input/output files with support for large molecular libraries.

Along with the new release, BOINC client is up to date also. The team is working hard and we are committed to support CmDock in the future. Thank You!

Marko & Natalia

View article · Sun, 21 Nov 2021 17:10:00 +0000

[PrimeGrid] Euler's Number Challenge starts November 23rd

The eighth challenge of the 2021 Series will be a 3-day challenge in Thanksgiving™ of the anniversary of the introduction of e, or Euler's Number! The challenge will be offered on the AP27 Search subproject, beginning 23 November 05:00 UTC and ending 26 November 05:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the AP 27 (AP27) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. For more info and discussion, check out the forum thread for this challenge: Best of luck!

View article · Sat, 20 Nov 2021 04:16:09 +0000

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

...326695 times

View article · Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:51:03 +0000

[[email protected]] Support for Intel GPUs

I just added support for Intel GPUs. There are 2 versions - 64 bit linux and 64 bit windows, both require openCL 1.1 or higher.

I don't have an Intel GPU, so I can't test them. But it's the same openCL code that works on other GPUs, so in theory they should work. For the linux version, it was just a matter of downloading the Intel openCL SDK and then linking against Intel's include files and libraries. For the windows version, I cross compiled using mingw64 as I do with AMD/Nvidia cards.

Since they are new and untested, I made them beta apps.

View article · Wed, 17 Nov 2021 22:57:27 +0000

[World Community Grid] Volunteers tested 15 trillion signatures for Mapping Cancer Markers project

In this update, coinciding with the 17th anniversary of WCG, the research team summarizes the contribution of all volunteers to each type of tumor and signature size that Mapping Cancer Markers has studied so far.

View article · Tue, 16 Nov 2021 01:21:39 +0000

[[email protected]] Scheduled Outage 11/16/21 3PM EDT

Hey Everyone,

I'm going to take down the server at 3PM EDT tomorrow. The outage should only be a couple hours at most.


View article · Mon, 15 Nov 2021 17:57:09 +0000

[PrimeGrid] GFN-17-Low is finishing

The GFN-17-LOW project has less than a million candidates to be tested, and thus will come to an end in the next few months. Forum discussion thread:

View article · Sun, 14 Nov 2021 17:27:34 +0000

[[email protected]] Testing updates to backend services again


We're going to be testing some new backend server updates again this weekend. Last time this lead to some instability, but we've learned quite a bit from that and have taken steps to make sure it doesn't happen again, with an easy and quick revert path if necessary. There may be some small interruptions, but nothing serious,. There is also nothing you need to do on the client side, this is all on the backend.

Wish us luck, and we'll be watching the results like a hawk for any new issues.

View article · Sun, 14 Nov 2021 02:40:52 +0000

[[email protected]] Ninth and tenth targets

Dear participants,

We have a new target which resides at a novel allosteric site on SARS-CoV-2 main protease. The site was identified by MixMD method [1] with collaboration at College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan. Target preparation was helped by Jelena Tošović (Slovenia).

The two upcoming targets and results will complement the allosteric sites identified with X-ray screening by Sebastian Günther et al. [2]. The targets have good chances for wet-lab testing as soon as possible and further experimental support.

(We will again temporarily pause processing of Target 5)

With best wishes,
Team [email protected]

[1] Phani Ghanakota and Heather A. Carlson. Moving Beyond Active-Site Detection: MixMD Applied to Allosteric Systems. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2016 120 (33), 8685-8695. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b03515
[2] Sebastian Günther et al. X-ray screening identifies active site and allosteric inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease. Science 2021 372 (6542), 642-646. DOI: 10.1126/science.abf7945

View article · Sat, 13 Nov 2021 09:39:16 +0000

[[email protected]] Change [email protected] to use SSL

I have modified [email protected] to use SSL. As a result, the project URL has changed from to If you see problems as a result of this change, you may need to remove then reattach the project. Old http links will continue to work.

View article · Sat, 13 Nov 2021 06:55:35 +0000

[World Community Grid] Africa Rainfall Project: November Update

The team secured the server and storage needed to share data in the form of maps.

View article · Fri, 12 Nov 2021 14:47:10 +0000

[SRBase] Formula BOINC project 11.11.2021 21:00 (UTC) - 14.11.2021 20:59 (UTC)

SRBase was choosen for Formula BOINC.

Feel free to join.

View article · Wed, 10 Nov 2021 21:06:18 +0000

[[email protected]] Lab network maintenance Nov 9

Overnight Nov 8 to 9 we'll be performing some brief preventative network maintenance. The server and site will be inaccessible for an hour or two, but shouldn't last longer than that. No action is required by the end user, and we'll be back soon!

View article · Tue, 9 Nov 2021 04:20:39 +0000

[World Community Grid] November Update: Smash Childhood Cancer

The researchers are successfully continuing their lab testing, validating more compounds.

View article · Mon, 8 Nov 2021 01:18:42 +0000

[iThena] iThena.Computational

We invite everyone to participate in a new CPU-intensive project: iThena.Computational.

Master URL of:


View article · Sat, 6 Nov 2021 08:45:24 +0000

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