News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[ODLK1] New results of the ODLK1 BOINC project

The results of the ODLK1 BOINC project for March - December 2020 have been published.
See the topic

For March - December 2020, 2306590 unique CF ODLS were found in the project.
The processed part of the project database contains 11299868 unique CF ODLS.

View article · Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:51:00 +0000

[World Community Grid] July Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

Looking for a project to support? Mapping Cancer Markers has a large amount of work to be done to help fight a devastating collection of diseases.

View article · Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:53:27 +0000

[SRBase] base S470 proven / Megaprime

On 09th of July, vaughan, a member of the team AMD Users found the last prime for base S470.
The prime 32*470^683151+1 has 1.825.448 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

View article · Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:20:10 +0000

[iThena] Ya!vaConf 2021 [2]

Further to the news Ya!vaConf 2021 a presentation (PDF) is available online. Title in polish: "BOINC + ElasticStack = architektura zbierania, gromadzenia, przetwarzania i archiwizowania danych w kontekście projektu obliczeń rozproszonych iThena".

English translation of the title: "BOINC + Elastic Stack = architecture for data collection, gathering, processing and archiving in the context of the iThena distributed computing project".

CAIDA catalogue data:

PDF link:


View article · Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:25:16 +0000

[World Community Grid] July Update: Help Stop TB

The researchers are getting ready to analyze their data using new methods.

View article · Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:56:31 +0000

[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Friday, July 23 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Friday, July 23, beginning at 13:00 UTC.

View article · Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:48:55 +0000

[[email protected]] New Poll Regarding GPU Application of N-Body

Hey everyone,

We are currently looking at making a GPU version of N-Body. This code has been under development for quite some time, and the base code is finally working, though we would still need to implement some other features to run it alongside the CPU version. However, due to the complexity of our code and our need for double precision, the GPU version has a similar runtime to that of the CPU version, though there may be some speed-up on professional grade GPU cards. For reference, the GPU version of the Separation code is roughly 50-60 times faster than its CPU counterpart depending on the machine. Keeping that in mind, do you guys still want a GPU version of N-Body? I have put up a basic straw poll on If you wish to elaborate on your choice, please feel free to comment below.

Thank you all for your input, time, and consideration,


View article · Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:46:03 +0000

[SRBase] New badges - higher levels

As requested there are now new badges / levels available. These will compensate the TF app with 500M, 1G, 2G, 5G and 10G max. You can find all in the FAQ.

View article · Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:13:52 +0000

[World Community Grid] July Update: Smash Childhood Cancer

The researchers continue to do lab testing based on data from their most recent work on World Community Grid.

View article · Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:35:24 +0000

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

...304538 times

View article · Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:52:31 +0000

[[email protected]] Separation Validator Updates/Brief Server Outage(s)

Hello Everyone,

I will be updating the separation validator starting at 3PM ET. The server will go down for a short time and then come back up. In the case that the new validator causes problems, the server will go back down again to revert to the old validator. I will be monitoring the situation and would appreciate input on any workunits that fail validation after the new validator goes live.

The server may go down/back up a few times during this process. Thanks for your patience. I'll keep you all posted on the status of things as they happen.


View article · Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:41:01 +0000

[World Community Grid] July Update: Africa Rainfall Project

If you are currently donating computing power to this project, you can make a simple change to your settings to help speed up the progress.

View article · Thu, 15 Jul 2021 18:37:47 +0000

[PrimeGrid] World Emoji Day Challenge starts July 17th

The fifth challenge of the 2021 Series will be a 3-day challenge in celebration of what is arguably the internet's most momentous and culturally significant holiday: World Emoji Day. The challenge will be offered on the GFN-17-Low subproject, beginning 17 July 22:00 UTC and ending 20 July 22:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the GFN-17-Low subproject in your PrimeGrid preferences section. For more info, check out the forum thread for this challenge: Best of luck!

View article · Thu, 15 Jul 2021 05:23:34 +0000

[World Community Grid] July Update: Microbiome Immunity Project

As we announced last month, the Microbiome Immunity Project's time on World Community Grid is ending, but their data analysis is in full swing. This will be the final monthly update for this project.

View article · Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:40:32 +0000

[[email protected]] Nebula progress report

... wherein it's asserted that we're in the home stretch.

View article · Mon, 12 Jul 2021 02:15:34 +0000

[[email protected]] New NBody Runs!

Hey everyone,

The last set of N-body runs has converged beautifully. Thus, we have replaced the old runs with a set of new ones:

Since the last set ran without problems, we expect this one to run smoothly, too. Thank you all for your continued support.


View article · Sat, 10 Jul 2021 20:44:17 +0000

[iThena] Possible technical interruptions from July 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021

From July 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021 there will be temporary problems with access to the project.
These problems are related to the changes in infrastructure.


View article · Sat, 10 Jul 2021 06:39:33 +0000

[[email protected]] Project status: July 2021

Dear all,

Our research is going on! Collaborators just started biological evaluation of 30 chemical compounds selected in [email protected] for targets 3CLpro and PLpro. Biological evaluation in vitro works with the most prospective results that your computers have selected in silico. The process is iterative and will involve hundreds of experiments.

With your help, we have already processed 4 targets and 43% of the fifth one. Further workunits will be created basing on the biological evaluation and the latest scientific knowledge about the targets.

Many thanks and best wishes,
Team of [email protected]

View article · Fri, 9 Jul 2021 18:21:50 +0000

[[email protected]] Donations to [email protected]

Drug development is a time-consuming and costly process. With help of your computers, our team is able to speed up discovery of prospective candidates for in vitro tests. At the same time, the volume of biological evaluation is limited by funding. We are in constant search for additional sources, and, since [email protected] allows the participants to earn Gridcoins, we find it a good idea to accept voluntary donations. If you feel like donating to the project, please use one of the listed options.

View article · Fri, 9 Jul 2021 18:18:53 +0000

[World Community Grid] Approximately 300 million small molecules run for OpenPandemics - COVID-19 as part of system test

The recent stress test run on World Community Grid allowed the researchers to quickly run simulations for 300 million small molecules.

View article · Thu, 8 Jul 2021 17:00:48 +0000

[] Server problems

We are experiencing multiple issues, e.g. hitting an undocumented upload size limit, and others. Please be patient.

View article · Mon, 5 Jul 2021 09:00:34 +0000

[SRBase] Trial Factoring 73-74bit range started

The range 72-73bit is nearly done. There is starting new work for 73-74bit. The runtime is around 45min on a RX5500XT and decreasing.

View article · Sun, 4 Jul 2021 18:47:06 +0000

[iThena] Tor Network Gateway

The following websites are now accessible from the Tor network:
ithenash .. pv425zid.onion
cybercom .. kivkbqyd.onion
howfastm .. mdmfomid.onion

We encourage you to use the anonymous version of these sites ;)


View article · Sun, 4 Jul 2021 18:21:35 +0000

[PrimeGrid] DIV Mega Prime! (Belated Posting)

On 1 March 2021, 02:47:51 UTC, PrimeGrid's Fermat Divisor Search found the Mega Prime: 25*2^8788628+1 The prime is 2,645,643 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's “The Largest Known Primes Database” ranked 75th overall. The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng) of the United States using an Authentic AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU @ 4.90GHz with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. This computer took about 2 hours and 46 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Tom Greer is a member of the Antarctic Crunchers team. For more details, please see the official announcement.

View article · Thu, 1 Jul 2021 19:48:36 +0000

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