I wanted to apologize for the recent server issues. The migration brought unforeseen challenges, particularly with DNS changes. As a newcomer to server management and BOINC projects, I've been on a steep learning curve to transition this project to a new server.
As mentioned in a previous post, and reiterated here, we have set up a temporary DNS entry for milkyway-new that now points to the server. The changes will take some time to become effective (I don't have a specific timeline, but I'm closely monitoring the process). This update will allow for downloading older work units linked to milkyway-new and uploading completed ones.
I'm immensely grateful to all the volunteers who have suggested fixes and assisted others with client-side issues. Your contributions have significantly accelerated problem-solving during this server migration. I can't thank you enough for your support.
To those who have voiced frustrations, I apologize for any shortcomings in my expertise. I recognize the value of the computing time you generously volunteer and understand your desire for acknowledgment of your contributions. I encourage you to continue sharing your concerns, as long as they are respectful. Destructive or derogatory comments don't contribute constructively to our project. We aim to foster a positive environment at MilkyWay@home for everyone passionate about science and distributed computing, free from unnecessary negativity.
One common concern has been the need for better communication. Despite my efforts to preemptively share updates, it appears more is needed. I would like to improve in this area. I'm considering regular updates (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and would appreciate your thoughts on this. Please share your ideas in the comments on how I could improve communication.
On a related note, we are excited to announce that we're currently developing a new version of the n-body code. This upgrade will allow for the fitting of additional parameters, such as orbit parameters, along with other minor improvements. We anticipate implementing these changes in the coming weeks.
Additionally, we are making plans to reintroduce support for Mac users. More details will be provided as soon as we have further information.
Once again, I apologize for the recent issues with MilkyWay@home and am very thankful for your patience.
View article · Wed, 29 Nov 2023 22:02:25 +0000
mikey, a member of the team The Final Front Ear found a megaprime for base R380.
The prime 38*380^495986-1 has 1.279.539 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.
View article · Wed, 29 Nov 2023 18:30:18 +0000
The latest catalog of gamma-ray pulsars discovered in data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has just been published in the Astrophysical Journal (the article is linked here).
Einstein@Home and its methods (run on a dedicated computing cluster) have contributed 53 of the 294 confirmed pulsars listed in the catalog. Even more impressive: about half of all pulsars ever discovered via their gamma-ray pulsations have been found by our project.
View article · Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:59:05 +0000
Programmers: BOINC Github repo
BOINC client 7.24.2 released for Mac
This release fixes problems with the BOINC screensaver on MacOS 14.0 Sonoma. We recommend that you install it if you use that version of MacOS.
30 Oct 2023, 6:19:22 UTC · Discuss
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