BOINC
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  • BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.

  • About 30 science projects use BOINC. They investigate diseases, study climate change, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.

  • The BOINC and Science United projects are located at the University of California, Berkeley and are supported by the National Science Foundation.
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News from BOINC Projects

[RakeSearch] Processing of the square # 8 completed

Dear participants, yesterday, processing of the square # 8 is fully completed!
1185453085 orthogonal mates and the six place in rating for that square:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B
1 2 0 4 5 3 8 9 A B 6 7
5 3 4 2 0 1 7 8 9 A B 6
B 7 9 8 A 6 5 1 3 2 4 0
A 6 8 7 9 B 0 5 1 3 2 4
6 8 A 9 B 7 1 3 2 4 0 5
2 0 1 5 3 4 A B 6 7 8 9
4 5 3 1 2 0 B 6 7 8 9 A
3 4 5 0 1 2 9 A B 6 7 8
9 B 7 6 8 A 4 0 5 1 3 2
7 9 B A 6 8 3 2 4 0 5 1
8 A 6 B 7 9 2 4 0 5 1 3

With your help, we have strictly established that there are not one or two squares with such large number of orthogonal mates, but at least a set!

Thank you for participation and donation of CPU time!

View article · Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:33:41 +0000


[Milkyway@home] Introducing Myself

Hey everyone,
My name is Dylan DeNicola, and I recently joined the MilkyWay@home project as a Project Developer and Project Tester, so I wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently an undergraduate sophomore at RPI, and I'm working towards a computer science major. I plan on working on the development of the BOINC software for the project, and for now, I will be working on updating the server to the latest version of BOINC, getting our GitHub repos up to date, and doing general bug fixes. It's a pleasure meeting all of you, and I look forward to contributing to this project!

Thanks,
Dylan

View article · Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:47:31 +0000


[iThena] [January 20, 2022] Planned maintenance breaks

We plan to perform a maintenance outage tomorrow (January 20, 2022) for system maintenance.

There may be service availability issues from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (UTC time).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1483878964812816385

View article · Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:06:02 +0000


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Welcome Ramanujan Machine
Ramanujan Machine is a new BOINC project that seeks to discover new mathematical identities and formulas.
21 Jan 2022, 1:03:11 UTC · Discuss


Myles Allen, CBE
Myles Allen, founder of Climateprediction.net, has been appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his work in climate research.
4 Jan 2022, 21:50:26 UTC · Discuss


BOINC in Astronomy
From the National Academy of Science's decadal review, "Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s":

"Software and information technology are other areas where the footprints of astronomy have left clear marks. Grid computing is a prime example. The open source infrastructure “BOINC” developed in the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley for volunteer and grid computing was developed to search data obtained with radio telescopes for signals from extraterrestrial life (SETI@home). It has since been used in many other areas in astrophysics (LIGO (+Virgo) application of BOINC is looking for evidence of continuous, monochromatic gravitational waves from non-axisymmetric, unknown single neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy and LIGO noise diagnostics, for example) but also in many non-astronomical contexts including medical, environmental and humanitarian research sponsored by IBM Corporate Citizenship in the non-profit “world community grid”, and even has been used for COVID-19 research"
27 Nov 2021, 7:53:35 UTC · Discuss


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