Posts by David Anderson

1) Message boards : News : BOINC story in Nature Index (Message 76117)
Posted 24 Feb 2017 by Profile David Anderson
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A story in Nature Index discusses volunteer computing.
2) Message boards : News : BOINC:FAST'2017 conference announced (Message 74945)
Posted 27 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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The Third International Conference on BOINC-based High-performance computing: Fundamental and Applied Science for Technology (BOINC:FAST'2017) will be held August 28 – September 1, 2017, in Petrozavodsk, Russia.
3) Message boards : News : Thanks to Kathryn for 10 years of moderation (Message 74928)
Posted 24 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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We're not set up for donations to BOINC.
But if you donate to SETI@home and add a note "for BOINC" it will get used to support BOINC.
-- David
4) Message boards : News : Thanks to Kathryn for 10 years of moderation (Message 74857)
Posted 20 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Kathryn Marks has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years now. Her contributions have been stellar, and are much appreciated. Thanks, Kathryn!
5) Message boards : News : Einstein@home discovers record-breaking pulsar-neutron star system (Message 74856)
Posted 20 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the most massive double neutron star system ever observed.
6) Message boards : News : New recommended client for Windows and Mac (Message 74678)
Posted 8 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Version 7.6.33 is now the recommended version for Windows and Mac.
7) Message boards : News : Welcome TN-Grid (Message 74640)
Posted 7 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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TN-Grid is a new project based at the Research Area of Trento of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and currently hosted by the University of Trento (UNITN). The first project they are hosting is gene@home, a collaboration with Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) & the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of UNITN.
8) Message boards : News : PowerShell module for BOINC released (Message 74597)
Posted 6 Dec 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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If you run BOINC on multiple Windows computers, check out PSBoinc. It's a PowerShell module for automation of local and remote clients from the shell.
9) Message boards : News : Einstein@home discovers new gamma-ray pulsar (Message 74412)
Posted 26 Nov 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Einstein@home has announced the discovery of the youngest known radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar.
10) Message boards : News : Big discovery by PrimeGrid (Message 74360)
Posted 25 Nov 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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The PrimeGrid project has discovered a new prime number, 10223*231172165+1, which is the largest known Proth prime and the largest known non-Mersenne prime. Read about it in New Scientist and in PrimeGrid's announcement.
11) Message boards : News : New .NET GUI RPC binding (Message 74079)
Posted 15 Nov 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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If you're interested in building a BOINC GUI in .NET, check out this new .NET binding of the GUI RPCs.
12) Message boards : News : CERN launches gigabit project in Kansas City (Message 70621)
Posted 1 Jul 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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CERN has launched the CERN+KC Gigabit Challenge, which uses gigabit optical fiber Internet connections now available in Kansas city to handle data-intensive computing problems.
13) Message boards : News : Book about volunteer computing (Message 70588)
Posted 30 Jun 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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The book Community, Competition and Citizen Science by Anne Holohan documents the history of volunteer computing.
14) Message boards : News : WCG launches Zika drug search (Message 69736)
Posted 24 May 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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IBM World Community Grid has launched an application that searches for drugs to combat the Zika virus.
15) Message boards : News : Ageless: a decade of moderation (Message 69246)
Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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As of today, Jorden van der Elst (AKA Ageless) has been moderating the BOINC message boards for 10 years! He's maintained order on the boards and has conveyed important posts to BOINC developers. We at BOINC are profoundly grateful for his dedicated and excellent work.
16) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc over using memory (Message 68971)
Posted 13 Apr 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Sandman, can you please

- In the BOINC Manager, go to Options/Event Log Options
and check mem_usage_debug.
Your Event Log will now have messages (every 10 seconds)
showing how much memory each running job is using
(more specifically, its "working set size").

- Compare these numbers to the sizes you see in the Win Task Manager.
Look at Private Working Set.
I'm not sure what Commit Size is; it tends to be larger.

- If the working set sizes reported by BOINC add up to
more than 16GB (or the fraction specified by your prefs)
then there's a bug in BOINC;
please post an event log segment here,
or email it to me (davea at ssl dot berkeley dot edu).

-- David
17) Message boards : News : New pulsar discoveries by Einstein@home (Message 68366)
Posted 18 Mar 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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Check out two new papers about the discovery of unusual pulsars by Einstein@home.
18) Message boards : News : CPDN paper in Nature Climate Change (Message 67422)
Posted 1 Feb 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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CPDN recently published a paper about human influence on extreme weather events. The paper is summarized in an article in New Scientist.
19) Message boards : News : WCG presentation at SXSW, March 13 (Message 67376)
Posted 30 Jan 2016 by Profile David Anderson
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IBM WCG will give a presentation "Clean Water Through Crowdsourcing and Nanotech" on March 13 at the SXSW event in Austin, TX.
20) Message boards : News : Article on volunteer computing at Inverse (Message 66511)
Posted 29 Dec 2015 by Profile David Anderson
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Check out How to Start Volunteer Computing in 2016, an article on BOINC and WCG in Inverse, a new science- and tech-centric publication.


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