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lockedXML Schemas for the statistics data exported by BOINC projects is here, and graphical representations are here.
1 Profile David Anderson 5760 21 Sep 2004
lockedWe have created an email list, boinc_opt@ssl.berkeley.edu, for people interested in porting and optimizing BOINC applications. Sign up here.
1 Profile David Anderson 5748 14 Sep 2004
lockedWe are working on a new type of work distribution, called Locality scheduling, that sends work to hosts that already have the needed files.
1 Profile David Anderson 5976 11 Sep 2004
lockedThe Lattice project from the University of Maryland is developing a Grid system that integrates Globus, BOINC, and several other software components.
1 Profile David Anderson 6052 6 Sep 2004
lockedThe new project LHC@home announces its first beta test, initially restricted to 1000 users. Please sign up at lhcathome.cern.ch.
1 Profile David Anderson 5938 1 Sep 2004
lockedThe Climateprediction.net project is now open to the public.
1 Profile David Anderson 5907 26 Aug 2004
lockedUsers can choose whether applications should quit or suspend when they're not executing.
1 Profile David Anderson 5967 6 Aug 2004
lockedThe core client now checks whether disk usage exceeds user-specified limits, and if so it deletes projects files in a way that respects project resource shares.
1 Profile David Anderson 6587 5 Aug 2004
lockedLarge BOINC projects (like SETI@home) were getting on the order of a million files in upload/download directories. This caused OS performance problems. We fixed this by providing a two-level directory hierarchy for upload/download directo
1 Profile David Anderson 6386 5 Aug 2004
lockedThe Climateprediction.net project recently held an Open Day, describing its status and its plans to use BOINC.
1 Profile David Anderson 6100 3 Aug 2004
lockedWe have added a mechanism that allows projects to upload and download 'persistent files'. This is the first step to using participant hosts for storage as well as computation, possibly creating the world's largest storage server.
1 Profile David Anderson 6031 9 Jul 2004
lockedThe core client now does preemptive scheduling of results. It time-slices between results, maintaining the approximate project resource shares. The work-fetch policy has also been modified; a single 'connection frequency' parameter replac
1 Profile David Anderson 5887 9 Jul 2004
lockedWe changed the SQL queries used by the performance-critical server components, such as the transitioner and feeder, to boost maximum server throughput.
1 Profile David Anderson 5981 9 Jul 2004
lockedWe made the core/app interface more flexible and general, providing better support for applications that consist of separate controller, worker, and graphics programs. We also added mechanisms that prevent multiple applications from runni
1 Profile David Anderson 5971 9 Jul 2004
lockedThe statistics export mechanism has been redesigned to give projects more control over what they export; e.g
1 Profile David Anderson 6012 20 Jun 2004
lockedNew features: support for multi-program applications. Daily result quota per host. Applications can supply a static graphic (for screensaver) without writing code. Improved support for FORTRAN. Support for GUI RPCs in Windows client.
1 Profile David Anderson 6219 16 Jun 2004
lockedBOINC news is available as an RSS feed; see Community and Resources.
1 Profile David Anderson 5831 31 May 2004
lockedCPU benchmarking (and credit) are now based on the Dhrystone and Whetstone benchmarks. Memory bandwidth is no longer measured.
1 Profile David Anderson 6176 19 May 2004
lockedSource code is now available directly via CVS. Improved Unix signal handling. Support app versions, workunits and results with lots of files (changed XML fields from 4KB to 64KB). Added [url=homogeneous_redundancy.php]homogeneo
1 Profile David Anderson 6517 18 May 2004
lockedGeneral preferences are now propagated from client to server, but only to accounts with the same email address as where the preferences originated.
1 Profile David Anderson 5912 2 May 2004
lockedAdded cross-project identification system. Added support for caching of PHP web pages, and restored leaderboard pages.
1 Profile David Anderson 6983 20 Apr 2004
lockedRecent fixes and features: trickle messages for long-running work units; benchmarking for hyperthreaded CPUs; don't propagate preferences from hosts to projects; check for file existence before running app
1 Profile David Anderson 5981 12 Apr 2004
lockedAn unauthorized BOINC graphic.
1 Profile David Anderson 6055 16 Mar 2004
lockedBOINC is being used at the Scripps Research Institute to run a distributed version of CHARMM (a program for macromolecular simulations).
1 Profile David Anderson 6293 11 Feb 2004
lockedBOINC now has an anonymous platform mechanism which 1) allows computers of any type to participate in a BOINC project, and 2) allows participants to run only software they have compiled the
1 Profile David Anderson 6640 1 Feb 2004
lockedThe BOINC core client now provides a set of RPCs allowing separate GUIs to be developed.
1 Profile David Anderson 6409 22 Jan 2004
lockedThe CVS repository of BOINC code (including web pages) is now visible through a web-based interface. This may be useful for people maintaining web-site translations.
1 Profile David Anderson 6392 26 Nov 2003
lockedA paper about the goals of BOINC was presented at a recent conference.
1 Profile David Anderson 6894 26 Nov 2003
lockedThe beta test project is accepting new users. CPU time measurement accuracy improved. Scheduler respects disk usage limits. Web site can issue cookies.
1 Profile David Anderson 6457 25 Nov 2003
lockedThe graphics of running application are updated whenever preferences are changed. The scheduler now issues only as many results as will fit in the allotted amount of disk space.
1 Profile David Anderson 6319 5 Nov 2003
lockedNew minor versions of the core client and beta-test apps have been released. XML statistics data for the beta test is available; it's intended for graphical or tabular representation.
1 Profile David Anderson 6909 30 Oct 2003
lockedA SETI@home application has been added to the beta test. The scheduling server detect results that can't be sent to any hosts, and flags them. HTTP 404 errors on downloads are treated as unrecoverable. Graphics can be limited by frame rate or percent of
1 Profile David Anderson 6874 18 Oct 2003
lockedBOINC is discussed in an article by Joan Oleck in the New York TImes.
1 Profile David Anderson 6597 11 Sep 2003
lockedWe've released BOINC version 2.0. All BOINC components must be upgraded to major version 2. We've upgraded the Astropulse server to 2.01 and released [url=http://setiboinc.ssl.Berkeley.edu/ap/download.php]BOI
1 Profile David Anderson 7760 4 Sep 2003
lockedBOINC server tools are now Python-based
1 Profile David Anderson 6396 1 Sep 2003
lockedWe rewrote parts of the scheduling server architecture to make operations more flexible and efficient. The timeout_check daemon has been replaced by a more general transitioner daemon.
1 Profile David Anderson 6724 15 Aug 2003
lockedWe've added two new web-site features for BOINC projects: user profiles and message boards. These are visible on the beta-test web site.
1 Profile David Anderson 6001 25 Jul 2003
lockedThe BOINC source code is available again, under a new public license. Version 1.05 incorporates bug fixes and new features, including the ability to add your own graphics to the screensaver. The beta test has been
1 Profile David Anderson 6958 23 Jul 2003
lockedXML based statistics for the Astropulse beta test are available.
1 Profile David Anderson 6456 10 Jun 2003
lockedNo big news to report, but thanks to the beta test we've fixed a number of bugs, involving runaway applications, too-large output files, screensaver behavior, and mechanisms for quitting and resetting projects.
1 Profile David Anderson 6101 30 May 2003
lockedWe have created a second project, allowing beta testers to experiment with dividing their resources between multiple projects.
1 Profile David Anderson 6159 29 Apr 2003
lockedWe have resumed the BOINC beta test.
1 Profile David Anderson 6723 23 Apr 2003
lockedwe are suspending the BOINC beta test
1 Profile David Anderson 6398 9 Apr 2003
lockedWe are preparing a BOINC-based version of SETI@home
1 Profile David Anderson 6357 31 Mar 2003
lockedNon-English language.ini files are available
1 Profile David Anderson 7022 25 Mar 2003
lockedNew account parameters and preferences
1 Profile David Anderson 6463 19 Mar 2003
lockedParticipants can have separate preferences (such as network and disk usage limits) for computers at home, work, and school.
1 Profile David Anderson 6294 4 Mar 2003
lockedParticipants can limit their upstream and downstream network bandwidth.
1 Profile David Anderson 7018 25 Feb 2003
lockedParticipants can control the parameters (color, transparency, timing) of the Astropulse graphics.
1 Profile David Anderson 6309 22 Feb 2003
lockedNew feature: secure, verified email address update.
1 Profile David Anderson 6648 19 Feb 2003

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