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|XML Schemas for the statistics data exported by BOINC projects is here, and graphical representations are here.
||1||David Anderson||5760||21 Sep 2004|
|We have created an email list, email@example.com, for people interested in porting and optimizing BOINC applications. Sign up here.
||1||David Anderson||5748||14 Sep 2004|
|We are working on a new type of work distribution, called Locality scheduling, that sends work to hosts that already have the needed files.
||1||David Anderson||5976||11 Sep 2004|
|The Lattice project from the University of Maryland is developing a Grid system that integrates Globus, BOINC, and several other software components.
||1||David Anderson||6052||6 Sep 2004|
|The new project LHC@home announces its first beta test, initially restricted to 1000 users. Please sign up at lhcathome.cern.ch.
||1||David Anderson||5938||1 Sep 2004|
|The Climateprediction.net project is now open to the public.
||1||David Anderson||5907||26 Aug 2004|
|Users can choose whether applications should quit or suspend when they're not executing.
||1||David Anderson||5967||6 Aug 2004|
|The 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||David Anderson||6587||5 Aug 2004|
|Large 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||David Anderson||6386||5 Aug 2004|
|The Climateprediction.net project recently held an Open Day, describing its status and its plans to use BOINC.
||1||David Anderson||6100||3 Aug 2004|
|We 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||David Anderson||6031||9 Jul 2004|
|The 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||David Anderson||5887||9 Jul 2004|
|We changed the SQL queries used by the performance-critical server components, such as the transitioner and feeder, to boost maximum server throughput.
||1||David Anderson||5981||9 Jul 2004|
|We 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||David Anderson||5971||9 Jul 2004|
|The statistics export mechanism has been redesigned to give projects more control over what they export; e.g
||1||David Anderson||6012||20 Jun 2004|
|New 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||David Anderson||6219||16 Jun 2004|
|BOINC news is available as an RSS feed; see Community and Resources.
||1||David Anderson||5831||31 May 2004|
|CPU benchmarking (and credit) are now based on the Dhrystone and Whetstone benchmarks. Memory bandwidth is no longer measured.
||1||David Anderson||6176||19 May 2004|
|Source 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||David Anderson||6517||18 May 2004|
|General preferences are now propagated from client to server, but only to accounts with the same email address as where the preferences originated.
||1||David Anderson||5912||2 May 2004|
|Added cross-project identification system. Added support for caching of PHP web pages, and restored leaderboard pages.
||1||David Anderson||6983||20 Apr 2004|
|Recent 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||David Anderson||5981||12 Apr 2004|
|An unauthorized BOINC graphic.
||1||David Anderson||6055||16 Mar 2004|
|BOINC is being used at the Scripps Research Institute to run a distributed version of CHARMM (a program for macromolecular simulations).
||1||David Anderson||6293||11 Feb 2004|
|BOINC 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||David Anderson||6640||1 Feb 2004|
|The BOINC core client now provides a set of RPCs allowing separate GUIs to be developed.
||1||David Anderson||6409||22 Jan 2004|
|The 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||David Anderson||6392||26 Nov 2003|
|A paper about the goals of BOINC was presented at a recent conference.
||1||David Anderson||6894||26 Nov 2003|
|The beta test project is accepting new users. CPU time measurement accuracy improved. Scheduler respects disk usage limits. Web site can issue cookies.
||1||David Anderson||6457||25 Nov 2003|
|The 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||David Anderson||6319||5 Nov 2003|
|New 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||David Anderson||6909||30 Oct 2003|
|A 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||David Anderson||6874||18 Oct 2003|
|BOINC is discussed in an article by Joan Oleck in the New York TImes.
||1||David Anderson||6597||11 Sep 2003|
|We'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||David Anderson||7760||4 Sep 2003|
|BOINC server tools are now Python-based
||1||David Anderson||6396||1 Sep 2003|
|We 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||David Anderson||6724||15 Aug 2003|
|We'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||David Anderson||6001||25 Jul 2003|
|The 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||David Anderson||6958||23 Jul 2003|
|XML based statistics for the Astropulse beta test are available.
||1||David Anderson||6456||10 Jun 2003|
|No 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||David Anderson||6101||30 May 2003|
|We have created a second project, allowing beta testers to experiment with dividing their resources between multiple projects.
||1||David Anderson||6159||29 Apr 2003|
|We have resumed the BOINC beta test.
||1||David Anderson||6723||23 Apr 2003|
|we are suspending the BOINC beta test
||1||David Anderson||6398||9 Apr 2003|
|We are preparing a BOINC-based version of SETI@home
||1||David Anderson||6357||31 Mar 2003|
|Non-English language.ini files are available
||1||David Anderson||7022||25 Mar 2003|
|New account parameters and preferences
||1||David Anderson||6463||19 Mar 2003|
|Participants can have separate preferences (such as network and disk usage limits) for computers at home, work, and school.
||1||David Anderson||6294||4 Mar 2003|
|Participants can limit their upstream and downstream network bandwidth.
||1||David Anderson||7018||25 Feb 2003|
|Participants can control the parameters (color, transparency, timing) of the Astropulse graphics.
||1||David Anderson||6309||22 Feb 2003|
|New feature: secure, verified email address update.
||1||David Anderson||6648||19 Feb 2003|
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