Posts by Pierre A Renaud

1) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100761)
Posted 16 Sep 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=646

6 hours outage beginning later today at 5 pm UTC
2) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100662)
Posted 9 Sep 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 10, 2020
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=642

We will be doing a file system check on our servers on Thursday, September 10 beginning at 14:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately 24 hours.
3) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 100295)
Posted 12 Aug 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Planned Maintenance on Thursday, August 13, 2020
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=634
4) Message boards : News : Rosetta@home studies coronavirus (Message 99525)
Posted 28 Jun 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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@RosettaAtHome · Jun 25, 2020 · We have some BIG NEWS: Researchers @UWproteindesign have succeeded in creating antiviral proteins that neutralize the new coronavirus in the lab. (These experimental drugs are being optimized for animal trials now)[/quote] https://twitter.com/RosettaAtHome/status/1276324129390555136
5) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99459)
Posted 26 Jun 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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The database underlying LHC@home will be down on Saturday 27th of June due to an upgrade of a DB storage rack. Hence LHC@home BOINC services will be unavailable for a good part of the day. (Est 5:30-12:30 UTC)

https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=5462&postid=42910#42910
6) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 99046)
Posted 3 Jun 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Planned Maintenance on Thursday, June 4, 2020
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=626
7) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 97240)
Posted 3 Apr 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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In addition to the previously mentioned projects (Rosetta, Folding*, https://Fold.it*,) IBM (through World Community Grid) will soon join research efforts with OpenPandemics https://www.ibm.org/OpenPandemics

Are there any projects working on the coronavirus? I would like to be a part of it. Thank you

* Non-BOINC
8) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 96665)
Posted 11 Mar 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/max-von-sydow-dead-seventh-seal-exorcist-actor-was-90-992680

Max Von Sydow 90 Actor (The Exorcist, Flash Gordon).
9) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 96207)
Posted 29 Feb 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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:( Freeman Dyson, quantum physicist who imagined alien megastructures, has died at 96 | Space https://www.space.com/freeman-dyson-dead-at-96.html
10) Message boards : The Lounge : Non-BOINC Citizen Science (Message 95842)
Posted 14 Feb 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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A backup to your backup projects ? ^^

AstroQuest is an ongoing online citizen science project where participants inspect and edit images that will help Australian astronomers understand how galaxies grow and evolve. https://astroquest.net.au/about/ ..

"Volunteers needed to help unlock the secrets of the Universe | University of Western Australia http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019032211292/volunteers-wanted-help-unlock-secrets-universe...

[In a nutshell] The science behind AstroQuest on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/324133654 and a Tutorial https://vimeo.com/324135477 ..
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NOTE: Also led by the ICRAR was the now completed SkyNet POGS project [Too many links]http://pogs.theskynet.org/index.html[/Too many links]
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 95511)
Posted 24 Jan 2020 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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I run SETI, and SETI only. No interest at all, in any other projects. So no backup projects here.

I think gravity waves are very cool.
And the future has asteroids in store which will visit and ask us how our space programs are doing.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93162)
Posted 10 Oct 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Posted more than 30mins ago :

"Servers Remain Up During Power Outage - Large swaths of Northern California, including the UC Berkeley Campus, are under a Public Safety Power Shutoff due to high winds and the associated wildfire risks. Our servers are located in the campus Data Center which is protected by a high capacity UPS. We expect that our servers will remain up for the duration of the outage. Thus far Internet connectivity also remains up although this depends on factors outside of the Data Center." (10 Oct 2019, 16:57:08 UTC) https://setiathome.berkeley.edu https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=84743#2014894

I do hope every single person affected demands a refund and compensation for stuff that defrosts in freezers etc. It sounds like they have skimped on their infrastructure for years.
Hydro-Quebec, our local electric utility, makes clear that it's the customers' responsibility to have a backup energy source in case of emergency. I don't see why it wld be different for PG&E :/

I hope ac is back as soon as the santa anna winds subside. A few years ago power was cut off here during 2 weeks outside major urban centers due to freezing rains that damaged countless electrical pylons. Remediation measures have been taken by H-Qc to avoid this the next time it happens, but it sure was hell for those without backup energy sources (thankfully, family and community ressources were in place to help them go through).
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 93141)
Posted 9 Oct 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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And this on https://systemstatus.berkeley.edu now :

Attention

As you may know, PG&E has announced that most of the Bay Area is on alert for a potential power outage starting on Wednesday or Thursday, to guard against fire dangers that may accompany anticipated high winds. Parts of the campus community could be impacted if a power outage occurs in our area. Campus leaders and emergency officials are convening throughout the day today to gather the latest information from PG&E, and a follow up email will be sent to the campus community later today. To ensure you are getting the latest campus alerts as quickly as possible, please sign up for text alerts from WarnMe: https://warnme.berkeley.edu

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Is there a chance that Boinc and Seti could lose power due to these possible wind shutdowns??
They are in Alameda county.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-08/california-utility-says-it-could-shutdown-power-to-nearly-30-counties-ahead-of-wildfire-friendly-weather

"This week’s power outage could hit a big part of Northern California, including the following counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba."

Possibly, but with the move from the lab to the data center, that most likely has backup generators. (Not saying the lab doesn't because they support spacecraft operations in the building.)
14) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 93028)
Posted 2 Oct 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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Milkyway@home

The server will be restarted overnight on 10/3/2019 at 9:00 PM EST. Downtime is expected no more than 2 hours.

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=4522#69150
15) Message boards : Teams : Team Carl Sagan (Message 92429)
Posted 9 Aug 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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8th SETI@home Wow! Event 2019 https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/home/en

Update 2019.08.08 :

322 Participants https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/users/2019
65 Teams https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/teams/2019
29 Countries [TOO MANY LINKSurl]https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/countries/2019[/url]
Register at https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/register/en

Test / Fine tuning : July 15 - Aug.15 16:00 UTC
Event / Competition : August 15 16:00 UTC - August 29 16:00 UTC

Facebook event : [VTOO MANY LINKSurl]https://www.facebook.com/events/440620326793598[/url]
16) Message boards : Teams : Team Carl Sagan (Message 92257)
Posted 22 Jul 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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[u rl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wow_Signal] [/url]
Greetings to all members of team Carl Sagan;

First of all, I would like to thank all team members for your dedication to your team, Carl Sagan, and to the memory of Carl Sagan's Life.

All members of Team Carl Sagan are encouraged to join the geeky (but funny and good natured) 8th SETI@home Wow! 2019 teams tournament https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/, where all the able and willing SETI@home teams compete for the Wow! and glory factors. If you receive this message, it is because Team Carl Sagan needs you and all the SETI@home computing power you can muster, especially for the Aug.15th - 29 time period.

Basic info about the event: [u rl]https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/[/url]
Register at https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/register/en
Registered participants []https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/users/2019[/]
Registered teams []https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/teams/2019[/]
Registrations by countries []https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/countries/2019[/]
Registered Carl Sagan participants [ur l]https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/teams/2019/41499/Carl%20Sagan[/url]
Join the [u rl=https://www.facebook.com/events/440620326793598/]Facebook Event page[/url] and share it !

Test run : July 8th - August 14th 2019
Contest period : August 15th 16:00 UTC - August 29th, 2019, 16:00 UTC

- Participants can use the test period to fine tune their rigs for best cooling and performance
- Participants are encouraged to temporarily have all their hosts crunch SETI@home data 24/7 for the contest's duration
- Wether they are on crutches or riding a BFR, this friendly competition will feature 3 winning participants ranked by their total accumulated credits, and based on the same criteria will be featured three winning teams and (get ready for this one) astrological signs groups; There s something for everyone !
- Additional benefits are the bragging rights associated with our team's participation in this event, another is that all Carl Sagan teammates will receive (or haev received) a personalized invitation to register and participate from no one else than the team founder - to proudly print, display in their office and cherish forever ! :)
- Follow the Wow! Event as it progresses until the final winning teams are pronounced on Aug. 30th. Even if your team didn't reach one of the three top pole positions, perhaps your group did ? What matters is that you were there in Time and Space, and that is reason enough to celebrate :)

[u rl=https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/register/en]Join the tournament now[/url] !



For the [u rl=http://tinyurl.com/ya69qmsa]Carl Sagan team[/url] and [u rl=https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_forum.php?teamid=41499]forum[/url] at [u rl=https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/]SETI@home[/url],

Very Best Wishes,

Byron Leigh Hatch, Founder
Pierre A Renaud, Administrator

(Links mangled to avoid the "Too many links" error)
17) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 92203)
Posted 17 Jul 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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WCG - Planned Maintenance on Thursday, July 18, 2019 19:00 - 21:00 UTC
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=599
18) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 92127)
Posted 10 Jul 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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OpenZika Nears End of Work on World Community Grid https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=598

Source: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=41723&offset=0#612504

Right now, there is a pause in work units while our developers and the researchers build approximately 20,000 new batches. Once those are launched (in 1-2 weeks), they will be the final work units for the project.

We don't know how exactly how long it will take for volunteers to process these work units--our rough estimate is that the final work will be done in late September or early October.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project! The Zika virus may not be front-page news anymore in much of the world, but it's still a threat. Your support has been very important.

Pierre A Renaud wrote:

WCG/OpenZika - Likely pause in work available
Projected pause: July 1 - 7
Actual pause: 6 - "13''

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,41703

We will likely have a break in work available for this project starting in about a week when existing work runs out. The break is expected to be short based on estimates from the researchers (current estimates are a break of less than a week).

Seippel
[Jun 24, 2019 1:10:08 PM]

19) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 92065)
Posted 6 Jul 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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WCG/OpenZika - Likely pause in work available
Projected pause: July 1 - 7
Actual pause: 6 - "13''

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,41703

We will likely have a break in work available for this project starting in about a week when existing work runs out. The break is expected to be short based on estimates from the researchers (current estimates are a break of less than a week).

Seippel
[Jun 24, 2019 1:10:08 PM]
20) Message boards : Projects : WCG Climate research project: New Beta Test – May 29, 2019 (Message 91991)
Posted 1 Jul 2019 by Profile Pierre A Renaud
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New Climate research project: New Beta Test – May 29, 2019
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg...ead,41609_offset,0#610450


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