News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[NumberFields@home] New badge type

To help increase interest in the project, I am creating a new badge based on fields counts, and tuned especially towards subfield 7. If this works well, I will also create separate badges for the other subfields.

I already put the hooks in to keep tract of the field counts for sf7. Now it's just a matter of creating the badge images, etc. Hopefully that should be done in the next several days.

Happy crunching!

View article · Fri, 1 Jul 2022 21:42:58 +0000


[LODA] Project Status Update

I'm pleased to announce that we have reached a new milestone: more than 90,000 mined programs for OEIS integer sequences. Thank you all for your contributions to the LODA project!

Since our last major milestone in late of May, we have made various improvements to our mining tool, our infrastructure and project websites. This includes among others:


Our next target milestone is to reach 100,000 programs. We plan to improve the quality of the mined programs by including additional data sources and extend the configuration of the miners to improve the mining rates. Reducing errors stays one of our top priorities. We rely on your support for reaching our next milestone and highly appreciate your contributions!

Cheers,
The LODA Team

View article · Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:28:32 +0000


[SRBase] llr 64bit apps update soon

There will be an update for all 64bit llr apps shortly. Its based on the apps which PG is using and will benefit from the Gerbicz check. The speed is a little bit slower. Its based on llr3.8.23 with gwnum 30.4

View article · Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:51:17 +0000


[SRBase] SRBase 32bit apps - end of life

On weekend there will be a deprecation of all SRBase 32bit apps.

View article · Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:09:29 +0000


[World Community Grid] OPN1 Project Update

Matt from OPN1 project provides an update on the lab work being performed while WCG was down

View article · Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:14:27 +0000


[SRBase] base R2 2nd conjecture / 2 Megaprimes

KySU found a megaprime for base R2 2nd conjecture.
The prime 612749*2^4254500-1 has 1.280.738 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

EselTreiber, a member of the team Planet 3DNow! found a megaprime for base R2 2nd conjecture.
The prime 519397*2^4908893-1 has 1.477.730 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

View article · Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:02:25 +0000


[RakeSearch] Processing of the square # 16 completed

Dear folks, processing of the square # 16 is fully completed also! With you help we know, that the square:

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

has 575760702 orthogonal mates which puts it on the 13th place of the rating between square with 357535322 orthogonal mates and square with 780235212 mates. And it is interesting!

Thank you for participation and donation of CPU Time!

View article · Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:21:10 +0000


[World Community Grid] Website and Forum Restart!

Website and forum are now online.

View article · Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:09:04 +0000


[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...360483 times - still no sign of any larger factors

View article · Sun, 19 Jun 2022 10:51:02 +0000


[PrimeGrid] M.C. Escher's Birthday Challenge starts June 17th

The fourth challenge of the 2022 Series will be a 5-day challenge marking the 124th birthday of Maurits Cornelis Escher, one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. His art is admired by millions of people worldwide, as can be seen by the many websites on the internet. The challenge will be offered on the SR5-LLR application, beginning 17 June 13:00 UTC and ending 22 June 13:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Prime Search LLR (SR5) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. Comments? Concerns? Conundrums? Check out the forum thread for this challenge: http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=9941&nowrap=true#155914 Happy crunching!

View article · Tue, 14 Jun 2022 02:39:31 +0000


[iThena] [June 10, 2022 to June 12, 2022] Planned maintenance breaks

We are scheduling project outages from June 10, 2022 to June 12, 2022.

These will be temporary access issues.
Sometimes these interruptions may last a few hours at most.

The downtime is related to upgrades (frequent problems with hard drives and storage on the iThena.Measurements platform).

View article · Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:47:02 +0000


[Collatz Conjecture] Finish Up Your Work

I'll be losing my "computer room" in my basement this week while water seepage mitigation is done. After that, the house goes on the market as I'll be relocating to a state with nicer climate with fewer corrupt politicians and lower taxes. The result is that the Collatz project will be down for some time. Please set your machines to get no new work because you likely won't be able to return the work before it times out. The work starts Wednesday so I have to have everything cleared out prior to that so it may be Monday or Tuesday when it gets shut down. Once I move, I don't know how reliable the broadband will be, but I'm hoping that since it will be fiber and not cable TV based, it will be decent. It should be faster and less expensive, but I can't predict when the Collatz project will be back online at this time.

View article · Mon, 6 Jun 2022 02:54:49 +0000


[RakeSearch] Processing of the square # 15 completed

Dear folks, processing of the square # 15 is fully completed! The square:

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

has 780235212 orthogonal mates which puts it on the 12th place of the rating. This square is close to square # 14. Another "brick" into the "bridge" between squares with ~ 1 billion orthogonal mates and 300 millions orthogonal mates.

Thank you for participation and donation of CPU Time!

View article · Sun, 5 Jun 2022 17:36:03 +0000


[SRBase] mail system changed (resolved)

Google has changed something where the mail system doesnt work anymore. I have tried another new mail address from another provider but was also not working.

Iam using now the mail address where the project has started in 2014. The testing was successful. If you have any problems let me know.

View article · Thu, 2 Jun 2022 15:22:54 +0000


[SIDock@home] Project status: May 2022

Dear all,

with your help, we have processed 15 targets already! It is a huge computational work, the results of which are being processed by our team and colleagues. We are working on two papers which will be available to the public as early as possible. We also continue computations for next targets. During March, April and May, project's performance was fluctuating around 250 Teraflops. We took this advantage to prioritize SARS-CoV-2 targets on top of the other research. At the end of spring 2022, we are 6426 active participants with 4493 computers.

With best wishes,
Natalia and the team of SiDock@home

View article · Tue, 31 May 2022 19:44:33 +0000


[LODA] Server up again

We had an unplanned downtime for a few hours. All servers are up and running again. You can continue mining again (new work units are available). Sorry for the inconvenience.

View article · Wed, 25 May 2022 06:47:36 +0000


[LODA] Unplanned downtime

We have an unplanned downtime of one of our servers. Please stop the mining until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

View article · Tue, 24 May 2022 22:30:11 +0000


[ODLK] Проекту ОДЛК пять лет

Дорогие друзья!

BOINC-проекту ОДЛК исполнилось пять лет.
Поздравляю вас с этим событием.
Огромное спасибо за ваше участие!

Подробнее смотрите
https://boinc.progger.info/odlk/forum_thread.php?id=196&postid=8768

________________________________________

Dear friends!

The ODLK BOINC project is five years old.
I congratulate you on this event.
Thanks a lot for your participation!

See more
https://boinc.progger.info/odlk/forum_thread.php?id=196&postid=8768

View article · Tue, 24 May 2022 04:59:27 +0000


[PrimeGrid] Geek Pride Day Challenge starts May 25

The third challenge of the 2022 Series will be a 5-day challenge celebrating geeks, freaks, nerds, dorks, dweebs, and "weird" people of all kinds! The challenge will be offered on the GFN-19 subproject, beginning 25 May 18:00 UTC and ending 30 May 18:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the GFN-19 subproject in your PrimeGrid preferences section. For more info and discussion, check out the forum thread for this challenge: https://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=9915&nowrap=true#155479

View article · Mon, 23 May 2022 22:18:31 +0000


[LODA] Checkpoints enabled

We have published the new app version 220523. It includes several fixes for networking issues and adds checkpoint support. This allows you to resume your computations after restarts.

View article · Mon, 23 May 2022 19:55:39 +0000


[LODA] Milestone reached: 80k programs!

We have reached our first milestone: 80,000 programs! Thanks a lot for your contributions. This is amazing and helps us a lot to move the project forward.

Thank you also for your great feedback in the forum and on Slack. We try to fix all issues that you encounter. We also plan to work on two feature requests: milestone badges and checkpoints. For the milestone badges, if you have any suggestions for images that we can use, please post them in this thread: https://boinc.loda-lang.org/loda/forum_thread.php?id=25

Looking ahead, our long-term goal is to find programs for all of the 350k integer sequences at OEIS. So please keep on mining -- we highly appreciate your contributions. Thank you!!!

The LODA team

View article · Fri, 20 May 2022 16:20:16 +0000


[WEP-M+2] 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...356841 times

View article · Thu, 19 May 2022 10:51:03 +0000




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