News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[iThena] iThena OONI Probe: ARM Platform [1]

We have added support for the iThena OONI Probe application for the ARM platform: aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu.

We plan to add more ARM platforms soon.

You are welcome to test the iThena OONI Probe application on ARM (bugs are possible on this platform at this time - preliminary testing).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1449116335582158848

View article · Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:45:02 +0000


[RNA World] Server update & migration

Just as a note in advance: There will be an RNA World server update coming up combined by migration of the entire server infrastructure to a new machine by 31st of December at the latest.

Eine kurze Vorabmeldung: Wir werden bis spätestens 31. Dezember ein umfassendes RNA World Serverupdate durchführen und die gesamte Serverinfrastruktur auf eine neue Maschine migrieren.

Michael.

View article · Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:46:08 +0000


[MLC@Home] Current WU issues, working on a fix

A short note that we're aware of the issue with WUs coming from the CPU and TEST work queues (the GPU queue appears fine at the moment). This is due to a server-side issue related to some cleanup and upgrades I've been doing behind the scenes that appears to have gone haywire, and since it initially seemed to be working I didn't catch it immediately, leading to compounding the issues.

This is unacceptable and I apologize. While this had been tested, this failure mode was unforeseen. You rely on us to keep things running smoothly, and I failed you.

Over the next 24 hours we'll be sending out cancellations for the corrupted WUs, and may stop/start the service a few times while we try to clean things up. Please bear with us and thanks for your patience.

I stress : no data was lost, and the nature of the failure is to fail-fast on the client, so there is little to no wasted computer cycles.

Thanks again, and we'll do better in the future.

View article · Thu, 14 Oct 2021 20:18:19 +0000


[TN-Grid] Storage problem

The University's storage system (that we heavily use) is having big performance issues thus everything is painfully slow. I stopped the work generator, which actually was not working because of this. No new tasks will be generated until the assimilator will be able to move the finished results to the proper place. There is nothing else to do but wait until the problem will be solved, no ETA, unfortunately.

View article · Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:35:54 +0000


[World Community Grid] Planned Maintenance on Friday, October 15 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Friday, October 15th, beginning at 13:00 UTC.

View article · Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:37:23 +0000


[WEP-M+2] P2203:190000000 wu's (of 10000 trials each equiv.) processed!

Thanks to all the users. Please keep crunching!

View article · Sun, 10 Oct 2021 09:05:45 +0000


[iThena] New Task Series for iThena OONI Probe - New Settings

A new job series has been introduced for the iThena OONI Probe application.

The job tasks in the new series, are named: OONI_TESTS_1D_T...

A parameter has been set in the new series:

Max Memory Usage: 256 MB

Previously the "Max Memory Usage" value was 2048 MB which was too high (a particular problem on 32-bit platforms).

In addition, the number of credits for completing a task has been changed to 8 (previously it was 2).

Clients can still receive tasks from the old OONI_TESTS_0D_T.. series. (there are still some left in the queue).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1447105469252841472

View article · Sun, 10 Oct 2021 07:42:31 +0000


[World Community Grid] We've updated our Terms of Use and Online Privacy Statement

As part of our ongoing transition to the Krembil Research Institute, we've updated our Terms of Use and Online Privacy Statement to reflect the move to a new organization.

View article · Thu, 7 Oct 2021 15:38:23 +0000


[Gerasim@Home] Gerasim@home:

Дорогие участники. Один диск в рэйд массиве-0 немного умер( Барракуда 512 ГБ). В начале, массив содержал 4 диска по 512 Гигабайт. А сейчас массив содержит только 2 диска Хитачи по 512 Гигабайт. К сожалению, кредиты на диске - тоже уменьшились. :(

Просим принять наши извинения. Спасибо за вашу поддержку и терпение.

*****

Dear participants. One disk in RAID array-0 died a bit (512GB Barracuda). In the beginning, the array contained 4 * 512 GB disks. Now the raid array contains only 2 disks of 512 Gigabytes each(Hitachi). Unfortunately, the credits on the disk also decreased. :(

Please accept our apologies. Thanks for your support and patience.

View article · Thu, 7 Oct 2021 01:05:40 +0000


[QuChemPedIA@home] New scientific publication

Dear crunchers,

We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest publication associated with the quchempedia project.

Link : https://jcheminf.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13321-021-00554-8
The article is freely available. Feel free to have a look at it even if some parts of the article are quite technical and intended for specialists.

The most important is that the results of this article are based on the calculations of this BOINC project!
With the molecules we generated and you calculated, it was possible to probe the vast space of chemistry.
You are mentioned in the acknowledgements but we would like to renew our gratitude to you here.

We have many more projects.

Kindly,
Benoit and Thomas

View article · Tue, 5 Oct 2021 08:31:59 +0000


[RNA World] Happy New Year!

So you want any people trying to start an account or attach another computer to have to be able to read German? I can't, and therefore can't do anything useful work the page of text I get after a failed login. I can't post this as a normal message, either.

My task in progress is on a computer that has been unable to boot for about two weeks.

Is there any way to transfer the task in progress to the computer I'm using now, if I'm able to copy files from the original computer but not able to boot that computer? If so, how? If not, another three months of computer time wasted for that workunit.

View article · Sun, 3 Oct 2021 04:25:28 +0000


[iThena] OONI: News: Statistics



OONI (Open Observatory of Network Interference) has released a very interesting news graphic.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenObservatory/status/1443944726235856901

View article · Sat, 2 Oct 2021 10:46:25 +0000


[World Community Grid] September Update: OpenPandemics - COVID-19

The research team is working on analyzing the large amount of data generated from the stress test earlier this year, while also sending additional compounds to collaborators for lab testing.

View article · Fri, 1 Oct 2021 17:48:38 +0000


[Minecraft@Home] Beta project trailertcrack disabled temporarily.

The (beta) trailertcrack project has been disabled temporarily while we fix two reported issues.
Machines were being awarded credits incorrectly; systems with multiple GPUs would have the apps running only on the main GPU.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

View article · Fri, 1 Oct 2021 02:49:04 +0000


[World Community Grid] September Update: Help Stop TB

The Help Stop TB research team had their first meeting with the Krembil World Community Grid team earlier this month.

View article · Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:12:50 +0000


[SRBase] invalid certificate from BOINC clients

If you are getting an error in your BOINC client log:

Scheduler request failed: Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with give


you must update/replace the ca-bundle.crt from the BOINC client. It looks like the file is outdated. Stop BOINC, replace the file and restart.

I put the file in the download folder for download.

https://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/download/ca-bundle.crt

View article · Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:07:30 +0000


[Minecraft@Home] Trailer Thumbnail 2 Crack (CUDA/Nvidia GPU) Released!

A new boinc project called trailertcrack has been deployed, it aims at cracking the seed for the Thumbnail 2 of the Trailer video of Minecraft (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmB9b5njVbA), this is currently the last one missing so we can fully reproduce the original trailer within Minecraft in higher quality right in time for the 10th anniversary of this iconic piece of Minecraft history. (we do already have most of the seeds and this is an active project).

This app is GPU only and will be rewarded 3333 credits We currently only support Windows and Linux 64 bits for NVIDIA GPUs (we use cuda).

Happy crunching !
Cheers, Neil

View article · Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:04:32 +0000


[SETI@home] Nebula progress report

Check out our latest newsletter: Finding a Pulse.

View article · Tue, 28 Sep 2021 08:31:19 +0000


[iThena] iThena: News

Today we surpassed 70 000 computers (theoretical number) in the iThena Project. Thank you all very much for your involvement, and we encourage you to participate in the sub-projects - especially the latest OONI Probe.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1441740283109117957

View article · Sat, 25 Sep 2021 12:20:59 +0000


[PrimeGrid] 321 Mega Prime!

On 6 September 2021, 07:16:28 UTC, PrimeGrid's 321 Search found the Mega Prime: 3*2^17748034-1 The prime is 5,342,692 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's “The Largest Known Primes Database” ranked 18th overall. The discovery was made by Marc Wiseler (McDaWisel) of Ireland using an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 2 hours, 45 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Marc Wiseler is a member of the Storm team. The prime was verified on 6 September 2021, 11:47 UTC, by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz with 32GB of RAM, running CentOS. This computer took 2 hours and 41 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. For more details, please see the official announcement.

View article · Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:24:43 +0000


[Milkyway@home] Validator Outage

Hey Everyone,

MilkyWay@home is currently experiencing an outage for the Separation Validator. I brought it back up once, and then it crashed again. I am trying to bring it back up. In the meantime, connections to the download/upload servers may stop and start intermittently as I work on the server.

Thanks for your patience, I will keep you updated as things change.

Tom

View article · Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:13:00 +0000




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