News from BOINC Projects

Recent items from the news feeds of various BOINC projects.

[PrimeGrid] 2023 Tour de Primes is almost here!

It is almost time for PrimeGrid's annual Tour de Primes, our month-long celebration of prime numbers. 2 is the first prime number, so we will honor the second month of the year by awarding special badges to everyone who finds a top-5000 prime during February. This year, for the first time, all of our BOINC projects that search for primes large enough to be in the top 5000 utilize the fast double checking system, so every prime counts -- there's no double checkers. Come and join the fun as the primes fly -- or the server blows up.. Either way, it's going to be an exciting month! Details and discussion can be found at this forum thread: 2023 Tour de Primes

View article · Mon, 30 Jan 2023 04:09:31 +0000

[RakeSearch] Processing of the square # 21 completed

Dear participants, processing of the square # 21 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
8 7 6 A 9 B 0 2 1 5 4 3
7 6 8 9 B A 1 0 2 3 5 4
A 9 B 7 6 8 3 5 4 0 2 1
5 3 4 0 1 2 9 A B 7 8 6
B A 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
2 0 1 5 3 4 7 8 6 A B 9
9 B A 6 8 7 4 3 5 1 0 2
6 8 7 B A 9 2 1 0 4 3 5
4 5 3 2 0 1 A B 9 8 6 7

has 1185453085 orthogonal mates, like square square # 8. Presumably a some unknown transformations exist that can convert a square of other main class to this square.

Thank you for project attention, support and donation of CPU time!

View article · Sat, 28 Jan 2023 19:39:54 +0000

[SRBase] Extreme Sports Winter X Games challenge (01/27/2023 01:00 (UTC) - 01/29/2023 01:00 (UTC)

BOINC Games has published the sprint project, SRBase was choosen, unfortunately no one got an info at the right time. Nevertheless we have enough work. Preparing more later.

View article · Fri, 27 Jan 2023 09:04:11 +0000

[LHC@home] Server upgrade

The LHC@home BOINC servers have been upgraded to the latest server release, 1.4.2.

View article · Tue, 24 Jan 2023 07:45:31 +0000

[PrimeGrid] A Prime Chinese New Year Challenge starts January 22, 12:00 UTC

Welcome to 2023! And just days away, on Jan. 22, in the Lunar Chinese calendar: the year 4721. What do you know, a prime number! The first challenge of the 2023 PrimeGrid Challenge Series will be a 3-day challenge on the PPS-MEGA and GFN-17 MEGA applications, beginning 22 January 12:00 UTC and ending 25 January 12:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the Proth Mega Prime Search (LLR) and Generalized Fermat Prime Search n=17 projects in your PrimeGrid preferences section. Inquiries? Ideas? Impressions? Interjections? Inferences? Join the discussion at

View article · Sat, 21 Jan 2023 06:11:38 +0000

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

...395219 times

View article · Tue, 17 Jan 2023 08:49:50 +0000

[SIDock@home] Target # 22: corona_RdRp_v2

Dear participants,

After doing initial studies on an established SARS-CoV-2 target RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), we are departing from protease studies and focus on RdRp along with additional NSP targets. Namely, RdRp (NSP12), is responsible for the transcription of viral genes and ultimately replication of the viral genome. The studied active site binds RNA and was previously studied in the context of remdesivir, galidesivir, molnupiravir and several other small molecules. Further reading below:

Figure 1: RdRp in white color along with RNA chain and N4-hydroxycytidine from Molnupiravir in the active site (red stick model).

With best wishes,
Natalia, Marko, Črtomir, hoarfrost.

View article · Sun, 15 Jan 2023 17:45:23 +0000

[SIDock@home] СmDock "long" and "short" tasks applications

Dear participants!

We created new applications named as "CurieMarieDock 0.2.0 long tasks" and "CurieMarieDock 0.2.0 short tasks", both based on CmDock 0.2.0 release. Algorithm of both applications are identical, but for "short tasks" we created only ARM-version and we plan to generate a special, smaller in 5 times tasks that covers one of part of entire tasks set. We advice all owners of small single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, to switch to "short tasks" application.

In next 1 .. 2 days we continue to generate new tasks "Sprot_delta_v1" (extended run) for both application, but later we issue a sample tasks set for new target (# 22) and only for "long application" because all task of sample set will be large. Simultaneously, project will continue to send Sprot_delta_v1 tasks for "short" application. And then we will proceed to sent long and short tasks for appropriate applications.

Hope that this explanation makes situation is clear.

Thank you for participation and donation of CPU time!

View article · Fri, 13 Jan 2023 23:35:04 +0000

[] ACEMD updated app

As I said. We are currently compiling the Windows version. GDF

View article · Tue, 10 Jan 2023 09:53:01 +0000

[Yoyo@home] P67 found with ecm

Simone Bonzanini found a 67 digits prime factor for the Cuningham number 22222+1. This saves a lot of NFS effort. The found prime is the first for this years ECMNET record list of Paul Zimmermann.

View article · Sun, 8 Jan 2023 23:00:00 +0000

[RNA World] Best wishes for 2023

We hope you all managed to celebrate a nice christmas season. Happy new year!

Wir hoffen, dass ihr alle ein schönes Weihnachtsfest feiern konntet. Frohes neues Jahr!


View article · Sat, 7 Jan 2023 23:38:34 +0000

[] Request to volunteers to please enable: 'Leave non-GPU tasks in memory'

The OpenIFS model batches require the option 'Leave non-GPU in memory while suspended' to be enabled under boincmgr -> Disk&Memory. This will prevent the task from frequently restarting and reduce the risk of task failure.

View article · Thu, 5 Jan 2023 16:54:57 +0000

[NumberFields@home] 2022 Year End Summary

2022 was the year of ℚ(√-10) (subfield 7), as most of our time was spent on that search. Many new fields were found and we are now entering the final row of the search. In the next 3 to 6 months we should be at the point where we can say with almost certainty that it is complete.

The goals for 2023 are simple:
1. Get subfield 7 to the point where it is essentially complete.
2. Go back and officially complete subfield 3, so we can say with 100% certainty that it is done.
3. Do more on subfield 7 or move on to subfield 6 (the final search).

Thanks everyone for your contributions and have a wonderful New Year!

View article · Sun, 1 Jan 2023 20:20:10 +0000

[iThena] New Year 2023!

Best wishes for the New Year 2023!

May this new year 2023 be only better than the old year 2022!


View article · Sun, 1 Jan 2023 19:17:29 +0000

[Universe@Home] Server room maintenance break

I got email with information that on 3th of January we get short internet access break in server room.
The break is planned between 7:00am and 9:00am CET.

View article · Sun, 1 Jan 2023 16:51:20 +0000

[SRBase] SRBase - 8 years review

The project has passed the eighth year.

Compared with last years the following process was made:

2014-2015 - 1 base solved, 314 bases unstarted
2015-2016 - 5 bases solved, 297 bases unstarted
2016-2017 - 5 bases solved, 282 bases unstarted
2017-2018 - 1 base solved, 264 bases unstarted
2018-2019 - 6 bases solved, 218 bases unstarted
2019-2020 - 4 bases solved, 120 bases unstarted
2020-2021 - 3 bases solved, 101 bases unstarted
2021-2022 - 0 bases solved, 97 bases unstarted
in total - 25 bases solved, 97 bases unstarted

That was the worst year ever. Broken hardware parts, war and also a high inflation after corona which affects the costs.

The llr application has been replaced by the llr2, less work and no unnecessary doublechecks but with less performance. Intel ARC is now supported,
cuda12 apps for 4xxx cards are in progress.

The project has almost completed the 73-74bit lvl at TF, 74-75bit is in progress, which is now taking considerably more time.
The new CRUS goals for 2023 are available and some have already been set up.

I wish you all a healthy new year 2023 and of course healthy hardware!

View article · Sat, 31 Dec 2022 11:11:22 +0000

[Yoyo@home] M-Queens project end estimation

We estimate, that the project will finish in December 2023.

View article · Thu, 29 Dec 2022 23:00:00 +0000

[iThena] Merry Christmas 2022

On the occasion of Christmas, the project team extends best wishes to everyone.

Much health.
Much happiness.
Much success.
Happy Christmas.
Fast computers and lots of credits ;)

View article · Sat, 24 Dec 2022 23:44:14 +0000

[SIDock@home] Merry Christmas!

Dear participants,

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

With your help, we have performed a lot of computer modeling. We are going to continue, and believe the results will lead to advances in drug development! For now, we have a fresh new release of CmDock and will employ it starting from the next target. Here is an illustration of the modeling performed in the project, visualized with PyMOL. You can see a large molecule (this is the target, TMPRSS2 protein) with a molecule many times smaller. The small molecules are ligands, each of them can interact with the target in its own way, with its own binding energy.

The more precisely the ligand binds to the target, the higher the chance that it will be able to change the functioning of the large molecule. For example, the TMPRSS2 enzyme shown in the image is necessary for a chemical reaction allowing the coronavirus to enter the body cells and, accordingly, a substance that can suppress the normal operation of this enzyme can make it difficult or block the spread of the coronavirus in it. During the modeling performed on your computers, various ligands from the library are tested, and the best ones are selected to process on next stages of drug development.

All the best,
Natalia, Marko, hoarfrost, Črtomir

View article · Sat, 24 Dec 2022 17:13:03 +0000

[SRBase] Intel ARC apps deployed

for Windows and Linux, to enable it in your prefs, choose Intel

This is still in test to tweak the plan_class to get work. Iam hoping to avoid Intel HD Graphics if you have both onboard.

View article · Sat, 24 Dec 2022 09:48:41 +0000

[SRBase] CRUS goals for 2023 released

View article · Fri, 23 Dec 2022 09:17:30 +0000

[SRBase] Intel ARC testers needed

To collect some datas for the devs we need some testers with Intel ARC GPUs.

What todo?

Run mfakto --perftest on windows, linux is a bit different somewhere standalone on your PC and post the output here.

View article · Thu, 22 Dec 2022 16:27:29 +0000

[Asteroids@home] New Raspbian OS aarch64 (armv8) application is here

Hi everyone,

A new, 64bit, version of the Period search application for the Raspberry Pi was released today supporting aarch64 (armv8) architecture!

It will be interesting to get some feedback from you about how it performs as there still could be some issues to be solved.

Happy crunching and don't forget to use active cooling on your boards as the app can be very aggressive to the cores on times.


View article · Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:57:23 +0000

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