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[Milkyway@home] Server Maintenance 12:00 PM ET (16:00 UTC) 9/23/2022

Hey Everyone,

We've been noticing some occasional long loading times and brief connection disruptions with the server, so I'm going to take things down at noon ET tomorrow (4PM UTC) and reboot the server. It should be back up pretty quickly. Hopefully this fixes the issues we're having.


View article · Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:30:56 +0000

[Milkyway@home] New MilkyWay@home Scientist

Hello everyone,

My name is Kevin Roux and I will be working with Dr. Newberg for my Ph.D thesis. I look forward to working on this project and working with you all for the next couple of years.

Kevin Roux

View article · Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:54:01 +0000

[Milkyway@home] New MilkyWay@home scientist

Hi, my name is Hiroka. I am a PhD student working with Prof. Newberg. As part of my theses, I am working on the nbody project.

Thank you,

View article · Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:46:42 +0000

[SRBase] cable provider down

The network connection was not available for nearly 6h. I have just tried to call and in this time it is back online but very slowly.

Apologies for that!

View article · Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:55:06 +0000

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

...374646 times

View article · Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:51:01 +0000

[ODLK1] The results of the ODLK1 project for January-March 2022

The results of the ODLK1 project for January-March 2022 have been published.

Application odlk3: 422819 CF ODLK;
Application odlkmax: 486530 CF ODLK.

Archive ODLK1_Jan-Mar2022_named.7z
14.5 MB.

View article · Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:25:23 +0000

[PrimeGrid] Riemann's Birthday Challenge starts September 17th

The sixth challenge of the 2022 Series will be a 3-day challenge celebrating the 196th birthday of the German mathematician Bernhard Riemann. The challenge will be offered on the WW application, beginning 17 September 20:00 UTC and ending 20 September 20:00 UTC. To participate in the Challenge, please select only the Wieferich and Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search (WW) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. Issues? Inquiries? Interjections? Join the discussion at

View article · Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:05:24 +0000

[SETI@home] RIP Frank Drake

We are sad to report that SETI pioneer and originator of the Drake Equation passed away on September 2nd. Frank at the age of 92. Frank conducted the first SETI experiments capable of detecting radio signals at nearby stars distances, He continued to be a large influence on the field into his 90s.

Dan Werthimer had this to say:

If it weren't for Frank, I'd be filthy rich. When the first microcomputer chips came out in the early 70's I joined the Homebrew Computer Club, along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Everybody in Homebrew became ultra-rich, except me.

While other homebrewers were designing and selling the first home computers, I spent my time figuring out how to utilize the first computer chips for SETI experiments, thanks to Frank. I didn't become rich, but instead I was inspired by Frank to work on some of the most fundamental questions we have as humans. He taught me so much - I was incredibly fortunate to work with Frank on many SETI experiments for 45 years. Frank's insights led to optical SETI, SETI@home, and most recently, while in his 90's, Frank helped pioneer PANOSETI.

Frank was a wonderful friend, mentor, and brilliant collaborator. If Earthlings ever find ET, we'll have Frank to thank.

View article · Sun, 4 Sep 2022 22:04:33 +0000

[QuChemPedIA@home] Project update

Dear crunchers.

The project was developed a few years ago with an intern and a very limited budget. Despite many project submissions, we did not get any funding. Sometimes we are told that our project is too ambitious, sometimes not enough... It is discouraging! The truth is that the public funding of research in France is extremely low.

Our prototype programs are outdated. At the beginning, I struggled with VMs, then security changes in the Linux kernel started to prevent the application from running properly.

Despite everything and thanks to you (thank you!), we are coming to the end of a computing campaign and the integration of the data will take me a lot of time. The project is obviously not finished and we could still submit many calculations. But today the priority is to analyze and valorize what we already have. I'll go through the last calculations that had problems and see if I can resubmit some tasks, but very soon there will be no more WU.

We have made a lot of progress with little funding, we will continue to share our scientific publications with you. Moreover, we are currently finishing writing an article and I can already tell you that we have developed a way to greatly reduce the calculations of unstable molecules.

See you soon
Kind regards,

View article · Mon, 29 Aug 2022 09:42:32 +0000

[RakeSearch] Processing of the square # 18 completed

Dear participants, processing of the square # 18 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
2 0 1 5 3 4 7 8 6 A B 9
6 8 7 9 B A 2 1 0 5 4 3
8 7 6 B A 9 0 2 1 3 5 4
7 6 8 A 9 B 1 0 2 4 3 5
9 B A 8 7 6 5 4 3 0 2 1
A 9 B 6 8 7 4 3 5 2 1 0
B A 9 7 6 8 3 5 4 1 0 2
5 3 4 0 1 2 A B 9 6 7 8
4 5 3 2 0 1 B 9 A 7 8 6
3 4 5 1 2 0 9 A B 8 6 7

has 153240804 orthogonal mates which puts it on the 16th place of the rating which include now 4717 positions. We expected that the smallest number of orthogonal mates would correspond to this square (in comparison to other squares processed in RakeSearch) and now we see that the possible number of orthogonal mates for squares selected for processed in our project lies in the range between hundreds of millions to billions.

Now "high part" of spectra of ODLS-12 looks like this (square # 18 marked by red):

Thank you for participation and donation of CPU Time!

View article · Sun, 28 Aug 2022 21:00:45 +0000

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