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2019-09-22: WEP-M+2 Project, P2203:120000000 wu's (of 10000 trials each equiv.) processed!

Thanks to all the users. Please keep crunching!

2019-09-21: WEP-M+2 Project, 200,000 factor (instances) found!

Don't know where all the bigger factors are hiding :(
Still, congratulations to all involved, though!

2019-09-19: RakeSearch, Results of the first half of the September 2019!

Dear folks!

Warm and sunny days are replaced by rains. September has come and deciduous trees take stock of summer. It's time for berries and nuts. But not only people need them! Numerous inhabitants of the forest will eat them during long and cold winter! Acron will be a symbol of September! As in the previous month, a new badge was granted to each participant, which computers found at least one pair with the degree of orthogonality higher or equal 86. For the first half of the month, the following 100 participants were successful:

KySU and [AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone),
Dima and [DPC]Division_Brabant~Cow_tipping (Dutch Power Cows),
tholm and Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan (Carl Sagan),
Heikki and [AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone),
arkiss and [AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone),
?????? and [AF>EDLS] Jakez Sulli (L'Alliance Francophone),
zgf2022 and Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia),
whizbang (Ars Technica) and boceli (Czech National Team),
Progger and Sobolev Yevgeniy Viktorovich (Gridcoin),
Leonmer and [AF] Skinny06 (L'Alliance Francophone),
{11316} and Michael H.W. Weber (,
ZadoRash and samuraiii (The Knights Who Say Ni!),
mudpuppie and LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone),
Millenium and Martin Skoda (Czech National Team),
blaircart and Roberto (L'Alliance Francophone),
Sebastian and EarlyBird@Zircons (BOINC@Taiwan),
faliqisbah and Matthias Lehmkuhl (SETI.Germany),
cjc_in_484 and BlisteringSheep (Ars Technica),
Mark Sechin and Jerzy_Przytocki (BOINC@Poland),
Roger Merkl and arjanscholl (Dutch Power Cows),
Jesse Viviano and Wabi CZ (Czech National Team),
FourOh (SETI.USA) and Odicin (BOINC Confederation),
Casey ([H]ardOCP) and Shaman (Czech National Team),
a (SETIKAH@KOREA) and fax ( Team),
philip-in-hongkong and killik (Czech National Team),
Werinbert (Free-DC) and ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream),
KR Center (Karelia) and robbysites (Crunching@EVGA),
fix (Crystal Dream) and Fardringle (TeAm AnandTech),
cc-smokey (CC-Team) and Ralfy (BOINC Confederation),
Derivator (Gridcoin) and respawner (,
axels (SETI.Germany) and Rudy Toody (TeAm AnandTech),
jozef j (Russia Team) and [B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland),
Administrator {11320} and bcavnaugh (Crunching@EVGA),
V0d01ey (TSC! Russia) and ReaDy (Astronomy.Ru Forum),
citerra (Russia Team) and BritishBob (,
Soderstromm (Gridcoin) and Tom Poleski (BOINC@Poland),
neon7515 (Russia Team) and Vincent Dark (Team China),
GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech) and KPX (Czech National Team),
John (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and bfromcolo (,
Dirk Broer (AMD Users) and hase (SETI-team-hannover),
kim-b-h (BOINC@Denmark) and froggen (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
sergamena (Russia Team) and LCB001 (Hardware Canucks),
Kodeks IT (TSC! Russia) and Roadranner (SETI.Germany),
Dario666 (BOINC@Poland) and [SG]steini (SETI.Germany),
genseed (Crystal Dream) and CoolAtchOk (Russia Team),
Spritex (BOINC@Denmark) and muzzdiez (SETIKAH@KOREA),
Chipotle (Ars Technica) and yuntao.chen (Team China),
Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and Paulteo (Crunching@EVGA),
DuanJiaming (Team China) and nabializm (BOINC@Poland),
Natalia (Karelia) and hoarfrost (Crystal Dream).

Thank you for attention for the project and participation!
We also grateful to ulleo on which photograph the badge based.

2019-09-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...199738 times

2019-09-19: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Maintance break #23

In next 3-4 days will be some short breaks in server working.
I need make some works in my workshop:
1. connect back up server (named "atena")to my network,
2. configure everything
3. make tests for different configurations
4. add more RAM to proxmox server
5. add more RAM for main storage "bysior".

At this moment I am making backup of every think

2019-09-19: T.Brada Experimental Grid, Downtime

Sorry for the downtime. Compiling mysql took longer than anticipated.
Not only that, But I also messed up the server so it took some time to recover.
I still need to start post-upgrade backup during the day (to not receive noise complaints) and then clean up the LVM cause now the volumes are spread over everywhere which is not good.

2019-09-18: PrimeGrid, Oktoberfest Challenge!

From September 21st, 2019 Primegrid will be running an AP27 Challenge to celebrate Oktoberfest! The world's biggest Volkfest is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, with more than six million people from around the world attending.

The Challenge starts at 11:00 UTC and ends 5 days later on 26th September at 11:00 UTC. Work units from the AP27 project, which are downloaded and completed during the challenge will count towards your challenge score.

The last AP26 was found on 17th November 2018. Can we find an AP27 during the Challenge?

For more information and discussion, please head over to the official challenge thread:

Good luck!

2019-09-17: MilkyWay@home, Multi-threaded N-body is back

Hello everyone,

We decided to once again provide support for the milkyway_nbody multi-threaded application. If you discover any issues with the new application, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we may expeditiously resolve them. Thank you all for your continued support.


2019-09-16: RALPH@Home, Rosetta Android Beta version 4.11 released for testing

The rosetta_android_beta application has been updated to version 4.11. This version uses the latest Rosetta source. Please post issues/bugs regarding this app version in this thread

2019-09-16: T.Brada Experimental Grid, PADLS TOTAL rule 51 experiment results

Over three months, more than 700,000 unique CFs ODLS were found in the project, including 5 rare groups of ODLS pairs (three and four)

Grand congratulations!

Many thanks to all the project participants!

2019-09-16: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, 5th anniversary and VERY BIG change

At the beginning I'm sorry for my poor English.
Approximately 10-15 October this year, the GoofyxGrid project will celebrate its 5th anniversary

2019-09-14: RakeSearch, Computers CPU comparison page

Dear folks!

Many computers with different CPUs perform calculations in each volunteer computing project, and a pair of results for each workunit gives information about the relative computing power of two "processor threads". Consequently, any project with data about successfully processed and verified results is a deep lake of information about CPUs. We tried to make a tool that turns this data into a more usable form and added a page with a comparison of CPU of an indicated computer with CPUs of computers that it faced during results validation.

We placed a "Compare" link in tables with a list of computers and onto the page with computer detailed description.
Comparison page contains two tables: the first table with data about the performance of a single thread and the second table with that converted into data about the overall performance of a computer considering the number of threads of computer CPU(s). Notice that most of the servers have two or more CPUs and, correspondingly, the number of threads reported by BOINC client and displayed into the table is larger than a number of threads of a single CPU in the appropriate number of times.
And, of course, this comparison is based on computing of RakeSearch application, with small consumption of RAM and usage of integer variables exclusively. But many other business workloads operate mostly with integers as well.

We hope that this data can be of help in some cases or can be interesting.

Thank you for attention to the project and participation!

2019-09-12: World Community Grid, Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Researcher Developing New Methods for Deciphering Protein-Protein Interactions

Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the primary investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, recently published a paper along with several colleagues to propose new techniques for looking at the complexities of protein-protein interactions.

2019-09-12: LHC@Home, The SixTrack team at the LHC@Home desk for the CERN open days

Dear volunteers,

thanks to those who have filled in the doodle we circulated last week:

We decided to deliver a presentation every day in the most populated time slots out of the doodle poll, i.e. on Sat. 14th Sep, between 03:00 and 04:00 PM, and on Sun 15th Sep, between 02:00 and 03:00 PM.
The meeting point will be the LHC@Home desk in R2 (building 504), at the beginning of the time slot. We will have to walk few minutes to a meeting room where there will be the presentations. We will be back at the meeting point by the end of the time slot at the latest.

Looking forward to shaking hands and meeting you,
Alessio and Massimo, for the SixTrack team

2019-09-12: PrimeGrid, World Maths Day Challenge

Announcing a new Challenge slot! To celebrate World Maths Day, and our new PPS-DIV sub-project, we'll be running a 5 day Challenge from 10th October 18:00 UTC until 15th October 18:00 UTC. Other Challenge dates are unaffected.

The Fermat Divisor search is especially designed to have a better chance of finding a Fermat Divisor. It has a limited number of candidates to check, and once they're gone, the project is over. A new Fermat Prime Divisor earns the finder a rare badge. The project has found 18 primes so far, but no divisor.

For more information and discussion, read this forum thread or join our Discord server.

2019-09-11: BOINC, Article on nanoHUB@Home

Check out an article about nanoHUB@home, a BOINC project providing computing power to nanoscience researchers around the world.

2019-09-11: PrimeGrid, World Record Generalized Cullen Prime

On 2 September 2019, 03:39:59 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Generalized Cullen/Woodall Prime Search found the largest known Generalized Cullen prime:


Generalized Cullen numbers are of the form: n*bn+1. Generalized Cullen numbers that are prime are called Generalized Cullen primes. For more information, please see ?Cullen prime? in The Prime Glossary.

The prime is 3,921,539 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 1st for Generalized Cullen primes and 21st overall.

Base 25 was one of 11 primeless Generalized Cullen bases for b ?121 that PrimeGrid is searching. The remaining bases are 13, 29, 47, 49, 55, 69, 73, 101, 109 & 121.

The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng*) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. His computer took 3 hours and 23 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. Tom is a member of the Sicituradastra team.

The prime was verified on 3 September 2019 05:15:11 UTC by Tim Terry (TimT) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 24 hours 11 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. Tim is a member of the Aggie The Pew team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2019-09-09: MilkyWay@home, UPDATE: NO Scheduled Downtime Thursday 9/12/19 Evening

Hi everyone,

The Milkyway server will be down this Thursday, 9/12/2019 starting at 4PM. The server should be back up by midnight. You will not be able to download or return workunits during this time, and the website will also be down. Any issues/questions can be directed at our email while the server is down.

- Tom

2019-09-09: MilkyWay@home, Scheduled Downtime Thursday 9/12/19 Evening

Hi everyone,

The Milkyway server will be down this Thursday, 9/12/2019 starting at 4PM. The server should be back up by midnight. You will not be able to download or return workunits during this time, and the website will also be down. Any issues/questions can be directed at our email while the server is down.

- Tom

2019-09-09: BOINC, BOINC: the planet-sized computer

Check out The 42 Question Answered By Planet-Sized Computer, an article about math research using BOINC.

2019-09-06: PrimeGrid, New Project: Fermat Divisor Search

PrimeGrid is proud to announce that we have a new sub-project, the Fermat Divisor search.

This is a variant of our other PPS (Proth Prime Search) sub-projects and is specially designed to have a better chance of finding a Fermat Divisor.

Unlike most of our other sub-projects, this one will not run forever. It has a limited number of candidates to check, and once they're gone, the project is over. My best guess is that this project will last about three months.

It uses the same badge and stats as the other PPS sub-projects, so there's no new badge. But this is probably the best chance of discovering a Fermat divisor and earning that rare badge.

For more information and discussion, read this forum thread or join our Discord server.

2019-09-06: World Community Grid, THOR Challenge Attracts a Record Number of Teams in 2019

The THOR Challenge, one of World Community Grid's largest team competitions, is back for another record-breaking season. Learn more in this article.

2019-09-06: GPUGRID, More Acemd3 tests

We've uploaded Windows and Linux apps named "acemd3". If thing go as expected, they should be the new simulation engine. They should be an improvement on many aspects, especially maintainability and compatibility with RTX.

There were a few short test workunits (TONI_TEST). Larger one should come soon. Please be patient as we iron out the details.

2019-09-06: LHCathome-dev, Updated server code

We have updated the lhcathome-dev server code to the latest BOINC server release, 1.1.

Please let us know if you should spot any new bug or unexpected behaviour.

2019-09-05: T.Brada Experimental Grid, Badges

This project has badges now!
They are based on total credit, but I did not want to be usual, so I choose thematic thresholds.

Lv. 8) Over 6204 credits.
Lv. 9) 37224
Lv.10) 197600
Lv.11) 785997
Lv.12) 2629687
Lv.13) 6873318
Lv.15) 16350666
Lv.17) 84584914
The "numbers" are number of SNDLS on the corresponding level of rule 51. The badges are assigned to Users and Teams alike and next level badge replaces the previous level.
Also the credit gain has been increased about 30% up.

2019-09-04: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 5, 2019 ( Update )

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-09-04: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 5, 2019

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-09-02: RakeSearch, August 2019 totals

Dear participants!

Autumn has come again but, summer left a lot of gifts and one of the most glorious is an apple! Badge with this symbol of summer was granted to each participant, which computers found at least one pair with the degree of orthogonality higher or equal 86 at the start of new search - in July and August.

We congratulate the following participants:

KySU and Carl-Theodor Geilhufe (HfTL - Hochschule f

2019-09-02: LHC@Home, The SixTrack team welcomes the LHC@Home volunteers at the CERN open days

Dear volunteers,

following Nils's post on the MBs:
the SixTrack team is looking into welcoming you at CERN and greet you for the CPU time you make available to us. To do so in the best way, we would like to know when you will be most likely passing by the IT stand, such that we concentrate our efforts on the time when most of you can be there. Hence, please find below a doodle that we will use to target the optimal time window:

Thanks a lot in advance, and happy crunching!
Alessio and Massimo, for the SixTrack team

2019-08-31: RakeSearch, RakeSearch R9 archive published!

Dear participants!

On About RakeSearch project page we published links on the archive of search on space of diagonal Latin squares of rank 9. We uploaded all results which contain "permutational" ODLS, all found graphs (but other graphs may be found or detected!), entire sets of results and workunits, and source code of several generations.

These results could not be obtained without your help. Thank you very much for participation and attention to the project!

2019-08-30: LHC@Home, CERN Open Days in 2 weeks!

During the CERN Open Days 2019, we will have a small LHC@home stand as part of the IT activities in building 504 near the Data Centre.

LHC@home will also be present at the ATLAS experiment site, in the ATLAS Computing Corner.

We hope that many of you will be able to visit CERN during the Open Days and would be happy to see you here!

Please refer to: Plan your visit and the list of activities during the Open days for more information about all the visit points on the CERN sites.

2019-08-29: World Community Grid, A Fond Farewell for a Founding World Community Grid Team Member

World Community Grid scientific liaison Viktors Berstis is retiring after a 42-year career with IBM. In this article, we look back at his work and forward to his plans for the next chapter of his life.

2019-08-29: Distr. Hardware Evolution, DHE suspended

Hello everyone,

Unfortunately we are having to suspend DHE until we secure funding. A big thanks to all of you who crunched for our project, the BOINC team, and a special thanks to those who volunteered with us in many ways.

All the best,

2019-08-29: RNA World, Unplanned server shut down

Dear participants,
for unknown reasons, the RNA World server shut down yesterday.
Due to the unusually high temperatures my best guess at present is that the machine has undergone a safety shut down to prevent hardware damage.
We will investigate this in more detail.
For now, after manual inspection I have managed to successfuly reboot the machine and everything seems to work fine again.
Some measures have been taken to try to reduce the temperature in the server room.
Thanks a lot to those who have reported this issue to us - fortunately, and in contrast to all other BOINC projects, our discussion forum is independently hosted from the project server such that we remain reachable even in case of a total system failure. ;-)

Liebe Unterst

2019-08-28: SETI@Home, New SETI Perspectives: "What to expect from ET?"

Richard Lawn has posted another interesting article to "SETI Perspectives". This one is titled What to expect from ET? .

2019-08-25: SETI@Home, Dan Werthimer wins 2019 Carl Sagan Prize.

Congratulations to our own Dan Werthimer for winning the 2019 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization! The Sagan Prize is presented specifically to recognize and encourage researchers who ?have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.? You can read more about the Sagan Prize and see past winners at .

2019-08-22: PrimeGrid, Upcoming REQUIRED changes to app_config.xml

If you don't know what app_config.xml is, or if you don't use it for PrimeGrid's LLR apps, you can ignore this notice. This doesn't affect you.

But if you are using app_config.xml on any of our LLR apps, we are changing the plan class of the LLR app versions, and therefore your app_config.xml won't work after the changes. For details, as well as what you should do right now, please see this message. Comments, questions, and discussion are also located in that thread.

2019-08-22: GoofyxGrid@Home NCI, Changing hosts

Since today I moved database to new server

2019-08-21: SETI@Home Beta, Down for a while...

We're configuring a new upload server that will have more capacity than the current one. (Solid state drives, for example). We're going to test it on beta first, of course, so we'll be down while the transition happens. I expect a day or two.

2019-08-21: World Community Grid, We're Switching to Email-Based Login

On August 28, World Community Grid will be switching from a username-based login system to an email-based login system. Learn what this means for existing and new volunteers in this article.