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2022-06-28: DENIS@Home, Official relaunch of the project // Relanzamiento oficial del proyecto

Dear users,
With a little delay compared to our original idea, next Thursday, July 7th, we will relaunch the DENIS project.

Over the next few days we will be updating the website and some features, so it is possible that some things may temporarily malfunction. When all the modifications have been completed we will notify you. If you see a bug before that warning, don't worry about what might go wrong.

However, if something generates doubts, you can ask us in the forums.

Thank you all for your patience.

All the best,
Jesus.

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2022-06-25: 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

2022-06-24: SRBase, SRBase 32bit apps - end of life

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

2022-06-24: 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.

2022-06-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

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

2022-06-15: BOINC, BOINC in Retrospect

Read BOINC in Retrospect, an essay on the history of BOINC.

2022-06-14: 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!

2022-06-10: iThena.Computational, [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).

2022-06-10: iThena.Measurements, [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).

2022-06-06: 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.

2022-06-02: 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.

2022-06-02: SRBase, mail system changed (in test)

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.

2022-06-02: SRBase, mail system changed (reopen)

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.

2022-06-02: SRBase, mail system changed (solved)

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.

2022-06-02: SRBase, mail system changed

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.

2022-05-27: WUProp@Home, New app for Android and BOINC 7.18

I released a new application for Android and BOINC 7.18.
This application needs you enable remote control.
If remote control is not enabled, results returned will be invalid and no hours will be counted.

2022-05-25: 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.

2022-05-24: LODA, Unplanned downtime

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

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

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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

2022-05-23: 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

2022-05-23: 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.

2022-05-22: PrimeGrid, GFN 19 Found!

On 15 May 2022, 17:29:48 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Mega Prime:

4896418^524288+1

The prime is 3,507,424 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 3rd for Generalized Fermat primes and 54th overall.

The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng) of the United States using a GeForce RTX 3060 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 24GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core x64 Edition. This GPU took about 1 hour, 1 minute to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Tom Greer is a member of Antarctic Crunchers.

The prime was verified on 16 May 2022, 19:12:23 UTC by Albert Pastuszka (User B@P) of Poland using a GeForce GTX 750 in an AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 445 Processor with 6GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 6 hours, 46 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Albert Pastuszka is a member of BOINC@Poland.

The PRP was confirmed prime by an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor with 4GB RAM, running Linux Ubuntu. This computer took about 22 hours, 17 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2022-05-20: 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

2022-05-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...356841 times

2022-05-16: DENIS@Home, Results of the second phase of application testing // Resultados de la segunda fase de pruebas de la aplicaci?n

Dear volunteers,
After this second phase of testing and with version 7, the results are as expected. We want to review some small detail in case we can reduce the number of errors that occur in clients. Currently they are in less than 0.5% of the cases and we believe that it is mostly due to situations in the client, but if we see options for improvement, we will do it.

With these results, we are ready to move on to the next phase, so we will be working on it for two or three weeks. We are preparing the experiment and working on a new version of the website, simpler but with more information about the experiments that we are going to start launching.

Our intention is to set an "official" relaunch date with the new experiment, so we will let you know in the coming weeks what day it will be.

Thank you very much to everyone in this beta phase, we will keep you informed as soon as possible.

All the best,
Jesus.

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2022-05-13: BOINC, Welcome LODA

LODA is a new BOINC project that "mines" programs - it automatically discovers new algorithms for efficiently computing interesting number sequences.

2022-05-13: LODA, LODA on BOINC started!

I'm happy to announce that LODA is now running on BOINC! If you are interested in contributing compute power to find new programs for integer sequences, please join.

2022-05-10: SRBase, BOINC Pentathlon Sprint 13-16th May 2022, 00:00 (UTC)

SRBase was choosen for the BOINC Pentathlon Sprint.

Good luck everyone!

2022-05-08: PrimeGrid, Another 321 Mega Prime!

On 24 March 2022, 17:27:33 UTC, PrimeGrid?s 321 Prime Search found the Mega Prime:

3*2^18924988-1

The prime is 5,696,990 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 18th overall.

The discovery was made by Frank Matillek (boss) of Germany using an Intel CPU with 1GB RAM, running Ubuntu Linux. This computer took about 1 day, 1 hour, 39 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Frank Matillek is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2022-05-08: PrimeGrid, 321 Mega Prime!

On 8 January 2022, 20:46:05 UTC, PrimeGrid?s 321 Prime Search found the Mega Prime:

3*2^18196595-1

The prime is 5,477,722 digits long and has entered Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 20th overall.

The discovery was made by an anonymous user of Poland using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 edition. This computer took about 2 hours, 40 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2022-05-07: NumberFields@home, BOINC Pentathlon

Welcome BOINC Pentathlon participants!

I would have posted earlier, but it was hard to reach the server after the initial onslaught. Things seem to be stabilized, at least for the time being...

2022-05-02: MLC@Home, DS3 Dataset of 1 million trained neural networks is available for download!

Hello volunteers!

Just a quick note that Dataset 3 is finally posted for download at our site https://www.mlcathome.org/mlds.html! Dataset 3 was completed a few months ago, but due to its massive size (2.25TB in all), and us emphasizing our own analysis over packaging the results for download, its taken us until now to make it available.

As a reminder, DS3 contains over 1 million trained neural networks (10,000/ea modelling 100 different automata), with a goal of analyzing how networks of the same size and shape encode similar-but-not-exact training data. Expect an updated paper soon!

We've always held that if the public is doing work for this project, then the results of that work should be made available back to the public to further science. As of right now, all of DS1, DS2, and DS3 are available to the public under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. We will do the same with DS4 when it completes.

DS3 is released via torrents due to its size. A few volunteers have already downloaded and seeded these (very large) files, so hopefully new downloads should be a bit quicker than us just serving from our singular server. The torrent files are listed on our website, and we're using the Academic Torrents tracker (see: https://academictorrents.com/browse.php?search=mlds.

Thanks again to all our volunteers! DS3 is quite an accomplishment!

-- The MLC@Home Admins(s)
Homepage: https://www.mlcathome.org/
Discord invite: https://discord.gg/BdE4PGpX2y
Twitter: @MLCHome2

2022-04-27: SRBase, short server outage tomorrow - preparing RMA (done)

I have got a confirmation from the vendor to return the broken RAM module for RMA.

There is a must to send back the complete affected KIT.

2022-04-27: SRBase, short server outage tomorrow - preparing RMA

I have got a confirmation from the vendor to return the broken RAM module for RMA.

There is a must to send back the complete affected KIT.

2022-04-22: DENIS@Home, Second phase of application testing // Segunda fase de pruebas de la aplicaci?n

Dear all,
After the second batch of simulations the result were similar: 99.5% of the simulations endend satisfactorily; 0.5% returned apparently normal but with invalid values. These results are stable enough to be able to perform a larger test. We actually need it to know if this small percentage of errors is due to something in the code or something in the clients. Currently the number of users returning invalid results is so low that it is hard for us to figure out what the difference might be.

So, we have decided to continue to the second phase with a bigger test with 45000 working units. They are already going up. We hope they don't last long on the server!

If everything goes well in this second phase, we will probably consider the beta version stable and we will start launching the projects that we have prepared.

Thank you in advance. We will keep you update of the results.

Best,
Jes

2022-04-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...352774 times - still no sign of any larger factors

2022-04-17: iThena.Computational, Easter 2022 Greetings

On the occasion of Easter we would like to wish you all the best.
The best wishes in these very difficult times for everyone.

We remember that there are many very old topics on the forum, but unfortunately lately we have a very shortage of time. We apologize for the problems and often lack of information.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1515778351016951823

2022-04-17: iThena.Measurements, Easter 2022 Greetings

On the occasion of Easter we would like to wish you all the best.
The best wishes in these very difficult times for everyone.

We remember that there are many very old topics on the forum, but unfortunately lately we have a very shortage of time. We apologize for the problems and often lack of information.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1515778351016951823

2022-04-17: MLC@Home, MLC@Home inconsistent work generation for the next few months

TL;DR: MLC is entering an analysis phase, and new work will be bursty and inconsistent for at least the next few months. Please adjust your BOINC contributions accordingly!

Over the past several months we (MLC@Home admins) have turned our attention to the analysis of the results our volunteers have contributed. With the completion of DS1/2/3, and the partial results of DS4, we're really excited to polish up some papers and publish some results. (Along those lines, look for an announcement of availability of all 5 tiers of DS3 datasets later today or tomorrow, just need to set up a torrent for 1.3TB DS3-10000 dataset).

In addition, DS4 results are larger than we anticipated and also don't require as much computation time to complete. So when we release DS4 WUs our volunteers churn through them in only a few days time while also filling up the disk space on the server. This is a great problem to have, but also forces us to be judicious about sending out work to make sure we've archived enough old results off the server to handle the influx of new results.

The upshot of all this is that we don't have the resources to both do the analysis and prepare/maintain consistent meaningful work units. So rather that just keep pushing out work that'll keep WUs flowing but has less scientific meaning (such as creating more DS3 networks just to create a bigger dataset), we'd rather just announce that MLC@Home WUs work will be inconsistent for at least the next several months. We expect to release batches of DS4 WUs every few weeks, but it won't be the constant work availability you're used to from the project over the past two years.

We realize this will cause us to lose some volunteers, but that's why we're trying to be upfront about this now so that everyone can decide if and how to allocate their BOINC contributions accordingly. We hope that you'll consider leaving MLC in your projects list and help us crunch WUs when we have them, but understand if choose not to.

A few key things to note:
Are you shutting down? . No, not at this time. Beyond the stated goals for DS4 above, we have some ideas where we would like to go in the future. But the main admin needs to spend time finishing up their thesis, so those plans will be on hold until after that is complete. If those plans don't come to fruition, then we will be up front here and actively shut down the project. We promise we won't just leave abandon it with no notice! What about all the work the volunteers have done? DS1/DS2 datasets are all available for download at https://www.mlcathome.org/mlds.html, and DS3 will be soon (via torrent). As DS4 completes we promise to make those available too at the same place.


We hope this announcement reassures you that we're trying to be good stewards of the trust and resources you provide us as BOINC volunteers. We're really excited by the science and humbled by your support since we started in July 2020, and we hope you understand as we move into the next phases of our work. As things change we'll make more announcements here and on our Discord.

-- The MLC@Home Admins(s)
Homepage: https://www.mlcathome.org/
Discord invite: https://discord.gg/BdE4PGpX2y
Twitter: @MLCHome2

2022-04-17: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 2610520 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 2610520 has terminated!!!