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2021-05-08: SRBase, base S138 Megaprime

whizbang, a member of the team Ars Technica found a megaprime for base S138.
The prime 2636*138^469911+1 has 1.005.557 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

2021-05-05: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 2325420 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 2325420 has terminated!!!

2021-05-05: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Friday, May 7 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Friday, May 7, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2021-05-05: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Friday, May 7

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Friday, May 7, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2021-05-03: Collatz Conjecture, Email Fixed

The email connectivity has been fixed.

2021-05-03: Minecraft@Home, OneChunk CPU Pre-Announcement (X86_64 & ARM64)

Over on the Minecraft@Home discord, Boysanic ("Boincboi"), Matt (Stronghold simulation coding), other developers and I have been discussing and planning a rollout of our first CPU application. This OneChunk project is "a BOINC project in the works. Our goal is to find all world seeds w/ at least an 11 eye portal in MC Java 1.7.10". So, if this all works out, "you'll finally be able to say you've found an 11 eye portal by yourself!"

Essentially, we are combining parts of the "SSG" (Seed-Speedrun) and 11-eye portal seed-filtering programs together to go through a large dataset. This input file is 9GB in size, but we plan to split it up into many small manageable tasks to be distributed through BOINC, which is where you come in! Going through a 320kb sample input takes a 4.8GHz Ryzen 5800 (the fastest single-core CPU) around 2 minutes, simulating and checking over 5,220 worldseeds a second. A 2GHz Raspberry Pi 4, with 64bit Raspbian manages to compute 1,370 worldseeds a second, making it around 3.8x slower but much more efficient. (45W vs 5W)

Thanks to work by other developers, I have tested and confirmed that both x86_64 ("64bit Windows and Linux") and ARM64 (64bit Linux ARMv8) configurations will work. The OneChunk 'Filter9000' BOINC application is single-threaded, but will likely have multiple tasks running concurrently on your computer to best utilize its resources and scale to your unique hardware configurations. For 'PC' requirements, we suggest Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 64bit or Windows 7 / 10 64bit, running on an CPU such as an AMD FX or Intel 1st Gen Core i5/i7 CPU or newer.

If anyone has a Raspberry Pi 3(B/B+) or 4, we would like to invite you to install the latest 64bit Raspbian on a spare SDcard in preparation. We also expect Nvidia Jetson Nano/TX1/Xavier devices with Ubuntu 18.04 64bit or newer to successfully run our Arm64 tasks, once we configure our BOINC server to provide and schedule tasks for this platform.

Please follow instructions on the Raspberry Pi website, but we suggest that more experienced Pi users join us for this experiment! OS image below:
https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspios_arm64/images/raspios_arm64-2021-04-09/2021-03-04-raspios-buster-arm64.zip

Also, check out our Forums for upcoming updates, and to see the first 25-Tall Superflat cactus!

2021-05-02: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 2577480 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 2577480 has terminated!!!

2021-05-02: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] May 1 2021 posted

MLC@Home has posted the May 1 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter!
A server hiccup, a note about possible issues on Linux with newer distributions with aggressive systemd sandboxing, and hope for a new client rollout this week!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

2021-05-02: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] May 1 2021

This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for May 1 2021
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
An overdue update this week.

First, we had a small server issue this morning, 5/1, and were down for about 10 hours until it was fixed. No data was lost, and we were able to restart with no further issues, although there may be some WUs that were marked invalid due to the unstable state of the system as it was going down, we're looking into that at the moment. It's the first bit of unscheduled downtime in long time. Fortunately we've been very stable since moving to the new server last year.

Second, thanks to an astute user, we've noticed a trend in newer Linux distributions that effects the MLC clients (as well as others like Einstein@Home and LHC). Some distributions are using systemd's sandboxing capabilities to limit the BOINC client and any project applications from interacting with the rest of the system for security reasons. Unfortunately, MLC's appimage-based clients use /tmp, which is now restricted under this new policy. We've identified this as an issue with Ubuntu 21.04 and Gentoo, and may become an issue further down the line for other systemd-based distributions. For now, there's a workaround listed in our forums https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/forum_thread.php?id=198 . The next client update will drop appimage support and thus won't be effected by the issue going forward.

We've also spent some time working on the ROCm client, and have it working with Radeon VII as well as VEGA graphics card. Unfortunately, the current client requires you to have rocm-3.9.0 installed on your system.

Speaking of the next client version, DS4 support is implemented and works, so we hope to roll out the new CPU client with some test WUs this coming week. Features include CNN (DS4) support, static linking, (no more appimage!), and some more minor fixes.

Other News
Lots of great progress on DS3, we're ~80% complete. It's nice to see some green showing up on the scoreboard. We participated in weeks 2 and 3 of the BOINC workshop, and look forward to the workshop posting the videos soon. We're looking for conferences/workshops to submit our published paper. Reminder: the MLC client is open source, and has an issues list at gitlab. If you're a programmer or data scientist and want to help, feel free to look over the issues and submit a pull request.


Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)






Last week's TWIM Notes: Apr 22 2021

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

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

2021-04-30: T.Brada Experimental Grid, ETA to resume the project

I promise the project will resume sending spt work 12.06.2021 (June 12th).

Happy Spring! Today is the birthday of Jaroslav Ha?ek [|Hashek|].

2021-04-29: World Community Grid, April Update: Smash Childhood Cancer

The researchers are deep into early analysis for several key proteins that are significant in the development of certain childhood cancers.

2021-04-26: BOINC, New virtual server for BOINCstats

I have moved BOINCstats to a new virtual server with a newer version of Linux. Since PHP is also updated some things didn't work properly anymore or threw a few warnings. I think I found most of them but if you encounter a problem please post it in the forum.

The move was necessary because the old Linux version was no longer supported.

2021-04-23: SiDock@home, Half a year, the BOINC Workshop and a move to the new server

Hello all!

Today we celebrate six months of SiDock@home. Thank you for lots of support! Let us summarize the current state:

Science. We are post-processing the obtained results and simultaneously performing virtual screening for the 5th target. With results obtained for several targets, we focus on viral proteases and are in the phase of getting physical samples of compounds for wet-lab testing. We will present the project at the BOINC Workshop on April 28. The event starts at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST / 19:00 EEST, our talk is at +00:40.

Society. The BOINC Pentathlon team selected SiDock@home as this year's Marathon project. The Marathon discipline is announced on 30 April and runs for two weeks from 05 through 18 May.

Technicals. Before the BOINC Pentathlon, we plan to move to a new physical server. The URL will stay the same. But we stop generating tasks and the project will be unavailable for 1-2 days. Also, we are implementing checkpoints as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
SiDock@home team

2021-04-22: SRBase, Formula BOINC project 23.04. 02:00 (UTC) - 26.04. 01:59 (UTC)

The project was choosen for BOINC Formula.

We have a working 3xxx GPU TF app. For the most 2 common errors on linux pls read the FAQ and how to fix it.

More work will be added soon. Good luck to everyone!

2021-04-22: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] Apr 22 2021 posted

MLC@Home has posted the Apr 22 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter!
A busy few weeks: Paper published! 2021 BOINC Workshop presentation!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

2021-04-22: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] Apr 22 2021

This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Apr 22 2021
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
It's been a very busy few weeks for MLC@Home!

On 4/14/2021, MLC presented at the 2021 BOINC Workshop. The slides are available here. The video of the presentation will be posted to youtube shortly. On 4/21/2021, we participated on in day 2 of the workshop as a member of a panel on doing AI/ML using BOINC. Videos of that should be posted shortly as well. It was clear that there's both a lot of interest in using BOINC for AI/ML, and it is also clear MLC is at the forefront of that interest.

More importantly, MLC@Home released today the first paper based on the MLDS dataset computed by our volunteers!

MLDS: A Dataset for Weight-Space Analysis of Neural Networks

In this paper, we show meaningful clustering in weight space for networks that are trained on the same data. Like any good science, these preliminary findings trigger just as many new questions as it provides answers.

All in all, as we continue to work on DS4, there's a lot of big things afoot for the future of MLC. Thanks again for the support you have shown MLC, and we hope to continue to earn your support as we move forward.

Other News
Lots of great progress on DS3, we're 75% complete. It's nice to see some green showing up on the scoreboard. We've started live streaming some coding sessions on the discord server as we work on DS4 support. Reminder: the MLC client is open source, and has an issues list at gitlab. If you're a programmer or data scientist and want to help, feel free to look over the issues and submit a pull request.


Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)






Last week's TWIM Notes: Apr 8 2021

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

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

2021-04-22: YAFU, RSS feed fixed

The not working RSS Feed is fixed now.

2021-04-21: SiDock@home, BoincWorkshop 2

From chat in BoincWorksop Day 2

"I'm seeing far fewer people interested in running BOINC and many are giving up due to too few "legitimate" projects continuing their research - too many projects have used volunteers and then stopped."

"So, we need more "interesting" projects so people can crunch them...far more people got involved with SiDock, Rosetta and WCG when they launched Covid-19 research tasks..".

Our community is on the right way ;-)

Crtomir

2021-04-21: SRBase, short outage today (done)

Need to install some new firewall updates (should take around 10min). The server is not available in this time.

2021-04-21: SRBase, short outage today

Need to install some new firewall updates (should take around 10min). The server is not available in this time.

2021-04-20: World Community Grid, April Update: Mapping Cancer Markers

The researchers continue to work on a paper about lung cancer markers.

2021-04-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...291832 times - still no sign of any larger factors

2021-04-16: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 2554176 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 2554176 has terminated!!!

2021-04-15: World Community Grid, April Update: Microbiome Immunity Project

The research team continues to analyze the enormous amounts of data generated by World Community Grid while preparing for the publication of their first paper.

2021-04-15: beefathome, Thanks to everyone!

I've been meaning to thank everyone for their contributions so far. I was blown away by how many people showed up, and so was the server, apparently. It's upgraded now and we're planning on doing more interesting programs in the future.

Oh, also, we've got a discord! https://discord.gg/pPEYEWrzJz

2021-04-15: beefathome, Project rework complete

i've just finished doing a pretty big refactor of the website and the project. it should look all nice and pretty now. the project should also work properly, which is pretty important. we're still doing prines right now, but with much longer workunits (the smaller workunits were cramming the DB full of stuff).

New URL: https://www.nodium.net/beefathome

2021-04-13: World Community Grid, April Update: Help Stop TB

The researchers welcome a new permanent team member.

2021-04-12: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1765170 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 1765170 has terminated!!!

2021-04-10: YAFU, Aliquot sequence 1607004 has terminated!!!

Aliquot sequence 1607004 has terminated!!!

2021-04-09: World Community Grid, April Update: Africa Rainfall Project

The researchers continue to publicize the project and work on making the data easy to share.

2021-04-09: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] Apr 8 2021 posted

MLC@Home has posted the Apr 8 2021 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter!
Information on the 2021 BOINC workshop next week, where we'll present MLC and release our first paper!

Read the update and join the discussion here.

2021-04-09: MLC@Home, [TWIM Notes] Apr 8 2021

This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Apr 8 2021
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
Lots of things going on behind the scenes these past few weeks. First, the Discord server is up and running, with some nice discussions starting there. We've also made progress on the next client release, getting static builds working for CPU clients on amd64, armv7, and aarch64. We've also started work on DS4, as we talked about in the last news post.

The big news this week is that the 2021 BOINC workshop is going on next week, Wednesday Apr 14th, and MLC@Home will be presenting @2:10pm eastern time. You can see the agenda and more information at main website or our local forum thread.

We have big plans for our 15 minutes. We consider this to be our chance to introduce this project to a much wider audience. Not only will we be giving an introduction to the science, we'll also be releasing the paper to arXiv on Wednesday and talking about some of the results, as well as our plans for the future. None of this will be a surprise to the people here, but those who aren't following the project will have a chance to hear what we're doing and judge us on our merits. The presentation will be recorded and posted to youtube and here.

I'm really looking forward to Wednesday, and I hope many of you can join us!

Other News
Lots of great progress on DS3. Fantastic progress, we're entering the home stretch for that. The discord server has bots for posting when new forum threads are created and monitoring No updates on Gridcoin support. Reminder: the MLC client is open source, and has an issues list at gitlab. If you're a programmer of data scientist and want to help, feel free to look over the issues and submit a pull request.


Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)






Last week's TWIM Notes: Mar 23 2021

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

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

2021-04-08: PrimeGrid, Yuri's Night Challenge starts April 11th

The third challenge of the 2021 Series will be a 3-day challenge celebrating the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's history-making venture into outer space. The challenge will be offered on the WW application, beginning 11 April 18:00 UTC and ending 14 April 18:00 UTC.

This is a relatively new subproject here at PrimeGrid, and there are currently no known Wall?Sun?Sun primes! You could be the first to find one!

To participate in the Challenge, please select only the Wieferich and Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search (WW) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section.

Questions? Queries? Quips? Discuss on the forum thread for this challenge. Best of luck!

2021-04-07: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, April 8 [Completed]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, April 8, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2021-04-07: World Community Grid, Planned Maintenance on Thursday, April 8

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, April 8, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2021-04-06: World Community Grid, OpenPandemics - COVID-19 Now Running on Machines with Graphics Processing Units

The software that powers OpenPandemics - COVID-19 has been adapted to use GPU power. This will not only help the researchers to screen more molecules, but also could help them study molecules that are more complex.

2021-04-04: iThena, Open-Source Proxmox platform as part of the infrastructure

As part of our own initiatives we use open-source software.

Such systems based on open-source model are BOINC, and Elastic Stack.

We use advanced virtualization technologies and LXC containers based on Proxmox Virtual Environment.

Following the information on Wikipedia:

Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source server virtualization management platform. It is a Debian-based Linux distribution with a modified Ubuntu LTS kernel and allows deployment and management of virtual machines and containers. Proxmox VE includes a web console and command-line tools, and provides a REST API for third-party tools.

Open-source models built by communities in a huge way are very interesting.

We encourage you to support open-source initiatives and take advantage of such environments!

Links:
https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve/testimonials/item/cyber-complex-foundation
https://www.proxmox.com/images/proxmox/testimonials/2021_03-Cyber-Complex-Foundation-runs-Proxmox-VE.pdf
https://www.proxmox.com/images/proxmox/testimonials/2021_03-Cyber-Complex-Foundation-arbeitet-mit-Proxmox-VE.pdf







Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1378668175643054080

2021-04-03: SRBase, base S676 proven / Megaprime

On 02th of March, 3DpNKyXhViXrNkzNVoTcy7VQKmKS, a member of the team Gridcoin found the last prime for base S676.
The prime 607*676^544517+1 has 1.540.957 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

2021-04-02: ODLK, ????? ?????????? ??????? ????: ?????? ? ???? 2021

???????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?? ?????? ? ???? 2021 ?.
https://disk.yandex.ru/d/upLalJ6D1mJwTA

?????? ???????? 200007 ?? ????.

_______________________________

Processed results for January - March 2021 are published.
https://disk.yandex.ru/d/upLalJ6D1mJwTA

A portion contains 200007 CF ODLK.

2021-04-02: iThena, Possible technical interruptions from April 2, 2021 to April 5, 2021

From April 2, 2021 to April 5, 2021 there will be temporary problems with access to the project.

These problems are related to the changes in infrastructure.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iThenaProject/status/1378001139858280454