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2020-04-03: Rosetta@Home, Help in the fight against COVID-19!

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, R@h has been used to predict the structure of proteins important to the disease as well as to produce new, stable mini-proteins to be used as potential therapeutics and diagnostics, like the one displayed above which is bound to part of the COVID-19 spike protein.

To help our research, we are happy to announce a new application update, and thanks to the help from the Arm development community, including Rex St. John, Dmitry Moskalchuk, David Tischler, Lloyd Watts, and Sahaj Sarup, we are excited to also include the Linux-ARM platform. With this update we will continue to make protein binders to COVID-19 and related targets using the latest Rosetta source.

Thank you R@h volunteers for your continued support to this project. Your CPU hours are used not only to accurately model the structures of important proteins, but to design new ones as well. Let's band together and fight COVID-19!

More details will be available in the Discussion of this news post.

2020-04-03: Rosetta@Home, Help in the fight against COIVID-19!

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, R@h has been used to predict the structure of proteins important to the disease as well as to produce new, stable mini-proteins to be used as potential therapeutics and diagnostics, like the one displayed above which is bound to part of the COVID-19 spike protein.

To help our research, we are happy to announce a new application update, and thanks to the help from the Arm development community, including Rex St. John, Dmitry Moskalchuk, David Tischler, Lloyd Watts, and Sahaj Sarup, we are excited to also include the Linux-ARM platform. With this update we will continue to make protein binders to COVID-19 and related targets using the latest Rosetta source.

Thank you R@h volunteers for your continued support to this project. Your CPU hours are used not only to accurately model the structures of important proteins, but to design new ones as well. Let's band together and fight COVID-19!

More details will be available in the Discussion of this news post.

2020-04-02: RakeSearch, March 2020 totals

Dear folks!

Time for the totals of the past month! For 94638 workunits canonical results were computed and percentage of search completion has significantly advanced (62.988% at now). In the second half of March computers many participants found pairs with degree of orthogonality >= 86 and we congratulate them:

[AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and pi,
[AF>Amis des Lapins] chapam (L'Alliance Francophone) and TL,
KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!) and rz,
Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan (Carl Sagan) and d7s,
[AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and brm,
Brian Minear (University of Colorado, Boulder) and serg,
????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and john,
Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia) and ????,
blaircart (Sorry for Grand Ol' Partying) and Axiy,
Technik007[CZ] (Czech National Team) and KySU,
Egon olsen (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and tomo1,
Martin Skoda (Czech National Team) and kt kt,
LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone) and tholm,
Thyler Durden@P3D (Planet 3DNow!) and Moose,
Exnihilo Curatio (Crunching@EVGA) and Geoff,
EarlyBird@Zircons (BOINC@Taiwan) and Dakkar,
Roberto (L'Alliance Francophone) and yippee,
owensse (The Planetary Society) and Heikki,
joe carnivore (Rechenkraft.net) and Xawery,
Johannes Elsner (Planet 3DNow!) and arkiss,
Patrick Schmeer (SETI.Germany) and Achtung,
????? ????????????? (Karelia) and WilyFox,
http://vk.com/boinc (Karelia) and gramsey,
Frank [RKN] (Rechenkraft.net) and * Red *,
boceli (Czech National Team) and mcf2020,
ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and Delgamj,
Shaman (Czech National Team) and Phoenix,
polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and Mr. Man,
SystemViper (XtremeSystems) and gardvor,
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and Westias,
WyerByter (Stephenson Clan) and tim1988b,
[B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and Frodoger,
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and DRandolph,
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2020-04-02: BOINC, New BOINC server

BOINC and Science United have moved to a new server, running up-to-date versions of Linux (Ubuntu), MariaDB, PHP, GNU tools, Mediawiki, and so on. Thanks to Jeff Cobb for overseeing this; it wasn't easy. Let me know if any problems.

2020-03-31: SETI@Home, Final data is in the splitter queue.

As promised, we've stopped the process that puts new data into the queue today. Data distribution will continue until the files shown on the status pages are done. We'll be accepting results and resending results that didn't validate for a while.

2020-03-31: PrimeGrid, And Another SR5 Mega Prime!

On 16 March 2020, 08:21:46, PrimeGrid?s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=207494 by finding the mega prime:

207494*5^3017502-1

The prime is 2,109,149 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 75th overall and is the largest known base 5 prime. 63 k?s now remain in the Riesel Base 5 problem.

The discovery was made by Todd Pickering (EXT64) of Germany using an the United States using an AMD EPYC 7601 32-Core Processor with 126GB RAM, running Linux Ubuntu. This computer took about 1 day, 17 hours, 59 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Todd Pickering is a member of the [H]ard|OCP team.

The prime was verified internally using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 32GB RAM, running Linux Debian.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-03-31: PrimeGrid, Another SR5 Mega Prime!

On 12 March 2020, 19:16:51 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=238694 by finding the mega prime:

238694*5^2979422-1

The prime is 2,082,532 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 76th overall and is the largest known base 5 prime. 64 k?s now remain in the Riesel Base 5 problem.

The discovery was made by Chris Howell (Khali) of the United States 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 5 hours, 56 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Chris Howell is a member of the Crunching@EVGA team.

The prime was verified on 13 March 2020, 21:25:52 UTC by Yuki Yoshigoe (SAKAGE@AMD@jisaku) of Japan using an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core Processor with 128GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 1 day, 5 hours, 24 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Yuki Yoshigoe is a member of the Team 2ch team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-03-31: PrimeGrid, SR5 Mega Prime!

On 9 March 2020, 21:32:46, PrimeGrid?s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=146264 by finding the mega prime:

146264*5^2953282-1

The prime is 2,064,261 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 74th overall and is the largest known base 5 prime. 65 k?s now remain in the Riesel Base 5 problem.

The discovery was made by Wolfgang Schwieger (DeleteNull) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 6 hours, 25 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Wolfgang Schwieger is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

The prime was verified internally using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 32GB RAM, running Linux Debian.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-03-29: yoyo@home, 4 entries in ECMNET top 10 for year 2020

Congratulations to user Crashtest, Henric and nenym. Their found prime numbers are in the ECMNET top 10 for year 2020.

2020-03-29: SETI@Home, Jim_S has passed away.

We are saddened to report that former moderator and long-term friend of SETI@home Jim Scott passed away unexpectedly this morning. Angela has started a thread where people can post their memories of Jim and offer condolences.

2020-03-28: iThena, Project availability interruption

I'm planning a break in project availability.
The break may last several hours.

The break will be caused by a change in virtualization technology on one of the servers - migration from VirtualBOX to VMware ESXi.

I will probably try to migrate tomorrow (29.03.2020).

I will inform about the changes.

PS. In case of other problems, maybe they concern the forum thread?

2020-03-27: RALPH@Home, Rosetta version 4.12 released for testing. Protocols for COVID-19 and Linux ARM platform added.

This version contains updated protocols for protein interface design necessary for COVID-19 research among many additional updates and protocols added to Rosetta since the last update.

We are also happy to announce the addition of the aarch64 platform for running Rosetta on linux ARM devices like Raspberry Pi. This was made possible with the tremendous help from a team of volunteer ARM developers and specialists who reached out to the lab and took on the project to successfully port Rosetta for the linux ARM platform. We will post an official announcement as soon as this goes into production on R@h.

Please post issues/bugs regarding this app version in this thread.

2020-03-26: Collatz Conjecture, Choose Wisely

I would like to urge participants to switch to Rosetta@Home or Folding@Home (non-BOINC application but also distributed computing) to aid with Coronavirus research until a vaccine has been developed and tested. While it would be nice to solve a decades old mathematical conjecture, it would be better to do research to save lives. Please consider it. Please note that Folding@Home has both CPU and GPU applications.

2020-03-23: SETI@Home, SETI@home and COVID-19

SETI@home will stop distributing tasks soon, but we encourage you to continue donate computing power to science research - in particular, research on the COVID-19 virus. The best way to do this is to join Science United and check the "Biology and Medicine" box.

2020-03-23: GPUGRID, Doubled number of hosts

If I am not missing anything, GPUGRID volunteers doubled the number of active hosts in the last month. It may have been either due to the closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home?s covid effort.



(Credits: Boincstats)

2020-03-23: Asteroids@home, New CUDA application for Windows x64 Release

We are proud to present you the new CUDA application that was released by our team yesterday.

What's improved?
- We've Added support for latest Compute Capabilities (CC). Application was built with latest CUDA SDK v10.2 adding support for latest NVIDIA devices with Compute Capabilities (CC). This build supports CC 3.0, 3.5, 3.7, 5.0, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, & 7.5 from Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta & Turing architectures and their GeForce, Quadro, NVS and Tesla series, but does NOT supports Tegra and Jetson SoC Series devices (CC 3.2, 5.3, 6.2 & 7.2) which are not subject of interest for this project.
- Fixed issue with special Light curves which has more than 1000 points.

There is no x86 (32bit) version. CUDA 10.2 supports x64 (64bits) operating systems only.

Side effects that could be observed because of the update.
If your client shows unusual "Remaining time" for the tasks you can follow these steps:
1) Set "No new tasks" from "Project" tab for "Asteroids@Home" project.
2) Then you need to finish your recently downloaded tasks.
3) When all are done and reported to the server please reset the project with 'Reset project' button at Project tab.

We also suggest to use the latest stable version 7.14.0 of BOINC client.

And last but not least we strongly suggest users, who has CUDA enabled devices to upgrade their drivers to the latest one. For today it is 442.74 - WHQL. You will find it here: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/158759/en-us
For legacy drivers you will find drivers here: https://www.geforce.com/drivers/beta-legacy

Despite new CUDA application is release we will continue to support older devices with older drivers by the previous CUDA55 application.

I would also like to thank Georgi Vidinski who made this release possible.


Radim Van?o (FoxKyong)

2020-03-22: GPUGRID, Server disk full being addressed

I'm working to resolve. Thanks for the support :) -T

2020-03-20: iThena, Network situation related to the general state of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Today I introduced a new iThena PERF application for Windows platforms (the application works on both 32 and 64-bit systems).

Next tasks will be iThena PERF will generate real credits for users.

However, the iThena CNode application is also very important for this moment.

The iThena PERF application tests mainly the overall performance (bandwidth of client/server performance nodes) of the Internet network. The software base here is iperf3 open app.

iThena CNode is much more focused on mapping the Internet network including delays (hops). The software base here is traceroute solutions.

Due to the general situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, deviations in Internet network structures are very interesting. For this reason I strongly encourage you to participate in the project.

Measurements can also be interesting in the sense of crisis management of network infrastructure and increased use of network resources related to the situation.

In the coming days I also plan to better solve the "age-old problem of small loans".

2020-03-20: MilkyWay@home, New Runs for MilkyWay@home N-Body (3/20/2020)

Hello,

I am writing to let you all know that we have just put some new runs up:
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__1
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__2
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__3

Thank you all for your support,

-Eric

2020-03-20: iThena, iThena PERF and Windows platform - first version

I added iThena PERF (ithena_iperf) application for testing.

This application uses BOINC wrapper and is based on iperf3.

iperf3:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iperf
https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php

iThena PERF uses the computer network (internet) quite intensively.
The application can use a lot of data transfer to the Internet.
An Internet connection is required.

The iThena PERF application is available for the Windows platform.

Please perform the tests and send me the information ;)

2020-03-19: SETI@Home, New SETI Perspectives: "How did life begin on Earth and elsewhere?"

Richard Lawn has posted a new SETI Perspective entitled How did life begin on Earth and elsewhere?.

2020-03-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...233605 times - still no sign of any larger factors

2020-03-19: Rosetta@Home, Designing shape-shifting proteins

Thank you to all R@h participants who provided much of the computing used in a recent study published in PNAS describing the design of proteins that adopt more than one well-folded structure, reminiscent of viral fusion proteins.

For more infomation, click here.

2020-03-18: iThena, Current situation in the world: Networks

Hi,

Due to the current situation in the world I have a request to BOINC users.

Due to the problem of network systems usage (currently occurring overload) I would like more people to run iThena CNode application.

I plan to add a new application for Windows (32 and 64-bit). However, it will be a bit different type of application.

However, the results from iThena CNode application are very interesting for me.

iThena CNode does not use the computer network very critically.

Many thanks for your help!

2020-03-18: Universe@Home, New ULX's

New batch of ULX WU's are on server.

The work units are not so long and should finish in less then two ours on medium specs computer.

The application is compiled on 4.9 kernel in Debian 9.1.
On older kernels application will generate errors...

2020-03-17: WEP-M+2 Project, P2203:140000000 wu's (of 10000 trials each equiv.) processed!

Thanks to all the users. (Please keep crunching!)

2020-03-16: MindModeling@Home, Please Help Folding@Home Work On COVID-19

With the global community working hard to cope with Coronavirus, our thoughts are with all of those affected. We are one global community, and all of us must do what we can to address the pandemic. If you don't already, I strongly encourage all of our volunteers to contribute to Folding@Home. They are now working on COVID-19 and need all the computing power they can get. See the link below for more information.

https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/15/coronavirus-what-were-doing-and-how-you-can-help-in-simple-terms/

Thank you, and take care!
Josh Z.

2020-03-15: RakeSearch, Results of the first half of the March 2020!

Dear participants!

Two weeks of March have passed and forests, meadows, towns, and parks filled with birds chirping! Feather - the symbol of this months! And we congratulate 121 participants, whose computers found pairs with a degree of orthogonality >= 86:

[AF>France>TDM>Picardie>Oise] docmic92 (L'Alliance Francophone) and rz,
[AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone) and Dima,
[AF>Kirass>MPF] Nafrayou (L'Alliance Francophone) and john,
Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan (Carl Sagan) and KySU,
[AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and adams,
[AF>Amis de la mer]_JFC (L'Alliance Francophone) and ladmo,
[AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and kt kt,
Brian Minear (University of Colorado, Boulder) and user1,
????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and kraDen,
Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia) and arkiss,
blaircart (Sorry for Grand Ol' Partying) and rebel9,
Johnbodlis team (Czech National Team) and Wojtek,
Technik007[CZ] (Czech National Team) and Phoenix,
Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and Westias,
Egon olsen (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and zgf2022,
zelandonii (L'Alliance Francophone) and Achtung,
ejeancolas (L'Alliance Francophone) and Leonmer,
Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society) and mcf2020,
Thyler Durden@P3D (Planet 3DNow!) and FTalento,
Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone) and Solo Man,
Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book) and Sebastian,
Roberto (L'Alliance Francophone) and dadocad72,
owensse (The Planetary Society) and koronabora,
joe carnivore (Rechenkraft.net) and eric hoskam,
Patrick Schmeer (SETI.Germany) and bakerdude39,
AlexA[boinc.ru] (Russia Team) and G. C. Greubel,
????? ????????????? (Karelia) and User (Karelia),
Wabi CZ (Czech National Team) and AKolesnichenko,
Tomaseq (Czech National Team) and Bok (SETI.USA),
boceli (Czech National Team) and ABC (Team China),
Shaman (Czech National Team) and troosh (Gridcoin),
polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and raddoc (Gridcoin),
ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and JohanL (BOINC.BE),
[B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and FourOh (SETI.USA),
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and fix (Crystal Dream),
SystemViper (XtremeSystems) and ??? ????? (Karelia),
respawner (Rechenkraft.net) and KR Center (Karelia),
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and artemis8 (SETI.USA),
robbysites (Crunching@EVGA) and Werinbert (Free-DC),
Lee Hee Lak (SETIKAH@KOREA) and Derivator (Gridcoin),
Apostol Romanoff-Apostolov and axels (SETI.Germany),
Tom Poleski (BOINC@Poland) and genek (BOINC@Poland),
MechWarrior (Ars Technica) and JonS (UK BOINC Team),
Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!) and necavi (BOINC@Poland),
hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and jozef j (Russia Team),
[SG]steini (SETI.Germany) and blitzzkreeg (Gridcoin),
Roadranner (SETI.Germany) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP),
Vincent Dark (Team China) and Soderstromm (Gridcoin),
HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!),
DeleteNull (SETI.Germany) and BOINC.RU (Russia Team),
LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and LordNicky (Russia Team),
hase (SETI-team-hannover) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream),
bluestang (XtremeSystems) and Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
Stefan1 (Rechenkraft.net) and genseed (Crystal Dream),
glennpat (XtremeSystems) and Kromflame (BOINC.Italy),
muzzdiez (SETIKAH@KOREA) and Tex1954 (Overclock.net),
PrimeRib (SETIKAH@KOREA) and sergamena (Russia Team),
Nikita Yang (Team China) and Kodeks IT (TSC! Russia),
Apoctena (SETIKAH@KOREA) and shirawa@meow (Team 2ch),
nabializm (BOINC@Poland) and Spritex (BOINC@Denmark),
whizbang (Ars Technica).

As usual, statistics of the first half of the month:
March 2020 P1:
Degree 81: 1746348
Degree 82: 402612
Degree 83: 84107
Degree 84: 15550
Degree 85: 2691
Degree 86: 458
Degree 87: 75
Degree 88: 4
Degree 89: 0
...
Degree 100: 0

Thank you for donation of CPU time and attention to the project!

2020-03-15: T.Brada Experimental Grid, CoVid19 Reduction in tot5 compute work

Because of the global situation, I am disabling distribution of new PADLS tot5 workunits in an attempt to divert the compute attention to Folding@Home.
Happy spring Equinox!

2020-03-15: SRBase, GPU72 new subproject (beta)

GPU72 is a subproject for GPU Trial Factoring of Mersenne Prime. The project will be run on opencl for AMD and Nvidia cards on 64bit only.
There is still some further processing in creating all the server stuff.

2020-03-15: SRBase, GPU72 new subproject (pre-alpha)

GPU72 is a subproject for GPU Trial Factoring of Mersenne Prime. The project will be run on opencl for AMD and Nvidia cards on 64bit only.
There is still some further processing in creating all the server stuff.

2020-03-15: SRBase, base R31 Megaprime

On 16th of February, CharityEngine1, a member of the team Gridcoin has found the biggest prime 6962*31^2863120-1 ever for CRUS / SRBase for base R31. The prime has 4.269.952 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database. This makes the base to a 1k.

2020-03-13: GPUGRID, Outage resolved

Before anybody wonders: yes there was an another outage last night. Thanks for the patience.

2020-03-11: PrimeGrid, SR5 Mega Prime!

On 5 March 2020, 14:40:22 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=35816 by finding the mega prime:

35816*5^2945294-1

The prime is 2,058,677 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 73rd overall and is the largest known base 5 prime. 66 k?s now remain in the Riesel Base 5 problem.

The discovery was made by Pavel Atnashev (Pavel Atnashev) of Russia using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2660 v2 CPU @ 2.20GHz with 8GB RAM running Linux. This computer took about 3 hours 56 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Pavel Atnashev is a member of the Ural Federal University team.

The prime was verified on 6 March 2020, 21:41:36 UTC by John Hall (JH30895) of the United States using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) W-3245 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 385GB RAM, running Darwin 19.3.0. This computer took about 1 day, 7 hours 33 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. John Hall is a member of the Antarctic Crunchers team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-03-10: LHC@Home, Downtime Wednesday morning

The LHC@home servers will be down tomorrow Wednesday 11th of March from 6AM to 8AM UTC due to a database intervention.

Hence your BOINC clients may defer uploads or downloads. Thanks for your patience and happy crunching!

2020-03-09: World Community Grid, Smash Childhood Cancer Team Announces New Principal Investigator and New Project Targets

The Smash Childhood Cancer researchers are pleased to announce that Dr. Godfrey Chan, a founding member of the team, will be the new Principal Investigator for the project. The project is re-starting with two new targets to investigate in the continuing search for better childhood cancer treatments.

2020-03-08: PrimeGrid, Year of the Rat Challenge

Happy (very late) Chinese New Year! Even though the timing was awkward this year, this 5-day SR5 challenge from 12 March 06:00 UTC to 17 March 06:00 UTC will celebrate the Year of the Rat!

We've already eliminated one K-value from the Base-5 Riesel Problem this month -- will the luck of the Rat continue?

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Existential quandaries? Discuss in the forum post for the challenge: https://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=9063

2020-03-07: SETI@Home, Nebula: science goals

If we don't find ET, our secondary goal is to quantify the sensitivity of the search. Read about
some ideas about how we can do this in the Nebula blog.

2020-03-06: BOINC, Rosetta@home studies coronavirus

Rosetta@home, from the University of Washington, is using BOINC to model important coronavirus proteins.

2020-03-06: LHC@Home, LHC@home web site upgrade

The LHC@home information site on Drupal that includes the FAQ and other information about the applications running on LHC@home is being upgraded now.

Hence links to the FAQ and other information pages about LHC@home will be unavailable for a while today.

The new site will be ready later this afternoon.

-- The team