Last daily update:
2020-07-14 16:37:52 UTC
Last incremental update:
2020-07-14 22:32:20 UTC
2020-07-14 23:19:13 UTC
A few days ago, Thena CNode beta badges were frozen.
These badges were introduced in this message:
The old iThena CNode badge (beta stage) will no longer be updated.
Maybe you have suggestions for the next generation of badges for iThena CNode?
You can submit your suggestions and/or ideas in this thread in the forum.
According to the forum post:
I'm going to introduce better credit for Thena CNode tasks.
I will initially set 2 credits per task.
New settings will only be visible after a certain period of time.
The current tasks still have the old configuration. However, the new tasks will already have higher credit values.
The update of the historical "cnode beta" series badges has been disabled.
These badges will no longer be changed.
Today (June 28th, 2020) evening of the UTC time I plan a relatively short break in the availability of the iThena project.
This break will apply to all services of the iThena project in BOINC.
The break should last about 1-2 hours.
Sorry for the problems!
In the evening / night (31 May 2020 UTC time) I am planning a break in access to the system availability.
The break should last maximum 2 hours.
I implemented a new form.
This form is available after logging in at the host list address: https://root.ithena.net/usr/hosts_user.php.
Location of the link to the form ("Info Form"):
All fields in this form are optional.
There is no requirement to complete these fields.
I added iThena PERF application version 1.03 for platforms windows_intelx86 and x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.
The application for Windows requires Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Theoretically, the problem with "freezing" should disappear in this version of the application.
Please inform me about possible problems ;)
Tonight (May 9th, 2020) at night (UTC) I will be modifying the iThena database.
The project can be offline for 1-2 hours.
The iThena project is already available in the BOINCStats statistics:
Of course iThena is also available on Free-DC:
3/4 May 2020 I plan to do system maintenance (night in UTC time).
The BOINC platform will be unavailable in the network.
Continuation of topic:
Tomorrow (16 April 2020) from around ~21:00 UTC I plan to migrate the iThena system (BOINC platform modules).
For this reason the iThena project will be offline for several hours.
I am also planning to implement a new version of iThena PERF application on Windows and Linux platforms.
I will do this after the migration.
In these difficult times of crisis I would like to wish everyone the best!
Completely regardless of any problems and the current global situation, I wish you a lot of hope, faith, and the pursuit of all planned goals. Goals in private life, professional life, as well as excellent results and further satisfaction from using the BOINC platform.
In these days we should help each other at all levels. Let us fight the problems together!
Once again all the best!
Today (i.e. 5 April 2020) around 21:00 UTC I plan to shut down the BOINC server. The planned shutdown is due to the continuation of re-implementation works described in the thread: https://root.ithena.net/usr/forum_thread.php?id=42
The interruptions may take several hours. However, the server should be online in the morning of 6 April (or even earlier).
Additionally, it is planned to implement a new version of iThena PERF application. Also Linux versions (first of all: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu).
The first (test) version (v1.01) of iThena PERF is available at the address:
You can download it.
We start executing it by running ithena_perf_v1.01_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu files in the uncompressed directory:
Please help with the first tests.
The application generates a load on your computer network (standard load).
You can send questions and results (files result_*.dat and stderr.txt) to my e-mail address: lswierczewski [at] cybercomplex.net
This version for Linux should no longer be able to calculate in infinite time... New version of Windows (in progress) won't have this problem either.
Send me a message to tell me if everything is okay.
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?
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".
I added iThena PERF (ithena_iperf) application for testing.
This application uses BOINC wrapper and is based on iperf3.
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 ;)
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!
I will soon be implementing a new application ;)
The application will be called iThena NRT.
The credit problem will be solved.
The tasks for iThena CNode will be phased out.
However, there are many problems.
Initially, iThena NRT will be available as a virtualised environment (VBox/Vmware). You will be able to start a virtual system.
Of course it will also be possible to run it locally.
In addition, the iThena NRT application will require a permanent connection to the Internet.
There are performance problems in system operation.
Today / tomorrow I'll be reconfiguring the database.
Possible problems with system availability.
One of the important information in network analysis is the geolocation of network points data.
There is no generally available, one coherent database covering very precise data.
The problem is well known by engineers and researchers.
There are of course some (not perfect) solutions but often the error is big.
I will probably implement a mechanism enabling the platform user to provide location information for a given client.
This is a longer planning period.
Also remember that providing such information is only optional.
This will definitely not be a requirement.
If you have questions or concerns, I encourage everyone to discuss.
I plan to introduce a lot of changes at the beginning of January.
These changes may initially cause system instability.
I need to transport the BOINC server to another location.
It will be associated with a minimum of two longer breaks.
Probable break dates:
1) Today (29/12/2019) in the evening CET [probably several hours];
2) Saturday (04/11/2020) in the afternoon CET [probably several hours];
There are no special long breaks planned between these breaks [there may be smaller, unplanned technical problems].
I will inform you about work and possible changes.
I wish you all the best for the upcoming Christmas and a happy New Year!
Many successes, many achievements, many credits and badges in 2020!
I found problems with server performance / availability on the Internet. I will analyze the problem.
For interesting observations, please contact the forum or my email (lswierczewski at ithena.net).
Sorry for problems ;)
Today I introduced first badges for users (for beta stage).
We have three degrees of beta stage badges:
We have the following thresholds for these badges:
Gold badge for beta stage >= 0.10 total credit
(average 30030 wu at 0.00000333 credit per wu)
Silver beta badge >= 0.025 total credit
(average of 7507 wu at 0.00000333 credit per wu)
Bronze badge for beta stage >= 0.010 total credit
(average of 3003 wu at 0.00000333 credit per wu)
Only the highest possible badge is awarded.
Deadline on January 1, 2020 is probably not bad ;)
We will pre-implement this date.
Badges designed by DoctorNow (forum: https://root.ithena.net/usr/forum_thread.php?id=23&postid=200#200).
Yesterday, the iThena project started exporting statistics to external systems.
Statistics are available at: https://root.ithena.net/usr/stats/
Statistics in standard mode are currently generated every 1 hour.
By default, user statistics are not exported.
To allow statistics (user) to be exported, select the option in the profile (after logging into the iThena web portal):
Do you consent to exporting your data to BOINC statistics aggregation Web sites?
Tomorrow (November 1, 2019) I will configure database replication and modify power issues. I will have to shut down the BOINC server for a certain time that day. The website and all BOINC services will not be available.
Tomorrow (October 14, 2019) I plan to test the changes on the backend / storage side.
In the evening, from 18:00 UTC and later, serious accessibility problems are possible (the server may be offline).
In recent days I have not introduced any major changes to the system.
Yesterday and today I spent more equipment issues (infrastructure etc.).
Today, I will probably make small changes on the server. The project may be unavailable for several hours (evening hours - 07.10.2019 UTC).
I added support for ARM platforms.
All platforms require wget to be installed.
I noticed that sometimes problems may occur (I will make corrections to the implementation).
I implemented optimization changes in the platform. In addition, I added the v1.17 version of the iThena CNode application. This version of the application should work much better on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.
First news ;) Tomorrow (September 26, 2019 - Thursday) I plan to turn off the server (maximum a few hours - probably much shorter) - I need to make some changes in virtualization. Problems with server availability will be possible.