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Message 8202 - Posted: 6 Jan 2009, 12:09:01 UTC

Looking for a little more detail about what we are actually doing and who is in charge.
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Message 8283 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009, 2:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 8202.

who is in charge.

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Message 8521 - Posted: 17 Jan 2009, 17:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 8283.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.
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Message 8531 - Posted: 17 Jan 2009, 19:14:33 UTC - in response to Message 8521.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.


Thanks for the effort Travis, its appreciated.

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Message 8544 - Posted: 17 Jan 2009, 22:01:17 UTC - in response to Message 8521.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.


Nice! The NSF logo would look good there as well.

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Message 12485 - Posted: 23 Feb 2009, 4:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 8521.

Is there someway to view the completed portions of the 3D model we are rendering? The whole model? Will the model be made available for public use?

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Message 12982 - Posted: 26 Feb 2009, 20:28:37 UTC - in response to Message 12485.

Good questions ... I also would like to know that.
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Message 15366 - Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 16:18:01 UTC

Im interested to, i crunch for science but i would still like to see what im crunching. (3d model of the milky way would be nice)

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Message 16227 - Posted: 20 Mar 2009, 18:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 8202.

I think a 3D model will make it much easier for us to actually navigate through it, when that time comes.
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Message 17711 - Posted: 6 Apr 2009, 7:16:04 UTC

yes, I would like to know this

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Message 17849 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 21:22:51 UTC

Yea, I had a similar interest. It's nice to get all the technical information, but a down to earth explanation of how this will be used in the end would be nice.

Will the public ever see this model? What will be the benefits to science (in layman's terms)

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Message 19497 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 7:28:40 UTC - in response to Message 8521.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.

I read this in your publications with interest;

...the 1024 processor partition of the BlueGene
(IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer) provides a similar number
of fitness evaluations per second as the approximately
1,000 user BOINC community, access to the BlueGene is
limited and shared with other researchers. Alternatively,
the BOINC project is dedicated to the astronomy project
and operates at a fraction of the cost. Because of these
factors, we argue that asynchronous genetic search on volunteer
computing platforms is a valuable asset to scientific
researchers doing computationally intensive scientific modeling
and it is comparable with synchronous genetic search
on supercomputing environments.


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Message 19546 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 15:00:03 UTC - in response to Message 19497.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.

I read this in your publications with interest;

...the 1024 processor partition of the BlueGene
(IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer) provides a similar number
of fitness evaluations per second as the approximately
1,000 user BOINC community, access to the BlueGene is
limited and shared with other researchers. Alternatively,
the BOINC project is dedicated to the astronomy project
and operates at a fraction of the cost. Because of these
factors, we argue that asynchronous genetic search on volunteer
computing platforms is a valuable asset to scientific
researchers doing computationally intensive scientific modeling
and it is comparable with synchronous genetic search
on supercomputing environments.



And that article was written/published in July 2008. Imagine how many BlueGene's we're up to now!!!



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Message 19549 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:01:18 UTC - in response to Message 19546.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.

I read this in your publications with interest;

...the 1024 processor partition of the BlueGene
(IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer) provides a similar number
of fitness evaluations per second as the approximately
1,000 user BOINC community, access to the BlueGene is
limited and shared with other researchers. Alternatively,
the BOINC project is dedicated to the astronomy project
and operates at a fraction of the cost. Because of these
factors, we argue that asynchronous genetic search on volunteer
computing platforms is a valuable asset to scientific
researchers doing computationally intensive scientific modeling
and it is comparable with synchronous genetic search
on supercomputing environments.



And that article was written/published in July 2008. Imagine how many BlueGene's we're up to now!!!


Good point. I wonder how many thousands of active MW crunchers there are now.

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Message 19560 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:37:50 UTC - in response to Message 19549.

We've updated the main page of the project, so now you have information on our publications and related grants.

I read this in your publications with interest;

...the 1024 processor partition of the BlueGene
(IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer) provides a similar number
of fitness evaluations per second as the approximately
1,000 user BOINC community, access to the BlueGene is
limited and shared with other researchers. Alternatively,
the BOINC project is dedicated to the astronomy project
and operates at a fraction of the cost. Because of these
factors, we argue that asynchronous genetic search on volunteer
computing platforms is a valuable asset to scientific
researchers doing computationally intensive scientific modeling
and it is comparable with synchronous genetic search
on supercomputing environments.



And that article was written/published in July 2008. Imagine how many BlueGene's we're up to now!!!


Good point. I wonder how many thousands of active MW crunchers there are now.


Not just the number of users, but the CPU Opti apps, the ATI app, etc.

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Message 19563 - Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 16:41:30 UTC

And we're not even using the genetic search anymore. Travis has mentioned that the fitness numbers we've been seeing are the best he knows of.

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Message 19849 - Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 18:12:13 UTC - in response to Message 19497.
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Message 26926 - Posted: 2 Jul 2009, 16:32:32 UTC

Is it normal recently going workunits to contain three streams, two of which have exactly the same definition?
An example workunit is 91405739 where the first and the second stream in parameter_212F5_3s.txt are equal.

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Message 27482 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 0:28:17 UTC

I am a new member, want to know what are credits and what do we do with credits.

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Message 27569 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 9:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 27482.
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I am a new member, want to know what are credits and what do we do with credits.

For me it's a cartoon, imagine Whacky Races with 1.8 million contenders and you get the idea..
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