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Release of MilkyWay Sepearation Modified Fit v1.30
Hi everyone,

I have just released a new version of MilkyWay Separation Modified Fit. There were small changes made that only effected the integration area used in our likelihood calculations to be more consistent with previous versions of MilkyWay@home. This is just a minor bookkeeping change so no issues are expected, but as always if any issues come up please post them here.

Thank you,

Jake W.
15 Apr 2014, 16:45:15 UTC · Comment

New Separation Runs
I have started separation runs ps_separation_79_DR8_Rev_7_2_001 and 002
I will be adding some more runs to the list over the next couple of days.

Let me know if you see any errors.

Jeff Thompson
2 Apr 2014, 14:05:25 UTC · Comment

More New N-Body Runs
I have started:



28 Feb 2014, 21:07:03 UTC · Comment

New N-Body Runs
I have started a bunch of identical narrow range n-body runs. They are:



We are getting really close to a major scientific result! Thank you, and keep crunching!

12 Feb 2014, 17:50:40 UTC · Comment

Some new work units running
I started 4 runs

Let me know if they do anything crazy.


Jeff Thompson
10 Feb 2014, 16:47:06 UTC · Comment

Donation Page Working Again
The donation page is now working again.

Several users contacted me, saying that the donation page was hanging up the initial page. The group in charge of the donation system fixed the problem in under 2 hours - wow!

In any case, the donation page is live again (and you can get the fancy special contribution badge if you do...)
5 Feb 2014, 20:27:03 UTC · Comment

incoming badges
Hi Everyone,

After a very long wait, I've finally got some time to get badges up and going. Hopefully have them all working by the end of the day. Let me know if you're having any issues with them.

31 Jan 2014, 20:47:40 UTC · Comment

Happy New Year to All!!!

As we usher in the New Year, please be safe. Please do not drive and drink.

On behalf of the Milkyway Staff...


31 Dec 2013, 4:48:14 UTC · Comment

N-Body 1.40
I am releasing a new version of N-Body with some MINOR changes. There should be nothing different from 1.38 in terms of the cruncher's side. However, if you notice any problems, please post them here.

15 Dec 2013, 2:45:31 UTC · Comment

Award Badges Going Live Soon!
Hello Crunchers! We've been throwing around the idea of creating profile badges here at MilkyWay@home for a while now, but we seem to always have a more mission-critical problem to solve (coding, science, etc.) - until now! In the image below, you will find all of the badges that we will be rolling out in the next few days!

As a user, you can expect to have between 0 and 4 badges on your MW profile:

  • "Joined MilkyWay@home": This badge is awarded to everyone who crunches at least one work unit for our project, as a Thank You for helping out!
  • "Credits Earned": This badge represents the latest credit milestone that a user has passed, ranging from 10,000 (10k) to 10 billion (10B).
  • "Years of Service": This badge displays the number of years that a user has been with MilkyWay@home! (The first of these badges is acquired after one full year)
  • "Special Contribution": This badge goes to anyone who has donated hardware, money, significant expertise, or service towards the project.

Coincidentally, we've just updated our donation page to work with the existing system here at RPI :

(You can also find the donation link on the MilkyWay@home homepage)

(Please note that once the badges go live, it will take us a bit to get the special contribution badges organized - please bear with us.)

I will be building a webpage that describes these badges. Originally, I wanted to do a "Cosmic distance milestones" badge system, but I didn't have enough space to work with - So I'll put those milestones on the description page instead!

We hope that you'll enjoy the badges!

Matthew N.

(P.S.: MilkyWay@home HD wallpapers coming soon!)

[Edit: Updated image so the green 5-star badge reads "50M" instead of "50k"]
[Edit: Updated image to include more intermediate rewards] 13 Dec 2013, 21:05:04 UTC · Comment

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