Milkyway@Home uses the BOINC platform to harness volunteered computing resources, creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.
In computer science, the project is investigating different optimization methods which are resilient to the fault-prone, heterogeneous and asynchronous nature of Internet computing; such as evolutionary and genetic algorithms, as well as asynchronous newton methods. While in astroinformatics, Milkyway@Home is generating highly accurate three dimensional models of the Sagittarius stream, which provides knowledge about how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails are created when galaxies merge.
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NewER runs for Milkyway_nbody
Sorry, there was a problem with the newest runs for nbody. I've taken them down and replaced them with these runs:
I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you once again for your support.
6 Jun 2019, 16:30:15 UTC · Discuss
New runs for Milkyway_nbody
Just wanted to let you know that a new batch of runs for milkyway_nbody were just put on the server. The names of the runs are as follows:
If you have any issues or questions about these runs, please let me know. Thank you all for your support.
5 Jun 2019, 16:40:05 UTC · Discuss
New Separation Runs
I put up some new separation runs so that we wouldn't be wasting GPU cycles while I am analysing the results from the last runs. The names of these runs are:
NOTE that these are very similar to the names of the previous runs, demarcated by only a "1" at the end instead of a "0". These runs have slightly different parameters, so it will be interesting to see whether or not they result in the same problems we were having at the end of the last runs.
If you have any issues with these runs please don't hesitate to post about it here. There are lots of great people on these forums who try their hardest to help solve these problems.
Thank you all for your continued support!
31 May 2019, 17:08:29 UTC · Discuss
[RESOLVED] Problems with Receiving Email for Resetting Passwords
It has come to my attention that there are some people who are having trouble resetting their passwords. More specifically when requesting a link to reset their password, the email with the link to change their password never arrives in their inbox or spam. At the moment, I have been able to reproduce this problem with gmail accounts and some temporary email accounts. So far, I've only been able to get my university email account to receive a password reset link. While I will continue to troubleshoot this issue, I humbly request help in this matter. If you could request a password change and tell me whether or not you receive an email with the password reset link, as well as what email type you are using (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, edu, etc.), it will help me immensely with identifying the root of this problem. I am not asking for you to change your password; I only need to know if the email arrives.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.
22 May 2019, 16:49:33 UTC · Discuss
I want to thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last 7 or so years that I have been a developer and scientist on this project. Unfortunately, it has come time for me to move on to the next phase in my life and career. Tuesday, April 30th will be my last day working in an official capacity on the MilkyWay@home project and for RPI.
Over the last several months, I have been doing my best to document and pass my knowledge down to the current MilkyWay@home scientists and developers, so I am confident you all will be in good hands.
I wish you all the best, and thank you all again.
25 Apr 2019, 18:42:51 UTC · Discuss
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