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BOINC Open Source Project Looking for Experienced Macintosh Developers
Hey Everyone,

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) system is the software infrastructure used by MilkyWay@home and many other volunteer distributed computing projects. The BOINC Open Source Project is looking for volunteers to develop and maintain the BOINC client on Macintosh. The BOINC Client and Manager are C++ cross-platform code supporting MS Windows, Mac, Linux, and several other operating systems. We currently have a number of volunteer developers supporting Windows and Linux, but our main Mac developer is winding down his involvement after many years. He is prepared to help a few new Mac developers get up to speed.

If you have Mac development experience and are interested in volunteering time to help support and maintain the BOINC Mac client please have a look at the more detailed description here: ​https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/MacDeveloper

If you are not a Mac developer, but have other skills and are interested in contributing to BOINC, the link above also has more general information.

13 Feb 2019, 16:45:59 UTC · Comment

Micromanaging CPU vs GPU Workunit Limits
Hey Everyone,

I will be tweaking some config options on the server to better improve database stability and allow for stockpiling of more workunits by GPU users.

The new workunit limits should be as follows:
600 total
200 GPU (Per GPU up to 600)
40 CPU (Per CPU up to 600)
120 total
20 CPU (Per CPU up to 120)

Hopefully you guys notice this on your end. If we notice we are running out of workunits more frequently on the server, I will increase the workunit cache a bit.

Let me know what you all think about these numbers and how it is working for you.

17 Jan 2019, 21:56:52 UTC · Comment

New Separation Runs
Hey Everyone,

Just wanted you all to know I put up some new separation runs. These runs are back to fitting 3 streams and are bundled in groups of 5. The names of these runs are:


If you have any trouble with these runs, please let me know.

Thank you all for your continued support.

16 Jan 2019, 15:48:44 UTC · Comment

Nbody release v1.74
Hey All,

I just released a new version of nbody, v1.74. This is a minor release which is backward compatible. Please let me know if there are any issues.

Thanks again,
19 Dec 2018, 18:52:14 UTC · Comment

Database Maintenance 12-18-2018 - Ended
The maintenance has ended, status is back to normal.

19 Dec 2018, 4:45:15 UTC · Comment

Database Maintenance 12-18-2018 - Beginning
Sorry for the delay to the posting. There was an issue on the server before the maintenance window. This delayed this posting. The database is going down for a brief period. I will post a message when the server is operational.

18 Dec 2018, 17:58:28 UTC · Comment

Database Maintenance 12-18-2018
Around 1 PM EST the Database will be down. This should only have the services down for one hour. Notices will be posted. On the day.

Thank you.

13 Dec 2018, 18:10:55 UTC · Comment

Database Maintenance 10-4-2018 Complete
The database is back up. There will be some extra validation as the feeder and transitioner catch up with the incoming work units. We will continue to monitor the status of the server. 5 Oct 2018, 2:14:17 UTC · Comment

Database Maintenance 10-4-2018
We will be working on the database on 10-4-2018. The database will be shut down around 12 pm EST, of 10-4-2018.

We expect to be down for no more than 24 hours.
2 Oct 2018, 20:39:08 UTC · Comment

Nbody release v1.72
Hey All,
I just released version 1.72 of nbody for linux and windows. Mac to follow soon. I have also put up some new runs. Please let me know if there are any issues.

Thank you for your continued support,
28 Sep 2018, 0:07:26 UTC · Comment

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