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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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More Nbody Runs on MilkyWay@home
I've put up some more nbody runs for MilkyWay@home. Here are the names of the new runs:
If you find any problems with these runs, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you all for your continued support!
10 Jul 2019, 19:04:22 UTC · Discuss
Planned Server Maintenance
The MilkyWay@home server will be shut down at noon tomorrow (6/20). We plan on bringing it back online shortly after. If there are any problems, we will post to our social media accounts.
Thank you for your support!
19 Jun 2019, 14:40:19 UTC · Discuss
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
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