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Server Update
Hey Everyone,

I pushed a quick server update overnight tonight. This will probably result in the remaining:


results being crunched to return invalid results.

The new runs I put up:


should run and validate correctly.

As a status update for the Mac client and Linux client, I am still working on them, they are just slow going. I am working on finishing up some class work before the semester ends while also working on those applications so I will keep everyone posted on their progress.

30 Nov 2016, 5:47:04 UTC · Comment

Scheduled Maintenance Concluded
Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for your patience while the server was updated to allow for work unit bundling.

This update involved a new client and server code. Since our Mac we use for builds died, we do not have a Mac version of the client built. I plan to build one this weekend when I get access to a different Mac computer.

If you notice anything weird with validation, work unit generation, database stability, or client issues, etc. please report it here. I will work over the weekend to get them fixed if they show up.

Happy Crunching,

11 Nov 2016, 18:51:24 UTC · Comment

Scheduled Maintenance Friday November 11th
Hi Everyone,

The server will be down for scheduled maintenance on Friday while we update the server and client to allow for work unit bundling. The code for this update is written and currently undergoing testing. This should allow for longer work unit times while maintaining fast crunching for single likelihood values. The result should be lower traffic on the database providing for more stability on the server while providing more work units for everyone.

I apologize for the issues we have been having recently with work unit availability and server stability. Hopefully this will be a permanent solution. If you have any questions please let me know.

9 Nov 2016, 19:42:17 UTC · Comment

Updated Server Daemons and Libraries
Hey Everyone,

I just updated the BOINC and MilkyWay@home server daemons to reflect the current most up-to-date versions available. If you notice you are still not getting work units for your GPUs or are having trouble in general post it here.

26 Sep 2016, 15:22:00 UTC · Comment

MilkyWay@home Down
Hey everyone,

Looks like the database has been down for a little over 30 hours and the boinc daemons are still struggling. Not entirely sure what happened, but I'm working through trying to fix it. I apologize for the slow progress being made, all of the major MilkyWay@home scientists, including myself are visiting collaborators in Canada and have been quite busy. I will try to get things fixed over night.



Everything seems to be working now. I'll check back in the morning to make sure everything is still working.

24 Sep 2016, 4:54:20 UTC · Comment

MilkyWay@home Version 1.38 Released
Hello Everyone,

I just released the newest version of the MilkyWay@home application (1.38). The only major change to this version is an inclusion of the newest BOINC libraries in an attempt to improve compatibility with the new graphics cards.

Mac users will still receive the 1.36 application version for the time being while we work on securing a new Mac computer to build and test on for the future.

If you notice any issues with this application please post them here.

Happy Crunching,

19 Sep 2016, 19:36:22 UTC · Comment

GPU Issues Mega Thread
Hey everyone,

I am going to spend some time specifically looking into the GPU issues for the next couple days. Can everyone please post the exact issues you are having here? This includes quotes of the error messages you are seeing and any other information you think is useful. I've been going through old forums posts trying to decide where I think the problem is and I am still unsure where the problem is.

18 Aug 2016, 15:21:40 UTC · Comment

Science Page Now Available in Russian
Hey Everyone,

One of our fellow crunchers "Shmya-2" was kind enough to take the time to translate our science page to Russian. For those of you interested in giving it a read please visit here.

Thank you Shmya-2.

9 Aug 2016, 15:15:03 UTC · Comment

MilkyWay@home Server Maintenance
Hey Everyone,

Sorry the server was down for so long. I upgraded the operating system on the server yesterday and some of the upgraded programs did not want to play nice. Everything seems to be working well now.

If you see any persisting errors on the website, or coming from BOINC please post them here.

5 Aug 2016, 11:11:25 UTC · Comment

Windows 32-bit Application Release
Hello Crunchers,

We now have an officially supported Windows 32-bit application for CPU and GPU crunching. If you have any issues with the application please post them here and I will do my best to address them.

Sorry this took so long,

2 Aug 2016, 13:10:23 UTC · Comment

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