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ABC@home

FAQ: ABC@home
Title: ABC@home
Author: Jorden
Views: 55444
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English Dutch
Created: 28/12/2006 23:22:18
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 08:17:41

Contents:

The ABC conjecture involves abc-triples: positive integers a,b,c such that a+b=c, a < b < c, a,b,c have no common divisors and c > rad(abc), the so-called radical of abc. The ABC conjecture says that there are only finitely many a,b,c such that log(c)/log(rad(abc)) > h for any real h > 1. The ABC conjecture is currently one of the greatest open problems in mathematics. If it is proven to be true, a lot of other open problems can be answered directly from it.

Why should I join?
The ABC conjecture is one of the greatest open mathematical questions, one of the holy grails of mathematics. It will teach us something about our very own numbers. Furthermore, the application of ABC@home is tiny, secure and stable, we like to keep things simple.

Main page and Attach to link http://abcathome.com/
 

Almeregrid Testgrid

FAQ: Almeregrid Testgrid
Title: Almeregrid Testgrid
Author: Jorden
Views: 49079
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 13/04/2008 12:41:50
Last Modified: 13/04/2008 12:41:50

Contents:

This is the Boinc test Grid of AlmereGrid. The goals is to experiment with Boinc test applications and new Boinc versions, before they are put on the main Grid.

For more information: http://AlmereGrid.nl

Main project URL: http://server1.almeregrid.nl/testgrid/
Project Status: Alpha.
Account creation is open (through BOINC Attach wizard).
 

Aqua@Home

FAQ: Aqua@Home
Title: Aqua@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 45372
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 12/12/2008 00:48:15
Last Modified: 13/12/2008 20:40:22

Contents:

D-Wave's AQUA (Adiabatic QUantum Algorithms) is a research project whose goal is to predict the performance of superconducting adiabatic quantum computers on a variety of hard problems arising in fields ranging from materials science to machine learning. AQUA@home uses Internet-connected computers to help design and analyze quantum computing algorithms, using Quantum Monte Carlo techniques. You can participate by running a free program on your computer.

AQUA@home is based at D-Wave Systems Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.


Main page URL: http://aqua.dwavesys.com/index.php
Project status: Alpha. Account creation is open.
 

BOINC Alpha Test

FAQ: BOINC Alpha Test
Title: BOINC Alpha Test
Author: Jorden
Views: 54892
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 13/12/2006 15:16:05
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 15:16:05

Contents:

Testing the new BOINC software. On invitation only.

Useful links: Boinc Alpha Test.
When testing the software and you have an account, use http://isaac.ssl.berkeley.edu/alpha to attach with.

Communication happens mainly through the Alpha email list
 

BURP

FAQ: BURP
Title: BURP
Author: Jorden
Views: 54420
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 13/12/2006 15:12:49
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 15:12:49

Contents:

BURP aims to develop a publicly distributed system for rendering 3D animations.

Currently this is a pre-alpha project which means that you can only periodically upload your own animations for rendering.

Not all uploaded sessions will actually be rendered - and sometimes you will not even be able to contact the schedulers. Please note that this project is still in its testing phase and does not yet provide the security and stability of a full-blown BOINC project.

Main forums
Main page and attach to link: http://burp.boinc.dk/
 

Chess960@Home

FAQ: Chess960@Home
Title: Chess960@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54874
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English Dutch
Created: 16/12/2006 01:59:06
Last Modified: 16/12/2006 01:59:06

Contents:

Project is in Alpha stage. Account creation is open.

Chess 960 is a variant of orthodox chess. In classical chess the starting position of the game never changes.

The idea of this variant goes back to the former World Champion Bobby Fischer, therefore it is also called Fischer chess or Fischer Random Chess. But only the randomized initial chess position depends on chance not the result of the game.

In Chess 960, just before the start of every game, the initial configuration of the chess pieces is determined randomly, that means that the king, the queen, the rook, the bishop and the knight are not necessarily placed on the same home squares as in classical chess. There are 960 distinguishable starting positions, if we take into account some constraints: the king is placed somewhere between the two rooks to allow castling. Now try to memorize opening moves for 960 different initial configurations. Quite impossible!

That is why the aspect of a well memorized theory about chess opening move sequences is less important, what counts is the chess game itself, just in a different way. But, of course, those who are good players in classical chess have all their chances in chess 960, too, because the knowledge about position analysis, tactics and occupation strategy of the chess board applies here as well, just for different positions.

Chess 960 is also interesting for orthodox chess lovers because the initial configuration 518 is the starting position of classical chess.

Mathematically, orthodox chess is only a (small) part of chess960.


Message Boards
Help Desk

Main page and Attach to link: http://www.chess960athome.org/alpha/
 

Climate Prediction

FAQ: Climate Prediction
Title: Climate Prediction
Author: Jorden
Views: 54499
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English Dutch
Created: 13/12/2006 15:22:51
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 15:22:51

Contents:

Project is in Open status with account creation enabled.

The climateprediction.net project comprises three separate experiments - one to explore the model we are using, the second to see how well the models replicate past climate and the third to finally produce a forecast for 21st century climate. Each model that we distribute will be used for all three experiments. Each model distributed is unique, and differs from all the others in three ways: the initial conditions it is started from, the attributes which force it to be in one particular climate state and the parameters which make up the actual model.

Parameters

Every climate model has to make a number of approximations, called parameterisations. To read more about these, click here. Basically this means that there are numbers in the model which are given a certain, fixed value, but this value is not known for sure and a range of values could be equally realistic. The experiments will investigate the effect on the modelled climate of varying the value of 20 of the most poorly understood parameters in the model - such as the relationship between the number of raindrops in a cloud and how much it actually rains (to see what they are, click here). It is possible that some combinations of parameters may replicate the past climate equally well, but produce widely different forecasts for what might happen in the future. Some combinations of parameters will not work at all, produce a completely unrealistic climate ( for example an Earth that boils or freezes, or oscillates between very hot and very cold every couple of years) and probably crash the model. It is not possible for us to tell beforehand what these combinations will be.
Forcing
Some things which you do not think of as part of the climate nevertheless have a huge effect on the climate - such as volcanoes (after Pinatubo erupted in 1991 the ash it spewed out affected the climate for several years), solar activity and, of course, the composition of the atmosphere. We call these things forcing mechanisms, as, when they change, they force the climate to change.

Initial Conditions

'The flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil can set off a tornado in Texas'. This famous quote sums up the fact that very small differences in what is going on in the world now can have huge effects on what happens in the future. As we cannot have perfect knowledge about what is going on now (down to the scale of individual butterflies) this means that, to produce a complete forecast of everything that might happen in the future, we need to take into account everything that might be happening now. To do this, we need to use a range of starting, or initial, conditions for our models when we start running them to make a climate forecast.


More information can be found at the Quick FAQ and the Strategy.

Forums:
CPDN phpBB forums
CPDN BOINC based forums, Main Boards.

Main page http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/
Attach to link http://climateprediction.net/
 

Climateprediction.net Beta

FAQ: Climateprediction.net Beta
Title: Climateprediction.net Beta
Author: Jorden
Views: 51987
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 21/01/2008 17:10:47
Last Modified: 21/01/2008 17:10:47

Contents:

The testing project for CPDN.

About CPDN Beta

Climateprediction.net is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.

Main page: http://cpdnbeta.oerc.ox.ac.uk/
Project status: Beta
Account creation: Open. (If you were part of the old CPDN Beta, you need to re-register on this one).
 

Collatz Conjecture

FAQ: Collatz Conjecture
Title: Collatz Conjecture
Author: Jorden
Views: 50576
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 23/02/2008 19:53:45
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 08:15:33

Contents:

Collatz Conjecture is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in mathematics, specifically testing the Collatz Conjecture also known as 3x+1 or HOTPO (half or triple plus one). You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

Collatz Conjecture is based in Wood Dale, Illinois, USA and continues the work of the previous 3x+1@home BOINC project which ended in 2008. It can run on an nVidia GPU, ATI GPU, or CPU.

Main project URL: http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/
Account creation is open.

System Requirements
* Computer running Windows or Linux
* Catalyst 8.12 or later drivers for ATI GPU processing and a CAL 1.3 capable GPU
* nVidia 190.38 or later drivers for nVida/CUDA GPU processing and a CUDA capable GPU
* For ATI GPU processing, BOINC 6.10.10 or higher is recommended.
* For MAC OS X CUDA processing, BOINC 6.10.29 is recommended with CUDA toolkit and drivers 2.2 or later.
 

Cosmology@Home

FAQ: Cosmology@Home
Title: Cosmology@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 52228
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 25/10/2007 22:29:38
Last Modified: 25/10/2007 22:29:38

Contents:

Dear friends, supporters and visitors -

Cosmology@Home is being developed by my group at the University of Illinois to enable participants to contribute actively to front-line research in precision cosmology by donating their CPU time.

The goal of Cosmology@Home is to search for the model that best describes our Universe and to find the range of models that agree with the available astronomical and particle physics data. In order to achieve this goal, participants in Cosmology@Home (i.e. you!) will compute the observable predictions of millions of theoretical models with different parameter combinations. We will use the results of your computations to compare all the available data with these models. In addition, the results from Cosmology@Home can help design future cosmological observations and experiments, and prepare for the analysis of future data sets, e.g. from the Planck spacecraft.

Each work package simulates a Universe with a particular geometry, particle content, and "physics of the beginning." It produces predictions of the observable properties of the Universe which we can then compare to:

1) the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background (observed from space by the WMAP and soon the Planck spacecraft, as well as from ground based and balloon based experiments),
2) the large scale distribution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies,
3) measurements of the current expansion speed of the Universe by the Hubble space telescope,
4) the acceleration of the Universe as measured by observations of supernova explosions,
5) observations of primordial element abundances in distant gas clumps, and
6) gravitational lensing data, when it becomes available.

At this point the project is in the testing and developing phase and has not yet been launched officially. In fact there are no links to this page other than those created by people who found our test implementation looking for BOINC projects on the central server or using search engines such as Google.

As we are preparing to go live publicly, we are also developing a web site that will go behind the scenes of Cosmology@Home and our research, explaining the meaning of the cosmological parameters. We will release this website at the official launch of Cosmology@Home.

Our research group is involved in several areas of theoretical and phenomenological cosmology: the earliest instants of time, when the Universe formed, the cosmic microwave background, the cosmic dark ages, structure formation, dark matter and dark energy as well as the development and adaptation of mathematics, statistics and computation to advance the state of cosmology. We expect that we will eventually be offering several kinds of computations to participate in. All of these computations will contribute directly to forefront research projects in cosmology the Wandelt group in the Physics and Astronomy departments of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that my group and I have been floored by the level of community enthusiasm we have received as a result of even this unadvertised and bare test version of Cosmology@Home. This made us realize the potential of Cosmology@Home as a way to connect our research group with people who are enthusiastic (or at least curious!) about cosmology, astrophysics and computing in the world at large. So I think it is appropriate to set ourselves an additional goal for Cosmology@Home: beyond being an opportunity for active public participation in our research program C@H should also provide the opportunity for everyone to help understand the exciting research they are contributing to.

As a further incentive for people to participate we are considering offering the Cosmology@Home Prize for the owner of the computer that calculated the model that best fits the data as of the 31st of December 2008. We will acknowledge you by your real name in one of our research publications (of course, only if you grant us permission to use your name - if you will not, we will pass the prize on to the contributor of the second best model and so on). Please let us know if this sounds like an attractive idea to you.

We are looking forward to your feedback on this and all other aspects of the project. Do not hesitate to contact us, either by e-mail or using the message boards related to Cosmology@Home.

All the best,

Ben Wandelt
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


For other explanations on what this project does, check these links:
Description by Ben Wandelt
Code for Anisotropies in the Microwave Background (CAMB)

Main page: http://www.cosmologyathome.org/index.php
Status: Beta, account creation is open.
 

Docking@Home

FAQ: Docking@Home
Title: Docking@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54303
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 22/09/2007 03:36:00
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 08:31:39

Contents:

Docking@home is a collaborative project that aims to accomplish both bioscience and computer science goals. From the bioscience point of view, the project aims to further knowledge of the atomic details of protein-ligand interactions and, by doing so, will search for insights into the discovery of novel pharmaceuticals.

From the computer science point of view, this project aims to extend volunteer computing to enable adaptive multi-scale modeling of the docking applications: different models that represent the same phenomena in nature with different level of accuracy and resource requirements will be chosen at run-time based on results collected so far and characteristics of the protein-ligand complex.

Docking@home involves collaboration among the University of Texas - El Paso, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and the University of California - Berkeley and is powered by BOINC. Docking@home is part of the DAPLDS project (or Dynamically Adaptive Protein-Ligand Docking System project) and is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Learn More about the science and computer science behind the Docking@Home project.


Main page and attach to link http://docking.cis.udel.edu/

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X /Intel, /PowerPC; MS Windows (/x86), /x86_64
 

DrugDiscovery@Home.com

FAQ: DrugDiscovery@Home.com
Title: DrugDiscovery@Home.com
Author: Jorden
Views: 41237
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 11/10/2009 13:26:18
Last Modified: 11/10/2009 13:26:18

Contents:

DrugDiscovery@Home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to model the behavior of leading compounds that could be developed into new medicines. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

DrugDiscovery@Home is in an early alpha phase and does not have a formal relationship with academia or the pharmaceutical industry.

Project Drupal URL: http://drugdiscoveryathome.com/index.php
Project main URL: http://boinc.drugdiscoveryathome.com/index.php

Account creation: Invitation code only.
Project status: Alpha.
 

Einstein@Home

FAQ: Einstein@Home
Title: Einstein@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 55595
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 22/09/2007 04:44:35
Last Modified: 17/03/2010 07:28:24

Contents:

Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer’s idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.

Einstein@Home is currently searching the most sensitive 840 hours of data from LIGO’s first science run at design sensitivity (S5).


Account creation is open.

Main page and attach to link http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/.

Platforms: Linux /x86;
Mac OS X on Intel, on PPC;
Windows /x86,
GPU CUDA hybrid with CPU.
 

Enigma@Home

FAQ: Enigma@Home
Title: Enigma@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 51889
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 15/10/2007 11:10:28
Last Modified: 15/10/2007 11:10:28

Contents:

Enigma@Home is a wrapper between BOINC and Stefan Krah's M4 Project. 'The M4 Project is an effort to break 3 original Enigma messages with the help of distributed computing. The signals were intercepted in the North Atlantic in 1942 and are believed to be unbroken.'

More information.

Main page: http://www.enigmaathome.net/
Project Status: Alpha
Account creation is open.
 

GPUGRID

FAQ: GPUGRID
Title: GPUGRID
Author: Jorden
Views: 52199
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 12/06/2007 15:58:55
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:09:28

Contents:

GPUGRID.net is a novel distributed supercomputing infrastructure made of many NVIDIA graphics cards joined together to deliver high-performance all-atom biomolecular simulations. The molecular simulations performed by our volunteers are some of the most common types performed by scientists in the field, but they are also some of the most computationally demanding and usually require a supercomputer.
Running GPUGRID on GPUs innovates volunteer computing by delivering supercomputing class applications on a cost effective infrastructure which will greatly impact the way biomedical research is performed.

Main page: http://www.gpugrid.net/
Status: Beta. Account creation is open.

System requirements
-OS:
o Windows 32/64-bit
o Linux 64-bit

-Graphics card:
o (one or more)Recommended: Geforce GTX 275-280-285-295, Tesla10
o Supported: Read this thread.
 

Hydrogen@Home

FAQ: Hydrogen@Home
Title: Hydrogen@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 52036
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 23/03/2008 18:03:40
Last Modified: 23/03/2008 18:03:40

Contents:

Hydrogen@Home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in Hydrogen Production. When the project reaches Production Phase, you can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

Hydrogen@Home is an emerging BOINC project in need of volunteers. Hydrogen@Home is not affiliated with any research Institute or University.

My hypothesis is whether computer simulations can model the interactions of small molecules to predict catalytic interactions and whether this type of simulation can reveal previously uncharacterized catalysts from a library of protein structures. The foundation of this hypothesis are the simulations used to identify enzyme inhibitors, as demonstrated by FightAids@Home. However finding enzyme catalytic interactions is quite different.

For one thing, the most plausible way of modeling this interaction must be between a reaction's transition state and the active site which also distorts during the reaction. How all these interactions can be modeled is a mystery to me, so it may be a long time before this project is able properly screen the Protein Database.


Main page: http://hydrogenathome.org/
Status: Alpha. Account creation is open.
 

IBERCIVIS

FAQ: IBERCIVIS
Title: IBERCIVIS
Author: Jorden
Views: 49569
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 08/04/2008 22:04:50
Last Modified: 08/04/2008 22:04:50

Contents:

Public alpha version.

I think, if I understand the Google translation correctly that this project looks for a way to set up a Magnetic Confinement Fusion reactor. See this Wikipedia page for an explanation on that.

Main page: http://www.ibercivis.es/ (Spanish)
Project page: http://registro.ibercivis.es/
Project Status: Alpha.
Account creation open.
 

Lattice Project

FAQ: Lattice Project
Title: Lattice Project
Author: Jorden
Views: 51495
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 12/06/2007 15:50:41
Last Modified: 12/06/2007 15:50:41

Contents:

Here are some of the projects and analyses being run on Lattice.

* The Edwards laboratory is using the HMMPfam service to compute Pfam assignments for all bacterial, plasmid, and virus protein sequences from Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, GenBank, RefSeq, and TIGR's CMR, plus an inclusive set of all plausible Glimmer predictions from RefSeq bacterial genomes. These protein sequences, and their Pfam assignments, are used in the Rapid Microorganism Identification Database (www.RMIDb.org). The HMMPfam service is also being used as a model for "data-heavy" bioinformatics applications on the Lattice Grid infrastructure, a collaboration between the Cummings and Edwards laboratories.

* The Cummings Laboratory is using gsi to assess the performance of the statistic in a variety of situations.

* Maile Neel and Joanna Grand are using Marxan to quantify the effects of poor and incomplete data on the ability to capture biological diversity in nature reserves.

* The Laboratory of David Fushman is running protein:protein docking algorithms on Lattice. When driven by experimentally derived constraints, these will help in modeling the structures of large multi-subunit proteins, and the interactions of such proteins with various ligands. CNS is the featured Grid service in this project.

* Floyd Reed and Holly Mortensen from the Laboratory of Sarah Tishkoff have run a number of MDIV and IM simulations through The Lattice Project. These are studies in molecular population genetics that seek to use DNA sequence polymorphism to estimate the times of divergence and migration rates among ethnically diverse human populations in Africa.

Source with links.

Main page: http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/
Status: Open. Account Creation is open.
 

Leiden Classical

FAQ: Leiden Classical
Title: Leiden Classical
Author: Jorden
Views: 53543
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 13/12/2006 20:54:29
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 20:54:29

Contents:

Leiden Classical is a project that tries to build a Desktop Computer Grid dedicated to general Classical Dynamics for any scientist or science student.

In physics, classical mechanics is one of the two major sub-fields of study in the science of mechanics, which is concerned with the set of physical laws governing and mathematically describing the motions of bodies and aggregates of bodies. The other sub-field is quantum mechanics.

The term classical mechanics was coined in the early 20th century to describe the system of mathematical physics developed in the 400 years since the groundbreaking works of Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo, but before the development of quantum physics and relativity. Therefore, some sources exclude so-called "relativistic physics" from that category. However, a number of modern sources do include Einstein's mechanics, which in their view represents classical mechanics in its most developed and most accurate form. The initial stage in the development of classical mechanics is often referred to as Newtonian mechanics, and is associated with the mathematical methods invented by Newton himself, in parallel with Leibniz, and others. This is further described in the following sections. More abstract, and general methods include Lagrangian mechanics and Hamiltonian mechanics. While the terms classical mechanics and Newtonian mechanics are usually considered equivalent, the conventional content of classical mechanics was created in the 19th century and differs considerably (particularly in its use of analytical mathematics) from the work of Newton.

Account creation is open.

Main page and attach to link http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/
 

LHC@Home

FAQ: LHC@Home
Title: LHC@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54516
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 04/09/2007 18:27:38
Last Modified: 04/09/2007 18:27:38

Contents:

LHC@Home is a project that tests out if the Large Hadron Collider that is being built will work as planned. If you want to read more about LHC, please start here

The project is at present being moved to other servers and therefore irregularly up.

Main page: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/
Status: Alive with irregular work. Account Creation is open.
 

Malaria Control

FAQ: Malaria Control
Title: Malaria Control
Author: Jorden
Views: 53375
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 24/04/2008 19:52:13
Last Modified: 24/04/2008 19:52:13

Contents:

The malariacontrol.net project is an application that makes use of network computing for stochastic modelling of the clinical epidemiology and natural history of Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

Simulation models of the transmission dynamics and health effects of malaria are an important tool for malaria control. They can be used to determine optimal strategies for delivering mosquito nets, chemotherapy, or new vaccines which are currently under development and testing.

Such modeling is extremely computer intensive, requiring simulations of large human populations with a diverse set of parameters related to biological and social factors that influence the distribution of the disease.

The Swiss Tropical Institute has developed a computer model for malaria epidemiology and harnessed its in-house PC capacity, about 40 machines, to do preliminary studies. But far more computing power is required to validate such models and to adequately simulate the full range of interventions and transmission patterns relevant for malaria control in Africa.

This is why MalariaControl.net has been created - to harness the volunteer computing power of thousands of people around the world, to help improve the ability of researchers to predict, and hence control, the spread of malaria in Africa.

Based on prior experience, it is expected that the MalariaControl.net application will complete in a few months - using thousands of volunteer PCs - a volume of computing that would normally take up to 40 years to complete on the computing power otherwise available to the scientists who developed the application.

Also based on prior experience, most of this volunteer computing power will come from the developed world - North America and Europe in particular. However, it is a main objective of AFRICA@home to involve African Universities and institutions in developing and running the applications that will run on the volunteer computers.


More on Malaria
More on MalariaControl.net

Main page and attach to link http://www.malariacontrol.net/.
Project status: Production. Account creation is open.
 

Milkyway@Home

FAQ: Milkyway@Home
Title: Milkyway@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 51501
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 05/10/2007 22:39:50
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 08:49:22

Contents:

Milkyway@home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in modeling and determining the evolution of the Milkyway galaxy.

Galaxies are ever evolving systems that can provide insight into how the universe came to be what it is now. One thing we have learned about galaxies is that they often merge into larger galaxies. We know this because we can observe it (e.g. here and here). However, there is only so much you can learn by looking at these mergers since we only see a two dimensional projection. Therefore, we are going to study the Milkyway since it is the only galaxy where we can study in all three dimensions. We are also in luck for in 1994 Rodrigo Ibata discovered that the Milkyway was currently merging with another galaxy: the Sagittarius (Sgr) Dwarf Ellipsoidal Galaxy. Due to its relative small size compared to the Milkyway, the Sgr dwarf is being tidally disrupted. This means that due to the Milkyway's much stronger gravitational force the Sgr dwarf is being ripped apart and drawn out into long tidal streams that lead and follow the actual core of the Sgr dwarf.

You can see a simulation of this disruption and get a better understanding of it here. This tidal debris gives us a unique insight into our Galaxy. In general, we can only tell where a star is and where it is going. However, by studying these streams we can see where the stars were. In this way streams leave a map that allow us to be able to study the gravitational potential of the Milkyway. Also, since the potential is an estimated 90% due to dark matter we will be able to get a good handle on the distribution of the dark matter within the Milkyway.

It is this tidal debris that we be studying using Milkyway@home. We have developed a method to be able to isolate and determine the properties of this debris. We also do not plan to limit ourselves to simply studying known streams (this will be the first step though), but to also be able to discover/study new pieces of tidal debris.


Project site http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/
Project status: Alpha. Account creation open.

GPU ATI and nVidia applications available. Might be necessary to use the anonymous platform. See their Number Crunching forums for more information.
 

MindModeling@Home

FAQ: MindModeling@Home
Title: MindModeling@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 49542
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 28/01/2008 22:33:51
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 08:52:31

Contents:

Motivation Behind MindModeling@Home

As the computational cognitive modeling community has become more ambitious, it have begun to exceed all but the most impressive of local computer processor resources, thereby restricting the breadth and depth of the research questions that can be studied with cognitive models. Distributed, volunteer computing is an attractive and innovative means of overcoming this limitation. This project researches ways to leverage the vast resources of volunteer computing nodes across the internet for the cognitive modeling community. This would provide an enormous resource for deep exploration of cognitive theories for academic, commercial and defense researchers alike.

Project URL: http://mindmodeling.org/beta/
Project Status: Temporarily on hold.
 

Orbit@Home

FAQ: Orbit@Home
Title: Orbit@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54208
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 31/05/2008 09:20:54
Last Modified: 25/06/2008 11:59:29

Contents:

Orbit@home is a project based on BOINC and ORSA, monitoring the orbit of all the asteroids passing near the Earth. Every time a new asteroid is discovered or re-observed, the orbit of the asteroid is updated and propagated in future to check for possible impacts with the Earth.

As bigger and better telescopes are built, the number of orbits to update every day increases, so more computing power is needed in order to do it. It is at this point that the distributed computing philosophy enters and helps doing the work. The basic idea is the following: each different client can work with the data relative to a single asteroid, because there is no correlation between asteroids (excluding extremely rare cases, like asteroid-asteroid impact or gravitational perturbation; both these cases can be handled in an improved version of orbit@home). If the number of clients available is greater than the number of orbits to update (times a redundancy factor), it is possible in principle to update all the orbits in the same time needed by a single computer to update a single orbit. This is what makes the orbit@home project so appealing.

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We're pleased to announce that this project has been selected for funding by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Our proposal was submitted in response to the Applied Information Systems Research (AISR) element of the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science 2006 solicitation. Approximately 160 proposals were submitted in response to this solicitation, representing a potential over-subscription of the nominal budget by more than a factor of six.

This funding will provide partial support for this project for the next three years, allowing us to acquire the required computer hardware and to get started with the software development, focusing on two Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) research areas:
1) develop a search strategy for NEAs surveys that maximizes the volume covered in the space of the orbital elements of the NEAs;
2) demonstrate the applicability and advantages of using distributed computing to monitor the impact hazard posed by NEAs to the Earth.


The project is in advanced beta stage.
Account creation is Open.

Main page http://orbit.psi.edu/oah
For project news and results, visit: http://orbit.psi.edu/
 

Pirates@Home

FAQ: Pirates@Home
Title: Pirates@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54198
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 22/09/2007 04:50:01
Last Modified: 22/09/2007 04:50:01

Contents:

Pirates@Home is just a test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. Our current goal is to test and possibly modify the BOINC forum code for use by an unrelated (to BOINC, anyway) project called Interactions in Understanding the Universe (I2U2). We welcome anybody who wants to help out with this project, either by running workunits (when there are any) or trying out the forum and server software. In any case, it is important that you always keep in mind that we are not actually doing any production computing for that or any other scientific project. (At least not yet.)

Read more on its Primary Research Goals.

Project is open to all who are crazy enough to come along and don't expect work or credits every day. :)

You may expect to be hit by an invitation code. Use the search option on the Pirates site to search for old invitation codes. The Captain switches between using invitation codes or not when he feels like it. So it’s difficult for me to say when that is. If you don’t get an invite code, good. :-)

Main page and attach to link http://pirates.spy-hill.net/

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X Intel, PPC; Windows /x86, /x86-64
 

Pizza@Home

FAQ: Pizza@Home
Title: Pizza@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 52139
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 19/09/2007 22:52:45
Last Modified: 19/09/2007 22:52:45

Contents:

A fun project only. Don't take it serious. :-)

Pizza@Home is a non-scientific project for Pizza lovers all over the world. We have tried to make it scientific but the work units keep getting eaten before they can be distributed to people so you have to bring your own work.

Pizza@Home is not affiliated with any Research Institute or University, just have fun eating Pizza.

Main page: http://www.rays-place.com/pizza/
Project status: For fun only.
Account creation is open.
 

POEM@Home

FAQ: POEM@Home
Title: POEM@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 50307
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 18/10/2007 23:52:59
Last Modified: 18/10/2007 23:52:59

Contents:

Proteins are the nanoscale machinery of all the known cellular life. Amazingly, these large biomolecules with up to 100,000 atoms fold into unique three-dimensional shapes in which they function. These functions include all cellular chemistry (metabolism), energy conversion (photosynthesis) and transport (oxygen transport), signal processing in the brain (neurons), immune response and many others, often with an efficiency unmatched by any man-made process. Protein malfunction is often related to diseases and thousands disease-related proteins have been identified to date, many with still unknown structure. To understand, control or even design proteins we need to study protein structure, which is experimentally much harder to obtain than the information about the chemical composition (sequence) of a specific protein.

By joining this project you will contribute to a computational approach to

predict the biologically active structure of proteins

understand the signal-processing mechanisms when the proteins interact with one another

understand diseases related to protein malfunction or aggregation

develop new drugs on the basis of the three-dimensions structure of biologically important proteins.

POEM@HOME implements a novel approach to understand these aspects of protein structure, which lends itself very well to worldwide distributed computing. The scientific approach behind POEM@HOME is a computational realization of the thermodynamic hypothesis that won C. B. Anfinsen the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972.

So please help us, by joining POEM@HOME, solve the scientific mysteries described above and decipher the biological information encoded in proteins of unknown structure.


Main page: http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/
Project status: Open.
Account creation: Beta.
 

Primates@Home

FAQ: Primates@Home
Title: Primates@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 48126
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 02/04/2008 10:54:10
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:01:32

Contents:

Primates@Home was a distributed computing project which made fun of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. Primates@Home was testing what happens to primates when you disturb the natural environment to which they have become accustomed. Do they react with confusion? Bemusement? Anger and hostility? A mixture of these? Our observations today will help answer this important question. But please keep in mind that Primates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation, we are just making fun of BOINC volunteers.

This was the 2008 April Fool's Day joke that Eric Myers and me worked on for close over a month. Pirates@Home changed to Primates@Home for a day, our intention being that it looked as if the site was hacked.

All avatars, graphics, forum names and descriptions, Glossary, description of project and testing done by me.
All code, screen saver, application, most user nicknames, placing of avatars with names and switching of site done by Eric.

We had fun in making it and sincerely hope you had fun while being there.

In case you missed it... here's a small collection of snapshots I made.


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PrimeGrid

FAQ: PrimeGrid
Title: PrimeGrid
Author: Jorden
Views: 53365
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 04/09/2007 18:37:43
Last Modified: 04/09/2007 18:37:43

Contents:

PrimeGrid is currently running four sub-projects:

* Primegen: generating a public sequential prime number database.
* Twin Prime Search (testing): searching for large twin primes of the form k*2n + 1 and k*2n - 1.
(See RieselSieve's LLR crunching)
* Woodall & Cullen: a Woodall prime is a prime of the form n*2^n-1 and a Cullen prime is a prime of the form n*2^n+1. What you might not know is there's a sub-project that deals with Cullen numbers, but only prime n. You see, while Woodall primes are known for both prime and composite exponents, with Cullen primes, there are no prime numbers known that could be assigned as n that would make n*2^n+1 prime. There's no reason to assume they don't exist, it's just that none are known. (see this thread for more info.)

PrimeGrid is running PerlBOINC server software. PerlBOINC an attempt to implement BOINC server system in Perl programming language.

PrimeGrid is running computations necessary to generate a public sequential prime number database.    

In mathematics, a prime number (or a prime) is a natural number that has exactly two (distinct) natural number divisors, which are 1 and the prime number itself. There exists an infinitude of prime numbers, as demonstrated by Euclid in about 300 B.C..

The first 30 prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97, 101, 103, 107, 109, and 113.

Project is in alpha stage but open to new participants.

Main page and attach to link http://www.primegrid.com/
 

Quake Catcher Network Alpha test (QCN)

FAQ: Quake Catcher Network Alpha test (QCN)
Title: Quake Catcher Network Alpha test (QCN)
Author: Jorden
Views: 49139
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 20/03/2008 23:04:53
Last Modified: 20/03/2008 23:04:53

Contents:

About QCN Alpha Test

The Quake Catcher Network (QCN) is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research, education, and outreach in seismology. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer. Currently only certain Mac (OS X) PPC and Intel laptops are supported -- recent ones which have a built-in accelerometer.

Please note that this software is best run as a single-processor job, so BOINC global prefs will be set to use 1 CPU, and only run when idle for 3 minutes. QCN is not a project you will want to run (especially in the alpha stage) alongside other BOINC projects.

QCN is a joint project between Stanford University and University of California at Riverside.

Project URL: http://qcn.stanford.edu/qcnalpha/
Project status: Alpha
Account creation open.
 

Quantum Monte Carlo at Home (QMC@Home)

FAQ: Quantum Monte Carlo at Home (QMC@Home)
Title: Quantum Monte Carlo at Home (QMC@Home)
Author: Jorden
Views: 53885
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 08/09/2007 00:33:21
Last Modified: 08/09/2007 00:33:21

Contents:

We live...
... in a world full of molecules: Molecules constitute our bodies and reactions between molecules are the essential phenomena behind all life processes. We breathe, eat and wear molecules every day.

With this in mind...
... one can imagine the great importance that knowledge about molecular structure inheres, and also the usefulness of the ability to make accurate predictions about molecular reactivity.

Quantum Theory
- in principle allows us to predict the structure and reactivity of all molecules, but the equations of Quantum Theory become intractably complex with increasing system size. Exact analytical solutions are only possible for the smallest systems and for almost all molecules of interest in chemistry and life sciences no such solutions are known to us.

Quantum Chemistry
- is the science that invents smart approximations to Quantum Theory to predict molecular information with high accuracy. Nevertheless the solving of even approximated quantum chemical equations for real life systems require huge amounts of computing power.

Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC)
- is a very promising method new to Quantum Chemistry. One of the major advantages of QMC is the ability to perform massively parallel calculations, which can be utilized to broaden the horizon of calculable systems by distributing the work over hundreds or even thousands of processors.

Quantum Monte Carlo At Home (QMC@HOME)
- is a project designed to further develop the Quantum Monte Carlo method for general use in Quantum Chemistry. With the help of volunteers all over the world we want to aquire the computing power that is needed to test and further develop the opportunities of the promising new approach of Quantum Monte Carlo.


Project is in Beta stage.
Account creation is open through Boinc Manager.

Main page and attach to link http://qah.uni-muenster.de
 

RALPH@Home

FAQ: RALPH@Home
Title: RALPH@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 53802
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 22/09/2007 05:00:33
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:12:29

Contents:

Alpha project for Rosetta@Home.

Main link: [list]http://ralph.bakerlab.org/[/list]

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X (PPC), /Intel; MS Windows /x86, /x86_64
 

Rectilinear Crossing No.

FAQ: Rectilinear Crossing No.
Title: Rectilinear Crossing No.
Author: Jorden
Views: 52514
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 13/12/2006 21:35:09
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 21:35:09

Contents:

The Rectilinear Crossing Number Project

Many questions in computational and combinatorial geometry are based on finite sets of points in the Euclidean plane. Several problems from graph theory also fit into this framework, when edges are restricted to be straight. A typical question is the prominent problem of the rectilinear crossing number (related to transport problems and optimization of print layouts for instance): What is the least number of crossings a straight-edge drawing of the complete graph on top of a set of n points in the plane obtains? Here complete graph means that any pair of points is connected by a straight-edge. Moreover we assume general position for the points, i.e., no three points lie on a common line.

It is not hard to see that we can place four points in a way so that no crossing occurs. For five points the drawing shows different ways to place them (these are all different order types (introduced by Goodman and Pollack in 1983)). If you place five points in convex positions then there are five crossings. The best you can do is to get only one crossing (there is no way to draw a complete graph on five points without crossings, even if you allow the edges to be curves). BTW: Maximizing the number of crossings is easy: Just place all n points on a circle to get the maximum of n choose 4 crossings.



For larger point sets it is very hard to determine the best configuration. The main reason is that the number of combinatorially different ways to place those points grows exponentially. For example already for n=11 there are 2,334,512,907 different configurations.

The remarkable hunt for crossing numbers of the complete graph has been initiated by R. Guy in the 1960s. Till the year 2000 only values for n<=9 have been found, in 2001 n=10 was solved and the case n=11 was settled in 2004. The main goal of the current project is to use sophisticated mathematical methods (abstract extension of order types) to determine the rectilinear crossing number for small values of n. So far we have been successful for n <= 17. From very recent (not even published yet) mathematical considerations the rectilinear crossing numbers for n=19 and n=21 are also known. So the most tantalizing problem now is to determine the true value for n=18, which is the main focus of this project.


Project is open to all.
Account creation is enabled.

Main page and attach to link http://dist.ist.tugraz.at/cape5/
 

RenderFarm@Home

FAQ: RenderFarm@Home
Title: RenderFarm@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 53097
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 04/09/2007 18:43:39
Last Modified: 04/09/2007 18:43:39

Contents:

It still beats me what this project does. If you can find out, please send me an email.

In the mean time, the project URL has changed.

http://www.renderfarmathome.com.ar/ is the one to use. Or not. It looks pretty dead...
 

Rosetta@Home

FAQ: Rosetta@Home
Title: Rosetta@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 54573
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 25/09/2007 09:16:08
Last Modified: 25/09/2007 09:16:08

Contents:

Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don't need it you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's.

See the disease related research for more information.

Project is open to all.
Account creation is enabled through Boinc Manager.

Main page and attach to link http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X (PPC), Intel; Windows /x86, /x86_64
 

Seti Beta

FAQ: Seti Beta
Title: Seti Beta
Author: Jorden
Views: 54246
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: Spanish English
Created: 13/12/2006 15:14:30
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:20:20

Contents:

Project is in Open testing status.

It will test the new Seti software for the Multibeam Data Recorder and Astropulse.

Multibeam Data Recorder:
We are developing a high speed data recording system to take advantage of the new 7 beam ALFA receiver at Arecibo. Conceptually similar to the SETI@home I data recorder, it has been redesigned with a number of improvements.

It is capable of taking data much faster than the current recorder. While maintaining the sampling rate and instantaneous bandwidth of the SETI@home I recorder, the new system is more than capable of taking data from all 7 beams (better sky coverage) at both linear polarizations (more sensitivity). The current recorder takes data from beam at one polarization.

The new recorder will be able to monitor the pointing coordinates of the telescope. When the telescope is tracking a point on the sky, the frequency band being recorded will be periodically changed. This will give us greater frequency coverage rather than redundant coverage of just one part of the spectrum.

The new recorder will monitor the receiver state and when the ALFA receiver is off (for example, when AO is transmitting), data acquisition will be idled in order to conserve tape resources.

The data recorder consists of front end hardware, a host computer, an array of high speed disks, and an SDLT tape drive. The front end receives the analog signal from the receiver, converts it to a lower frequency and digitizes it. The host computer receives the digital data, collates it with timing and pointing data and writes it to tape, using the disk array as a buffer. It also makes decisions on whether or not to take data and controls frequency stepping.

Since the raw data will be organized in a different manner, we will be developing a new SETI@home application in order to analyze data in this new format.


Astropulse:
The current SETI@home application looks for signals that are narrow in frequency, but have long duration. That's one way that an extraterrestrial civilization can send a signal that stands up above the radio background noise. Another possibility is that they could put a lot of power into a short duration pulsed signal that has a wide bandwidth. As such a pulse travels through intestellar space, interactions with interstellar matter slow down low frequencies relative to high frequencies in a process called dispersion. This dispersion spreads the pulse out over time. If we know how much dispersion a pulse has experienced, we can correct for this effect. For an extraterrestrial signal we won't know how much interstellar matter the signal interacted with on its journey, therefore we have to try every possible dispersion measure. That takes a lot of computing time.

Astropulse is a SETI@home application that uses coherent dedispersion to search for pulsed signals. In addition to extraterrestrial signals we might see signs of evaporating black holes or discover new pulsars.


Forums: Main Boards
Help Desk
Main page and Attach to link http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/

GPU new Nvidia CUDA Multibeam applications are tested as well as a hybrid ATI/CPU Astropulse application.
 

SETI@Home / Astropulse

FAQ: SETI@Home / Astropulse
Title: SETI@Home / Astropulse
Author: Jorden
Views: 56446
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 22/09/2007 04:55:54
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:21:16

Contents:

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific discipline whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radiotelescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology.

Radio telescope signals consist primarily of noise (from celestial sources and the receiver’s electronics) and man-made signals such as TV stations, radar, and satellites. Modern radio SETI projects analyze the data digitally. More computing power enables searches to cover greater frequency ranges with more sensitivity. Radio SETI, therefore, has an insatiable appetite for computing power.

Previous radio SETI projects have used special-purpose supercomputers, located at the telescope, to do the bulk of the data analysis. In 1995, David Gedye proposed doing radio SETI using a virtual supercomputer composed of large numbers of Internet-connected computers, and he organized the SETI@home project to explore this idea. SETI@home was originally launched in May 1999.

The project is open to all.
Account creation is enabled through Boinc Manager.

Main page and attach to link http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X (PPC), /Intel; SPARC/Solaris; Windows /x86
The SETI@home application is open-source, like BOINC itself—optimized applications are available from ‘third parties’, as are builds for other platforms.

GPU Nvidia CUDA Multibeam application is used.
Hybrid ATI/CPU Astropulse application is being tested.
 

SIMAP

FAQ: SIMAP
Title: SIMAP
Author: Jorden
Views: 53053
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 22/09/2007 06:09:30
Last Modified: 22/09/2007 06:09:30

Contents:

Today, protein sequence comparison is the most powerful tool in computational biology for characterizing protein sequences because of the enormous amount of information that is preserved throughout the evolutionary process. SIMAP is a public database of pre-calculated protein similarities that plays a key role in many bioinformatics methods. It contains about all currently published protein sequences and is continuously updated. The computational effort for keeping SIMAP up-to-date is constantly increasing. Please help to update SIMAP by calculating protein similarities on your computer. The computing power you donate supports manifold biological research projects that make use of SIMAP data.

Project is open to all.
Account creation is enabled.

Main page and attach to link http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/

This project usually issues work in batches, near the beginning of each month. There is generally no work available during the latter half of the month.

Platforms: Linux /x86, /x86_64; Mac OS X /Intel, /PowerPC; Windows /x86, /x86_64
 

Spinhenge@home

FAQ: Spinhenge@home
Title: Spinhenge@home
Author: Jorden
Views: 53334
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 13/12/2006 22:09:32
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 22:09:32

Contents:

Spinhenge@home utilizes available processor resources of your computer, but only if your screensaver becomes active. Instead of the Windows display, one of our graphics will show up. With your participation you actively support the research of nano-magnetic molecules. In the future these molecules will be used in the local tumor chemotherapy and to develop tiny memory-modules.

Project is in Beta stage but open to all.
Account creation is enabled.

Main page and attach to link http://spin.fh-bielefeld.de
 

Superlink@Technion

FAQ: Superlink@Technion
Title: Superlink@Technion
Author: Jorden
Views: 50799
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 17/12/2007 11:17:05
Last Modified: 17/12/2007 11:17:05

Contents:

Superlink@Technion helps geneticists all over the world find disease-provoking genes causing some types of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, schizophrenia and many others.

Genetic linkage analysis is a statistical method that is used to associate functionality of genes with their location on chromosomes. It typically serves for detecting mutated disease-provoking genes. This analysis can be extremely computationally intensive and has been parallelized for simultaneous execution on many computers. Geneticists submit the data for the analysis via Superlink-online linkage analysis portal. The tasks are then automatically parallelized and scheduled for execution on many computers in the Technion, in the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and also on many computers all over the world.



Main page: http://cbl-boinc-server2.cs.technion.ac.il/superlinkattechnion
Status: Beta. Account creation open.

Warning, this project needs at least 700MB of RAM. More is better.
 

SZTAKI Desktop Grid

FAQ: SZTAKI Desktop Grid
Title: SZTAKI Desktop Grid
Author: Jorden
Views: 53398
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 13/12/2006 22:16:28
Last Modified: 13/12/2006 22:16:28

Contents:

SZTAKI Desktop Gridcurrently searches for generalized binary number systems.

For a more in-depth explanation on the application, please read this

Project is open to all.
Account creation is enabled.

Main page and attach to link http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/
 

SZTAKI Desktop Grid Research Facility

FAQ: SZTAKI Desktop Grid Research Facility
Title: SZTAKI Desktop Grid Research Facility
Author: Jorden
Views: 50716
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 13/09/2007 16:00:58
Last Modified: 13/09/2007 16:00:58

Contents:

This project is the test & research facility for SZTAKI Desktop Grid.

Main page: http://mishra.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdgr/
Project Status: Alpha/Beta.
Account creation is on invitation only. Email Adam first for the details.
 

UH Virtual Prairie

FAQ: UH Virtual Prairie
Title: UH Virtual Prairie
Author: Jorden
Views: 48272
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 03/04/2008 17:04:10
Last Modified: 03/04/2008 17:04:10

Contents:

Virtual Prairie(ViP) is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in understanding clonal strategies in complex ecological systems.

Main page: http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/virtual-prairie/
Status: Unknown.
Account creation is open.
 

World Community Grid

FAQ: World Community Grid
Title: World Community Grid
Author: Jorden
Views: 53953
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English Dutch
Created: 27/05/2008 11:57:19
Last Modified: 01/02/2010 09:35:18

Contents:

World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.

Our work has developed the technical infrastructure that serves as the grid's foundation for scientific research. Our success depends upon individuals collectively contributing their unused computer time to change the world for the better.

World Community Grid is making technology available only to public and not-for-profit organizations to use in humanitarian research that might otherwise not be completed due to the high cost of the computer infrastructure required in the absence of a public grid. As part of our commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.

Current Research:
- Nutritious Rice for the World
- Help Fight Childhood Cancer
- Help Conquer Cancer
- Influenza Antiviral Drug Search
- The Clean Energy Project
- Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy
- Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2
- FightAIDS@Home

WCG has its own BOINC client. You can download it complete with the project you wish to crunch for, from their download page.

If you attach to this project with an existing BOINC client, make sure you have made an account on their site first. Attach to the project using www.worldcommunitygrid.org without the http:// or https:// prefix. The Attach wizard will ask you for your username and password.

Main page http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/index.jsp
 

Yoyo@Home

FAQ: Yoyo@Home
Title: Yoyo@Home
Author: Jorden
Views: 50825
Category: 11. Projects
Available in: English
Created: 25/08/2007 17:22:16
Last Modified: 25/08/2007 17:22:16

Contents:

"yoyo@home - will test how easy a BOINC server can be setup and a existing legacy application can be used with the wrapper approach. It integrates the distributed.net client and runs OGR work units.

Main page: http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/
Status: Beta, account creation open.
 

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