Posts by Vitaly

1) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3430)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Vitaly
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I am an alumnus of ASU. I think maybe we can try to reach out to the university foundation to see if they can setup a donation page for this project. Another option would be cloud computing. Some alternative cloud providers like Linode may have a cheaper price than AWS or Azure. I (will be come soon) am a software engineer, and I am familiar with cloud computing technologies. Can you list the hardware/network requirements of this project so we can start calculating how much would be required to maintain it?


Hardware is not a problem, I could even use one of my older systems, maybe with an upgraded network card. But to answer your question, one would need the equivalent of a Xeon class processor, an SSD, and a fast network connection.

The bottleneck is the network connection. During the pentathlon earlier this year, the server was processing 400k tasks per day (>16000 file transfers per hour), and the network bandwidth was starting to hit its limit (not sure if it was the connection speed or the ethernet card). So that would be my biggest concern hosting the project somewhere else.


Then I think have a GoFundMe page for the network cost seems a good idea for the project. I am willing to contribute a part of it periodically to support the project. Thank you so much for creating and continue maintenance this project.


It is interesting what is the bandwidth should internet have in order this project works properly?
Is it enough 100 MB/s (I have such internet at my home).
Or it needs 1 GB/s or greater?
2) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3428)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Vitaly
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It interesing, which search are you going to calculate after DS15x12
3) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3318)
Posted 11 Aug 2022 by Profile Vitaly
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In worst case is it possible to organize the server at home. I think it should not be very powerful: i7/32GB/10TB.

I think our communitee can help with all expenses (hardware, electricity, new domain etc) if you organize donations.

Similar to Primegrid:
https://www.primegrid.com/donations.php
4) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3315)
Posted 11 Aug 2022 by Profile Vitaly
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Maybe the problem will resolve itself over time. We have a few yeas more.
5) Message boards : News : New badge type (Message 3300)
Posted 28 Jul 2022 by Profile Vitaly
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It is interesting, when are you going to resume Search 3?
6) Message boards : News : 2021 Year in Review (Message 3210)
Posted 16 Jan 2022 by Profile Vitaly
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It is interesting, what search is bigger: Search 3 or Search 6 or Search 7?
7) Message boards : News : New and improved apps coming soon (Message 2914)
Posted 13 Nov 2020 by Profile Vitaly
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Yes, we should overcome somehow that 20 million tasks search.
8) Message boards : News : Should the fixed credits be higher? (Message 2901)
Posted 6 Nov 2020 by Profile Vitaly
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It is interesting, when we back to Search 3?
Only two searches remained there.
9) Message boards : News : Expired SSL certificates in BOINC Client -- User Action Required (Message 2816)
Posted 8 Jun 2020 by Profile Vitaly
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It looks like overall speed is reduced after this incident.
10) Message boards : News : Batch plan (Message 2571)
Posted 10 Oct 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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Are DS13x271 tasks short (similar to DS13x270)?
11) Message boards : News : Entering Final Phase of Subfield 4 (Message 2564)
Posted 30 Sep 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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It looks like this ugly head is getting to the end ))
12) Message boards : News : Subfield 5 almost complete (Message 2468)
Posted 18 Jun 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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Almost all SoB projects use two different computers to calculate a WU (For example, Primegrid, yoyo etc).
Why do they do this? Because it looks like wasting of time.

Recently I found out that because of QUANTUM EFFECTS tipical user computer may commit an error even if the source code is absolutely correct and user does not attempt to cheat. The longer task the more probability to commit an error by a computer.

For example, a particle with high energy from the Sun or deep space may hit a CPU core while it is calculating a task.

For example, I also take part in SoB project:

https://www.primegrid.com/stats_sob_llr.php

Their tasks are quite long (up to 24 days). My computer is working continuously and some of my SoB tasks are calculated incorrectly because of unknown reason.

What do you think about this?
13) Message boards : News : GPU app status update (Message 2402)
Posted 15 Apr 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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Yes, 2 millions tasks for ten days. This is cool.

God blessed this project )
14) Message boards : News : 2018 year in review (Message 2161)
Posted 28 Feb 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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It looks like we need several decades to finish Search 6 )
15) Message boards : News : Server acting up (Message 2138)
Posted 18 Jan 2019 by Profile Vitaly
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I watching this behaviour for about one month, espacially before the New Year.
16) Message boards : News : New record for the decic app (Message 2119)
Posted 15 Dec 2018 by Profile Vitaly
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It looks like we will have time to finish DS13x11 search of 666667 WUs this year )
17) Message boards : News : Vacation (Message 2096)
Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Profile Vitaly
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I want to notify that I have three erroneous WUs:

https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/workunit.php?wuid=27643537
https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/workunit.php?wuid=27638607
https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/workunit.php?wuid=27622803

Best Regards.
18) Message boards : News : 2017 year in review (Message 2077)
Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Profile Vitaly
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25% of DS13x271 is completed )
19) Message boards : News : 2017 year in review (Message 1987)
Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Profile Vitaly
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Although the list does not look impressive, much was accomplished in 2017. The sub-searches that were completed were some of the longest so far. In summary:
1. The search over Q(sqrt(2)) (subfield 3 of 7) completed several more tiers of the search. There are about 9 tiers left to go.
2. The search over Q(sqrt(-2)) (subfield 4 of 7) filled in a bunch more rows. This one has 7 tiers left to go.

Here are the goals for the new year:
1. Develop a GPU app. I have enlisted the help of a fellow user for this. This is a lofty goal and it could be many months before the GPU app is available. This app will be critical in completing the search over Q(sqrt(2)).
2. Complete the search over Q(sqrt(-2)).
3. Start the search over Q(sqrt(-5)) (subfield 5 of 7).


Wow, 4760579 tasks )
It looks like we won't finish it this year.
20) Message boards : News : Server Maintenance This Friday. (Message 1964)
Posted 7 Feb 2018 by Profile Vitaly
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It is interesting why

https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/workunit.php?wuid=21414417

is cancelled?

I aborted it because my Windows shut down abnormally.
That WU has only two participants.

Regards.


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