12 May 2013

12th of May

Not much happening on the farm this last week. The Intel-GPU machines were running all week, well until the weekend. I went away for the weekend and forgot to enable work fetch so they just finished off what they had and sat idle all weekend. A bit of a nuisance but not worth worrying about.

Its been a bit warm during the day so the GPUgrid crunchers have been off.

Asteroids news
After their recent validator issue they have gone back to using the previous version they had.

Asteroids have been selected as one of the projects for the BOINC Pentathlon from the 14th to the 19th of May. Link to news: http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=129

Albert news
Their Raspberry Pi 1.04 app turned out to be the same speed as their previous version. They have now release a 1.05 app that appears to be substantially quicker. My Pi's normally complete Albert BRP4U (Single DM) work units in 47 hours. With the 1.05 app they look like doing them in 31-32 hours. I say "look like" because they haven't finished the 1st one yet.

All 5 of my Pi's are running Albert work at the moment. After reaching my Asteroids goal of 1 million credits I decided to switch them over to Albert to help with their testing.

Parallella news
They have Linux up and running on their first batch of boards. Here is a picture of one running:

The latest news can be found at: http://www.parallella.org/

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