31 May 2008

1 Million credits

Passed the 1 million credits (for all projects) last night. Woo Hoo!

Still heading for the 1 million mark for Seti but thats a few days away yet.

11 May 2008

Farm rearranged

I brought a shelving kit to stack some of the PC's on. Kind of a poor mans rack system.

It was done to try and tidy things up a bit and allow better air flow for the machines. A side effect is that I could throw a few more machines in the same space now.

10 May 2008

BOINCstats link

Here is a link to BOINCstats where you can see my current (well updated daily) stats.


06 May 2008

Einstein 50k - April 2008

I passed 50,000 credits for Einstein today (8th of April). Unfortunately they don't have a certificate like Seti, so I have to use the BOINC Stats you see here.

Seti 250k - April 2008

I hit 250,000 for Seti today (6th of April).
My next target is 1 million, but that might take a while to get to.

Seti Farm - March 2008

Here is my Seti Farm. Not much to see except some pretty blue lights and a tangle of cables.

You can see the 3 quad core machines that do most of the number crunching. There is an old Dell on the left of the table. At the bottom is an ancient desk fan to help with cooling.

The 3 quaddies have names of course. Going from left to right they are Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Qui Gon Jinn.

Current BOINC projects are Seti and Einstein.

Seti Classic

Back in 2005 I used to do number crunching for Seti Classic. Then along came BOINC and I left for a while.
Here is the last certificate I got under Seti Classic.

Welcome to my BOINC blog

Welcome to my BOINC blog.

Einstein 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.

The mission of orbit@home is to apply distributed computing to the study of Solar System dynamics. At first, we will focus on Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) research, focusing into:
  1. NEA search strategies and
  2. NEA impact hazard monitoring
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

As you can see all the BOINC projects that I am running are astronomy related. There are many more projects, but these are the ones that I am participating in. Feel free to leave a comment.