New problem (#6) to solve
We start solution of a new problem. The delay bound of the single job (deadline) has been extended to 7 days.
With best regards,
The Project Team. 26 Apr 2013, 17:53:32 UTC · Comment
Test problem (#5) solved!
The key has been found by one of our new users – Ezra Rowitsch. Congratulations! Our thanks to all participants!
We proceed as usual. Job generation has been stopped. We wait for all results to return before the purging of database. Next, we will update the server code and start the new test with the new application versions. 5 Apr 2013, 9:15:41 UTC · Comment
New problem (#5) to solve!
Finally, we start the solution of a new problem. As more academic than scientific project at the moment, we wanted for some time to get our students involved into it. Eventually, two of our students from Technomathematics programme (lt) – Stasys Biekša and Aivaras Sukackas have got interested in creating a graphical visualization for our current “DES key searching” application. And today we release the new application version with graphics developed by Aivaras (email@example.com).
So far, graphical application is available only for Windows. You can try it out from BOINC Manager: go to “Tasks”, select running task from “VGTU project@Home” and choose “Show graphics” or enable it as BOINC screensaver.
We have included some information on our university, city and the country. We hope you will find it interesting! 26 Feb 2013, 17:03:35 UTC · Comment
Test problem (#4) solved!
The key has been found by [AF>WildWildWest] lamoule from L'Alliance Francophone team. Congratulations! Our thanks to all participants. 23 Jul 2012, 12:23:42 UTC · Comment
New problem (#4) to solve
Checkpointing of the application has been essentially rewritten to solve the problems with the reported errors on reads and writes, especially, with the boinc client versions 7.0.x. New application versions seem to work with the latest recommended version of boinc client – 7.0.25.
New 32-bit linux application version (i686-pc-linux-gnu) has been added. It requires kernel 2.6.24 or higher. 8 Jun 2012, 12:22:12 UTC · Comment
Test problem (#3) solved!
The key has been found by our current top user – laurenu2 from Free-DC team. Congratulations! Our thanks to all participants! 23 May 2012, 11:30:53 UTC · Comment
New problem (#3) to solve
Solution of the new more complicated problem has been started with the new application version, which should have smaller error rate. The size of the single job remains the same. 3 Apr 2012, 18:55:45 UTC · Comment
Test problem (#2) solved!
The key has been found by B Johansson from AMD Users team. Congratulations! Our thanks to all participants, especially, to our top users, which currently make a major contribution to the project! 19 Mar 2012, 13:39:07 UTC · Comment
New problem (#2) to solve
Solution of the more complicated problem has been started with the new application version. This version has a checkpointing, so we have increased the size of the single task. 1 Mar 2012, 8:19:49 UTC · Comment
Test problem (#1) solved!
The key has been found by our current top user (surprisingly :-)) – laurenu2 from Free-DC team. Congratulations! Our thanks to all participants! 24 Feb 2012, 10:07:57 UTC · Comment
New problem (#1) to solve
Solution of the more complicated test problem has been started. Let's start counting them. Some bugs in application and validator have been fixed. According to the first reports, linux application version seems to be also working now. 22 Feb 2012, 10:34:27 UTC · Comment
Start of the project
We would like to announce some kind of reincarnation of VTU@Home project. Some of you may remember that project, which was created in 2006 by Aurimas Norkevičius (VGTU postgraduate student at that time). Over that time, several different applications in various fields were developed in VGTU Department of Mathematical Modelling. They have gained significant attention from BOINC volunteers. Project had almost 3.500 users, which was actually on the top of capabilities of available server. However, in late 2009 due to hard drive failure, all project data were unrecoverably lost… and we had no technical and human resources to continue.
However, after two years, we have decided to recreate our BOINC project. We believe that in volunteer computing there is a place for true Olympic principles and spirit, and so we hope to find a place for our small academic project among the others. We start with cryptographic applications and hope to find scientists from our university and other Lithuanian academic institutions interested in solving their problems using this computational platform. In any case we believe that our project can contribute to popularization of ideas of volunteer computing in VGTU community.
At this point, we would like to thank the users of VTU@Home for their contribution and apologize for the possibly lost work due to hardware crash. Old project’s database is lost. Therefore we do not announce the return of VTU@Home, but the start of “VGTU project@Home”. Furthermore, this project name indicates correctly the name of hosting institution, which was changed some time ago.
With best regards,
The Project Team. 15 Feb 2012, 17:24:39 UTC · Comment
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