distributed computing

  1. Gilthanis

    SETI.Germany's 15th Annual Pentathlon (2024)

    This post gets updated throughout the event. Always check back for updates! https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/ The BOINC Pentathlon starts on 05 May 2024, 00:00 UTC, and ends on 19 May 2024, 00:00 UTC. So, it will run for exactly 14 days. We finished in 5th place last year. The...
  2. Gilthanis

    SETI.Germany's 14th Annual Pentathlon (2023)

    https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/ The BOINC Pentathlon starts on 05 May 2023, 00:00 UTC, and ends on 19 May 2023, 00:00 UTC. So, it will run for exactly 14 days. Last year we finished in 5th place which was one position better than the prior year. I will be updating post 1 and post...
  3. Gilthanis

    Gridcoin now paying out for Folding@home contributions

    First, you are unlikely to make profit from running this normally. So for those that are coming here only for the profit should probably just stop reading and move on. For those that understand what volunteer computing is and don't mind getting a small bit of their contribution returned to them...
  4. Gilthanis

    SETI.Germany's 13th Annual Pentathlon (2022)

    https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/ Event lasts May 5th - May 19th We finished in 6th place last year. I will be updating post 1 and post 2 throughout the event as needed. Please check back for updates daily. The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines: Obstacle Run (14 days, with...
  5. Gilthanis

    All Inclusive DC Project list v.3

    This is an evolving list. If you find anything missing or in error, please DM me rather than commenting in the thread. Ledger A - Android B - BOINC project D - DOS i - iOS L - Linux M - Mac O - OS/2 S - Solaris V - The project is part of the DC-Vault W - Windows X - AIX 1 - Intel/AMD CPU 2 -...
  6. Gilthanis

    SiDock@home September Sailing team challenge - 2021

    https://www.sidock.si/sidock/forum_thread.php?id=146 Dear participants! Just now, your computers are hitting three protein targets at once. Due to the low runtimes and (mainly) the friendly contributions of participants and their teams, the data is being processed fast, and we express our...
  7. Gilthanis

    SETI.Germany's 12th Annual BOINC Pentathlon (2021)

    Last years thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/seti-germanys-11-annual-boinc-pentathlon-2020.1995136/ Welcome to the twelfth edition of the competition inspired by the Pentathlon in ancient Greece. SETI.Germany warmly invites all BOINC teams to participate...
  8. Gilthanis

    How to setup and install a Gridcoin wallet as well as set it up to receive rewards from Distributed Computing

    I have a post here about it. However, below are the details and additional info. You can see a list of whitelisted projects here. You no longer have to be on their team to earn these. They are in the process of whitelisting all BOINC teams. However, the [H]ard|OCP team name has been...
  9. Gilthanis

    Does the [H] team have interest in being whitelisted for Gridcoin earning?

    Mods, please do not move this thread. It is to get a feel for what the DC team would like to do rather than a discussion on crypto/mining in general. Any such discussion should be directed to the mining subsection. Team, Gridcoin is currently testing the option of allowing other teams to earn...
  10. Gilthanis

    Thoughts on another FAH challenge between H and TAAT. Please comment

    OK, so we are in the works of talking to TAAT about another FAH challenge. I've been PM'ing biodoc about this and we need some of team H's thoughts on how they would like a yearly challenge to go. This past one originally was going to be us vs. them. However, they had about double the output we...
  11. Gilthanis

    2020 Formula-BOINC

    I am creating the thread in case anyone wants to discuss. Formula-BOINC Year long challenge - www.formula-boinc.org/ - Team presently doesn't seem concerned about 2020 2011 - Team placed 95th 2012 - Team placed 58th 2013 - Team placed 60th 2014 - Team placed 1st in League 2 - 2015 - Team...
  12. Gilthanis

    DC Challenges 2020

    Year round DC-Vault Ongoing - DC Vault - Team Details - Team currently in 2nd place DC Vault 2 Formula-BOINC Year long challenge - www.formula-boinc.org/ - Team presently doesn't seem concerned about 2020 2011 - Team placed 95th 2012 - Team placed 58th 2013 - Team placed 60th 2014 - Team...
  13. Gilthanis

    2019 WCG Christmas Race Challenge Thread

    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=9746 This year it is from 12/1 - 12/25. All sub-projects are included as well as being based on points as they have in years past. For those wanting to bunker, you can start now. MIP - no wingmen necessary...
  14. Gilthanis

    Planning for 2020 events

    So, I wanted to put a discussion behind closed doors but have it here so that others may see it that aren't in Slack. I also don't want it in the open yet as that may attract others to mitigate things early on. So, what does everyone want the team to focus on event-wise this coming year...
  15. Gilthanis

    15th Annual WCG Birthday Challenge by SETI.Germany

    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=9700 and https://www.seti-germany.de/wcg/1_en_Welcome.html The challenge will take place from Nov 16th - Nov 22nd 2019 To join your team in the race or register your team for the race, your WCG-Team-Captain...
  16. Gilthanis

    FAH NaCl End of Life

    I just saw this. Shame because it is what I typically used on a few pieces of hardware.
  17. Gilthanis

    10th Annual BOINC Pentathlon hosted by SETI.Germany

    This post will be updated throughout the event. Last year the team finished in 6th place over all. Last year's thread (2018) - https://hardforum.com/threads/9th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-hosted-by-seti-germany.1957969/ 2 years ago (2017) -...
  18. Gilthanis


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  19. Gilthanis

    2019 Tour de Primes

    Last year's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/tour-de-primes-2018-primegrid.1952746/ http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=8409#125223 Tour de Primes 2019 Welcome to the 11th annual Tour de Primes. 2 is the first prime number...and the only even one. This makes it unique among...
  20. Gilthanis

    PrimeGrid Challenge Series 2019

    http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2019_challenge.php Last years thread https://hardforum.com/threads/2018-primegrid-challenge-series.1951409/
  21. Gilthanis

    Formula-BOINC 2019

    www.formula-boinc.org Last years thread https://hardforum.com/threads/formula-boinc-2018.1950308/ In 2019 we will be in League 1 Sprints Season 2019 03/14/2019 13:00 (UTC) - 03/17/2019 12:59 (UTC) Numberfields 03/28/2019 21:00 (UTC) - 03/31/2019 20:59 (UTC) WCG 04/11/2019 16:00 (UTC) -...
  22. Gilthanis

    DC Challenges 2019

    Year round DC-Vault Ongoing - DC Vault - Team Details - Team currently in 3rd place DC Vault 2 Suggested focus projects - DHEP, SRBase & Rake Search 03/30/19 Formula-BOINC Year long challenge - www.formula-boinc.org/ - Team is currently in 4th place 2011 - Team placed 95th 2012 - Team placed...
  23. Gilthanis

    YAFU@HOME badges and milestones

    YAFU announced today that they now have badges - https://yafu.myfirewall.org/yafu/forum_thread.php?id=347#1256 I would post mine, but I think they are still messed up for several people as I definitely do not have anywhere near 1Billion total credits at the project.
  24. Gilthanis

    GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search)

    http://www.mersenne.org/ CPU installation guide - https://hardforum.com/threads/gimps-installation-guide.1813722/ GPU installation guide - https://hardforum.com/threads/dc-vault-2.1620596/page-3#post-1037748416 Before PrimeGrid, we had GIMPS. They use the old school stress test tool called...
  25. Gilthanis

    14th Annual WCG Birthday Challenge

    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=9145 The team has been set up. Challenge Name: 14th Birthday Challenge Created By: SETI.Germany Open Challenge? Yes Start Date: 11/16/2018 End Date: 11/22/2018 Challenge Type: Points Late Entrants...
  26. Gilthanis

    Science United

    OK...so about 3 years ago BOINC lost its funding and went 99% into the public's hands for continued support. The original dev (David Anderson) went out and found a way to continue receiving a grant funded pay check and started a project called Science United where he was going to utilize BOINC...
  27. Gilthanis


    Not bad for only a couple devices running.
  28. Gilthanis

    Resurrected Android devices

    I have had a lot of phones result in bloated batteries over the years. Many of the phones cost about the same as a replacement battery. Today, I lucked out and had one model (3 phones) that I could wire up so that I didn't need a battery. That makes 12 more ARM cores dedicated to the cause...
  29. Gilthanis

    How to set up BiblePay and also get free coin for DC'ing

    The old info I had on here is pretty much obsolete. I have a YouTube video for installing and setting up the wallet in Windows 10. If you find these videos helpful, please subscribe and like the videos...
  30. Gilthanis

    How to earn Obyte (formerly Byteball) running WCG (distributed computing)

    This earning opportunity is dead as of 10/12/22 This crypto has now changed its name to Obyte. So, anywhere you see the term ByteBall just associate that to Obyte. If you do not have an account at WCG you will want to create one here -...
  31. Gilthanis

    Mega Milestones Thread (MM)

    I figured with all the other threads highlighting milestones, why not another? Post here when you hit a Mega Milestone within BOINC. You can see them at your stats over at Free-DC.org I am working on my 1 million point goal for every active project. Been working hard on RALPH while it has...
  32. Gilthanis

    9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon hosted by SETI.Germany

    This post will be updated throughout the event. Last year's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/8th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-by-seti-germany.1929308/ https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/start.php?&lang=en 05 May 2018 00:00:00 to 19 May 2018 00:00:00 5 disciplines 1 winner All teams...
  33. Gilthanis

    SZTAKI is ending/done

    Posted on the header of the home page: http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/
  34. Gilthanis

    Notable WCG updates on sciences 2018

    Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Project Continues Quest for Better Treatments https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=556 Summary The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis researchers recently conducted lab testing on 10 compounds. The testing showed that none of the...
  35. Gilthanis

    Lost my dog to Bone cancer

    My St Bernard/Mastiff mix died today at the age of 10. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and had a pretty hard time getting around for a while. He never groaned, complained, whimpered, or gave any signs of it except for a limp he started to have the last couple of months. We really didn't know...
  36. Gilthanis

    How to get SPARC during the Alpha phase using BOINC

    Edit 1/11/2019 The Alpha is OVER and can no longer get DCC from running BOINC projects!! The DCP beta is now online! Sign Up Thank you for participating in our alpha program. January 9th 2019 will be the last time the alpha is updated, we will be leaving the website as is and continue allowing...
  37. Gilthanis

    Tour De Primes 2018 (PrimeGrid)

    Tour de Primes 2018 Welcome to the 10th annual Tour de Primes. 2 is the first prime number...and the only even one. This makes it unique among prime numbers. Therefore, February is declared Prime month...being the 2nd month of the year. :) And there's no better way to pay homage to a prime...
  38. DooKey

    Largest Known Prime Number Discovered

    The largest known prime number has been discovered by a FedEx employee from Tennessee. He did this running the GIMPS distributed computing client on an Intel Core i5-6600. The new prime is 23M digits long and is 1M digits larger than the previous prime. That's one heck of a LONG number...
  39. Gilthanis

    2018 - Hardware I just brought on and what it replaced thread

    I just brought on 2 old Optiplex 160's with Atom processors (each with 4 threads). They were set up to mine BURST off of HDD's but I will let them crunch whatever projects they choose in the process. https://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_host_detail.php?hostid=140159...
  40. Gilthanis

    2018 PrimeGrid challenge series

    I am just going to make one thread for this and people interested can just follow. that way I'm not making several threads that have similar info in them. http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/challenge.php 2018 Challenge Series Date Time UTC Project(s) Challenge Duration Results 1 1-16...