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New FMA application released

We are happy to present you another set of applications that will utilize those CPUs, which possess the FMA instruction set!

It was built to support both Linux and Windows OS with 64bit architecture.
What must be taken into account with these applications is that depending on the CPU architecture, generation, model, version, speed and number of utilized cores, in some cases the FMA applications may run slower than the corresponding AVX ones because of how those instructions are handled on different architectures, details that I'll not going further here as there is a lot of information on Internet. Also, there could be another case using even the same FMA application. For instance, there could be a situation where on the same particular system, having your preferences restrict the use of just a single core of, let's say, an Intel(R) Xeon(R) W Processor Xeon W-2195 of the Skylake-W Architecture, that single core will run much faster, close to processors' Turbo frequency of 4.3GHz, than if your configuration allows the client to utilize let's say 12 or more cores. In the second case those cores will run close to the processors' base frequency of 2.3GHz, depending on their actual number, which will result drastically in lowering of the application performance. Take a look at this article where under the "Per Core Turbo Data" chapter you will find explanation about how the Turbo ratio limits works.

Still, while the Boinc server is capable of finding the best performed application for every particular system, taking into account multiple factors, and after a while it will start sending the right one for every particular system. Which means that even if your CPU is equipped with the FMA engine it still might receive an AVX tasks and there is nothing to be concerned.

So happy crunching and thank you for your support!

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

20 Nov 2022, 20:04:38 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New CUDA application released

We are happy to present you our latest CUDA application v102.16!

It was built on top of CUDA's v11.8 SDK and thus it will be able to utilize the vast majority of cards with Compute Capabilities (CC) between 5.0 till 8.9 adding support for the Ampere & Ada Lovelace micro architecture, and all the Tegra & Jetson modules.
Of course, it comes with its own requirements for the driver's versions, depending on your architecture, as those before it.
In order your client to be able to receive it your computer must have one of the following Nvidia driver versions installed:


  • For Linux x86_64 and Linux AArch64 >= 450.80.02
  • For Windows x86_64 >= 452.39


(https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-toolkit-release-notes/index.html)

Here is the list of supported by the v102.16 application GPUs by their CC provided by Nvidia.

So happy crunching and thank you for your support!

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

20 Nov 2022, 20:03:31 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server is up and running again

Hi everyone,

Server is finally up and running again after more than a year of being down. Everything is migrated to a new server and we hope it will run smoothly for a long time. There are still some minor issues but nothing crutial and all minor tweeks will be done during the time.
I would also like to thank to Georgi Vidinski who has helped with solving some problems.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

15 Nov 2022, 12:30:28 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server status update

Server is now ready to continue operating and there will be more workunits to send. But please be aware that it is still a temporary solution because new server won't by any sooner then on May or June and there still might happen some problems.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

16 Mar 2021, 18:09:57 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server status update

BOINC server is now running but it is still a temporary solution and there is still some additional work that needs to be done. New workunits should be available in a week or two.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

26 Feb 2021, 13:25:25 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models reconstructed from ATLAS photometry

Our new paper describing asteroid models reconstructed from ATLAS photometry has been accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The paper is available at arXiv. Thank you for your contribution!

6 Oct 2020, 7:31:05 UTC | Josef Durech | Discuss
Uploading problem fixed

Problem with uploading results to the server is fixed.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

13 Jul 2020, 7:48:15 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server outage resolved

I am sorry for server outages which was happening recently. There were several factors which often caused lack of free space and some services crashed and I had to do an emergency shutdown on Saturday in order to fix everything so I couldn't inform you about it except for Twitter. There is still a hardware problem with one of servers which I have to fix but the server is not being used now so project should be stable now.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

8 Jul 2020, 11:48:21 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New CUDA102 application was released

Today we released a new CUDA102 application v102.14 for both Windows & Linux.
A bug was fixed where application causes 100% utilisation of whole CPU core (thread in hyperthreaded CPUs)

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

25 Apr 2020, 13:09:02 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New CUDA application for Windows x64 Release

We are proud to present you the new CUDA application that was released by our team yesterday.

What's improved?
- We've Added support for latest Compute Capabilities (CC). Application was built with latest CUDA SDK v10.2 adding support for latest NVIDIA devices with Compute Capabilities (CC). This build supports CC 3.0, 3.5, 3.7, 5.0, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, & 7.5 from Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta & Turing architectures and their GeForce, Quadro, NVS and Tesla series, but does NOT supports Tegra and Jetson SoC Series devices (CC 3.2, 5.3, 6.2 & 7.2) which are not subject of interest for this project.
- Fixed issue with special Light curves which has more than 1000 points.

There is no x86 (32bit) version. CUDA 10.2 supports x64 (64bits) operating systems only.

Side effects that could be observed because of the update.
If your client shows unusual "Remaining time" for the tasks you can follow these steps:
1) Set "No new tasks" from "Project" tab for "Asteroids@Home" project.
2) Then you need to finish your recently downloaded tasks.
3) When all are done and reported to the server please reset the project with 'Reset project' button at Project tab.

We also suggest to use the latest stable version 7.14.0 of BOINC client.

And last but not least we strongly suggest users, who has CUDA enabled devices to upgrade their drivers to the latest one. For today it is 442.74 - WHQL. You will find it here: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/158759/en-us
For legacy drivers you will find drivers here: https://www.geforce.com/drivers/beta-legacy

Despite new CUDA application is release we will continue to support older devices with older drivers by the previous CUDA55 application.

I would also like to thank Georgi Vidinski who made this release possible.


Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

23 Mar 2020, 8:55:20 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models reconstructed from Gaia and Lowell photometry

We published hundreds of new asteroid models. The paper is available at arXiv and should soon appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics journal. Thanks a lot for your contribution and patience!

24 Sep 2019, 6:21:48 UTC | Josef Durech | Discuss
Server maintenance on 07.10.2018

There is going to be a server maintenance on 07.10.2018. Servers will go offline at 15:00 UTC for about 15 hours.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

5 Oct 2018, 13:30:12 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models published

A paper with new results has been accepted for publication in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The preprint is available at arXiv. The models will be available in DAMIT soon. Thanks for your contribution!

10 Jul 2018, 20:07:48 UTC | Josef Durech | Discuss
BOINC compoments shut down for two days

Hi, I am sorry for the current situation with a disk space. There is again no free space available on server so I had to shut down BOINC compoments and results are moving to a temporary storage. I will start BOINC compoments in two days (11.07.2018). If possible I will start it tomorrow depending on the file transfer status (I'll inform you on twitter when BOINC is fully running again).
We are also waiting for a new storage server which will solve the repeating disk space problem so I hope it will be very soon.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

9 Jul 2018, 19:51:54 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance on 08.12.2017

There is going to be a maintenance on 08.12.2017. Servers will be off for several hours. It will start at about 10:00 UTC.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

6 Dec 2017, 8:45:55 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
There is going to be a big maintenance starting on 11.09.2017

There is going to be a big maintenance on 11.09.2017. It will take nearly 5 - 7 days. Servers won't be processing any work during maintanenace and most of the time might be offline.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

22 Aug 2017, 19:32:03 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Project server is temporarily down

Project server has unfortunately run out of space again very quickly but it will be running within about 8 hours. I am now moving results to another temporarily server.

edit:
Ok, I have to correct the deadline. There was some problem with speed during transfer so I had to run it over today. New deadline is till tomorrow. I am sorry about it but I have been monitoring it.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

9 Apr 2017, 6:42:56 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server is running again

Server unfortunately run out of free space. It has been dealt with it and now it is running again.
I am sorry for very late response, I'll inform you as soon as possible next time.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

10 Mar 2017, 17:10:33 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Application with nvidia 1070/1080 support added

A new application version with nvidia 1070/1080 support has been released.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

10 Oct 2016, 9:07:31 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server issues

Servers are again experiencing with free space issues. We need to move more data out so there will be no new work for one or two weeks and BOINC compoments will be disabled. Uploading results should work as the space will be freeing up. If there is enough space I will activate other BOINC compoments so that results could be validated.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

25 May 2016, 8:05:37 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server and network maintenance

There is going to be a bigger maintenance of server and network on 20.02.2016. It should start at 10:00 UTC and it will take propably 48 hours.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

18 Feb 2016, 16:38:30 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models published in Astronomy & Astrophysics

A paper Asteroid models from the Lowell Photometric Database describing the results obtained by A@H has been accepted for publication and is now in press in Astronomy and Astrophysics. There is a link to the public version of the paper at the Scientific Results page. All published models are also available through DAMIT. We thank all volunteers, these results are based on your contribution!

3 Feb 2016, 12:53:04 UTC | Josef Durech | Discuss
Article in Astronomy and Computing

There is a new article Asteroids@home — A BOINC distributed computing project for asteroid shape reconstruction in Astronomy and Computing. You can see the article here, and here is in the archive.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

9 Nov 2015, 8:22:20 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Progress Report #01 (September 2015)

We have published Progress Report #01 (September 2015) which summarizes what we have done since start the project.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

7 Sep 2015, 11:12:21 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be a bigger maintenance on 12.05.2015. It should start at 06:00 UTC and it will take propably 24 hours. New workunits will be added after the maintenance.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

11 May 2015, 6:27:19 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models on scientific results page

There are new models available on scientific results page. There are currently no users at the new models but they will be added soon.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

9 May 2015, 11:08:43 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Attaching problem issues solved

Attaching project should be solved now.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

11 Mar 2015, 9:47:08 UTC | Kyong | Discuss

New workunits are going to be added on wednesday or thursday. Thank you for you patience.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

9 Mar 2015, 14:05:32 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Android 5 support

Application for Android doesn't work on Android 5 at the present but we are working on a new version for Android 5 with HTC support.

Radim Vančo (FoxKyong)

17 Feb 2015, 8:26:54 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server is stable again

Server has stable connection so it should work without interruptions now. It is also connected to 100 Mbit internet connection.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

3 Jan 2015, 11:40:02 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server moving and scheduled outages

Server is going to be moved on 17.12.2014. It will be offline since 11:00 UTC, it will be online probably the other day. Another circumstance requires server to be offline every day between 19:00 - 09:00 UTC till January. I will write another info if anything change. I also write more information at forum about it.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

15 Dec 2014, 8:09:01 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New server added

We have added a new server for database. The project is currently running on two servers.

1 Nov 2014, 7:56:17 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on 09.09.2014 starting at 08:00 UTC. It will take approximately 30 hours.

edit: The maintenance will be tommorow.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

5 Sep 2014, 9:56:01 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server problem this week (11.8.-17.8.2014)

First, we are very sorry for this situation.

Admin of Asteroids@home (Kyong) went on vacation. He will be back on Sunday 17.8.

Big thanks for your patience.

Zdenek

15 Aug 2014, 10:50:16 UTC | HA-SOFT, s.r.o. | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on 28.06.2014 starting at 13:00 UTC. It will take approximately 30 hours.

edit:
Maintenance is done. Everything is running now.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

28 Jun 2014, 12:39:23 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Maintenance running

There is another maintenance running. The last maintenance wasn't complete so I had to start it today. It will be done within 4 - 6 hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

16 Mar 2014, 12:36:34 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server on-line

There a little problem with booting server due to bad configuration of Apache. Server is on-line again.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

24 Feb 2014, 12:16:29 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server upgrade

There is going to be another server upgrade on Monday 27.01.2014 starting at 07:30 UTC. RAID array and filesystem will have to be adjusted so it will take more time. Server will be offline approximately 3 days. I assume being online on Wednesday 29.01.2014 till 11:00 UTC. If there will be more delay I will inform about it on twitter.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

24 Jan 2014, 11:33:36 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
BOINC server software upgraded

I have upgraded BOINC server software to the latest source codes and did some additional changes.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

12 Jan 2014, 14:05:35 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New applications for GPU released

There has been new applications for NVIDIA GPUs released. The apps are for NVIDIA with CUDA 5.5 and Compute Capability 2.0 and the application versions are for linux and windows. Minimum recommended versions of NVIDIA drivers are 325.15 for linux and 326.80 Beta for windows.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

29 Dec 2013, 16:28:28 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on Sunday 29.12.2013 starting at 08:00 UTC and it will take about 8 hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

28 Dec 2013, 18:36:33 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Longer workunits

There are twice longer workunits in a queue. Credit is doubled and so the deadline.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

8 Dec 2013, 10:50:25 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on Saturday 30.11.2013 starting at 09:00 UTC and it will take about 8 hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

29 Nov 2013, 19:13:35 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on Sunday 24.11.2013 starting at 08:00 UTC and it will take about 8 hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

23 Nov 2013, 20:26:07 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models of asteroids

There are 114 new models of asteroids published. You will find them in Scientific Results section.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

2 Nov 2013, 12:56:03 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Maintenance done

Maintenance is done, everything should run fine now.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

9 Oct 2013, 14:17:49 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Sudden maintenance

There is a sudden maintenance so server components will be disabled until tommorow. I am sorry for that.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

8 Oct 2013, 17:38:19 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New updated applications released

There are new updated applications released for almost all platforms. There are some improvements in CPU optimization (mainly for ARM processors) and a problem that caused some workunits didn't pass through validator was removed.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

28 Sep 2013, 14:58:15 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server migration finished

Migration of the server is finished. I am very sorry it took so long but there were more problems during the migration than I expected. Server should now be stable and I hope that there will be minimal failures in the near future.
I also changed deadline of all sent results to 15.10.2013 so you shouldn't lost any of your work done by the migration.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

25 Sep 2013, 21:09:52 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server migration

New date of server migration is planned on friday 20th. It should start at about 07:30 UTC and supposed needed time is about 6 - 8 hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

17 Sep 2013, 14:33:03 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server migration (canceled)

Server migration is probably going to perform on friday 13th. It should start at about 07:30 UTC and end at about 13:00 UTC but it can take much longer, so server could be offline until the evening if the migration is slowly or any other problem happens.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

10 Sep 2013, 20:00:55 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New improved versions of SSE2 and SSE3 released

New improved versions of SSE2 and SSE3 has been released for 32 and 64bit linux and windows.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

7 Sep 2013, 21:06:51 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server failures in last few days

I am very sorry for troubles with server. Server got to its limit and his capacity was very overloaded so there were many failures. The failures are partially solved now, database is temporarily moved to another server and its load is very decreased so server is functional now. Also there is going to be new server soon so I will notice again about the specific date when there is migration going to be.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

29 Aug 2013, 18:06:49 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is a maintenance being in progress, server will be stopped for a few hours. It should be working again at about 18:00 UTC.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

24 Aug 2013, 12:36:58 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New optimized versions for SSE2 released

There are new SSE2 optimized versions released for 32bit and 64bit linux and Windows.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

21 Aug 2013, 10:41:50 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New optimized versions for SSE3 released

There are new SSE3 optimized versions released for 32bit and 64bit linux and Windows.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

16 Aug 2013, 17:48:14 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New Android application has been released

New application for Android has been released. It is now compatible with official BOINC for Android.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

9 Aug 2013, 20:52:45 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New optimized versions have been released

There are new optimized versions for x86_64 windows, x86_64 linux and Raspberry Pi released. Computing times are shorten to half. I also thank to HA-SOFT for the code optimization.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

7 Aug 2013, 19:50:44 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Maintenance done

Maintenance is done.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

23 May 2013, 20:12:28 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Maintenance running

There is a maintenance running now. It will take a few more hours.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

23 May 2013, 17:42:30 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Firewall crash

I am very sorry for the outage, firewall's hard disk crashed, now it is replaced and working and all settings is restored.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

14 May 2013, 9:58:28 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Releasing application for MacOS

There is a new application for MacOS.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

13 May 2013, 18:18:35 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
BOINC Pentathlon

Asteroids@home has been selected in the BOINC Pentathlon as 5th project in the discipline Physics & Chemistry organized by seti-germany.de. It will run from 14.05.2013 - 19.05.2013 so during these period there will be a high load of the server.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

9 May 2013, 7:39:08 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There will be a big server maintenance and software upgrade so server will be offline from about 6:00 to 13:00 UTC.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

6 May 2013, 18:06:03 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Internet connection repairing

On Tuesday 30.04.2013 our ISP is going to be repairing our internet connection due to some failures and slowing down so server will be offline on that day approximately from 08:00 to 14:00 UTC.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

28 Apr 2013, 8:08:05 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New models of asteroids published

There are new models of asteroids published in section scientific results.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

29 Mar 2013, 14:29:53 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Releasing Android application for ARM processors

There is a new application for ARM devices running Android.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

10 Mar 2013, 18:55:37 UTC | Kyong | Discuss

New twitter account has been created. News and other important things will be also announced there. The twitter account is @asteroidsathome.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

7 Feb 2013, 16:49:53 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Releasing Raspberry Pi application

New applications for Raspberry Pi has been released. There are some changes in detection of ARM processors in the latest source code so there are two new architectures for Raspberry Pi.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

11 Jan 2013, 19:45:07 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Releasing windows application

I can finally announce releasing application for windows. I am glad that it is finally done and much more users can start crunching.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

7 Dec 2012, 19:51:19 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance on 05.11.2012. It will take from 08:00 to 13:00 UTC.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

4 Nov 2012, 17:57:58 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Badges

There are new badges you can find in your account page. The badges represents chemical composition of an asteroid. There are eight elements which start from the most to the least represented element.
I would also like to thank to ETNyx who created the graphical version of the badges.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

2 Nov 2012, 9:22:03 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New workunits

There are new workunits ready to send.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

6 Sep 2012, 10:19:26 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New website info

There are new detailed information about the project at the main website http://asteroidsathome.net

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

4 Sep 2012, 13:59:52 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Another maintenance

Tommorow, 21.08.2012, will be probably whole day maintenance. There are UTP cables and switches to be changed.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

20 Aug 2012, 17:27:33 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server maintenance

There is going to be server maintenance. Server will be off-line on Monday 13th from about 9 am to 14 pm.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

12 Aug 2012, 19:53:41 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
New workunits

I am sorry about new workunits releasing delay. New workunits will be ready to send after finishing the current batch due to change in application output accuracy.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

10 Aug 2012, 14:48:57 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Power outage

We are sorry about server unavailability for few hours, there was a power outage.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

22 Jun 2012, 8:38:48 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
Server debugging

We have been debugging server for this week so there may be some errors meanwhile, response please any of them to the forum, it would be very helpful.

Radim Vančo (Kyong)

18 Jun 2012, 18:50:46 UTC | Kyong | Discuss
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