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2020-03-27: RALPH@Home, Rosetta version 4.12 released for testing. Protocols for COVID-19 and Linux ARM platform added.

This version contains updated protocols for protein interface design necessary for COVID-19 research among many additional updates and protocols added to Rosetta since the last update.

We are also happy to announce the addition of the aarch64 platform for running Rosetta on linux ARM devices like Raspberry Pi. This was made possible with the tremendous help from a team of volunteer ARM developers and specialists who reached out to the lab and took on the project to successfully port Rosetta for the linux ARM platform. We will post an official announcement as soon as this goes into production on R@h.

Please post issues/bugs regarding this app version in this thread.

2020-03-26: Collatz Conjecture, Choose Wisely

I would like to urge participants to switch to Rosetta@Home or Folding@Home (non-BOINC application but also distributed computing) to aid with Coronavirus research until a vaccine has been developed and tested. While it would be nice to solve a decades old mathematical conjecture, it would be better to do research to save lives. Please consider it. Please note that Folding@Home has both CPU and GPU applications.

2020-03-23: SETI@Home, SETI@home and COVID-19

SETI@home will stop distributing tasks soon, but we encourage you to continue donate computing power to science research - in particular, research on the COVID-19 virus. The best way to do this is to join Science United and check the "Biology and Medicine" box.

2020-03-23: GPUGRID, Doubled number of hosts

If I am not missing anything, GPUGRID volunteers doubled the number of active hosts in the last month. It may have been either due to the closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home?s covid effort.



(Credits: Boincstats)

2020-03-23: Asteroids@home, 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 Van?o (FoxKyong)

2020-03-22: GPUGRID, Server disk full being addressed

I'm working to resolve. Thanks for the support :) -T

2020-03-20: iThena, Network situation related to the general state of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Today I introduced a new iThena PERF application for Windows platforms (the application works on both 32 and 64-bit systems).

Next tasks will be iThena PERF will generate real credits for users.

However, the iThena CNode application is also very important for this moment.

The iThena PERF application tests mainly the overall performance (bandwidth of client/server performance nodes) of the Internet network. The software base here is iperf3 open app.

iThena CNode is much more focused on mapping the Internet network including delays (hops). The software base here is traceroute solutions.

Due to the general situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, deviations in Internet network structures are very interesting. For this reason I strongly encourage you to participate in the project.

Measurements can also be interesting in the sense of crisis management of network infrastructure and increased use of network resources related to the situation.

In the coming days I also plan to better solve the "age-old problem of small loans".

2020-03-20: MilkyWay@home, New Runs for MilkyWay@home N-Body (3/20/2020)

Hello,

I am writing to let you all know that we have just put some new runs up:
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__1
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__2
-de_nbody_03_20_2020_v176_40k__sim__3

Thank you all for your support,

-Eric

2020-03-20: iThena, iThena PERF and Windows platform - first version

I added iThena PERF (ithena_iperf) application for testing.

This application uses BOINC wrapper and is based on iperf3.

iperf3:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iperf
https://iperf.fr/iperf-download.php

iThena PERF uses the computer network (internet) quite intensively.
The application can use a lot of data transfer to the Internet.
An Internet connection is required.

The iThena PERF application is available for the Windows platform.

Please perform the tests and send me the information ;)

2020-03-19: SETI@Home, New SETI Perspectives: "How did life begin on Earth and elsewhere?"

Richard Lawn has posted a new SETI Perspective entitled How did life begin on Earth and elsewhere?.

2020-03-19: WEP-M+2 Project, 12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...

...233605 times - still no sign of any larger factors

2020-03-19: Rosetta@Home, Designing shape-shifting proteins

Thank you to all R@h participants who provided much of the computing used in a recent study published in PNAS describing the design of proteins that adopt more than one well-folded structure, reminiscent of viral fusion proteins.

For more infomation, click here.

2020-03-18: iThena, Current situation in the world: Networks

Hi,

Due to the current situation in the world I have a request to BOINC users.

Due to the problem of network systems usage (currently occurring overload) I would like more people to run iThena CNode application.

I plan to add a new application for Windows (32 and 64-bit). However, it will be a bit different type of application.

However, the results from iThena CNode application are very interesting for me.

iThena CNode does not use the computer network very critically.

Many thanks for your help!

2020-03-18: Universe@Home, New ULX's

New batch of ULX WU's are on server.

The work units are not so long and should finish in less then two ours on medium specs computer.

The application is compiled on 4.9 kernel in Debian 9.1.
On older kernels application will generate errors...

2020-03-17: WEP-M+2 Project, P2203:140000000 wu's (of 10000 trials each equiv.) processed!

Thanks to all the users. (Please keep crunching!)

2020-03-16: MindModeling@Home, Please Help Folding@Home Work On COVID-19

With the global community working hard to cope with Coronavirus, our thoughts are with all of those affected. We are one global community, and all of us must do what we can to address the pandemic. If you don't already, I strongly encourage all of our volunteers to contribute to Folding@Home. They are now working on COVID-19 and need all the computing power they can get. See the link below for more information.

https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/15/coronavirus-what-were-doing-and-how-you-can-help-in-simple-terms/

Thank you, and take care!
Josh Z.

2020-03-15: RakeSearch, Results of the first half of the March 2020!

Dear participants!

Two weeks of March have passed and forests, meadows, towns, and parks filled with birds chirping! Feather - the symbol of this months! And we congratulate 121 participants, whose computers found pairs with a degree of orthogonality >= 86:

[AF>France>TDM>Picardie>Oise] docmic92 (L'Alliance Francophone) and rz,
[AF>Amis des Lapins] Ceclo (L'Alliance Francophone) and Dima,
[AF>Kirass>MPF] Nafrayou (L'Alliance Francophone) and john,
Byron Leigh Hatch @ team Carl Sagan (Carl Sagan) and KySU,
[AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and adams,
[AF>Amis de la mer]_JFC (L'Alliance Francophone) and ladmo,
[AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and kt kt,
Brian Minear (University of Colorado, Boulder) and user1,
????????????? ???? ?????????? ????? (Karelia) and kraDen,
Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia) and arkiss,
blaircart (Sorry for Grand Ol' Partying) and rebel9,
Johnbodlis team (Czech National Team) and Wojtek,
Technik007[CZ] (Czech National Team) and Phoenix,
Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and Westias,
Egon olsen (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and zgf2022,
zelandonii (L'Alliance Francophone) and Achtung,
ejeancolas (L'Alliance Francophone) and Leonmer,
Steve Dodd (The Planetary Society) and mcf2020,
Thyler Durden@P3D (Planet 3DNow!) and FTalento,
Rhodan71 (L'Alliance Francophone) and Solo Man,
Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book) and Sebastian,
Roberto (L'Alliance Francophone) and dadocad72,
owensse (The Planetary Society) and koronabora,
joe carnivore (Rechenkraft.net) and eric hoskam,
Patrick Schmeer (SETI.Germany) and bakerdude39,
AlexA[boinc.ru] (Russia Team) and G. C. Greubel,
????? ????????????? (Karelia) and User (Karelia),
Wabi CZ (Czech National Team) and AKolesnichenko,
Tomaseq (Czech National Team) and Bok (SETI.USA),
boceli (Czech National Team) and ABC (Team China),
Shaman (Czech National Team) and troosh (Gridcoin),
polarbeardj (Crunching@EVGA) and raddoc (Gridcoin),
ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and JohanL (BOINC.BE),
[B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and FourOh (SETI.USA),
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and fix (Crystal Dream),
SystemViper (XtremeSystems) and ??? ????? (Karelia),
respawner (Rechenkraft.net) and KR Center (Karelia),
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and artemis8 (SETI.USA),
robbysites (Crunching@EVGA) and Werinbert (Free-DC),
Lee Hee Lak (SETIKAH@KOREA) and Derivator (Gridcoin),
Apostol Romanoff-Apostolov and axels (SETI.Germany),
Tom Poleski (BOINC@Poland) and genek (BOINC@Poland),
MechWarrior (Ars Technica) and JonS (UK BOINC Team),
Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!) and necavi (BOINC@Poland),
hoarfrost (Crystal Dream) and jozef j (Russia Team),
[SG]steini (SETI.Germany) and blitzzkreeg (Gridcoin),
Roadranner (SETI.Germany) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP),
Vincent Dark (Team China) and Soderstromm (Gridcoin),
HK-Steve (Crunching@EVGA) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!),
DeleteNull (SETI.Germany) and BOINC.RU (Russia Team),
LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and LordNicky (Russia Team),
hase (SETI-team-hannover) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream),
bluestang (XtremeSystems) and Dingo (BOINC@AUSTRALIA),
Stefan1 (Rechenkraft.net) and genseed (Crystal Dream),
glennpat (XtremeSystems) and Kromflame (BOINC.Italy),
muzzdiez (SETIKAH@KOREA) and Tex1954 (Overclock.net),
PrimeRib (SETIKAH@KOREA) and sergamena (Russia Team),
Nikita Yang (Team China) and Kodeks IT (TSC! Russia),
Apoctena (SETIKAH@KOREA) and shirawa@meow (Team 2ch),
nabializm (BOINC@Poland) and Spritex (BOINC@Denmark),
whizbang (Ars Technica).

As usual, statistics of the first half of the month:
March 2020 P1:
Degree 81: 1746348
Degree 82: 402612
Degree 83: 84107
Degree 84: 15550
Degree 85: 2691
Degree 86: 458
Degree 87: 75
Degree 88: 4
Degree 89: 0
...
Degree 100: 0

Thank you for donation of CPU time and attention to the project!

2020-03-15: T.Brada Experimental Grid, CoVid19 Reduction in tot5 compute work

Because of the global situation, I am disabling distribution of new PADLS tot5 workunits in an attempt to divert the compute attention to Folding@Home.
Happy spring Equinox!

2020-03-15: SRBase, GPU72 new subproject (beta)

GPU72 is a subproject for GPU Trial Factoring of Mersenne Prime. The project will be run on opencl for AMD and Nvidia cards on 64bit only.
There is still some further processing in creating all the server stuff.

2020-03-15: SRBase, GPU72 new subproject (pre-alpha)

GPU72 is a subproject for GPU Trial Factoring of Mersenne Prime. The project will be run on opencl for AMD and Nvidia cards on 64bit only.
There is still some further processing in creating all the server stuff.

2020-03-15: SRBase, base R31 Megaprime

On 16th of February, CharityEngine1, a member of the team Gridcoin has found the biggest prime 6962*31^2863120-1 ever for CRUS / SRBase for base R31. The prime has 4.269.952 digits and entered the TOP5000 in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database. This makes the base to a 1k.

2020-03-13: GPUGRID, Outage resolved

Before anybody wonders: yes there was an another outage last night. Thanks for the patience.

2020-03-11: PrimeGrid, SR5 Mega Prime!

On 5 March 2020, 14:40:22 UTC, PrimeGrid?s Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem project eliminated k=35816 by finding the mega prime:

35816*5^2945294-1

The prime is 2,058,677 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's ?The Largest Known Primes Database? ranked 73rd overall and is the largest known base 5 prime. 66 k?s now remain in the Riesel Base 5 problem.

The discovery was made by Pavel Atnashev (Pavel Atnashev) of Russia using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2660 v2 CPU @ 2.20GHz with 8GB RAM running Linux. This computer took about 3 hours 56 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Pavel Atnashev is a member of the Ural Federal University team.

The prime was verified on 6 March 2020, 21:41:36 UTC by John Hall (JH30895) of the United States using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) W-3245 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 385GB RAM, running Darwin 19.3.0. This computer took about 1 day, 7 hours 33 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. John Hall is a member of the Antarctic Crunchers team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-03-10: LHC@Home, Downtime Wednesday morning

The LHC@home servers will be down tomorrow Wednesday 11th of March from 6AM to 8AM UTC due to a database intervention.

Hence your BOINC clients may defer uploads or downloads. Thanks for your patience and happy crunching!

2020-03-09: World Community Grid, Smash Childhood Cancer Team Announces New Principal Investigator and New Project Targets

The Smash Childhood Cancer researchers are pleased to announce that Dr. Godfrey Chan, a founding member of the team, will be the new Principal Investigator for the project. The project is re-starting with two new targets to investigate in the continuing search for better childhood cancer treatments.

2020-03-08: PrimeGrid, Year of the Rat Challenge

Happy (very late) Chinese New Year! Even though the timing was awkward this year, this 5-day SR5 challenge from 12 March 06:00 UTC to 17 March 06:00 UTC will celebrate the Year of the Rat!

We've already eliminated one K-value from the Base-5 Riesel Problem this month -- will the luck of the Rat continue?

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Existential quandaries? Discuss in the forum post for the challenge: https://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=9063

2020-03-07: SETI@Home, Nebula: science goals

If we don't find ET, our secondary goal is to quantify the sensitivity of the search. Read about
some ideas about how we can do this in the Nebula blog.

2020-03-06: BOINC, Rosetta@home studies coronavirus

Rosetta@home, from the University of Washington, is using BOINC to model important coronavirus proteins.

2020-03-06: LHC@Home, LHC@home web site upgrade

The LHC@home information site on Drupal that includes the FAQ and other information about the applications running on LHC@home is being upgraded now.

Hence links to the FAQ and other information pages about LHC@home will be unavailable for a while today.

The new site will be ready later this afternoon.

-- The team

2020-03-05: ODLK, ?? ??????? ODLK1

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? ????????? ????????????? ??????? ODLK1 ice00 ??????????? ?? (?? ??? ????? ???????? ???????) ?????
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z9r6XRPbN_bnWDULysr2MlMHgkzffvCj/view?usp=sharing

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Result of BOINC project ODLK1 from 2017-11 to 2020-02

Total squares:

Mate: 8.993.278
----------------
type1: 8.975.377
type2: 17.858
type3: 31
type4: 12

Ortogon (around): 17.944.635
????? ???????, ?? ????? ?????? ?? ??????? ODLK1 ? ????????? ?? ????????? ??????? ????, ??????? ???? ?????????? ? ???????????? ????.

PS. ??? ?????????? ?????? ?????????: ??? ????? ???? ????? ??????? ????. ? ?? ?????????, ?????? ??? ? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ??????????.

2020-03-03: Universe@Home, A synthetic black hole database published!

With a bit of delay, we would like to announce a publication of the first synthetic database including both black holes in binaries, i.e. with gravitationally bound companion stars, and those which exist as single objects. The latter might have formed from massive single stars (at least twenty times more massive than the Sun) or, more probably, as a result of binary disruptions and stellar mergers. This study is a starting point for other more in-depth analysis of black hole populations in the Milky Way and other galaxies. You can find the publication here https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019ApJ...885....1W, whereas the database is publicly available here https://universeathome.pl/universe/bhdb.php.

2020-03-02: SETI@Home, SETI@home hibernation

On March 31, the volunteer computing part of SETI@home will stop distributing work and will go into hibernation.

We're doing this for two reasons:

1) Scientifically, we're at the point of diminishing returns; basically, we've analyzed all the data we need for now.

2) It's a lot of work for us to manage the distributed processing of data. We need to focus on completing the back-end analysis of the results we already have, and writing this up in a scientific journal paper.

However, SETI@home is not disappearing. The web site and the message boards will continue to operate. We hope that other UC Berkeley astronomers will find uses for the huge computing capabilities of SETI@home for SETI or related areas like cosmology and pulsar research. If this happens, SETI@home will start distributing work again. We'll keep you posted about this.

If you're currently running SETI@home on your computer, we encourage you to attach to other BOINC-based projects as well. Or use Science United and sign up to do astronomy. You can stay attached to SETI@home, of course, but you won't get any jobs until we find new applications.

We're extremely grateful to all of our volunteers for supporting us in many ways during the past 20 years. Without you there would be no SETI@home. We're excited to finish up our original science project, and we look forward to what comes next.

2020-03-01: RakeSearch, Februrary 2020 totals

Dear folks!

Winter is over! We are summing up the results of February and meet the spring! 89180 workunits were completed during the month ended and in the second half of the month computers of 123 participants returned the results with pairs of a high degree of orthogonality. We congratulate them:

[AF>Amis des Lapins] Phil1966 (L'Alliance Francophone) and TL,
KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants (The Knights Who Say Ni!) and rz,
[AF>Kirass>MPF] Nafrayou (L'Alliance Francophone) and BB,
[AF>Libristes]MortelKni (L'Alliance Francophone) and krc,
[AF>Libristes]cguillem (L'Alliance Francophone) and KySU,
Karelian Center for Gender Studies (Karelia) and Dima,
[AF] Skinny06 (L'Alliance Francophone) and Mite,
Johnbodlis team (Czech National Team) and john,
[AF>EDLS]zOU (L'Alliance Francophone) and user1,
Technik007[CZ] (Czech National Team) and clete,
Michael H.W. Weber (Rechenkraft.net) and kt kt,
zelandonii (L'Alliance Francophone) and Mazay,
Egon olsen (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and Dakkar,
LeChat51X (L'Alliance Francophone) and Heikki,
Duce H_K_ (L'Alliance Francophone) and arkiss,
Thyler Durden@P3D (Planet 3DNow!) and Wojtek,
Stephen Uitti (Project Blue Book) and kraDen,
Roberto (L'Alliance Francophone) and Leonmer,
Donn Pike (USAF Ret) (Gridcoin) and zgf2022,
Johannes Elsner (Planet 3DNow!) and Sebastian,
joe carnivore (Rechenkraft.net) and DRandolph,
owensse (The Planetary Society) and rbloecker,
BlisteringSheep (Ars Technica) and tihonov.aa,
Frank [RKN] (Rechenkraft.net) and koronabora,
http://vk.com/boinc (Karelia) and Drumheller,
????? ????????????? (Karelia) and ArgentSmith,
boceli (Czech National Team) and Mark Sechin,
fax (Meisterkuehler.de Team) and 1 (Gridcoin),
Shaman (Czech National Team) and G. C. Greubel,
ShmyaCluster (Crystal Dream) and ale4316 (Ukraine),
Tae Hyun Kim (SETIKAH@KOREA) and JohanL (BOINC.BE),
[B@P] Daniel (BOINC@Poland) and raddoc (Gridcoin),
Ralfy (BOINC Confederation) and FourOh (SETI.USA),
Astronomy.Karelia (Karelia) and NeoGen (AMD Users),
MechWarrior (Ars Technica) and Oleg (Russia Team),
Sabroe_SMC (Planet 3DNow!) and Herbert (Gridcoin),
Apostol Romanoff-Apostolov and AGG (Crystal Dream),
ssjy806 (SETIKAH@KOREA) and fix (Crystal Dream),
Sengieffe (UK BOINC Team) and BirdIV (Russia Team),
Roadranner (SETI.Germany) and purplecfh (SETI.USA),
LCB001 (Hardware Canucks) and JonS (UK BOINC Team),
ChelseaOilman ([H]ardOCP) and genek (BOINC@Poland),
Vincent Dark (Team China) and Derivator (Gridcoin),
[SG]steini (SETI.Germany) and citerra (Russia Team),
DeleteNull (SETI.Germany) and V0d01ey (TSC! Russia),
hase (SETI-team-hannover) and Dante (Crystal Dream),
freestman (Chinese Dream) and jozef j (Russia Team),
Bunteck (BOINC@AUSTRALIA) and blitzzkreeg (Gridcoin),
Stefan1 (Rechenkraft.net) and fractal (Ars Technica),
PrimeRib (SETIKAH@KOREA) and GLeeM (TeAm AnandTech),
glennpat (XtremeSystems) and Soderstromm (Gridcoin),
muzzdiez (SETIKAH@KOREA) and RFGuy_KCCO ([H]ardOCP),
Bulgakoff* (Russia Team) and BOINC.RU (Russia Team),
Apoctena (SETIKAH@KOREA) and JagDoc (Planet 3DNow!),
nabializm (BOINC@Poland) and kim-b-h (BOINC@Denmark),
CoolAtchOk (Russia Team) and 427jmf (Crunching@EVGA),
whizbang (Ars Technica) and Shmya-2 (Crystal Dream),
LordNicky (Russia Team) and genseed (Crystal Dream),
Spritex (BOINC@Denmark) and sergamena (Russia Team),
Kodeks IT (TSC! Russia) and Hoshione (SETI.Germany),
Tex1954 (Overclock.net) and zzuupp (TeAm AnandTech),
hoarfrost (Crystal Dream).

Statistics of the February 2020 findings:
Degree 81: 3474261
Degree 82: 797546
Degree 83: 165605
Degree 84: 30695
Degree 85: 4913
Degree 86: 794
Degree 87: 107
Degree 88: 3
Degree 89: 0
...
Degree 100: 0

Overall search statistics:
Degree 81: 21142158
Degree 82: 4976767
Degree 83: 1053003
Degree 84: 200451
Degree 85: 33422
Degree 86: 5316
Degree 87: 664
Degree 88: 96
Degree 89: 7
Degree 90: 2
Degree 91: 0
Degree 92: 0
Degree 93: 0
Degree 94: 0
Degree 95: 0
Degree 96: 0
Degree 97: 0
Degree 98: 0
Degree 99: 0
Degree 100: 0

Thank you for attention to the project and participation!

2020-02-29: SRBase, planned outage today (done)

There will be some updates and checks for one crash issue today.

2020-02-29: SRBase, planned outage today (ongoing)

There will be some updates and checks for one crash issue today.

2020-02-29: SRBase, planned outage today

There will be some updates and checks for one crash issue today.

2020-02-27: PrimeGrid, Another GFN-262144 Find!!

On 16 February 2020, 01:13:42 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Mega Prime:

9812766^262144+1

The prime is 1,832,857 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 15th for Generalized Fermat primes and 87th overall.

The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng*) of the United States using an NVidia GeForce RTX 2070 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core x64 Edition. This GPU took about 17 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Tom Greer is a member of the Sicituradastra. team.

The prime was verified on 16 February 2020, 01:39:49 UTC by Viktor Svantner (Viktor Svantner) of the Czech Republic using a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core Processor with 128GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 22 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Viktor Svantner is a member of the Czech National Team team.

The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v6 @ 3.70GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux Debian. This computer took about 6 hours, 6 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-02-27: PrimeGrid, GFN-262144 Find!

On 12 February 2020, 14:26:58 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Mega Prime:

9750938^262144+1

The prime is 1,832,137 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 15th for Generalized Fermat primes and 86th overall.

The discovery was made by Alen Kecic (Freezing) of Germany using an NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820X CPU @ 3.60GHz with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This GPU took about 22 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Alen Kecic is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

The prime was verified on 12 February 2020, 14:32:50 UTC by Tom Greer (tng*) of the United States using an NVidia GeForce RTX 2080 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 13 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Tom Greer is a member of the Sicituradastra. team.

The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v6 @ 3.70GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux Debian. This computer took about 13 hours, 22 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

For more details, please see the official announcement.

2020-02-26: BOINC, Top 100 user list

The top 100 user list has been updated for the first time in several years.

2020-02-24: Rosetta@Home, Rosetta's role in fighting coronavirus

Thank you to all R@h volunteers for your contributions to help accurately model important coronavirus proteins. The collective computing power that you provide through R@h helps academic research groups world wide model important protein structures like these.

From a recent IPD news post:

"We are happy to report that the Rosetta molecular modeling suite was recently used to accurately predict the atomic-scale structure of an important coronavirus protein weeks before it could be measured in the lab. Knowledge gained from studying this viral protein is now being used to guide the design of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs."

Since the release of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences in late January, a number of important corona virus proteins like the one described above have been modeled on R@h volunteer computers. A list of these proteins is provided by the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID).