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Past & Future. [email protected] & Rechenkraft.net e.V. A Volunteer Cruncher 1/3. 1996 Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. 1997 RC5-56, DES 1999 RC5-64 (distributed.net). A Volunteer Cruncher 2/3. Lot of non Boinc projects Lot of Boinc projects.

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Past & Future

[email protected]

&

Rechenkraft.net e.V.


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A Volunteer Cruncher 1/3

  • 1996 Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search

  • 1997 RC5-56, DES

  • 1999 RC5-64 (distributed.net)


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A Volunteer Cruncher 2/3

  • Lot of non Boinc projects

  • Lot of Boinc projects

  • 12/2002 registered in the forum of Rechenkraft.net

  • 10/2004 founding of Rechenkraft.net e.V.

Rechen- Computing

Kraft- Power


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www.Rechenkraft.net

Rechenkraft.net e.V.

  • Non profit organization

    • Support distributed computing

    • Promote it (Volunteers, Scientists)

    • Promote science, research and education

    • Setup project to grant scientists access to high performance bio-science software


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A Volunteer Cruncher 3/3

  • 11/2005 Member of Rechenkraft.net e.V.

  • 06/2006 rebuild home page as wiki

  • A lot of wiki work

After 10 years of DC volunteer

[email protected] started


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1/3

  • Never planned as project

  • begin 2007

    • how does the server side works

    • Boinc open source

    • subscribe boinc_* mailinglists

  • 03/04 2007 Boinc Server VM

  • Laptop WinXP, 1.6 GHz 500MB RAM

    • UPPERcase

  • 06/2007 wrapper announced for legacy apps

  • 07/2007 distributed.net OGR app wrapped


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2/3

  • project moved from VM -> small root server

  • 11/2007 [email protected] wrapped

    • Rechenkraft.net has a long lasting relation to the author Laurence Loewe

  • 03/2008 Stephen Brooks Muon1 wrapped

  • 12/2008 ECM wrapped

    • Trial factorization for different projects (6 included)

  • 04/2010 Euler wrapped

  • other projects, just contact me or our forum


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Boinc Server

Boinc

Client

OGR queue

EVO queue

Boinc

Client

MUON queue

Unsent

results

OddPerfect

ElevenSmooth

Mersenne+2

NearRepdigit

Boinc

Client

RepUnit

XYYXF

Boinc

Client

EULER queue

3/3

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q

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e

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...


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Experiences from the other side of a project, as project admin

+++ much unexpected help

  • compiling on Win/Linux/Solaris/Mac/PS3,

  • translations, screensaver, graphics

  • help from other projects, mailing list, #boinc

    --- some user are very aggressive and blaming

  • specially about credits


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Learnings

  • credits are holy, NEVER remove them, be carefully, don't abort running wus

  • be open, specially on problems of any kind (technical, monetary, time, ...)

  • fast answer forum questions

  • provide frequent news

  • don't talk about not available things, specially about time schedules


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About the Future

RNA World:

  • open a job submission interface for scientists

  • scientific publications

  • wrap more bioscience applications

    Rechenkraft.net e.V.

  • get more member, active participants, donations, monetary foundings

    [email protected]

  • include more projects


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Boinc wish list

  • check pointing outside the application

    • E.g. using VM or saving the whole memory of the application

  • runtime selection in Boinc

    • Don‘t get tasks longer than X

  • RSS Feed in Client

  • Switch off GPU fetch for CPU only projects

  • Option to abort redundant results even if they are started.


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Our URLs

www.Rechenkraft.net

www.Rechenkraft.net/yoyo

www.RNAWorld.de

AerospaceResearch.net/Constellation

[email protected]


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