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Message 123161 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 22:38:41 UTC

Thank you and congratulations to Syracuse University whose recent average credit value in excess of 3 million is one of the largest that we have seen in the project's history. This represents about 4% of Einstein@Home's total computing power. There must be a lot of Syracuse University campus computers crunching Einstein@Home! Without your help a few weeks ago, I don't think we wouldn't have made it past the 1 Petaflop mark.

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Message 123167 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 12:49:55 UTC - in response to Message 123161.

For those who wonder, this is the list of the current top participants.

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Message 123169 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 14:01:06 UTC

I do hope someone has permission to run BOINC on them ?

Almost LOL !

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Message 123174 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 18:26:09 UTC

LOL i'm guessing the IT staff hs pushed down an invisible client to every unit connected to their WAN.
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Message 123182 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 20:50:58 UTC - in response to Message 123161.
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Grazie MIlle,sono contento di essere utile per la causa...!!!onorato di ricevere questo ringraziamento da parte sua..!!un abbraccio dall'Italia...in fede Dario...!!
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Message 123187 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 10:29:03 UTC - in response to Message 123167.

For those who wonder, this is the list of the current top participants.

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Looks like I need one more GPU card to get in the Top 50


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Message 123189 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 12:24:54 UTC

I hope they are doing this with permission. I read about a guy who was criminally charged and held liable for all the hardware that failed due to having BOINC run on it. I used to work at a university and was never able to secure this permission from them.

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Message 123190 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 13:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 123189.

I hope they are doing this with permission. I read about a guy who was criminally charged and held liable for all the hardware that failed due to having BOINC run on it. I used to work at a university and was never able to secure this permission from them.

In that case, I suspect he was a victim of malicious prosecution along with everything else.

Yes, getting permission to run BOINC is important, and you must do that before installing BOINC on your employer's computers.

But running BOINC does not, of itself, cause hardware to fail. The two Q6600 hosts on my account have been running BOINC 24/7 for well over five years, with the minimum of attention - I'm using one of them to post this reply. At worst, BOINC can reveal the weaknesses of a poor procurement decision somewhere else within the organisation. The person in the story (I think I know the one you mean) was probably being grossly overcharged for the services of an external software house to come and run the 'uninstall' program on the affected computers.
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Message 123194 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 16:25:58 UTC - in response to Message 123190.

I know the person who was involved in that case - he was, and as far as I know still is, a member of the Anandtech Distributed Computing forums. His was indeed a case of gross over-prosecution and deception on the part of university officials over what was going on.

What it basically boiled down to was that he had permission from a previous IT Director and the new director decided he: a) didn't like the individual involved, and b) decided he want the DC project removed from the affected machines, but didn't trust the person to do it, so it was billed to a 3rd party. Later, the department head convinced officials to press criminal charges.

A classic case of making a mountain out of a mole-hill.

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Message 123200 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 21:30:48 UTC
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For Syracuse I'd be inclined to put it down to having a world class physics department, including their gravitational wave research group, some LIGO luminaries, and several high powered computing clusters.

Cheers, Mike.
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Message 123203 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 5:21:17 UTC

That's pretty cool.
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Message 123204 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 11:10:39 UTC

I have personally known prof Peter G.Bergmann of Syracuse University and edited the Italian edition of his book "The riddle of gravitation". But I don't know if he is still alive, that was many years ago.I think he would approve Einstein@home.
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Message 123206 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 12:22:03 UTC

cool story, bro :D

No, seriously. Wish them even more crunching!
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Message 123207 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 12:22:45 UTC - in response to Message 123161.

Awesome!!!

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Message 123208 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 12:45:06 UTC - in response to Message 123204.

I have personally known prof Peter G.Bergmann of Syracuse University and edited the Italian edition of his book "The riddle of gravitation". But I don't know if he is still alive, that was many years ago.I think he would approve Einstein@home.
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Yeah he died back in 2002 and was born in the same city as I was.......he was there 43 years before me though.

I think he was about 87yrs old.

He was at Syracuse until about 1982



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Message 123210 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 17:47:58 UTC

I hope I did not sound too negative with my other post. I put everything I can into running the BOINC projects and would do more if I could. For me, it is a way to make SOME contribution to science. an amateur physicist, astronomer, etc., and I am thankful to be able to make some small contribution to these and other fields. I just know how some administrators and directors can be on campus from personal experience. All the best to Syracuse!
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Message 123212 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 22:06:49 UTC

Peter Saulson is at Syracuse too. He wrote Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors which I haven't yet stopped re-reading. I may actually understand this GW business one day! :-)

Cheers, Mike.
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Message 123213 - Posted: 4 Mar 2013, 9:35:10 UTC - in response to Message 123161.

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Message 123214 - Posted: 4 Mar 2013, 9:36:46 UTC - in response to Message 123213.

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Message 123245 - Posted: 6 Mar 2013, 4:10:22 UTC

I'll see if I can dig up some pictures of Syracuse's green computing center, from my visit last summer. It's pretty cool with heat recycling and natural gas power cells.

I believe their IT department has written their own scripts to run E@H on all campus computers, something like 8-10,000 desktops.

Plus they have a cluster with 4,000 cores (I think) running Condor jobs crunching LIGO data.

I'll see if I can confirm or correct those numbers from my poor memory tomorrow.

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