Gridcoin Weekly Update
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We aim to write about what happens in the Gridcoin world and have some longer in depth sections on topics that has been hot the current week, and try to highlight many of the current interesting things. We give you tips and statistics to make you feel up to date on everything regarding the network. Do you wish to see something special, please leave a comment in the section below.
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BOINC Workshop 2017
There has been some talk about a workshop for 2017. Since Gridcoin runs on BOINC this is highly interesting for us as a community. Read more on this Steemit Post
There are currently 4 votes going and I would like to highlight them.
Include SRBase to the Whitelist
Include VGTU to the Whitelist
Remove POEM@Home from the Whitelist, the project is going inactive
Gridcoin Hangout #11
The latest Gridcoin Hangout held on 15th of October held many interesting topics. Many of the topics can be found in the RSVP Thread on Steemit. The episode can be found on Soundcloud in due time. If you have anything to ask or just listen in live, you're welcome to their Mumble Chat on Saturdays @ 9 PM CET.
In other news
Coinomi Beta Application
There has been some questions regarding the Coinomi intergration. Gridcoin is still in their Beta application that can be found at http://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.coinomi.wallet.
Gridcoin related BOINC Projects News
Highlights news from and related to all the BOINC Projects on the Gridcoin Whitelist. Most of the news are from the projects news sections. If you wish a project to be present in this section, please inform the project admins to write more news ;)
Asteroid@home application improvements
The project has updated their application for support on Nvidia 1070/1080.
Einstein@Home servers maintenance
As mentioned last week the web frontend servers for Einstein@Home will go offline for an hour on 18th of October 13:30 UTC. They will upgrade the webservers hardware and the backend for WUs and BOINC connections will be unaffected.
PrimeGrid found several new primes. 44085096^131072+1, 44049878^131072+1, both going into the Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database
PrimeGrid has also issued a Challenge, "Prime Hunters Moon Challenge" from 14th - 17th of October.
SETI@Home in WIRED
WIRED Magazine posted an article where they interviewed Berkeley SETI Research Center's Steve Croft and Eric Korpela, and the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak, about one method they use to figure out whether claimed ETI signals are legit.
There has also been more talk regarding the claimed detection of aliens previous this year. This time Dr. Korpela posted on their SETI@Home Forum and The Breakthrough Listen project posted a statement.
World Community Grid Updates
WCG posted a progress update on the Clean Energy Project describing new collaborations and the continued progress.
The Harvard Clean Energy project continues to work towards finding new classes of materials for clean, renewable, solar energy. We are now analyzing the results of a virtual high-throughput screening of fullerene alternative materials. These materials will help to expand the toolkit for our collaborators who fabricate these devices. We are working with several groups in Mexico and Canada to begin the synthesis of these compounds.
More than 20,000 people were nominated to attend South by South Lawn, a White House event designed to bring together a creative, entrepreneurial group to discuss some of the world's biggest issues. World Community Grid manager Juan Hindo was one of the few who was picked to attend the event. In this article, she discusses how South by South Lawn has inspired World Community Grid to re-issue our public call for a climate change research project.
Gridcoin Community Hangout
Every Saturday at 10PM CET there is a live Mumble session that anyone can participate in. Anyone are free to speak up, or you can just connect and listen in live. Listen to the Gridcoin Hangout on SoundCloud (takes a few days after live session before it's posted)
No updates has been made this week
There are several votings currently
- Should SRBase be whitelisted
- Should VGTU be whitelisted
- Should POEM@Home be removed from the whitelist
- What is your opinion on the mandatory Gridcoin Team requirements
This Weeks Gridcoin Infograph