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Planned Outage 6/18/2015 @ 8:00am CDT
Tomorrow morning at 8:00am central daylight savings time, the power will be out. It is expected to be back on around 12:00pm. 18 Jun 2015, 0:00:44 UTC · Comment

Planned Outage Today
The circuit breaker panel will be replaced today which will require all power to be shut off for an extended period today. Unfortunately, I have been given no specific start time or finish time. So, load up on your work units now. 16 Jun 2015, 13:32:13 UTC · Comment

Sieve Application Testing
As some may have noticed on the server status page, there are daemons running for the new Collatz Sieve application. Work units are available for when the apps ready for testing. If you are a glutton for punishment, set your preferences to allow test applications and when the apps are ready, you can join in the testing.

I know the credit calulation used by the old apps has to change because while the average steps has increased because of the sieve, the total steps has decreased. Also, the WUs are probably too large (a day or two or more??? on a very fast GPU). The sieve apps will come and go while testing the various platforms and plan classes. As they are determined to be stable they will be added to the list of production apps and, if all goes well, eventually the v6 apps will be deprecated.
11 Jun 2015, 0:18:02 UTC · Comment

She Needs More Power, Capt'n
After replacing the power supply, the Collatz server is back online. The database checked out OK so everything appears normal. As usual, if you find any quirks, please let me know. 10 Jun 2015, 17:09:43 UTC · Comment

False Positive: Win32/Bulta!rfn
Microsoft recently added a check for the Win32/Bulta!rfn trojan virus to Microsoft Security Essentials. Unfortunately, the footprint they use to check for the virus matches that of the mini amd gpu app. The app is NOT infected though. They are just using too short a foot print. It is no different than trying to find this web site by searching Google but only entering "Collatz" as the search criteria. You would get a lot of links as matches but only one is the real thing. The anti-virus software searches executable applications looking for viruses but if the search string is too short, they get a false positive.

Until Microsoft fixes it (if ever) you may
a) ignore it (but you won't be able to run mini WUs)
b) choose another app such as the solo_collatz app in your preferences instead
c) exclude the c:\program data\boinc folder from being checked.
26 May 2015, 13:23:40 UTC · Comment

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