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AAARGH! Welcome, mates, to the Pirates@Home project!
This is a test of the the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC).
Pirates@Home is an ongoing test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. Pirates@Home is currently being used to test BOINC's forum software for possible use by another project, Interactions in Understanding the Universe. At present Pirates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation, we are just having fun with BOINC. You can read more about the current goals of Pirates@Home here.

Pirates@Home was previously used to develop both experience and software (including a nifty screensave) for Einstein@Home. That project is now running quite succesfully, and you are encouraged to join and contribute your spare computing cycles to the search for gravitational waves. You can learn more about Einstein@Home here.

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  4. Download and install BOINC software


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A more complete (and growing) list may be found on the main BOINC website.

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Pirates@Home is always under development, so please don't expect it to work all the time. In fact, right now we have very little work, just occasional tests.


January 18, 2006
Network (DNS?) problems
There was a problem with our network connection today, apparently due to DNS issues. It seems to have been resolved.

January 17, 2006
Account creation enabled
Account creation has now been enabled, but with a twist. You now have to provide a valid invitation code. These will be distributed by various channels in the next few days.

January 15, 2006
Pirates@Home offline briefly
The Pirates@Home site was off-line for about 5 hours last night due to a brief power failure caused by high winds in the area. A corrupt database table which disabled the forums has been repaired. Please report further problems in the forums.

January 6, 2006
Pirates@Home upgraded to BOINC 5.2.15
The Pirates@Home site has been upgraded to use BOINC version 5.2.15. A lot of small things are not working yet, but we're working through fixing them as we find them.
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January 5, 2006
Pirates@Home has a new mission
The Pirates@Home project has returned, at least for a while, with a new mission. Pirates@Home will be used to test out the idea of using the BOINC discussion forum code for a separate project called Interactions in Understanding the Universe. See the announcements forum for more details.
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Pirates@Home may some day be sponsored by:

National Science
American Physical
Laser Interferometer
Gravitational Wave
LIGO Scientific Collaboration World Year of
Physics 2005
GEO 600 International Talk
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