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    Don't forget International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th!


    Pirates@Home is a test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. One goal of the project is to help develop a screensaver for Einstein@Home. At present Pirates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation. We are just having fun with BOINC.

    Read more about the LIGO and GEO 600 gravity wave detectors. If you would like to participate in Einstein@Home when it officially starts then please sign up to be notified.


    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.


    19 September 2004
    Arrr! Greetings to the crew on this fine Talk Like a Pirate Day. We are continuing to let out a few short workunits to test scheduling and graphics.

    16 September 2004
    Arrr! We just want to make sure all the crew know that September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. The gravity wave hunters in Hannover will probably want to talk like a Pirate auf Deutsch.

    12 September 2004
    We 'found our keys', and now the scheduler is up and unrestricted. We are letting out some very small test workunits, but only a few at a time to see how they do. BOINC version 4 is now the required client.

    9 September 2004
    The download problem has been fixed. It was just a missing directory, not a problem with signatures. We are continuing to 'tweak' and try out the whole cycle of work creation and validation with BOINC 4.

    8 September 2004
    New account creation has been enabled. We are mostly converted over to BOINC 4 but there are still a few problems. In particular downloading of executables (BOINC itself or applications) is not working correctly, probably due to bad file signatures. We will post a note when it's fixed.


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    Pirates@Home may some day be sponsored by:

    National Science
    American Physical
    Laser Interferometer
    Gravitational Wave
    Vassar College
    Department of
    Physics and Astronomy
    LIGO Scientific Collaboration World Year of
    Physics 2005
    GEO 600 International Talk
    Like a Pirate Day


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