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Distributed AV1 Video Encoding

Distributed AV1 Video Encoding

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I began working on writing code to encode video files to AV1 in a distributed computing fashion using my private BOINC server. I wrote some PHP code and developed a Windows Forms software that will submit the video files to the distributed computing server so that it can send jobs to connected machines. The encoding software I’m using is rav1e. This software is currently single-threaded, which means that encoding videos will take some time, especially when using…

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I found a prime number! PrimeGrid BOINC project

I found a prime number! PrimeGrid BOINC project

Hi everyone, Today, I got an automated private message in the PrimeGrid BOINC project telling me I found a prime number in their AP27 subproject. The message I got is the following, Here it is in plaintext: (This is an automated message. Replies to this message will not be read.) Dear AP finder, Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique Arithmetic Progression of primes of length 21. This computer is assigned to the…

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Improvements to my Finished BOINC Tasks section in my website and today’s [email protected] rank

Improvements to my Finished BOINC Tasks section in my website and today’s [email protected] rank

Hi everyone, Today afternoon, I worked on setting up a sorting option allowing you to sort my finished BOINC tasks by date and by host, or one of them in the Finished BOINC Tasks section of my website. The result looks like this: You can, for example, select the tasks that’s been processed today, for my AMD Ryzen machine, and you’ll get this: Note that I’m not an expert at HTML or CSS, but I’ve managed to bring this functionality…

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New Gridcoin BOINC Challenge: [email protected] – Installing VirtualBox and configuring the project

New Gridcoin BOINC Challenge: [email protected] – Installing VirtualBox and configuring the project

Hi everyone, Today, a new BOINC challenge for the project [email protected] started. This challenge was issued by Team Gridcoin: I went ahead and added my machines to this project, only to realize I need VirtualBox installed: So in order to crunch tasks for this project, I went to install VirtualBox as well as configure the project. Here I detail you the installation and optional configuration process, which is really simple: Installing VirtualBox 1. First, we go to the VirtualBox Website,…

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Just got the Silver Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid!

Just got the Silver Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid!

Hi everyone, Two days ago, I told you that I have got the Bronze badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid. Today, I’m pleased to announce that I have got the Silver badge!! The Silver badge is awarded for running a project for 45 days (CPU time). This is the message I got in BOINC (The software used to run this project on a PC): You can see that it only took me 2 days to…

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I got the Bronze Badge for the Bitcoin Utopia Campaign #15 – American Cancer Society!

I got the Bronze Badge for the Bitcoin Utopia Campaign #15 – American Cancer Society!

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I wrote that I got the Bronze badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer sub-project on World Community Grid. Today, I checked out my badges in Bitcoin Utopia, a crowdfunding project where your Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware mine Bitcoins for charitable causes, and found out that I also got the Bronze badge for their Campaign #15, American Cancer Society: On Bitcoin Utopia, the Bronze Badge is awarded once you reach 1 million credits on a campaign, which are…

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Just got my first badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer subproject of World Community Grid!

Just got my first badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer subproject of World Community Grid!

Hi everyone, As you may know, I am committed to donating my computer spare time to distributed computing projects, especially to World Community Grid, which runs a variety of projects looking for cures for various diseases. Last week, they launched the Smash Childhood Cancer sub-project after having run a beta for a few weeks. Today, I’m proud to mention that I have got the first badge of this sub-project, which is the Bronze badge: A Bronze badge is awarded after…

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Gridcoin Faucets & Tools v1.3.1 for Android released!

Gridcoin Faucets & Tools v1.3.1 for Android released!

Note: This app is no longer maintained or updated. Hi Everyone, Today, I released a small update for the Gridcoin Faucets & Tools app. This update simply adds the Gridcoin Tumblr page to the Community section of the app. To learn more about the app and what was added in the previous version (v1.3), please click here. Download: You can download the app at the Google Play Store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=msc.moisessoftwares.gridcoinfaucetstools If you already have the app installed, just go to the Play…

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Gridcoin Faucets & Tools v1.3 for Android released!

Gridcoin Faucets & Tools v1.3 for Android released!

Note: This app is no longer maintained or supported. Hi Everyone, Today, I’m pleased to announce the release of Gridcoin Faucets & Tools v1.3! If you’re wondering what Gridcoin Faucets & Tools is, it is an app designed to give you access to Gridcoin Faucets as well as to provide several useful tools. You can check your Gridcoin Balance directly, check out your CPID and Magnitude with the Magnitude Calculator, use the Explorer section to check out blocks, transactions, and…

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BOINC running in the LattePanda – Performance Overview

BOINC running in the LattePanda – Performance Overview

Hi everyone! I made this video showcasing the LattePanda running BOINC. As you can see, it is a fair system to run BOINC, considering that the Intel X5 series overheats and throttles down the processor. It is good to run CPU-only projects as activating the GPU will severily throttle down the system. If you are looking for a $100 computer to run BOINC and earn some Gridcoin, give this board a look. More information can be found at http://lattepanda.com/ I…

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