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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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Ruby badge for Beta Testing workunits on World Community Grid!

Ruby badge for Beta Testing workunits on World Community Grid!

Hi everyone, During these days, World Community Grid has been running a Beta Test for their Smash Childhood Cancer project due to Android workunits results being invalid (Beta test discussion over here). I love to participate in Beta Tests and this is no exception. What I didn’t expected was to receive such amount of Android workunits that it made me reach to 180 days of runtime. Because of this, I received the Ruby Badge for Beta Testing: These are my stats up to this point of the day: And…

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Sapphire Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project from World Community Grid

Sapphire Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project from World Community Grid

Hi everyone! I’m proud to announce that my badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project from World Community Grid has finally turned to Sapphire!  It took 6 days to get this medal: The Sapphire medal is awarded after running a project for 2 years of CPU time. The next badge is the Diamond 5 Years badge. Below, you can see my stats up to this day: 2 years and over 100 days already! Can’t wait to get my Diamond 5 Years badge! Take a look at this…

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Got my Bitcoin Utopia Campaign #15 badge upgraded to Silver!

Got my Bitcoin Utopia Campaign #15 badge upgraded to Silver!

Hi everyone, Today, I noticed my badge for the Bitcoin Utopia Campaign #15 was upgraded to Silver!  Bitcoin Utopia is a place where your Bitcoin ASIC miners mine Bitcoin which are sent to different campaigns. It is like a crowdfunding project by using Bitcoins. Campaign #15 is the American Cancer Society campaign, so every Bitcoin or Satoshi mined goes to them. The Silver badge is awarded after acquiring 25 Million BOINC Credits. Currently, Bitcoin Utopia is also running a [email protected]

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My Smash Childhood Cancer badge from World Community Grid just turned to Emerald!

My Smash Childhood Cancer badge from World Community Grid just turned to Emerald!

Hi everyone, Today, I received my Emerald badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project from the World Community Grid. It took me 3 days to get the medal! The Emerald badge is awarded for running a project for a year . The next badge is the Sapphire badge awarded for running a project for 2 years. Then, after the Sapphire badge comes the Diamond badges which are awarded after running a project for 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 years. Below you can see my stats up to this point:…

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My Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid turned from Gold to Ruby!

My Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid turned from Gold to Ruby!

Hi everyone, Once again I made another milestone in the Smash Childhood Cancer project of the World Community Grid. It has turned from Gold to Ruby, again in just 2 days! The Ruby badge is awarded for running a project for 180 days. The next badge is the Emerald badge, awarded for running a project for a year (remember, these times are in CPU time and not in real life time. Unless you have a single core PC, then, it will be in real-life time). Here are…

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And today, my Silver Badge turned into a Gold Badge! Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid

And today, my Silver Badge turned into a Gold Badge! Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer project of World Community Grid

Hi everyone!! This is extremely amazing! Just yesterday, I got the Silver Badge for the Smash Childhood Cancer of World Community Grid, and today, I woke up to find out I received the Gold Badge!! The Gold badge is awarded after running a project for 90 days. I’m very happy to have contributed to this project of World Community Grid. The next badge is the Ruby badge, which is awarded after running a project for 180 days. These are my…

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