Friday, October 28, 2022

added MilkyWay@Home

I continue to let my main computer, John Max, run 24-7 with spare cycles used by BOINC projects. 

For months, maybe a couple of years now, I've only had active projects for the World Community Grid and Rosetta@Home. Those have been slogging away at pandemic and cancer research. 

SETI is still in the list... but of course no work has been done there for a while.

A couple of days ago I thought that I should add some astro.

Today I looked up from a BOINC list, noted MilkyWay@Home, and started to join.

And got bonked! Ha. Seems I already had an account... OK. Reset the password and logged in.

So now, for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, I'm helping create a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

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