Joined: 30 Jun 20
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Sep 28 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home
Wow, what a week. It's been 7 days since we released Dataset 3 WUs, and YOU, our volunteers have already crunched 48 of the workunits towards our first milestone (100 networks for each of the 100 automata). Client v9.61 appears to be working well, Dataset 1+2 WUs continue working in the background. Dataset 3 WUs were coming in so fast, we had optimize the validation process because server was getting overwhelmed!
At this rate, we're going to be ready for the first release of Dataset 3 (milestone 1) before Daatset 1+2 complete. That's a good result. We'll also release more Dataset 3 WUs soon, This also bodes well for Dataset 4.
Preparations for Dataset 4 (MNIST and TrojAI) are underway. Paper writing still underway, it is unlikely we'll make the deadline we were targeting for the end of this month, because we feel including Dataset 3 would be an even more compelling result.
In other good news, the new server has shipped from the vendor, and should be arriving at the university tomorrow! Meaning sometime in the next few weeks there will be some downtime while we transition to a new server with twice the ram, twice the speed, 3 times the number of cores, and 8 times the storage.
SingleDirectMachine 10002/10004 EightBitMachine 10001/10006 SingleInvertMachine 10001/10003 SimpleXORMachine 10000/10002 ParityMachine 723/10005 ParityModified 170/10005 EightBitModified 5747/10006 SimpleXORModified 10005/10005 SingleDirectModified 10004/10004 SingleInvertModified 10002/10002
Dataset 3 progress:
Milestone 1, 100x100: 4854/10112
Last week's TWIM Notes: Sep 21 2020
Thanks again to all our volunteers!
-- The MLC@Home Admins
Joined: 9 Jul 20
Just checking back in here at MLC@Home. Awesome read. Honestly, I am also very stunned with the speed the crowd is generating here. Has there been a recent bump in # of hosts / members that accounts for this speedup?
Just got my hand on a few 3rd run rand_ WUs, that do take considerably longer on my system than the prior 1/2 WUs. Even though, I am excited for the intermediate results and the upcoming launch of our 4th experiment.
Thrilled to read about the server upgrade and the backend optimizations. In short, well done!
Good luck on the paper!