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[TWIM Notes] Oct 27 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Oct 27, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter!
1000 users with credit milestone, and GPU application rollout to testing!

Read it and join the discussion here.
28 Oct 2020, 4:40:18 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Oct 27 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Oct 27 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
This week we crossed the 1000 users-with-credit threshold! Thanks again for all our volunteers!

GPU week, part 1. This week was consumed with developing and releasing to testing CUDA clients. The good news, when they work, they do provide a nice performance boost. The bad news, there are a lot of kinks to work out yet. Currently, we've released a windows/CUDA and linux/CUDA binary. The windows binary works if the user has the right environment (cuda 10.2 is known to work). The linux/CUDA binary was just released 48 hours ago and currently is broken in new and surprising ways not seen in our internal testing. Both apps will need some server-side changes to only allow hosts that can meet these minimum requirements. Luckily, that's why we have the "mldstest" application to find these issues before we release to the main channel!

Also, the GPU apps are much larger than our current CPU app, and have wildly different resource requirements. So much so, that we will likely be releasing them as a separate app to run alongside the CPU apps with their own WUs. That way we can isolate GPU WUs from CPU WUs and keep everyone happy and crunching.

If you're interested in testing, please make sure you have "Run test applications?" and "Use NVIDIA GPU?" checked in your project preferences, and follow/post your experience in the forum.

News:



Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 17159
Tasks in progress 22491
Users
With credit 1020
Registered in past 24 hours 66
Hosts
With recent credit 2051
Registered in past 24 hours 53
Current GigaFLOPS 30532.46

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine          10001/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              884/10005

ParityModified             275/10005
EightBitModified          6492/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 

Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 37600/40425
Milestone 1, 100x100:  10000/10000
Milestone 2, 100x1000: 37600/100000
Milestone 3: 100x10000: 37600/1000000


Last week's TWIM Notes: Oct 19 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
28 Oct 2020, 4:38:01 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Oct 19 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Oct 19, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! Brief updated on GPU support, Dataset 4, OSX support and more.

Read it and join the discussion here.
20 Oct 2020, 3:34:29 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Oct 19 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Oct 19 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
A quick summary this week, as it was a quiet week on the forums and busy week outside of the project. Hey, sometimes life happens. See below for GPU support updates, Paper updates, Dataset 4, and OSX support.

News:



Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 25261
Tasks in progress 21240
Users
With credit 961
Registered in past 24 hours 45
Hosts
With recent credit 2064
Registered in past 24 hours 15
Current GigaFLOPS 248734.27

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine          10001/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              854/10005

ParityModified             243/10005
EightBitModified          6365/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 

Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 26430/30112
Milestone 1, 100x100:  10000/10000
Milestone 2, 100x1000: 26430/100000
Milestone 3: 100x10000: 26430/1000000


Last week's TWIM Notes: Oct 12 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
20 Oct 2020, 3:32:06 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Oct 12 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Oct 12, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! 100 days, a new server, and other progress updates.

Read it and join the discussion here.
13 Oct 2020, 2:55:17 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Oct 12 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Oct 12 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
Happy 100 days, MLC@Home! On October 8th, MLC@Home passed 100 days old as a project, and early adopter badges were added to everyone with credit at that point. Thanks again for all your support.

Beyond that, we transitioned to our new server, which is quite a step up from the old one, and puts us in good shape for Dataset 3+4 validation and beyond. Read on for more information.

News:



Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 41238
Tasks in progress 21350
Users
With credit 910
Registered in past 24 hours 47
Hosts
With recent credit 2029
Registered in past 24 hours 58
Current GigaFLOPS 24544.93

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine          10001/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              804/10005

ParityModified             218/10005
EightBitModified          6221/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 

Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 17197/30112
Milestone 1, 100x100:  9975/10000
Milestone 2, 100x1000: 17197/100000
Milestone 3: 100x10000: 17197/1000000


Last week's TWIM Notes: Oct 5 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
13 Oct 2020, 2:50:02 UTC · Discuss

Scheduled Server Maintenance
MLC@Home will be going down at midnight (Easter US timezone) tonight, Oct 8th (a little over 4 hours from now), to migrate to a new, more powerful server.

The outage is scheduled for all day Oct 9th, during which time the web site and boinc work schedulers will be offline. We expect to be back up and running (on a much more powerful server!) by the morning of Oct 10th (hopefully sooner!). We'll post updates to twitter with progress in case something doesn't go according to plan: https://twitter.com/MLCHome2 .

Thanks again for your support, and we'll be back shortly!
9 Oct 2020, 23:24:44 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Oct 5 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Oct 5, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! Updates on Badges, GPU support, upcoming maintenance, and more.
Read it and join the discussion here.
6 Oct 2020, 2:10:50 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Oct 5 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Oct 5 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
This week MLC@Home turns 100 days old! Since the beginning, we've released 3 datasets worth of WUs, released many application updates, rolled out support for 3 new architectures on Linux, and rolled out Windows support. But we're just getting started.

It's been a busy week: Dataset 3 is approaching its first milestone of 100 networks for 100 samples (100x100), and its only been ~15 days. Badges went live on the site. We benchmarked Dataset 3 WUs on a GPU (40% speedup on AMD ROCm). We even some potential movement on OSX support. Read on to find out more.

But first, an apology: we had a server glitch today where the work scheduler was unavailable for several hours. We've corrected the problem and taken steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Next, MLC@Home was happy to roll out badges this week. There are now badges for top RAC percentage, and milestone badges for hitting credit milestones per app. Currently, only new credit (as of Oct 1) is counted towards milestones, but by the end of this week we should be able to get all previous credit counted towards them as well. So if you don't have a badge yet, please be patient, its coming. We're also offering a special Early Adopter badge to anyone who has credit by our 100th day, October 8th. Consider it a small token of thanks for supporting our new project.

News:



Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 33935
Tasks in progress 15329
Users
With credit 793
Registered in past 24 hours 30
Hosts
With recent credit 1994
Registered in past 24 hours 14
Current GigaFLOPS 31291.44

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine          10001/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              774/10005

ParityModified             203/10005
EightBitModified          6111/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 

Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 10232/20112
Milestone 1, 100x100:  9357/10000
Milestone 2, 100x1000: 10232/100000
Milestone 3: 100x10000: 10232/1000000


Last week's TWIM Notes: Sep 28 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
6 Oct 2020, 2:03:36 UTC · Discuss

Badges!
MLC@Home is happy to announce that badges are now available!

We're scientists, not artists; but why not have some fun:

There are three types of badges volunteers can earn:

1) RAC Badges: badges for having a (user/team) with a high RAC for the project. These are gold/silver/bronze badges for top 1%, 5%, and 25% RAC.

2) Milestone Badges: Starting today (October 1st 2020), we've enabled sub-project credit reporting. While we only have one sub-project at the moment (MLDS), we plan to have more in the future. With this, we're instituting "Milestone badges" you can earn for contributing a certain number of credits per sub-project. These badges are available at milestones, the first being 10K credits. While all users retain their overall credit (I repeat no credit is lost), these badges will only be awarded for work done after today, when the server started keeping track of per-app credit. Thresholds for milestone badges are (currently) 10K (onyx), 500K (amethyst), 1M (sapphire), 500M (ruby), and 1B (emerald) credits.

3) Special Badges: These are special, one-off badges for special events. The first one is a reward for those who have supported our little project so far. We're going to grant an "Early Adopter" badge for anyone who has any type of credit on this project during its first 100 days. This project went live the night of June 30th, 2020, so that leaves just 1 week (October 8th!) to earn some credit and qualify for the badge.

We hope that these badges help keep things fun, and motivate all of you to keep supporting our work. We're so close to not only writing our first papers based on these results, but also releasing these datasets so others (maybe even you) can build our collective effort. There is no way we could do this without you.

Thank you!
-- The MLC@Home Admins
2 Oct 2020, 3:37:38 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Sep 28 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Sep 28, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! Read it and join the discussion here.
29 Sep 2020, 0:54:45 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Sep 28 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Sep 28 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
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.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 2851
Tasks in progress 35721
Users
With credit 807
Registered in past 24 hours 30
Hosts
With recent credit 1994
Registered in past 24 hours 20
Current GigaFLOPS 30112.54

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

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
29 Sep 2020, 0:47:41 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Sep 21 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Sep 21, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! Read it and join the discussion here.
22 Sep 2020, 4:30:00 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Sep 21 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Sep 21 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
The new client (v9.61) is out of testing and deployed on the main MLDS app, and Dataset 3 WUs are out! We've only released 10 WUs per graph at the moment, will up that to at least 100 going forward. Dataset 3 WUs require at least MLDS app v9.61, and all previous version of the app have been deprecated. Also, the MLDStest applications have now been marked as beta, which required users to specify the "run test applications" preferences to participate in testing. Please consider doing so, as testing on mldstest this time around uncovered many issues before wide deployment, but also understand it is unstable and you may not get credit for WUs deployed through the testing app.

Preparations for Dataset 4 (MNIST and TrojAI) are underway. Paper writing continues for a conference deadline at the end of the month.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 13588
Tasks in progress 22210
Users
With credit 767
Registered in past 24 hours 62
Hosts
With recent credit 2044
Registered in past 24 hours 15
Current GigaFLOPS 35869.59

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine           9999/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              690/10005
ParityModified             148/10005
EightBitModified          5445/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 


Last week's TWIM Notes: Sep 14 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
22 Sep 2020, 4:28:08 UTC · Discuss

Maintenance 9/19
Server going down briefly tonight fro some emergency maintenance and preparation for the larger rollout of dataset 3.

Shouldn't be more than an hour or so. Sorry for the lack of notice.
20 Sep 2020, 3:12:52 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Sep 14 2020 posted
MLC@Home has posted the Sep 14, 2020 edition of its weekly "This Week In MLC@Home" newsletter! Read it and join the discussion here.
14 Sep 2020, 20:40:42 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Sep 14 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Sep 14 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

We're nearing the 2000 hosts with recent credit mark! Thanks to all who are contributing!

We are really, really excited that we're nearing the end of Datasets 1 and 2. Those pesky Parity* and EightBit* networks are starting to finish up, meaning that massive undertaking is nearing an end, and soon will be ready for release.

New this week is the launching of a MLDStest project for beta-testing new client releases and new dataset 3 WUs. Users have the option of opting out of running test units if they wish (under account preferences), but the number of WUs is expected to be very small, and it would be a big help to run them if you can, so please consider remaining as a tester.

This week we fixed most of the issues behind the scenes with Dataset 3, and have already sent out test WUs. This week we're hoping to queue the bulk for Dataset 3 WUs. Preparations for Dataset 4 (MNIST and TrojAI) are underway.

Paper writing continues for a conference deadline at the end of the month.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 12847
Tasks in progress 22234
Users
With credit 690
Registered in past 24 hours 25
Hosts
With recent credit 1960
Registered in past 24 hours 42
Current GigaFLOPS 31675.59

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine           9994/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              602/10005
ParityModified             118/10005
EightBitModified          4554/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 


Last week's TWIM Notes: Sep 8 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
14 Sep 2020, 20:36:35 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Sep 8 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Sep 8 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

A little late after the long weekend in the US, and in general, a lot of work behind the scenes. It was a relatively quiet week in the forums.

The biggest news is that there's been a hitch with Dataset 3 WUs, in that we're having trouble generating data that the networks can learn. As a refresher, Datasets 1 and 2 are what are being computed now and are nearing completion. Dataset 3 is supposed to train similar RNN networks, but go "wide" instead of "deep" (100 different training sets, only 100-ish examples of each vs. 5 training sets and 10000 of each). As such instead of mimic-ing the 5 simple machines Datasets 1 and 2 are computing, we would instead use 100 randomly generated deterministic finite automata, and train networks to mimic the behavior of these automata. Surprisingly, we're having trouble learning these automata using the networks we have, which we suspect is a bug in our data generation code we're still tracking down and taking us a lot longer than planned.

Because of this, we're pushing up work on Dataset 4. Dataset 4 will be the first to train Convolutional networks (CNNs) on variants of MNIST, specifically those used by the TrojAI project and the "BadNets" paper. The hope is that with enough examples of each network, we can show the same weight-space separation we're able to show with Dataset 1 and 2 on simple RNNs is *also* present on CNN networks, showing greater application of weight space analysis for identifying training data. An updated client for Dataset 4 support is already underway, and should take too long. Hopefully this week, but given the unforeseen issues with Dataset 3, we're hesitant to state a deadline.

Meanwhile, work on debugging Dataset 3 continues. As does paper writing for a conference deadline at the end of the month.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 19271
Tasks in progress 19684
Users
With credit 661
Registered in past 24 hours 65
Hosts
With recent credit 1874
Registered in past 24 hours 33
Current GigaFLOPS 27494.27

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine           9962/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              537/10005
ParityModified              90/10005
EightBitModified          3729/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 


Last week's TWIM Notes: Aug 31 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
8 Sep 2020, 17:06:01 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Aug 31 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Aug 31 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

The major news this week is that we tweaked the priority a little bit, which allowed a lot of progress on the simpler workunits, and as you'll notice 6 of the 10 network types in Datasets 1 and 2 have reached their goal of 10000 samples! This is a big milestone for the project, and is getting us closer to releasing the first official dataset from this effort.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 19149
Tasks in progress 20125
Users
With credit 596
Registered in past 24 hours 30
Hosts
With recent credit 1806
Registered in past 24 hours 58
Current GigaFLOPS 28292.26

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine           9801/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10000/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              484/10005
ParityModified              70/10005
EightBitModified          2971/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 


Last week's TWIM Notes: Aug 23 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
1 Sep 2020, 2:09:13 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Aug 23 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Aug 23 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

This week saw the rollout of the v9.5x updated series of clients in preparation for Dataset 3 WUs. Unfortunately the rollout wasn't as smooth as we planned, so most of this week was spent on engineering issues with the client and not on the science. That should change this week, however!

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 27775
Tasks in progress 22336
Users
With credit 543
Registered in past 24 hours 11
Hosts
With recent credit 1657
Registered in past 24 hours 20
Current GigaFLOPS 23517.82

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine       9682/10004
EightBitMachine           9635/10006
SingleInvertMachine       9686/10003
SimpleXORMachine          9648/10002
ParityMachine              417/10005
ParityModified              54/10005
EightBitModified          2302/10006
SimpleXORModified         6749/10005
SingleDirectModified      6717/10004
SingleInvertModified      6797/10002 


Last week's TWIM Notes: Aug16 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
24 Aug 2020, 3:20:27 UTC · Discuss

New client released with ARM support!
We are glad to announce a new version of the MLDS application has been deployed to the server. New features include:



This release prepares us for Dataset 3 WUs, which will start trickling out over the next few days as we enter the next phase of the project. The way the clients were built has changed, so please report any issues with the new clients to the forum.

As always check the News section of the website for weekly "This Week in MLC@Home" updates, and/or follow us on Twitter at @MLCHome2.
21 Aug 2020, 1:09:25 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Aug 16 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Aug 16 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Apologies for the delay this week, We were hoping to have the new client first, but it needs another day of prep.

News:



Project status snapshot:

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 38906
Tasks in progress 17358
Users
With credit 499
Registered in past 24 hours 19
Hosts
With recent credit 1565
Registered in past 24 hours 21
Current GigaFLOPS 23110.73

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine       9680/10004
EightBitMachine           9634/10006
SingleInvertMachine       9684/10003
SimpleXORMachine          9647/10002
ParityMachine              358/10005
ParityModified              44/10005
EightBitModified          1549/10006
SimpleXORModified         6480/10005
SingleDirectModified      6460/10004
SingleInvertModified      6530/10002 


Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
17 Aug 2020, 4:14:54 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Aug 8 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Aug 8 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

News:



Project status snapshot:
Tasks
Tasks ready to send 39875
Tasks in progress 19815
Users
With credit 448
Registered in past 24 hours 20
Hosts
With recent credit 1428
Registered in past 24 hours 19
Current GigaFLOPS 23319.4

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine       9679/10004
EightBitMachine           9626/10006
SingleInvertMachine       9684/10003
SimpleXORMachine          9647/10002
ParityMachine              305/10005
ParityModified              29/10005
EightBitModified           795/10006
SimpleXORModified         6077/10005
SingleDirectModified      6039/10004
SingleInvertModified      6130/10002 


Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
8 Aug 2020, 14:48:10 UTC · Discuss

[TWIM Notes] Aug 1 2020
This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Aug 1 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home.

News:



Project status snapshot:
Tasks
Tasks ready to send 62154
Tasks in progress 21940
Users
With credit 382
Registered in past 24 hours 13
Hosts
With recent credit 1305
Registered in past 24 hours 21
Current GigaFLOPS 23473.01

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:
SingleDirectMachine 9670/10004
EightBitMachine 9618/10006
SingleInvertMachine 9675/10003
SimpleXORMachine 9633/10002
ParityMachine 269/10005
ParityModified 15/10005
EightBitModified 506/10006
SimpleXORModified 3106/10005
SingleDirectModified 3078/10004
SingleInvertModified 3156/10002

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

-- The MLC@Home Admins
1 Aug 2020, 18:07:29 UTC · Discuss


[TWIM Notes] Jul 25, 2020
This Week in MLC@Home notes for Jul 25, 2020

A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home.



Current work status at time of posting:
Tasks ready to send: 81035
Tasks in progress: 15139

As always, you can see the current project status on the project main page at https://www.mlcathome.org/.

Thanks for contributing!
-- The MLC@Home Admins
25 Jul 2020, 19:29:39 UTC · Discuss


MLC@Home and CORAL
Exciting news!

MLC@Home is now a project of the The Cognition, Robotics, and Learning (CORAL) lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

This brings many benefits, not the least of which is lab space to run equipment, new ideas for research to conduct, and a place to collaborate with other researchers who may not be members of the BOINC community. Most importantly, being backed by a university research lab provides some assurance to you, our volunteers, that this project has both academic merit and a purpose beyond a single researcher and their goals. Over the next few days I'll be updating our website to reflect the new affiliation.

As always, please see our main website, https://www.mlcathome.org for details on the current research, or join us by attaching your BOINC client to this URL: https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/
18 Jul 2020, 2:53:29 UTC · Discuss


New testing WUs released
As the first round of 50,000 networks finishes training (what I'm referring to as "dataset 1"), I've released a few new test WUs for the next round ("dataset 2"). If these go well, I'll release the next 50,000 networks to train, that should keep keep the WUs flowing a bit more consistently.
12 Jul 2020, 6:17:41 UTC · Discuss


Windows support lands, and updates on dataset and progress
Today MLC@Home is proud to announce Windows 64-bit support[!
Windows support joins the existing Linux 64-bit bit support already available.

After 1 week, MLC@Home contributors have finished over 100,000 workunits, and trained over 14,000 neural networks. That's tremendous, thank you all for your support; and there's a lot more just on the horizon, so keep crunching!

-- The MLC@Home Admin(s)
7 Jul 2020, 21:45:16 UTC · Discuss


Stats are now exported; requires consent
The project is now exporting stats for stat aggregator sites. I've also enabled stat export consent which defaults to "no". If you would like your stats exported, please check the "Do you consent to exporting your data to BOINC statistics aggregation Web sites?" option under "Project->Preferences".

Thanks again for your support!
5 Jul 2020, 0:36:13 UTC · Discuss


MLDS release v0.911
Application v0.911 is out, as a bugfix for the 0.91 release earlier today.



Please report any further issues in the forum.
3 Jul 2020, 22:11:58 UTC · Discuss


Welcome to MLC@Home, a new BOINC Project

BOINC URL to join: https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/

For an introduction, please see https://www.mlcathome.org/ . I will continue to update that page over the next few days with more information. Please let me know of any issues you have with either the web site or the client. And thank you for your interest.

Here are a few quick bits of information:

Who are we?

We, at the moment, is just me. I'm John Clemens, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). You can view my Google Scholar profile here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kIKFod8AAAAJ&hl=en . You can view my outdated homepage here http://www.deater.net/john. I'm studying ways to extract information from neural networks so we can better understand their uses and limitations. I aim to expand the list of researchers working on this project going forward.

When will Windows be ready

I'm working on it. It shouldn't be more than a week or so before a beta windows client is ready. But I'm a linux developer, so if someone would like to help, please let me know. I'll keep everyone informed of progress.

What happens to the data?
I intend to make all data available for download on the main website. Science dies in darkness.

Thanks again for your interest, now lets get crunching!
1 Jul 2020, 2:26:46 UTC · Discuss




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