News archive

August 1, 2008
The project server will be down (or working erratically) during the coming weekend (August 1-2) due to computer hardware upgrade.

July 23, 2008
To improve precision on one of the critical lines (clumped in-between of a very few grid points) a new barrage of WUs is dispatched, increasing the resolution on calculated maps. These new points are going to complement the results of our fist round and use the same (lower) number of finite elements. The memory consumption of new WUs is low (but there is no credit bonus as in memory-demanding WUs, just pure FLOPS).

July 17, 2008
Workunits in the current batch are memory-intensive (requiring around 700Mb of free RAM to run). Please check your BOINC preferences and set the memory and other limits to ensure that your client does not attemt at a jobs, bigger than it can comfortably handle.

July 15, 2008
I have successfully reproduced (with much better precision and confidence) my recent result for stability radius of magnetic vortex in circular nano-cylinder using the magnetostatic functions we have calculated. The paper (with credits to the world-wide community of volunteers) is being prepared for publication, preprint will be available shortly at ArXiV (and linked here).
Meanwhile, I'm scheduling the final run on circles. During this run the number of finite elements will be increased, making the program heavier on memory (please set comfortable memory limits in your BOINC client). Hopefully, this run will give us machine precision in calculated magnetostatic functions. The current ones are good enough for preliminary analysis, which I'm going to continue (as well as many other tasks, such as populating wiki and testing the program for non-circular shapes for the next run).

July 13, 2008
The source code of the project is now available via vievVC. The current URL of the code is temporary (until migration to the new server is complete), please bookmark wiki instead, which is going to contain an updated URL.

July 3, 2008
We have finished the first round of mapping magnetostatic energy in circular nano-cylinder. I need about a week to analyze the data and compare them to known analytical results (where they exist). There will be no new WUs for about a week or so. Meanwhile please contribute to other BOINC projects, but do not forget about this one. There is a lot of work ahead !

June 9, 2008
For the start, let us calculate the magnetostatic energy of low-energy magnetic configurations in circular cylidrical nano-element. The resolution is not very high yet, but will be increased as more people join. Still it is not clear how BOINC will cope with dynamic IP address changes. If this is not a problem, announcement to a wider audience will be made.

June 2, 2008
Test application runs well. Now on to porting the real application.

June 1, 2008
The server is set up. It is working, but the pages still need to be edited.

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