*** Cinco de Mayo ***

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is virtually ignored in Mexico.

There is an interesting story attached to this and I only learend it a few years ago, read the full wikipedia article. I like to tell it as a lot of americans don’t seem to know the exact meaning of this date. It seems to many holidays now-a-days are just commercialized and the meanings have been lost, give it a read.

*** Easter Sunday ***

Happy Easter to all. Enjoy the day with family.

According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox.

WCG Birthday Challenge

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BOINC team USA is participating in the annual WCG Challenge again this year.

IBMs World Community Grid was launched on November 16, 2004. To celebrate the projects birthday you are invited to join the World Community Grid 12th Birthday Challenge. The challenge runs from 11/16/2016 through 11/22/2016, and all you need to do to participate is process and return work during the week of the challenge.

More information and statistics regarding the challenge can be found here:
http://www.seti-germany.de/wcg/1_en_Welcome.html

WCG Leaderboard:
https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=8127

SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2016

SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2016. It takes place from 15th August, 16.00 UTC, until 29th August 2016, 16.00 UTC.
We cordially ask all team leaders to forward the invitation to their team. Information about the Wow! Race 2016, an exciting race concept and a registration form can be found here:
http://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/anmeldung.php?&lang=en
SETI.Germany wishes you and your team members much fun with the Wow! Event 2016.

Many Greetings: Terminator

Milestones

Recent USA Project Milestones

DateProjectMilestoneRank
07-18-16Universe@Home12,000,00032
07-17-16Collatz Conjecture5,000,000,00022
07-14-16Primegrid2,900,000,00032
07-13-16NFS@Home11,000,00032
07-13-16ATLAS@Home4,000,00013
07-07-16World Community Grid190,000,00091
07-07-16YAFU700,00044
07-06-16Einstein@Home1,500,000,00021
07-05-16LHC@Home 1.050,000,0009
07-04-16SkyNet POGS70,000,00028
06-30-16MilkyWay@Home2,100,000,00023
06-22-16Yoyo@Home16,000,00034
06-19-16Quake Catcher Network1,500,0008
06-14-16GPUGrid12,000,000,0004
06-14-16Enigma@Home70,000,00014
06-06-16Seti@Home1,200,000,00019
06-05-16Citizen Science Grid30,000,0007
06-03-16WUProp@Home3,000,00034
06-02-16NumberFields@Home20,000,00019
05-31-16Cosmology@Home75,000,0009
05-29-16PRIMABOINCA9,500,00051
05-29-16WEP M25,500,00011
05-29-16GoofyxGrid@Home70,00070
05-26-16MindModeling@Home Beta7,000,00012
05-25-16World Community Grid180,000,00092
05-23-16vLHCathome12,000,00012
05-21-16Universe@Home9,500,00031
05-15-16Collatz Conjecture4,500,000,00024
05-14-16SRBase1,200,00048
05-08-16Poem@Home1,300,000,00018
04-30-16Enigma@Home65,000,00015
04-29-16Primegrid2,800,000,00032
04-28-16SkyNet POGS65,000,00027
04-23-16YAFU650,00043
04-22-16Collatz Conjecture4,300,000,00025
04-22-16Lattice Project6,500,00012
04-21-16Einstein@Home1,400,000,00021
04-21-16Universe@Home8,500,00031
04-20-16ATLAS@Home3,000,00013
04-18-16SRBase1,100,00047
04-12-16PRIMABOINCA9,000,00050
04-07-16NumberFields@Home19,000,00019
04-06-16Climate Prediction200,000,0006
04-04-16Asteroids@Home300,000,00011
04-04-16World Community Grid170,000,00094
04-04-16MindModeling@Home Beta6,500,00011
03-31-16BMG@Home10,00017
03-29-16NFS@Home10,000,00032
03-24-16SAT@Home2,000,00037
03-21-16Citizen Science Grid25,000,0007

June – BOINCstats Team Challenge – GPUGrid

USA has been entered in the CRUNCHATHLON GPUGRID [MONTHLY RUN – RACE XXII] sponsored by team CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES.

The Challenge runs from 6/14/2016 17:00 UTC through 6/18/2016 17:00 UTC.

Hope to see you there!
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USA finished in 1st place with a total of 44,623,664 Cobblestones on the board during the event.
CRUNCH ON!

June 18, 2016 | Posted in: News |