*** Saint Valentine’s Day ***

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.

St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius and before his execution, according to the legendary account, he wrote, “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her. Today, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna.

The day’s association with romantic love grew in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day to learn more.

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!
Leader Board

Our Forum

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 |

May – BOINCstats Team Challenge – GPUGrid

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

The Challenge runs from 5/15/2016 17:00 UTC through 5/19/2016 17:00 UTC.

Hope to see you there!
Leader Board

Our Forum

USA finished in 2nd place with a total of 46,907,350 Cobblestones on the board during the event.
CRUNCH ON!

May 19, 2016 | Posted in: News |

April – BOINCstats Team Challenge – GPUGrid

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

The Challenge runs from 4/19/2016 17:00 UTC through 4/23/2016 17:00 UTC.

Hope to see you there!
Leader Board

Our Forum

USA finished in 1st place with a total of 48,190,975 Cobblestones on the board during the event.
CRUNCH ON!

April 23, 2016 | Posted in: News |