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KurtStart of the project
We would like to announce some kind of reincarnation of VTU@Home project. Some of you may remember that project, which was created in 2006 by Aurimas Norkevičius (VGTU postgraduate student at that time). Over that time, several different applications in various fields were developed in VGTU Department of Mathematical Modelling. They have gained significant attention from BOINC volunteers. Project had almost 3.500 users, which was actually on the top of capabilities of available server. However, in late 2009 due to hard drive failure, all project data were unrecoverably lost… and we had no technical and human resources to continue.
However, after two years, we have decided to recreate our BOINC project. We believe that in volunteer computing there is a place for true Olympic principles and spirit, and so we hope to find a place for our small academic project among the others. We start with cryptographic applications and hope to find scientists from our university and other Lithuanian academic institutions interested in solving their problems using this computational platform. In any case we believe that our project can contribute to popularization of ideas of volunteer computing in VGTU community.
At this point, we would like to thank the users of VTU@Home for their contribution and apologize for the possibly lost work due to hardware crash. Old project’s database is lost. Therefore we do not announce the return of VTU@Home, but the start of “VGTU project@Home”. Furthermore, this project name indicates correctly the name of hosting institution, which was changed some time ago.
With best regards,
The Project Team. 15 Feb 2012 | 17:24:39 UTC · Kommentar
VGTU ist wieder da, mit neuer App:
Also raus aus den stillgelegten damit.12 Dec 2015, 2:17:33 UTC New application
Dear VGTU@Home users,
We would like to announce a new beginning of our project. We have finally managed to find and develop a true scientific application for our project. With your help, we hope to obtain interesting results!
Es wurde eine neue Anwendung entwickelt, die erstmal nur mit wenig Arbeit versorgt wird, um etwaige Fehler auszubügeln:
19 Jul 2017, 17:25:31 UTC New application
Dear VGTU project@Home users,
We have decided to stop the computations with the current application for dynamic visual cryptography based on non-linear oscillations. Some results have been obtained and published. However, new ideas are needed to move forward.
In the meantime, we have developed a new application in collaboration with our colleagues from the VGTU Department of Information Technologies. New application is solving the grillage optimization problem with parallel global optimization algorithms. More detailed description is here.
We thank you for your active participation and hope that you will find the new application also worthy of your computer’s time.
We have tried our best to test it. However, some undiscovered issues may appear. So, we will start with small portions of work.