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Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

Post by Contact » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:40 pm

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Still in Alpha Test stage, but looks good.
http://dhep.ga/boinc/
DHEP allows you to host an island running a Genetic Algorithm in an island based coevolutionary setting synthesising future super-reliable electronics such as those used in autonomous vehicles, power stations, medical equipment, aerospace. These are of increasingly paramount importance as more and more human lives rely on well functioning hardware.
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Re: Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

Post by Contact » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:25 pm

Website and Credit Migrations
https://dhep.ga/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=28&postid=225 wrote:In about twenty minutes the following, as all mentioned previously will happen:

o www.dhep.ga (and dhep.ga) will be moved to a University server: 139.184.49.229 .
o A one-off credit adjustment will be made to those near the top of the participant list. This is due to abnormally high rates awarded by BOINC near the start and will be made in order that those positions are reachable with the new credit system. The resulting total credits will still be very generous for everyone compared to the new system and this is to reward all of you for hanging in there during alpha and beta phases. No further such adjustments will be made from ther eon. There will also be badges for you lot.
o Any credit collected under the new system since the 2.03 app was released will be tripled as a one-off event.

Once the DNS entry is changed your clients will keep collecting credit without any changes required from you. However in order to get a new task, project update, etc.. You will need to make sure that your PC is resolving www.dhep.ga correctly and most likely a restart of BOINC Manager (or the whole system) might be in order.
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https://dhep.ga/boinc/

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Re: Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

Post by Contact » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:14 pm

DHEP@BOINC is Officially Live in Production State
https://dhep.ga/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=32&postid=270 wrote:We are happy to announce we are live and open to crunchers.
If you are new please read the following before starting: http://www.dhep.ga/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=31 as DHEP works slightly differently to other BOINC projects but we hope you find it rewarding scientifically and in other ways.
http://www.dhep.ga/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=31 wrote:A few things you should know about DHE before you start crunching with BOINC:

o There is also a standalone (non-BOINC) client available at: http://www.dhep.ga/download.php
o The definitive DHE stats are at: http://dhep.ga/statsrankings.php

Now to BOINC:

o DHE runs a Genetic Algorithm on your computer. These run for a non-defined time until a good solution is found. Hence "progress" within a workunit is meaningless and in fact workunits are dummies and do not represent actual work done.
o The DHE BOINC app will connect to our servers every 15 minutes and upload their progress. You can check how much you have made today (and yesterday) at: http://dhep.ga/statsdailyrankings.php. You can check how many of your cores are actively crunching by checking how many times your username (with spaces as _) appears at: http://dhep.ga/statstopology.php.
o Credit is awarded by a Validated Trickle system and is not awarded on workunit completion, because as mentioned above workunits are dummies. Hence you will receive credit by how much work is done within a workunit.
o Credit is awarded proportional to how much is contributed scientifically. This is roughly proportional to Ghz core/hours. So a core twice as fast will receive roughly twice the credit. Credit is awarded hourly.
o Restarting your BOINC client will show workunits resuming at 0%. This is normal and no work has been lost because you have already been awarded credit for all previous work done within the workunit. Remember the DHE BOINC app connects to our servers every 15 minutes to upload its progress. There is little value in having a percentage completion figure for a task with a non-defined processing time.
o All that said, workunits will occasionally end. This is when the goal at http://dhep.ga/statsgoal.php is changed which is roughly every two to four weeks.
o Workunits can be aborted at any time without any loss of progress or credit. However a Genetic Algorithm is more efficient when islands are connected continuously.
o Badges will be awarded and there are a variety of stats on which they will be based such as the number of times the Best of all Islands was arrived at on your island (aka 'Who's got the Knack'): all stats visible here: http://dhep.ga/statsrankings.php.
o You can also view live progress of the current run at http://dhep.ga/statsgoal.php and live genetic strains analysis at http://dhep.ga/statsstrains.php, and a list of GPL licenced results at http://dhep.ga/statstschof.php including an online circuit simulator to try them out.
o Any further questions may be answered at http://dhep.ga/faq.php and will be more than happy to help if not.

Happy Crunching!

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Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

Post by MichaelRig » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:46 am

Very nice of you to inform us directly in our forum. Thanks a lot.
If I understand correctly, it is not a BOINC project? Ever thought of integrating it? If so, please ask Yoyo...

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Re: Distributed Hardware Evolution Project

Post by Contact » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:39 am

Yes, DHEP@BOINC is a BOINC project - maybe Yoyo was already asked :)
You can use https://dhep.ga/boinc/ to attach your client.
But also there is a stand alone app that reports to the same database so BOINC isn't absolutely required.

The deadline has been extended to about a year for the tasks, so now this work isn't so greedy to run and plays nice with other work on BOINC.

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