Our team would like to thank all of our volunteers for contributing to an incredible month of crunching! We completed a record-breaking 52 jobs, roughly 13,000 days worth of computation, in less than one month. The work contributed to three different research lines, one of which is outlined here http://mindmodeling.org/forum_thread.php?id=650 by our collaborator Mike Shvartsman from the University of Michigan.
Our researchers are busy analyzing all of the data and generating new models. More work is on the horizon! Thanks again!
1 Mar 2013, 19:03:59 UTC
If you've been tracking the development of jobs from the progress bars on our homepage, you may have noticed that recent jobs are finishing much sooner than expected. This is due to the introduction of intelligent search algorithms to our server-side software. These algorithms allow us to find an optimal solution for a model without having to fully enumerate and compute every node in a job's parameter space. Once a solution is determined to be optimal, or optimal enough, the job terminates. These methods greatly speed up the cycle of generation, computation, and evaluation of models. Our view is that it is only through the combined use of intelligent search and distributed computing can we meet our far-term scientific and technological objectives, both as a research team and as a broader research community. While in time we will introduce better indicators of progress, for now simply understand that the progress bars are not always a guarantee of work for the foreseeable future.
Additionally, some have noted that they are experiencing problems updating their passwords from their account pages. This is due to some outdated URL redirection that is no longer necessary. Consequently, we have changed the master URL of our project to "http://mindmodeling.org/". Any webpages appended with "/beta" will still work, including communication between clients and our scheduler, but you should switch over to the new URL as soon as possible. Please let us know if any issues persist, or new ones arise.
5 Dec 2012, 19:43:20 UTC
The MindModeling server software has recently undergone new upgrades to support more platforms and languages and increase the efficiency of our work unit creation logic. We now have a total of four unique client applications which allow our cognitive modelers to develop in multiple languages, such as Lisp, Python, and [R], plus near completion of adding Java support. This means that we will be able to support a larger community of researchers, and more work in the future.
Also, to enhance the utility of the MindModeling system to cognitive modelers and ensure the most efficient use of volunteer resources, we have integrated a new genetic algorithm optimization method to control work unit projection in the system.
We should have plenty of work over the next couple of days while we run optimizations on some our models across different data sets.
Thanks for your support!
19 Nov 2012, 16:18:39 UTC
New 1.89 Windows App Released
A new 1.89 Windows application was released today which removes a bug causing a workunit to possibly hang at 100% complete for up to 2 hours on some Windows systems before finishing. This improved application as already produced a 25-30% average performance improvement compared to the 1.88 application.
Also, congratulations to tempo for being the first cruncher to accumulate over 3 million credit on the MindModeling project.
11 Oct 2012, 4:02:58 UTC
Congratulations are in order
hl just joined the 1M total credit club!
Furthermore, tempo has been crunching away and has become only the second person in MM history to pass the 2M total credit mark.
Great job and thanks for the help!
2 Oct 2012, 21:56:12 UTC
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