What is Pirates?

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I recently saw that the name Pirates shows on some of the signatures tonight. I went to look for it to find out what it is and couldn't find it.


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What is Pirates?

Pirates@Home was a BOINC project ran by Eric Myers that was mainly used for testing & developing BOINC and the Einstein@Home screensaver graphics. It has been shut down by now.

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RE: I recently saw that the

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I recently saw that the name Pirates shows on some of the signatures tonight. I went to look for it to find out what it is and couldn't find it.

Lifted from the old Pirates@home webpage:

Pirates@Home is a test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. One goal of the project is to help develop a screensaver for Einstein@Home. At present Pirates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation. We are just having fun with BOINC. You can read more about Pirates@Home Research Goals here.

It is of note, that Pirates@home officially closed on 24 June 2005, however if you google the name, the web page is still active


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Someone made a partial

Someone made a partial mirror, it's no "Noether" anymore, it is forwarded from the original URL :-)

http://pirates.vassar.edu/

Of course no database behind it anymore - but one can browse a bit and see what it has been.

Thank you to whoever had this great idea :-)

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Ahoy mates! The old

Ahoy mates!
The old Pirates@Home url has been redirected to my small attempt to keep a record of this most beautifully run BOINC project.
The pages you see there now are just html copies of some of the original php pages.
Because php doesn’t save well to html there may be small errors on the pages so don’t hesitate to point out my mistakes.

I had originally intended to save these pages for my personal visits when nostalgia called, but when I decided to upload these pages to the web I thought I should ask Eric Myers for his permission.
I was pleasantly shocked to see a post on Aug 27 by Thor Prime on the SETI boards that a new redirect has shown up on the old Pirates url. I assume Eric Myers is behind this decision.
The Pirates@Home archive is of interest mainly to ex-pirates but the curious are also welcome.

My Einstein@Home project statistics

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RE: I was pleasantly

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I was pleasantly shocked to see a post on Aug 27 by Thor Prime on the SETI boards that a new redirect has shown up on the old Pirates url. I assume Eric Myers is behind this decision.


He is.

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