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Pirates@Home is an ongoing test of BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. At present Pirates@Home is not doing any real scientific computation, we are just having fun testing BOINC. Read more about our current goals.


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  • News

    September 19, 2010 12:41 UTC
    International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
    Today is "International Talk Like A Pirate Day", and we are conducting sea trials of new server software. Welcome aboard!

    February 4, 2009
    New test run; network problems
    Pirates@Home is testing the latest BOINC code before a new server_stable branch is created. The load is causing network problems, including high latency.

    December 9 2008
    Network problems
    Pirates@Home is experiencing network difficulties this evening, including high latency and packet loss.

    September 30, 2008
    I2U2 is hiring
    The NSF funded project "Interactions in Understanding the Universe" (I2U2) would like to hire a software developer.
    More information about "I2U2 is hiring"...

    September 20, 2008
    Network problem resolved
    The problems with our Internet connection seem to have been resloved.
    More information about "Network problem resolved"...

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