MLC@Home [TWIM Notes] Aug 1 2020

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Notes for Aug 1 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home.

News:
  • Happy 1 month anniversary! MLC@Home launched June 30th, so yesterday marked the 1 month anniversary. Thanks to all contribute!
  • We took a preliminary look at Datasets 1 and 2,and the results were encouraging. We are able to differentiate the nearly identical machines in Dataset 1 and Dataset 2 based solely on the learned weights, and we were able to plot the weights in 2D weight space, and see some separation/clustering. This leads to come interesting follow-on questions and suggests maybe loss isn't the only way to evaluate a network (thread here)
  • Linux armhf/arm64 support is in progress. 32-bit client it up and running in testing. Follow along with progress here: Linux/armhf and Linux/arm64 support status thread.
  • Dataset 3 continues in internal testing. Should be ready in a few more weeks.
  • The deadlines for new and follow-on WUs has been moved to 4 days instead of 2. This should help the boinc client make some better decisions about scheduling work. However, many already queued work units still have the 2 day deadline, so this will not go away completely.
  • New server will likely take at least several weeks.



  • Project status snapshot:
    Tasks
    Tasks ready to send 62154
    Tasks in progress 21940
    Users
    With credit 382
    Registered in past 24 hours 13
    Hosts
    With recent credit 1305
    Registered in past 24 hours 21
    Current GigaFLOPS 23473.01

    Dataset 1 and 2 progress:
    SingleDirectMachine 9670/10004
    EightBitMachine 9618/10006
    SingleInvertMachine 9675/10003
    SimpleXORMachine 9633/10002
    ParityMachine 269/10005
    ParityModified 15/10005
    EightBitModified 506/10006
    SimpleXORModified 3106/10005
    SingleDirectModified 3078/10004
    SingleInvertModified 3156/10002

    Thanks again to all our volunteers!

    -- The MLC@Home Admins

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