Posts by mikey

1) Message boards : Science : Science Commons Initiative is looking for programmer with BOINC experience for new BOINC project. (Message 794)
Posted 11 Feb 2023 by mikey
The Science Commons Initiative and the Microgrid Working Group are looking for a software engineer with a love of science and the desire to connect scientists with the compute resources they need!

You will need an understanding of Python and PHP (any c++ experience is definitely a plus), and loose familiarity with or a willingness to learn a bit of Blender.

In short, The SCI's Micgrogrid Working Group is developing a platform designed to connect researchers with compute needs to the distributed computing network BOINC. We will be interacting with researchers, discussing their needs, and designing and developing their computing applications that will run on the Microgrid platform.

Our MVP will be two applications that run on the BOINC infrastructure.

1. A prime number discovery application
2. A video/gfx rendering application

The SCI is a non-profit organization with limited funding, but we have set aside a small budget to get the Microgrid project off the ground.

If we successfully launch our MVP and a few subsequent applications, the project has the potential to turn into a fairly large OSS endeavor with long term positions available.

The Microgrid-WG release post can be found at
Announcement: Microgrid Working Group
Connecting researchers with the compute they need

If you are interested in more information, or to set up a meeting with Microgrid-WG, please email us at

For science!

You might want to look at the various Boinc Projects for the user Richard Haselgrove, I think that's his name, he is an Admin with the Boinc software group so may have the contacts you are looking for.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : no new work? (Message 751)
Posted 22 Mar 2022 by mikey
Why is there no new work for Windows?

There is no new work at all
3) Message boards : News : Badges (Message 637)
Posted 25 Aug 2021 by mikey
Hi Neil, unexpected, but very nice to have a badge. One more for my collection.
Very cool.

Me too!!!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges. And Stats Export (Message 209)
Posted 6 Jul 2020 by mikey
Hey Mikey! I see we've both cut back on our crunching a bit.

Oh yeah Summer is killing my electric bill so my gpu's are only on enough to try new, for me, projects like this one and to maintain enough rac to post.
I took all my gpu's off line but added about 30 cpu's core and still cut the electric bill by over $100US last month, the a/c units are running much less right now.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges. And Stats Export (Message 183)
Posted 4 Jul 2020 by mikey
It should be pretty simple to come up with an icon like badge without going crazy.
You have to be crazy to run BOINC. So that's checked.
Hi Mikey, all those familiar faces... ;-)

Hi it's nice to see you here too!!!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges. And Stats Export (Message 175)
Posted 4 Jul 2020 by mikey
I'd think a set of badges for each thing you are working on ie Cactus right now, maybe a tower or a ditch or a road later on etc.
It should be pretty simple to come up with an icon like badge without going crazy.