The Orbit@Home site was updated with some news today:
On February 28th, 2008 we’ve received the new orbit@home server. It has 2 quad-code Xeon CPUs, 8 GB of memory, fast SCSI raid disks, and is powered by a dedicated UPS unit. Right after receiving it, we’ve deployed it in the Planetary Science Institute’s IT room, and installed the Linux Ubuntu Server OS on it. This initial phase took only just over two hours. After that, we’ve installed all the software necessary to operate a BOINC-based project, including the web server and all its components. At this time (March 2nd, 2008), all the components are in place, BOINC is installed, and we plan to publish the complete system tomorrow. The main page of the project is handled by the Drupal CMS, an excellent piece of software that will help us communicate the mission of this project and its result to the public.
The project, when running, will calculate the orbit of as many near Earth objects as possible and report quickly the results so that – if need be – we can act.
- Distributed Computing
- Orbit@Home Funded by NASA
- Deflecting Earth-Bound Asteroids
- Near Earth Objects: We Can’t Beat the Odds Forever
- Target Earth
- Near Earth Objects and Asteroids: Are We Whistling in the Dark?