Open Science Grid

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Open Science Grid
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Purpose Distributed computing
Created by Open Science Grid Consortium
Platform Linux

The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a distributed computing project founded in 2004. On August 5, 2022, apgsearch was approved as a project on the grid,[1] and the first hauls were submitted on August 9.[2]

Unlike Charity Engine, the Open Science Grid also includes GPU resources and can therefore run apgsearch's GPU symmetries. Because of this, only certain symmetries are supported, as 90-degree rotation and diagonal symmetry are difficult to implement in CUDA.[3] Additionally, GPU searching is optimized to recognize long-lasting soups, high-period oscillators, and nonstandard spaceships, while usually ignoring still lifes and diehards.

Starting on August 11, 2022, OSG has contributed CPU resources to search randomly generated 5-glider collisions for the purpose of finding new glider syntheses.[4] The results can be found in the moog_stdin[note 1] symmetry. Starting on September 11, 2022, 6-glider collisions have been censused by the OSG as well.[5]

Notable discoveries include:

Notes

  1. A reference to the Moog synthesizer.

References

  1. very (Darren Li) (August 5, 2022). Message in #general-discussion on the Conwaylife Lounge Discord server
  2. Darren Li (August 9, 2022). Message in #general-discussion on the Conwaylife Lounge Discord server
  3. Adam P. Goucher (August 5, 2022). Message in #tools on the Conwaylife Lounge Discord server
  4. Darren Li (August 11, 2022). Message in #general-discussion on the Conwaylife Lounge Discord server
  5. Darren Li (September 11, 2022). Message in #general-discussion on the Conwaylife Lounge Discord server
  6. Carson Cheng (September 3, 2022). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  7. Carson Cheng (September 3, 2022). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  8. iNoMed (September 14, 2022). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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