Bug#512705: ITP: boinc-app-milkyway -- Help discover structures in the MilkyWay Galaxy

Thibaut VARENE varenet at debian.org
Thu Jan 22 22:51:46 UTC 2009

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Thibaut VARENE <varenet at debian.org>

* Package name    : boinc-app-milkyway
  Version         : 0.11
  Upstream Author : Travis Desell, Dave Przybylo, Nathan Cole,
Boleslaw Szymanski, Heidi Newberg, Carlos Varela, Malik Magdon-Ismail
and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
* URL             : http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: C/C++
  Description     : Help discover structures in the MilkyWay Galaxy

The goal of Milkyway at Home is to use the BOINC platform to harness 
volunteered computing resources in creating a highly accurate three 
dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the 
Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both 
astroinformatics and computer science.

In computer science, the project is investigating different optimization 
methods which are resilient to the fault-prone, heterogeneous and 
asynchronous nature of Internet computing; such as evolutionary and 
genetic algorithms, as well as asynchronous newton methods. While in 
astroinformatics, Milkyway at Home is generating highly accurate three 
dimensional models of the Sagittarius stream, which provides knowledge 
about how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails are 
created when galaxies merge. 

Note: I intent to package this app under the umbrella of the BOINC 
Maintainers team



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: alpha

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