Feb 18, 17 / Pis 21, 01 00:32 UTC
Re: Official Asgardia BOINC team ¶
looks good, count me in.
Mar 8, 17 / Ari 11, 01 17:09 UTC
I need to ask.
Outside of giving computer processing time to the BOINC team, what exactly are you, collectively, producing?
Perhaps it might be better to ask, "What are you getting out of sharing your computer time in this collective?"
On the record, of course.
Mar 8, 17 / Ari 11, 01 17:48 UTC
Thanks. I have added the details to my news article:
Mar 8, 17 / Ari 11, 01 19:06 UTC
from the link I was drawing from the following line:
Because the photometric data from all-sky surveys are typically sparse in time, the rotation period is not directly 'visible' in the data and the huge parameter space has to be scanned to find the best solution. In such cases, the lightcurve inversion is very time-consuming and the distributed computation is the only way how to efficiently deal with photometry of hundres of thousands of asteroids. Moreover, in order to reveal biases in the method and reconstruct the real distribution of physical parameters in the asteroid population, it is necessary to process large data sets of 'synthetic' populations.
So they are using manufactured data as tests against the actual data to see if their measurements match their synthetics.
Mar 9, 17 / Ari 12, 01 14:38 UTC
Hey, I've joined a couple of projects but couldn't find a team Asgardia on the World Community Grid. Does it have a slightly different name or has it not been set up?