Constellation is a platform for research projects that use Internet-connected
computers to do research in various aerospace related sciences and engineering.
You can participate by downloading and running a free program
on your computer.
Wayne Christianson Retired computer salesman with a bunch of older and some new computer parts in storage.
Tell us "Why do you crunch?" in a @60SecondsToLand video Hello Everyone, let's start a small social campaign. I would like you to create a short 60 seconds video about "Why do you crunch?" and tell the others what makes you spending idle PC time, what makes you selecting a certain project or whatever that comes into your mind. The topic can be whatever you want as long as it fits into 60 seconds.
I have been asked by friends of SpaceUp Paris to send in a so called @60secondstoland video, because we started this video format for our SpaceUp in Stuttgart and it was a great success. So I told them a little bit about Constellation, but see for yourself on Youtube.
So don't be shy and tell us others about your motivation. I would really like to know that because we're all working together in Distributed Computing, but we hardly have real contacts. So this is a nice opportunity sharing opportunities.
Your video doesn't have to be perfect, so webcam captures are okay for us, as long as they show your enthusiasm and can inspire the community!
If you have a video, you can send it to us and we will upload it or tweet it to https://twitter.com/60secondstoland. And it would be great if you would put your video under a free license, so that everybody can share it. I also used "Creative Commons - By" for my video, I hope you will do the same.
TrackJack memory limit Starting with the actual TrackJack batch the application memory usage is limited to 30...400 MB RAM per task. 20 May 2013, 9:56:50 UTC
Happy Birthday, Constellation! We're 2 years old! Hello everybody,
we're now 2 years old and to celebrate this, we started this "Space Race - Yuri's Night" team challenge on Boincstats, that will be active soon.
And you don't have to bring gifts for our party. We already got them, the best participants, you!
And don't forget to honor the first man in Space, who orbited there 52 years ago. You can do that worldwide on one of the many parties, like Yuri's Night Stuttgart this weekend.
Thank you all for you help! And don't miss Google Summer of Code, where you can code for us and will be financially supported by Google. The is still work to be done.
The Constellation Team!11 Apr 2013, 22:10:14 UTC
Google Summer of Code in Space, with AerospaceResearch.net 2013! Hello everybody,
I just keep it short: You code open-source space apps for Constellation, Google Summer of Code pays! Constellation was selected as one out of 177 organizations for this year's edition of Google Summer of Code.
For all of you already interested, just follow this link to get more information about Constellation, our application ideas and how to apply.
The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, in which Google awards stipends (of 5,000 USD, as of 2012) to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer.
We're looking for students within a wide spectrum. If you're just able to code a loop, but are an awesome mathematics modeler, or you're excellent with writing code but just know, what a Hohmann transfer is, we're looking for both of you! We're not just offering plain coding jobs.
Our Current Ideas are:
D1: Next Generation Distributed Super Computing - P2P-Science-Grid
A1: Solar System Grand Tour - a tour of one probe to all 8 planets plus pluto!
A2: Distributed Ground Station Network - tracking software for HGG.aero
A3: Airborne Observatory Flight Route Optimization - flight routes for airplanes like SOFIA
C1: Visualization / Screensaver
C2: Space Top Trumps (educational game)
Xx: your project! - if you have a great aerospace idea, just post it in our ideas thread.
And, to be honest, there are even more great organizations, where you could apply for. There is GNSS-SDR that could be very interesting for HGG.aero as well.
Just give them all a visit and decide, and then choose Constellation!