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Message 1909 - Posted: 12 Dec 2013, 8:33:36 UTC

Hey everyone
Its exciting news day.

Two of theSkyNet's scientists - Kevin Vinsen from ICRAR and David Thilker from Johns Hopkins University - have had a journal paper published talking all about theSkyNet and how it works.

Published in Astronomy & Computing the paper describes theSkyNet's technical side and how Kevin and David are using your donated processing power to calculate lots of different things about galaxies in the nearby Universe. It's a great summary of the science behind the beautiful galaxy images you're helping process in theSkyNet POGS.

You can see the paper's summary, and download it (for a fee) to read the whole thing, or read the archived pre-print version online.

But it doesn't stop there. We have also been featured as part of an AWS (Amazon Web Services) case study that explains how we utilise the AWS systems for efficiently managing POGS and theSkyNet website.

Enjoy!
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Message 1910 - Posted: 12 Dec 2013, 14:25:23 UTC - in response to Message 1909.

Hey everyone
Its exciting news day.

Two of theSkyNet's scientists - Kevin Vinsen from ICRAR and David Thilker from Johns Hopkins University - have had a journal paper published talking all about theSkyNet and how it works.

Published in Astronomy & Computing the paper describes theSkyNet's technical side and how Kevin and David are using your donated processing power to calculate lots of different things about galaxies in the nearby Universe. It's a great summary of the science behind the beautiful galaxy images you're helping process in theSkyNet POGS.

You can see the paper's summary, and download it (for a fee) to read the whole thing, or read the archived pre-print version online.

But it doesn't stop there. We have also been featured as part of an AWS (Amazon Web Services) case study that explains how we utilise the AWS systems for efficiently managing POGS and theSkyNet website.

Enjoy!

Wonderful!

Shameless plug: there's a thread, in the Science section, on the preprint: Questions on "A BOINC based, citizen-science project for pixel Spectral Energy Distribution fitting of resolved galaxies in multi-wavelength surveys" Why not drop by and join the discussion!

Download the paper "for a fee" ... huh? If my cost of electricity to run POGS, using my machines' spare cycles, is more than $31.50, can I get a refund? ;-)

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Message 1915 - Posted: 13 Dec 2013, 6:45:27 UTC - in response to Message 1910.

Hi Jean, I also replied to your comment on the site about the paper being downloadable only for a fee. Unfortunately the journal is the one charging that fee and we have no control over it :( (We also don't get the money, they do.) We wish it could be open access and free, but it's a brand new journal so I guess it's trying to establish? That's why I included a link to the preprint - which is virtually identical to the final published article and is free to access.

Hope that helps you out (and saves your pennies!)

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