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News & Announcements
Keep track of any new website features and general news by theSkyNet team!
We’re hiring a fulltime web programmer to help expand and upgrade theSkyNet’s website.
Location: Perth, Western Australia
- 2 year appointment
- Salary range: Level 6 $68,512 – $72,516 p.a.
- Plus 17% superannuation
- Closing date: Tuesday, 23 October 2012
More details on the ICRAR employment page: http://www.icrar.org/employment
Happy Birthday to theSkyNet! Today (September 13th) we turn one year old!
We’ve achieved so much in our first year, all thanks to the dedicated team and YOU our amazing generous members.
We have some birthday treats to share in our one year update, if you didn’t receive it in your inbox yet you can have a read here.
Once again, we just can’t thank you enough for your support, patience and enthusiasm. We’ve been blown away by the response to theSkyNet and have big plans going forward. We hope to make some announcements in the coming months that we know you’ll find exciting, but for now enjoy our update.
We’re off to eat some cake in celebration.
Hello! Guess what? We’re a finalist in the WA Science Awards!
We’re very excited that our project has been recognised in this way and we’re crossing our fingers for a win come the awards ceremony in October.
Our success is almost entirely due to the enthusiasm and support of our members – so thank you so very much everyone!
We have some news for you all today – theSkyNet is expanding into new territory, and taking on some new data processing.
An all official-like media release on the topic is sitting over on the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research’s site here. Go check it out, we’ll wait.
In a nutshell, this means that theSkyNet members now get the chance to help us process data from radio telescopes, simulated data to help telescopes run better and now data from optical telescopes.
Perhaps more excitingly for everyone though is the news that this new processing will be done using an all-new theSkyNet platform on BOINC. Yes, we’ve heard you loud and clear!
This doesn’t mean we’re getting rid of Nereus (the way theSkyNet is currently set up) – You’ll still be able to donate computing power through your browser to process radio data and help with the effort towards the SKA. However, those of you ‘power’ users out there will now have the opportunity to use BOINC to do some processing as well.
We’re ironing out details, and we wont have everything ready for you tomorrow, but the lovely ICT guys here tell us that within six months you’ll have two options on how to add to theSkyNet.
Discussion and comments more than welcome – we’ve already kicked it off on the forums.