We are pleased to announce that orbit@home is now in production mode. WUs are generated now at a rate of about 300,000 every week, each one requiring about one hour to complete on average personal computers. We plan to maintain this production rate for at least one month, and then reassess how to continue the research.
The orbit@home code development has resumed since the beginning of March 2010. We are now writing and testing the programs that assimilate observational data and prepare work units. Next we will complete and test the BOINC application. Initial test WUs should be released in about 2-3 weeks.
During 2009 we have completed the simulation of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) synthetic population to test the efficiency of an optimized survey search strategy. The network of users contributing computing resources has grown continuously, well beyond the level necessary to secure the computational power required by this investigation.