Author Topic: OW BOINC Team - Offer your excess computer capacity for climate model simulation  (Read 295003 times)

Randi

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Thanks!
Looks like it is worth doing the crunching ;)

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Yay! Let's hope they choose to update more than quarterly.

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A new BOINC client has been released.

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Client version 7.8.3 released
Version 7.8.3 of the BOINC client has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.

Download: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
Version history: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/VersionHistory

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CPDN is changing it's license.

Summary:
1) You accept that your name, e-mail address and machine details will be stored on a database whilst you are actively volunteering for The Project but these details will not be passed on to any third party.

2) You accept that your name and e-mail address will be erased from the database after 3 years of inactivity.

In line with this change we will shortly be erasing the names and email addresses of those volunteers with >3 years of inactivity. This will be done within the next week.

https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=8492

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Credit problems (again) with CPDN :'(
The problem is due to the history of the project. When I first came to the project, tasks could take six months or more to complete. This led to a credit system being designed that gave credit according to the trickle up messages tasks sent rather than relying on completed tasks. Recently that system fell over because the amount of data being processed went over some maximum set by either the set up at Oxford or possibly University IT policies. I am not sure which.

Andy is currently designing a system that will run every day. His first attempt at this only worked out total credit and not Recent Average Credit on a daily basis. I am not sure how close to a script that will do this without running into the problems of the old system he has reached.

As I said in my previous post the script is currently running but very slowly. I imagine this is because of the amount of data involved with a near constant supply of tasks recently. (Except for those like myself who have Linux or Mac machines.)