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Message 3 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019, 18:20:25 UTC

BOINC@TACC was reset to the default configurations on February 4, 2019. The job submission service has been restored as of February 5th, 2019. Volunteers may need to sign-up again for the project. We apologize for all the inconvenience that this may have caused to our volunteer-community and would like to thank them for their patience and support!
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Message 5 - Posted: 12 Feb 2019, 4:46:55 UTC - in response to Message 3.  

No problem. So when can we expect some WU's? I want to crunch... :)
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Message 15 - Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 17:55:41 UTC - in response to Message 5.  

We started sending work units again last week. Thanks a lot for your kind support!
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Message 16 - Posted: 25 Feb 2019, 16:02:20 UTC - in response to Message 15.  

We started sending work units again last week. Thanks a lot for your kind support!


Waiting for a more consistent queue...
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Message 19 - Posted: 2 Mar 2019, 18:16:52 UTC - in response to Message 16.  
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Thanks for the feedback! The BOINC@TACC project is a little different than several other BOINC projects. From what we have seen, various other BOINC projects are direct producers of the jobs (computations) and consumers of the results processed through BOINC. However, BOINC@TACC serves as a central point for receiving jobs from researchers in different science fields and belonging to different organizations. The jobs received are forwarded to the volunteered resources and the results, when available, are sent back to the researchers. In essence, the BOINC@TACC team may neither "directly" produce the jobs nor consume the results except for testing and benchmarking. Hence, the in-flow of jobs to the volunteered resources depends upon the schedule/choice of the researchers using BOINC@TACC.

As an update on the project: we are happy to inform our volunteer community that, since February 5, 2019, we have successfully completed more than 20,000 jobs on the resources volunteered by them. We are very grateful for the support that we have received so far - thanks!

As a heads-up, we are in the process of advertising BOINC@TACC to the research community, and are expecting an increased load on the volunteered resources in the next few months.
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Message 20 - Posted: 2 Mar 2019, 20:56:17 UTC

It seems like BOINC@TACC might run a bit like the BURP project, which relies on user submissions to send out to volunteer crunchers.

I see there is another batch of work. 6GB of memory usage per task is quite a lot though. Not even 2 minutes on 2 CPU threads with less than 1 used.
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Message 99 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 1:55:18 UTC

Thanks for the feedback!
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