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Message 4 - Posted: 5 Feb 2019, 23:55:57 UTC

We are waiting new WU
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Message 6 - Posted: 12 Feb 2019, 13:12:09 UTC

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Message 67 - Posted: 15 Mar 2019, 3:44:22 UTC

Any time frame for new work. It has been a number of days now that no work available.

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Message 71 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 19:14:07 UTC

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Message 84 - Posted: 10 Apr 2019, 16:55:12 UTC

Any plans for more work?

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Message 118 - Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 18:50:28 UTC

I see a few posts asking about the lack of work for this project, but no responses from the folks at TACC. Is this still a viable project or has it shut down?
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Message 119 - Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 16:21:17 UTC - in response to Message 118.  

I see a few posts asking about the lack of work for this project, but no responses from the folks at TACC. Is this still a viable project or has it shut down?


They seems to be very active on the "code side" of the project
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Message 122 - Posted: 18 Jun 2019, 4:30:11 UTC

Is this Project ever going to get off the Ground?
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Message 123 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 18:21:56 UTC - in response to Message 122.  

Not sure why you think so. The project has been active for a while now.

Is this Project ever going to get off the Ground?
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Message 126 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 22:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 123.  
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Hello,

While we cannot promise when new jobs will be available since it depends on the researchers submitting their jobs, we are always encouraging researchers to take advantage of BOINC@TACC

Furthermore, we are thankful that our users are very active and consistently run jobs once they are submitted. This may cause some users to not see available work if all the pending jobs are already being processed.
More information about available workunits and those in progress is available on the BOINC server status page (https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/server_status.php)

Sincerely,
BOINC@TACC development team
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Message 133 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019, 18:53:45 UTC - in response to Message 130.  

Great story to read but such a shame that there is rarely any work available for all the willing volunteers. Is there something wrong with the project, or is it still in development mode?
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Message 134 - Posted: 25 Jun 2019, 19:29:45 UTC - in response to Message 133.  
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Hammy - While we have replied to your similar comment in another thread ( https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/forum_thread.php?id=32 ), we will clarify here too:

The project is live and several volunteers have already helped us in running jobs.

There is nothing wrong with the project as far as we understand the right from wrong.

We are actively rolling out new features and improving the software, and hence, the project's development (including maintenance) is a continuous process.

Thanks,
The BOINC@TACC Team

Great story to read but such a shame that there is rarely any work available for all the willing volunteers. Is there something wrong with the project, or is it still in development mode?
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Message 137 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 13:03:49 UTC

Is it possible that the computing requirements for jobs to be submitted to BOINC@TACC are too low. I understand that not all volunteers have the same computing resources but it seems the requirements are set for lowest common denominator (8GB, 4 core). Jobs that have executed on my platforms have barely taxed the systems. Most run for 2 minutes or less. Some of us volunteers have larger resources (32GB, 32core) that could handle larger jobs. I know it would be a programming chore but would it be possible to divide volunteer resources into tiers and allow larger jobs to be submitted to BOINC@TACC? The BOINC server knows the capabilities of the hosts that are connected to it. The lack of work may be that researchers are having a hard time finding work that fits on the BOINC@TACC platform.
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Message 138 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 13:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 137.  

Greetings, that is a great idea - thanks for sharing! We will surely explore our options for implementing the tiered nature of resources. Thanks again!

Is it possible that the computing requirements for jobs to be submitted to BOINC@TACC are too low. I understand that not all volunteers have the same computing resources but it seems the requirements are set for lowest common denominator (8GB, 4 core). Jobs that have executed on my platforms have barely taxed the systems. Most run for 2 minutes or less. Some of us volunteers have larger resources (32GB, 32core) that could handle larger jobs. I know it would be a programming chore but would it be possible to divide volunteer resources into tiers and allow larger jobs to be submitted to BOINC@TACC? The BOINC server knows the capabilities of the hosts that are connected to it. The lack of work may be that researchers are having a hard time finding work that fits on the BOINC@TACC platform.


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Message 139 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 18:50:52 UTC - in response to Message 138.  

I haven't spent anytime looking at the BOINC server code but I think the server has the ability to schedule work based on criteria (32bit, amount of memory, cores, etc). If so, you may not have to spend the resources writing code to "tier" resources. A lot of it might already be built in to the scheduler. I'm thinking about projects that require homogeneous redundancy. The server would have to know what hosts are in a class and what makes up a class so as to schedule to the right host. How that is defined, I'm not sure.
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Message 148 - Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 2:12:50 UTC

I am going to add my disappointment to the list of others. Surely, if you are only going to release just 1000+ work units over several days/weeks, you do not need the resources of BOINC and in fact are wasting volunteers time to search the site for work. Such tasks can be performed on the researchers own computers.
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Message 149 - Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 3:22:31 UTC - in response to Message 148.  
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I am going to add my disappointment to the list of others. Surely, if you are only going to release just 1000+ work units over several days/weeks, you do not need the resources of BOINC and in fact are wasting volunteers time to search the site for work. Such tasks can be performed on the researchers own computers.


For a different point of view I appreciate any and all new Boinc Projects that make the effort to provide workunits in the hopes that they will in time be able to release enough workunits to keep all Boinc users that want to crunch here do so. I'm sorta tired of contributing to the same old Projects over and over and over and lately have been doing so to raise my stats not necessarily based on what the Project itself does.
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Message 151 - Posted: 12 Aug 2019, 12:48:29 UTC


just checking, any new work soon :)
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Message 157 - Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 2:45:37 UTC

What is the point of setting up BOINC@TACC and encouraging volunteers to sign up and down load if there is never any work to be done.

You have done yourselves a great Public Relations black eye. It will be hard to convince BOINC volunteers in the future that you are actually doing valid science work.

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Message 158 - Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 13:44:29 UTC - in response to Message 157.  

It will be hard to convince BOINC volunteers in the future that you are actually doing valid science work.

Why? There is a lot of project with continuous work..
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