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Message 102692 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 10:37:19 UTC - in response to Message 102689.  

If the closed projects don't tell that they have closed (there is a projects email list they can email that to), nor the new projects say that they are new and in production, it's no wonder the developers don't know about these things. New projects that are still in alpha/beta stage will generally not be added to the projects list.

So, create a thread in which volunteers (that are more "ready" to projects than developers) can report the closed projects is a bad idea?
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Message 102693 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 10:41:08 UTC - in response to Message 102691.  

I'm not sure when the projects list is updated, but its accuracy depends on input from the science projects. BOINC itself has no control over them rather providing an advertising hoarding for projects that are using the BOINC environment.
The BOINC project itslef does none of the computing, provides no server space, administration staff, science staff etc. to the science projects.

I know that Boinc's admins has no control over the projects.
But, if i'm a "fresh" volunteer (without any experience) and i see the list of projects and connect to one, i'm happy if this project is not closed...
Otherwise i connect to Science United.
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Message 102694 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 10:47:24 UTC - in response to Message 102692.  

If the closed projects don't tell that they have closed (there is a projects email list they can email that to), nor the new projects say that they are new and in production, it's no wonder the developers don't know about these things. New projects that are still in alpha/beta stage will generally not be added to the projects list.
So, create a thread in which volunteers (that are more "ready" to projects than developers) can report the closed projects is a bad idea?
Projects which have closed down usually - eventually - make that visible publicly. Either they post a polite notice of thanks on their website, or their domain registration lapses and gets taken over by a spammer.

If you come across one of those, it's worth posting the information to the mailing list Jord mentioned. But a message board thread is an inefficient tool in those circumstances - the people you most want to be aware of and act on the information, are the least likely to read it here.
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Message 102695 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 11:01:56 UTC - in response to Message 102694.  

Projects which have closed down usually - eventually - make that visible publicly. Either they post a polite notice of thanks on their website, or their domain registration lapses and gets taken over by a spammer.

A lot of times, admins of closed project forget to make that visible and server remain on-line.....for nothing!!
For example, the last message from Citizen Science Grid admin is March 2019 and the last wus are 3 years ago.
And the project is still in the list.

If you come across one of those, it's worth posting the information to the mailing list Jord mentioned. But a message board thread is an inefficient tool in those circumstances - the people you most want to be aware of and act on the information, are the least likely to read it here.

Mailing list? Where??
If the message board is inefficient, i think also mailing list is not so good.
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Message 102697 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 11:25:04 UTC - in response to Message 102695.  

Mailing list? Where??
If the message board is inefficient, i think also mailing list is not so good.

https://groups.google.com/a/ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/?pli=1#!forum/boinc_projects
That gets directly into the inbox of the developers and those project admins that have signed up to that list.

These forums are for volunteers to help people with problems, the developers of BOINC have moved on to Github
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Message 102708 - Posted: 25 Jan 2021, 22:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 102687.  

I'm currently attached to: Einstein, Rosetta, WCG & LHC.

That notwithstanding, the following projects listed in the BOINC projects-listing are essentially defunct:

Asteroids
BOINC@Tacc
CSG
Cosmology
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ETC.

I'm not going to waste additional time of mine finding viable projects. The fact is that a significant number of BOINC projects - 2/3's ??? are not viable - in that there is NO activity on the respective BOINC-community message-boards.

One project that I'd be interested in - Folding@Home - seems not to be part of the BOINC community.

Whatever. I'm going to look into getting that Dell T7400 to run. That notwithstanding, nevertheless, all that, and whatnot: there's some issues w/ BOINC project participation.

You BOINC-people look into that, I'll look into this, and we'll see where the twain shall meet.


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You ran Seti for a number of years .. in fact you signed up on May 17, 1999 exactly one day before I did on May 18, 1999. The Milkyway project has been running for about 12 or 13 years now and appreciates people like you and me. Good hard science that is Space related. Take a look maybe you can find some clock cycles for it too.

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Message 102717 - Posted: 26 Jan 2021, 19:38:11 UTC - in response to Message 102569.  

NumberFields@Home is down with what appears to be a hard drive crash.

We hope to have this resolved in the next few days.


We finally got someone in to take a look at the server. After a hard reboot and a check of the file system, things appear to be back to normal.

We are continuing to monitor the system, just in case.


The drive crashed again (keeps dropping into read-only mode). Reboots are not helping this time. We should have the new SSD installed sometime next week.


NumberFields@home should be back momentarily. The project has been reinstalled on the new hard drive and we are about to restore the database.
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Message 103016 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 14:18:20 UTC

Asteroids@home is back up after a 12-week outage.
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Message 103029 - Posted: 16 Feb 2021, 19:17:07 UTC
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Asteroids@home is back up after a 12-week outage.


Asteroids seems to be back up and running. My outstanding results have uploaded and validated or are waiting validation.
Let's hope Cosmology joins back in shortly.


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Message 103390 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 15:42:06 UTC

ithena is dead again as it seems.

Tasks won't upload, homepage won't open.
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Message 103393 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 16:07:14 UTC

It looks like Cosmology is really gone this time.
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Message 103396 - Posted: 3 Mar 2021, 16:29:23 UTC - in response to Message 103390.  

ithena is dead again as it seems.

Tasks won't upload, homepage won't open.



ithena currently working again.
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Message 103546 - Posted: 15 Mar 2021, 12:06:55 UTC - in response to Message 103393.  

Jim1348 wrote:
It looks like Cosmology is really gone this time.
Progress! Cosmology@Home web pages are still not secure and many do not work but all the servers are running and I have received new work.
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Message 103563 - Posted: 16 Mar 2021, 10:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 103546.  

Thank you. I had stopped looking, but have a new machine I could try on Cosmology.
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Message 103569 - Posted: 16 Mar 2021, 21:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 103563.  

While Cosmology might be in limp along mode I personally would not invest any more clock cycles into it until it is actively managed again. They have not posted a Science document in years and the Lead professor is not active with the project admin who has disappeared.

Maybe someday they will be worth volunteer time again but not right now. There are lots of other deserving projects out there.

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Message 104139 - Posted: 27 Apr 2021, 1:37:21 UTC
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It looks like WCG is down. I guess it is OPNG overloading the servers, or something like that.
But I had several MIP's erroring out at the same time too, which may be related.

It is all rather unusual, and I don't see any way to check on it, as the website is down too.

EDIT: The website is now up, but slow to respond. I have several OPNG stuck in download.
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Message 104232 - Posted: 1 May 2021, 17:00:21 UTC
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MLC@Home is down.
I think they are changing their server, so maybe it is planned.

EDIT: Back up.
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Message 104323 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 19:42:29 UTC

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu seems to be awol right now ...
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Message 104326 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 21:23:24 UTC

Milkyway@home has disappeared also.
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Message 104330 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 23:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 104323.  

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu seems to be awol right now ...

According to their Facebook page there's NETWORK ISSUES AT THE UNIVERSITY causing the outage.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3970168069756771&id=589753444464934
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