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Message 10125 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 12:34:32 UTC

Hello C@Homers,


The Cosmology@Home team is currently upgrading the filesystem for C@H. Hopefully this will help us overcome the problems we have been encountering. We will keep you updated about our progress (I am not personally participating in this technical process, but it is being done by qualified individuals).


Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.


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Message 10128 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 14:46:18 UTC - in response to Message 10125.

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Message 10129 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 14:48:38 UTC - in response to Message 10128.

Hello Dennis,

Is that supposed to be a smile? :)

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Message 10131 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 15:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 10125.

Hello C@Homers,


The Cosmology@Home team is currently upgrading the filesystem for C@H. Hopefully this will help us overcome the problems we have been encountering. We will keep you updated about our progress (I am not personally participating in this technical process, but it is being done by qualified individuals)


I got the impression from your previous post here that Ben Wandelt was the only
person working with this project. Now you say there is a "Cosmology @Home team" upgrading the filesystem?

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Message 10132 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 15:17:45 UTC - in response to Message 10131.

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Message 10133 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 15:25:49 UTC - in response to Message 10131.

Hello Thomas,

What you say is correct. There are occasions when our small team has to contact IT people at the University of Illinois where this project is based for technical support. It is a road that we have to take sometimes. IT individuals at the Astronomy Department at the U of I are part of our extended team. I hope this clarifies things!

We are also looking for an IT person dedicated to C@H. I hope that will contribute to the smooth running of C@H in the future.

Best wishes,

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Hello C@Homers,


The Cosmology@Home team is currently upgrading the filesystem for C@H. Hopefully this will help us overcome the problems we have been encountering. We will keep you updated about our progress (I am not personally participating in this technical process, but it is being done by qualified individuals)


I got the impression from your previous post here that Ben Wandelt was the only
person working with this project. Now you say there is a "Cosmology @Home team" upgrading the filesystem?

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Message 10134 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 15:26:59 UTC - in response to Message 10132.

Thanks, Dennis! :)

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Message 10157 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 2:26:06 UTC - in response to Message 10125.

I am glad to hear something is finally being done. I appreciate that Mr. Faik is exchanging pleasantries, but these are futile unless the problems are actually being solved. Considering that you are hosted at Urbana-Champaign, one of the leading computer science universities in the world, I am simply stunned that it takes two weeks to find someone to look at the problem. I am sure that you are surrounded by competent people on all sides, if only you could find a way to actually get them involved.

I personally think cosmology is cool enough that I have not yet walked away from this project. If problems had not been resolved by this week, however, I was prepared to simply detach and forget about it. Picture John McEnroe shouting "you cannot be serious". (this quote may betray may age bracket) Please resolve this problem quickly and take action (not words) to demonstrate that you are taking the project seriously.

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Message 10158 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 4:05:49 UTC - in response to Message 10157.
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Dear Jelle,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

Yes, it is true that there are competent people at UIUC. We are trying to recruit one of them. Finding a competent system administrator is a task that I feel will soon come to a happy conclusion.

Professor Wandelt is no longer at UIUC. The project itself is based at UIUC, but Professor Wandelt himself has moved to Paris, where he has assumed the position of a Professor and Chair of Theoretical Cosmology at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France. He still holds Adjunt Faculty position at UIUC. The tansatlantic move has made things more challenging, but we do recognize that there is more to be done to improve the performance of C@H. I hope to come back with some good news soon.

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Message 10159 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 5:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 10158.

I've been quite supportive of this project,
and willing to put up with any number of glitches;
but, are you saying that Wandelt got a better job--
and has basically told 8650 BOINC volunteers to FOAD???...

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Message 10160 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 6:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 10159.

Dear "Geo",

C@H is a research project, and it is NOT a full-time job. In addition to teaching duties, professors are usually involved in multiple research projects which puts constraints on how much time they could dedicate to one particular project. Given the importance of this project, Professor Wandelt has recruited me to work as a link between the C@H Team and our community members. Now, we are searching for a competent system administrator who will be dedicated to the smooth running of C@H. We hope that will contribute to bringing C@H to a level of performance which it and you deserve.

I hope this gives some context to my earlier comments.

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I've been quite supportive of this project,
and willing to put up with any number of glitches;
but, are you saying that Wandelt got a better job--
and has basically told 8650 BOINC volunteers to FOAD???...

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Message 10161 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 6:22:39 UTC - in response to Message 10159.

Not really.
This Paristhing is not really new and he recruited and revived this project after this. But obviously he has just underestimated the resulting problems.

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Message 10162 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 6:37:11 UTC

This is the worst crime Against BOINC Users since the--
"Yer Doin' A Heck Of A Job Braunie" Preditor@Home debacle...

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Message 10163 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 6:45:46 UTC - in response to Message 10162.

Hello Geo,

I am afraid I am not following what you are saying. Could you please explain?

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This is the worst crime Against BOINC Users since the--
"Yer Doin' A Heck Of A Job Braunie" Preditor@Home debacle...

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Message 10164 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 6:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 10163.

No...

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Message 10165 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 7:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 10163.

Looks like you're not familiar with the Predictor@Home BOINC project.

For several months after the developers split up, no new workunits were created; all that happened were that previously failed workunits were sent to the users again and again. Finally, the project temporarily shut down, but still had a website announcing plans to re-open if they find some new application for that much computer power. Now, even that website is unreachable.

I'm one of the people who created an account there, and then spent several months trying to get a workunit from them that my computers could complete. If I ever got any workunits at all, thry had failed several times already and failed on my computers as well.

Consider it NOTORIOUS as a poorly run BOINC project.

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Message 10173 - Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 20:31:40 UTC - in response to Message 10165.

Dear Faik

Please accept my thanks for the work you are doing to keep this project running, in the face of a variety of challenges, some more looked for than others. Having run a multi-company IT department single handed for two decades, I appreciate the feeling that you get when things go wrong and you probably have no-one to call for help. Sadly, there will always be those who will never be satisfied at the efforts you make; frankly, I'd just ignore tham and keep focussed on your immediate tasks.

I hope the upgrade goes according to plan, and that you can recruit the help you need. I'd offer myself, but I'm close to retirement and have other projects to occupy my time :) In the meantime, my new PC is ready and waiting - twin processor quad cores i7 - for when the work resumes.

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Message 10174 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 0:53:02 UTC - in response to Message 10163.

Hi Faik,

How is the file system upgrade going, any idea when it will be fully functional?

thanks for any updates.

Regards,

K

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Message 10179 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 6:07:20 UTC - in response to Message 10173.

Dear Faik

Please accept my thanks for the work you are doing to keep this project running, in the face of a variety of challenges, some more looked for than others. Having run a multi-company IT department single handed for two decades, I appreciate the feeling that you get when things go wrong and you probably have no-one to call for help. Sadly, there will always be those who will never be satisfied at the efforts you make; frankly, I'd just ignore tham and keep focussed on your immediate tasks.

I hope the upgrade goes according to plan, and that you can recruit the help you need. I'd offer myself, but I'm close to retirement and have other projects to occupy my time :) In the meantime, my new PC is ready and waiting - twin processor quad cores i7 - for when the work resumes.


> "I'd just ignore tham"

< Thanks to you--
< "tham" be gone...

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Message 10180 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 8:09:50 UTC - in response to Message 10179.

digital dyslexia :-/

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