1) Forums : General Topics : Cosmology@Home in 2015 ? (Message 20238)
Posted 8 Jun 2015 by JLConawayII
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This project appears to have been completely abandoned years ago. I can't fathom why the servers are still operating.
2) Forums : General Topics : Project News Updates (Message 13022)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by JLConawayII
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A valid question. I just broke the 1 million mark for this project, and I expected to feel better about it. I am now considering reallocating resources away from cosmology until there's more of a presence here from the project organizers. I understand they have issues of their own to deal with, but I can't justify continuing here unless I know the work isn't being completely wasted.
3) Forums : Technical Support : The February Fiasco (Message 10270)
Posted 22 Feb 2012 by JLConawayII
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Point proven.
4) Forums : Technical Support : uploaded work? (Message 10243)
Posted 21 Feb 2012 by JLConawayII
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I just uploaded all of my outstanding WUs. They are all "completed, awaiting validation". No idea if they will actually earn credit, as a few have already somehow been validated for other users.
5) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 10136)
Posted 15 Feb 2012 by JLConawayII
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I always get a kick out of all the people that take any problem like this as a personal attack on them, and announce loudly that they're leaving as if they're so important the project will collapse without their presence. Stop acting like children, the problem will get fixed when it gets fixed. In the meantime there are many other worthwhile projects to which you can dedicate your resources, like SETI@home, Einstein@home, MilkyWay@home, etc.
6) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT PROBLEMS THREAD (2009 and after) (Message 10038)
Posted 10 Feb 2012 by JLConawayII
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I wish I had noticed this problem earlier. That's a whole lot of work completely wasted.
7) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Request for reading list (Message 9808)
Posted 6 Jan 2012 by JLConawayII
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I would like to personally recommend Hyperspace by Dr Michio Kaku. It was an important book for me, and I think you'd get a lot out of it. Dr Kaku is a master of introducing advanced concepts in such a way that even a layman can comprehend and enjoy the reading.
8) Forums : Cosmology and Astronomy : Is the hunt for cold dark matter getting warm. (Message 9807)
Posted 6 Jan 2012 by JLConawayII
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Dark matter is aptly named; it doesn't seem to interact electromagnetically. We're going to have a tough time actually finding anything of this nature, other than in a mathematical model. We'll see. I should probably be examining this very problem right now, except that I'm an idiot so instead I get to inspect dirt. Don't ask. :*(
9) Forums : General Topics : Project Update Please (Message 9449)
Posted 22 Jul 2011 by JLConawayII
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Well, that's good to hear. Someone should probably mention to him that taking literally 10 seconds to log onto this forum and type "Hi!! I'm still alive and the project continues as planned" once a month would be infinitely preferable to the total comm blackout that we're currently experiencing. The way it is, people are left to wonder whether to continue dedicating resources to this project, or if it's a total wash.
10) Forums : Technical Support : Worrying discrepancy (Message 9348)
Posted 27 Feb 2011 by JLConawayII
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You won't get a response. The administrators of this project are gone.
11) Forums : General Topics : Project Update Please (Message 9227)
Posted 12 Dec 2010 by JLConawayII
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cosmology@home is one of my favorite projects, due to the subject matter. That said, it is also one of the most enigmatic. I'm a person that thrives on information, it's essential for my work and my life. The complete and utter lack of updates on this project by the administrators is unsettling. It's even more bizarre in that the project is active and constantly giving out new work units. Why then is the project being maintained, but with the community essentially being left completely in the dark as to the project status? Weekly or even monthly updates would be nice, just to let us know you guys are still there and interested in what's going on. I would like to know that my CPU cycles aren't being wasted on a defunct project.
12) Forums : Announcements : Changes to Cosmology@Home (Message 9135)
Posted 30 Oct 2010 by JLConawayII
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That's a good question. From the forums you'd think this project was abandoned, and yet it's still up and running, giving out WUs.
13) Forums : Announcements : Beware of this project! (at least for now) (Message 9054)
Posted 26 Sep 2010 by JLConawayII
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I'm still getting a constant flow of WUs on my machine. I can only assume the project is still active. Some daily, or even weekly, communication from those running this project would be greatly helpful to the community. Without a doubt this community is the most dead out of all the projects I run.
14) Forums : Technical Support : Not so RAM hungry version??? (Message 9045)
Posted 21 Sep 2010 by JLConawayII
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Use a computer that wasn't found at an archaeological dig?
15) Forums : Wish list : RAM usage (Message 8970)
Posted 30 May 2010 by JLConawayII
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No, you'll have to upgrade your RAM. Memory is pretty inexpensive now, especially for DDR2 which is what I'm guessing your systems use. Look on Newegg for the appropriate RAM modules for your systems, you should be able to find some good deals.
16) Forums : Wish list : CUDA (Message 8969)
Posted 30 May 2010 by JLConawayII
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I would also love to see CUDA support for this project. There are certain less worthy CUDA projects running on my systems that I would gladly replace with this one.
17) Forums : General Topics : minimum spec of old pcs? (Message 8968)
Posted 30 May 2010 by JLConawayII
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...maxing out at around 500MB...

-Marty


This is not entirely accurate, I have seen WUs reach 780 MB. I generally see two WUs using around 700-750 and the other two using 400-500 or so.
18) Forums : General Topics : Why do you participate in Cosmology@Home? Who is the \"most surprising\" participant? (Message 8957)
Posted 18 May 2010 by JLConawayII
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I am 29 years old, currently a SSgt in the US Air Force. Even though the job I do in the AF requires the best and brightest minds in the military, many people just see the uniform. Truthfully, I am a physicist and a student of the sciences in general. For reasons that are my own, I failed to accomplish my first go at a physics degree. Now I am working hard to redeem my academic career and to ultimately earn my PhD in physics. Participating in cosmology@home, as well as other astrophysical projects on boinc, is my way of contributing to our understanding of the universe in the interim.
19) Forums : General Topics : Just left C@H for the last time (Message 8956)
Posted 16 May 2010 by JLConawayII
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I have never had a WU reset to an earlier time on me. Of course I keep everything in RAM so that may be your issue. My only disappointment thus far with this project is its lack of CUDA support.