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1) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73879)
Posted 21 Jun 2022 by unixchick
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got a new badge for 500k.!!!! Glad to still have my computer be of use.

No new news from WCG. very disappointing.
2) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73796)
Posted 4 Jun 2022 by unixchick
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They better let us bring our old accounts with us or they will lose alot of people who were close to their badges, or bigger badges, and won't like the idea of starting all over again!!


I haven't read anything to suggest a problem with old accounts. They promised us badges etc would carry over to the new system. I think they know how important that is.
3) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73792)
Posted 4 Jun 2022 by unixchick
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FYI - They posted a new message to the website. They did not post on twitter yet. They are working on issues with signing up new people and communication if I read that right. It has been so long, I just wish they would just open up to us current members.

Who all is interesting in them communicating on Insta and YouTube ?? I would be happy with a working forum myself, but I guess I'm just old and boring.

I've lost my optimism. They will be back some day. I'll do some ARP, but it is getting hot here, so I'll not be doing alot until it cools down again. Maybe they won't be back until it is cool again, so it won't be an issue. bleh.
4) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73747)
Posted 29 May 2022 by unixchick
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I posted the link to the boinc admin group to their twitter announcement. Thanks Mikey. Maybe it is snotty of me to post it, maybe it is helpful. I hope they can get some temporary help to get them up and running.
5) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73736)
Posted 28 May 2022 by unixchick
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latest update from WCG

We were unable to bring our production environment to the same state as the QA environment this week. As we also have yet to resolve an issue that prevents BOINC clients from downloading workunits, the effort to bring the Grid back online has stretched into next week.
6) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73721)
Posted 27 May 2022 by unixchick
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Thanks Mark for the confirmation. I must say that none of this info is giving me much hope.

When they do get it up and working I will go back and suffer through the ups and downs as I would like to see ARP finish. It is a shame that they had to deal with this interruption to their project, and if fewer people come back either because they found new projects, or because the new system is too unstable, then they will need my computer all the more.

In MW news... I'll probably get my 500k badge here before being back at WCG.
7) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73709)
Posted 26 May 2022 by unixchick
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Thanks for the good list of active boinc projects. I'll save the link for when I need it. Right now MW with an Einstein backup is good enough as I'm still hoping for WCG to come back online. I'm attached to ARP. I probably need to look at LHC (from your list), as that sounds interesting.

I'm disappointed that WCG aren't back by now. I loved the openness and communication they gave us in the beginning, but now I'm worried about the amount of admin devoted to the project and/or the skill of the new admin to manage the WCG going forward. I'm also disappointed in how many of their own deadlines they blew through. I expected issues to make them unable to meet their first deadline, but hoped they would make the second one...and thought for sure they would make this last one, but alas we haven't had any communication since, just the promise of further communication with a date of opening.

Is anyone from the user community helping them with testing?? It would give me hope that they have gotten past internal testing. let me know if anyone has any hopeful information on the project.

edit: I thought they would update us this week... now I see this "We will provide further details early next week." Was this an edit on their part?? or did I misread it earlier?
8) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73693)
Posted 25 May 2022 by unixchick
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There are LOTS of other projects that would LOVE to have your computers crunch tasks for them!!


I think the reason we crunch WUs is because we get attached to a particular project. It was Seti@home that got me started doing this. When seti finished it was real hard for me to find a new place to crunch as I like a place with a chatty forum as well as an interesting project. I was happy doing ARP (African Rainfall Project) at WCG and I know they have a limited amount of data to crunch and I'd like to see that project to the end.

I'm enjoying my time at MW, and I will keep this as my backup project, and Einstein will be my backup to the backup as MW isn't the most stable. I don't expect WCG to be stable when it comes back either.

I'm not sure what I will do once ARP ends. I'm not attached to the other projects at WCG, so hopefully they will bring on some new projects.
9) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73686)
Posted 25 May 2022 by unixchick
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I'm hoping WCG will put up the website and forums soon, even if they are still testing the WU send and receive stuff for a couple more days.

So far nothing....They should just say we will try again next Tuesday. It wouldn't be a good idea to bring the system back online on a Friday.

Glad MW is up and working well right now, so my machine can do something.
10) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73626)
Posted 21 May 2022 by unixchick
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I haven't seen any updates from WCG, so I'm assuming Tuesday May 24 is still the return date.

MW is having issues again, so I'm back to doing Einstein WUs for now.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Feeder Not Running (Message 73572)
Posted 17 May 2022 by unixchick
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Thanks Tom! I'm getting work again.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Feeder Not Running (Message 73569)
Posted 17 May 2022 by unixchick
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Thanks for the info and the link. Hopefully a fix is found soon.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Feeder Not Running (Message 73566)
Posted 17 May 2022 by unixchick
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And the feeder isn't running again... why?
14) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73452)
Posted 10 May 2022 by unixchick
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Latest update...

We were able to address the issues we were facing.
As we are now able to continue with testing the system we plan to reassess the earliest WCG restart date we can commit to by Thursday evening (May 12th), when we will post an updated schedule to social media and to the website.
15) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73436)
Posted 10 May 2022 by unixchick
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I wouldn't say my crew. I'm just a noisy member of the WCG group. I have no idea how many from WCG are here, but I'm guessing many will stay until WCG is back up. I anticipate that things will be rocky over at WCG for a bit, so I'll definitely keep MW as my backup project.

I'm glad that MW is working well now, and that we got a chance to make use of the cycles we couldn't give to WCG. Thanks you to the many regulars in this project that answered our questions and chatted.
16) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73413)
Posted 9 May 2022 by unixchick
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New Update from WCG -

Unfortunately, we must now conduct further testing starting tomorrow to confirm that the system is ready. We continue to work on this tonight and we aim to update you tomorrow [May 9th, 2022] with the revised start date for the WCG, unless we run into some unexpected challenges.
17) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73394)
Posted 7 May 2022 by unixchick
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New update from WCG -

We are currently facing unexpected issues with the load balancer - a small but critical component that ensures science servers will cope with increased workloads. If not resolved on time, it would prevent us from restarting on May 9th. We will provide an update tomorrow evening.
18) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : WCG Friends (Message 73356)
Posted 6 May 2022 by unixchick
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I went looking for an update from WCG and found this on twitter. So I thought I would share the info.

"World Community Grid
@WCGrid
ยท
May 3
We are still planning to start on the 9th as scheduled "
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Feeder Not Running (Message 73313)
Posted 4 May 2022 by unixchick
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Milky Way is my backup project to WCG and Einstein is my backup to the backup :-). I'm really looking forward to WCG being back up next week. I see that Milky Way is back up. It has accepted my finished WUs. I'm still waiting to get some new WUs.

edit to say that I now have separation WUs. This is good. wonder why it was all shut down?? wonder if there will be any issues from all the N-body WUs ??
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Feeder Not Running (Message 73262)
Posted 3 May 2022 by unixchick
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The system status shows most things not running. The system has been so good at giving me WUs to work on lately that it surprised me. What's up?


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