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Message 52904 - Posted: 27 Oct 2019 | 13:08:05 UTC

I can't download any WU, what happen?



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Message 52906 - Posted: 27 Oct 2019 | 17:58:41 UTC

for several weeks, most of the time no news tasks have been available; only once in a while.
You need to be patient :-(

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Message 52911 - Posted: 30 Oct 2019 | 13:33:23 UTC

But none for Linux ;-{
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Message 52979 - Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | 10:58:04 UTC
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for several days now: no new tasks (not even for Windows) :-(

Currently, only 108 tasks are being processed; crunchers within the past 24 hours: 117 (figures from the server status page).

What's happening back at GPUGRID? Not a single word from them here in the forum.
Are they about closing down?

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Message 52981 - Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | 17:58:30 UTC

Lots of chances for speculation. They just came off their summer vacation, so don't think they are too busy with education requirements.

Project is running out of funding and is getting ready to shut down or go on hiatus until funds are secured again.

Letting all the old acemd2 Windows tasks clear entirely from the servers and database and prepping for complete redesign of the project with the new acemd3 applications and new work.

Hoping the last scenario is the correct one.

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Message 52982 - Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | 19:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 52981.

What I think is not really nice:

they don't bother to give us volunteers the least bit of information :-(

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Message 52983 - Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | 19:03:44 UTC

Letting all the old acemd2 Windows tasks clear entirely from the servers and database and prepping for complete redesign of the project with the new acemd3 applications and new work.

Hoping the last scenario is the correct one.

I hope too!
Winter is comming...

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Message 52984 - Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | 19:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 52981.

my cent on the 3th !
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Message 52986 - Posted: 15 Nov 2019 | 21:06:35 UTC

I do agree that it would be nice to have some brief note in a forum or - even better - on the main homepage or a notice in the manager.

However, I ask that we be a bit more patient. The faculty and graduate students are trying to do good research; that should be (and I hope, is) their primary goal.
Keeping our GPUs busy is not why their research projects are funded.
If you look at their publication record, they've been doing good work lately.
While not impossible, I seriously doubt they're about to shut down.

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