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Tom Philippart
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2008-04-06 15:36:13

http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/virtual-prairie/

Virtual Prairie(ViP) is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in understanding clonal strategies in complex ecological systems. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.


More info here
64chrysler300
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2008-04-06 16:23:40

Just joined, got 1 w/u. over 600 hours and due in just a few days. a bit of tweaking is in order I think!
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2008-04-06 16:32:22

Just joined, got 1 w/u. over 600 hours and due in just a few days. a bit of tweaking is in order I think!


And it was over right after I hit "send" on the last post.
Tom Philippart
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2008-04-06 17:14:03

Just joined, got 1 w/u. over 600 hours and due in just a few days. a bit of tweaking is in order I think!


And it was over right after I hit "send" on the last post.

yes, they only last 3-4 minutes.
Guest

2008-04-06 18:00:20

yes, they only last 3-4 minutes.


My WU was 1000+ hours with a 2 hour deadline. Ran for about 4 minutes.

I assume the project admins have 'opened' this project to the public BTW? They don't seem to have a message board to ask if it's OK.

Al.

Guest

2008-04-06 18:28:02

I assume the project admins have 'opened' this project to the public BTW? They don't seem to have a message board to ask if it's OK.


Hmmm. Still not sure how to ask them if it's OK to export stats.

However, the credit granted seems very sensible, if a little low, so they're not going to be inundated with credit-hounds ;-)

There is another project running from the same campus:

http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/second-computing/

I give the URL for information only. But, the WUs also have 1000+ hour runtimes but complete in 20 seconds.

Al.
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2008-04-06 19:43:01

I sent an e-mail this morning (european time) and asked them about the status (alpha/beta/production), if their results were public domain and I asked them to add message boards since communication is key in DC.
Guest

2008-04-06 21:51:06

I sent an e-mail this morning (european time) and asked them about the status (alpha/beta/production), if their results were public domain and I asked them to add message boards since communication is key in DC.


Hehe. I sent a message to both email addresses (the 'boinc' one bounced - not a good sign) asking if they were public, suggested that they were still alpha and asked for the forums to be available Great minds think alike

Al.
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2008-04-06 22:07:30

I'd also sent an email out yesterday. So probably they don't need anymore emails! LOL.
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2008-04-07 14:59:22

I'd also sent an email out yesterday. So probably they don't need anymore emails! LOL.

I know of at least 2 more mails (from Cori and me), could be a huge in-box by now
They've UTC-6, so it's about 0900 now. If they are students, and student habits are equal in the US as in Germany, they are probably just getting up and drinking coffee If they are university staff, it'll be probably their first coffee in the institute by now
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2008-04-07 16:36:43

http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/second-computing/


Oh - This one just crashed BOINC manager and XP - Be careful out there ;-)

Al.
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2008-04-07 18:42:15

I'd also sent an email out yesterday. So probably they don't need anymore emails! LOL.

I know of at least 2 more mails (from Cori and me), could be a huge in-box by now
They've UTC-6, so it's about 0900 now. If they are students, and student habits are equal in the US as in Germany, they are probably just getting up and drinking coffee If they are university staff, it'll be probably their first coffee in the institute by now


I got a reply from one of the Ph.D. students today. He was very friendly and said the messageboard was a current priority and would be up soon; one of his colleagues is working on it.

He was very surprised as to where I'd found out about the project. I tried to explain a little about the BOINC community.

I'm a Ph.D. student myself so I know the lifestyle quite well.
Guest

2008-04-14 18:30:20

I got a reply from one of the Ph.D. students today. He was very friendly and said the messageboard was a current priority and would be up soon; one of his colleagues is working on it.


Still no forums, but VP WU's are currently erroring out with compution errors ATM and the SC ones are still minuscule uppercase tests.

I'm not holding my breath ...

Al


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2008-04-30 05:05:15
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Forums are up and running now.

edit: asked if stats can be exported. UH & VP
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2008-05-18 15:08:34

Stats for both the UH and VP projects are now being exported.
Please consider adding to BOINCSTATS and BAM!
Thanks!

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2008-05-18 15:15:49

There is no permission yet.
Please do not PM, IM or email me for support (they will go unread/ignored). Use the forum for support.
Guest

2008-05-19 06:19:28

There is no permission yet.


And in fact they specifically don't want to publish stats yet:

http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/virtual-prairie/forum_thread.php?id=12#141

Al.
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2008-05-19 22:55:00

Willy & ChertseyAl,

Thanks for the reminder of that formality/courtesy for new projects. I should have known you'd have the latest info. I'm just surprised that I actually found out about a project that catches my eye that hasn't already reached this stage.

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2008-05-22 16:02:31

It seems the ViP's changed their mind about the stats.
I just found a reply from Malek at the export Stats??? thread there:

Hi stat folks,

well I think it will take me more than I thought to resolve all the problems with this project. So, please go ahead and report the stats

Thank you

Malek

Greetings from Cori
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2008-05-26 09:57:34

When will it be in BAM?
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2008-05-26 16:45:45
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I think Willy must have added it just today? At least I found it under Sign-up for projects in my BAM! account.

@Willy: Btw, the abbreviation UHVP used for the signature is a bit misunderstanding IMHO.
I know UH stands for the University of Houston but I'm always looking for something beginning with V... how about ViP?
Greetings from Cori
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2008-05-26 16:55:39

@Willy: Btw, the abbreviation UHVP used for the signature is a bit misunderstanding IMHO.
I know UH stands for the University of Houston but I'm always looking for something beginning with V... how about ViP?


The gates of voting hell are open: Who wants ViP, who wants UHVP, who wants .....?
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Guest

2008-05-26 17:31:26

The gates of voting hell are open: Who wants ViP, who wants UHVP, who wants .....?


Well, the folk over at ViP refer to themselves as ViP, so let's have something different to wind them up Maybe we could actually ask them what they'd like? Radical stuff I know

Anyway ...

ViP is good.
UHVP sounds like double-glazing.
UH ViP maybe OK.
VP is short but sweet.

Time for a poll ...

Also, OT, "UCT Malar" is a bit lame, but that's a different kettle of fish, can of worms etc etc

Al.

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2008-05-26 17:39:05

The gates of voting hell are open: Who wants ViP, who wants UHVP, who wants .....?

ViP would be fine, but I also got accustomed to the "The" in front of Lattice
Grüße vom Sänger
Guest

2008-05-26 17:57:22

ViP would be fine, but I also got accustomed to the "The" in front of Lattice


I think we're only talking about the text in the sig file. ViP is already listed as 'Virtual Prairie' in the active projects lists. Dunno what it looks like in BAM, haven't used it for a while.

Don't know why they just didn't call the project 'Grass' ... Oh, maybe I do ...

Al.
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