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Coleslaw
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2016-10-26 14:41:45

No stats changes since December 2015. No work available. Project is moving to new host with new servers. However, no ETA is listed. Project should be retired until new life is seen.
[BOINCstats] Willy
 
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2016-10-29 07:53:35

Retired the project.
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Rytis
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2016-11-26 08:27:43

I've restarted the project and stats exports.
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2016-11-26 11:00:24

Rytis wrote:

I've restarted the project and stats exports.


Thanks for restarting the project. Can you also start all needed deamons? Users have no teams and tasks can not be looked up yet, Mr. Rytis.
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2016-11-29 09:52:21

Rytis wrote:

I've restarted the project and stats exports.

Rytis,
you restarted the project? Which project? Not FiND as far as I know.
Give us more information and be honest and tell us the truth.


FiND (including the BOINC-user accounts) is given to GridRepublic. The machines could be used for profit:

The unique benefits of Charity Engine's grid:

HUGE CAPACITY - 450,000+ PCs always available, up to a million PCs on request, in over 300 selectable geo-locations including every country in the world
TINY PRICE - typically 75%-90% lower cost than Amazon for the equivalent computing
SUSTAINABLE, ULTRA-LOW CARBON - using PCs that already exist but are just underused
UNIQUE IP ADDRESS FOR EACH NODE - perfect for location-dependent proxy tasks
GIVING BACK - half its profits go to support the world's best charities
Rytis
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2016-12-02 09:11:11

Not sure why the negativity.

Find@Home, GridRepublic and Charity Engine are three separate entities. Sure, Charity Engine is a commercial entity, but millions of hours of CPU time were donated to BOINC projects, mostly Rosetta@Home (we had to stop allocating hosts to them because they couldn't handle it!). GridRepublic is a non-profit organization.

I restarted FiND@Home, which still runs under Dr Anthony Chubb's supervision, even though the servers are hosted and technical support is provided by GridRepublic. That is why we use FiND@Home forums and all credit is granted to FiND@Home user accounts.
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2016-12-03 19:42:27
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The negativity comes from when questions went ignored in the forums, work units took on a naming scheme following those of Charity Engine, and on a platform shared with Charity Engine. It is rational to associate the two. Especially when people cannot see the work unit log in their accounts. Then you try to smooth over the public's view point on people profiting off of them by emplying that by them merely giving a portion back makes it OK. Many do not feel that it makes it ok. So, PR for Charity Engine really doesn't help things. My suggestion is take a little more time explaining to people what is actually happening and don't leave them hanging. That typically gets a positive response.
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2016-12-05 20:21:21

I did try to explain as much as I can in the FiND forums (especially the relation to Charity Engine - after all, I am just a developer, so I can easily answer the technical questions, but only some organizational ones because I don't fully know the entire arrangements), and Anthony Chubb (the owner of FiND) also posted. And I'll get Matt Blumberg, the owner of GridRepublic, to clarify some of the questions.

Regarding Charity Engine - sure, you may not approve of it, but then you also do not have to run it. What they are trying to do is not profit from the existing BOINC users, but rather bring more users into distributed computing. In fact, they've recruited over 300000 users that never ran BOINC before, and they did donate a lot to both "normal" charities and existing BOINC projects, including FiND itself and Rosetta. And I can 100% guarantee that they are not running and never going to run any of their commercial apps on hosts attached to FiND.
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2018-11-25 01:06:32

Sad that I have to bring this up, but the project has been dead for quite some time. Not really had anything happening at this project for 2 years. Kill it with fire.
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2019-01-02 13:21:41

Agreed.
If teams are going to remain "Disabled" there is no way for us to update our team pages and/or remove old users.
If there is not going to be any more work then we should at least be able to detach ourselves from the project.
entigy
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2019-03-03 18:50:19

Project database has been down for some time now.... is it the final death knell ?
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2019-04-02 06:11:55

PLEASE PUT THIS BACK ON THE RETIRED LIST - Web site is UNREACHABLE and NO WORK in 2.5+ YEARS.
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2019-04-02 06:29:48

Retired the project.
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