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Message 750 - Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 21:56:13 UTC

The inability of the project to provide sufficient number of WUs for everyone provokes major server overloads during the WU generation each two weeks. These overloads significantly complicate downloading/uploading of the work. Continuing the project will cause an unpleasant experience for the participants.

Considering that the power of BOINC is actually not required for this project since the project reached its goal in September 2017, I think this is a right moment to finally end XANSONS for COD.

I would like to thank everyone for helping the project all that time!

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Message 751 - Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 21:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 750.

Also, some info about the database:

The database of diffraction patterns is offline since April because the data center at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of RAS in which it is hosted (also, this center is a hosting provider for the Acoustics@Home, USPEX@Home, SAT@Home, Optima@Home, Boinc.ru and some other non-boinc resources) is powered off and in the middle of moving to a new location. As soon as the data center will be powered on, the database will be back online. However, moving the academic data center to a new location is a long process because a lot of bureaucracy involved.

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Message 753 - Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 9:56:15 UTC

Wow, that's sad! But your decision is completely understandable. Thanks for your effort. This was definitely my favorite BOINC project!

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Message 756 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 7:58:00 UTC

It's unfortunate to see a project go that I considered to be well-maintained, that had work for all aspects of the major platforms, and that has always communicated nicely with the participants.
Expecially the communication is important to us crunchers, as it shows the amount of importance that we have for a project's staff.
Thanks a lot for your dedicated work and attitude towards us!
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Message 758 - Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 12:04:23 UTC

Sad, sad, sad,...

Now, we know why Acoustic is also not more reachable.
As far I know, nobody of it had warned us !

Vlad,
THANK YOU, a very very big THANK YOU for all you did.
My best wishes for your next work. I am sure, it will also be perfect.

Sad, sad, sad,...

Waiting next project, best regards
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Message 759 - Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 10:47:40 UTC - in response to Message 758.

A sad but understandable decision Vlad.

Hopefully for us you'll have need for another boinc project one day. Until then all the best for whatever the future holds.

Cheers Greg.
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Message 760 - Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 19:42:51 UTC

Hello everyone,
There are few thanks to Vlad who is, (I think), the best project admin.
Always anwser, and very fast, always to help,...

By this post, I hope as much as possible cruncher would say him "Thank you"

Vlad, is it possible to send ONE, only ONE WU by user ?
Of course without CR. Or perhaps only 0.01.
So the problems of many request will be solved !

On competition, it will nothing change. For sure with 0.01 CR.
Why ? Only for fun and help.

Vlad, I personaly think, by reading all posts here, you have our consideration.

Some cruncher known who I am. Also knows I am not always very "quiet", shouting loud sometimes.Here never. I am who I am.

But here on Xanson directed by Vlad, as deep as I can, I can not find negative point. No any !!!

It is why, i repeat, each cruncher would send Vlad his support
It is a way to say thank you and help him in his way of doing.

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Message 761 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 0:35:03 UTC

Vlad is one of the few people who know how to get GPUs to work properly. That must be a valuable skill for other projects too. I hope he is back with another one someday.

Good luck.

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Message 762 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 8:35:41 UTC - in response to Message 760.

There are few thanks to Vlad who is, (I think), the best project admin.
Always anwser, and very fast, always to help,...

Thank you again, but I just looked at some well managed projects (Amicable Numbers, RakeSearch, etc.) and tried to keep up, nothing special really. Also, a small project is much easier to manage than the big one, especially when you are the only author of the apps, which allows you to fix the bugs quickly.

Vlad, is it possible to send ONE, only ONE WU by user ?
Of course without CR. Or perhaps only 0.01.
So the problems of many request will be solved !

BOINC supports sending WU to a certain user but rather for test purposes. Such WUs do not go through validation, for example.
Yes, setting the credits to near-zero would probably solve the overload problem, but I personally find it unfair not to give the volunteers anything in return, even the credits or the joy of competition.

I understand that it is sad for the volunteers when another BOINC project finishes. But again, this project was supposed to be ended a long time ago. I only wish you could join the project in the summer of 2017 when it was in its best shape. Probably, I should have been promoting the project better in those times so that more people could join earlier.

Wish you all the best!

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Message 763 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 15:22:06 UTC

This project has always been well run and a lot of fun. Thanks!
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Message 764 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 16:13:34 UTC

Sad to see this project go, but it is fully understandable. I didn't always get WUs in the scramble, but maybe that was part of the fun of being attached.

Vlad, you have run a very well managed project and I congratulate and thank you. Hopefully you will find a reason someday to begin another BOINC project.

Everything of the best for the future.

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Message 765 - Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 21:20:36 UTC

Thank you for your good work. I will always remember this project with love.

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Message 766 - Posted: 5 Jul 2019, 7:19:02 UTC

It would actually be nice to at least keep the BOINC contribution certificates online. I just realized that the personal account appearance has been altered dramatically and the certificate is no longer a display option.

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Message 767 - Posted: 6 Jul 2019, 12:00:41 UTC - in response to Message 766.

It would actually be nice to at least keep the BOINC contribution certificates online. I just realized that the personal account appearance has been altered dramatically and the certificate is no longer a display option.

Michael.

Sorry, I set "no_computing" option without knowing what changes it will cause. I disabled it, so the personal account pages should now appear as ususal.

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Message 768 - Posted: 6 Jul 2019, 18:18:34 UTC

Hello Vlad

I also have see the same as Michael yesterday.
Today (7th july 18:00 UTC) all is again visible.
Personal, team, users, forum, stats,...

Perhaps a very little bug.
Only "server status" is not more visibe.

So Michael, you can do it again. I have try. It works.

Vlad,
I think that when you will start a new project, you can axpect a real rush ....
It is the "reward / wanted" of all your wonderfull work...

Best regards everyone

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Message 769 - Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 14:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 750.

How about a new project? There could be some significant crunching opportunities here.

One of the most significant Russian space science missions in the post-Soviet era has launched from Baikonur. The Spektr-RG telescope is a joint venture with Germany that will map X-rays across the entire sky in unprecedented detail.

Researchers say this information will help them trace the large-scale structure of the Universe.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48966645

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