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Title: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 08:49:56 AM
 :o  Looks like WCG is getting ready to dump the UD software.

  BOINC Migration Announcement  (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=15715)


Excerpt

"Elements of the migration plan are as follows:

UD Platform:
1. World Community Grid’s two active projects, [email protected] and Human Proteome Folding 2, will continue to run on UD (in addition to BOINC).
2. Our plan is to run these projects on UD at least through the end of 2007 but no later than mid-2008.
3. No new projects will be available on the UD platform.
4. Before the end of October 2007, we plan to remove UD as one of the registration options.

BOINC Platform:
1. [email protected] and Human Proteome Folding 2 will run on BOINC until each of these projects end (in addition to running on UD).
2. All new projects will be available on BOINC Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Migration from UD to BOINC:

World Community Grid is asking members with devices on UD to begin migrating to BOINC at their convenience."


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: PiNkY on August 18, 2007, 08:51:37 AM
makes sense, i'm sure it involves a bit of work on their back end to support two completely different clients...


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: john galbraith on August 18, 2007, 08:57:42 AM
This is gonna upset a lot of ex grid people who are too fat, dumb and happy to understand a new idea. :lol:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: PiNkY on August 18, 2007, 08:59:54 AM
 :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 09:06:05 AM
 :think: Wonder if they are going to drop the points multiplier when they kill off the UD agents...


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 09:14:11 AM
I think that it is a very smart move ....the Boinc client does a better job..........


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on August 18, 2007, 09:39:35 AM
On behalf of those people, there were a lot of us still out there with old, underpowered machines that made BOINC impossible, impractical or a really bad idea for hard drives dying under virtual memory over load. ::)


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 09:40:25 AM
We're working on that fer ya GP...  ;D


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: john galbraith on August 18, 2007, 09:41:48 AM
On behalf of those people, there were a lot of us still out there with old, underpowered machines that made BOINC impossible, impractical or a really bad idea for hard drives dying under virtual memory over load. ::)

It wasn't the agent that was too much for old machines, GP, so much as the projects themselves.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 10:02:43 AM
Boinc allows you to run multiple projects with ease.......... :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 10:11:27 AM
  I think GP's issue with boinc was it doesn't allow her to run her project of choice without causing undue wear and tear on her rig.

LoCatus has a habit of running one project. Picks one and goes at it with every core he can get on line.. So the multi project ability with boinc, is not a good selling point for me.

  We'll meet ET when he desides to come say howdy.
  Climate prediction?  The planet will get tired of us soon enough and clean itself. (Most likely by polar shift sometime late 2012)


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on August 18, 2007, 10:35:41 AM
Or hurricane Dean ;D


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 10:50:04 AM
Nah, Dean is definitely going to make a mess, But it's not going to cause earth changing trouble.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 10:53:31 AM
Back to that Global warming story then............


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 10:57:01 AM
Nah  I don't think it's gonna be global warming either. (Unless its caused by volcanic activity.)


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on August 18, 2007, 10:57:39 AM
Hurricanes are how the heat bleeds off. Pressure valves ;D


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 10:59:18 AM
This one is going to let off some serious pressure............ :o


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: TLD on August 18, 2007, 01:18:11 PM
Boinc uses very little resources, It's the project that sets the amount of ram, cpu size etc..  :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 01:26:15 PM
that is why it is the platform of choice......... :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on August 18, 2007, 04:14:26 PM
Boinc uses very little resources, It's the project that sets the amount of ram, cpu size etc..  :thumb:

Good point, it'll run projects on older rigs with less overhead. The old lappy, would have died long ago if I hadn't switched to Boinc. I just wish Folding would jump on the band wagon.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Dark Angel on August 18, 2007, 04:59:11 PM
Folding do something sensible?  :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on August 18, 2007, 05:19:50 PM
I wish, I really like that project, but in reality only the new Dual can run it, with out taking 8 days to finish a WU


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: TLD on August 18, 2007, 05:28:19 PM
I just wish Folding would jump on the band wagon.

Yea me too..  :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: PiNkY on August 18, 2007, 05:29:10 PM
i like the folding client....set it to run as service, and never see it again... :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 05:29:22 PM
I could never get into folding............


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on August 18, 2007, 05:31:53 PM
i like the folding client....set it to run as service, and never see it again... :rofl:

Done the same here, but on the new 'older' lappy it takes to long for a stats freak.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: PiNkY on August 18, 2007, 05:36:20 PM
yep, those other projects spoiling you with fast workunits :whistle:  :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: TLD on August 18, 2007, 05:47:07 PM
You can set up Boinc as a service.. :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 05:47:58 PM
 :think: So does FaH..   :P


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: PiNkY on August 18, 2007, 05:48:22 PM
from what i recall, you still have the icon sitting in the tray...i prefer being able to install and not have people tinker with it :whistle:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 05:49:39 PM
  Nah Pinky..  Service install of boinc is just that...  Having the manager start when you log in so you can monitor/control it is an option.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: phicks on August 18, 2007, 05:53:38 PM
I've got boinc as a service on this rig but the icon is still in the taskbar  ???


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Dark Angel on August 18, 2007, 06:07:38 PM
There's a check box when you install that sets the manager to start when you log in.  If you want to be rid of the icon just take it out of you "startup" folder.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: phicks on August 18, 2007, 06:13:24 PM
I remember checking that now.  Old habit I guess.  :doh:  I'm having a blond day.   :guru:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 06:14:30 PM
If you don't want the taskbar icon, remove the Boinc shortcut from the startup folder.  :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 06:31:30 PM
Vista doesn't like to start Boinc all the time unless I give it premission............ :doh:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 06:35:12 PM
That's because Boinc is not an MS product...


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Dark Angel on August 18, 2007, 06:47:01 PM
"You have pressed 'Y'.  Are you sure you wanted to do that?"


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: TLD on August 18, 2007, 06:47:39 PM
Vista doesn't like to start Boinc all the time unless I give it premission............ :doh:

Guess you'll have to wait for the service pack..


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on August 18, 2007, 06:47:55 PM
 :rofl:  :doh:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on August 18, 2007, 07:26:26 PM
Guess you'll have to wait for the service pack..

And wait and wait and wait......................


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on August 18, 2007, 07:50:38 PM
"You have pressed 'Y'.  Are you sure you wanted to do that?"
are you really sure you wanted to do that ??........... :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on August 18, 2007, 08:02:19 PM
If so, push Y so we can ask you again. ;D


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: lawrencehardin on September 01, 2007, 03:56:53 PM
Vista doesn't like to start Boinc all the time unless I give it premission............ :doh:
Vista has some special requirements for programs installed in Program Files.  It is much more lenient if BOINC is installed in C:\BOINC.  BOINC 6.0 is being written to install onto Vista without causing special problems.  Right now, the intention is to always install BOINC 6.0 as a service, doing away with a lot of options that confuse new users.

After all, Vista will confuse them without any help from BOINC 6.

Lawrence


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on September 01, 2007, 04:02:11 PM
Thanks for the heads up........... :thumb:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on September 01, 2007, 06:41:04 PM
Another reason not to mess with it on this machine. :ugh:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: pwrguru on September 01, 2007, 06:44:20 PM
It will run but you have to give it premission every time you turn the computer on...........


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: vaio on September 01, 2007, 06:46:29 PM
Any eta on the cp project under windoze?


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: TLD on October 10, 2007, 07:04:14 PM

Its here..


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on October 10, 2007, 09:35:23 PM
 :o where......... I lost it a long tome ago, and want it back


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: jan649 on October 10, 2007, 10:21:40 PM
 
:o where......... I lost it a long tome ago, and want it back

:think:  :o once you loose it you can never get it back


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Dark Angel on October 13, 2007, 05:40:17 AM
 :hmm: Depends what we're talking about losing.


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Ghost Plane on October 13, 2007, 09:32:47 AM
 :yawn:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: Dark Angel on October 16, 2007, 11:34:58 PM
NOTICE TO ALL PEEPS!

There's a setting in the boinc device profiles at WCG that says "Leave at least:           Gigabytes of disk space free"

Make sure you actually do have that much space on your system before setting this tag or ... it won't download ANY work.  :doh:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: fingerle on October 17, 2007, 06:44:04 AM
 :doh:  :rofl:


Title: Re: BOINC Migration Announcement
Post by: rwillis on October 17, 2007, 07:38:46 PM
 :o........ :rofl: