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 Shocked  Looks like WCG is getting ready to dump the UD software.

  BOINC Migration Announcement


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"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."
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makes sense, i'm sure it involves a bit of work on their back end to support two completely different clients...
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This is gonna upset a lot of ex grid people who are too fat, dumb and happy to understand a new idea. lol
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 Thinking Wonder if they are going to drop the points multiplier when they kill off the UD agents...
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I think that it is a very smart move ....the Boinc client does a better job..........
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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. Roll Eyes
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We're working on that fer ya GP...  Grin
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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. Roll Eyes

It wasn't the agent that was too much for old machines, GP, so much as the projects themselves.
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Boinc allows you to run multiple projects with ease.......... Thumbs Up
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  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)
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Or hurricane Dean Grin
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Nah, Dean is definitely going to make a mess, But it's not going to cause earth changing trouble.
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Back to that Global warming story then............
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Nah  I don't think it's gonna be global warming either. (Unless its caused by volcanic activity.)
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This one is going to let off some serious pressure............ Shocked
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Boinc uses very little resources, It's the project that sets the amount of ram, cpu size etc..  Thumbs Up
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that is why it is the platform of choice......... Thumbs Up
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Boinc uses very little resources, It's the project that sets the amount of ram, cpu size etc..  Thumbs Up

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.
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Folding do something sensible?  rofl
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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
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I just wish Folding would jump on the band wagon.

Yea me too..  Thumbs Up
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i like the folding client....set it to run as service, and never see it again... rofl
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I could never get into folding............
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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.
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yep, those other projects spoiling you with fast workunits Whistle  rofl
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You can set up Boinc as a service.. Thumbs Up
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 Thinking So does FaH..   Tongue
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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
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  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.
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I've got boinc as a service on this rig but the icon is still in the taskbar  Huh?
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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.
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I remember checking that now.  Old habit I guess.  Doh  I'm having a blond day.   
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If you don't want the taskbar icon, remove the Boinc shortcut from the startup folder.  Thumbs Up
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Vista doesn't like to start Boinc all the time unless I give it premission............ Doh
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That's because Boinc is not an MS product...
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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..
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 rofl  Doh
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Guess you'll have to wait for the service pack..

And wait and wait and wait......................
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"You have pressed 'Y'.  Are you sure you wanted to do that?"
are you really sure you wanted to do that ??........... rofl
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If so, push Y so we can ask you again. Grin
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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.

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Thanks for the heads up........... Thumbs Up
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Another reason not to mess with it on this machine. Throw Computer
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It will run but you have to give it premission every time you turn the computer on...........
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Shocked where......... I lost it a long tome ago, and want it back

Thinking  Shocked once you loose it you can never get it back
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 Hmm Depends what we're talking about losing.
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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
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 Doh  rofl
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