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Falcon4
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Message 57313 - Posted: 5 Nov 2017, 16:33:08 UTC

I just signed into the actual website for the first time pretty much ever. I'd been running ClimatePrediction as part of the GridRepublic account manager for the years I've been running BOINC... take a look: since 2006!

However, now over 10 years later with no changes in the site whatsoever, I've come to realize that's why it's becoming quite outdated/broken. In fact, I'd thought that the ClimatePrediction project was dead, since it'd been a very long time since I last had any work! Last time I had some work was over a year ago - last winter when I was running BOINC for heating.

I checked my account (actually, rather, figured out what email/password it used), and I found that the ONLY application enabled was: UK Met Office HadAM3P-HadRM3P Pacific North West

ClimatePrediction is one of the most relevant, interesting tasks I've got in my BOINC list... so obviously I'm not going to disable that on my own.

I dunno, just thought I should share my experience here. I can only deduce that GridRepublic had something to do with messing up my preferences, so it'd be worth checking the database for similar people in my position - with only one inactive project enabled. Imagine how much more contribution there might be if this was just a glitch that a bunch of people didn't know about...

Jean-David Beyer
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Message 57408 - Posted: 27 Nov 2017, 23:50:50 UTC - in response to Message 57313.

I never heard of GridRepublic. I run the Boinc client and it gets me ClimatePrediction tasks. It used to keep my 4-core processor loaded with three running ClimatePrediction tasks for months at a time. Because I run Linux, it is now rare for me to get work units, but I have never gone more than a month or so without any work units.
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Falcon4
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Message 57417 - Posted: 1 Dec 2017, 0:52:07 UTC
Last modified: 1 Dec 2017, 0:52:46 UTC

GridRepublic is an "account manager" for BOINC. You sign-in once, and it attaches to all the projects you signed-up for (automatically signing-in), manages their preferences and priority, and unifies all your stats. It's one of the two built-in managers in BOINC, if you go to Tools->Use Account Manager. :)

It's how I originally got into BOINC, but now that I understand BOINC better, I'm finding it best to manually manage each client.

Just that I think GridRepublic is screwing with the settings behind the scenes... as I only ever recently even used my sign-in to get access to the settings here. GridRepublic has the ability to tweak per-project settings, so I think it's disabling all but one of the models for ClimatePrediction.

Maybe set up a notification for users with all projects disabled, and let them know that's why they're not getting any work?

Anyway, I'm super happy to be contributing to CPDN again. :)

Stephan
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Message 57418 - Posted: 1 Dec 2017, 2:59:22 UTC

Hi,
I'm using BAM! account manager for my systems and it gives you a simple webfrontend with (for me all needed) options to control the boinc clients, even with jobs at cpdn.
Greetings
Stephan

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