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Message 2578 - Posted 14 Apr 2010 20:18:04 UTC

Could the choice be offered to users which applications they prefer to run, much like other projects with multiple applications like PrimeGrid do?

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Message 2579 - Posted 15 Apr 2010 7:56:57 UTC

I'm afraid not; we use the BOINC framework / middleware and it probably does not allow for that as far as I know...

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Message 2580 - Posted 15 Apr 2010 20:33:33 UTC - in response to Message ID 2579.

I'm afraid not; we use the BOINC framework / middleware and it probably does not allow for that as far as I know...

I'm no expert on the BOINC framework, but so many other BOINC projects besides PrimeGrid (IBERCIVIS, Malaria, Lattice, VirtualPrairie) use it that I'd exhort you to look further into it.

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Message 2581 - Posted 16 Apr 2010 9:43:01 UTC
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Well, as far as I know, it is not part of the BOINC server software we use.

The reason why we use an older server back-end is because of stability and maintainability reasons; We are scientists with a very busy schedule doing science, teaching and so on, we do not have time to continuously be a beta tester for the server backends of BOINC. As soon as BOINC supplies a stable server backend branch, we can use it. Right now; the server software is 'the latest and greatest' with bugs and issues included for 'fun'. Last year I undertook a server side 'update' and I spent more than a week (full-time 14 h/day) migrating; debugging and solving issues. I don't think we ought to do that on a live system which runs production; that's bad administrating.

So... this means we run older server software that is stable and we get good uptimes and good production of science... yet the 'downside'; we don't have all the latest features yet. It's a compromise that busy scientists makes ;-).

Btw, some people appreciate the approach: http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/forum_thread.php?id=423

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Message 2582 - Posted 16 Apr 2010 15:05:44 UTC - in response to Message ID 2581.

I couldn't agree with you more.

Thanks for your response.

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