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Old 3rd January 2010, 09:50 AM
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About EDGeS@Home
The aim of the EDGeS@Home project is to create a connection between volunteer computing and service grids, by allowing service grid jobs to be processed by volunteers, thus integrating volunteers into the vast scientific researches that have so far been researched with service grids.

The project currently hosts the ISDEP - Integrator of Stochastic Differential Equations in Plasmas - application.

EDGeS is a European project with the aim of creating an integrated Grid infrastructure that seamlessly integrates a variety of Desktop Grids with EGEE type of service Grids.

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Old 4th January 2010, 12:10 AM
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Been running since the beginning of October. Seems to be a good project and running well.
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Old 4th January 2010, 04:58 PM
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Right now there's a few things that bother me with this one.

1) Lots of forum questions but the admin's last response was 39 days ago.

2) No checkpointing and the WUs can reach 2 hours or more.

3) Benchmark based credit so there'll be lots of cheating.

I'd say this project needs to mature (if it ever does) and needs to show some serious commitment by the admins.
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Old 12th February 2010, 03:50 PM
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I'm going to give this a trial run soon to attempt to confirm what Beyond has said about the project. The lack of both checkpointing and admin response are disturbing indeed.
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Old 21st February 2010, 09:46 PM
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EDGes is a project aggregater. Not that this is a bad thing. Several other aggregaters are already in the vault. lists the current projects. Of those, only two have active applications. The e-commerce application and nuclear fusion application. There does not appear to be any ability to "opt out" of any application you do not choose to support.

The forum is dead with little interaction with the project staff. The one admin using the handle "admin" has not posted in 3 months.

I have been running it for a week and getting pretty steady work on one 64 bit linux machine.

My current response to this project is luke warm and cooling.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 12:00 AM
leavitron leavitron is offline
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There is definitely NO checkpointing. IMO, that is adequate to consider this project too immature for inclusion. Lack of admin response is still "pending" for me as an issue.

My vote is NO for now.
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Old 12th December 2014, 02:04 PM
Coleslaw Coleslaw is offline
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This project has been around for quite long enough. I had ran work units previously that seemed stable. I'm sure there are still some issues somewhere but the project as a whole seemed stable. I will be doing some testing again in January with this project and am encouraging others to do the same. Please let us know what issues and concerns you have with this project and please keep them current to modern times.
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Old 15th December 2014, 02:52 PM
Coleslaw Coleslaw is offline
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I have added [H] created challenges for the sake of stress testing the projects ability to handle load. I encourage everyone to join in as we are seeing if they are worth adding to the DC-Vault. 1/5-1/10
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