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Old 5th November 2017, 11:08 PM
Bill Bill is offline
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Sourcefinder Ducamp SoFia

Well The projects 2nd Application has matured to the point of moving from test data and Beta to Production Status. Message below is from Admin Sam
SoFia Production Workunits
Greetings Everyone!

I'm pleased to announce that I'm starting production workunits for SoFiA. After the removal of the Wm50 parameter from SoFiA's parameter files, the previous determinism issues disappeared, so I'm ready to begin pushing out production work units.

These work units are the exact same as the Duchamp ones, around 15MB in size. This time, however, we're running 486 different parameter combinations, which is up significantly from Duchamp's 176 parameter combinations. You can expect longer WU times, with a larger amount of credit per WU.

The project scientists are also in the process of re-chopping the DINGO cube in to larger, 100MB pieces that we'll also be running through SoFiA. When these cubelets are available, I will be splitting them in to a set of 5 different runs, with a different parameter set for each run. The first 4 runs will contain 100 of the 486 SoFiA parameters, with the final run making up the remaining 86 parameters.
I'll keep you updated as to when these workunits will be available.

I must also recommend that everyone does NOT update to VirtualBox 5.2 for the time being. I'm currently waiting on BOINC to officially release their VirtualBox 5.2 compatible wrapper versions.

Finally, I'm going to attempt to make time to check the Sourcefinder message boards every day, instead of only on Wednesdays when I'm actually working on Sourcefinder tasks. Hopefully this'll help me be significantly more responsive to any Sourcefinder related issues that crop up over the coming months.

Thank you everyone for being patient with the rather slow progress of the SoFiA beta. I hope to have a fairly steady flow of production work units.

Happy Crunching!

1 Nov 2017, 2:43:17 UTC


UPDATE ... it should be noted that the Admin has not yet bumped up WU volumes as of the moment. 200 Active users do not get enough work to keep everyone busy.

Bill F

Last edited by Bill; 6th November 2017 at 02:49 AM. Reason: to add work unit availability info
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Old 6th November 2017, 04:25 PM
Coleslaw Coleslaw is offline
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Thanks for the update Bill. I have been on the internet less the last few weeks due to moving to a new home and using my "office" as the storage/transition room. Makes it hard to do all the DC stuff I normally do. Anyways, I say we still keep a watch and see mentality on this one for a bit to let the dust clear.
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Old 7th November 2017, 03:17 PM
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SoFia Volumes

Well I posted a comment on the site forums and Sam t4eh admin posted promptly back that since 7000 WU's only lasted 5 days he would bump the next batch to 10,000. We will wait and watch to see how this works out.

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Old 5th March 2018, 02:27 AM
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Sourcefinder Ducamp SoFia (BETA)

Well the Duchamp Admin has posted an update that his funding has been transferred to another group and while he is being retained the new group has other scientific plans for his use. They will allow him to complete the current SoFia work project and document the results and gracefully close the project down. That said he has announced the current BETA App will stay as it is in BETA status with limited volunteers due to the very high system requirements.

Since no future development will be done DC-Vault inclusion is no longer something that should be considered for the SourceFinder project..

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