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WCGs mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. You can choose from various work units to crunch: Fight AIDS, cure Cancer or support the Human Proteome Folding projects amongst many. Supported by IBM.
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Got all excited by a BOINC Manager notice :-D
"World Community Grid: Notice from BOINC
This project is using an old URL. When convenient, remove the project, then add https://master.worldcommunitygrid.org/
06/07/2022 09:36:54"

However... - if you try to remove and add, it all reverts back to the original web address and nothing actually happens (apart from downloading a heap of .png files!) :banghead: so hold off for now!
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From 04/07

Hi everyone,

Since many of you have been asking for minor updates to stay informed about the current state of WCG, here is what the team has been working on.

Recent efforts to restart have been unsuccessful. You may have noticed in your BOINC client some messages from the scheduler, which was a byproduct of the successful steps in the restart procedure. However, we have been unable to queue workunits packaged for distribution to clients into the primary scheduler node and are working to resolve what is hopefully the final blocking issue to workunit distribution. We have identified as a result of this issue an opportunity to create a more efficient queue to allocate and distribute work among volunteer devices, which we will release in a future update. but it has been taking time to implement.

Happy Independence Day to all of the American crunchers!

- WCG Team
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Tasks are now coming through, although still intermittently.
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Attached to all wcg sub-projects, I started getting regular downloads in September.
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This e-mail arrived Saturday (1/10/2022), concerning the "relaunch".

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Dear adrianxw,

We cannot thank you enough for your dedication to science and your support of the Grid during the transition from IBM.

Finally, with a functioning infrastructure and critical issues resolved we are ready to reboot the World Community Grid!

Your ongoing support and feedback during the transition from IBM has been invaluable to the scientists who rely on us. Together we improved the Grid's functionality and efficiency by targeting our limited technical resources, and while we certainly encountered more obstacles and challenges than we anticipated we are here now because of your patience and persistence.

There is work that remains to be done. In particular, while we were able to restore the My Contribution page functionality and you may have noticed that results over the past 2 days are now reflected - we must now carefully iterate through a modified version of the stats update procedure to add back each day that was missed. The results tab of the My Contribution page does reflect accurately the validation status and assigned credit of your workunits.

When complete stats are available we will begin a grace period for streaks of one month, extend all streaks that were active before the transition, and finally restore the normal cacluation of streaks when the grace period ends.

Finally, we are preparing a well deserved Badge of Honor for all the volunteers who submitted a valid result during the transition and testing phase, yourself included. We are also preparing yet another badge for all citizen scientists who join or return to the grid before the New Year.

Our research partners - the ARP, HSTB, MCM, OPN1 and SCC research teams - would like to extend their sincere thanks for seeing them through this crisis. As scientists ourselves at the Jurisica Lab and also one of the scientific teams of the WCG, we are proud to count you among our colleagues in science and look forward to working with you as we expand WCG operations. While returning and maintaining the full capacity of the Grid is our mandate, we will now be preparing to onboard new projects.

The World Community Grid remains steadfast and unchanged in our vision of a healthier world. Our mission is to accelerate science by creating a supercomputer empowered by a global community of volunteers. WCG supports open-source and open-data research while providing scientists with a computing platform that allows them to answer the world's most pressing questions.

Thank you for your contribution to WCG and enabling seemingly impossible scientific research to come to life,

WCG Team at Krembil Research Institute, UHN

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Me too. Wonder how many people have got the 'Badge of Honor' [sic]
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