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Message 2564 - Posted: 9 Jul 2013, 14:45:34 UTC
Last modified: 9 Jul 2013, 14:46:52 UTC

Hi crunchers!

I just wanted to take a second to thank all of our volunteers for the awesome crunching over the past couple of month. Since March, we've completed 75 jobs across several different research lines (e.g., fatigue studies, integrated learning models, ideal observer and attention tasks) authored in multiple programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Lisp, Python, R). That amounted to 26K days worth of computation completed in ~70 days!!! . It could not have gotten done without your support and resources. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our top volunteers (by recent average credit):


    1.[AF>WildWildWest] RLDF
    2. tempo666
    3. Shaman
    4. STE\/E
    5. GATE


While our researchers have been busy creating, running, and analyzing models, our developers have been adding new features and extending support. Here's a few things we've been up to:


  • Integrated web data visualizations for researchers
  • Tools for running and evaluating decision trees (i.e. Fast & Frugal Trees) on volunteer and parallel resources as part of a new research line
  • Support for models written in Java
  • Bayesian model support in the R statistical language
  • Updated server to lastest version of BOINC source tree


And here's some tasks on the horizon:


  • Support for Matlab models
  • Project descriptions associated with each job
  • Rolling average runtime calculations for more precisely targeting workunits to one hour for tasks with variable runtimes
  • Server distribution to Wright State University for faster download/uploads, more system memory and disk space, and better CPU utilization



Please let us know if you have any thoughts, requests, or questions! And thanks again!

-Tom

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Message 2577 - Posted: 28 Jul 2013, 22:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 2564.
Last modified: 28 Jul 2013, 22:36:57 UTC

How much of the microbiology of the human body is controlled by the brain? Are sweating and goosebumps controlled by the brain? ...or how about hair growth, or for that matter all cellular replenishment?

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Message 2978 - Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 18:43:34 UTC

Lo,
Too many projects ends with "error......". All other projects work fine without any problem.
So, I can't maintain this project on my computers.
Bye.
D.

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Message 2989 - Posted: 1 May 2014, 15:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 2978.

Hi David, I hope you reconsider. As I mentioned in another thread, we've been getting a lot of errors the last couple days, but this should be the exception rather than the rule. The R application is becoming more stable and it is not often that we update our operating system (the cause of a few other errors).

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