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Message 4391 - Posted: 1 Jun 2020, 18:38:17 UTC
Last modified: 1 Jun 2020, 18:38:17 UTC

Hi all,
I just discovered this project and the science you are doing here looks very interesting.
I have read on the forum that you are planning to restructure this project during this year, and I really wish you all the best in doing this.
But for now, is it useful crunching the current work units or are they related to abandoned researches?
What are we exactly computing with this set of Wu? Are we contributing to some research/publication/database?
On this page, maintained by the Boinc.Italy group (https://www.boincitaly.org/articoli/scienza-e-ricerca/2803-pubblicazioni-scienze-cognitive.html) I can see that your last published work is dated 2016, did you publish something else in these last 4 years?

I'd just like to know if it's a good idea to give computing power now to this project or if it is better to wait until (and if) it will be updated ;)

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Message 4396 - Posted: 5 Jun 2020, 13:06:23 UTC - in response to Message 4391.
Last modified: 5 Jun 2020, 13:06:23 UTC

Hello,

Thank you for considering MindModeling! We appreciate any and all support.

Our project has supported several scientists and engineers in their research over the years. The key issue is that those who develop and run the MM system (currently Olivia and I) are not the ones publishing the work or writing the models.

We ask that the S&Es notify us of their publications that utilize MM, but this hasn't been updated the last several years (as you noticed). That doesn't mean the work units are useless, just that we've done a bad job at collecting and publishing that info!

For example, the currently running model (only on Linux/Lisp) is looking at a model of fatigue and it's effects on cognitive performance. This will help answer questions like: when do we need to schedule crew rest to maintain a safe level of performance?

The maintenance I've discussed before is to the server-side infrastructure and web application that allows those S&E's to submit their jobs to BOINC. We've had several issues lately that need addressed. That doesn't mean the work is of less quality or worth! Far from it.

I hope this answers your questions. Thank you for your time!

Josh

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