21) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3149)
Posted 13 Dec 2018 by Profile Penguin
Just to be clear.The project will not be ended, not by me, even if I move to other tasks.

That's great to hear. The science here is very good and I would hate to see it stopped.

I'm just asking for support, as I'm with DC from (from my memory - just check my SETI@Home account creation date) since 1998 or 1999, supporting BOINC from day one.
Also, now it's not simply "setup, run, forgot" kind of project. It require loads of work, as some major work need to be done, including major tasks regarding to server updates (last just finished, but more in progress), server maintaining (there is quite complicated infrastructure as the project operate on large data bases) etc...

All of this tasks should be done on daily basis, not just when I have some free time between other jobs...

I think you need to recruit some people to help with donating their time. That's often easier than financing a salary. Teach them what they need to do daily, or every other day, or once a week or what have you. Take the burden off of you.
22) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3142)
Posted 13 Dec 2018 by Profile Penguin
I think you certainly deserve to be paid for your efforts. Talented IT people should not be expected to work for free. But this is a volunteer project for all of us. Should not the University of Warsaw, or the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences be supporting you?

I certainly understand if you can not continue. You have done more than your fair share for science. It seems that the institutions may be letting you down. I hope they can find some way to pay you something. Good luck.

I agree. +1

Yes, some institution should pick up this project and get it funded. Until today I thought this was run by an institution, not just one person.
23) Message boards : News : Patreon (Message 3133)
Posted 12 Dec 2018 by Profile Penguin
As you know, I'm working on Universe@Home for some years now. I was also one of creators and admins of Radioactive@Home project and few another BOINC projects.
Unfortunately, for long time I'm working on this project voluntarily as is no funds on it to my role.
Because of this, I will ask you for support on my Patreon profile.

I agree with the other post. What will the funds go towards? New server hardware? Procuring more data? Advancing the software apps? Hosting fees? I like to help out when I can, but to make a broad request from users contributing electricity costs and hardware resources without knowing where the funds go makes me less likely to do so.
24) Message boards : News : Server upgrade (Message 3079)
Posted 6 Nov 2018 by Profile Penguin
I just loaded this project several days ago but no files will download to any of my machines running BOINC. I have a large number of them but they have been PENDING for days now. Is the entire project down?


Doubt it - I've been getting tasks all day - https://universeathome.pl/universe/results.php?userid=48365

server status is good - https://universeathome.pl/universe/server_status.php

Do you have your preferences set right? To use all applications? I only get BHspin tasks, and no problems getting work all day.

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