Posts by Werinbert

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Massive download from nanoHub >1GB (Message 463)
Posted 25 Oct 2019 by Werinbert
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My Boinc client is currently downloading "apps_share64_orca-2.9.1.tar.gz" file. This file is greater than 1GB in size! Why is such a huge file needed to process nanoHub WUs?
2) Message boards : News : Request for feedback (Message 448)
Posted 13 Oct 2019 by Werinbert
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The current batch of WUs take less that twenty minutes to run on my machine anything longer than that results in error. So I abort the longer WUs so save my computer wasted processing time.

Also nanoHUB's setup of VirtualBox is a resource hog that I would like to minimize on my computer as it stands I set my machine up to limit the project to only two WUs at a time.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : What is the relationship between nanohub.org and nanoHUB@Home? (Message 447)
Posted 13 Oct 2019 by Werinbert
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I have checked out the nanohub.org website as well as NCN's website and I find no mention of Boinc and nanoHUB@home. If nanoHUB@home is the processing power behind all of the tools that are developed through nanohub.org I find it disconcerting that the effort and contributions of the Boinc volunteers (or volunteers of other distributed computing projects used by nanohub.org) are not being acknowledged.

None of the systems mentioned on the middleware nor infrastructure pages mention Boinc. The best I found was this wepage https://nanohub.org/about/simulate that says "[the nanohub.org tools] are actually powered by a sophisticated cyberinfrastructure and run transparently in a scientific computing cloud that taps into Purdue University and national grid resources." One should also note that Boinc is an international, not just national, distributed grid resource.




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