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linking citizen science grid to SubsetSum@Home account now available
I've created a page for linking your DNA@Home and SubsetSum@Home accounts here:

Your accounts need to have the same email address on here and the account you wish to link to. After you've linked accounts, any credit you generate for DNA@Home or SubsetSum@Home work units will be added to the project on those accounts. If you don't have an account there, your account here will be used to generate credit there.

From here on out, all the work units for Wildlife@Home, SubsetSum@Home and DNA@Home will be generated using the Citizen Science Grid scheduler, so you'll need to add it to BOINC manager:

Let me know if you have any problems!
10 Aug 2014, 0:29:08 UTC · Comment

Updated the Citizen Science Grid forums for SubsetSum@Home
I've made some updates to the Citizen Science Grid forums, adding new ones for DNA@Home and SubsetSum@Home. I've also made some progress on the Citizen Science Grid home page here:

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions! Still under construction but at least you can get an idea of the look and feel for the new site once I get everything unified. I'll be shutting down these forums in a couple days, so please make an account over on wildlife@home so you can post over there.
8 Aug 2014, 3:41:56 UTC · Comment

more on project unification
Hi Everyone,

I've come up with what will hopefully be a good solution to the project unification. I've created a new project called Citizen Science Grid, which you can take a look at here (note it's very rough and i'm still working on a lot of the webpages to unify everything):

Since Wildlife@Home has been the most recently active project, I'm re-using the Wildlife@Home database for this project. Note that this project won't export statistics. Instead, credit earned by this project will be exported into the various sub projects.

So this means if you run Wildlife@Home only, you don't need to do anything. If you run any of the other projects, first make an account on Wildlife@Home (or on the Citizen Science Grid webpage) if you don't have one already.

I'm currently working on a webpage where you'll be able to link the account on Citizen Science Grid/Wildlife@Home to your accounts on DNA@Home or SubsetSum@Home. You'll need to enter in your user name and email for the account you want to link it to. Then when you generate credit it will be generated for that old account.

In a week or so I'm going to shut down the forums on SubsetSum@Home and DNA@Home, because they're going to just use the forum on Citizen Science Grid. That way all projects will be using the same forum.

Does that sound okay?

6 Aug 2014, 22:04:45 UTC · Comment

project unification
Hi Everyone,

So I want to try and start unifying the projects to simplify server updates, checking the forums, etc. Before I get going I want a little feedback as to what I'm planning so everyone is okay with it.

Basically, I'm going to create a new project (probably called "Citizen Science Grid") or something along those lines. Unfortunately, because people have different accounts on each project I can't do an automatic merge of the users and databases. So this means you'd have to create a new account on the new project (when the new project starts those will be the only forums for the site).

When the new project is up and going, I'll allow everyone to transfer their credit from their other accounts via a webpage (basically if you're logged in, you can enter in the user name and id of your account on citizen science grid, hit okay and it will transfer the credit over). So a couple questions about this approach:

1. will it break the credit trackers too badly? I'll subtract credit on the old project to 0, and then add the same amount of credit to the new account on citizen science grid.
2. I kind of want to keep credit for the different projects separate; if I keep different tables and export the stats of each project as it's own part of XML, will that cause any problems? Or would everyone rather just have one combined credit for each of the projects here (Wildlife@Home, DNA@Home, and SubsetSum@Home -- we'll probably be launching another one in the fall as well, so I want to get this done before we go doing that).

So, once I get some feedback, and if people don't have too many issues with this I'll set up the new project and get things started. Otherwise back to the drawing board. :P

Also, on a SubsetSum@Home note, I'm hoping to get a student to work on the project in the fall; but no guarantees yet (we're pretty busy with Wildlife@Home, and DNA@Home is booting back up).

thanks, hope to hear from you soon about this!
1 Aug 2014, 0:29:50 UTC · Comment

status update
Hi Everyone,

Just a brief status update. For this project I'm still looking for a student to take over to maintain the project (and update the applications).

I'm also looking for suggestions as to how to combine the three projects on this server (Wildlife@Home, SubsetSum@Home and DNA@Home) into a single project so I can provide feedback and perform updates easier. At the very least I'd like to combine the forums.

I'm hoping over winter break I'll have time to get this done, which should make monitoring all the forums and providing feedback much easier. I'm open to suggestions about a good way to do this. Right now I'm thinking about making a new project and moving all the accounts over to that new project.

23 Dec 2013, 17:49:04 UTC · Comment

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