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#1 Malaria Control retired

Unread post by Alez » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:51 am

From the site forum.
Although they state that the service might be revived in the future it does not sound that it might happen soon and BOINCstats have retired.
Moving to retired.


Dear Malariacontrol.net contributor,

It's been a while since we announced that malariacontrol.net will be back after a short period of maintenance and upgrading, and you are probably wondering why you are still not receiving new workunits.

By now, it looks like malariacontrol.net will not be sending out workunits any time soon. The reason for this is that, unlike when we started out more than ten years ago, volunteer computing is currently not the most efficient and cost-effective approach for providing the computing resources necessary for the simulation studies. Developments in high-performance computing and institutional arrangements have made computing infrastructure accessible to the malaria modeling project which was simply not available ten years ago. Also, the staffing profile of the project has changed over time, and maintenance and further development of the volunteer computing platform are more challenging these days than before. Therefore, at the moment we cannot justify the significant investment required to upgrade the malariacontrol.net-specific components of the BOINC server for the next phase of the project.

This is a good moment to look back on more than 10 years of running malariacontol.net, and the achievements you contributed to. We believe that the project has substantially improved knowledge of malaria and malaria control. The scientific articles which are listed on the BOINC wiki give an overview of the achievements. In addition, some of the simulation experiments we ran on malariacontrol.net have formed the basis of technical reports and software tools which helped inform important policy decisions.

We will keep the malariacontrol.net server running for now. It may be that sometime in the future, we will have applications that will make this again the best way for running simulations, so please keep your BOINC client connected to malariacontrol.net.

Thank you very much for your generous support over the last 10 years!

On behalf of the malaria modeling team,

Nicolas

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