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Message 11808 - Posted: 13 Apr 2005, 22:34:24 UTC

Any idea why CP does not remove automatically the old applications once a new version is downloaded? Boinc does that for other projects.

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Message 11809 - Posted: 13 Apr 2005, 22:52:10 UTC
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Only a small fraction of the data from your experiment (roughly 8MB out of over 600) is actually uploaded at the end. The rest is valid and potentially useful, but bandwidth and storage considerations prevent the upload of the lot. The project hopes you will hang onto it; they may ask for it if your model is of particular interest, and many participants like to study it for themselves (hence the release of v2 of the Advanced Visualisation program). If that seems a bit of a liberty, remember that the files are compressed down to about 330MB, and that the BOINC philosophy was about distributed storage as well as distributed processing.

It is good practice to move the finished project folders to a different location, and CD/DVD storage will do.
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Message 11811 - Posted: 13 Apr 2005, 22:55:56 UTC - in response to Message 11809.  

I asked about the applications, not the results....
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Message 11820 - Posted: 14 Apr 2005, 17:21:04 UTC

It seems that BOINC only deletes the files that it downloaded. CPDN is different from other projects because 3 programs are required to process models.

The controller program hadsm3_* is downloaded as an executable file but the 2 hadsm3se_* and hadsm3um_* are downloaded as compressed files, and it's the uncompressed worker programs that get left behind.

I'm not sure where the responsibility for deleting these lies.
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