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Message 34760 - Posted: 26 Aug 2008, 21:35:00 UTC

Today is the 4th anniversary of the BOINC-based CPDN, and I\'d like to congratulate and thank all the people at Oxford who made it happen, and all the volunteers who courageously ran huge climate models on their PCs. CPDN has been a huge success. There\'s no more worthwhile scientific goal than investigating the fate of Earth, and CPDN has made critical contributions to this investigation.

CPDN inspired BOINC; when I read Myles Allen\'s original (1999) paper it got me very excited, and I immediately contacted him, wanting to get involved. CPDN\'s unique requirements had a big impact on BOINC\'s design.

Carl Christensen, who for several years did the heavy lifting of getting CPDN working and keeping to going, has also contributed greatly to BOINC, and more recently so has Tolu Aina. I\'m extremely proud to have worked with these guys and the rest of the CPDN group. Congratulations all around!!

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Message 34768 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 1:03:02 UTC

Thank you for the encouragement, David. Both BOINC and CPDN have developed almost beyond recognition since August 26 2004. I\'m glad that using a multi-project platform also gives CPDN crunchers the chance to contribute to other very worthwhile projects.
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Message 34786 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 8:49:12 UTC - in response to Message 34760.  

Today is the 4th anniversary of the BOINC-based CPDN, and I\'d like to congratulate and thank all the people at Oxford who made it happen, and all the volunteers who courageously ran huge climate models on their PCs. CPDN has been a huge success. There\'s no more worthwhile scientific goal than investigating the fate of Earth, and CPDN has made critical contributions to this investigation.

Carl Christensen, who for several years did the heavy lifting of getting CPDN working and keeping to going, has also contributed greatly to BOINC, and more recently so has Tolu Aina. I\'m extremely proud to have worked with these guys and the rest of the CPDN group. Congratulations all around!!


Thanks David! Moving to BOINC was the best thing CPDN ever did. It was a great launch trip, too - highlights being hiking in Yosemite, the A\'s game and the aweome views you guys get from on top of your hill. I know the experiment wouldn\'t anywhere near as successful as it is if we hadn\'t migrated to BOINC - thanks for helping make that work, and thanks for all your support down the years. My only regret is that we don\'t get to see you guys more often.
The BOINC community, too, have given CPDN terrific support, and have been very kind and patient with the inevitable hitches that come with scientific research.

Cheers,
Dave Frame
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Message 34788 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 13:13:40 UTC - in response to Message 34760.  
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thanks -- \"what a long, strange trip it\'s been!\" :-)

Plus we can\'t forget that without David Anderson working with us in \"the Dungeon of AOPP\" at Oxford for about a month, we could never have integrated CPDN & BOINC! So a lot of thanks go back to him for making it all possible.
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Message 34795 - Posted: 27 Aug 2008, 17:35:57 UTC

What a nice message from David Anderson - thanks for posting it - and welcome to the forum, by the way! ;-)
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Message 34821 - Posted: 28 Aug 2008, 17:13:28 UTC

Happy Birthday and good next 4 years!
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Message 34862 - Posted: 1 Sep 2008, 22:12:06 UTC

Thanks very much indeed, David. Carl deserves the credit for convincing us to join the BOINC community, which was definitely one of the best decisions we made. I still remember a conversation early in 2004 which ran something like
Carl: \"You need to make a decision on migrating to BOINC\",
Me: \"Ummm, well, what\'s the alternative?\",
Carl: \"You find a new software architect...\"

So, good call, Carl. There is no way the project would be where it is today if we had taken the lazy option and continued to go it alone. And all credit to you, David, for foreseeing the great network benefits of a common framework for distributed computing. Long live the BOINC community.

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Message 34863 - Posted: 1 Sep 2008, 22:26:30 UTC

Yah! Give it up for Climate Prediction!



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Message 35601 - Posted: 26 Nov 2008, 1:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 34760.  

OMG! David posted!

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Message 35602 - Posted: 26 Nov 2008, 2:42:34 UTC

He has known the CPDN researchers and programmers for a long time and spoke at the CPDN Open Day in Oxford several years ago.
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