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Andy Bowery
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Message 54627 - Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 17:40:03 UTC
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Message 54628 - Posted: 10 Aug 2016, 17:46:11 UTC

Nice to know, thanks a lot

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Message 54779 - Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:38:00 UTC

I can't find a running project for climate prediction on my bionic manager add project gadget?

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Message 54780 - Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 7:41:44 UTC - in response to Message 54779.
Last modified: 13 Sep 2016, 7:47:27 UTC

That's because we're currently out of work.
Over the past few months we've had 10s of thousand of tasks waiting, but the last of them disappeared last week.

Server Status in the blue menu to the left, 5 from the bottom.

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OK, make a liar out of me :(
6,000 have just shown up. Won't last long.

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To All - please post in the Number crunching section and not this news thread.

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Message 54963 - Posted: 18 Oct 2016, 21:10:24 UTC

ECI director Jim Hall thanking all CPDN volunteers

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Message 55226 - Posted: 28 Nov 2016, 17:35:32 UTC

Message about server outage, from Andy:

Hi All,

To let you know: we are currently having an issue with the storage of the upload2.cpdn.org server that is based in Oxford. We have disabled apache on this machine, and have re-directed the uploads to go to the same server as upload3.cpdn.org. This re-direct is not yet live, when it does become live uploads will work again, for the moment clients will back-off their uploads.

Regards,

Andy

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Message 56012 - Posted: 6 Apr 2017, 22:23:27 UTC

CPDN team brief East African policymakers & humanitarian organisations

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Message 56191 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 16:24:55 UTC

Latest on current University-wide IT maintenance. From CPDN staff:

Hi All,

Update on this work: most of work has now been completed, however the cluster NFS service is still considered at risk. CPDN is the main user of this service. This service will be checked and tested tomorrow morning, so we will be keeping the project offline until this service is verified and considered to be not at risk.

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Message 56490 - Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 11:58:01 UTC

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40449234

Now, researchers with World Weather Attribution have carried out a multi-method analysis to assess the role of warming connected to human activities in these record temperatures.
"We simulate what is the possible weather under the current climate and then we simulate what is the possible weather without anthropogenic climate change, and then we compare these two likelihoods which gives us the risk ratio," Dr Friederike Otto from the University of Oxford, one of the study's authors, told BBC News.
"We found a very strong signal."
That signal, according to the authors, made heat waves at least 10 times more likely in Spain and Portugal.

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Message 56956 - Posted: 24 Sep 2017, 21:33:57 UTC
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For the time being, the Linux and Mac WAH2 application has been deprecated. Since that is the only app out there now, that means no work for Mac and Linux for awhile. There may be occasional hadcm3s batches that come out that will run on Mac and Linux.

This was done because some WAH2 batches with "naturalized" parameters with many months in them were crashing early on Mac and Linux. This results in a long list of files that were never uploaded, and this is part of the error listing that is temporarily contained in client_state.xml before reporting.

A boinc bug/limitation on the size of client_state.xml then causes boinc to error out and lose communication, and make it unable to restart.

A bug report has been submitted to the boinc developers, but when the fix would get into the boinc versions that are available for Mac and the various Linux distributions is unknown.

The cpdn problem with batches with naturalized parameters crashing on Mac and Linux is known by the cpdn developers and a workaround is almost ready for testing.

If that doesn't work, another possible scenario is where the attribution studies that utilize "naturalized" parameter sets for comparison will be restricted to Windows, while other model runs such as HAPPI and long model spinup runs would be able to be run on Macs and Linux.

Another possible workaround that is being looked at is to have yearly uploads instead of monthly uploads. This would decrease the number of files uploaded, and thus the error listing if a task crashes early. But it might also significantly increase the size of the upload files, so that is a consideration.

This news will be updated when additional information is available.

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Message 57145 - Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:48:47 UTC

From Andy at CPDN staff:

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we are required to only keep personal data for as long as it is absolutely necessary. We will therefore only keep records of inactive volunteers for three years from now on. Initially any records inactive since 2014 or before that date will be removed. We will continue to remove records that have been inactive for three years or more on an ongoing basis.
Therefore anyone who signed up prior to this and has been inactive for over three years but wishes to renew their engagement will need to set up a new account. If you have been inactive for the last couple of years and wish us to retain your email and username, please reactivate your account as soon as possible.

Project credits from these accounts will be retained but will no longer be linked to an email address or username.

Current, active, volunteers, or those who have been active in the last three years, will not be affected by this policy.

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