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Message 1783 - Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 9:42:32 UTC

Dear crunchers.

The project was developed a few years ago with an intern and a very limited budget. Despite many project submissions, we did not get any funding. Sometimes we are told that our project is too ambitious, sometimes not enough... It is discouraging! The truth is that the public funding of research in France is extremely low.

Our prototype programs are outdated. At the beginning, I struggled with VMs, then security changes in the Linux kernel started to prevent the application from running properly.

Despite everything and thanks to you (thank you!), we are coming to the end of a computing campaign and the integration of the data will take me a lot of time. The project is obviously not finished and we could still submit many calculations. But today the priority is to analyze and valorize what we already have. I'll go through the last calculations that had problems and see if I can resubmit some tasks, but very soon there will be no more WU.

We have made a lot of progress with little funding, we will continue to share our scientific publications with you. Moreover, we are currently finishing writing an article and I can already tell you that we have developed a way to greatly reduce the calculations of unstable molecules.

See you soon
Kind regards,
Benoit
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Message 1785 - Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 9:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 1783.  

Thank you for your determined efforts. It is a pleasure to work on a project at the cutting edge in any field, and this is one of them.
I hope the funding situation improves after your publication. We can do more, but let us know when.
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Message 1786 - Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 11:07:47 UTC

Thank you very much for the project update. Of course, we all know & experience the issues with reaearch funding these days.
I hope this does not mean that the project will close down?
If you indeed have found a way to greatly reduce the non-stable tasks that would be a VERY good reason to continue the good work, I believe...

Michael.
President of Rechenkraft.net - Germany's first and largest distributed computing organization.
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Message 1787 - Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 20:40:29 UTC

Merci Benoit pour ces nouvelles du projet.

En espérant qu'il soit denouveau actif prochainement.

Cordialement,
Kali.
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Message 1788 - Posted: 30 Aug 2022, 5:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 1787.  

Merci Benoit pour ces nouvelles du projet.

En espérant qu'il soit denouveau actif prochainement.

Cordialement,
Kali.

Je suis d'accord.
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Message 1789 - Posted: 30 Aug 2022, 13:04:14 UTC

This has been the most educational project I have ever crunched, and it has been my pleasure to have taken part.
I thank you, and you have my best wishes for the future!
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Message 1795 - Posted: 8 Sep 2022, 22:59:31 UTC

It has been a pleasure to crunch for you. For most of the last two years, I've had you and LHC evenly matched, and was working my way slowly towards my 2Million target.

I hope that you do get further funding, and you successfully complete and can use your validated work. I read the summary of your last paper, and I had no clue what it was about. What a good job that my VMs were happy with your WUs!

Best wishes,

Nick
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