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I have been a long term BOINC supporter, but began to mine Bitcoin in 2011 with my GPUs instead of contributing to BOINC projects on them. I was...

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[all] disk issues on server

Looks like we're experiencing some kind of disk issue on the server. I've submitted a support ticket but in the mean time had to shut down the daemons. I hope we have this back up and running shortly.

Travis Desell on Monday, March 19th
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[all] server issues

Looks like we're experiencing some issues server side where the file_deleter daemon isn't working right. I've cleaned up a little space and am running things to fix workunit/resuilt states in the database so the file deleter does it's job. Hoping to have things fixed by the morning but in the meantime things will be down while the cleanup is happening.

Travis Desell on Tuesday, February 13th
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[all] data export issues?

Are you still experiencing data export issues? I know our IT staff was having some problems with hardware and the recent migration of where the virtual machine for citizen science grid is being housed. It looks like everything is running on my end but I just wanted to double check with everyone in case some export process got lost in the transition.

Travis Desell on Wednesday, January 31st
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[all] min post credit

Hi All,

Since work is flowing pretty much steadily now, to help better deal with spammers I've set a minimum credit limit to post to 1. If this is going to be an issue (and now you can't post), please send me an email.

Also, to create a team a user will also need to have credit.

Hoping this helps!


Travis Desell on Wednesday, August 16th
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[all] cooling failure - potential downtime

I've been informed that the cooling system has gone down in the university datacenter that houses the virtual machine that the Citizen Science Grid runs on. As of now, they're not going to be shutting down the virtual machine, but it's still a potential. I just wanted to get a warning message out to everyone in case the site goes down for a period of time. Our system administrators are working on it and hopefully we don't experience any downtime, but if we do they'll be doing their best to get things back up and running.

Travis Desell on Saturday, March 25th
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[all] travel alert

Just a heads up that I'm currently traveling until February 28th, so I apologize for any slow responses. I'll still be checking in to email and the forums periodically while I'm away, just not as frequently as usual.

Travis Desell on Monday, February 20th
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[all] Interview with Team Gridcoin

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of chatting with some people from Team Gridcoin, who recorded the session. If you'd like to check it out, here it is!

Looking forward to the next one! I'll try and inform everyone when I'll be joining next if anyone else would like to take part.

Travis Desell on Tuesday, March 7th
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[wildlife, climate, dna] continuing hardware issues

Hi All,

Our sys admins are still hard working to come up with a solution. Disk issues might not be resolved until Monday.


Travis Desell on Friday, December 9th
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[wildlife,dna,climate] hardware issues

Hi All,

There are some issues with the storage mount that CSG uses, so some of the interfaces may not be working while they work to fix it. Hopefully it should be resolved by the end of the day.


Travis Desell on Thursday, December 8th
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[wildlife,climate] status update

Just a status update. Things are a bit hectic (I'm flying to Memphis today for another research project and will be there for the rest of the week) and the following week is our last week of classes so I apologize with slow movement on our end.

After the semester is over I have quite a bit of updates to make. Top of the list is to get the validator for the new Wildlife@Home image classification up and going (along with working progress bars) and have some top lists for this as well. We have a bunch of cool badges for the project as well.

We're still pushing for climate tweets as well, and it seems like I have a couple bugs to fix.

Please let me know if there are any other things you'd like moved up to the top of my to-do list so once the summer starts I can make sure things are working nicely here!

Travis Desell on Monday, May 9th
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Contact Information

Please email any questions or suggestions to Travis Desell, or feel free to post a message in our forums.

Climate Tweets is run by:
  • Travis Desell, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Aaron Bergstrom, High Performance Computing Specialist, University of North Dakota
  • Lindsey Wingate, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of North Dakota
With the following external collaborators:


All publications, talks and posters about Climate Tweets can be viewed on the Citizen Science Grid's publications page.


The Climate Tweets project is in part supported by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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