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Message 6425 - Posted: 24 Oct 2016, 12:38:34 UTC
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So some news on the SubsetSum@Home front. Professor Tom O'Neil, the theorist behind this project is retiring this December, which leaves us without a specialist to analyze the results from the project. Because of this, and due to my time commitments on other research projects, we'll be retiring the project for the time being until we can find another theorist who would be interested in continuing this work.

In the meantime we'll be leaving the site up along with all the results we've currently generated for anyone who would like to use them.

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Message 6443 - Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 0:22:14 UTC
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Maybe Yoyo@home can take over and continue this project?

http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/

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Message 6444 - Posted: 5 Nov 2016, 21:35:22 UTC - in response to Message 6443.

As I understand it the problem is not running WUs, but processing the data from the WUs, which up till now was done by Prof. Tom O'Neil. But doesn't Tom O'Neil have a hobby? Can't he continue his work as a volunteer?
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Message 6446 - Posted: 6 Nov 2016, 21:18:57 UTC

It would be good if you could release Java version of app which you used initially and then converted it to C. Someone could take it and fix SubsetSum app. It would be easier to use some existing code for this than extracting algorithm details from paper which you wrote.
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Message 6447 - Posted: 7 Nov 2016, 9:08:55 UTC - in response to Message 6446.

It would be good if you could release Java version of app which you used initially and then converted it to C. Someone could take it and fix SubsetSum app. It would be easier to use some existing code for this than extracting algorithm details from paper which you wrote.


Are you looking for this?
https://github.com/travisdesell/subset_sum_at_home

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Message 6449 - Posted: 7 Nov 2016, 17:08:41 UTC - in response to Message 6447.

It would be good if you could release Java version of app which you used initially and then converted it to C. Someone could take it and fix SubsetSum app. It would be easier to use some existing code for this than extracting algorithm details from paper which you wrote.


Are you looking for this?
https://github.com/travisdesell/subset_sum_at_home

This repository contains code in C/C++. I am looking for code in Java, which was developed earlier and then converted to C/C++.
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Message 6450 - Posted: 8 Nov 2016, 14:16:55 UTC

The problem is NOT in the code, whether in Java or C++, the problem is, as Travis stated:

"Professor Tom O'Neil, the theorist behind this project is retiring this December, which leaves us without a specialist to analyze the results from the project. Because of this, and due to my time commitments on other research projects, we'll be retiring the project for the time being until we can find another theorist who would be interested in continuing this work."


So you'll need to supply a new specialist to analyze the results. Or you need to write new code to analyze the results, which would result in a new application.
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Message 6453 - Posted: 9 Nov 2016, 17:49:33 UTC

Maybe Travis can find someone here who can help him?

https://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/en/home/

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Message 6455 - Posted: 10 Nov 2016, 15:19:18 UTC - in response to Message 6449.

It would be good if you could release Java version of app which you used initially and then converted it to C. Someone could take it and fix SubsetSum app. It would be easier to use some existing code for this than extracting algorithm details from paper which you wrote.


Are you looking for this?
https://github.com/travisdesell/subset_sum_at_home

This repository contains code in C/C++. I am looking for code in Java, which was developed earlier and then converted to C/C++.


I actually never had a Java version of this. I developed the C++ version in discussions with Tom O'Neil.

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Message 6456 - Posted: 10 Nov 2016, 15:20:21 UTC - in response to Message 6450.

The problem is NOT in the code, whether in Java or C++, the problem is, as Travis stated:

"Professor Tom O'Neil, the theorist behind this project is retiring this December, which leaves us without a specialist to analyze the results from the project. Because of this, and due to my time commitments on other research projects, we'll be retiring the project for the time being until we can find another theorist who would be interested in continuing this work."


So you'll need to supply a new specialist to analyze the results. Or you need to write new code to analyze the results, which would result in a new application.


Yup, this is the problem. And unfortunately I don't have the time for this due to other grants that have fallen into my lap. We will have some new wildlife@home WUs out soon though.

If someone does come along who wants to handle the theory end of things I'll be happy to get things up and running again. Or if by some stroke of magic I get a little free time to play around with it. :P


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