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Author Topic: IBM will no longer run WCG  (Read 119 times)

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« Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 05:49:54 AM by Dataman »
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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 11:56:24 AM »

I'm not sure either. IBM is a big company, but I know nothing about the Krembil Institute.

If nothing really changes, and is a move to benefit most people, then go right ahead.

Interesting to see of some projects are canned etc.
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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 01:34:38 PM »

The Krembil Institute has been involved with WCG, subprojects being SCC and MCM.

I think this may be positive for the grid, opens up the possibilities for other subprojects, one being Parkinsons.

Due to the only 3 active projects, researchers on both ARP1 and MCM have posted abouted the speedup they have noticed, which has made them happy.

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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 01:12:46 AM »

WCG's announcement raises the question as to how BOINCStats (and other stat's services) will handle this change. Will the WCG project be retired and a new Krembil project started or will WCG's name just be changed to Krembil?

For what it's worth, I prefer a new project rather than just a name change.

I posted this question at BOINCStats (Index>The Projects >WCG finds a new home at Krembil Research Institute). If you have an opinion, you may want to post it here:

https://www.boincstats.com/forum/10/12730,1

UPDATE: I asked this question to IBM and they are transferring the trademark WCG to Kremil and the name will not change.
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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 11:59:38 AM »

new website and forum format at WCG. Badges are reformatted too.  :thumbdown:

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/listrecentthreads
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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2021, 05:21:46 PM »

Had a quick look

Some of it is good, but what they have done to the badges and such well  :thumbdown:

But all that can be expressed through their forums.

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Re: IBM will no longer run WCG
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 12:03:39 AM »

I went through it in depth last night and really nothing has changed; just moved around. The only new feature is the "streak" function <yawn>. Kevin fixed the big blunders; no detail by project and badges without the years showing.

I do not like the new badges but then I did not like the old ones either.

The new logo (three black circles) does not show much creativity.

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