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1) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3316)
Posted 11 Aug 2022 by entity
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Thanks all for your comments. The problem is not the cost of the hardware, and I could even donate that myself to the University if it would help. I think the biggest issue is the server maintenance. I don't actually work for the University, so they need to get the IT department to do the install of any donated hardware (if they will even accept it), and that's a hassle for them. They had no problem doing it for a tenured professor, but now there is no one to fight that battle. If I was more of a people person and knew who's butt to kiss I might be able to make it happen, but that's not who I am. Anyways, I hope the hardware has several more years left in it, so this all becomes a mute point.

It sounds like the University owns the server. Is there a possibility that they might want to repurpose that server for something else sometime in the future and you lose the entire server?
2) Message boards : News : Future of the Project (Message 3310)
Posted 11 Aug 2022 by entity
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If you could post the manufacturer and part number of the hard disk, I'm sure one could be found and sent to you to have as a spare. If they are willing to host you, I would stay there. Electricity isn't cheap these days and that is an ongoing expense plus network costs. I'm sure the community would be willing to help where they can for parts etc. Last year I sent 4 ageing servers to Poland to help with another BOINC project.





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