Boinc looks very nice. You'd get a lot of new features and probably new users. Have you considered using it like Pconfig suggested?
I've just seen the other thread. So yes, you've considered it but you're not going to support it. That's too bad. Looks like you spend time building a similar engine instead of focusing on the research software.
Well, it's not that simple. Yes, BOINC does make some things easier, if the time is spent to integrate it. However, it also has some structural features that do not integrate very well with the needs of evolution@home. So, if BOINC would be used, then quite some effort would have to be spent on improving it. Without going into the details I can assure you that, I am well aware of BOINC and that I do not spend my time replicating its features.
Currently I do spend my time on
- Writing up the scientific results of the current simulator
- Developing the science behind the next simulator
- Preparing the transition of the website to a content management system
- Designing the long-term results data bases for scalable use by scientists. That is the *real* challenge and unfortunately, BOINC cannot help me with that.
- Searching for a new job, as my current project money will soon come to an end... (which does not mean the end of evolution@home, in case you wondered).
I am sorry that the current features of evolution@home are not advanced enough for you to start computing. However, sooner or later they will be. So you could perhaps send an email to register for news (http://www.evolutionary-research.net/Simulators/Register/index.html
)and then you will be informed, once a substantial improvement is available.
Thank you for your patience in the mean time,
the scientist behind evolution@home