|15 May 2017|
Our move to IBM Cloud began on the morning of May 15. This article includes updates for volunteers.
As we announced in April, we have begun our move to the IBM Cloud, a new hosting environment which will prepare us for years of growth.
Our website and forum are now moved to IBM Cloud. Also, your devices can resume sending us any completed tasks, but cannot yet report those tasks as completed; this capability will be enabled later.
We're in the process of migrating other various mechanisms which handle the sending of new research tasks, and will update this article as those capabilities are made available again.
As various parts of our system go up, there could be an initial delay for volunteers' ability to access those parts.
No action is required by most volunteers, as our systems will resume sending and receiving research tasks once the migration is complete. However, for individuals or organizations who have restricted firewall rules, you may need to update those rules in order to continue contributing, by allowing connections to our new IP address (188.8.131.52).
Update 1: We have finished migrating the BOINC database. As a result, your devices can resume requesting new work from World Community Grid, and report results that have been completed and uploaded. We have also started most of the server processes that allow us to validate the returned results and granting credit for the work you have done.
We have not yet started the processes for handling trickle messages for FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2. We will delay starting this until Tuesday, May 16, in order to give everyone a chance to upload the trickle messages.
Update 2: We have completed the processes to handle research tasks for FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2, and the project is now live.
Update 3: Our move to IBM Cloud is complete! Please visit our forum if you have any questions.