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OpenMalaria v33 on beta
Dear users,

We have just updated the Beta application on malariacontrol.net to version 33 of our simulation software, OpenMalaria. At the same time we have started some new jobs to take advantage of the features in this version of the software.

Since several users reported problems with the 64-bit Windows version of the app added in the last Beta update, this has been disabled and we have reverted to using the 32-bit version on 64-bit Windows.

- Malariacontrol.net team
17 Dec 2014 11:20:35 UTC · Comment


OpenMalaria looking for a new systems administrator/software engineer
The team that developed the OpenMalaria software that runs on MalariaControl.net is looking for a new systems administrator/software engineer to work in Basel, Switzerland. For details see:

https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Vacancies/321/Description/2
3 Sep 2014 10:25:09 UTC · Comment


Updating test application
Dear users,

As of today, I am updating the malaria control test application to OpenMalaria v32 (see previous news item). Also today, I will be starting a small experiment using this simulator version of roughly 17000 workunits.

With this release comes support for an extra platform: 64-bit Windows (previously, the 32-bit Windows application was used on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows). This build requires the .NET framework and has so far only been tested on Windows 7 and 8.1, so let us know if you run into any issues.

- D Hardy
18 Jul 2014 9:02:47 UTC · Comment


Updates
Dear users,

I am scheduling a small amount of down-time next Monday for server updates. If all goes to plan this will only be a few minutes.

In other news, release 32 of our simulator software, OpenMalaria, is ready for use. This release includes a lot of work to increase the breadth of types of malaria intervention and intervention deployment strategies which OpenMalaria can simulate, as well as allowing monitoring of multiple subsets of the simulated human population. The test application and shortly thereafter branch A will be updated to use this in the next few weeks.

Regards,

Diggory Hardy
30 Jun 2014 14:41:03 UTC · Comment


Down, and back
Dear BOINC users,

As you may have noticed, malariacontrol.net has been down since Friday the 24th. By the time you see this message, it should be up and fully operational again, but it might still need some adjustment.

Our apologies go to everyone inconvenienced: the cause of the down time was beyond our control, but we should perhaps have been better prepared to handle it. In any case, malariacontrol.net should be up and running again now, though there are a few things which may still need sorting out. Delays were mostly to give us more time to test the new server set-up and due to some non-technical reasons (lets just say life includes some joyous moments you can't miss).

The cause of the failure was simple enough: hardware failure of an old machine. We have set up the a server to take over the running of malariacontrol.net (on significantly more powerful hardware), using backups of the old machine. Unfortunately the terminal failure of the old machine means that we were forced to use backups from a few hours before the failure, and any results uploaded just before the failure have been lost. For us, this means some work will have to be resubmitted; for you, it means you may have lost some credit (hopefully we can compensate for this).

The short of it is we're back up now with more server capacity than before and keen to make up for lost time. Thanks to you for sticking around, lets get going again — and please do let us know if there are any problems due to the migration!

Diggory Hardy
Michael Tarantino
Nicolas Maire
4 Feb 2014 10:49:32 UTC · Comment


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