Am 10. März 2004 wird das bekannte und wichtige Projekt „Genome@Home“ von der Universität Stanford eingestellt
– wegen Geldmangel.
Öffentliche Gelder für Grundlagen-Forschung werden drastisch reduziert – Vielen Dank, Mr. President!
Bis zum 15. März werden noch Rechen-Ergebnisse entgegengenommen, jedoch keine neuen Aufgaben mehr an die Clients verteilt.
Das Schwester-Projekt „Folding@Home“ wird – zum Glück – weiter bestehen bleiben.
Hier das Original-Posting von Vijay Pande:
It is with the deepest gratitude that we wish to thank all those who have contributed over the years to the Genome@home project. It has accumulated a large database of protein sequences, which will be used for important scientific purposes for many years by our group and many others throughout the world. Like all good things, however, its time has come. Over the last year we have kept Genome@home running on a very low budget by sharing much of its client infrastructure with Folding@home, but several months from now its funding will no longer be available at all.
For this reason, the Genome@home project will be terminated. While the servers will stop distributing new work units on March 10, they will remain up until April 15 to receive the final results.
Our sister project Folding@home remains on very solid financial ground. While it requires a more frequent connection to the Internet and it has a somewhat different scoring system for those who enjoy the competition, we would highly recommend it. Your continued donation of computer time to Stanford University in the Folding@home project will always be, as it has been with Genome@home, truly appreciated.
With great thanks,
Vijay Pande, Stefan Larson, & the rest of the Pande Group