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Message 46982 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | 20:19:56 UTC

Dear all,

GPUGRID will stop supporting Windows XP in April 2018

Every version of the science application we have to maintain costs us time and effort, and it's important that we focus our resources where they can give us the best return.

Building and testing Windows XP versions our applications is increasingly difficult now the OS is unsupported by both Microsoft and NVIDIA.
There are now fewer than 20 Windows XP machines crunching on GPUGrid, out of a total of over 2500, and it's difficult to justify on-going engineering effort for a small fraction of our capacity.

Sadly, this means that it's time for us to stop supporting Windows XP. The recent update to the application will be the last, and will cease to work one year from now. After that time work will only be issued to hosts running Windows 7+ or Linux.

If this affects you, please accept my apologies. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated, and I hope that you'll continue to support us.

Matt

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Message 46988 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | 22:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 46982.
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Matt,
Thank you for your efforts!
(I can give you remote access to my Win XP hosts if you want...)

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Message 46991 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017 | 0:37:40 UTC

I appreciate your efforts

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Message 46993 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017 | 3:06:39 UTC - in response to Message 46982.

Thank you for explaining why you are doing what you are doing and I personally greatly appreciate you letting us use windows XP for another year.
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Message 46997 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017 | 5:12:16 UTC - in response to Message 46993.

Thank you for explaining why you are doing what you are doing and I personally greatly appreciate you letting us use windows XP for another year.

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