USA team member
WCG tweeted today about the status update at worldcommunitygrid.org FOUR days ago.
As always, we’re grateful for the support of each volunteer and partner, including Canada's New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO), Compute Ontario, Sharcnet and Cancer Computer. With their continued support we can execute the transition and ensure future growth of the program.
I expected the move would basically be moving the system including hardware to its new home, and setup would be relatively minor. They should have blown it up and went with a standard BOINC and open source solution. I don't know how that would impact credit and workflow of current projects, and maybe that's why they're sticking with the IBM setup, but I think rebuilding from scratch would be better going forward. The "legal matters" is particularly bothersome to me.The move of WCG from IBM to our group at Krembil Research Institute has been a significant undertaking, considering time, people and physical infrastructure. After planning, legal matters, design and setup, we had to reconfigure the system to work on our current hardware, and consider our licensing options.