BOINC, a middleware system for volunteer computing, involves projects, which distribute jobs, and hosts, which execute jobs. The local (host-level) scheduler addresses two issues: when to fetch new jobs from a project and, of the currently runnable jobs, which to execute. It seeks to simultaneously satisfy a number of constraints – such as maintaining given… (More)
BOINC, a middleware system for volunteer computing, allows hosts to be attached to multiple projects. Each host periodically requests jobs from project servers and executes the jobs. This process involves three interrelated policies: 1) of the runnable jobs on a host, which to execute? 2) when and from what project should a host request more work? 3) what… (More)
Serum samples and sociodemographic data were obtained from 1,209 Ohio residents. West Nile virus immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and confirmed. Children were 4.5 times more likely to become infected yet 110 times less likely to have neuroinvasive disease develop.
Human West Nile virus (WNV) infection was first detected in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, USA, in 2002. During that year's extensive epidemic/epizootic among non-immune human and bird populations, the county experienced 155 cases of severe human West Nile neurological disease (WNND, incidence = 11.1 cases/100,000), with 11 fatalities. Structured serosurveys… (More)
The increasing use of simulation studies as adjuncts to decision-making imposes an increasing responsibility on the part of modelers and analysts to determine and disclose to the decision-maker the extent to which information derived from the studies is valid and applicable to the decision of interest. This raises ethical problems concerning the selection… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how psychotherapists' lives and relationships are influenced by their work. METHOD Twelve senior psychotherapists took part in qualitative interviews. RESULTS Thematic analysis yielded four significant themes: (i) it has been a privilege to know and contribute, and to be allowed to grow personally; (ii) facing suffering and… (More)