Thanks for your kind words, and apologies for the delayed response.
I'm sorry that you're having difficulty downloading the updated training set. The full training set for the unofficial phase was 24 GB, and the full training set for the official phase is 1.6 TB, so we expect the downloads to take more time (but hopefully not weeks!). If other teams are having the same issue or other issues with downloading the data, then please let us know.
Depending on why your download speeds are slow, here are a couple of steps that you (and other) teams can try to more quickly download the training set.
Some of the patients have weeks of data, but you do not need weeks of data from each patient to develop your initial models. You can reduce the total file size and download time by only downloading the first 72 hours of data after return after spontaneous circulation (ROSC), which is the time point that we're scoring for the Challenge. Of course, you can continue downloading the rest of the training set after you've downloaded the first 72 hours of data, and we are sharing more than 72 hours of data so that you can decide whether or not to use it for your models:https://physionetchallenges.org/2023/#accessing-data
You can also run the wget commands in parallel (wget will run in the background with the "-b" argument) or use a similar tool that supports simultaneous downloads. This approach should allow you to download the data for different time points, channel groups, or patients in parallel. For example, this command downloads the files for patient 0284 (the first patient in the training set):
wget -b -r -N -c -np -q "https://physionet.org/files/i-care/2.0/training/0284
The RECORDS command has a list of all of the patients in the training set, so you can try to iterate over the file and run the commands simultaneously.
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