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Message 960147 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 12:51:40 UTC

Hey folks,

I was just wondering what credits are for? How are credits calculated and what can I do with my credits?

Sorry for this silly question but there seems to be no hint on all the FAQ-pages here...

Marc

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Message 960149 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 12:59:21 UTC - in response to Message 960147.

Hey folks,

I was just wondering what credits are for? How are credits calculated and what can I do with my credits?

Sorry for this silly question but there seems to be no hint on all the FAQ-pages here...

Marc



I think most of the info you'd want is on the BOINC wiki. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/User_manual

Once you gain an infinite amount of credits you can trade them in for a toaster. :D Note: Price of toaster & shipping not included.
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Message 960153 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 13:21:50 UTC

Not a silly question...

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Computation_credit wrote:
Credit has no monetary or other value; it's just a measure of how much work your computers have done.

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Message 960163 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 14:00:33 UTC

Probably the most ask question. My preferred link, Credit explanation in the Unofficial WIKI. Seti uses minimum validation of two results and it counts the FLOPS with a multiplication factor, rather than using benchmark, in determining the credits requests.

As someone succinctly put it. You can think of Credits as an odometer and RAC as a speedometer. It provides a means of keeping track of your contribution to the project and become a way to see the health of your system.

Some use it as a competition and/or a way of bragging about their system(s) performance.

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Message 960179 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 15:07:46 UTC - in response to Message 960170.

Rumor has it that I have enough credits to trade in for a coffee cup.......
Shipping and handling not included.


Hi Mark! How┬┤re you doing?
I was wondering...what will you do when you reach the 50 Millions? Will you add suggar to the coffee pot? LOL...just kidding.
Cheers!

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Message 960182 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 15:11:27 UTC

I'm saving my credits towards my retirement :)
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Message 960192 - Posted: 2 Jan 2010, 15:32:22 UTC

LOL.
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Message 960458 - Posted: 3 Jan 2010, 2:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 960170.

Rumor has it that I have enough credits to trade in for a coffee cup.......
Shipping and handling not included.


Would that be a used styrofoam one?
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Message 960720 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 0:51:38 UTC - in response to Message 960605.

Rumor has it that I have enough credits to trade in for a coffee cup.......
Shipping and handling not included.


Would that be a used styrofoam one?

Not sure...
And maybe I am mistaken. They might just be enough for a stir stick.


I'm sure it will at least be a nice swizzle stick... ok maybe a used one that has been run over by a dump truck & perhaps a squirrel chewed on it a bit.
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Message 960742 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 1:36:10 UTC - in response to Message 960170.
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Rumor has it that I have enough credits to trade in for a coffee cup.......
Shipping and handling not included.

The cup is free. Just send in your box tops and $40 in shipping and handling and the cup is yours FREE!!!!!
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Message 960807 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 5:23:16 UTC - in response to Message 960147.
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Hey folks,

I was just wondering what credits are for? How are credits calculated and what can I do with my credits?

Sorry for this silly question but there seems to be no hint on all the FAQ-pages here...

Marc


Marc

Welcome to Seti

Please do not feel offended. If you have not figured out by now the Credits are only a measure of your progress... Other than they have no physical value. Many have made "Fun" of the topic, as it has been repeated many times over.

Please feel free to join in and do what you can for Seti.

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