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Message 1044734 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 13:52:25 UTC - in response to Message 1044725.

I strongly recommend World Community Grid. They have some great projects right now including Computing for Clean Water and Help Fight Childhood Cancer as well as the 2nd phase of a Clean Energy Project.

While Clean Energy Project probably will become a good project, it's still Linux-only, and therefore isn't an option for the moment for many users. Also, due to large file-uploads, even when the Windows and Mac-versions is finally released, some can't run it due to the bandwidth-requirements.

Appart for this, WCG is probably the BOINC-project with highest uptime the last year, and most outages is counted in hours and not days, so will be a good backup-project regardless of your other choises.


Oh, and since it's now possible to set the resource-share to zero, it will work as a real backup-project, meaning only asks for work if idle cpu, and if your other projects has work, is only run if in danger of missing the deadline.

Atleast CPDN and WCG can now be set to zero resource-share, for other projects you'll need to test if this is possible (if not, it will revert to 100 if you tries it...).

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Message 1044736 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 14:02:43 UTC

A small overview of projects: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php

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Message 1044741 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 14:12:41 UTC

I have been crunching WCG for 4 years and they have always had work units. One warning, keep your queue size down to one or two days because reprocess work units are sent out with a 4 day limit. Normal work units have a 10 day limit. I have complained about this problem but just last week I received a full queue of reprocess work units. I crunch everything they will send me instead of selecting projects and find that Aids work units are the most common ones but I most of the time I see other work units mixed in. They use different servers for the projects so if they have a server failure you still get work units from projects that are not on that server.
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Message 1044761 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 16:07:10 UTC

Rosetta seems to be out of work presently. Wonder if it's a mad stampede from SETI people looking for something to do? Milkyway blessed me with a few days worth, so I'm good.
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Message 1044785 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 16:57:47 UTC

I strongly recommend World Community Grid. They have some great projects right now including Computing for Clean Water and Help Fight Childhood Cancer as well as the 2nd phase of a Clean Energy Project
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I have disagreed with the Right Honourable Gentleman in the past, but on this occasion I will endorse his opinion!

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Message 1044796 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 17:31:48 UTC

One aspect of Einstein@Home is that they are using data from Arecibo to search for pulsars. They may well find "other items of interest" in a complimentary way to the Astropulse search being done here at s@h.

Who knows, alien activities might even be the source of a few unusual gravitational waves!...


I'll also throw in a vote for CPDN (Climate Prediction).

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Message 1044837 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 20:02:13 UTC
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milkyway@home
einstein@home
cosmology@home
orbit@home
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Message 1044840 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 20:22:38 UTC - in response to Message 1044837.

milkyway@home
einstein@home
cosmology@home
orbit@home


Something odd over at cosmolgy@home. You might want to review the message boards first.

No work at the moment at orbit@home. They also are undergoing a hardware upgrade.

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Message 1044861 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 22:18:08 UTC

Einstein for CPU, MW for ATI and Collatz for NV here

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Message 1044886 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 0:36:26 UTC

I'd suggest one of the health/disease/cure projects. Sometimes this whole S@H stuff seems a bit silly when compared to finding a cure for cancer. That being said, I'm still here.

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Message 1044887 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 0:37:49 UTC

Right now the US Navy Teams are running Malaria@home as there 'Project of the Month'(POTM) for November with PrimeGrid@home for the alternate project.

At present I run those as well as Climate Prediction2Home and QMC@home.
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Message 1044896 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 1:22:04 UTC

1) Seti (currently set to NNT)
2) Seti Beta...see above
3) CPDN (was down as I was looking for work, also NNT right now.)
4) Enigma (noticed server was down so I went to Malaria, but crunching some now.)
5) Malaria (Set it on NNT, because it was not completing all the work in time. Once this run of Enigma is done, I will do a few Malaria for Yank and his team. Not joining you team wise, just in spirit.)

@Rebest I think I will also add Rosetta in a couple of weeks.
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Message 1044912 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 3:27:18 UTC - in response to Message 1044643.
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Orbit@Home (when they have work available)

Side note regarding Orbit, they have just received new server hardware and will be getting it installed in the next week or so. This is in preparation for a more full time production mode.


Note that Orbit uses a 3-day deadline, so when they start issuing work again, don't use more that a 2 day cache.

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Message 1044998 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 12:57:32 UTC

You could try MilkyWay@home, but if you don't have a beefy enough GPU (>512 MB), and aren't running BOINC for at least 4-5 hours per day, I wouldn't recommend it due to the size of the work units and the relatively short deadlines (when crunching with the CPU alone, work units may take 30 hours or more, and the deadline is 8 days).

Einstein@home should work well if you can't handle MilkyWay (work units similar in size to SETI's, 14 day deadlines)
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Message 1045015 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 15:21:45 UTC

I've got a PC on World Community Grid and I'll bounce around to just about everything that has been mentioned just to "do" something....

I like Climate Prediction but the WU/tasks can take a Llllloooonnnggggg time..

Virtual Prairie is nice . . . quick little WU/tasks.

I have a listing on my team page of all the stuff we have done . . . more than 20 projects.
I used to have a link to massive amounts of BOINC projects . . . I think there's list on the Wikipedia "BOINC" page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOINC
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Message 1045048 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 17:40:42 UTC - in response to Message 1044840.

milkyway@home
einstein@home
cosmology@home
orbit@home


Something odd over at cosmolgy@home. You might want to review the message boards first.

No work at the moment at orbit@home. They also are undergoing a hardware upgrade.



Yeah I'm not really sure what's up with cosmology@home tbh. I don't really feel like calling the guy to find out. I'm not sure if it's recycling work units or what, but it's still giving them out so I'm still running them.
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Message 1045135 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 23:52:22 UTC

Einstein is also down. Running AQUA and QMC at full speed.
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Message 1045165 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 3:01:25 UTC

Einstein is up again. Two QMC units running in parallel on my two cores.
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Message 1045205 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 9:15:37 UTC

I´ve got a few einstein tasks to keep my Phenom busy.
Added Collatz to test my GPU (HD 5770)
Thinking about Milkyway too.

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Message 1045207 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 9:19:43 UTC - in response to Message 1044634.

Have never crunched anything but SETI.

Any recommendations for me.

21 machines Win XP or server OS.

Thanks in advance.


I have never crunched anything but SETI, and I never will. If SETI doesn't give me any WU's, then my machines gets turned off. I can't find any other project interesting or worthy.

It's SETI or nothing, from the beginning and until ET is found and interrogated, and put in a prison on the moon :-)
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