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Message 1497477 - Posted: 30 Mar 2014, 15:16:23 UTC
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Hello, I used to run Seti Classic crunching work units and now getting back into Boinc I see It is called Total Credits. The credits seem to total up at a different rate. Do you still get 1 credit for 1 work unit processed ?
sorry I posted this to the wrong thread..
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Message 1497504 - Posted: 30 Mar 2014, 16:37:48 UTC

No. Credits are based on time spent and the processing speed of the hardware. Since BOINC is a multi project platform, and tasks from different projects range anywhere from 5 minutes to 6 months, 1 credit / 1 task did not seem to be realistic.
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Message 1497557 - Posted: 30 Mar 2014, 19:41:48 UTC - in response to Message 1497504.

Ok, Thanks for clearing that up John. I do miss the way we did it in the old days.. Gumball anyone..
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