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Message 1908063 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 1:56:35 UTC

Which will my system crunch faster, Astropulse or Seti@Home WU's?
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Message 1908065 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 2:07:11 UTC - in response to Message 1908063.  

Depends on whether you actually mean "faster" as in task completion time. MB will crunch faster than AP. However AP will pay out more credit per time crunching compared to MB. But AP work is hit or miss. Been pretty good for the past couple of months but AP work has gone missing for 6 months previously. I wouldn't count on AP work always being available. You can pretty much get MB work always.
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Message 1908066 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 2:07:51 UTC - in response to Message 1908063.  

MB run faster than APs, but APs give more credit. But they are not as plentiful as MBs.

So it's best to set your preferences for both.
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Message 1908202 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 22:22:28 UTC

... and the MB credit is highly dependent on the angle rate (ar) of the packet. So is the runtime between different apps.
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MB can pay more than one credit per second. I have not seen AP do that.

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Message 1908206 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 22:41:36 UTC - in response to Message 1908202.  

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Message 1908212 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 22:57:43 UTC - in response to Message 1908202.  

... and the MB credit is highly dependent on the angle rate (ar) of the packet. So is the runtime between different apps.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2784838125
MB can pay more than one credit per second. I have not seen AP do that.

Petri

No you wouldn't see it, but for those of us running "main stream" apps most certainly will see a big improvement running AP's over MB's. ;-)

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Message 1908244 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 2:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 1908202.  
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... and the MB credit is highly dependent on the angle rate (ar) of the packet. So is the runtime between different apps.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2784838125
MB can pay more than one credit per second. I have not seen AP do that.

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I have, but it requires a Radeon GPU
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Message 1908252 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 2:42:59 UTC - in response to Message 1908206.  

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"Battle" between giants! ;-)

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I like! I'm going to have to tweak the Z-man with this post.
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Message 1908253 - Posted: 21 Dec 2017, 2:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 1908252.  

I saw it Keith ;)
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