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Message 1092017 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 19:35:53 UTC

Right now each one of my GTX570's are pulling 600,000 credits a day on primgrid..

Seti @ home might pull 20k..


I get crunching for the science.. but some of us also crunch for the numbers.. Maybe bringing Seti@home inline with some of the higher paying projects would be an influx of crunchers and donations to keep the project churning along..


Whats your thoughts?

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Message 1092024 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 19:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 1092017.  

I think other projects should be brought down to something more reasonable and level with other projects.

SETI@Home is almost near what credits per hour is supposed to be since it is Dave Anderson's project and BOINC's guinea pig. That automatically means other projects are too high but it seems those Project Admins either don't care or they are trying to play the numbers game to attract more crunchers.
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Message 1092030 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 19:48:12 UTC - in response to Message 1092024.  

Exactly.. if a project wants to attract the number crunchers.. you need to put out =)


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Message 1092037 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 19:55:16 UTC - in response to Message 1092030.  

Projects should not be competing for resources. Besides, then you start turning credits into an inflation problem.

SETI raises the credits higher than Primegrid to attract more crunchers. Then PrimeGrid does the same to get those crunchers back. Then SETI raises them again. Then Rosetta joins in the fun. At what point does this stop?

Credits should only be worth so much and that's it. Changing them to a higher or lower number inflates or deflates their worth and becomes a problem when comparing credits between machines.
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Message 1092038 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 19:58:25 UTC - in response to Message 1092037.  

Projects should not be competing for resources.

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"Peoples should not kill each other"....
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Message 1092040 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:02:39 UTC - in response to Message 1092038.  

Projects should not be competing for resources.

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"Peoples should not kill each other"....
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Agreed, they shouldn't.
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Message 1092045 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:12:03 UTC

credits should reflect the processing cycles used. Personally I think anyone doing testing for beta deserves a premium(it is hit and miss for them, and I think they earned it.. personal opinion) but for the most part.. I would like to see things as even as possible. That way we can see how our computer is doing on things rather than comparing sizes.
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Message 1092048 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:29:57 UTC - in response to Message 1092045.  

credits should reflect the processing cycles used. Personally I think anyone doing testing for beta deserves a premium(it is hit and miss for them, and I think they earned it.. personal opinion) but for the most part.. I would like to see things as even as possible. That way we can see how our computer is doing on things rather than comparing sizes.


that would be the best thing.. Even the playing field, but *shrug* with no regulation it lets some projects pull in the credit chases as opposed to those doing it for the science/hobby/interest.


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Message 1092050 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:33:31 UTC

I really have not found anywhere that bragging about boinc credits will grant me any esteem.

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Message 1092051 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 1092050.  

I really have not found anywhere that bragging about boinc credits will grant me any esteem.

It's a question of looking in right places ;) :)
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Message 1092054 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 20:38:40 UTC - in response to Message 1092051.  

I really have not found anywhere that bragging about boinc credits will grant me any esteem.

It's a question of looking in right places ;) :)

Or, according to your point of view, the wrong places ;-)
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Message 1092058 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 21:27:47 UTC - in response to Message 1092017.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.
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Message 1092060 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 21:34:18 UTC - in response to Message 1092058.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.


let me know when you find a signal from aliens.

Crunch your own crunch..
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Message 1092064 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 22:01:39 UTC

Credits are nice... BUT crunching for the project(s) you like to support way outplays those credits, in my opinion :)
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Message 1092069 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 22:36:13 UTC - in response to Message 1092058.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.

I am saving mine up for the free toaster.*

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Message 1092074 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 22:46:32 UTC - in response to Message 1092060.  

I'm sure it will be some time before your credits are worth anything.

Any other reason why your trolling in here?
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Message 1092075 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 22:58:34 UTC - in response to Message 1092060.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.


let me know when you find a signal from aliens.

Crunch your own crunch..


We sure will, and that finding will be worth far more than fake BOINC credits could ever truly be worth.
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Message 1092076 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 23:02:53 UTC - in response to Message 1092075.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.


let me know when you find a signal from aliens.

Crunch your own crunch..


We sure will, and that finding will be worth far more than fake BOINC credits could ever truly be worth.


I totally agree.

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Message 1092082 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 23:14:46 UTC - in response to Message 1092076.  

Let me know when you can trade those credits in for something tangible.


let me know when you find a signal from aliens.

Crunch your own crunch..


We sure will, and that finding will be worth far more than fake BOINC credits could ever truly be worth.


I totally agree.

Agreed. Statistically the odds seem to be against us, but if you never look you don't know. Like when I found $5 in the sofa. Had I not pulled the cushions out I never would have found it.
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Message 1092083 - Posted: 31 Mar 2011, 23:18:18 UTC

Credits do serve one very real purpose. They allow you to track the performance of your machine(s), on any given project.

Any comparison of credits between projects is, IMHO, completely useless.

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