Why is my computing power/credit so low ?

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Message 1818989 - Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 22:35:44 UTC

Hi everyone
I was browsing the Top participants and noticed that some people are using ONLY CPU (24 cores like my one comp) and earning 15x more points then me with Pascal based GPU+24 cores.
Can someone explain it ?

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Message 1819325 - Posted: 24 Sep 2016, 11:08:29 UTC - in response to Message 1818989.  

Links to "some people"?

1) Do you run 24/7 ?

2) I don't see any CPU tasks in your list (i.e. you use now for SETI@home only your GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060):

3) Most of "Top participants" run optimized applications.

This is 32 core CPU-only computer:

... which is running optimized AVX CPU applications (which are maybe ~2x faster than stock)

How to run "Lunatics" optimized applications - read/ask here:

"Lunatics" is the group of programmers who write the apps.
Their GPU apps are already accepted as stock, i.e. applications you get automatically from SETI@home server and run now on your GPU:

But Lunatics CPU applications are much faster than the stock CPU app
The "Lunatics installer" makes it relatively easy (compared to pure manual "install") to use them.
(all (~15) the CPU + GPU apps are inside the installer)

- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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