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Message 1917614 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 5:05:31 UTC - in response to Message 1917599.  

There were short run ACEMD tasks at GPUGrid this morning. First time I've ever seen them. Grabbed a couple for the Windows10 machine. Had to pass on the Linux machine since the application broke 1st day of February because the license expired. We are still waiting for the developer to return to the project to fix the Linux apps. The only Linux app working now is the QC cpu app.
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Message 1917625 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 6:49:32 UTC

I take that GPUGrid has no forums. Too bad.
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Message 1917631 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 7:46:29 UTC - in response to Message 1917625.  

I take that GPUGrid has no forums. Too bad.

No GPUGrid has forums. Fairly active especially with the Linux app troubles lately. GPUGrid Forums
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Message 1917698 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 20:41:55 UTC

[url]Since upgrading my Mac with 4 cores and the graphic cpu to the latest BOINC version 7.8.6, there has been a drop in credits from on average 2,400 units per day to a miserable 850 units per day, and still dropping. That is despite similar usage patterns. Any Explanation? [/url]
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Message 1917706 - Posted: 8 Feb 2018, 21:04:53 UTC - in response to Message 1917698.  
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[url]Since upgrading my Mac with 4 cores and the graphic cpu to the latest BOINC version 7.8.6, there has been a drop in credits from on average 2,400 units per day to a miserable 850 units per day, and still dropping. That is despite similar usage patterns. Any Explanation? [/url]

Looking at your computer you just started to run it. It will take close to a month for your RAC to find its level. Remember the A stands for average. It is not at all an instant number.

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Message 1917773 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 1:04:07 UTC - in response to Message 1917706.  

[quote]Any Explanation?{/quote]
One simple word: CreditScrew.
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Message 1917816 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 4:50:12 UTC - in response to Message 1917698.  
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[url]Since upgrading my Mac with 4 cores and the graphic cpu to the latest BOINC version 7.8.6, there has been a drop in credits from on average 2,400 units per day to a miserable 850 units per day,

You need to check what it is you are comparing.
2,400 would have been your total RAC- your 2 systems combined. Your present total RAC is 2,162. A slight drop.
850 is for the Apple system alone.

I would also check the settings on that computer, as it's not actually returning very much work- hence it's very low RAC compared to the other system.
In the BOINC Manager, advanced view, Options, Computing preferences, make sure at the top is says "Using web based preferences from https://setiathome.berkeley.edu"

and still dropping. That is despite similar usage patterns. Any Explanation? [/url]

Not processing on the iGPU would make a big improvement in your Apple's work output.
And as others have said, Credit New is also screwing with things.
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Message 1917824 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 5:24:20 UTC

Now the GPUGRID is showing on my cross-project...

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Message 1917833 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 6:06:26 UTC - in response to Message 1917824.  

Now the GPUGRID is showing on my cross-project...

Stats tend to run a couple days behind, as each project gets its stats downloaded by BOINCStats for incorporation. Also, you may sometimes see differences in the event that a problem occurs with a given project.
For example, if you look at your daily totals in BOINCStats, you may see some days where you had a zero gain, followed by a double gain the next day, indicating that the stats dump for a given day failed. The averages will never align, either, as i believe the sites use different means to calculate them.
In general, the projects will be more correct than compilers like DC, BOINCStats, etc. are. Lotta numbers moving around.
l8r, Jim ...
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Message 1917860 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 13:33:52 UTC - in response to Message 1917833.  

yes, I have noticed that too & too bad the BOINC stats link is broke as actual show the image or is it?

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Message 1917917 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 21:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 1917816.  

Thanks Grant, I'll give your suggestions a try and see what happens.. I must've switched to local preferences at some point not realizing it would have a negative affect. I'm surprised to hear using the GPU slows things down. I looked at it as just another core to use. I don't use this machine very much and thought it should earn its keep by being useful.
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Message 1917921 - Posted: 9 Feb 2018, 21:31:17 UTC - in response to Message 1917860.  

... too bad the BOINC stats link is broke as actual show the image or is it?

Is that "BOINC Statistics for the WORLD!"?
If so, that's a separate site. FreeDC is nice also ...
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Message 1918089 - Posted: 10 Feb 2018, 17:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 1917921.  

Oh, you are talking about that one but no. I am talking about the BOINC Stats pic that actually shows instead shows [Image Link] it was mentioned on another forum about it used to show...

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Message 1918234 - Posted: 11 Feb 2018, 10:03:16 UTC

Bigggg SIGH
Next week my 3 x 1080 cruncher will be down to %50 of it's peak RAC on August 17!
Six Months and %50, do we see a trend here?

Heck if all goes as well as David's programming, I might even hit that this week!
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Message 1918235 - Posted: 11 Feb 2018, 10:41:03 UTC

Mine had actually started to rebound. However we appear to be back to the shorter running WUs, with the lower payouts.
So I expect it'll start falling again in the not too distant future.
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Message 1918244 - Posted: 11 Feb 2018, 12:48:56 UTC
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Mine main cruncher downs from > 200K / day to about 120K/day thanks to CreditScrew.
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Message 1918987 - Posted: 15 Feb 2018, 12:17:35 UTC

Oh, boy! I feel kinda silly not sure how I missed this but I figured it out why the image was not showing.
go to your account then edit community prefs scroll down to message display just make sure the (Show images as links) is unclicked. I had to laugh & SMH! LOL!

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Message 1931287 - Posted: 21 Apr 2018, 23:10:59 UTC
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I know I shouldn't compare Credit between WUs, but when they are almost next to each other on my Tasks listing it's hard not to notice.
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575.23   95.45 
580.30  114.26 
577.87  119.26 
579.92  150.35

2 Seconds difference between the middle two, and a difference of 5 Credits. I can live with that, not an issue.
5 seconds difference between the top and bottom two, and a difference of 55 Credits?
Seriously?
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Message 1931290 - Posted: 21 Apr 2018, 23:21:54 UTC - in response to Message 1931287.  

Seriously?

Welcome to the misteries of the Random number generator of CreditScrew
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