Posts by Alez

1) Message boards : News : GPU app - beta version for linux nvidia (Message 2356)
Posted 3 Apr 2019 by Alez
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I disagree. Payment should be for the work done in searching - the same number of credits for the search task, whatever the device used.

GPUs will win out vastly in the number of credits awarded per unit of time - per second, per hour, per day, however you choose to measure it. Your own statement that you've found more candidate values since the GPU app was released confirms that you're conducting more searches. Good on you - that's your reward. You don't need to be compensated twice - once for doing more searches, and again for doing searches on a different device.


It's not compensation for finding candidates. Points are an incentive to conduct the searches in the first place, at least for me. Incentivise GPU crunching and you get more people finding more candidates far quicker than using CPU's. Set the points too low and I use my GPU's elsewhere. Mercenary as that may be, points awarded are my incentive to provide my equipment and burn my electricity for projects.
Others may have different motives which I can respect. This is simply my outlook.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Too much credit ? (Message 2355)
Posted 3 Apr 2019 by Alez
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It's not compensation for finding candidates. Points are an incentive to conduct the searches in the first place, at least for me. Incentivise GPU crunching and you get more people finding more candidates far quicker than using CPU's. Set the points too low and I use my GPU's elsewhere. Mercenary as that may be, points awarded are my incentive to provide my equipment and burn my electricity for projects.
Others may have different motives which I can respect. This is simply my outlook.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Too much credit ? (Message 2352)
Posted 2 Apr 2019 by Alez
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Also posted here https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/forum_thread.php?id=362&postid=2351#2351

In my opinion, the change to 800 credits per task on a GPU is far too low.
Here's a simple number Eric. In all the years of running numberfields on a CPU, I found 7 decic's. Since the GPU app became available, I am now up to 18 in about a week of running on only 2 cards. I'm sure this will be replicated by everyone else running GPU's here. I believe you are quoting that a GPU does 20 x the work of a CPU. You need to encourage GPU's not make the project not worthwhile crunching compared to other GPU projects.
Apparently you had to drop the GPU credit because it was making the CPU credit too high. Why can't the award of points be based on whether the task was run on a CPU or a GPU ? Other project's manages that task.
The increased numbers of decic's found by just myself should indicate how much more work is being achieved by people running GPU's and should encourage you to award and attract more crunchers to use that platform. On most projects, the introduction of GPU apps makes the CPU app almost obsolete.
4) Message boards : News : GPU app - beta version for linux nvidia (Message 2351)
Posted 2 Apr 2019 by Alez
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In my opinion, the change to 800 credits per task on a GPU is far too low.
Here's a simple number Eric. In all the years of running numberfields on a CPU, I found 7 decic's. Since the GPU app became available, I am now up to 18 in about a week of running on only 2 cards. I'm sure this will be replicated by everyone else running GPU's here. I believe you are quoting that a GPU does 20 x the work of a CPU. You need to encourage GPU's not make the project not worthwhile crunching compared to other GPU projects.
Apparently you had to drop the GPU credit because it was making the CPU credit too high. Why can't the award of points be based on whether the task was run on a CPU or a GPU ? Other project's manages that task.
The increased numbers of decic's found by just myself should indicate how much more work is being achieved by people running GPU's and should encourage you to award and attract more crunchers to use that platform. On most projects, the introduction of GPU apps makes the CPU app almost obsolete.
5) Message boards : News : GPU app - beta version for linux nvidia (Message 2309)
Posted 27 Mar 2019 by Alez
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Eric, thanks for listening and changing the credit scheme. Credit screwnew was not the way to go.
6) Message boards : News : GPU app - beta version for linux nvidia (Message 2289)
Posted 26 Mar 2019 by Alez
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Unfortunately, I don't think those numbers are accurate, just based on the numbers of results coming back. It's correlated to the obscenely high GPU credits being awarded. Maybe it's time I change to "Credit New", from the current "Credit based on runtime"?



OK. Some will not be happy about this, but after enough people suggested it, I restarted the validator using the default credit system. So I believe this will be the infamous "CreditNew".


And now the credit awarded is so low it's not worth putting my GPU's on the project.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : NumberFields has been Chosen for FB Sprint Event (Message 2110)
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by Alez
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Excellent response from the project as usual. Cheers Eric.
8) Message boards : Cafe : The Scottish Boinc Team - Old and new members, we have new forum and web pages. (Message 1887)
Posted 9 May 2017 by Alez
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Come along and join The Scottish Boinc Team (established in 1999 as Scotland's Seti), one of the oldest and most successful BOINC teams crunching today. New web pages are available at https://tsbt.co.uk

We crunch for all current BOINC projects and are always at the forefront of adding new projects that start up within BOINC. Our aim is to use our spare or dedicated computing power to advance human knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition amongst ourselves and with other teams. If you want to be part of a lively, friendly team, please come join us, everyone is welcome.

Join the TSBT Team Forum. Take part in shaping your teams future, chat with other members, get help and advice or help others. We participate in all BOINCstats Team challenges and hold competitions both within our own team and with other rival teams. We maintain a very informative, user and newbie friendly, forum with our own team statistics, team and individual milestones, BOINC project and hardware information across all supported platforms and lots of help. Join us, you will be assured of a very warm welcome and it's easy to do.

Have a look round our forum, the heart of the team. https://www.tsbt.co.uk/forum/

Guests can read certain parts of the forum without registration.Theres a guest forum where you can stop by and say hi.
Registered members will be able to immediately post and be granted access to additional areas of the forum. Active TSBT members can gain access to the private team areas by request.
Full instructions on joining are available along with the forum rules on the website.
News updates from all active projects are also part of the forum along with other features in development.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : RSS feed error / hacked ? (Message 1368)
Posted 14 Oct 2015 by Alez
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Perfect Eric.
Can I echo Janos and thank you for your help getting this working.
Alez
10) Message boards : Number crunching : RSS feed error / hacked ? (Message 1363)
Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Alez
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Eric,
Great to see such a response from a project.

I don't need the root node to be an RSS tag. The XML file will still need a root node but it can be called anything you like.

Reading an XML file from http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/rss_main.xml would work fine for our needs.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : RSS feed error / hacked ? (Message 1360)
Posted 13 Oct 2015 by Alez
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Eric,
NumberFields has no pubdate in their RSS feed.
Because of this we are having to enhance exception handling and error reporting for this and default the pubDate to the current time to display the feed in our forum .Our feed is here http://www.dunadd.co.uk/seti/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2802&start=615 as you can see we have had to default your posts to the day we pull them into the feed rather than when you post them.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : RSS feed error / hacked ? (Message 1359)
Posted 12 Oct 2015 by Alez
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Thanks Eric,
I can access manually no problem so hopefully feed is fully working again.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : RSS feed error / hacked ? (Message 1356)
Posted 11 Oct 2015 by Alez
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Whilst attempting to access the RSS feed for this project for our forum I get Error loading: http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/rss_main.php

If I manually navigate to the page I am faced with a large ALERT and a virus sign. Has your RSS feed been compromised ?
14) Message boards : Cafe : Join The Scottish Boinc Team (Message 929)
Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Alez
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The Scottish Boinc Team



Welcome to The Scottish Boinc Team ( established in 1999 as Scotland's Seti ), one of the oldest and we'd like to think, best Boinc teams around. After joining the team here, head over to our forum http://www.dunadd.co.uk/seti/forum/and Join us.

We crunch for all Boinc projects and are always adding new ones as they come along. Our aim is to use our spare computing power to advance human knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition amongst ourselves and with other teams. So if you're Scottish by birth, ancestry, residence, emotional attachment or even if you've no link whatsoever with Scotland but just fancy being part of a lively friendly team, please come join us, everyone is welcome.

http://www.dunadd.co.uk/seti/forum/ Take part in shaping your team, chat, get help and advice or help others. Participate in Team challenges and competitions both with ourselves and other rival teams. It's a very informative, user and newbie friendly, forum with stats, team and individual milestones, information and lots of help. Come join us, you will be assured of a warm welcome and it's easy to do.

Come see our website and forum.
Reading is free without registration.
Team members can Register and will be able to immediately post and be granted access to additional private team areas.





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