Posts by Michael H.W. Weber

1) Message boards : News : GPU app status update (Message 2366)
Posted 6 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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Hello,

I didn't find the answer in FAQ so just asking here:
did you plan to put code (for Cpu and Gpu Nvidia or Amd) on github/gitlab or similar so people may contribute?
Eg: I use cppcheck (a C/C++ static analyzer) to find some bugs.

This indeed is a good idea - and again highlights a problem with the credits: Just check out how many projects already have optimized clients coded by third party people that are producing more credits/hour compared to the projects own software. Following Erics arguments above, even here credit system adaptations would be required - to my knowledge, again, nowhere this is put into practice...

Michael.
2) Message boards : News : GPU app status update (Message 2364)
Posted 6 Apr 2019 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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To my knowledge there is not a single project where the credit system had been adapted after deploying an improved client - if I was you, I wouldn't change anything.
The credits inbetween projects are anyway not comparable and deployment of a new client version affects all project participants in the same way. Morevoer, there are several reasons to argue that even within projects CPU vs. GPU credits and even credits generated by different types of CPU architectures (ARM / AMD / Intel / ...) pose an issue.
So, please focus on the research results and further (GPU?) client improvements.

Michael.
3) Message boards : News : Septic Results Paper Accepted for Publication (Message 2172)
Posted 15 Mar 2019 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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Very nice, indeed. Please post a link to the paper as soon as it becomes accessible.

Michael.
4) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2070)
Posted 20 Jun 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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I have one more suggestion regarding the results details:
At present the user account just shows the number of identified results per category. Since there appears to be even a database of the identified results, it would actually be nice to not only know the number of contributions but to also link to these in the database such that the user can actually take a look at all the results found.
Of course it would also be nice to even indicate the finders name in that database.

Michael.
5) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2067)
Posted 6 Jun 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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OK, thank you for the quick explanation.

Michael.
6) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2065)
Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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I now have a script for updating the septic counts. I ran it last night and will run it every 3 or 4 days as blocks of the septics get finished.

What about the decic counts? Is there a script, too?

Michael.
7) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2064)
Posted 4 Jun 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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Ver good. I just figured that I now have 118 septic counts.

Michael.
8) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2061)
Posted 24 May 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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Good progress! ;-)

Michael.
9) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2049)
Posted 12 May 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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..very nice.

:)
Michael.
10) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2033)
Posted 6 May 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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In fact, the individual user findings of many mathematics projects are show e.g. even on external Stats pages such as those of Free-DC.
Ad hoc examples are Primegrid, Amicable Numbers and Yoyo@home (my team / organization colleague: You may contact him directly and even ask for code, if you like).

Also, Rakesearch has implemented a results section on the user's account page upon my suggestion.
Since Yoyo@home (for certain reasons) uses "older" BOINC server software while the other projects use the recent one, it is clear that the feature I suggested is implementable.

I don't think a real-time update of the user findings is mandatory, so your suggestion sounds reasonable. The ultimate goal is just to ensure that the project becomes a bit more interesting to potential contributers. And also, I think it is standard in mathematics to name those who helped to achieve scientific findings, right?

Michael.
11) Message boards : Science : User contributions listed anywhere? (Message 2031)
Posted 5 May 2018 by Profile Michael H.W. Weber
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I am new to this project and I have noticed the results table plus a database where the project-generated results are stored. What I could not find is which part of these results was produced by which user? Could you please ensure that each contributor finds his/her results somewhere? One way to accomplish this is to simply extend the account webpage with a section tabulating the individual results as it is done in many other distributed computing projects. Another one would be to extend the existing database.

Michael.





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