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1) Message boards : Number crunching : I've had enough also (Message 5336)
Posted 7 Oct 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
My hat off to you, Zed, for wasting so much precious cpu time and energy! Dont get me wrong, but MW staff knows about it for half a year now!

If you're reffering to Milksop at try or Crunch3r: They just want to make people aware of the situation here. Milksop at try even created this TEAMLESS account just to show the rest of the crunchers:

Look whats possible with MINIMUM effort!

And they are fine, if project admins would delete their credits - as long as they would finally put one or two days work in their highly inefficient code!

So dont be angry with those crunchers, but critize the staff and send a friend request to Milksop at try! ;)

Just my 2 eurocents...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones (Message 2915)
Posted 30 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
about to cross 50,000 at WCG, which translates to 225,000 at Milkyway on my system


Well, if credit is that important to you, just crunch MW ...

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Al.

[I'll get back under the bridge now :P]


Sure, thats why I crunch plenty of WCGs, Rosis, Climates and stuff...



/me slaps himself in the face: "Bad boy, you did it again!"

...You better put me on ignore... :!:
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones (Message 2913)
Posted 30 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
10,000 EASY done credits...

Oh, and btw, about to cross 50,000 at WCG, which translates to 225,000 at Milkyway on my system... :p
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2856)
Posted 26 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Sorry, DP again. Thanx to my slow 54kbit connection.

Cruncher, thx for hiding the last DP and for hiding this one as well! :)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2855)
Posted 26 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Now wait, I am confused...


Just like you, and others, I'm also allowed to use "Sarcasm" and/or "Irony" in my posts... Am I not?

I mean we are all clever enough to know that there will be no fair way of granting credits ever - I like the idea, though... :D Apart from the sarcasm I think I made myself clear.

And apart from the great idea behind "Milkyway@Home" its my PERSONAL opinion that the credits are a bit too much above average. Thats it.

Cheers, Shai!


PS: Damned, I posted again in this thread... D'OH!!!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2831)
Posted 25 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG

Just wanted to make a point, that there are even people willing to help without credits above average (there are also a few projects I would support without any credits) - contrary to the people who posted "Byebye" right after the granted credits had been decreased. Thats poor.

No that is not poor. That is free choice. You have the right to support whatever project you want according to your own wishes and desires. We have that right as well. If I do not like the way a project is being run I have the right to say bye and move my crunchers to another project. They are, after all, my crunchers. I prefer to have a dialog with the project admins first, but that is by my choice. Those who posted bye and left were also exercising their right to do so. I do not think any less of them for doing so and are appalled that you do.


You're right Sarge! Its simply MY opinion that such BEHAVIOUR is poor.

Better?

Now I'm really off... ;)

Best, Shai!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2828)
Posted 25 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
At other projects I am doing 3x the ((scientific)) work for 10k..


Really? How on earth do you know that? How do you compare work done "determining the evolution of the Milkyway galaxy", to work done looking for a cure for aids? How can you say that one does more or less scientific work?

I believe that you can only compare the amount of work done *within* a project. And with these new, faster/optimized apps, we are doing *more* scientific work at MilkyWay per second. It seems to me that is something you should be applauding, not running from.


I know Zombie, thats why I put "scientific" in (TWO) brackets. Sorry, you got me wrong.

I could also say, that my host needs to run 3x the time at other projects for the same amount of credits, and I'm still happy with it. It *FEELS* like my host is doing more work. (((With quite a few low credit projects I'm supporting I could be just as proud with my combined 430k like a Milkyway@home user with 1million credits.)))

I know very well that the work cant be compared among different projects ((just like the credits)). Noone is entitled to say that one second for WCG is better than one second crunched for Milkyway.

And yes, I do think that Milkyways project admins are doing great work, optimizing apps, communicating with us volunteers, ... - A+

Just wanted to make a point, that there are even people willing to help without credits above average (there are also a few projects I would support without any credits) - contrary to the people who posted "Byebye" right after the granted credits had been decreased. In MY opinion such BEHAVIOUR is poor. [Edited]

Cheers, Shai!

PS: Enough about credits from me here. Its the admins decision, they know whats good for their project. I'm glad having contributed 10k. Doing my 50k milestone at WCG now...
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2818)
Posted 25 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Imho, its too much...

2.17 was more than average on my hosts

Just my 2 cents...



You were outvoted 50 to 1 !


Thats life... I can live with that. :)

Who am I to complain about people that are complaining about too little credits here. Just because my calculator keeps telling me that Milkyway is granting 50% more credits than ABC or Cosmo (with 4 cr. per wu), I do know nonetheless that it is the project admins decision how much credits are granted. If I dont like the decision, i have to go somewhere else. If I dont believe the guys that say that Milkyway isnt granting more than the other high credit projects (which can be easily checked), its still MY problem. If I think that those people are talking rubbish who are saying that increasing the credits again saved this project, exactly: Still MY problem...


most people agree that the granted credit is way too high for the project by a factor of 3.


Now you're saying that most people were wrong...


Please feel free to keep complaining about credit on the forums and we'll eventually get it right. :)


;) thats what i'm doing...

Well, thanks to 6.5 cr., I was able to reach my personal project milestone of 10k in no time. Funny that the last wu I needed to reach 10k was one with "only" 2.17 cr.

At other projects I am doing 3x the ((scientific)) work for 10k.

Well, now I can focus on other projects again, like WCG atm, where I can do exactly that...
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2790)
Posted 24 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Imho, its too much...

2.17 was more than average on my hosts

Just my 2 cents...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : credit issues (Message 2431)
Posted 20 Mar 2008 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Sorry that I havent read the whole thread, but imho, the granted credits are way too high atm...

Normally I get between 700 (Rosetta@Home) to 1200 (Opt. SETI@Home, ABC@Home) credits per day for my AMD X2 5200+ 2x 2.7GHz

Milkyway gives me 3255 credits per day!

And on my second host (P3 1GHz) it gives me 400 credits per day, normally this machine gets appr. 120-150 credits at most!

Its completely out of line compared to the other projects - to be in line, credits should be divided by 3 - then its still higher than the average! (or you need to increase the runtime times 3! ;)

Cheers, Shai
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@home 1.07 crashes (Message 405)
Posted 11 Nov 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG

The ending number of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, is merely the replication number, i.e., how many times it has been sent. Anything above 0 is likely to crash unless the first person that received it had a download error. After a WU gets sent out with a 4, it will not be sent again.

I have had maybe 4 or 5 today that have crashed with a 0 as the ending number.


Edit: I think all wus should be canceled server side. Especially since the windows error message halts BOINC completely...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@home 1.07 crashes (Message 404)
Posted 11 Nov 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
5 crashes as well...

As far as I can see, no 0 crashed here
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@home 1.07 crashes (Message 402)
Posted 11 Nov 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
It looks like the WUs that end with 3 and 4 are crashing, WUs ending with 0 are running fine.

Couldnt check WUs ending with 1 or 2 so far.

Edit: Ending with 2 crashes also...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Milkyway@home 1.07 crashes (Message 386)
Posted 11 Nov 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
A few WUs crashed here too - all after 20seconds.

I tried detaching/reattaching, but no use.

Got this Windows XP error message:


szAppName : astronomy_1.07_windows_intelx86.exe szAppVer : 0.0.0.0
szModName : astronomy_1.07_windows_intelx86.exe szModVer : 0.0.0.0
offset : 0007f646


Now one wus seems to work... Will watch it and report here!

Cheers, Steffen
15) Questions and Answers : Wish list : XML stats (Message 204)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Like graphics, this is in the future after you get stable work units, but being able to export stats both individually and for the project would be a step in the right direction. It is good for individuals because they are competitive and it is good for the project because it shows you are transparent and in the big leagues with other projects.


... Exactly!

Last batch of WUs looked stable to me, isnt it time for stats then? ;) :)




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