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Message 70451 - Posted: 26 Jan 2021, 23:42:24 UTC
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Hello all, like the title said ... no clue what I am doing. I like science and I like Linux so why not put an unused server to work, but what exactly am i 'crunching'? Do we see an eventual result? I have no idea. I have gained 135 credits so far with MW but what are the credits used for?

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Message 70452 - Posted: 27 Jan 2021, 0:32:08 UTC - in response to Message 70451.  

Hello all, like the title said ... no clue what I am doing. I like science and I like Linux so why not put an unused server to work, but what exactly am i 'crunching'? Do we see an eventual result? I have no idea. I have gained 135 credits so far with MW but what are the credits used for?

Thanks


WELCOME!!!

Credits are simply a measuring stick comparing your contribution to others, within credits is RAC which is like a speedometer that tells you how fast you are crunching every day, RAC means Recent Average Credit. It's a complicated math formula that says todays credits are worth more than those you crunched 30 days ago so it will go up as you give the project more resources and go down as you reduce the resources available.

The 'eventual result' is a map of the MilkyWay Galaxy in increasing definition, they do periodically release maps but they are not 'done' as more data comes in all the time.
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