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Message 6732 - Posted: 1 Feb 2017, 22:22:28 UTC

Looks like I may have been off by a couple orders of magnitude with the new credit, so congratulations to any of you who got some of those lucky workunits. I've toned it down a bit, but I think the new credit should be more in line with how long the workunits are taking, along with a bit of a bonus for the project still being in alpha stages.

As things start rolling in, let me know how the new credit is looking.

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Message 6760 - Posted: 19 Feb 2017, 17:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 6732.

credit still much to high...
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Message 6761 - Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 19:29:59 UTC - in response to Message 6760.

credit still much to high...


If anyone could provide me some info as to about where CSG is comparing to other projects so I can do an adjustment that would be awesome. Not quite sure how much I should be dropping by.

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Message 6765 - Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 11:31:25 UTC

For example at Atlas@Home i get for 35.000 sec.CPU time around 300 credit... Wildlife gives 5.500 credits... but isn't there a formula for Boinc credits ?
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Message 6766 - Posted: 22 Feb 2017, 16:26:44 UTC

Both SETI@Home and Atlas@Home are on the very LOW end of the credits spectrum. If you want to maintain users interest and participation, then these examples should be avoided. Both are very long term projects with huge user bases.

It seems to me that the Credits should reflect the work actually done rather than the cpu time. That way when GPU apps are developed, the work they do can be reflected in corresponding credits.

There are also bonuses given by a few projects for various reasons and you were right to give one for a project restart with unproven work. Some projects give bonuses for "long run" work that has WU's that takes many days on an average CPU.

If you are planning to cut the credits to be more in line with other BOINC projects I would suggest caution in cutting more than 50% unless you are fairly certain that you have a LONG TERM need and the necessary number of users to make a substantial base to do the required computing power.
Cutting credits to only 10% of current WILL result in loss of interest and active users, even among those who say they "crunch for science".

Just my opinion.
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