1) Message boards : Cafe : The Scottish Boinc Team - Old and new members, we have new forum and web pages. (Message 7047)
Posted 9 May 2017 by Alez



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.
2) Message boards : Cafe : Team challenge for stress testing for DC-Vault inclusion Phase 2 (Message 5856)
Posted 7 Sep 2015 by Alez
running well, no breakage so far :)
3) Message boards : News : [dna] credit totals fixed (Message 5378)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Alez
I guess the best way to determine the initial credit would be to look at the average run times for the different apps based on an average system and then propose the credit based on that.
On my account you will find a wide variety of systems from android tv boxes, pentium 4's, core2duo's, i5's, i7's and xeon servers. 3 different operating systems. Maybe some of my average run times would be a starting place ?
4) Message boards : News : [dna] credit totals fixed (Message 5376)
Posted 3 Jun 2015 by Alez
Going to credit new is a negative step for the project. Many will be discouraged by this. DNA credit now appears to be too low compared to subset and other projects that encourage participation by a more positive attitude towards credit offered.


It has been credit new the whole time, it's just that for awhile there was a multiplier being applied to the DNA@Home credit that was being added to the combined total (however the credit for the DNA@Home total was not being multiplied).

The amount of time spent for a WU is pretty much deterministic on it's parameters however, so I can do fixed credit for the WUs. It just won't get done until I'm back from Reykjavik (so probably this weekend).


It was credit new with a multiplier being applied :)
Given the memory requirements for DNA running it on multicore systems is not just a connect and forget application unless your systems have a lot of memory. On 8 core systems, less than 16 GB available and you will start to run into system overload conditions.
Simply applying credit new with no extra reward doesn't address this issue alone.
A fixed credit system would be better with an appropriate reward for the extra work required to run DNA. The next best solution would be to continue to add a multiplier to the base credit new points system.
5) Message boards : Number Crunching : Lots of credits for DNA, but overall total is wrong (Message 5360)
Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Alez
This should be fixed now. Although now we're going to need to have a discussion about the DNA@Home credit. :)


Credit needs to be increased. DNA is too low
6) Message boards : News : [dna] credit totals fixed (Message 5357)
Posted 2 Jun 2015 by Alez
Going to credit new is a negative step for the project. Many will be discouraged by this. DNA credit now appears to be too low compared to subset and other projects that encourage participation by a more positive attitude towards credit offered.