2nd largest project

Michael Karlinsky
Michael Karlinsky
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Topic 189071

Hi all,

according to

boincstats

einstein is now the 2nd largest project in terms
of users.

Congratulations to all!

Michael

Divide Overflow
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2nd largest project

Yes, congratulations are in order for building a participant base so quickly!

AnRM
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Build a stable project and

Build a stable project and they will come! Congratulations.

Digger
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Woo hoo... Einstein

Woo hoo... Einstein RAWKS!

:)

Sharky T
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> einstein is now the 2nd

> einstein is now the 2nd largest project in terms
> of users.

In Boinc project ,yes.. but how many users are there in
for ex. folding@home?.. tried to find their userstock but all I could
find was number of cpu:s there... :/
but who cares.. I'm sticking to einstein for now. :)


GentleGiant
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> In Boinc project ,yes.. but

Message 11106 in response to message 11105

> In Boinc project ,yes.. but how many users are there in
> for ex. folding@home?.. tried to find their userstock but all I could
> find was number of cpu:s there... :/
> but who cares.. I'm sticking to einstein for now. :)

Folding at Home has had a total of 453,500 users return at least one work unit. And 196123 machines have returned a WU in the last 50 days.

F@H is about the only DC project producing lots of papers that are really advancing science - I find it quite neat that they had four great papers published in the first 4 months of 2005. They have definately gotten past the point of working mostly on the algorithms and project servers and are now concentrating of science.

The Gas Giant
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Folding at Home has had a

Message 11107 in response to message 11106

Folding at Home has had a total of 453,500 users return at least one work unit. And 196123 machines have returned a WU in the last 50 days.

F@H is about the only DC project producing lots of papers that are really advancing science - I find it quite neat that they had four great papers published in the first 4 months of 2005. They have definately gotten past the point of working mostly on the algorithms and project servers and are now concentrating of science.

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Interesting. I understand the desire to look for an ETI, but believe there are or will be (once SETI@home classic shuts down) a glut of volunteers. I also understand the desire to search for gravity waves, but again there are or will be a bucket load of volunteers. As I hear more about the different aspects of world wide pollution I believe the model Climate Prediction is using is not the way to go (but that's just me and I really have no idea).

So, the projects that I think will be getting more of my cycles are Protein Predictor and LHC@home. BURP is a nice idea but it's just entertainment and not science. Folding@home on BOINC will not be using the BOINC credit system, so it has no great interest for me and they have a bucket load of volunteers anyway. There are a few other projects that interest me, but aren't public so the stats aren't either (did I mention I was a slight credit whore). Mind you, I really hate to see my RAC head to zero on a project so the ones I'm already doing will always get a few cycles (as long as the stats are public).

I know this is off topic, but don't all threads end that way?

Live long and crunch!

Paul

Paul D. Buck
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Interesting. I understand

Message 11108 in response to message 11107

Interesting. I understand the desire to look for an ETI, but believe there are or will be (once SETI@home classic shuts down) a glut of volunteers. I also understand the desire to search for gravity waves, but again there are or will be a bucket load of volunteers. As I hear more about the different aspects of world wide pollution I believe the model Climate Prediction is using is not the way to go (but that's just me and I really have no idea).

The model is in an alpha stage for an improvement that will add something about the sulfer cycle. I have not looked into this either, but I just wanted to point out that they are now getting enough models back to look at the results so that they can improve the software to do a better job of modeling.

Its like LHC@Home doing models to predict performance and then changing the models .

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that the real problem with weather prediction is no one has a model that works well, so, all we can do is to make one, test it to see what it does, then change the model so that it works better. Because you have to look at thousands of tests to know if you are on the right track this is an obvious candidate for BOINC. So, I just wanted to try to rope you back into CPDN as we do have issues with weather and no one knows if, for example, global warming is really happening or if the changes in weather are a "normal" deviation ... remember, Europe was in a mini-"ice-age" just a coupe hundred years ago ...

kinhull
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I didn't know that F@H would

Message 11109 in response to message 11107

I didn't know that F@H would not be using BOINC credits, I think that would reduce the number of people who would participate if and when it ports to BOINC (F@H is a good project and so I reckon I will do it anyway).

Will F@H be using a different credit system that could be displayed on the stats, a bit like S@H II credits and S@H I wu's ? So long as users can see how much work they've done (and be able to display them) it may bring back a number of people who would otherwise prefer a fully BOINC compliant project.

Saenger
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I didn't know that F@H would

Message 11110 in response to message 11109

I didn't know that F@H would not be using BOINC credits, I think that would reduce the number of people who would participate if and when it ports to BOINC (F@H is a good project and so I reckon I will do it anyway).

Will F@H be using a different credit system that could be displayed on the stats, a bit like S@H II credits and S@H I wu's ? So long as users can see how much work they've done (and be able to display them) it may bring back a number of people who would otherwise prefer a fully BOINC compliant project.

That still has to be decided, and I think the most likely outcome atm is a conversion factor from the native FAH points to Boinc credits. The whole system is comparable, and a simple muliplication will probably be suitable.

If you want to join the discussion (or just read about it) look here in their forum

Grüße vom Sänger

B-Roy
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Will F@H be using a different

Message 11111 in response to message 11109

Will F@H be using a different credit system that could be displayed on the stats, a bit like S@H II credits and S@H I wu's ? So long as users can see how much work they've done (and be able to display them) it may bring back a number of people who would otherwise prefer a fully BOINC compliant project.

I got exactly 28 credits for a 10 hours wu with folding@home on boinc, while I get approx. 30 for a 2h seti-wu.
@kinhull: what an avatar ;)

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