Account Created by Science United

Scolytus
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Topic 221165

Hi,

I just started running boinc. I decided to use science united to manage my activities.
The dashboard tells me "Account status Established" with Einstein@home.

So my question is: How do I access my information on Einstein@home?

Thanks!

Holmis
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What info are you

What info are you seeking?

Start by going to your account, it's available on the top horizontal menu (for smaller screens it's labeled menu just under the Einstein logo). From there you can access your computers, preferences (settings), profile etc.

Scolytus
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The account I use to post

The account I use to post here is one I manually created. I don't see any information in my dashboard because it's not the account that Science United must have created for me. I don't know the username or the password.

archae86
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Scolytus wrote:... account

Scolytus wrote:
... account that Science United must have created for me. I don't know the username or the password.

This seems a good question to pose to Science United, rather than to Einstein participants.

Gary Roberts
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On the BOINC website there is

On the BOINC website there is a page about Account Managers.  Science United gets a mention there with this seemingly relevant comment.

Quote:
All Science United users share a single anonymous account on each project; thus your personal data (e.g. email and password) is confined to Science United.

@Scolyptus,  Do you really want to have no say in which projects your computer works for?  Do you really want to be part of some anonymous account where you are lumped in with any others that decided to use the SU mechanism?

It might suit you if you don't want to be bothered with any details about selecting projects that interest you or what each project does, or how your computer is performing, etc.  The fact that you are posting here seems to suggest that perhaps you are interested in stuff that SU is designed to conceal.

My biggest concern about the SU approach is the complete lack of choice to direct my contributed resources where I decide.  Some sort of committee makes that decision and the user has no say.  There seems to be the potential for non-appropriate allocation of resources, if you get my drift.

If I'm spending my money buying hardware and paying for maintenance, electricity, etc., I want complete control over how those resources are used.

Cheers,
Gary.

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