Credits

Kevin Hinkle
Kevin Hinkle
Joined: 11 Mar 18
Posts: 2
Credit: 30,140
RAC: 38
Topic 214232

Am relatively new to the Boinc app. 

Was curious as to what the credits were and what do we do with them?

mmonnin
mmonnin
Joined: 29 May 16
Posts: 242
Credit: 522,176,450
RAC: 1,227,638

Welcome to BOINC.   They

Welcome to BOINC.

 

They are an indication of how well you're computer is performing. If my PC can receive 10 credits a day and yours can do 11, then its a way to say yours is completing more work and most likely more powerful or more efficient at running the task. BOINC points/credits cannot be used for in return for anything. It's more of a tracking mechanism. 

Some projects have static credits per task like E@H which have relatively same sized tasks for the same credit for each task. Some other projects use a benchmark and give some credits based on run time and how powerful the processor is. That system is called CreditNew.

There is Gridcoin if you're interesting in joining that team that pays out a crypto coin for work completed.

Kevin Hinkle
Kevin Hinkle
Joined: 11 Mar 18
Posts: 2
Credit: 30,140
RAC: 38

Thanks for the info. Was just

Thanks for the info. Was just curious, mainly. I look forward to seeing how many credits my computer can accomplish this year. Even though I do not understand all of these programs, it is exciting to be a small part of all of these scientific projects. 

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