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fadedrose
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Topic 197158

Still don't understand the DCF or how to change it to one (one what?) ...mine is 1.8 something or other.

Under Boinc GUI, the links (this site) don't work.

Dual Core - one of the "on's" should be "one"?

I thought "feeder" was the easiest for me to figure out, but your definition is way over my head :).

Happy Day! I found out what "host" means. It's my computer.

Will finish the lists as I get time...

Hope nobody finds out that Boinc Daemon is the same as Boinc Demon, according to my dictionary :)...

Am enjoying your "glossary" very much....

fadedrose
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Jord, your FAQ Service is Awesome

I forgot to give the link for this resource. Jord's FAQ is here:

http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/index.php?language=1&viewCat=30

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RE: Still don't understand

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Still don't understand the DCF or how to change it to one (one what?) ...mine is 1.8 something or other.


You shouldn't need to change it to 1, as this value is used by BOINC to determine if tasks from this project have their run time estimates right or not.

When you change it to 1, the estimated time to conclusion will be showing as the value that the project gave the task, this is not necessarily the value of time your computer takes to finish them. So BOINC learns over the course of a couple of tasks how much difference there is and saves this as the duration correction factor. A value of 1.8 is rather good.

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Under Boinc GUI, the links (this site) don't work.

Dual Core - one of the "on's" should be "one"?


I'm in the process of slowly moving everything from the present site to a Wiki, and rewriting most of the articles. So any typos you find are best squashed. Thanks.

The links are to the old BOINC web site, but they're doing everything from a Wiki these days. I'll change that when I'll get to it to moving it to the BF Wiki.

fadedrose
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Just read a post by David

Just read a post by David Rapalyea where he talks about getting stoned, oops, I mean getting stones, 10,000 a day.

What is a stone? Not in your FAQ. I get about 800 credits done a day. It this the equivalent of 800 stones? At 10,000 a day, he could run the Einstein program all by himself :)

How does it differ from a wu? I'm just guessing about what a wu is - a work unit, maybe?

What comprises a work unit?

If these aren't "scientific" terms, I think you might help dummies like me by providing a bit of slang here and there.

Thank you....

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RE: What is a stone?

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What is a stone?


The only stones I know of are the things that hurt your toes when you kick them, and the weight measurement in the United Kingdom.

Are you sure you don't mean Cobblestone?
From the official BOINC Wiki, Computation Credit: BOINC's unit of credit, the Cobblestone (named after Jeff Cobb of SETI@home), is 1/200 day of CPU time on a reference computer that does 1,000 MFLOPS based on the Whetstone benchmark .

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Not in your FAQ.


No, but then my FAQ contains a lot of other stuff. It's also not up-to-date. It is also very difficult to keep up-to-date when all of the helpers have left, so I'm the only one left to work on it, and I either have no time, or quickly losing interest.

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How does it differ from a wu?


A work unit, a task and a result are used synonymously.
However, a task is the piece of data your BOINC gets.
A result is the data that your BOINC uploads after the science application ran it to completion.
A work unit is comprised of the two initial tasks sent to your BOINC and the BOINC of your wingman.

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