The Significence [of credits]

Kyle
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Hello all. I'm a bit new to Einstein@home and I was wondering what the significance of the credits were. Are they simply a personal merit system or what?

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The Significence [of credits]

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Hello all. I'm a bit new to Einstein@home and I was wondering what the significance of the credits were. Are they simply a personal merit system or what?

Welcome to Einstein@Home!

Yes, the credits are just a measure for the amount of work done for the project, and have no "real world" value associated to it. By measuring how much credits a PC can produce in a given time, it can also be used as kind of a benchmark for computer performance for a particular project.

The original idea was that a 1 GigaFlops computer will generate 100 credits in 24 hours, see this article from the BOINC Wiki.

Happy crunching
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RE: The original idea was

Message 75172 in response to message 75171

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The original idea was that a 1 GigaFlops computer will generate 100 credits in 24 hours, see this article from the BOINC Wiki.


A little tip regarding links to the BOINC Wiki in these boards: you don’t need to provide a URL if you know the article title. Just enclose it in double square brackets: [[Credit]]. So if you can remember—or memorandize—the exact title, you can save a bit of wear & tear on the typing fingers.

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Thanks, that is very useful

Thanks, that is very useful indeed!!

Bikeman

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