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John Hunt
 
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2007-02-05 17:58:52

Have a look at this thread -
http://abcathome.com/forum_thread.php?id=76

Aussie Assault 5 is under way and the Alliance Francophone are giving BOINC@AUSTRALIA a run for their money.....
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2007-02-05 21:15:10

well we may never catch you John.

Come on Boincstats lets do our bit. lets try to get top 10 in ABC.
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2007-02-05 22:21:17

Team-fighting is a good way for a project to get extra CPU time. Especially when a project with limited supply of work, it's good if a lot of people crunch for them to get that work done faster. CPDN would run while there are still initial parameters to tweak on the climate model, SETI will have work for as long as there is noise in space (maybe until we find ETI ), but SIMAP has WUs only while they have proteins to compare.

So, if whenever SIMAP has work, everybody goes to crunch for them, they will have their protein similarity database up-to-date again in very few days. I remember when HashClash said they had only two bit-differences to remove, lots of people went to crunch for them (I switched to crunching that project exclusively) and within a day the project had been completed.

Summary. If a project estimates they will only have 1 month of workunits left (Einstein gave such notice a while ago, now they started with a different set of data and new app), if teams go fight for first place, the estimates will end up being wrong and they will be done much faster Goal: make projects run out of work!
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2007-02-14 18:40:42



The Aussie Assault on ABC@Home is coming to an end and it has been a fantastic experience for all involved.

l'Alliance Francophone ran up nearly three million credits and us Aussies are just creeping up to the two million mark now.

At the end of the day, though, it's not just the credits - it's the enjoyment of competition, team spirit and understanding different nationalities/cultures.
The guys at AF now realise exactly what we try to achieve on these Aussie Assaults and have thanked us for showing them something extra that can be gained from BOINCing.

The head honcho on the project - Hendrik - deserves a special mention for keeping everything together while two teams of looneys went at it hammer and tongs!

Looking forward to Aussie Assault 6..........


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