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michaelmastro
 
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2016-10-05 21:48:19

Hello

I have been running BOINC 24/7 for years. My daily average was around 14,000, and I was reporting every 0.1 days. I was out of town and didn't want to stay on wi-fi, so I uploaded manually a couple of times a day. My average started to climb drastically. I change the preference to report only once a day, and my average is climbing to over 25,000. My question is this - if I was only receiving 14,000 credit by reporting every 0.1 days, and now I am receiving double that by reporting once a day, where did all those other credits go? Why would my average increase so drastically simply by reducing the number of times I report? I don't understand.

Thanks in advance.
Dr Who Fan
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2016-10-06 06:41:14

It appears that you recently stated receiving, running and successfully returning POEM++ OpenCL version tasks (GPU) on computer 144702.

Computer 144702 configuration (Info from the POEM site)
Operation System: Darwin 15.6.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3615QM CPU @ 2.30GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9] (8 processors)
GPU1: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (512M OpenCL: 1.2
GPU2: INTEL HD Graphics 4000 (1536M OpenCL: 1.2


These tasks currently receive 5,500 credits.


michaelmastro
 
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2016-10-06 12:23:04

So you're saying that it is Poem that caused the sudden upsurge in credits?
Dr Who Fan
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2016-10-06 19:40:47

Yes! According to your Account Page:

You are ONLY returning tasks for POEM@HOME.

POEM@HOME Total Credit: 11,397,886.70
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Credits In Last Day: 11,970
Credits In Last Week: 167,330
Credits In Last Month: 519,020
michaelmastro
 
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2016-10-06 20:34:07

I completely understand that the issue is with Poem. I was asking if changing my reporting from 0.1 times/day to 1.0 times/day caused the drastic surge in credits per day. It just makes me curious why my credits would, all of a sudden, almost double. I appreciate your input!
Dr Who Fan
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2016-10-07 06:32:38

Changing the "reporting from 0.1 times/day to 1.0 times/day" will have NO effect on RAC (Recent Average Credit) or Total Credit granted per day.

Running tasks on the GPU's with or without running CPU based tasks at the same time WILL INCREASE the above mentioned items (on any project) since they award higher credit for their processing time (Credit per Second). GPU's can do MUCH more computations per second that a conventional CPU ever will.
michaelmastro
 
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2016-10-07 13:15:12

Interesting. The GPU computations on my computer take almost a day. The CPU's take 1/2 hour.
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