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Message 70451 - Posted: 26 Jan 2021, 23:42:24 UTC
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Hello all, like the title said ... no clue what I am doing. I like science and I like Linux so why not put an unused server to work, but what exactly am i 'crunching'? Do we see an eventual result? I have no idea. I have gained 135 credits so far with MW but what are the credits used for?

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Message 70452 - Posted: 27 Jan 2021, 0:32:08 UTC - in response to Message 70451.  

Hello all, like the title said ... no clue what I am doing. I like science and I like Linux so why not put an unused server to work, but what exactly am i 'crunching'? Do we see an eventual result? I have no idea. I have gained 135 credits so far with MW but what are the credits used for?

Thanks


WELCOME!!!

Credits are simply a measuring stick comparing your contribution to others, within credits is RAC which is like a speedometer that tells you how fast you are crunching every day, RAC means Recent Average Credit. It's a complicated math formula that says todays credits are worth more than those you crunched 30 days ago so it will go up as you give the project more resources and go down as you reduce the resources available.

The 'eventual result' is a map of the MilkyWay Galaxy in increasing definition, they do periodically release maps but they are not 'done' as more data comes in all the time.
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Message 71238 - Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 9:25:50 UTC

Hi! im new in the project and I love it, hope I can collaborate a lot.

One question, can we see some advance of the project? some video or in real time?

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Pablo.
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Message 71239 - Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 10:00:15 UTC - in response to Message 71238.  

Hi! im new in the project and I love it, hope I can collaborate a lot.

One question, can we see some advance of the project? some video or in real time?

Best regards,
Pablo.


Look in the News section
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Message 74816 - Posted: 16 Dec 2022, 21:54:35 UTC

my boinc playlist gpu calculations all videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYVW9oA9yWk&list=PL_r97NUMjf7x4TgZT3bwQYL8KV_Vbo2J8
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Message 77124 - Posted: 7 May 2024, 4:49:59 UTC

Hey Everyone !!

yup like the rest of the noob posts.. no clue what I am doing - joined yesterday - was either that or learn to knit cat sweaters? - no I don't even own a cat !!

Just let this run in the background and help them prove by putting my PC to work that the Milky Way is more or less like a single sock in a washing machine being tossed around ??

But will I ever be able to help answer the eternal question - where did that other sock go ??

That's pretty much it right ??

or should I be doing something else like looking for photos of E.T looking confused at Carl Sagan's record ?? wondering why we only sent them one earring when they have 5 ears ??

Anyways .. yeah good talk ??

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”
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Message 77125 - Posted: 7 May 2024, 11:27:34 UTC - in response to Message 77124.  

Hey Everyone !!

yup like the rest of the noob posts.. no clue what I am doing - joined yesterday - was either that or learn to knit cat sweaters? - no I don't even own a cat !!

Just let this run in the background and help them prove by putting my PC to work that the Milky Way is more or less like a single sock in a washing machine being tossed around ??

But will I ever be able to help answer the eternal question - where did that other sock go ??

That's pretty much it right ??

or should I be doing something else like looking for photos of E.T looking confused at Carl Sagan's record ?? wondering why we only sent them one earring when they have 5 ears ??

Anyways .. yeah good talk ??

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”


WELCOME!!
Your pc is crunching and doing very well too, if you go into your account you can view your tasks and see this pop up, along with all your tasks that haven't been moved offline yet because they are completed: State: All (265) · In progress (137) · Validation pending (0) · Validation inconclusive (43) · Valid (84) · Invalid (1) · Error (0)

Validation Inconclusive just means you are waiting for a 'wingman', ie a 2nd pc, to confirm your result is accurate. Sometimes a task has 'issues' and it will go thru several pc's before the Project has to crunch it to see what the problem is but most times there are problems it is because of people trying to tweak their pc to get the max power out of it and that can cause problems with Boinc tasks because they require a high degree of accuracy.
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Message 77126 - Posted: 7 May 2024, 23:16:40 UTC - in response to Message 77125.  

Excellent !! thanks so much !! - yes no computer tweaking from my end - just letting it chug along
thanks again for explaining that :) much appreciated ..

Happy crunching :)
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Message 77127 - Posted: 8 May 2024, 1:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 77126.  

Excellent !! thanks so much !! - yes no computer tweaking from my end - just letting it chug along
thanks again for explaining that :) much appreciated ..

Happy crunching :)


No problem!! If you have any more questions you might want to use the Number Crunching or Cafe forums depending on where you think they fit better as those forums get alot more eyeballs than this one does.

Keep on crunching!!
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Message 77128 - Posted: 8 May 2024, 1:39:02 UTC - in response to Message 77127.  

Awesome !! yeah I shall check them out. thanks again for all the fish --

I mean tips :)
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Message 77129 - Posted: 8 May 2024, 11:51:37 UTC - in response to Message 77128.  

Awesome !! yeah I shall check them out. thanks again for all the fish --

I mean tips :)


You are very welcome!!
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