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Message 20 of 108 (337200)
08-01-2006 11:37 AM
Reply to: Message 18 by RAZD
07-27-2006 7:35 AM

BOINC is better
My impression was that BOINC was insisting on a login with password for user on the machine -- I don't use a password so it got confused
I think that part is just if you want to run it in server mode. It seems to run fine for me but you have to stay logged in to the machine, which I do anyway.
If you aren't using BOINC you really should. I received a new machine at work at the beginning of the Summer and it is dual core. I was running the UD client and was returning about 3 results a day. I installed BOINC yesterday and it started using both cores at the same time and has returned 9 results in 24 hours. Even counting only one core that is still 4.5 results per processor instead of 3 for both together. I'm also getting more points per result since installing BOINC.
The only "drawback" is that you only have a week to return the result. The reason for that is that every result has to be calculated by three different machines. You don't get credit for your results until two other people have returned the same result. If at the end of the week three results aren't returned the job is sent out again to a different machine. Eventually you will get credit but it can take a while. This is a problem for my installation on my laptop because I don't get enough time on it every week to even return a result and I hold up other people.

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Message 51 of 108 (376915)
01-14-2007 11:53 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by RAZD
01-14-2007 9:16 AM

Re: task download problem
I didn't have that exact problem but I did have to abort a task because it got hung up on something. It was inconvenient because it tried to finish the task for a couple of days before I noticed that it was hung up.
I'm glad you mentioned your error because I just got back from messing with the wife's computer. I decided to see if it was working properly and it turns out that since some time before Christmas BOINC has been trying to send back the last project but for some reason was getting an SSL error. I had to download the latest client (5.4.11) to fix the problem.

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