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Message 97874 - Posted: 2 Jul 2020, 8:36:27 UTC
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It was a bit of a surprise to me to find the absolute record day and another, long passed, day in the list of top 10 days for the project. I expected to find the entire top ten from this year due to the Covid issue.

2017-01-12 353,527,503
2020-03-31 264,765,612
2020-04-23 229,334,617
2020-05-09 214,895,364
2020-04-26 199,592,394
2020-04-13 199,192,473
2020-04-14 197,691,132
2020-05-06 196,008,444
2016-09-13 195,169,670
2020-04-22 192,162,017

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Message 97899 - Posted: 4 Jul 2020, 1:16:33 UTC - in response to Message 97874.  

credit isn't always perfect - and certainly isn't a perfect metric to track the work of the project.
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Message 97909 - Posted: 4 Jul 2020, 22:04:43 UTC - in response to Message 97899.  

credit isn't always perfect - and certainly isn't a perfect metric to track the work of the project.

Exactly challenges always throw wrenches into the numbers and then you throw in people find and then leave the different Projects and the numbers can wildly fluctuate.
For instance I have found 5 new, for me, Projects renctly and posted all of them on my Teams FB page and that has encouraged people to try them out.
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Message 97914 - Posted: 5 Jul 2020, 3:10:16 UTC - in response to Message 97874.  

It was a bit of a surprise to me to find the absolute record day and another, long passed, day in the list of top 10 days for the project. I expected to find the entire top ten from this year due to the Covid issue.

2017-01-12 353,527,503
2020-03-31 264,765,612
2020-04-23 229,334,617
2020-05-09 214,895,364
2020-04-26 199,592,394
2020-04-13 199,192,473
2020-04-14 197,691,132
2020-05-06 196,008,444
2016-09-13 195,169,670
2020-04-22 192,162,017

boincstats.com.

At various times (infrequently as you can see) there was a problem getting stats to boincstats and I think both those days were a catchup of 10 or 20 days worth of work at a time, so it just looks big.
Around that time, credits were nearer 20-30m/day I think.
In my own top-10 stats, I deleted those entries
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Message 99119 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020, 11:24:09 UTC
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That would make sense.

It is interesting that the lower numbers are later. I guess the initial surge of interest in Corona faded somewhat. I guess some crunchers thought they'd done their bit.
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Message 99131 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020, 23:01:43 UTC - in response to Message 99119.  

That would make sense.

It is interesting that the lower numbers are later. I guess the initial surge of interest in Corona faded somewhat. I guess some crunchers thought they'd done their bit.


Part of that is lack of feedback from the different Projects ie some PR stuff to say we are 10% thru the current run of tasks that are looking for X would help keep people interested. I realize we aren't looking for 'a cure' but something would have been helpful I think.
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Message 99132 - Posted: 25 Sep 2020, 23:34:53 UTC
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IIRC, the TeraFLOPS on the homepage reached something like 2300 at some point.
Some may indeed have felt there was no urgency any more or they considered they had done their part.
Others probably saw time go by without any updates at all and decided to quit.
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Message 99162 - Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 6:32:56 UTC - in response to Message 99119.  

That would make sense.

It is interesting that the lower numbers are later. I guess the initial surge of interest in Corona faded somewhat. I guess some crunchers thought they'd done their bit.

The lowering of credit numbers might not be due solely to there being less "crunchers" or less hosts working on R@H. With my 2 moderately powered hosts running with 4 cores (one physical and one Hyper-threaded) and 8 G RAM each I can process about 18 WUs per day, though the amount of credit varies widely depending on the type of task being crunched. Viewing the statistics chart in BOINC manager shows this.

However, are you looking at number of credits, number of hosts in service, or a combination?
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Message 99179 - Posted: 29 Sep 2020, 6:39:24 UTC

I think many people use BOINC as a source of heating and as there are more crunchers in the northern hemisphere, the numbers are likely to increase during the north's winter too.
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Message 99181 - Posted: 29 Sep 2020, 7:26:13 UTC

My observation is based on the small table of figures I retrieved from BOINC Stats. The two older entries have, admitedly unsubstatiated but not unreasonable, explanations in the thread here. The size of the remaining variations is quite significant.
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