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Profile Stephan Koenig

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Message 41083 - Posted: 16 May 2007, 21:46:09 UTC

Hallo Community...

I have a very stupid Question: What are the earned credits good for?

Greetings from Switzerland

Steven
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Message 41087 - Posted: 17 May 2007, 2:05:50 UTC - in response to Message 41083.  

Hallo Community...

I have a very stupid Question: What are the earned credits good for?

Greetings from Switzerland

Steven


Hi Stephan, welcome to the wonderful and sometimes insane, world of Boinc.

I am new to Rosetta myself, but have crunched numbers for Seti for several months now.

The Credits have no real value, except as a way to show that your computer is making a difference. As you aquire credit, you can compare how you are doing compared to others.

Some folks also unite together into teams and combine their credits and share in the fellowship of being a part of a team.

They are basically a way for the project to express its appreciation for your efforts on its behalf.

As to how they calculate the credits, that is a Black Arts mystery that no man, woman or child understands;)
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Message 41096 - Posted: 17 May 2007, 15:05:38 UTC

Welcome to you both! Be sure to check out Dr. Baker's Journal and review or post questions about it to the journal discussion thread.

The Q&A has two relevant entries for the credit question.

What are credits?

What's RAC?


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Message 41530 - Posted: 27 May 2007, 17:26:08 UTC - in response to Message 41083.  

Hate to be the one to sound like a broken record here, but there's no such thing as a "stupid" question. In fact, sometimes it's those "stupid" questions that are the most intelligent. So ask questions right/left/center... @:^)

Just my two cents worth of wisdom for the day...

I have a very stupid Question: What are the earned credits good for?


There are 10 types of people in the world:
Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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