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Message 44815 - Posted: 9 Aug 2007, 4:19:36 UTC

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000
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Message 44822 - Posted: 9 Aug 2007, 7:02:43 UTC

Some guys have a lot of computers .....
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Message 44825 - Posted: 9 Aug 2007, 8:46:03 UTC

and invest a lot of money in the project ;)
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Message 44843 - Posted: 9 Aug 2007, 17:42:11 UTC

Some users are universities with 100s of computers that are on 24/7 :)
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Message 44850 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 2:46:02 UTC

And then there's the heavy hitters that are IT pros who have countless computers at work running boinc with their name on the account. Geez. Sorta makes me sick. But then again, we need the great people like that who bring serious firepower to boinc. Boinc output in teraflops would be far less without the heavy hitters!

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Message 44856 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 11:12:08 UTC
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Why is it that my credit granted always is a lot less than claimed?


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Message 44865 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 16:58:56 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  

William Ostie said:
I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


If I ever joined a team it would be called - The only one or two computers and we always turn them of at night TEAM.



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Message 44868 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 17:22:47 UTC - in response to Message 44856.  

Why is it that my credit granted always is a lot less than claimed?



You just joined 7/22/07. It takes at least a month to get equal credits.

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Message 44873 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 18:10:14 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  
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I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


you can always buy credits off ebay and cheat (not a very respectable way to get the credits)
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Message 44874 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 19:31:49 UTC - in response to Message 44868.  

Why is it that my credit granted always is a lot less than claimed?



You just joined 7/22/07. It takes at least a month to get equal credits.

Jon


That statement is incorrect. The question was asked about credits... not about RAC. Your response more applied to RAC which is an average of the credit over time. A new participant basically has a number zeros back from before the joined thrown in to their recent average credit.

I believe ramprat was reviewing their results list and noted that granted credit is consistently less then claimed credit.
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Message 44875 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 19:39:19 UTC - in response to Message 44874.  
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[quote]Why is it that my credit granted always is a lot less than claimed?


Jon


That statement is incorrect. The question was asked about credits... not about RAC. Your response more applied to RAC which is an average of the credit over time. A new participant basically has a number zeros back from before the joined thrown in to their recent average credit.

I believe ramprat was reviewing their results list and noted that granted. credit is consistently less then claimed credit.


That is correct, in the result section it will read for example 44.96 and granted 40.96 and sometimes in the 30s'
Also I am trying to get the banner with my results, and I am unable to figure out how.
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Message 44876 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 19:44:12 UTC

You can read about the signiture line here
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Message 44879 - Posted: 10 Aug 2007, 22:31:54 UTC - in response to Message 44865.  

William Ostie said:
I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


If I ever joined a team it would be called - The only one or two computers and we always turn them OFF at night TEAM.

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Message 44882 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 6:36:09 UTC

Run a Athlon dual 3800+ an honest 24/7 for nearly two years and you will be close to 400,000 if that helps. Mine has never been turned off.
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Message 44883 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 7:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000

Just turn this "fun" into a "bad habit". You'll understand fast enough....
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Message 44884 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 10:23:30 UTC - in response to Message 44882.  

Run a Athlon dual 3800+ an honest 24/7 for nearly two years and you will be close to 400,000 if that helps. Mine has never been turned off.



Why do computers have OFF buttons. I have been wondering that since I started with classic seti in 2001.
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Message 44885 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 12:15:02 UTC - in response to Message 44884.  

Why do computers have OFF buttons. <-- that is a the best question of all time
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Message 44887 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 14:53:47 UTC - in response to Message 44815.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


You start by spending a LOT of retirement funds to always have the newest, fastest, and hopefully more than 1 computer. (I have 4 at the moment, see sig for 2)

e6600 quad @ 2.5ghz
2418 floating point
5227 integer

e6750 dual @ 3.71ghz
3598 floating point
7918 integer


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Message 44888 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 15:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 44887.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


You start by spending a LOT of retirement funds to always have the newest, fastest, and hopefully more than 1 computer. (I have 4 at the moment, see sig for 2)


And start early: SETI@home member since 8 Jun 1999
(had downtime for a couple of yrs.)

e6600 quad @ 2.5ghz
2418 floating point
5227 integer

e6750 dual @ 3.71ghz
3598 floating point
7918 integer


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Message 44896 - Posted: 11 Aug 2007, 16:57:33 UTC - in response to Message 44888.  

I don't understand how some people reach credits in the millions, when it took me 5 months to reach 18,000


You start by spending a LOT of retirement funds to always have the newest, fastest, and hopefully more than 1 computer. (I have 4 at the moment, see sig for 2)


And start early: SETI@home member since 8 Jun 1999
(had downtime for a couple of yrs.)


don't forget to set aside some of the retirement funds for the electric company or your private alternative energy source.
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