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Message 66513 - Posted: 7 Jun 2010, 20:38:20 UTC

Yeah, I don't know what the whole problem is... I crunch Collatz with my video cards and get about 5,000 RAC so far. While I get ~2000 RAC in rosetta@home, but I find my contribution to rosetta way more beneficial, even though I don't get the same amounts of credit. BTW, it comes in handy to compare your stats with people crunching IN THE SAME PROJECT. I'll keep crunching collats with my GPUs until Rosetta finds a way to develop a GPU application.
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Message 66529 - Posted: 9 Jun 2010, 15:23:43 UTC
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I have been following this thread and a part of me really wants to be angry at the people that whine about credit.

Anyone who has had any biology can tell you that proteins are what allows life to exist. The other thing they can tell you is that in biology structure equals function.

Having knowledge of protein structure and how they function will benefit every living organism on this planet!

I think Chris:

"I just look at credits as being a benchmark as to how well I am doing within a project and as a measure of what I am accomplishing for the project. And with the credit structure they have setup here it can also serve as a flag when something is not working right (see the long running work unit discussion)"

and JackOnTheRox:

"I keep track of my accumulation and RAC, and compare it to the others around me to keep it interesting, but I crunch here because I hope the research makes a difference."

gave the best reasons for credit.

But if raising the credit could bring in a few more credit whores that would equal more models produced right?

"Another 'theory' is that if you keep the credits low the 'credit whores' won't come and make the server work extra hard. Just the people that 'believe' in the idea of your project will come and since they are always going to be here the server load stays fairly steady. More credits means more people meaning more work for the project and that can mean more monetary expenditures. Credits ARE low here, but they may plan it that way."

But then mikey’s comment brings up a very good point:

So is there any way some kind cost benefit analysis can be performed?
How much throughput could be gained by raising the awarded credit and what would it cost in server time?
And can the project accept monetary contributions? I know a lot of other projects ask.
You never know, you might have some crunchers around here that wouldn’t mind giving a few bucks to help with buying a little more sever power.

Anyway, just my thoughts, I imagine the last question is the only one that can be easily answered.
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Message 66534 - Posted: 10 Jun 2010, 2:45:00 UTC - in response to Message 66529.  


Bikermatt said:

You never know, you might have some crunchers around here that wouldn’t mind giving a few bucks to help with buying a little more sever power.


Hell, I'd rather give it to the Rosetta project than the IRS ...
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Message 66536 - Posted: 10 Jun 2010, 11:02:42 UTC - in response to Message 66534.  


Bikermatt said:

You never know, you might have some crunchers around here that wouldn’t mind giving a few bucks to help with buying a little more sever power.


Hell, I'd rather give it to the Rosetta project than the IRS ...


Unfortunately I have not found a project that takes tax deductible donations yet! If they did they might find more money than they knew what to do with, and what a predicament that would be!

Bikermatt I too crunch for a project that gives lower credit than some others, Malaria, and I too do it for the Science! Choosing where to put our resources becomes harder and harder as more projects come online, but increases the fun level! It also means we need more pc's so we can adequately contribute to each project!!
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Message 66540 - Posted: 10 Jun 2010, 15:11:40 UTC

...can the project accept monetary contributions?


You can click the [home] link at the top of any message board webpage and then click the "Donate" link at the bottom of the "Join Rosetta@home" links. The link describes the foundation that has been established and deductability of your donation.
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Message 66550 - Posted: 11 Jun 2010, 11:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 66540.  

...can the project accept monetary contributions?


You can click the [home] link at the top of any message board webpage and then click the "Donate" link at the bottom of the "Join Rosetta@home" links. The link describes the foundation that has been established and deductability of your donation.


I did not know that, THANKS!!
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