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Message 36230 - Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | 13:39:21 UTC

IMHO this should have been launched as a separate project, but as it's not I'd like to suggest having a separate league table on the dashboard for the CPU tasks. As it is, anyone just running CPU tasks is basically invisible in the project.
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Message 36483 - Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | 16:12:26 UTC - in response to Message 36230.
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Maybe I misunderstood the plan but I thought there was going to be a separate project?
As anticipated there are issues with supplying both CPU and GPU work to clients attached to other projects (which is just about everyone).
Will 'Scientific Publication Badges' be awarded against CPU contribution and will there be any mutual CPU and GPU work? If so there could be a lot more plastics out there ;p...
I also agree with having a separate credit system, but again, I think it would be best done via a separate project.
Obviously the main concern is the project management overhead, so if you think it's too much to do on a different project then so be it.
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Message 36484 - Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | 16:22:36 UTC - in response to Message 36483.


Will 'Scientific Publication Badges' be awarded against CPU contribution and will there be any mutual CPU and GPU work? If so there could be a lot more plastics out there ;p...


Yes, most likely we will award badges for that work.


I also agree with having a separate credit system, but again, I think it would be best done via a separate project.


I'm looking into the possibility of having a separate league table for CPU crunching.

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Message 36494 - Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | 17:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 36483.

I also agree with having a separate credit system, but again, I think it would be best done via a separate project.

We should name it CPUGrid :)
To be a little ahead of future events (when a proper OpenCL application will come out) a third project should be created called APUGrid.
Just kidding.
But seriously the main reason I've disabled CPU work from GPUGrid is that I want to crunch for other (CPU only) projects also, and the credit comes from CPU work is negligible compared to the credit comes from GPU work. To attract more CPU crunchers, the credit comes from CPU work should be much more distinct from the credit comes from GPU work. I agree with Stoneageman: the best would be a different project for it. However I'm not sure that your infrastructure can handle the increased network traffic and data processing on your servers caused by 100000 new hosts on a new project.

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Message 36722 - Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | 19:43:37 UTC - in response to Message 36494.

A side effect of putting CPU contributions in the paper badges (something I would consider natural) would be that CPU-only users will be numerous but rank low - therefore pushing up GPU users. Not sure it is a bad problem.

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Message 50472 - Posted: 11 Sep 2018 | 22:30:13 UTC - in response to Message 36494.

We should name it CPUGrid :)
...the main reason I've disabled CPU work from GPUGrid is that I want to crunch for other (CPU only) projects also, and the credit comes from CPU work is negligible compared to the credit comes from GPU work. To attract more CPU crunchers, the credit comes from CPU work should be much more distinct from the credit comes from GPU work. I agree with Stoneageman: the best would be a different project for it. However I'm not sure that your infrastructure can handle the increased network traffic and data processing on your servers caused by 100000 new hosts on a new project.
My Wish is to have CPUGrid be separate from GPUGrid. I'd like to run some of your CPU WUs but not on every single computer that I run GPU WUs on. It's all or nothing the way it's configured now. So I had to pick NO CPU WUs.

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Message 50510 - Posted: 14 Sep 2018 | 18:39:16 UTC

You could look to Primegrid how they handle their badge system, badges for each subproject but all in the same credit pool. Works very well there I think.
People can choose which subprojects they want, and make some milestones in each. But probably not easy to set up.

Aurum, can't you make different "venues" here, like "school", "work", "home" etc, for the settings? Run some with CPU only some with GPU only, and some with both for example.

(there is an error on that preferences page, but it will still save settings)

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Message 50516 - Posted: 15 Sep 2018 | 0:00:21 UTC

(Ryle), I guess I could but with 36 computers it would be a nightmare. I do as little as possible from the server side.

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