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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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