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Message 35722 - Posted: 1 Jul 2018, 2:21:33 UTC - in response to Message 35712.  

Hopefullly Sherpa jobs are not being sent out under the multi-core plan and are being restricted to the single-core plan?

Yes, sometime they are successful. They running at the end of the possible runtime for Theory.
Magic wrote 4 Tasks with 2 CPU's are good in 8-Core PC.
This will be a good performance therefore (Sherpa).
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Message 35724 - Posted: 1 Jul 2018, 6:07:35 UTC - in response to Message 35713.  

what I found out was that the tasks from the new version yield considerably less credit points compared to before. Regardless whether in 1-core or multicore mode.
Laurence, is this intentionally, or rather by mistake?
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Message 35732 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 6:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 35713.  
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what I found out was that the tasks from the new version yield considerably less credit points compared to before. Regardless whether in 1-core or multicore mode.
interestingly enough, two of my rigs (old ones, with really old CPUs) which run on Windows 32-bit systems, using
Therory Simulation v263.50 (vbox32)
yield markedly better credit results than the high-end machines running on 64-bit, using
Theory Simulation v263.60 (vbox64_mt_mcore)
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Message 35734 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 7:25:10 UTC
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This discussion about cobblestones can you read in older message-threads!
This thread is for new Theory-program!
Sorry, Erich.
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Message 35735 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 8:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 35734.  

This thread is for new Theory-program!
And exactly that's the point: why does the new Theory-program yield so much less credit points?
I am just curious what's the reason behind it - not more and not less.
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Message 35736 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 8:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 35724.  

BOINC credit is a mystery even for us. The adapted credit algorithm just does not work in our view. This is an issue for may BOINC projects and is one of the reasons why they are forced to maintain their own forks of the code. For more details on this topic, you can read the issue in the github repository.
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Message 35737 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 9:03:42 UTC - in response to Message 35736.  

The variability (or randomness) of BOINC credits is a continual subject for discussion at Rosetta.
http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=12133&postid=89199#89199
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Message 35742 - Posted: 2 Jul 2018, 11:50:08 UTC - in response to Message 35736.  

BOINC credit is a mystery even for us. The adapted credit algorithm just does not work in our view. This is an issue for may BOINC projects and is one of the reasons why they are forced to maintain their own forks of the code. For more details on this topic, you can read the issue in the github repository.
thanks, Laurence, for your answer. The github repository articles/postings/comments are very interesting.
So the BOINC credit system indeed seems to be some kind of mystery (to say the least) :-)
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