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Theory Application :
strange discrepency in credit points for Theory
Posted 18 May 2019 by Vortac
Credit has always been an issue. I don't know why the Theory app was so wrong but we have switched to [url=https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CreditOptions runtime credit.[/url]. I believe that this is the best approach. Wall time on the host is the most important component and peak flops is a good enough value for normalization. The efficiency of the application on that host or between applications is an opportunity cost and should not be related to credit.
Browsing the top cop computers, one can easily see that people there are still getting even 18k credits for single-threaded Theory tasks. Others are getting mere 500. Obviously, credits urgently need further tweaking because this is a ridiculous imbalance: