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Message 39915 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 18:36:56 UTC

I pretty much started crunching this year a few days after New Years. I may have downloaded BOINC before that time, but really only began to do anything then. With that said, on the 4th of January, I had over 70 million in credit and it looks like, from the statistics page in my client itself, that all of that credit was received between January 1 and January 4.

My questions on this are these:
Is there a bug that could have caused a dramatic increase in credit during this time?
Is there a possibility that when I originally downloaded BOINC and joined GPUGrid, I could have started crunching a few units that ran over and over and over again and then made contact to the servers and got credit for every run?
Is there a policy that GPUGrid simply gives "starting credit" when someone joins the project, sort of as a "signing bonus"?

Either way, I think most of my credit for this project so far is bloated and flawed. Thanks for the input. I know someone will have an answer in this wonderful group of crunchers here.
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Message 39920 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 20:00:38 UTC - in response to Message 39915.

Is there a policy that GPUGrid simply gives "starting credit" when someone joins the project, sort of as a "signing bonus"?


you must kidding or .. postal 2-)

or or it came so soon...

you beat me at trolling so soon..

I will laugh my head off on the floor of this.-))
Hold your trolling continue.

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Message 39921 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 20:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 39920.

No, I am not trolling. Please check my computers for verification. The computer named BeastMode has 88,699,755. The first credit it has is January 3rd. None of the units returned have had more than 500,000 in credit and that was 2 of the VERYLONG units recently. With only 103 valid returns between January 3rd and now and an average of 150,000 or less in credit per unit, I would figure about 15 to 19 million in total credit that I should have. I have 89.5 in total credit assigned to me and just under 88.7 for that machine.

http://www.gpugrid.net/hosts_user.php?sort=rpc_time&rev=0&show_all=1&userid=109388

So you can stop laughing. I am not kidding, trolling, or postal. ;-)

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Message 39922 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 20:40:11 UTC

http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3909&nowrap=true#39738

oh ok, you got me.
I understand.
A few days ago I wrote to here up..
nothing happens. Everything is according to my predictions.-) love it
I think they are soooo excited about the amd applications. that nothing will work until such time as they do not get sticky together.something functioning-)))

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Message 39923 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 21:14:56 UTC - in response to Message 39921.
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http://technicaldifference.net/mikeiv/GPUGridStats.png

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Message 39925 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 22:39:52 UTC - in response to Message 39923.

http://technicaldifference.net/mikeiv/GPUGridStats.png

This could happen if you merge your retired hosts to your new hosts, and the new ones receive the old hosts' credits.
However they should have the same CPU at least, and there are some other prerequisites for successful merging.

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Message 39926 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 22:56:39 UTC

According to this chart, you started accumulating points last august.







Source: http://boincstats.com/en/stats/45/user/detail/109388/charts

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Message 39927 - Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | 23:00:09 UTC - in response to Message 39925.
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Hmmm, that is a real possibility. It may have been crunching something without being monitored since July when I built it and joined GPUGrid and then when I made a change I did see that it showed as 2 different PCs, so I merged them. I don't remember the old unit having any credit, especially this much, but I also haven't had the best continual memory because of some of my medications. I am happy with this explanation to answer my curiosity. Thank you again.
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Message 39969 - Posted: 1 Feb 2015 | 14:26:19 UTC

I was looking at your computer that has all that credit. Something is wrong with it. If you look at this:

http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?hostid=189656

You find that almost all wu have error while computing.

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Message 39988 - Posted: 1 Feb 2015 | 22:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 39969.
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I was looking at your computer that has all that credit. Something is wrong with it. If you look at this:

http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?hostid=189656

You find that almost all wu have error while computing.

It's not the computer's fault. It's the fault of the immature AMD app.

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Message 40009 - Posted: 2 Feb 2015 | 21:48:19 UTC - in response to Message 39988.

Yes, Most are "Error while downloading." Some are "Error while computing." Earlier in January i was modifying slots to try to get more output per WU and it caused errors in the WUs. That was just user stupidity through experimentation. The project was not using all of my GPUs and I was trying to force it to. The recent few (3 to be exact) were from the driver update that I ran while WUs were in progress.

I think this was sufficiently answered with the "computer merging" answer. I must have been running the project in "don't look, don't notice" mode and then merged old units into new ones after the computer was suddenly seen as a new one after an upgrade.
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