Originally Posted by AlphaC
1. get listed under http://boinc.berkeley.edu/links.php#sites
to get more recruits
--- Anandtech & Team OCUK are on there, why not OCN?
2. Have a thread for heat/power considerations for BOINC machines ala http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Heat_and_energy_considerations
--- people making crypto mining rigs have extensive calculation on profitability, but for BOINC rigs it's all about efficiency because we don't get paid
--- in winter it's a good way to spot heat the house
Every rig is different and the BT crowd calcs though good, don't include CPU use or CPU overclocking. Matter of fact, they use (for instance) a cheaper Sempron to drive two or three GPU's..
Power use is VERY VERY sensitive to temperature and amount of over/under clocking done. About the only thing one can do is use a Power Meter
on their system like DR and I do.
Honestly, some folks like to let the GPU's run up to 80C or so to keep fan noise down, others (like me for instance) like things as cool as possible so use a steep fan profile and don't care about noise.
It all depends... It isn't so straight forward... different tasks use different power levels! Milkyway is significantly harder on a GPU than DistrRTgen is for instance.
There are so many variables that one would need a detailed spreadsheet to tract things just for ONE project!
So, though a good idea, not sure how we could proceed... unless we get all members to buy a Kilowatt EZ or somrthing... and then they could figure it out for themselves!