From OP:BGB requirements?
Credit based requirement is fine if the aim is credits. Many people want lanyards and such sub $5 items that have little/no resale value, so the threshold for those items ought to be lowered especially if the user is not packing > 3 TFlop GPUs (esp. Nvidia GPUs) ...How we pick Potm?
I apologize for mini-ranting on SIMAP. I found out later that SIMAP has units well into the month (http://boincsimap.org/boincsimap/batchmonitor.php
Many projects run out of WUs early , so there needs to be a good way to check whether they will have enough WUs for it to be a month-long project (of focus). I suppose having one main project that has enough WUs and then some other projects where team rank needs to be improved is a good idea.
There's a high skew toward projects with low meaning such as Collatz , Distrgen, and PrimeGrid even for the boincstats: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/chart_list.php
If BGB is a credit goal, PoTM should be a meaningful project (IMO).Video tutorials?
It's a lot of work that I don't expect anyone to do seeing how BOINC themselves never made any, but it would probably be good publicity for OCN.
Unlike Folding there's more complexity involved due to the sheer amount of projects.
*Switch to advanced mode - The first time I started up BOINC I switched to Advanced mode and never went back to Basic mode because it doesn't show the running WUs all a once , that's not something that needs a video just a screenshot step by step should be enough.
*Finding your CPU benchmark - from BOINC manager event log / your online account preferences
*Privacy settings - setting your PC as semi-anonymous (you can match the credit total to the user and such...) from each project so that your WUs cannot be traced through public BOINC logs but have stats still show on BOINCstatsHow to threads reinvented?
The HowTo Threads are fine , some may need updating & expanding however. I noticed the Folding section has guide/tutorial split off into a separate subforum. I'm not sure whether that is ideal since we haven't hit the same volume of guides yet (there's 57 threads over on folding guides).
Unlike Folding there's more work for guides due to the sheer amount of projects and platforms (Android
- Einstein/Asteroids/WCG/etc., Linux, Mac) but the basics are good enough for now.
There ought to be at least one thread for every GPU-enabled project since those tend to be much more finicky with settings. I noticed GPUGrid isn't on the list of projects at the top of the http://www.overclock.net/f/365/overclock-net-boinc-team
*Mini-articles like this one from Nvidia would be fine: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/08/02/science/
*An updated version of this: http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=2123
*Using "Location" preference for multiple PCs on one user account
Unaddressed topicsMultiproject team listing
Is this wrong or something?Team expansion: Easy joining the team
Starting to BOINC is easy but joining a team is a bit more complex.Team expansion: Folding vs BOINC
I don't think we want to get people away from folding just to BOINC (other than BGB perhaps)
OCN has a strong presence on F@H. If we try to get more people externally from videos and pentathlon publicity it would be a healthier way to grow the team.
***Folding hasn't been implemented for Android yet , there's only a F@H stat app.Team expansion: convincing cryptomining people to donate their CPU cycles since nobody mines with their CPU anymore
Straightforward.GPU credit/watt and available projects: AMD/Nvidia inequalities in GPU projects
GPUgrid is a huge project that is Nvidia only. As far as I know POEM is OpenCL but strongly AMD biased , as is Milkyway (may not be true if you own a TITAN that has double precision that exceeds Radeons'). There ought to be a note in whatever HowTo guides that group similar projects together. I wouldn't mind doing this but I don't have the necessary data (BOINC host list only contains CPU benchmarks)GFlops lies and OS inequalities
i.e. Fermi has better compute than Kepler in some applications such as SETI (don't know if that changed) ; Linux yields better integer score with the same exact system
Which projects are dependent on memory clock and which are dependent on core clock and can have memory underclocked.User PC security
Donate@Home and other such suspicious projects shouldn't be mentioned. Privacy options (to not show your PC , just your user stats) should be in the guides for setting up projects.
Running BOINC on VMs (Virtual Machines on VMware/Xen/VirtualBox) and such may be another topic. Even better would be having a downloadable Linux Virtual machine that is preset with non-essentials stripped off except BOINC (to reduce system overhead).Proper cooling & system stability
Why Prime/furmark stable is no good unless you plan on running PrimeGrid or number specific applications like Collatz
Testing 24/7 BOINC for a BGB duration is good stability test
I'll add more here when I think of it. Edited by AlphaC - 11/11/13 at 3:52pm