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1) Message boards : Number crunching : New PrimeGrid Policy - Monetization of BOINC credit (Message 121958)
Posted 440 days ago by Alez
To be fair, after the cheating on Collatz, I'm surprised it has taken this long for a project to decide that the risk is not worth the gain. I wonder if Collatz will now follow and other projects that don't want to have to go through what Jon went through putting his project back together.
2) Message boards : General discussion : Team recruitment thread (Message 107766)
Posted 984 days ago by Alez



Come along and join The Scottish Boinc Team (established in 1999 as Scotland's Seti), one of the oldest and most successful BOINC teams crunching today. New web pages are available at https://tsbt.co.uk

We crunch for all current BOINC projects and are always at the forefront of adding new projects that start up within BOINC. Our aim is to use our spare or dedicated computing power to advance human knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition amongst ourselves and with other teams. If you want to be part of a lively, friendly team, please come join us, everyone is welcome.

Join the TSBT Team Forum. Take part in shaping your teams future, chat with other members, get help and advice or help others. We participate in all BOINCstats Team challenges and hold competitions both within our own team and with other rival teams. We maintain a very informative, user and newbie friendly, forum with our own team statistics, team and individual milestones, BOINC project and hardware information across all supported platforms and lots of help. Join us, you will be assured of a very warm welcome and it's easy to do.

Have a look round our forum, the heart of the team. https://www.tsbt.co.uk/forum/

Guests can read certain parts of the forum without registration.Theres a guest forum where you can stop by and say hi.
Registered members will be able to immediately post and be granted access to additional areas of the forum. Active TSBT members can gain access to the private team areas by request.
Full instructions on joining are available along with the forum rules on the website.
News updates from all active projects are also part of the forum along with other features in development.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : ATI 5870 vs, AMD 270X (Message 75067)
Posted 2118 days ago by Alez
I own a 270x and to be fair was rather disappointed in it. Especially on DP projects like milkyway where it's DP performance is crippled to 1/16 th ie. nvidia performance. In reality the 270x is little more than a 7870 with better power usage and crippled DP performance.
1 270x will not replace your 2 5870's though it will reduce your electricity bill.
A 7970 will replace them with some to spare though as they are still awesome cards for the cash.
On paper the 280x looks the best of the R series cards with a more balanced SP / DP performance across various projects. I can't comment for sure but I doubt 1 280x would cover the 2 5870's either, and since it is a price jump over the 270X you would probably be better with a 7970.
Personally for crunching I think the R series cards have lost there way over nVidia with too much emphasis on gaming, but again that is their main market anyway, so makes sense from a commercial stand point.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Android (Message 72558)
Posted 2186 days ago by Alez
Lot of scare mongering about melted phones etc and remember Android devices are a lot more common than just phones and tablets.
A lot of us crunch on Ordroid devices which do have a heat sink and a cooling fan. I personally use quad core android TV boxes. I strip the cases and leave the heatsink sitting on top of my desktop cruncher and they never get more than warm to the touch with boinc running on all 4 cores 100%. Also these devices don't have batteries and will run off a powered 5v hub all day, everyday. Mine run quite happily 4 to a hub with no problems.
Most Android devices are designed to run on low power and most automatically throttle the cpu load back as you push them harder, so protecting themselves from overheating. My boxes run at 1700 MHZ on 1 core which scales back as you use more cores to all 4 crunching at 1100 MHZ.
Far more phones die due to overcharging or alcohol / toilet drowning incidents than will ever be killed by Boinc :)

Currently on the native Boinc stats http://nativeboinc.org/site/host_stats
there are 39899 android devices, 15811 users and 1533 teams all using or have used Android devices to crunch.
5) Message boards : General discussion : Team recruitment thread (Message 71238)
Posted 2237 days ago by Alez
The Scottish Boinc Team



Welcome to The Scottish Boinc Team ( established in 1999 as Scotland's Seti ), one of the oldest and we'd like to think, best Boinc teams around. After joining the team here, head over to our forum http://www.dunadd.co.uk/seti/forum/and Join us.

We crunch for all Boinc projects and are always adding new ones as they come along. Our aim is to use our spare computing power to advance human knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition amongst ourselves and with other teams. So if you're Scottish by birth, ancestry, residence, emotional attachment or even if you've no link whatsoever with Scotland but just fancy being part of a lively friendly team, please come join us, everyone is welcome.

http://www.dunadd.co.uk/seti/forum/ Take part in shaping your team, chat, get help and advice or help others. Participate in Team challenges and competitions both with ourselves and other rival teams. It's a very informative, user and newbie friendly, forum with stats, team and individual milestones, information and lots of help. Come join us, you will be assured of a warm welcome and it's easy to do.

Come see our website and forum.
Reading is free without registration.
Team members can Register and will be able to immediately post and be granted access to additional private team areas.
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