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Message 739 - Posted: 12 May 2011, 19:20:08 UTC

Do you agree the integration of your project in Formula BOINC trophy ?

The principle of Formula BOINC is explained on this page:

As a possible consequence of this principle, your project could at some point in time, become the target of sudden and massive actions from Teams trying to get its maximum points (Or at least a higher team position to obtain a few extra points).

So, if you think that it could be harmful for your IT system (Servers etc), you can ask to be removed from FORMULA BOINC for 2011.

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Message 746 - Posted: 13 May 2011, 9:52:12 UTC - in response to Message 739.

This is an Alpha project. I don't think it would be helpful at the present time to be on such a list. Ditto for any other Alpha project. People that crunch for Alpha projects should be prepared to have failures, and help by reporting problem apps, tasks, site...

A group suddenly crunching a massive amount of tasks (of which there is not) would not help this project develop, and might incite the regular (more committed crunchers). This has caused problems for other projects many times. can ask to be removed from FORMULA BOINC for 2011.

Would have been better to have projects asked to opt in. There are projects that would benefit from this, but many that would be upset.

PS. Not shooting the messenger, just saying.

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Message 768 - Posted: 15 May 2011, 16:51:39 UTC - in response to Message 746.

Also, at current I'm only letting out a pretty limited number of workunits. It really wouldn't be possible for a large team to flock here given workunit availability.

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