Universe

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We're getting a nice run of short WUs at Universe. You can really make some hay since the credit is a fixed amount. If you're looking to hit some milestones now is the time. :D
 

supdood

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USA team member
Thanks for the heads up! I've been waiting for some short runners to work towards the 1M milestone.
 

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Things are somewhat FUBAR right now. Someone was cheating and ruined a bunch of work, apparently this was going on at least a few months. Those affected WUs are being resent, and also for some reason the admin started tinkering with the credit mechanism. it's a bit annoying seeing work that was giving 666 credits now giving only 48. :rolleyes:
 

supdood

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USA team member
Only takes one to ruin it... This is why I am glad that BOINC credits are worthless--I would imagine that having any monetary value would make more people like this come to the fore. Having the cryptocurrency teams assigning monetary value to BOINC work has definitively affected the team balance across BOINC.

Glad I made it to the 1M milestone before all of this...
 

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Administrator
USA team member
It's a little tough to tell exactly because there's been a mix of work types lately, but it seems the short runners are coming to an end. My times the last couple days have generally been going up to what they were before. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the team rankings, we were in the top ten before the short runners became the norm.
 

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Administrator
USA team member
Got a nice batch of shorties running now, only taking around 30 minutes. If you have a newer CPU you can probably do a bit better. :D
 

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Administrator
USA team member
There was a recent server upgrade or change of some kind, honestly I didn't pay much attention. Lots of hosts weren't getting work after the change. If yours is one of them, just set a backup project and you should eventually get work again after awhile. That's what worked for me. There is definitely a server configuration problem but the admin apparently doesn't know how to fix it.
 
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