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Old 2009-02-03, 05:08   #1
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In a word, no.

I like Kosmaj's explanation best.

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Old 2009-02-09, 01:10   #2
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Originally Posted by masser View Post
In a word, no.

I like Kosmaj's explanation best.

Oh, you just HAD to quote that one, didn't you. lol

Nevertheless, the first 2 paras. of his explanation of why RPS and hence Base5 avoid BOINC is the same reason that NPLB and CRUS avoid BOINC and they are good ones.

The only reason that I could ever see for BOINC in prime searching would be if the following 3 conditions were satisfied for an effort:
1. It is very important to the math community.
2. It is very irritating or unpopular for most people to run as a project "for fun" and hence has reached a "dormant" stage.
3. Its tests are extremely long and so people don't see an increase in their "credits" for days at a time.

But that's just my two cents. I'm sure there are some BOINCers out there that could come up with other reasons why BOINC would be preferable in other circumstances.

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