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I have been wondering for ages if there are some BOINC projects that get you more points than others. I think I may have some sort of answer, now there are assumptions in all this:

  • Assume all projects have about the same average computational power per machine
  • Assume all projects are somewhat accessible to all
  • Assume the users on the projects are averaging about the same amount of compute time
  • Assume that user numbers for projects are equally inaccurate
  • Assume that the calculation and summation of project points is somewhat timely, or equally untimely
That said, the table below, scarfed with many thanks from the Boinc Stats web site home page, and then manipulated to divide the number points by number of users in each project. Two numbers can be calculated, todays average for all users over the life of the project, and todays average over the number of users on todays increment to the total points. The listing shows that for each user, the Proteins@Home project does about 3.5 times the points that the Seti@Home project.

So choose you projects with care if you are interested in rushing up the tables.

Stats were acquired Dec 27th 2006

 Users Total credit last day total pt / total users pts today / users
Nano-Hive@Home 1,131 235,676 0 208.38 0.00
DepSpid 99 53,582 0 541.23 0.00
LHC@Home 33,245 111,339,176 0 3349.05 0.00
HashClash 1,519 5,845,364 0 3848.17 0.00
Project Neuron 229 1,144,602 0 4998.26 0.00
LHC Alpha 80 481,357 0 6016.96 0.00
SIMAP 13,783 95,601,296 0 6936.17 0.00
Predictor@Home 54,793 420,727,364 0 7678.49 0.00
RenderFarm@Home 466 228,195 3 489.69 0.01
BOINC Alpha Test 96 510,008 16 5312.58 0.17
BURP 2,150 1,090,689 728 507.30 0.34
Pirates@Home 2,585 532,961 2,275 206.17 0.88
SZTAKI Desktop Grid 9,356 25,423,978 17,770 2717.40 1.90
RALPH@Home 1,649 4,037,077 3,696 2448.20 2.24
Chess960@Home 3,827 4,947,271 13,324 1292.73 3.48
Seasonal Attribution 4,038 30,010,380 29,592 7431.99 7.33
uFluids 3,816 21,431,960 45,766 5616.34 11.99
VTU@Home 770 1,128,347 11,813 1465.39 15.34
BBC Climate Change 119,980 1,187,790,464 1,871,744 9899.90 15.60
Rectilinear Crossing No. 3,155 6,673,292 73,920 2115.15 23.43
Spinhenge@home 8,936 19,890,474 216,432 2225.88 24.22
SETI@Home Beta 3,003 24,348,578 79,392 8108.08 26.44
QMC@Home 11,880 103,718,448 341,456 8730.51 28.74
Climate Prediction 103,195 2,307,713,742 3,149,264 22362.65 30.52
PrimeGrid 2,767 23,946,963 84,879 8654.49 30.68
Rosetta@Home 103,490 1,172,501,154 3,461,409 11329.61 33.45
SETI@Home 580,042 11,735,005,312 24,423,051 20231.30 42.11
RieselSieve 2,934 12,968,559 124,668 4420.10 42.49
XtremLab 1,987 14,469,103 85,804 7281.88 43.18
Tanpaku 4,858 32,291,604 231,002 6647.10 47.55
Einstein@Home 152,341 2,830,012,114 7,915,100 18576.83 51.96
Leiden Classical 1,848 11,204,911 96,351 6063.26 52.14
Malaria Control 2,184 33,640,576 135,554 15403.19 62.07
Docking@Home 302 1,338,997 21,759 4433.76 72.05
World Community Grid 27,081 402,114,016 2,089,472 14848.57 77.16
ABC@home beta 242 524,648 31,612 2167.97 130.63
Proteins@home 984 2,983,454 139,457 3031.97 141.72

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