Re: Folding@Home Package
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Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> Has there been any talk about moving to the BOINC infrastructure?
There used to be work on a BOINC F@H client, but this work has stopped
due to personnel turnover.
> But the only way to be sure that the individual users don't cheat would
> be to require Treacherous Computing. Instead, BOINC-powered projects
> rely on handing out several copies of each work unit and checking that
> the reported results match. Perhaps F@H does this as well.
F@H doesn't duplicate work, each WU is only assigned once by default. If
a WU has not been returned when the Preferred Deadline is reached, then
the WU is assigned to another client.
Some newer WUs are duplicate work in a sense, they verify the results of
the new SMP client & core on single CPU/core machines.
Each assigned WU is verified at upload, the information used in this
verification is stored in the queue.dat (which you can dump with qd).
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