BOINC: ‘Returning Results Immediately’ considered harmful

BOINC logoVia Romworld:

Rom Walton from the UCB BOINC-Team wrote an article about the impact of the “return results immediately” ("-return_results_immediately") setting of the BOINC-client. His point is that this setting puts a high and unnecessary load onto the project’s servers. He claims that leaving it up to BOINC when to send the results is about 70% more effective than sending them immediately because less database-queries are needed.

His figures make sense so i agree with him. So please don’t use that feature in your BOINC-client, especially considering the problems on some project’s servers in the past.

Thank you for your cooperation :-)

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