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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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What are "WU"s on F@H?

What does "WU" stand for?
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Oh, thank you, but how do you get them?
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Oh, thank you, but how do you get them?
when you run the folding@home client, it will download the WU
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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No, I meant how do you EARN them?
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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No, I meant how do you EARN them?
Points are earned but WU are processed/folded by your machine to earn those points. The number of points earned per wu depends on what the Pande group has set for that kind of wu. Some wu's have variable points, you earn bonus points for getting the wu done sooner. This faq is a good place to learn more.
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Reading through all the Faqs I’m still not sure how many points I’ll earn. I see the “credit” here:

http://vspx27.stanford.edu/psummary.html

I’m currently doing 6074 mutant scan. What are the points?
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 01:04 AM   #8
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Hi,

Yeah, the credit is the points - in this case 481 points.

However, these WU (and all the other SMP core_A3 and core_A5 ones) also qualify for Quick Return Bonus Points.
Basically, there is a sliding scale that rewards quick return with more points. This is done to encourage people to just run one client quickly, rather than multiple ones more slowly.

However, to qualify for these bonus points (that are often worth 10 times the base points), you'll need a passkey - see here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073565

You can calculate how many points you expect to receive here:

http://linuxforge.net/bonuscalc2.php

Hope that helps
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Hi,

Yeah, the credit is the points - in this case 481 points.

However, these WU (and all the other SMP core_A3 and core_A5 ones) also qualify for Quick Return Bonus Points.
Basically, there is a sliding scale that rewards quick return with more points. This is done to encourage people to just run one client quickly, rather than multiple ones more slowly.

However, to qualify for these bonus points (that are often worth 10 times the base points), you'll need a passkey - see here:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073565

You can calculate how many points you expect to receive here:

http://linuxforge.net/bonuscalc2.php

Hope that helps
Rob
Thanks. So, when do they score the bonus points? I only have the base points (481) so far, but should’ve gotten 968 more points.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 01:15 PM   #10
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Thanks. So, when do they score the bonus points? I only have the base points (481) so far, but should’ve gotten 968 more points.
Hi,

Bonus points normally appear straight away. However, you'll need to complete 10 units with at least an 80% success rate before you will start receiving them. (those first 10 units won't ever receive a bonus)

Anyway, congratulations on your first unit. The bonus points will soon start rolling in!

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Hi,

Bonus points normally appear straight away. However, you'll need to complete 10 units with at least an 80% success rate before you will start receiving them. (those first 10 units won't ever receive a bonus)

Anyway, congratulations on your first unit. The bonus points will soon start rolling in!

Rob
10 units with a passkey...
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