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 Boinc Platform News - June 24, 2005  
Contributed by Hugo Ayotte      

June 24, 2005
We have added new API calls that allow applications to do their own CPU benchmarking, or directly report their floating-point operation count. This will give more accurate credit numbers for applications that are optimized for specific architectures or that use non-CPU computing resources such as GPUs.

June 24, 2005
We've added two mechanisms that give better estimates of result completion time (and thus better scheduling and fewer missed deadlines): 1) we track the 'CPU efficiency': the average fraction of CPU time that BOINC apps receive while they're running (this can be less than one on systems that run compute-intensive tasks other than BOINC); 2) we dynamically maintain a per-project upper bound on the ratio of actual CPU time to predicted CPU time.

June 24, 2005
We've improved and simplified the CPU scheduling and work-fetch policies, using a detailed simulation of BOINC's weighted round-robin scheduling. When the simulator predicts that a deadline will be missed, the client switches to earliest-deadline-first scheduling. When the simulator predicts that fetching additional work will cause a deadline to be missed, it suspends work fetch.

June 24, 2005
Account management system are web sites that let participants sign up for multiple projects with just a few clicks (and no account keys). The BOINC manager (development version) now lets you select, change, or get updated account info from an account manager.

June 24, 2005
BOINC now works in Windows 'service' mode on computers with dialup connections and the 'confirm before connect' preference set. The connection confirmation and setup process has been moved to the BOINC manager, which (unlike a service) is able to do GUI activities.

Sources: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

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