Boinc is a two-sided marketplace -- which side needs more growth?

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Message 114022 - Posted: 13 May 2024, 1:03:26 UTC

Boinc matches researchers with cool ideas to volunteers who can number crunch for them. It's very successful; there are thousands of volunteers and 10's of quality research projects. At the same time, some wish that it showed more growth in recent years.

Wondering which statement people think is more true right now:
1) BOINC has plenty of volunteers, it just needs more ambitious projects to make use of it and get the volunteers excited
2) BOINC has plenty of research projects, it just needs more volunteer computers to crunch the numbers.

Obviously there are ongoing projects to help in both areas, just curious where folks feel there is a large need!
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Message 114023 - Posted: 13 May 2024, 5:57:24 UTC

I see the need as for more project areas. I came to BOINC through CPDN and it remains my main project with others taking the back burner when work from Climate Prediction either mains site or testing branch is available.

There are also many who came in via SETI. Any area of science has its own followers who will want to be a part of it so I expect any new project to bring in new users for BOINC. Most of these new users will then go to other projects when their is no work for their own pet project.
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