Participating in Multiple Projects
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You can join a second and subsequent BOINC Powered Project as follows.
- Visit the second project's web site and create an Account. You don't have to use the same email address, but if you do so the accounts will be 'coupled' in terms of preferences and statistics.
- Receive an email containing an Account Key.
- Paste the Account Key into the Project's Web Site using the Activate Account Page to complete the account creation.
- Run the BOINC Client Software, and select the Attach to New Project button in the Projects Tab. Enter the Project's Master URL and your Account Key.resume writing service
- Note: Depending on the version of the BOINC Client Software this may be a link or an actual button.
 General Preferences
Each BOINC Powered Project has its own BOINC Database and servers. Each account has its own copy of your General Preferences. When you edit your general preferences on a particular project, initially it changes only that one Account. However, the BOINC Client Software will eventually:
- propagate the new preferences to all computers attached to that account, and
- propagate the new preferences to all accounts that are 'coupled' to the first one (i.e. that have the same email address, and have at least one computer attached to both accounts).
This propagation is 'piggybacked' onto the scheduler requests between your computers and project servers. You can accelerate the propagation by using the Update command in the BOINC Manager.
Be careful about editing general preferences at different Projects. If you change your General Preferences at project A, then edit them at project B before the first changes have propagated there, the second changes will overwrite the first. college term paper To avoid this, pick a 'home project' and do all your edits there.
 Host location
Each Host attached to a Project has its own record in the database of that project; this record includes the location (home/work/school) of the host. The BOINC System doesn't try to make these agree - it's possible that a given host has location 'work' on project A, and location 'school' on project B. When the BOINC Manager starts up, it shows you that locations of the host on all the projects to which it's attached.
A host's location on a given project determines which Project Preferences are used: i.e., if a host has location 'home' an project A, and you've defined separate project preferences for 'home', it will use those preferences.
The choice of general preferences (if you've defined separate preferences) is determined by the host's location on the project from which the general preferences were propagated, i.e. from the project where you last edited them. So if you edit your general preferences on project A, a host's location on project A is 'work', and you've defined separate general preferences for 'work', the host will use those.
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- 2005 Paul D. Buck
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