BOINC Terminology: P

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Parsing - Parsing transforms input text into a data structure, usually a tree, which is suitable for later processing and which captures the implied hierarchy of the input.

Password - A password is a security measure, allowing you to log in, but others not. Using a password of only letters, all lower case, is easily cracked. Using a combination of lower case, upper case and numbers is more difficult to crack.

Pending Credit - The stage between you reporting your results and the project not having had enough results in yet to form a quorum of results. During this period, your credits will be listed as pending. When the quorum of results is met and all results are checked by the validator and deemed OK, your credit will be granted. See Claimed Credit; Granted Credit.

Preempted - Used up until version 5.8.2 which changed it to "Waiting to run". Preempted means paused. When you have multiple projects attached and they switch applications at the switch-over time (default 60 minutes), while one of your results is still being crunched, this result will be paused. It then shows as preempted in Boinc Manager.

Profile - On a project's website you can make a personal profile in which you tell things about yourself. The profile, if it contains a picture, is used to make the User of the Day.

Project - Project is a description for [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] etc. People on the forums say "I've got two projects running" and mean they have two results running. It's confusing at times, hence we're trying to teach everyone to use the same terms. :-)

Project Suspended by User - This is a condition in Boinc Manager/Projects and /Tasks. It can be met by suspending an individual result, or suspending the whole project, or suspending the whole of BOINC.

By suspending a project/result you stop it from being crunched.

Proxy - From Wikipedia: A proxy (-server) is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server, then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server. The proxy provides the resource either by connecting to the specified server or by serving it from a cache. In some cases, the proxy may alter the client's request or the server's response for various purposes.


Original writer Original FAQ Date
Jorden 133 25-01-2007