Docking@home/Seal of Approval
Evaluation of Docking@home (February 2010) ( Deutsch)
Evaluation took place in 4 categories, each awarding credits ranging from 0 to 5 points, and an overall rating. We had employed an evaluation board of 5 people, the (rounded) average was used. Published evaluations.
Category 1: Reliability
Because of a well server configuration, enough work units and stable applications the projects archieves a very high reliability. The project gets unanimously the full score.
Category 2: Communication Policy
The project provides a description, written in simple English, and therefore even understandable for laymen. There are also enough contact options available, so it should be easy getting fast support. The only flaw: English as the only language
Category 3: Instructions
Almost typical for English speaking projects, there is no other language available. However, the English could be easily understood by all reviewers. The guide is also for users who have only minimal experience with BOINC sufficient.
Category 4: Benefit for the general public
Docking@home is a basic research project with potential applications. In this respect it is very deserving of support. A list of recent publications is also available.
We consider Docking@home to be one of the best currently available distributed computing projects. Only negtive aspect is the missing internationality (alternative languages).