Spinhenge@home/Seal of Approval
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 7 people, the (rounded) average was used. Published evaluations.
Category 1: Reliability
Very positive aspects in this categroy are the moderate WU-lengths, and their great stability and performance. However, it has been criticized that there are not always WUs available and that the Linux applications are not on the same level as the Windows applications. Nevertheless Spinhenge@home reached the full score.
Category 2: Communication Policy
With a forum, FAQ and many information about the project and its errors in certain client version, Spinhenge@home can easily score full points. In particular, the detailed graphics and examples can be emphasized.
Category 3: Instructions
At the first glance, the homepage is a bit confusing. Some links should be sorted out, so that the user quickly finds his way. Nevertheless, with the "Guided Tour" beginners have a very good platform to start crunching.
Category 4: Benefit for the general public
Thanks to existing publications and the importance of nanoscience in our time, Spinhenge@home can be awarded with full marks.
We consider Spinhenge@home to be one of the best currently available distributed computing projects. Only the Linux version and the too small WU bunker have been criticized.