[Beowulf] [EXTERNAL] Re: Is Crowd Computing the Next Big Thing?

Lux, Jim (US 337K) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Nov 28 11:56:23 PST 2019


Wait.. let's figure here.. 2c/hr = 48c/day
Electricity cost might be 25 c/kWh, and let's say that wall wart draws 5W, so 0.120 kWh/dy, or 3c/dy - that works out ok.
$0.45/day = $13.50/month.

Now, the real cost - how much is your time worth? $50/hr is very cheap for someone on this list.  If it takes more than 15 min/month to deal with it, it's going to be a money loser.


´╗┐On 11/28/19, 12:16 AM, "Beowulf on behalf of Janne Blomqvist" <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of janne.blomqvist at aalto.fi> wrote:

    On 28/11/2019 06.44, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
    > I am going to be blunt here but its not worth that 2 cents per hour
    > given phones are key to everyones day to day work etc youll have to
    > carry quite a number of battery packs to get you through your day.
    
    Agreed, I wouldn't accept 2c/h for something that runs at full power and
    drains the battery. But if the thing runs only when the phone is
    connected to a charger (& wifi if it needs to communicate), then it's
    slightly less nonsensical.
    
    Also, could be a use for old phones that otherwise would just gather
    dust in a drawer or be thrown in the trash. Of course, if they pay for
    compute performance (for some suitable definition of performance) rather
    than just cpu-hours old phones will be less power efficient.
    
    -- 
    Janne Blomqvist
    
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