The Gridcoin Whitelist
With the recent discussion regarding the delisting of Moo wrapper, I thought it might be a good idea to suggest again the possibility of having separate tiers within the whitelist.
Here are some whitelist tiers that could loosely form part of the idea:
High quality publications in reputable journals and + ample work units. Daily stats updates and high security standards. Examples: Rosetta, World Community Grid, Einstein, Milkyway, GPUGrid, Universe, etc. SETI may be a good option here as well, they do have a publication but have not yet found intelligent life. Plus it is one of the oldest BOINC projects.
Low probability of publications or lacking in some capacity (low work units, lack of daily stats updates etc). Examples: Sourcefinder, (sporadic work units), climate prediction (no daily stats updates), Enigma (no publications)
No publications/low probability of future publications and/or very dubious scientific or historical benefit. Example: Moo
Scientific publications are the language and currency of the scientific world (rightly or wrongly). Therefore it is important for us to take into account the probability that our computation time is spent in a manner that is most likely to result in a scientific publication. That is not to say that we will not support other forms of research, hence the existence of tier 3. However, world community grid and rosetta for example are very high visibility projects that have a history of excellence in terms of scientific output, so it is fitting that these types of projects reap a lion's share of the rewards.
The split of credit could be weighted towards the Tier 1 projects since there are quite a few of them. For example, something like 75% of newly minted GRC could be directed towards the Tier 1, 15% for Tier 2, and a remaining 10% for Tier 3. These numbers are all speculative/subject to review of course.
What are your thoughts on a multi tiered whitelist for Gridcoin??