Originally Posted by hat
World Community Grid (WCG) which we call "crunching" for short for some reason is a program that runs many different tasks.
"Number crunching," no idea where it originated in terms of being applied to WCG.
I refer to the work as "tasks" (what they are labeled in BOINC). A task is synonymous with "work unit" in F@H. It is a set of operations to be executed and, upon completion, returned.
My computers are processing 16 tasks right now.