• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

2020 Formula Boinc Sprints

Page 15 - Seeking answers? Join the AnandTech community: where nearly half-a-million members share solutions and discuss the latest tech.

Ken g6

Programming Moderator, Elite Member
Moderator
Dec 11, 1999
15,060
2,037
55
By the way, if you were wondering what CERN might have done with your ATLAS WUs in the recent past...

 

Icecold

Senior member
Nov 15, 2004
360
29
91
My linux boxes are failing at the checkpoint, 10 minutes into crunching (Theory VM). Probably do not have virtualbox fully installed or something. Ah, well, good run from those who making all the points! :)
I have the exact same thing happen on one of my machines. 2 Different machines, same exact version of Linux Mint, installed Virtualbox the same way on both, etc. and one works fine and one fails every task 10 minutes in. Unfortunately it's the slower of the 2 machines that works fine. Definitely not a straight forward project to run.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TennesseeTony

Orange Kid

Elite Member
Oct 9, 1999
3,887
1,566
146
LHC@Home final

1XtremeSystems253,288,913
2TeAm AnandTech181,779,905
3Gridcoin151,568,943
4The Scottish Boinc Team121,015,322
5Rechenkraft.net10838,502
6Planet 3DNow!8418,897
7UK BOINC Team6327,470
8Overclock.net4192,408
9L'Alliance Francophone2144,833
10Czech National Team186,297

From FreeDC

xii5ku286,805243,971197,62863,086791,490
biodoc105,861117,121128,71647,780399,478
wes.191,098145,45726,86924,618388,042
crashtech29,71419,46902,78151,964
Orange Kid21,24712,10201,72935,078
Icecold-Team Anandtech4,54123,40903,34431,294
Fardringle05,25807516,009
Peter1,0841,45104933,028
Ken_g62,7720002,772
far03660180546
Kiska301000301
10esseeTony01081818144

and the British Grand Prix

  • Lewis HAMILTON1:28:01.283
  • Max VERSTAPPEN+5.856
  • Charles LECLERC+18.474
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Nice job, team! Makes me feel (slightly) less annoyed that I was only able to get a few low credit tasks..
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ken g6

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
3,569
3,844
106
There was yet another British Grand Prix (the 70th Anniversary GP actually), at the Silverstone circuit on August 7–9:
  • Max Verstappen .... 1:19:41.993
  • Lewis Hamilton ............ +11.326
  • Valtteri Bottas ............... +19.231
And they took sanitarian risks by going to Spain on the Circuit de Barcelona–Catalunya on August 14–16:
  • Lewis Hamilton ...... 1:31:45.279
  • Max Verstappen ........... +24.177
  • Valtteri Bottas ............... +44.752
 
  • Like
Reactions: Orange Kid

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Put on your fuzzy leg warmers and headbands and start stretching to get ready for the next sprint in just over 48 hours. ;)

Spandex shorts are optional, and for some of us probably prohibited. :D
 
  • Like
Reactions: TennesseeTony

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
The next sprint has been announced. It is Rakesearch. The project doesn't have a lot of work available, so it would be best to stock up soon before it gets cleaned out.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Orange Kid

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Already completely out of work. I managed to grab some, but not enough to keep all of my computers busy. Hopefully the project will add more tasks soon.
 

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 16, 2002
20,576
8,419
136
Sorry to be a killjoy, but why do they have sprints, where you can't get any work ? Why not pick projects more than once a year that DO have work ? Like Rosetta, and WCG for example.
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Agreed. Rakesearch has frequently been completely out of work in the past, with only a relatively small number of active participants. Not a project that can support a mass sprint.

I would at least expect the folks running the Formula BOINC event to let project managers know ahead of time so they can expect the increase in traffic and can plan ahead with more work. Or say that they don't want to (or can't) be the sprint project.
 

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
3,569
3,844
106
The sprint project announcement was during the night, local time of the project admin. He added new work now in the morning.

Sorry to be a killjoy, but why do they have sprints, where you can't get any work ? Why not pick projects more than once a year that DO have work ? Like Rosetta, and WCG for example.
One of the goals (or the goal) of Formula BOINC is to bring donors' attention to small projects. From this perspective, it would not make sense to get stuck into a cycle of WCG/ Rosetta/ Einstein/ PrimeGrid/ WCG/ Rosetta/ Einstein/ PrimeGrid/ WCG/ Rosetta/ Einstein/ PrimeGrid/...

I would at least expect the folks running the Formula BOINC event to let project managers know ahead of time so they can expect the increase in traffic and can plan ahead with more work. Or say that they don't want to (or can't) be the sprint project.
In the past, Sébastien was repeatedly asked to do this. I don't know whether or not he still doesn't communicate with projects. The 6½ hours of lack of work may have happened despite communication, if there was any.
 
Last edited:

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
It won't last long, but yes, there is more work available at Rakesearch right now. Get it while you can! :D
 

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
3,569
3,844
106
Some random observations:

When the previous sprint at LHC@home was announced, people had speculative bunkers with 43 thousand RakeSearch results ready. Not so many this time.

RakeSearch is configured such that a user can be its own wingman.

Current server_status says that the "SAT-CMS-based search for orthogonal pairs of DLS of order 10" project is 91 % complete by now. Let's see how this advances during the sprint.

Last year, and the year before that too, we made 9 M in each of the RakeSearch sprints. If we repeat this this time, we might make it into the top ten of this year's RakeSearch marathon. Right now we are 15th. It may be close, because there are several teams in front of us in the marathon who usually take part in sprints too.
 
Last edited:

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
3,569
3,844
106
Current server_status says that the "SAT-CMS-based search for orthogonal pairs of DLS of order 10" project is 91 % complete by now. Let's see how this advances during the sprint.
Uh oh...
One of the project developers(?)/admins(?) practically stated that those last 9 % of work were handed out last night/ this morning.
Oleg Zaikin said:
We were not aware of the sprint, sorry about that. Unfortunately, all workunits of the current experiment have already been generated, so we have nothing to generate at the moment. It would be better to choose another project for this purpose.
I wonder if Sébastien will let this sprint run its extraordinarily short course, or cancel it retroactively like the sprint at the bogus Wanless project... :-|

I would at least expect the folks running the Formula BOINC event to let project managers know ahead of time so they can expect the increase in traffic and can plan ahead with more work. Or say that they don't want to (or can't) be the sprint project.
In the past, Sébastien was repeatedly asked to do this. I don't know whether or not he still doesn't communicate with projects.
Well, at least now we know.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: biodoc and Ken g6

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
I was able to bunker about 50K worth of tasks (not enough to last until the sprint starts, but not too bad) and have about 5 or 6K worth sitting in "validation pending" from before the sprint was announced. I am sure some big producers snagged a lot since the available work disappeared really fast. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how much of that was done by members of our team.. :)
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Good start after the first hour update. I just dumped everything that I had, and most of it should show up on the next hour update, with several hundred more tasks pending validation.

It'll be interesting to see what other teams were able to snatch before the available work was gone, since there won't be any more...

1​
TeAm AnandTech​
25
140,590
2​
UK BOINC Team​
18
73,722
3​
The Scottish Boinc Team​
15
57,670
4​
XtremeSystems​
12
34,790
5​
Russia Team​
10
12,588
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
Still looking really good. :)


1​
TeAm AnandTech​
25
260,482
2​
UK BOINC Team​
18
85,795
3​
The Scottish Boinc Team​
15
72,621
4​
XtremeSystems​
12
44,792
5​
Russia Team​
10
16,943
 

StefanR5R

Diamond Member
Dec 10, 2016
3,569
3,844
106
Apropos, I keep forgetting it: Is server_status.php showing tasks in progress like it says, or is the figure there actually workunits in progress?
 

Fardringle

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2000
8,696
269
126
12 hour update. Sorry I don't have individual user stats. Hopefully someone is tracking those...


Pos. Team Points Total credits
1​
TeAm AnandTech​
25
315,905
2​
The Scottish Boinc Team​
18
158,383
3​
UK BOINC Team​
15
146,945
4​
XtremeSystems​
12
103,331
5​
Russia Team​
10
32,131
6​
L'Alliance Francophone​
8
28,225
7​
Rechenkraft.net​
6
12,860
8​
BOINC@Poland​
4
9,844
9​
Planet 3DNow!​
2
7,943
10​
[H]ard|OCP​
1
5,010
11​
Czech National Team​
-
4,095
12​
BOINC@AUSTRALIA​
-
2,734
13​
Team China​
-
2,138
14​
Overclock.net​
-
1,902
15​
Sicituradastra.​
-
1,751
16​
Gridcoin​
-
1,553
17​
Crunching@EVGA​
-
1,435
18​
SETI.Germany​
-
1,426
19​
Team 2ch​
-
870
20​
SETI.USA​
-
320
21​
Boinc@Taiwan​
-
101
 
  • Like
Reactions: TennesseeTony

Kiska

Senior member
Apr 4, 2012
763
181
116
Apropos, I keep forgetting it: Is server_status.php showing tasks in progress like it says, or is the figure there actually workunits in progress?
I believe its "Tasks in progress", lemme check that now

Yes I just check its a single task, so "Tasks in progress"
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: StefanR5R

ASK THE COMMUNITY