8th Annual BOINC Pentathlon

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by TennesseeTony, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

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    My efforts to pass the buck have failed miserably, it seems... :p

    Looks like I might have to step up my game even further.
     
  2. TennesseeTony

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    Less than 13 days til go time, so....bumpin' it.
     
  3. TennesseeTony

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    Holy Crap, the Marathon project will get announced as soon as midnight UTC! Race/dumping begins on May the 5th (midnight UTC).

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a solid 5 days worth of work get queued for BOINC before, except for the LONG primegrid tasks and WCG perhaps.

    As we finish up the Formula BOINC Sprint challenge during the next 27 hours, be thinking about changing over to the Marathon project for this race! :D
     
  4. StefanR5R

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  5. TennesseeTony

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    Here is a list of the possible projects, and an in-depth explanation of the craziness that is about to happen. :D I'm stupid-excited! :D It would be GREAT (but not likely) that the overlapping projects could be GPU instead of CPU.

    https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/25_en_Disciplines.html

    A word of caution. We will be competing against the world. No leagues, like Formula BOINC. We typically place in the mid teens. However, we do have several new power users this year, so who knows, maybe we can get closer to 10th, as opposed to 14th-16th? (bouncing up and down super duper stupid-excited!!!) :tonguewink: