Formula BOINC Sprints 2021

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Icecold

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Yoyo was on the FB forum after Primegrid was chosen last sprint unhappy that his projects aren't being chosen. That was my assumption on why Sebastien chose it, but the timing certainly isn't ideal with Yoyo on vacation

Yoyo on FB forum said:
Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:35 pm

I would be interested, that yoyo@home and yafu would be choosen, but instead some projects, which are already big enough and runs numerous other races are selected.
 

Fardringle

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I missed that comment. But I guess if the project admin asked to be chosen, he/she can't really complain if the project gets overwhelmed by the sudden increase in traffic during the sprint.
 

StefanR5R

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Formula BOINC sprints are probably past their peak of user participation. But I wouldn't be surprised if Yoyo considers yoyo@home even suitable for events as big as current Pentathlons.
 

Fardringle

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Formula BOINC sprints are probably past their peak of user participation. But I wouldn't be surprised if Yoyo considers yoyo@home even suitable for events as big as current Pentathlons.
Probably true. It does seem to be handling the load so far. TSBT is going nuts, but there hasn't been a huge amount of participation from the rest of the teams...

If anyone participating has a relatively new AMD GPU and wants a boost in production, there is a custom GPU app for the MQueens sub project. Sadly, it doesn't work on Nvidia cards. :(

News

16 December 2020 GPU version for M Queens
We have now a first GPU version for the M Queens project for Windows. It requires an OpenCL 2.0 GPU. The version can be downloaded from github.com. The zip contains an installation instruction, the app and the app_info.xml.
 

lane42

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Tryed to add yoyo but say's, Failed to add project,try again later :(
 
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yodap

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lane42

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Thanks yodap. Will just run it on my Linux box for now as i never really
run Yoyo.
 

Icecold

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Pretty close race between us and SETI Germany. Current Top 10 League 1 stats-

1​
The Scottish Boinc Team​
25
37,124,198
2​
Planet 3DNow!​
18
8,568,060
3​
Rechenkraft.net​
15
5,337,274
4​
SETI.Germany​
12
1,639,815
5​
TeAm AnandTech​
10
1,588,536
6​
Dutch Power Cows​
8
783,379
7​
L'Alliance Francophone​
6
717,631
8​
BOINC@AUSTRALIA​
4
699,654
9​
[H]ard|OCP​
2
697,482
10​
LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic​
1
646,279

Overclock.net and Crunching@EVGA putting up some really good points in league 2 as well-

1​
Overclock.net​
25
1,643,721
2​
Crunching@EVGA​
18
1,245,641
3​
BOINC.Italy​
15
795,754
 

Fardringle

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Someone at SETI.Germany apparently had a pretty significant case of constipation, but it looks like they've got it all sorted out now.. ;)


Pos. Team Points Total credits
1​
The Scottish Boinc Team​
25
45,169,372
2​
Planet 3DNow!​
18
11,738,272
3​
Rechenkraft.net​
15
6,911,735
4​
SETI.Germany​
12
3,050,352
5​
TeAm AnandTech​
10
2,083,269
6​
LITOMYSL Boinc Team Czech Republic​
8
1,074,209
7​
Dutch Power Cows​
6
1,009,223
8​
L'Alliance Francophone​
4
936,843
9​
BOINC@AUSTRALIA​
2
890,171
10​
[H]ard|OCP​
1
749,373
 
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Fardringle

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MilkyWay is one of the projects that I actually want to run to get another milestone, so I guess I'll trickle in whatever pathetically small amount of credits that I can manage to get.. :p
 

Skillz

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Not sure if this is a vote, interest guage or whatever, but I won't be participating in FB.
 

Markfw

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I don't want to either, but I will if it's the consensus.
I really don't want to, unless there are medical things. I think I am with crashtech, I go with the majority.
 

Icecold

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I really don't want to, unless there are medical things. I think I am with crashtech, I go with the majority.
There were at least 5 FB sprints this year on medical projects(2 on Rosetta, 1 on WCG, 1 on SiDock, 1 on TN-Grid) so it stands to reason next year would be similar.


I'm not trying to sway anybody either way, but just wanted to make it clear that if we are going to participate in FB next year we would have to have a team founder register our team for it, it will not happen automatically.
 

StefanR5R

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There were at least 5 FB sprints this year on medical projects(2 on Rosetta, 1 on WCG, 1 on SiDock, 1 on TN-Grid) so it stands to reason next year would be similar.
And two of these represent one of the aspects at which Formula Boinc organization is lacking.
  • The TN-Grid server is emitting work at a quite well know low rate. This low rate of work generation is insufficient to support a contest. It's been known for years. Any TN-Grid contest is a contest about who can spam the server with work requests at the highest frequency.
  • Since OPNG (the GPU application version of Open Pandemics) was introduced at WCG, a WCG contest without subproject selection will automatically be an OPNG contest. However, Similar to TN-Grid but for a different reason, WCG emits OPNG work at a very low rate. The outcome is the same; such a WCG contest is a contest in work request spamming.
So, why organize contests at TN-Grid again and again? And keep organizing WCG contests after the OPNG introduction?

BTW, there were actually 2 on WCG (also 2 at Rosetta, at MilkyWay, at PrimeGrid, and at SRBase). And one sprint was canceled. Quite repetitive. But at least this works better for anybody who is not favoring so-called speculative bunkering.

Formula BOINC is requiring teams to register for next season to be part of it,
This could be a positive development: There will be a far lower number of teams, members of all of these teams will be more or less aware what's going on, and "team hoppers" will have fewer targets to hop on and will be more visible at it (unless resorting to the dump'n'run tactic).

so I suppose there's a decision to be made on if we register for next year. - https://formula-boinc.org/admin/team_registration.py
Personally, I am not interested in FB Sprints anymore. I also never was interested in FB Marathons, with the exception of the 2020 season.
 

lane42

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Maybe someone can start a poll ? Something like,

interest in FB Sprint.............O
No interest in FB Sprint.......O
 

Orange Kid

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The silence is deafening.
I believe the TeAm has spoken.
Perhaps a TAC member should sign us up anyway, as there may be some interest down the road for some.
 

Ken g6

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It's been a bit, and I see no disagreement, so I'll go ahead before I forget.
 

Ken g6

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So, you say you're sick of FB sprints because they always pick the wrong projects? Now's your chance to fix that! Post here, if you can. Or, if you can't, post here, and maybe some kind soul will post there for you. :innocent:
 
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