PrimeGrid Races 2017

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StefanR5R

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https://primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=7756
https://primegrid.com/challenge/2018_challenge.php
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    Date            Time UTC    Project    Challenge                                  Duration
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1    1-16 January   00:00:00    SoB-LLR    Happy New Year Challenge                    15 days
2   16-23 March     18:00:00    321-LLR    Year of the Dog Challenge                    7 days
3    3- 8 April     12:00:00    ESP-LLR    Mathematics Awareness Month Challenge        5 days
4   14-19 June      00:00:00    SR5-LLR    World Cup Challenge                          5 days
5   10-13 August    18:00:00    PPS-LLR    Solar Eclipse Challenge                      3 days
6   15-22 September 18:00:00    CUL-LLR    Oktoberfest Challenge                        7 days
7   24-31 October   23:59:59    WOO-LLR    Halloween Challenge                          7 days
8   17-20 November  12:00:00    AP27       Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter Challenge   3 days
9   11-21 December  22:23:00    GFN-21     Winter Solstice Challenge                   10 days
 
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Howdy

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If only I had ran the 15hrs I shut down during the days..............WE coulda shoulda had 7th for the TeAm!!

And I certainly hope the CPU guys have those challenges covered for PG......I'm lacking on that kind of fire power! In due time though, in due time............
 

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So when is this over ?
 

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I almost forgot, Mark asked that we remind him when he can stop running PrimeGrid.... @Markfw , thanks for pitching in brother, you can finish up what you've already started, and abort the rest if you like. :oops:
 

Markfw

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I almost forgot, Mark asked that we remind him when he can stop running PrimeGrid.... @Markfw , thanks for pitching in brother, you can finish up what you've already started, and abort the rest if you like. :oops:
Thanks, trying to save the power (electric bill) But after redoing my second threadripper, I should be close to 14 million ppd.
 

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All the Advil/Tylenol you've had to buy to combat the headache(s) of converting to Linux seems to be paying some massive dividends! :) You were at, what, 10.5M ppd prior to Linux?
 

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All the Advil/Tylenol you've had to buy to combat the headache(s) of converting to Linux seems to be paying some massive dividends! :) You were at, what, 10.5M ppd prior to Linux?
Yup, but one million of that is still in question,. if either box reboots, I have to reinstall from scratch until I find the culprit. I did try something new today, but not ready to reboot unless its forced, so I don't know if it fixed it. Also posted in the linuxmint forum, and no replies yet.
 

VirtualLarry

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Huh. I switched over a Ryzen 5 1600 rig and an RX 470 to the PrimeGrid race... it doesn't appear that I made it into the stats. Weird. Was I just too late, or did I have the wrong project?
PPS Sieve LLR, right?
(I mean, I switched it over like two days ago.)
 

Markfw

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Huh. I switched over a Ryzen 5 1600 rig and an RX 470 to the PrimeGrid race... it doesn't appear that I made it into the stats. Weird. Was I just too late, or did I have the wrong project?
PPS Sieve LLR, right?
(I mean, I switched it over like two days ago.)
I think it was over 2 days ago. See post 434 above it was over the day before that.

Hey, put them on F@H ! We have over a month to go on the race against Brony.
 

StefanR5R

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VL, your earliest returned results were just an hour too late. It ended 2017-12-21 16:28:00 UTC.
 

Howdy

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So I am seeing if I can plausibly run this first challenge (Happy New Year Challenge), as I am not to much in to the CPU PG challenges. Anyway, I am trying to use the app_config posted in the thread Happy New Year Challenge using copy/paste in notepad (Win10 machine) and I get and error message in BOINC that it refers to an "unknown application"


PrimeGrid: Notice from BOINC

Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'llrSOB'. Known applications: 'ap26', 'llrGCW', 'llr321', 'pps_sr2sieve', 'llrTRP', 'genefer17low', 'llrPPSE', 'llrPPS', 'gcw_sieve', 'genefer15', 'genefer16', 'llrMEGA', 'genefer17mega'
12/24/2017 8:44:35 AM

I have tried without success to change 'llrSOB' to "llrSoB" and get the same results.............

Question is Why? or better yet What am I doing wrong? or even What IS wrong?

Annnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddddd Now it's working...............Oh well
 

StefanR5R

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The message "Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application" appears not only if you mistyped an application name, but also if you correctly entered an application which boinc-client has not downloaded yet. So, the right way to approach this is to Keep Calm and Carry On. ;-)

I made this note in my ${boincdir}/projects/www.primegrid.com/app_config.xml:
Code:
   <!--
      application names according to
      http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=7348&nowrap=true#106370

      llrTPS (SGS)
      llrWOO
      llrCUL
      llrCUL
      llrPSP
      pps_sr2sieve
      llrPPS
      ap26
      llrSOB
      trp_sr2sieve
      llrTRP
      genefer (GFN 21)
      genefer_wr (GFN 22)
      llrPPSE
      llrSR5
      llrESP
      llrMEGA (PPS-MEGA)
      genefer15
      genefer16
      genefer17low
      genefer17mega
      genefer18
      genefer19
      genefer20
      gcw_sieve
      llrGCW (GCW-LLR, not yet running)
   -->
Well, llrGCW is active now. Also, meanwhile they actually added all the short names to the canonical list of applications.
 
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Howdy

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The message "Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application" appears not only if you mistyped an application name, but also if you correctly entered an application which boinc-client has not downloaded yet. So, the right way to approach this is to Keep Calm and Carry On. ;-)
You sir are spot on as usual!!! I thought I did BUT I hadn't switched my preferences in PG and had downloaded sieves......seen PG projects running (with the error), just not the correct ones :oops:
Thank you again! :)
 

StefanR5R

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Excuse my digging up this old thread, but I just noticed that somebody assembled the summary stats of the 2017 challenge series.
https://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=7936
Honza said:
axn said:
Is there a page that shows the condolidated challenge standings for each year? If not, can we get one?
See 2017 Challenge Series page and link to Current Overall Standings
Would that do the job?

2018 series has different link but it has only 2012-2016 result, no 2017-2018.

From the teams table, out of 234 teams with points:
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Pos. Team            Challenge Points Total
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1    Aggie The Pew                   5862.5
2    SETI.Germany                    5730
3    Czech National Team             5512.6
4    Sicituradastra.                 5447.6
5    Crunching@EVGA                  5126.3
6    TeAm AnandTech     <---         4752.6
7    BOINC@Poland                    4681.3
8    Rechenkraft.net                 4376.3
9    BOINC@MIXI                      4250
10   US Navy                         4172.3

From the individuals table, out of 833 users with points:
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Pos.   User          Challenge Points Total
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5      xii5ku                       12315.9
45     10esseeTony                   6097.1
72     crashtech                     4891.1
120    Ken_g6                        3277.7
198    Orange Kid                    1859.4
226    zzuupp                        1504.2
310    IEC                            800
352    geecee                         618.6
419    iwajabitw                      415.3
457    markfw                         335.8
466    Kiska                          317.5
489    GLeeM                          284
515    VirtualLarry                   250.3
617    salvorhardin                   121.5
633    waffleironhead                 110.5
690    SlangNRox                       76
973    Marcellius Ika Permadi
2005   catavalon21
Points depend on the rank in each challenge, and the duration of the respective challenge.
 

Orange Kid

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I thought they had stopped doing this, which was kind of a let down.
Glad that it has been revived and hope it continues. Adds a little something to the challenges.
 

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