PrimeGrid Races 2018

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Ken g6

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Day 5 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
4______6406553____xii5ku
22_____1608096____crashtech
87_____398325_____Howdy2u2
108____314774_____Ken_g6
133____226321_____zzuupp
146____202208___10esseeTony
164____172492_____bbhaag
194____127559_____Orange Kid
198____117779_____Kiska
299____39222______SlangNRox
315____29459______MarcelliusIkaP

Rank__Credits____Team
3_____20464609___SETI.Germany
4_____16499101___Sicituradastra.
5_____13732193___L'Alliance Francophone
6_____9642793____TeAm AnandTech
7_____6926675____Crunching@EVGA
8_____6663051____Team China
9_____5248750____BOINC@Poland



@SlangNRox is now also in danger of falling off the top 300. But overall we're in a nice position. :)
 

crashtech

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Running even half my CPU cores on PrimeGrid shows a large negative impact on Seti GPU usage... :(
 

Ken g6

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Day 6 stats:

Rank___Credits____Username
4______7671456____xii5ku
25_____1781494____crashtech
102____398325_____Howdy2u2
110____379268_____Ken_g6
136____270940_____zzuupp
150____227068___10esseeTony
156____222098_____bbhaag
192____157428_____Kiska
203____142437_____Orange Kid
319____39222______SlangNRox
334____29459______MarcelliusIkaP

Rank__Credits____Team
3_____25014867___SETI.Germany
4_____20233198___Sicituradastra.
5_____14521194___L'Alliance Francophone
6_____11319199___TeAm AnandTech
7_____8805058____Team China
8_____8117147____Crunching@EVGA
9_____6324668____BOINC@Poland



Looks like China has crunched Crunching@EVGA. :eek: But if we keep going I don't think we'll be next. :)
 

zzuupp

Lifer
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2,586,941 : diff between TA & TC
1,676.406 : our points from day 5 to 6
2,142,007 : their points "

They are gaining 500K/day, but need 2.5M
:
 

StefanR5R

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During the last 8 hours, we had 1.67 M PPD (down from 1.88 M average), and they had 2.59 M PPD (their best during this challenge, and surely still climbing; up from 1.46 average). I.e. they are gaining 1 M/day now.

From the look of past PrimeGrid challenges, it appears that TC just now discovered a whole new hobby.

Edit,
LAF's output curve looks like the PrimeGrid project server is now going back to the usual mix of subprojects being scheduled to clients, instead of having an oversized reserve of 321-LLR tasks sitting prepared. (The one producer at LAF simply computes all projects that are given to him, not 321-LLR specifically.)
 
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ao_ika_red

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I'm considering of unplugging myself from future LLR challenge as my validated:invalid tasks ratio in last two races is quite miserable.
 

Howdy

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I'm considering of unplugging myself from future LLR challenge as my validated:invalid tasks ratio in last two races is quite miserable.
Do not feel alone in that respect, mine are very sad too. I stopped running them due to the fact I didn't want to hinder the teams position in the challenge.
 

ao_ika_red

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Do not feel alone in that respect, mine are very sad too. I stopped running them due to the fact I didn't want to hinder the teams position in the challenge.
Thanks, Howdy. Considering that I'm only capable to complete 1.5 tasks per day magnifies the problem.
 

Ken g6

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The race is over (except for the doublechecks, of which there may be many.)

Rank___Credits____Username
4______8912591____xii5ku
31_____1781494____crashtech
105____443723_____Ken_g6
116____398325_____Howdy2u2
130____335380_____zzuupp
152____271645_____bbhaag
170____227068___10esseeTony
210____157428_____Kiska
214____152360_____Orange Kid
335____39222______SlangNRox
348____29506______MarcelliusIkaP

Rank__Credits____Team
3_____29394980___SETI.Germany
4_____23806820___Sicituradastra.
5_____14832831___L'Alliance Francophone
6_____12748746___TeAm AnandTech
7_____10798792___Team China
8_____8756727____Crunching@EVGA
9_____7407100____BOINC@Poland



Pretty sure we stayed ahead of China, though. :)
 

bbhaag

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So it sounds like we finished strong which is great considering it was my first race. Can I go ahead and suspend BOINC now or do I wait? Also when is the next race? I want to join in again on the next one.:)
 
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ao_ika_red

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So it sounds like we finished strong which is great considering it was my first race. Can I go ahead and suspend BOINC now or do I wait? Also when is the next race? I want to join in again on the next one.:)
All Primegrid races 2018 can be found on post #1.
Code:
Date Time UTC Project Challenge Duration
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Wint
 

zzuupp

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So it sounds like we finished strong which is great considering it was my first race. Can I go ahead and suspend BOINC now or do I wait? Also when is the next race? I want to join in again on the next one.:)
@crashtech beat me to it. SETI is a formula boinc sprint.-- until sometime Sunday

Otherwise, YES it's ok to stop primegrid.

Please abort your tasks if you don't want to finish them
 
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Ken g6

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I just wanted to let you know that I have cast my mind...into the beyond! And I have determined that the next PrimeGrid race will require Extra-Sensory Perception!!!

Oh, wait, I was dreaming. ;) The next PrimeGrid race will require working on the Extended Sierpinski Problem (ESP), starting next Tuesday at 12:00 UTC. That's early morning American time, so you may want to set your computers to start automatically. It's also about a day and a half before the Formula BOINC race starts, so we should get as much done before that as possible.
 
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StefanR5R

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The new app_name is llrESP.

According to primegrid's project prefs webpage, average CPU time of llr321 was 31+ hours, whereas that of llrESP is 41+ hours. Both being rather long-running jobs indicates that the optimum thread count settings are similar for both. For desktop and mobile class CPUs that's most certainly 1 task at a time, using as many hardware threads as can be spared. For socket 2011 and similar, the optimum is elsewhere. And I'll probably find out where exactly for the bigger ones among my hosts.
 

Ken g6

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Argh! I just realized I hadn't updated my PrimeGrid Preferences to the new project. At least I found it before the race ended. :oops:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but at least one of these is the reason why there is a "10 % conjecture credit bonus" given in the Extended Sierpiński Problem subproject.
@Rudy Toody is more likely to be right than I am. ;)
 
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