This post will be updated throughout the event. Last year the team finished in 6th place over all. Last year's thread (2018) - https://hardforum.com/threads/9th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-hosted-by-seti-germany.1957969/ 2 years ago (2017) - https://hardforum.com/threads/8th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-by-seti-germany.1929308/ 5/5 - 5/19 - SETI.Germany's BOINC Pentathlon - https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/ - 2019 New discipline: Javelin Throw. This discipline consists of five not necessarily consecutive days. Credits are counted for each day separately, and the rankings are based on each team's third best day. Javelin Throw replaces Swimming. While the choice of projects for the disciplines is still based on the teams' suggestions, it will be more flexible in order to avoid that the most popular project is automatically chosen for the shortest discipline. In any case, Sprint and Javelin Throw will happen at projects that provide workunits with a quorum of 1, and there will be only one discipline at a GPU project. This year's Marathon takes place at a subproject of the World Community Grid chosen by the project administrators. Hence, the World Community Grid and its subprojects are not available for the other disciplines. The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines: Marathon (14 days) Subproject of the World Community Grid chosen by the project administrators If anyone wants to crunch for us anonymously for any reason, attach a computer to the account without using the BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_www.worldcommunitgrid.org.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to: <account> <master_url>www.worldcommunitygrid.org</master_url> <authenticator>943687_dd7504d11eb9dd987306ba050e0dfa35</authenticator> </account> This will run your clients on our HardOCPtest account. Sprint (3 days) CPU or GPU project with a quorum of 1 City Run (5 days) CPU project Cross Country (5 days) CPU or GPU project Javelin Throw (5 x 1 day, only each team's third best daily score counts) CPU or GPU project with a quorum of 1 Each team may cast four votes for projects from the preselection below while signing up. These votes will be taken into account for the final project choice. However, only one discipline can take place at a GPU project, and only projects that provide workunits with a quorum of 1 can be chosen for Sprint and Javelin Throw. The projects chosen for the Pentathlon will therefore not necessarily be the four projects with the most votes. Quorum CPU GPU Quorum 1 Cosmology@Home LHC@home NFS@Home SRBase YAFU yoyo@home Collatz Conjecture Quorum 2 Amicable Numbers* RakeSearch Einstein@Home SETI@home *: Amicable Numbers is listed as a CPU project this year, because the GPU application is relatively inefficient and uses very much CPU time at the moment. Projects are not eligible if they were chosen in last year's Pentathlon (Asteroids@home, NumberFields@home, PrimeGrid, Rosetta@home, Universe@Home) cannot provide a sufficient number of workunits do not support at least Windows and Linux provide non-CPU-intensive (NCI) applications use buggy or test-only applications do not allow the creation of new accounts do not support WebRPC To keep it as transparent as possible, we will publish the suggestions of every team when announcing the final project. Only the statistics on https://www.setigermany.de/boinc_pentathlon/statistiken/pentathlon.php are considered to award points and choose the champions. They are based on data provided by the projects via WebRPC and are updated every hour. For the Marathon, the hourly updates are based on incremental updates provided by World Community Grid in addition to their daily updates. A race day will start and end at 0:00 UTC (also known as GMT). If a project's server is unreachable at the starting time of a discipline or at the beginning of a day of Javelin Throw, only credits granted after the first successful statistics update will be counted. Likewise, the last successful statistics update will be the final result, if the server is unreachable at the ending time of the discipline or the end of the day, respectively.