9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon hosted by SETI.Germany

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  1. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    This post will be updated throughout the event.
    Last year's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/8th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-by-seti-germany.1929308/


    https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/start.php?&lang=en

    05 May 2018 00:00:00 to 19 May 2018 00:00:00
    5 disciplines
    1 winner

    All teams should sign up for the Pentathlon until 27 April 2018 using this registration form. Subsequent submissions are possible until 02 May 2018, but the project suggestions can not be taken into account.

    The BOINC Pentathlon starts on 05 May 2018, 00.00 UTC, and ends on 19 May 2018, 00.00 UTC. So, it will run for exactly 14 days.

    No team will know the complete Pentathlon schedule right from the beginning! The exact time and the project for each discipline are announced 5 days (Marathon and one other discipline) or 3 days (Sprint and the two remaining disciplines) before their respective start on the main page and via Blog (Feed feed.png , Twitter twitter.png , Facebook facebook.png ). While every discipline starts and ends at 00.00 UTC, the projects may be announced at different times (00.00 UTC, 06.00 UTC, 12.00 UTC, 18.00 UTC) to avoid that some teams are always surprised in their sleep.

    The disciplines differ in runtime and possible projects. For example, the Marathon runs during the whole Pentathlon, while the Sprint lasts only three days. Hence, at any time at least one discipline will run, but often different disciplines will run simultaneously.

    The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines:

    1. Marathon (CPU, 14 days)
    2. Sprint (CPU or GPU, 3 days)
    3. City Run (CPU, 5 days)
    4. Cross Country (GPU or CPU, 5 days)
    5. Swimming (CPU, 7 days)
    Each team may suggest four Projects while signing up. The projects are assigned to the disciplines as follows:

    1. Marathon
    2. Sprint
    3. City Run
      • Asteroids@home
      • Event goes from May 14th to May 19th
      • This project uses both CPU's and GPU's. GPU's are not much better than the CPU's but at least will allow for more PPD. Or you can use the CPU's at another project like the Numberfields while running the GPU at Asteroids.
      • http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/
      • Link to team page - http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/team_display.php?teamid=1620
      • The CPU project with the most votes that is not already chosen for Marathon or Sprint.
    4. Cross Country
    5. Swimming

    Projects are not eligible if they

    • were chosen in last year's Pentathlon (Cosmology@Home, Einstein@Home, LHC@home, World Community Grid, yoyo@home)
    • can not 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.

    SETI.Germany's Event Stats page - https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/statistiken/pentathlon.php
     
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  2. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Guides and references:
    How to install BOINC on CENTOS 7 - https://hardforum.com/threads/centos-7-boinc-install-guides.1854569/
    How to install BOINC on Windows and Ubuntu (go to post 11) - https://hardforum.com/threads/boinc-installation-walk-through.1768558/
    How to set up BOINCStats BAM! account manager - https://hardforum.com/threads/how-to-setup-up-boincstats-bam.1930993/
    Tool for managing multiple hosts in one location - What is BOINCTasks and how to use it: http://efmer.com/b/?q=boinctasks_manual
    What is bunkering - https://hardforum.com/threads/bunkering-why-you-should-or-should-not-do-it.1829159/
    Useful tools for BOINC - https://hardforum.com/threads/boinc-useful-tools-and-download-locations.1768577/
    2017's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/8th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-by-seti-germany.1929308/
    2016's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/7th-annual-boinc-pentathlon-2016.1896285/
    2015's thread - https://hardforum.com/threads/boinc-pentathlon-2015.1858766/

    If anyone from another team would like to participate in the Pentathlon due to their team not joining in and would like to remain anonymous, I will be providing details on how you can run your hosts under our HardOCPtest account when projects are officially announced. Please ask if you need specific instructions on how to do it as not everyone is familiar with BOINC.

    If anyone would like to remain anonymous but still help our team out at Numberfields, you can do so by doing the following:

    To attach a computer to your account without using the BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_numberfields.asu.edu_NumberFields.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to:
    <account>
    <master_url>http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/</master_url>
    <authenticator>84397_9db97db237dea1b002b53ff6161e6023</authenticator>
    </account>

    If anyone would like to remain anonymous but still help our team out at Universe@home, you can do so by doing the following:

    To attach a computer to your account without using the BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_universeathome.pl_universe.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to:
    <account>
    <master_url>https://universeathome.pl/universe/</master_url>
    <authenticator>4463_daf5ad064becf7e226564cf7012c8315</authenticator>
    </account>

    If anyone would like to remain anonymous but still help our team out at Rosetta@home, you can do so by doing the following:

    To attach a computer to your account without using the BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_boinc.bakerlab.org_rosetta.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to:
    <account>
    <master_url>http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/</master_url>
    <authenticator>1001978_d69293073a7ad6c11af2f212d9ae7343</authenticator>
    </account>

    If anyone would like to remain anonymous but still help our team out at Asteroids@home, you can do so by doing the following:

    To attach a computer to your account without using the BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_asteroidsathome.net_boinc.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to:
    <account>
    <master_url>http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/</master_url>
    <authenticator>83327_6f7a7aaef676c3e7b598b0e54de59ac4</authenticator>

    If anyone would like to remain anonymous but still help our team out at PrimeGrid, you can do so by doing the following:

    To use your weak account key on a given host, find or create the 'account file' for this project. This file has a name of the form account_PROJECT_URL.xml. The account file for PrimeGrid is account_www.primegrid.com.xml.

    Create this file if needed. Set its contents to:

    <account>
    <master_url>http://www.primegrid.com/</master_url>
    <authenticator>364983_c17d819be0e87f7596023e813b709c4c</authenticator>
    </account>
     
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  3. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Registration is live. Please chime in on what projects you prefer the team to vote for. I will try and get a tally soon and just submit like the last couple years.

    Current tally in the open forum:

    Rosetta - 6
    Universe - 3
    PrimeGrid - 5
    SETI - 5
    NFS - 3
    RakeSearch - 3
    Amicable Numbers - 1
    Numberfields - 0
    ODLK - 0
    SRBase - 0
    YAFU - 0
    CSG - 0
     
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  4. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    Rosetta

    Universe

    Prime

    Updated: SETI (will come anyway, still hosted by Seti@Homecountry)


    where is Denis ?

    Tooo much non-medic/non-bio; too much primetime
     
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  5. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    DENNIS does not qualify due to it only being BETA work right now and has not had much work yet since restarting things. We also get a 4th choice if you want to tac another one on your choices.
     
  6. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    My votes are NFS, Rosetta, RakeSearch, and Amicable Numbers.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Hey PecosRiverM, if you guys need some place to participate...come on by. Otherwise, hope to see your team at the Pentathlon
     
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    PecosRiverM n00bie

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    We'll see starting to get warmer here. Haven't made my mind how many systems I'll run.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    ChelseaOilman , we need four projects to vote for. What other 2 would you like to pick?
     
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    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    I hope they choose rosetta as the marathon. The other three projects that I would go for are primegrid, rakesearch and seti (need to make sure everyone is using the optimized GPU application). So, one bio, two maths and one ET.
     
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    ChelseaOilman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Anything other than Seti.
     
  13. phoenicis

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    Votes are for Universe, NFS, RakeSearch and Seti based purely on my setup's potential for output rather than sentiment towards a particular project.
     
  14. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Starting to prep some quads for the show.

    20180412_185507.jpg

    4 of the 5 are installed and going again. The 5th needs completely built as it was a castoff server recently that I haven't had time to do anything with yet. That will get rectified tomorrow.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    The last quad is having problems. I think there may be a bad motherboard. Testing continues...
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Looks like I have scrounged up another quad core i5 Optiplex 390 system to set up. Home with sick kiddo today but will try and get it set up at some point this week.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I would like to get us signed up and listed within the next day or so. Does anyone else have any votes to add?
     
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    PrimeGrid, please!
    I have two GPUs on that right now working [H]ard, and will continue to try to add more very soon.
     
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    Rosetta, NFS, SETI, PrimeGrid
     
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    University@Home, SETI and Rosetta, please! :)
     
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  23. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    GPUGrid is not one of the options this year.
     
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    Oh shoot, don't know how I missed that one - scratch that, University@Home.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I would like to get the voting wrapped up today and us signed up tonight. We could use a few more voters because there is a tie on the 4th project currently. If that doesn't change, I will have to make an Executive Decision.

    Skillz
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Since no other votes came in, I registered us and voted for:
    Rosetta
    SETI
    PrimeGrid
    Universe - chosen because there was already a math project and this is CPU only making it 2 CPU choices and 2 GPU choices.

    Once the page is updated, we should be added to the list of registered teams here: https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/teams.php

    Teams can still register and vote for 7 more days and can register up until the 2nd. We are now just under 14 days until the competition starts. Do not put off testing your rigs and learning how to tweak them. If you have any questions in advance, please ask now so that we have time to not only walk you through it but you have time to fully test your system leading up. You may even want to take this time to practice your bunkering techniques at a few projects just so that you know you have it down.
     
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    pututu [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    Will be interesting to see how other teams are voting at the end of the event. The first marathon project will be announced sometime next weekend, Apr 28th Apr 30th, if I get this correct. Time to hone your crunching skills and polish you rigs...
     
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    I am relatively new to folding.. can I download a bunch of tasks now, complete them and then upload after the starting date and have them count? How does that work?
     
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    Yes, you can. There is a limit of 6 tasks per thread. There are few ways to overcome this. See strategy forum.
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Just some numbers to use for comparison for Numberfields
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11] - 36,744.28 seconds
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1045T Processor [Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0] - 33,011.68 seconds
    AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor [Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3] - 36,142.87 seconds
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3430 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5] - 32,820.83 seconds
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6] - 37,517.12 seconds
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10] - 13,235.20 seconds (guessing this was a short work unit)
     
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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Just acquired another castoff laptop from work. Latitude E6510 with an i5 M460 @2.53GHz that I need to setup.
     
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    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    PecosRiverM made a decision yet?

    Anyone else in XS wanna join us?
     
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    Registered for Number Fields and ready to start crunching... :)
     
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    Jeeper's daily bulletin translated in English. Original article in German is here.

    Our team is not mentioned here, but that's fine. We like to be the underdog..:D

     
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    BTW, there are now 31 teams signing up. If we can get at least a medal finishing, that will be super-awesome. Go [H]ordes!!!

    From last year inspiration...

     
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    EXT64 [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    Did we kill it? I can't log into my account on their website right now.
     
  39. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I can get in. I know last night it was off an on but it would come back up quick. Maybe tonight is having similar issues as everyone continues to hammer the servers.
     
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    EXT64 [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    Must be. Up now for me too.