Formula-BOINC 2019

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  1. Gilthanis

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

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    www.formula-boinc.org

    Last years thread
    https://hardforum.com/threads/formula-boinc-2018.1950308/

    In 2019 we will be in League 1

    Sprints
    Season 2019
    • 03/14/2019 13:00 (UTC) - 03/17/2019 12:59 (UTC)
      Numberfields
    • 03/28/2019 21:00 (UTC) - 03/31/2019 20:59 (UTC)
      WCG
    • 04/11/2019 16:00 (UTC) - 04/14/2019 15:59 (UTC)
      RakeSearch
    • 04/25/2019 20:00 (UTC) - 04/28/2019 19:59 (UTC)
      PrimeGrid
    • 05/09/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 05/12/2019 21:59 (UTC)
      NFS
    • 05/23/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 05/26/2019 21:59 (UTC)
      Project to be determined
    • 06/07/2019 04:00 (UTC) - 06/10/2019 03:59 (UTC)
      Project to be determined
    • 06/20/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 06/23/2019 21:59 (UTC)
      Project to be determined
    • 06/27/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 06/30/2019 21:59 (UTC)
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    • 07/11/2019 23:00 (UTC) - 07/14/2019 22:59 (UTC)
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    • 07/25/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 07/28/2019 21:59 (UTC)
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    • 08/01/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 08/04/2019 21:59 (UTC)
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    • 08/29/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 09/01/2019 21:59 (UTC)
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    • 09/05/2019 22:00 (UTC) - 09/08/2019 21:59 (UTC)
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    • 09/19/2019 16:00 (UTC) - 09/22/2019 15:59 (UTC)
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    • 09/26/2019 21:00 (UTC) - 09/29/2019 20:59 (UTC)
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    • 10/25/2019 05:00 (UTC) - 10/28/2019 04:59 (UTC)
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  2. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    What’s the difference between leagues?
     
  3. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard DCOTM Feb 2018

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    different leagues have different teams in them . at the end of the year the top 3 from the lower leagues moves to the next highest league and i believe the lowest 3 drop down a league. Basically the idea is to keep teams that have higher output competing against each other or some such.

    From : http://formula-boinc.org/
    "Leagues in 2018: The last three teams in leagues 1 and 2 will be respectively downgraded in leagues 2 and 3. The first three teams in leagues 2 and 3 will be respectively upgraded in leagues 1 and 2. The last three teams in league 3 will be replaced by new teams which want to participate to the competition. New teams must ask for integration in competition before november 30th. If there are more than 3 teams, teams will be participate in a sprint from december 8th 00:00 "
     
  4. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Ah. Regulation.

    How many of these are WCG? Trying to figure out how many master images I’m gonna need. Got WCG, what else should I build?
     
  5. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Ah. Never mind. Reading the BOINC page.

    Lemme start building masters. Any that are GPU only?
     
  6. Gilthanis

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

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    GPUGrid is but they have been testing some CPU work. However, pointwise it isn't worth running the CPU work. The rest have CPU work units but the GPU's will outscore the CPU's by a large margin. Asteroids you will find the GPU's to crank more out but CPU's are probably better put to use here outside of sprints.

    Only one project that I now of doesn't run Windows and that is WEP-M+2. It is Linux and MacOS. Most of the points to focus on are the sprints. More strategies to come.
     
  7. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    So I’ve got a crap ton of CPU horsepower, but GPU is... hard. I’ll toss my own in, but we’ll see.

    Cpu can be used at least for most things?
     
  8. Gilthanis

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

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    Yes...just about everything.
     
  9. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Yes, CPUs can be used for a most all the projects. For the GPU projects, we have a small one man army on the team known as atp1916 who brings the heat when we need him. Our biggest struggle is CPU power.
     
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  10. atp1916

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    We're loaded on the GPU side, for sure.

    RFGuy_KCCO has a small army of RTX cards, and those bad boys put Pascal efficiency to shame.
     
  11. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Well, I've got plenty of CPU then. Lemme figure out how many masters I have to build and get started.
     
  12. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    If they're already running WCG then you don't have to do anything special. Just attach the projects to those VMs and you're set to go. This is where running BAM! on all the VMs would be useful. You can sign up for a new project and attach it to all your hosts in about 2 minutes.
     
  13. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    I’ll look up BAM.
     
  14. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    BOINC Account Manager. Searching BAM might prove to be difficult. On my phone or I'll post the link. It's part of boincstats.com
     
  15. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Already found it. Studying.

    Will be back to 100% Tuesday- y’all finally actually ~cooked~ the UPS in the data center. I’m down to 18A total until I swap the parts- they came on Christmas Eve and we blew on Christmas Day. >_<.
     
  16. Gilthanis

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

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    RFGuy_KCCO [H]ard DCOTM x3

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    Well, if nothing else, you're definitely stress testing your datacenter hardware. :D
     
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  18. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    The list of projects:

    Marathon projects list:
    • Acoustics@home
    • Amicable Numbers
    • Asteroids@home
    • BURP
    • CAS@home
    • Citizen Science Grid
    • Collatz Conjecture
    • Cosmology@home
    • Denis@home
    • DHEP New in 2019
    • DrugDiscovery@home
    • Einstein@home
    • Enigma@home
    • Gerasim@home*
    • GPUGrid
    • LHC
    • Milkyway@home
    • MindModeling@home
    • Moo! Wrapper
    • NFS@home
    • NumberFields@home
    • ODLK
    • ODLK1
    • PrimeGrid
    • RakeSearch
    • RNA World
    • Rosetta@home
    • Seti@home
    • SRBase
    • Sztaki Desktop Grid Retired in 2018
    • The dDM-Project Retired in 2018
    • theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy SurveyRetired in 2018
    • TN-Grid
    • Universe@home
    • VGTU@home
    • Wanless Mersenne +2
    • World Community Grid
    • XANSONS for COD
    • YAFU
    • Yoyo@home
    See http://formula-boinc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=144&sid=dcba521b0956d9441ae831e0432d0a1d

    No surprises ...
     
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  19. Gilthanis

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

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    I've asked sebastien to remove DrugDiscovery@home due to it being a dead project.
     
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  20. RFGuy_KCCO

    RFGuy_KCCO [H]ard DCOTM x3

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    Happy New Year!

    Now let’s get to work! The race is on! Start hitting those marathon projects and get some points for the [H]!
     
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  21. Gilthanis

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

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    Well..it is day 1 and we are ranked 6th.
     
  22. pututu

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    Back from a long vacation and a Happy New Year to you all.
     
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  23. Gilthanis

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

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    sebastien corrected the bad sprint date and also removed DrugDiscovery from the Marathon list. Denis@home is still on the list though. So, it should be on everyones machines in case they actually send out work. They only sent out work like once last year.
     
  24. ChristianVirtual

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  25. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    New circuit breakers are stupid sensitive. Fail at exactly 15A per bank. I’m playing power Tetris for the moment, with a miss taking down a huge pile of gear. I’ll be ready by the first sprint.
     
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  26. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    added a new lines in the header under the rank to show the breakdown of our points (by counting the ranks over projects and show cumulated points)

    Screen Shot 2019-01-12 at 13.25.21.png

    Some wired stuff comes e.g. in rank 2; we have 4 ranks #2 but only points for 3 ; because BURP is not yet above the threshold for granting points; though I count the rank.
     
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  27. Gilthanis

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

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    Pretty cool stuff. Thanks for the hard work.
     
  28. Gilthanis

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

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    Looks like we slungshot up to 3rd. Only 1 point ahead of SETI.USA. It may not last long but we've made it to 3rd...lol.
     
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    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    That was the easy part; now we need to keep that for 340 days :whistle:
     
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  30. Gilthanis

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

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    Oh no...we have to keep climbing... we need more recruiting too. The goal is Gridcoin being toppled...lol.
     
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  31. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Lol

    Edit: Gridcoin is going nowhere...

    I am surprised we made 3rd though... I really need to bring all my PC's back online. Been off for over a week.
     
  32. pututu

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    Talking about Gridcoin, since PrimeGrid started demonetizing on Oct 12th of last year, the gap between GC and the 2nd and 3rd place in this year PG marathon is no longer gargantuan.

    According to our dashboard, they are still projected to maintain the lead at current run rate. So can other teams topple them in this popular BOINC project?

    2018 PG marathon
    upload_2019-1-23_21-56-11.png

    2019 PG marathon as 1/23/2019
    upload_2019-1-23_21-57-3.png
     
  33. Gilthanis

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

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    Numberfields it is...get your cache loaded for bunkering ready if that is your plan.
     
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    Remember to enable the option for allowing data export of stats in your preferences for Numberfields on the project website. Lets hit this hard and win the first sprint of the year!
     
  35. Gilthanis

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

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    We are starting out way behind. So, we need a large number of CPU's added to the project now to play some major catch up. All hands on deck.
     
  36. auntjemima

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    Moved 64 cores over.
     
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  37. Gilthanis

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

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    We have jumped to 3rd place from 6th but that was the easy milestone. There is still a pretty big lead ahead of us.
     
  38. DooKey

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    Where's a geek when you need one?
     
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  39. Gilthanis

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

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    He hasn't been on the forums for over a month...not sure what is going on.
     
  40. DooKey

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    Dang, that was one hell of a dump! Jumped to first place in the sprint.