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In. First "official" pentathlon for me, I missed the sign up last time but crunched anyway.
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I'm in!
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Sounds like a good idea Doc. With all this 24/7 running I need to clean mine also. Cheers to DUST rolleyes.gif

Computers are some of the most efficient vaccuum cleaners i know. The more fans, the better rolleyes.gif

Need to clean my rads as well, the bottom one i have has a high FPI so it gets easily clogged with dust even with a filter.
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I'm in.
Go go overclock.net!!!
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I know it's still a week and half away, but the undeniable feeling of "epicness" is beginning to seep in.....
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I know it's still a week and half away

 

Hopefully I can get my Sniper3 here in time for the start

 
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First Pentathlon, I'm assuming a schedule will be posted?
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Im going to sign up but I have a question regarding BOINC. So we chose what work units to do, could you just pick the best units and get most ppd in normal boinc folding? Also I see on zodacs posts you can have a big list of work units ready to start, in the pentathlon do we only have a list of 5 units and fold each for a certain time or do we get hundreds of different units under a work unit 'header'? I dont understand this bit.

Also the OP says each person needs to do 5 difference projects each for 5 days, doesnt that mean youd be crunching for 25 days?
Edited by $ilent - 4/23/13 at 5:39pm
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For BOINC in general you can run whatever projects you wish, high point projects or projects you care about. I think all units for a project/project sub application are all the same and all worth the same amount of points; IME I believe that to be true. Yes, you can set the client to download x number of days of work, this can be set globally or for specific projects; so you can have it download 4 days worth of work which may be 100WUs or 20 depending on the project/unit size and length of time it takes your system to run them.

 

For the Pentathlon there will be 5 predetermined projects of the list of eligible projects for the event (which we voted on a few days ago) that will be required to run; as for the 5 projects for 5 days, I've wondered about that as well.

 
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Im going to sign up but I have a question regarding BOINC. So we chose what work units to do, could you just pick the best units and get most ppd in normal boinc folding? Also I see on zodacs posts you can have a big list of work units ready to start, in the pentathlon do we only have a list of 5 units and fold each for a certain time or do we get hundreds of different units under a work unit 'header'? I dont understand this bit.

Also the OP says each person needs to do 5 difference projects each for 5 days, doesnt that mean youd be crunching for 25 days?

You can sort of chose what WU's you wanna run. On most projects, you can pick what you want to work so you can get the most PPD. It's like choosing to pick Core 17 WU's only for your GPU's. The top PPD application does tend to vvary, but for AMD is usually Moo wrapper/Milkyway and for Nvidia is DistrRTGen/PrimeGrid/Collatz. The HD 7x70/7x50 are a distinct difference, these doo well both in DiRT and Moo/Milky, so they are the best cards for BOINC at the moment.

You do get to crunch 5 projects, one project will last 5 days. But the beauty of the Pentathlon is that those days overlap. So you could be on the 3rd day of project #1, then the second project starts, so you're juggling different projects at the same time, judging how much of your CPU/GPU time and power is being used. You also have to take into account the time a workunit takes to be validated (on some projects it is not instant) so you have to start crunching even earlier and stop earlier on certain projects. It's very active and requires a certain coordination, not as "laid back" as the CC, where all you had to do is keep the machines on as much as possible and pray to get the good CPU WU's, and Core 17 GPU WU's.

I also like how there is the new "marathon" discipline, where a certain project is ran though the whole Pentathlon, so you'd end up juggling 2-3 projects at the same time. Now i call that a true stress testing tongue.gif
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