Here is the pentathlon post.
And the specific quote about our team.
6. Overclock.net (5-5-7-7-3) – Previous year: 9th Place
Having been crowned with the Bronze medal at the Marathon, OCN are concluding this Pentathlon with their best ranking ever. It wasn’t just the medal which guaranteed this but a fantastic solid team performance over all the disciplines and necessary tactical skill. That whets the appetite for next year. Improvement potential could be achieved with selective boosts.
Here are our previous rankings. The best I could determine. I don't think we competed in 2010
2015 9th place: Overclock.net (14,11,7,9,12)
2014 8th place: Overclock.net (8,13,8,9,9)
2013 7th place: Overclock.net (7,9,5,7,9)
2012 10th place: Overclock.net (13,7,16,8,11)
2011 21st Overclock.net (21,17,20,23,18)
My thoughts about the pentathlon.
I am excited about the next pentathlon. My goal this year was to keep us from getting blown to bits in the CPU categories. I think I did that, but this team has really added to our CPU power and we were very competitive with the 2nd tier teams Team China, Czech National Team and Grid Coin. We would have to add a lot more computing power to be competitive with the top 3 teams and I don't see that happening by next year. A 5th place finish for next year would be a worthy goal.
I am not going to add very much computing power this year, but I do have plans for some extra horsepower. I would like to see an active budget boincer thread moving forward. I have an entry that I could add right now, but haven't with the build up for the pentathlon.
I have noticed that a few people have the multi P distributed computing bug, that is a great start for next year and I look forward to seeing the rigs people build.
I thought we would do better in the GPU project, primegrid. Seems like many of the teams have been adding some crazy GPU power. I was a little surprised at this.
We have to find a way to recruit more people for the team. I was thinking about some big giveaway that maybe we could get by 10 or 15 of us splitting the cost of the fastest current video card. If we were giving away a GTX 1080 for this years pentathlon, people would have paid attention. That is just an idea, but we need some hooks to recruit people and get the word out.
Someone had the idea of practice bunkering and using the tactics of the pentathlon. Maybe we should tailor our BGB events as mini pentathlons where we simply announce the projects a few days in advance and crunch only 2 or 3 projects for the BGB. I don't know is this is even possible, but it is certainly worth looking into.