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Time to drain the work queue on my server and get ready to rumble.  I think we should know the Marathon project in about 6 hours (0000 UTC) and can start piling up completed work units to submit on the 5th.

By that you mean suspend nearly completed tasks and finish them during the disciplines allotted days? Do all projects have 2 week deadlines?

These will be the projects or what OCN wanted?

OCN Project Nominations:
Sprint - Moo! Wrapper
City Run - Universe@Home
Cross Country - Collatz Conjecture
Swimming - theSkyNet POGS
post #152 of 1534
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By that you mean suspend nearly completed tasks and finish them during the disciplines allotted days? Do all projects have 2 week deadlines?

These will be the projects or what OCN wanted?

OCN Project Nominations:
Sprint - Moo! Wrapper
City Run - Universe@Home
Cross Country - Collatz Conjecture
Swimming - theSkyNet POGS

 

 

Basically you adjust the settings to download enough work for the 5 days, and then turn off communications between the client and project server.  Some projects will only download a certain amount of work, in which case you can change the upload URL and disable it that way while still getting work.  Then when the event starts you have a bunch of completed work to upload.  Since there is no QRB like folding, you don't lose anything as long as you are ahead of the deadline.

 

We do not know the actual projects, yet, only the organizers do at this point.  We don't know the start date for anything but the marathon that runs all 14 days.  But the projects get announced 5 days in advance, 3 days for the sprint.

 

The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 separate "disciplines".

  • Marathon (CPU, 14 days)
  • Sprint (GPU or CPU, 3 days)
  • City Run (CPU, 5 days)
  • Cross Country (GPU or CPU, 5 days)
  • Swimming (CPU, 7 days)
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Is there a guide for this ^?
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Is there a guide for this ^?


TicToc has set up 5 separate threads, one for each project.  Once the project is announced all these things will be discussed in those threads.  Also there are project optimization threads in the Hardware Optimization sub forum for many projects.

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Time to drain the work queue on my server and get ready to rumble.  I think we should know the Marathon project in about 6 hours (0000 UTC) and can start piling up completed work units to submit on the 5th.

How do you pile up completed work units? I'll look at boinc manager and see completed units that say ready to submit, then next time I look at it they are gone.
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This^. It'd be good to start getting some pointers.
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How do you pile up completed work units? I'll look at boinc manager and see completed units that say ready to submit, then next time I look at it they are gone.

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Basically you adjust the settings to download enough work for the 5 days, and then turn off communications between the client and project server.  Some projects will only download a certain amount of work, in which case you can change the upload URL and disable it that way while still getting work.  Then when the event starts you have a bunch of completed work to upload.  Since there is no QRB like folding, you don't lose anything as long as you are ahead of the deadline.
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So I assume the "Suspend Network Activity" option in the "Activity" Menu will accomplish this.
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So I assume the "Suspend Network Activity" option in the "Activity" Menu will accomplish this.

Yes, that will suspend network activity across all projects. You should be able to do individual projects as well, which will help later in the month.
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So I assume the "Suspend Network Activity" option in the "Activity" Menu will accomplish this.

Or if you are doing multiple projects and you only want to prevent one, you modify your hosts file.. so for instance, you can set the server boinc.thesonntags.com for Collatz to 127.0.0.1. This way you can 'sandbag' your work for a particular project. The servers can be found from the client_state.xml file in the BOINC program directory (/var/lib/boinc_client..I think)... that's what I remember doing last year.

EDIT: You'll find a line like this is the client_state.xml file:
Code:
<upload_url>http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz_cgi/file_upload_handler</upload_url>

Edited by spdaimon - 5/30/16 at 3:50pm
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