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9th BOINC Pentathlon | May 5th-19th 2018



What is this event all about?

The BOINC Pentathlon is a two week long BOINC team competition. Five different projects will be crunched over the two week period.

The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines:
  1. Marathon (CPU, 14 days)
  2. Sprint (CPU, 3 days)
  3. City Run (CPU, 5 days)
  4. Cross Country (GPU, 5 days)
  5. Swimming (CPU, 7 days)

The fun and challenging aspect of the Pentathlon is resource management. The 5 "disciplines" are run over a 14 day period, so each "discipline" overlaps another discipline. Figuring out what to run, and when to run it, is what makes the Pentathlon a unique and challenging BOINC points race.
  • Run-times and projects for each discipline are announced 5 days (Marathon and one other project) or 3 days (Sprint and two remaining disciplines) before their respective start via Blog (Feed , Twitter , Facebook ).
  • This allows some time to stock up on completed WU's, but it can also be dangerous if you forget to turn in the completed tasks before the deadline. It also adds another twist to resource management, if you are trying to stockpile WU's, while simultaneously running the current active disciplines.


New to BOINC?

Check out the BOINC Essentials Thread for information about BOINC, how to install and use the BOINC client, and what projects are available on the BOINC platform.


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Disciplines to crunch:

Marathon (CPU): [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking - 6th
Starts: 5/5
Ends: 5/19
Project Support Thread

Swimming (CPU): [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking -8th
Starts: 5/5
Ends: 5/12
Project Support Thread

Sprint (CPU): [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking - 8th
Starts: 5/11
Ends: 5/14
Project Support Thread

Cross Country(GPU): PrimeGrid
OCN Final Ranking - 9th
Starts: 5/13
Ends: 5/18
Project Support Thread

City Run (CPU): [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking -10th
Starts: 5/14
Ends: 5/19
Project Support Thread

Project Choosing Rules
Spoiler!

OCN Project Nominations:


To be eligible for the prize drawing, sign up and fill out the form at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/PsaGWxoZi8szOX4D2

Prizes Being Donated for the Pentathlon:
Sapphire Nitro RX 480 4GB - Donated by: tictoc
Winner: Finrond

Cloud amiibo - Donated by Ithanul
Winner: Starbomba

5x Lifetime Overclocked Accounts - Donated by Overclock.net
Winners: Diablosbud, Diffident, NBrock, cekim, spdaimon

Sponsors:


Compact Test Bed - Donated by: Spotswood
Winner: Zeddicus



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Link to individual stats for OCN Team members:

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Just waiting on confirmation of the eligible projects, and then I will get the individual discipline threads up with the polls.


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Time for everyone to start working on their PC upgrades; you have less than a month
It will be fun to see how we do this year.



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Sweet best competition of the year. Not sure I can buy any upgrades at this point but I have a little more than last year.

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Updated the OP, and all of the individual discipline's threads are up.


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If they limit Rosetta tasks, like they did for one FB sprint, it could be bad for high core systems as a sprint project.

We have lots of ryzens, so SRBase might not be the best pick?

Seti is a linux favored project. Not sure how many of use have the cuda90 app installed and ready to go in a linux machine.



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If they limit Rosetta tasks, like they did for one FB sprint, it could be bad for high core systems as a sprint project.

We have lots of ryzens, so SRBase might not be the best pick?

Seti is a linux favored project. Not sure how many of use have the cuda90 app installed and ready to go in a linux machine.
At first glance I'm leaning towards:
  • NFS (Sprint) NFS does use a decent amount of RAM
  • Asteroids (City Run) Bonus on the GPUs as long as it doesn't overlap the Cross Country
  • Amicable/PrimeGrid (Cross Country) PrimeGrid is an interesting project. If we had been able to drop a bigger bunker at the beginning, in 2016, we would have been right near the top, since our daily production was very good.
  • Universe (Swimming) I just like this project
Looking at the available projects, there is a chance we could have a repeat of the 2016 Pent. The projects from the 7th Pentathlon are pretty popular with most teams.


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Incentive for me to get upgraded

I put this thread in my sig , hope it helps.

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I like Universe too. The Black Hole DB app runs quicker than the BHSpin app for the same points but there's never enough work. There was a batch released yesterday and its done.

I'd vote to stay away from SETI even though I bet other teams will vote for it. Some teams have SETI in their team name including the organizing team.



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