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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. Obstacle Run (14 days, with bonus credits on 3 one-day obstacles)
  2. Sprint (3 days)
  3. City Run (5 days)
  4. Cross Country (5 days)
  5. Javelin (5x 1 day, only each team's third best daily score counts)

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.

Announcements and start times will vary for each of the disciplines. This makes managing what projects are running, and when to start and stop running the projects, on of the fun and challenging aspects of the Pentathlon.


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[CENTER][URL=https://www.overclock.net/threads/wip-13th-boinc-pentathlon-may-5th-19th-2022.1798250/][B]13th BOINC Pentathlon - May 5th-19th, 2022[/B][/URL][/CENTER]

OCN Final Overall Ranking: 14

Disciplines to crunch:


Obstacle Run:
[email protected]
OCN Final Ranking - 12

Starts: 5/5
Ends: 5/19

Sprint: SRBase
OCN Final Ranking - 17

Starts: 5/13
Ends: 5/16

City Run: [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking - 10

Starts: 5/14
Ends: 5/19

Cross Country: PrimeGrid
OCN Final Ranking - 15

Starts: 5/9
Ends: 5/14

Javelin Throw: [email protected]
OCN Final Ranking - 14

  • 1st Throw
    • Starts: 5/7
    • Ends: 5/8
  • 2nd Throw
    • Starts: 5/9
    • Ends: 5/10
  • 3rd Throw
    • Starts: 5/12
    • Ends: 5/13
  • 4th Throw
    • Starts: 5/16
    • Ends: 5/17
  • 5th Throw
    • Starts: 5/18
    • Ends: 5/19

Project Choosing Rules
The rules for choosing projects are the same as for last year's Pentathlon.

  • The projects will be chosen by the event organizers
  • Projects from last year's Pentathlon are eligible for this year's Pentathlon
  • There may be more than one GPU project

To have your individual stats for the Pentahlon sign up and fill out the form at the following link:
 

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My Raspbery Pi is on it :sneaky:

So this obstacle run I guess you just bunker until these obstacles are announced? Or download 14 days worth and hope for the 200% day to come before you are forced to upload them?

New discipline: Obstacle Run. Three obstacles of one day each have to be crossed on this year's Marathon track. At each obstacle, each team gets a bonus of 100%, 150%, or 200% of the credits it scored on the day in this discipline's stats. The obstacles and the bonus are announced at the beginning of the respective day. The project for the Obstacle Run is announced three days prior to the start.
 

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The deadline for Uni tasks is like 14 days, so I am going to guess that at least one of the obstacles will be on the final days. I kind of don't get it. I suppose it adds a little something, but it seems like it would make more sense with a project that has task deadlines < 10 days.
 

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Prepping rigs now. I think I will just put all my GPUs on numberfields and then switch them to Primegrid after that event ends. IIRC Primegrid PPS give the best PPD, but can have long pending queues, so WW could be better towards the end of the cross country for quicker point returns. I dont have any AMD gpus for Universe but will put a few CPUs on it.
 

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Prepping rigs now. I think I will just put all my GPUs on numberfields and then switch them to Primegrid after that event ends. IIRC Primegrid PPS give the best PPD, but can have long pending queues, so WW could be better towards the end of the cross country for quicker point returns. I dont have any AMD gpus for Universe but will put a few CPUs on it.
Yep PPS sieve is still the best for points, WW is a close second.
For Universe there are only CPU tasks. There have been a few beta runs of GPU tasks, but so far they have not been able to get a working GPU app up and running.

** I forgot that NumberFields has a GPU app now. Not sure how I'll split things up. 🤔
 

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The system I loaded up with Number Fields is going to run out of CPU work before I can upload it, still have GPU tasks. Does anyone know a blocking URL so I could download some Universe to crunch in the interim? Failing that I can try to set up another client or VM this evening when I have time.

I ran out of tasks on the system I was crunching Universe on also, uploading those now and will try to fill it up again. Don't have any idea when one of the obstacles will occur and don't want to sit idle.
 

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Sorry cant help you with that, I run multiple clients. I currently have 11 clients active on 4 rigs lol. Can you block the main project URL or is that too easy?

Let me know if you can get more than a few Universe projects at a time. I have not been able to download enough for a bunker since last night.

If you need help setting up a second client in Ubuntu let me know. I also have them setup in Windows but dont remember all the steps.

I learned most of it from mmonnins guide [Guide] Setting up multiple BOINC Instances

EDIT: Your Universe dump moved us up 3 spots :D
 

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The system I loaded up with Number Fields is going to run out of CPU work before I can upload it, still have GPU tasks. Does anyone know a blocking URL so I could download some Universe to crunch in the interim? Failing that I can try to set up another client or VM this evening when I have time.

I ran out of tasks on the system I was crunching Universe on also, uploading those now and will try to fill it up again. Don't have any idea when one of the obstacles will occur and don't want to sit idle.
I could only find one IP address for Numberfields, and it is still the same as it was back in '18 when NumberFields was the Marathon project. IP - 129.219.51.76

I had to coax the Uni server to give me more tasks at first, but no issues reloading yesterday or today. :)
 

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Of course the big bonus comes after I unload and have work units on clients with Number Fields and Prime Grid ones :mad:

Time to try out some host file entries...

Edit - this works in the hosts file for blocking Numberfields and PrimeGrid

127.0.1.1 numberfields.asu.edu
127.0.0.1 www.primegrid.com
127.0.0.1 primegrid.com
 
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