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!!Final Team Results!!
Overall - 6th Place (320 pts) - Best Finish yet, and we were right on the heels of 4th and 5th place.
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Marathon - 3rd Place (80 pts) - First ever medal for the OCN team!!!
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Sprint - 7th Place (57 pts) - Good solid run on this project.
City Run - 5th Place (63 pts) - We dropped a nice big bunker on the opening day, and then fought off the rest of the field to hold on to our spot.
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Cross Country - 5th Place (63 pts) - We kept a very nice steady pace, especially since our team is heavily weighted with AMD GPUs, which are not the greatest for PrimeGrid.
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Swimming - 7th Place (57 pts) - A strong finish allowed us to hold on to the 7th spot.
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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 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)
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, City Run, Cross Country) or 3 days (Sprint) 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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7th BOINC Pentathlon 2016 - June 5th-19th
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Disciplines to crunch:

Marathon (CPU): Citizen Science Grid
Starts: 6/5
Ends: 6/19
Project Support Thread

Sprint (CPU/GPU): [email protected]
Starts: 6/15
Ends: 6/18
Project Support Thread

City Run (CPU): theSkyNetPOGS
Starts: 6/6
Ends: 6/11
Project Support Thread

Cross Country(GPU): PrimeGrid
Starts: 6/9
Ends: 6/14
Project Support Thread

Swimming (CPU): [email protected]
Starts: 6/12
Ends: 6/19
Project Support Thread

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Each team signing up for the BOINC Pentathlon (possible until 27st of April) can suggest one project for each discipline, except for the Marathon which is chosen by the event organizers. The projects with the largest number of suggestions will be crunched.

Projects are not eligible if they have any of the following attributes:
  • were chosen in last year's Pentathlon ([email protected], [email protected] Sixtrack, malariacontrol.net, World Community Grid, [email protected])
  • can not provide a sufficient number of workunits
  • support just a few operating systems
  • provide non-CPU-intensive (NCI) applications
  • use buggy or test-only applications
  • do not allow the creation of new accounts
  • don't support WebRPC
To keep this process as transparent as possible, we'll publish the suggestions of every team when announcing the final projects.
  • OCN Project Nominations:
    • Sprint - Moo! Wrapper
    • City Run - [email protected]
    • Cross Country - Collatz Conjecture
    • Swimming - theSkyNet POGS
Prizes Being Donated for the Pentathlon:

$100 Computer Case - Donated by Tex1954 - Computer case of your choice from Newegg.com, or Newegg.ca for the Canucks, up to $100 (not including shipping); Free shipping to US48
Winner: Deedaz
$75 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net
Winner: Zeddicus
$75 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net
Winner: Wheezo
$50 PayPal - Donated by: Magic8192 - Random Drawing from the top 5 Pentathlon CPU crunchers
Winner: bfromcolo
$50 PayPal - Donated by: Magic8192 - Random Drawing from the top 5 Pentathlon GPU crunchers
Winner: mm67
$50 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net
Winner: link1393
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Sponsors:


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The choices for projects are a little different this year. SETI.Germany Rules > Disciplines

There is a possibility that there will be 2 GPU projects and 3 CPU projects. The Sprint discipline is now eligible for GPU work, along with the traditional Cross Country discipline. With the change in project selection, I have added polls to each of the project support threads. (rather than starting separate threads for CPU and GPU project voting.) Links are in the OP or you can find them here:

 

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I'll get my name on the list tomorrow when I'm not on mobile, as wcg gave me a new crossproject id for some reason and I want to have all of my various id's in the list this time.

... Assuming that it's even on the list this year, and it gives me work units, lol (it's given me all of one so far, woohoo)

EDIT: And entered,whooo.
 

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Sign up button isn't working for me for some reason.
Never mind, I got it.

One thing to consider when voting for GPU projects, I run ATI/AMD only, I have no Nvidea GPU's so I cannot crunch GPU grid.

We have to have an AMD project. otherwise I'm limited to 48 CPU cores. (I'll shutdown the GPU's if needed for the pentathlon)
 

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Gah! the sign up form changed for the first time in like 3 years! my Auto-form fill didn't work and i had to go get my CPID all over again!! Took me a whole extra 8 seconds! gah!
 

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I just signed up for my first ever Pentathlon. I mostly just Fold, but I want to try this out. Almost seems kinda hectic with the multiple disciplines.
 

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Yes! I know!

Sheeeeshh!

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Clearly it's time for a revolt! Everyone get your pitchforks! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
I am prepared for the revolt.
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I just signed up for my first ever Pentathlon. I mostly just Fold, but I want to try this out. Almost seems kinda hectic with the multiple disciplines.
If you try to run all of the disciplines, that's when it gets hectic. Caching completed tasks before the discipline starts, while trying to run the current discipline can be a bit of a juggling act.

The way it is set up does make for a fun competition. You will have teams holding completed tasks, and then dropping a bomb of completed tasks late in the discipline. It is alot of fun and most importantly the chosen projects get a massive boost in participation, if they can keep up with the demand.
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I am prepared for the revolt.
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If you try to run all of the disciplines, that's when it gets hectic. Caching completed tasks before the discipline starts, while trying to run the current discipline can be a bit of a juggling act.

The way it is set up does make for a fun competition. You will have teams holding completed tasks, and then dropping a bomb of completed tasks late in the discipline. It is alot of fun and most importantly the chosen projects get a massive boost in participation, if they can keep up with the demand.
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I remember that tactic, the DPC used to do that to us at ECCp-109. Crunch for three weeks and just as your about to pass them, they dump a load of pre-completed work on you and you find yourself even farther back than when you started.

Wasn't fun back then, probably won't be now either.

I'm in already, and I'll run it, cause I keep my commitments, but it will be a serious consideration in the future.
 

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Big thanks to @magic8192 for donating two $50 PayPal prizes.
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These prizes will be randomly drawn from the top 5 CPU and GPU crunchers, to help offset the cost of running all that computing power for the OCN team.

*Edit* More prizes are on the way, just working out the final details.
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