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Compete in the Formula BOINC Competition

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Formula BOINC 2021

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I am looking to gauge the interest of the team in the Formula BOINC competition.

We were pretty active in Formula BOINC in the past, but with the overall slow-down of activity since the site migration, we were basically a non-entity in the competition last year.

Poll is up top, so let me know if you guys want to make a run at getting back into League 1.

What is Formula BOINC?

Formula BOINC is a year long BOINC team competition based on the structure of the Formula 1 Championship.
Points are amassed based on a team's individual project ranking throughout the year and by their ranking in each of the 23 sprints.
See the Formula BOINC home page for a full breakdown of the rules: Formula Boinc


The OCN team was relegated to League 2 for the 2021 season.

Our primary goal for the 2021 season will be to get back up into League 1.


Sprints

03/19/2021 11:00 (UTC) - 03/22/2021 10:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 5th

03/26/2021 03:00 (UTC) - 03/29/2021 02:59 (UTC)
ODLK - Canceled

04/09/2021 08:00 (UTC) - 04/12/2021 07:59 (UTC)
World Community Grid - Rank: 9th

04/16/2021 00:00 (UTC) - 04/18/2021 23:59 (UTC)
PrimeGrid - Rank: 3rd

04/23/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 04/26/2021 01:59 (UTC)
SRBase - Rank: 1st

05/21/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 05/24/2021 01:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 17th

06/04/2021 04:00 (UTC) - 06/07/2021 03:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

06/11/2021 19:59 (UTC) - 06/14/2021 19:59 (UTC)
Amicable Numbers - Rank: 1st

06/25/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 06/28/2021 01:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 2nd

07/02/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 07/05/2021 01:59 (UTC)
Moo! Wrapper - Rank: 1st

07/16/2021 01:00 (UTC) - 07/19/2021 00:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

07/30/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 08/02/2021 01:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 4th

08/27/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 08/30/2021 01:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

09/03/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 09/06/2021 01:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

09/10/2021 02:00 (UTC) - 09/13/2021 01:59 (UTC)
TN-Grid - Rank: 2nd

09/24/2021 03:00 (UTC) - 09/27/2021 02:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

10/01/2021 08:00 (UTC) - 10/04/2021 07:59 (UTC)
PrimeGrid - Rank: 3rd

10/08/2021 09:00 (UTC) - 10/11/2021 08:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st

10/21/2021 08:00 (UTC) - 10/24/2021 07:59 (UTC)
Collatz Conjecture - Rank: 2nd

10/28/2021 18:00 (UTC) - 10/31/2021 17:59 (UTC)
World Community Grid - Rank: 7th

11/11/2021 21:00 (UTC) - 11/14/2021 20:59 (UTC)
SRBase - Rank: 2nd

11/26/2021 03:00 (UTC) - 11/29/2021 02:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 4th

12/03/2021 04:00 (UTC) - 12/06/2021 03:59 (UTC)
[email protected] - Rank: 1st


Final Overall Standings

Final Ranking - 2nd in League 2

Updated 2022-01-09
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I've got alot of Rake queued up but as the others have mentioned credits are low. I'v been running for a solid six hours and only gained 1800. Is WEP M2, Wanless mersenne? I'd join on that but they aren't allowing new accounts for whatever reason.
 

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25 in Rakesearch really helped. I thought it was going to be another day until the project got to 2mil but scole jumped in for half a mil today. So FB gave credit on the 3rd day it was active.
Pos.TeamPointsYear 2021
credits
Total creditsEnd 2020
total credits
1​
Overclock.net​
25
322 675
101 337 127​
101 014 452​
2​
The Planetary Society​
18
51 155
21 745 408​
21 694 252​
3​
BOINCstats​
15
32 214
9 713 424​
9 681 210​
4​
Ukraine​
12
10 244
66 645 977​
66 635 733​
5​
AMD Users​
10
8 005
4 653 709​
4 645 703​
6​
BOINC.Italy​
8
5 328
1 863 130​
1 857 802​
7​
meisterkuehler.de Team​
6
5 037
12 485 166​
12 480 129​
8​
4
2 865
4 732 812​
4 729 947​
9​
OcUK - Overclockers UK​
2
85
126 539 505​
126 539 420​
10​
The Knights Who Say Ni!​
1
3
3 891 026​
3 891 023​

Overall behind just by 12.
PositionTeamPoints
1
610
2
598

2 point swing in Wanless and more to come.

os.TeamPointsYear 2021
credits
Total creditsEnd 2020
total credits
1​
OcUK - Overclockers UK​
25
14 293 475
51 196 889​
36 903 414​
2​
AMD Users​
18
6 505 553
36 685 228​
30 179 675​
3​
15
5 551 247
24 269 981​
18 718 734​
4​
12
1 580 547
3 280 309​
1 699 762​
5​
meisterkuehler.de Team​
10
650 335
7 417 312​
6 766 977​
6​
Ukraine​
8
457 985
1 949 494​
1 491 509​
7​
BOINCstats​
6
372 831
5 500 360​
5 127 529​
8​
The Planetary Society​
4
328 994
1 443 508​
1 114 515​
9​
Ars Technica​
2
300 066
2 436 076​
2 136 010​
10​
Overclock.net​
1
210 513
5 369 025​
5 158 512​
11​
BOINC.Italy​
-
189 704
3 546 697​
3 356 993​
 

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Ugh still can only use 1 GPU per system. And the project sends out incompatible tasks for a given installed driver in Linux

SRBase FAQ says to install CUDA Toolkit. It links to v10.1 but 470 is 11.4 so I am trying

And it just says Error: 'contrib' invalid
 

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The error mentions 2.29 but I only see 1 PC in top 80 that is not Ubuntu 20/21 or Windows
./mfaktc.exe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.29' not found (required by ./mfaktc.exe)

Supposedly the 10.1 file comes with the app now so thats prob why its not in the FAQ.

I'm not updating OS for an app that does not actually need it to operate. CUDA100 works just fine but server logic won't send them. I got 2 CUDA 100 tasks out of hundreds. Nor am I going back in driver to one that only contains CUDA10 versions and not CUDA 11. There just needs some server logic for Ubuntu <20 and CUDA>10
 

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I agree, I'm not crazy about projects that have those types of limitations. I have not updated one of my rigs from Ubuntu 18.xx, so its not running that project. My Ubuntu 20.xx rigs can run the project with 460 drivers and cuda 11.2 though.

EDIT: for you nvidia guys running multi GPU add this to your config.xml in your BOINC folder, the lines in bold are different than the FAQ on the the forum. This allows you to run another project on your other GPU if you want. In my experience srbase has to run on your primary GPU, device 0, otherwise BOINC will run 2 projects on 1 GPU even though the projects are listed as running on 2 different GPUs.

<cc_config>
<options>
<exclude_gpu>
<url>http://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/</url>
<type>NVIDIA</type>
<device_num>1</device_num>
<app>TF</app>
</exclude_gpu>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
</options>
</cc_config>
 

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Guess I will have to cancel the work I have downloaded and reboot into WIndows. My RX-470 is just spinning, progress bar is not moving but it is doing something. 0.010% after 15 min.

Seems to be working OK on a NVIDIA GPU in Windows.
 

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I agree, I'm not crazy about projects that have those types of limitations. I have not updated one of my rigs from Ubuntu 18.xx, so its not running that project. My Ubuntu 20.xx rigs can run the project with 460 drivers and cuda 11.2 though.

EDIT: for you nvidia guys running multi GPU add this to your config.xml in your BOINC folder, the lines in bold are different than the FAQ on the the forum. This allows you to run another project on your other GPU if you want. In my experience srbase has to run on your primary GPU, device 0, otherwise BOINC will run 2 projects on 1 GPU even though the projects are listed as running on 2 different GPUs.

<cc_config>
<options>
<exclude_gpu>
<url>http://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/</url>
<type>NVIDIA</type>
<device_num>1</device_num>
<app>TF</app>
</exclude_gpu>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
</options>
</cc_config>
Yeah, driver wise I am in the same boat though. Ubuntu 18 and driver 470 on two PCs. 1070, 1080 and 1080Ti. The 3070Ti, Radeon VII and 980Ti are on the project.
All the NV GPUs have 470 as there is a new app in [email protected] that requires it and speeds up NV GPUs a lot. The famed SETI app writer, petri33, permed some magic on the [email protected] app to make it more efficient.

Even if I did have the right OS/driver, BOINC Manager is too stupid to manage two projects. It would for sure guarantee get work for one project and none on the other. I'd have to have a separate client per GPU.
 

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Discussion Starter · #555 · (Edited)
Guess I will have to cancel the work I have downloaded and reboot into WIndows. My RX-470 is just spinning, progress bar is not moving but it is doing something. 0.010% after 15 min.

Seems to be working OK on a NVIDIA GPU in Windows.
Did you ever get this running in Linux? I was able to run this back in April during the last SRBase sprint.

I seem to have the same issue. GPU is at full load, but the task seems to never make any progress.

-Edit-
The tasks do complete on my AMD GPU in Linux. The progress bar is actually running backwards. Time remaining will keep increasing all the way up until the unit finishes, and then it will upload and start a new task. 🤪
 

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Did you ever get this running in Linux? I was able to run this back in April during the last SRBase sprint.

I seem to have the same issue. GPU is at full load, but the task seems to never make any progress.

-Edit-
The tasks do complete on my AMD GPU in Linux. The progress bar is actually running backwards. Time remaining will keep increasing all the way up until the unit finishes, and then it will upload and start a new task. 🤪
I gave up on it and rebooted into Windows, where it is running on a RX-460 instead of the RX-470 that is installed in the first slot. At least in Linux it was using the right GPU. Good to know they actually finish and I was being impatient, I will try switching back.

Edit - sure enough it is completing tasks in Linux on my RX-470, just the progress bar and ETA is broken. 2100 seconds to complete one.
 

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Discussion Starter · #557 · (Edited)
I gave up on it and rebooted into Windows, where it is running on a RX-460 instead of the RX-470 that is installed in the first slot. At least in Linux it was using the right GPU. Good to know they actually finish and I was being impatient, I will try switching back.
For reference, runtime on a Radeon VII at 1900core/1150mem is ~570 seconds.

I also dropped the power limit from 360W to 288W, and runtimes only increased by about 25 seconds on average. That's a 20% power reduction and only a 4-5% loss in throughput. :)
 

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295s at 280W on 3070Ti.

I already moved the Radeon VII off SRBase this morning when I saw we were continually losing ground as it was much slower than other NV cards.

Pos.TeamPointsTotal credits
1​
25
33 004 920
2​
Overclock.net​
18
27 622 800
3​
AMD Users​
15
7 662 740
 

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I don't really have any idle NVIDIA GPUs, so my Radeon VII will just plug away on the SRBase tasks.

I'm running 36 CPU threads on my 3960X, which is good for somewhere around 300k ppd, depending on how many of the really short tasks I crunch. If someone could grab nothing but the really tiny short CPU tasks the ppd would be pretty unreal. Average task is 1000 seconds, but there are some tasks that run for less than 20 seconds for the same 80 points.
 
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