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Formula Boinc 2019 - interested ?

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by PDW, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,606

    Just checking to see who is interested in contributing to the Formula Boinc 2019 season for OcUK ?

    We came second at the end of 2017 in League 2, this thread contains the fun https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/formula-boinc-2017.18763633/

    After a rest during 2018 we are currently 15th in League 1 in the 2019 season
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    FB site is here showing our project contributions http://formula-boinc.org/index.py?lang=en&team=399&year=2019

    The FB Sprints are about to start, ties in with Formula 1 races, when extra points towards the team total can be attained if you finish within the top 10.

    The first sprint runs from 14/03/2019 13:00 (UTC) to 17/03/2019 12:59 (UTC) but the project chosen is announced 24 hours before the start at 13/03/2019 13:00 (UTC). That is tomorrow lunch time !

    To contribute you need to be signed up at that project and a member of team OcUK, all credit awarded between the race start and finish times counts.
     
  2. Texas_Connectio

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 29, 2012

    Posts: 32

    I would be interested
     
  3. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

    Posts: 1,606

    Good :)

    The first one has just been announced and it is NumberFields@home so you can download and bunker now.
    Only results returned after the start time tomorrow will count though.
     
  4. PDW

    Wise Guy

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  5. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    We are currently in 5th but expect us to drop down as more teams wake up...

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  6. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    We are down to 10th now !

    I thought @hanluc might have been around, I saw he'd run down what he had been doing, so either he's going to drop a big bunker in the next couple of days or he's gone away on holiday :p
     
  7. hanluc

    Mobster

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    Neither I'm afraid :) I'll fire some up tomorrow so we don't win the wooden spoon:D
     
  8. Matzo

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 23, 2017

    Posts: 116

    Yep!
     
  9. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Good stuff, the only way is up :)

    We are currently in 14th but now starting to climb towards those above us and a points position :D

    Are you ok Texas ? You haven't posted any points today and I have heard there have been a few weather problems your side of the pond.
     
  10. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    This morning we are in 12th place and moving up :D

    Still no news from @Texas_Connectio :confused:

    @Matzo have you changed your preferences as you didn't appear in the Free-DC stats update today, see post 4 in the thread.

    Less than 4 hours to go...
     
  11. Matzo

    Gangster

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    Posts: 116

  12. PDW

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 21, 2014

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    No worries, you'll appear tomorrow on Free-DC.
    If you hadn't appeared on the team list at NF I would have chased you :)

    Less than a couple of hours to go and we have moved up to 10th and a point on the board :D
    Not too far behind 9th place either....
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  13. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Final results are in and we stayed in 10th, just under 19k behind 9th spot...

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    Not bad for a rusty start after a year out.

    Next sprint is less than 2 weeks away and a later start, project will be announced on Wednesday 27th March 9pm.
     
  14. hanluc

    Mobster

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    I'll put more effort in next time (unless it's GPU) I missed the start and didn't manage to get everything going.
     
  15. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    Next Sprint is from 28/03/2019 21:00 (UTC) to 31/03/2019 20:59 (UTC)
    Project will be known on Wednesday 27/03/2019 21:00 (UTC)

    In case it is either Acoustics or RakeSearch you should have installed the optimised apps (courtesy of [B@P]Daniel), download links and forum threads...

    https://github.com/sirzooro/Acoustics-at-home/releases
    http://www.acousticsathome.ru/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=66#313

    https://github.com/sirzooro/RakeSearch/releases
    https://rake.boincfast.ru/rakesearch/forum_thread.php?id=39

    A newer version (v1.1) of RakeSearch was released February this year.

    You need to find and download the appropriate release for your CPU/OS.
    You need to restart Boinc after you've copied the necessary files into the project directory in order for them to be recognised by Boinc.

    Other news, there is a GPU app for NumberFields now, only for linux at the moment, more news here...

    https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/forum_thread.php?id=362
     
  16. Coleslaw

    Associate

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    NumberFields also just switched to Credit New credit system.
     
  17. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    NumberFields is now fixed credit by the looks of it, had been getting abused on its original setting.
     
  18. Coleslaw

    Associate

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    The "abuse" was the project erroneously crediting based on wall clock run time instead of CPU run time... It happened on CPU as well. Just people weren't paying very close attention until now.
     
  19. PDW

    Wise Guy

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    This week's sprint has been announced as...

    World Community Grid
     
  20. hanluc

    Mobster

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    I'm going to pass on this one, good project, good cause but I've never got on well with it.