Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

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Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Mon May 15, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi all

Just a heads-up about the next Sprint.

If you want to join in, then check the Formula-BOINC website on Wednesday 24th May around 11pm (BST) and the next project will be announced.

Or check back here as we'll no doubt make a plan for tackling it !!

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Mikee » Thu May 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Hi

Just noticed that Moo! Wrapper hasn't been crossed out in the 'List of selectable projects for a sprint'. Might just be an oversight but it could be done on purpose as the pool of suitable may be smaller than they realised.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Thu May 18, 2017 6:46 pm

Hi Mike

Good point - there are 42 projects listed as being "counted" for the 2017 Formula BOINC competition. But only 30 projects are listed for the Sprints...and there are only 20 Sprints taking place..

My guess is that they will continue to pick projects from the "not run yet" list, until such time as they are left with a number of projects that might not be able to support lots of members all requesting tasks, as clearly some projects do not issue enough tasks on a regular basis and some couldn't handle the bandwidth requirement.

By maybe end of August/early September, we might see some projects having a second bite of the cherry, if other projects cannot cope.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 am

BURP, FInd and dDM are all listed as possibles but none of them could support a sprint (Find has issued zero WUs this year!)

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Wed May 24, 2017 5:45 pm

Hi all

Just a quick message to bring this back to the top of the pile.

The 6th Sprint project will be announced tonight around 10pm UTC (11pm BST).

So, if you want to participate, download plenty of tasks and then if possible set BOINC Manager > Activity to "Suspend network activity". Make sure you set your Computing preferences to Store at least 1 days-worth of tasks.

You can then re-enable networking at any time after 11pm tomorrow night (when the Sprint starts).

More later :-)

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Wed May 24, 2017 8:15 pm

Ready and waiting Tim,let's hope it's something we stand a chance of doing well in.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Wed May 24, 2017 10:55 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:Hi

Just noticed that Moo! Wrapper hasn't been crossed out in the 'List of selectable projects for a sprint'. Might just be an oversight but it could be done on purpose as the pool of suitable may be smaller than they realised.

Mike


Hi Mike

Moo! Wrapper is now crossed out, so it might not be returning.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Wed May 24, 2017 11:01 pm

Hi all

The 6th Sprint project is Rosetta, which requires your CPU's !!

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Wed May 24, 2017 11:05 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:Hi all

The 6th Sprint project is Rosetta, which requires your CPU's !!

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I'm game :D

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Wed May 24, 2017 11:07 pm

Woodles wrote:I'm game :D

Mark


Hi Mark

So I've heard ;-)

The FB stats look "interesting" on Rosetta...so this could be a close run thing.

I'm in :-)

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Wed May 24, 2017 11:46 pm

:P

It's also a project where we have a decent showing from people that don't frequent the forum so we already have a good foundation.

In addition, USA are second in the Rosetta marathon and turning in some good numbers so we can't let them get too many sprint points while we get none.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Fri May 26, 2017 11:27 am

Hi all

I don't know how everyone is fairing, but I'm having a real struggle to download ANY Rosetta tasks.

I had a look on their website and the only things "running" are the data driven web pages and the Scheduler. Everything else is RED.

http://srv0.bakerlab.org/rah_status.php

They also show this:

Ready to send 39,780
In progress 801,842


which I don't quite believe.

I assume that the FB organisers gave Rosetta a "heads up" about choosing them for this weekends Sprint?

So, as a back-up, I'm also allowing some Leiden and Enigma tasks to download.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Chris Suddick » Fri May 26, 2017 1:49 pm

I have a shed load of Rosetta downloaded now. They will probably last me for the whole sprint.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Fri May 26, 2017 1:59 pm

I've not had a problem downloading work ... but then, I did stock up on Wednesday night so haven't needed many since then.

I wonder if most people have changed their settings to a one hour run time and are hitting the server harder than they should be?

(Congratulations on user of the day for yesterday Chris, I didn't realise you popped in here or I would have posted something)

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Chris Suddick » Fri May 26, 2017 2:14 pm

I have only just seen the email in my inbox about UotD so I missed it.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 pm

UBT - Chris Suddick wrote:I have only just seen the email in my inbox about UotD so I missed it.

Chris.


Hi Chris

Well done on being the Rosetta UotD !!

Always nice when that happens.

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Timbo » Fri May 26, 2017 5:47 pm

Woodles wrote:I've not had a problem downloading work ... but then, I did stock up on Wednesday night so haven't needed many since then.

Mark


Hi Mark

I tried stocking up, but one PC was given about 20 tasks, another got about 10 and the third didn't get any.

I had to go to Cambridge yesterday too, so I just left the PC's to it....and when I got back (early hours today), there was hardly any more tasks available :-(

So, I left Rosetta as "Allow new tasks" and shortened the cache duration and also allowed DENIS and Enigma just so the power wasn't wasted.

Just got back from work and not a lot has changed :-( One PC now has a pile of short-deadline DENIS tasks, and about 10 Rosetta's, while the 2nd has a pile of longer duration tasks, which I've suspended now, but do you think I can get anymore "quantities" of Rosetta's...no chance !!

The 3rd PC still refuses to get any real cache.

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PS I had to go to Sterling House in Waterbeach early yesterday afternoon - it's changed a bit since I last saw it and it belonged to the MOD !!

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Fri May 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi Tim,

I did have one host which refused to get any work so I left it for the night and the next morning it had 50 so I turned off the network to it (it's a i7 and my tasks are set to eight hours so that did me for a couple of days)

All my 2670s had 250+ lined up so I've not needed to have the network on for them either. Things are running a little low now so I'm easing them back onto the internet, there may be a bit of a jump in our score since all but one have been crunching since Wednesday night but not reporting anything! :D

Just across the road from me then, you could have popped in for a cuppa :)

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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby UBT - Mikee » Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 am

HI
Back after a short hiatus of transferring to Fiber Broadband and BT Openreach cocking it up. Managed to get a few days cache before it went pear shaped and just uploaded them. Got an electrician in this morning so I'm gonna be off again.

See we overtook USA overnight - we're gonna need to stay above them to keep our overall position.

New PC gonna cost around £1200 and I don't want to click the 'proceed' button cos it hurts :-)
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Re: Formula-BOINC Sprint #6 25-28th May 2017

Postby Woodles » Sat May 27, 2017 11:07 am

Hi Mike,

Welcome back :) .... even if it's only briefly!

USA had been doing ~80K a day more than us before the sprint, hopefully we can hold on for another 36 hours :-?

You could always build your own PC, I believe you can get a dual Xeon 2670 (32 cores!) with 64G of RAM for about half that price :angelic-cyan: :-D

Mark


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