SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

This section is where you can post topics related to Challenges from other websites, such as Formula-BOINC, SETI-Germany and BOINCstats, as well as project challenges such as from WCG, PrimeGrid et al.

As a Team, we really want to engage as many team members with these challenges, as this gives us a great way of attracting more members to our Team...plus we get to show our strengths as a Team by (hopefully) doing well in each one.

PS: I have moved lots of topics into this section where they are relevant...as you can see, we've always been happy to take part in Challenges...and long may that continue ;-)
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SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by Terminator » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:55 pm

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SETI.Germany invite UK BOINC Team to the SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019. It takes place from 15th August, 16.00 UTC, until 29th August 2019, 16.00 UTC.

We cordially ask all team leaders to forward the invitation to their team. Information about the Wow!-Race 2019 and a registration form can be found here: https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/register/en.

SETI.Germany wishes you and your team members much fun with the Wow!-Event 2019.


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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:57 pm

Hi all

I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in participating in this event...but, one thing is for sure - it is happening during a period when the FB Sprints are taking a rest...

So, the 12th FB Sprint ends on 4th August at 10pm UTC, and the 13th Sprint starts on 29th August at 10pm UTC - the same day when the 2019 Wow event ends, though the latter ends at 4pm UTC.

It is therefore possible to support both FB Sprints and the 2019 Wow event without any clashes.

So, feel free to register - this is not a BOINC Team event, it is for individuals, who can choose which "astrological star sign" team they prefer. See their registration page for details - you will need your SETI@home "User ID", found on your account page on the SETI@home website.

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by rimmer66 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:44 pm

hi
i have signed up ,
so far it looks like just you and me from UK Boinc

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by chriscambridge » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:47 pm

+1

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by Jeffers » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:04 am

And another one, why not?
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:45 pm

Hi all

This link shows how many UBT members have signed up for this Challenge:

https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/t ... INC%20Team

Currently we have 6 members who've signed up - which is a lot less than in 2012, where there were 45 UBT members joining in:

https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/t ... INC%20Team


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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - PennyQ » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:01 am

I'm in as well, for what it's worth
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:55 pm

UBT - PennyQ wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:01 am
I'm in as well, for what it's worth
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:55 pm

Jeffers wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:04 am
And another one, why not?
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 pm

chriscambridge wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:47 pm
+1
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 pm

rimmer66 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:44 pm
hi
i have signed up ,
so far it looks like just you and me from UK Boinc
:handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:57 pm

Bump

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - PennyQ » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16 pm

...and we're off! Just dumped a small (and probably exceedingly pointless!) bunker and we shall see how well my little lone Lenovo can do over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm

UBT - PennyQ wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16 pm
...and we're off! Just dumped a small (and probably exceedingly pointless!) bunker and we shall see how well my little lone Lenovo can do over the next couple of weeks.
Hi Penny

Excellent - well done !!

I've just re-allowed network access too, so I'm uploading some completed tasks.

But, we're in different sub-teams:

https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/t ... INC%20Team

So, hopefully my 2 PC's have done better than your Lenovo ;-)

Uploading completed: Now have 131 tasks awaiting validation and about 150 other tasks already awarded credits :-)

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:15 pm

Hi all

WOW Team scores after 1 hour:

Code: Select all

Member		sub-Team	Credits
ncoded.com	Aquarius	54,304
UBT - Timbo	Cancer		23,356
rimmer66	Gemini		1,838
UBT - PennyQ	Leo		1,128
Jeffers2112	Sagittarius	171
Darphnet Seti	Aquarius	69
UBT - Mikeejones Sagittarius	60
I was hoping for more than 23,356 credits...but then SETI@home doesn't give too many credits...

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:23 pm

I was hoping for a 3 day bunker but SETI only gave me 10 hours worth.

#21 Worldwide :wink:

UBT in 12th position

https://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/stats/teams/2019

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:30 pm

chriscambridge wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:23 pm
I was hoping for a 3 day bunker but SETI only gave me 10 hours worth.

#21 Worldwide :wink:
Hi Chris

Yup - I had similar issues...

The problem is that SETI project limits everyone to 100 CPU and 100 GPU tasks.

So, multi-core CPU's are disadvantaged, if they are bunkering tasks.

Fortunately, my quad core PC was able to bunker enough to cover about the same time as the GPU tasks it had downloaded...and I had downloaded some Einstein GPU tasks, just in case I ran out of SETI GPU tasks.

On the Xeon, I downloaded some Yafu CPU tasks as the 16 core ran out of SETI CPU tasks real quick :-(

But well done for getting 21st place ;-) ...I'm in a lowly 50th place...but that's out of 475 particpants (so far).

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:41 pm

I wasnt aware of that limit; that makes sense now why some hosts are having trouble getting tasks, and of course the seriously small bunkers.

BTW if anyone is running NVIDIA GPUs, you might find the CUDA apps are not worth running as they take substantially longer than the OpenCL version; at least on 1080/Tis, not sure about other GPUs.

If you just keep aborting them then SETI eventually only seems to send across the OpenCL ones (although you have to keep your eye on it as occasionally it will send some of the others).
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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi all

Just a reminder: There is an Optimised SETI app, that you can download for free, that speeds up CPU and GPU tasks.

see here for info and the link:

viewtopic.php?f=94&t=6449#p124911


For CPU tasks, you might need to see which instruction set your CPU supports, such as SSE, SSE2, SSE3, etc

If you are unsure then go here:

http://www.cpuid.com

and download their free program that allows you see which CPU supports. Then select that specific Optimsied version, using the

For NVidia GPUs, the OpenCL version is much faster than the CUDA version, so use that Optimised selection.

(I don't have AMD/ATI or Intel graphics so I can't say which of those work best).

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Re: SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2019

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:49 pm

Personally I am not running any external apps.. If they work, SETI should build them into BOINC apps.

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