PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

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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PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:12 am

Hi

As there's an absence of any Formula Boinc sprints, the next Primegrid challenge is due in 2 weeks.
From September 21st 11:00:00 UTC until September 26th 11:00:00 UTC we will be having a 5 day challenge running the AP27 Search to celebrate Oktoberfest.

More information coming soon!
http://www.primegrid.com/

CPU and GPU versions available. Been doing the Nvidia version over the last few days. Runs a bit warm and takes about 50 mins on a GTX 1060. 4043 per GPU WU.
Oktoberfest Challenge project

Supported platforms:

Windows: Nvidia GPU1 (OpenCL): 64 bit, AMD/ATI GPU1 (OpenCL): 64 bit, CPU: 64 bit
Linux: Nvidia GPU1 (OpenCL): 64 bit, AMD/ATI GPU1 (OpenCL): 64 bit, CPU: 64 bit
Mac2: Nvidia GPU1 (OpenCL): 64 bit, CPU: 64 bit

1 GPU must have a minimum of 1.5 GB of VRAM.
2 Due to an Apple driver bug, no ATI/AMD GPU application is available for Mac.

Deadline: 7 days (up to 30 days)

Recent average CPU time: 27:26:07
Recent average GPU time: 2:20:54
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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:56 am

I could go for some Primegrid .... :D

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by rimmer66 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi
I`m up for this

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi all

In theory, the next Sprint is from 19th-22nd September and PrimeGrid has already been picked this year (so we can't "double-up").

oops - correction: AP-27 supports both CPU and GPU tasks so, I'm tempted to do Sprint tasks until maybe 21st and then see if we are in the points and if not, I'll switch to PG for the Challenge.

regards
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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 am

Luckily the FB sprint is CPU only so get ready to switch those GPUs onto PrimeGrid ready for OktoberFest :D

Remember, only tasks downloaded after the competition starts will count so no bunkering is possible.

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:23 pm

2 PM update

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Pos.	Team			Credits	Tasks completed
19	BOINCstats		109,161	    27
19	The Knights Who Say Ni!	109,161	    27
21	University of Maryland	 97,032	    24
22	UK BOINC Team		 76,817	    19
23	SwissTeam.NET		 72,774	    18
24	Free-DC			 64,688	    16
25	Alien Prime Cult	 60,645	    15
Two hours in and twenty second out of the fifty that have posted results.

I'm disappointed I haven't found an AP-27 yet :lol: (although I did find an AP-20 with my first task :o ) Still, I should be able to upgrade my bronze badge :)

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:35 pm

I'm now on board. It took a while to pick up a GPU job on one of my machines, but we are officially underway!

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 pm

Nine hours in and UBT has made some serious improvement :D

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Pos.	Team			Credits		Completed tasks
11	Dutch Power Cows	1,722,318	    426
12	Rechenkraft.net		1,568,684	    388
13	BOINC@MIXI		1,528,254	    378
14	UK BOINC Team		1,083,524	    268
15	Metal Archives		  881,374	    218
16	Team 2ch		  836,901	    207
Up eight places to fourteenth out of seventy teams :)
Not bad for only six team members returning results so far.

(And I've found three AP-20 results now :D )

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:28 pm

Damien Healy wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:35 pm
I'm now on board. It took a while to pick up a GPU job on one of my machines, but we are officially underway!
Hi Damien,

A similar problem here, two of my hosts had joined PG under the wrong project preferences (which I changed) and weren't asking for new work so their preferences didn't update. Didn't realise for a couple of hours then had to give them a nudge :D

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:29 pm

Woodles wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 pm

(And I've found three AP-20 results now :D )

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Hi

Darn I thought I read you had 1 and I was gonna brag about the 2 I've found - can't now! :lol:

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:33 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Darn I thought I read you had 1 and I was gonna brag about the 2 I've found - can't now! :lol:
Too slow Mike :P

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Woodles wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Nine hours in and UBT has made some serious improvement :D

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Pos.	Team			Credits		Completed tasks
11	Dutch Power Cows	1,722,318	    426
12	Rechenkraft.net		1,568,684	    388
13	BOINC@MIXI		1,528,254	    378
14	UK BOINC Team		1,083,524	    268
15	Metal Archives		  881,374	    218
16	Team 2ch		  836,901	    207
Up eight places to fourteenth out of seventy teams :)
Not bad for only six team members returning results so far.

(And I've found three AP-20 results now :D )

Mark
Where’s the best place to track / view progress stats for this?

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:49 pm

Hi Damien,

The PrimeGrid website is the only realtime site for this challenge:
Teams - http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2019 ... teams.html
Users - http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2019 ... users.html

Temujns (previous UBT member) site gives hourly stats with graphs - http://www.ubtstats.co.uk/ubt/UBT.php?c ... =PrimeGrid

The normal stats sites only give a daily figure which depends on when they take their snapshots.

For APs found, you have to check your own (or others) PrimeGrid account - http://www.primegrid.com/ap.php?userid=1179800 (You've had a good day today :o )

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:21 pm

Great - thanks! I hadn't been able to find the challenge-specific (AP27 + date range) stats on primegrid.

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Post by Woodles » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:02 pm

First 24 hours over and UBT settling in nicely.

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Pos.	Team			Credits		Tasks	Change
11	BOINC@MIXI		4,867,772	1,204	826
12	Dutch Power Cows	4,774,783	1,181	755
13	Rechenkraft.net		4,548,375	1,125	737
14	UK BOINC Team		3,630,614	  898	630
15	Team 2ch		2,745,197	  679	472
16	Metal Archives		2,660,294	  658	440
17	The Knights Who Say Ni!	2,369,198	  586	
Big gaps above and below are increasing so I don't expect any quick changes.

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Woodles » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:03 pm

Damien Healy wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:21 pm
Great - thanks! I hadn't been able to find the challenge-specific (AP27 + date range) stats on primegrid.
Looks like you're catching me up fast, got to get me some new GPUs :D

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:51 pm

We'll see, you're still quite some way ahead!

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:51 pm

Hi all

OK, I'm finishing off some various project tasks and I'm now set to crunch both CPU and GPU tasks from PG.

regards
Tim

PS: I appear to have found 2 AP-20 already:

#1
22 Sep 2019 | 12:12:04 UTC

Dear AP finder,

Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique Arithmetic Progression of primes of length 20. This computer is assigned to the AP27 project. Since primes found in this subproject are not large enough to report to the Top 5000 Primes List, your AP20 sequence is visible immediately.

Workunit 624518648 : 441413249446712303+5868352*23#*n for n=0..19

etc

#2
22 Sep 2019 | 12:12:01 UTC

Dear AP finder,

Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique Arithmetic Progression of primes of length 20. This computer is assigned to the AP27 project. Since primes found in this subproject are not large enough to report to the Top 5000 Primes List, your AP20 sequence is visible immediately.

Workunit 624518648 : 473541466537763207+5868336*23#*n for n=0..19

etc

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi all

UBT member stats as of Sunday 18:45 UTC

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Rank	Name		Team		Score		Tasks
35	Woodles		UK BOINC Team	2 106 403.00	    521
42	damienhealy	UK BOINC Team	1 799 135.00	    445
155	rimmer66	UK BOINC Team	327 483.00	    81
181	meddy2065	UK BOINC Team	246 623.00	    61
235	Sean		UK BOINC Team	137 462.00	    34
248	UBT - Mikeejones UK BOINC Team	113 204.00	    28
294	UBT - Timbo	UK BOINC Team	60 645.00	    15
386=	duncanr		UK BOINC Team	8 086.00	    2
386=	Paul Griffin	UK BOINC Team	8 086.00	    2
regards
Tim

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Re: PrimeGrid's 2019 Challenge Series Oktoberfest Challenge

Post by Jeffers » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:54 am

I've enabled Primegrid for AP27 searches now that the TNgrid stuff is finished (not that I'd been getting much work from them recently).
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