PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice 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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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:16 pm

UBT - Timbo wrote:
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Damien Healy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:06 pm
I have PM'd Homefarm on PrimeGrid. Looks like he/she has an Angus (cattle) farm down south. It also like they have four 2080 Tis and a good amount of modern CPU kicking about. Didn't look like they've been on the forum before?
HI Damien

"Homefarm" registered on the forum in December 2016 and was last logged in in December 2018. For some reason they have never posted at all...

Maybe your PM might make them a little more conversational ??

regards
Tim
So, he did respond. He says that he usually crunches away in his own little world but might drop by sometime. We shall see. Seems like a nice bloke. He's thinking about selling some gear, fixing his cooling, maybe getting some second hand (bigger) CPUs. Sounds familiar :)
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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:30 pm

Damien Healy wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:16 pm
So, his name is Richard and he did respond. He says that he usually crunches away in his own little world but might drop by sometime. We shall see. Seems like a nice bloke. He's thinking about selling some gear, fixing his cooling, maybe getting some second hand (bigger) CPUs. Sounds familiar :)
Hi Damien

Thanks for making contact. :-)

I have to say that in most circumstances, I'm not so keen to interrupt people "crunching away in their little world"...I guesss it's because I value my own space (beyond BOINC) and hence I prefer to just let people get on with it...unless of course there's something generic that's worth communicating to team members.

That's why I value the forum so much as it gives a space for people to comment (if they want) or to just sit and be "wall flowers" ;-)

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Woodles » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:59 am

I'm I correct in thinking there's about 67 hours left to run for this challenge (as of 08:19)?

My first DYFL tasks finished in 27 hours so I should be able to squeeze another couple in per GPU before switching to the shorter tasks.

Anyone got relative times for the three types of tasks so I can work out what to switch to and when to maximise my contribution?

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Woodles » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:00 am

Nicely done Damien, even if Richard only pops in infrequently, one more face on the boards :)

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:10 pm

Woodles wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:59 am
I'm I correct in thinking there's about 67 hours left to run for this challenge (as of 08:19)?

My first DYFL tasks finished in 27 hours so I should be able to squeeze another couple in per GPU before switching to the shorter tasks.

Anyone got relative times for the three types of tasks so I can work out what to switch to and when to maximise my contribution?
Hi Mark,

Challenge ends on 22nd Dec at 04:19 UTC (which is GMT). So, as of 8:19 today, that would mean it had 68 hours to run.

This might help a little bit:

My GTX970's are taking from 130,000 - 147,000 seconds (36-40 hours) per GFN 21 task and earns approx 154,000 credits.

I daren't run any of the other tasks, as they would take a lot longer...though I now see that the rewards are quite a bit better, so perhaps I made the wrong choice?

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Woodles » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Thanks Tim.

So I should have time for another three DYFL as they started at half five yesterday afternoon (finish at ~19:30/19th, ~21:30/20th and 23:30/21st) leaving me with roughly five hours.

I'll have a look to see if the GFN21 will finish in that time but it doesn't look like it as even 2080Ti's are taking 20 hours with them.

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:12 pm

I'm sure you've figured your timings out already, but here is my Titan Pascal host:

https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?h ... e=4&appid=

As you'll know, in single precision, these GPUs are very close to 1080Tis. I did a couple of DYFLs first and then set to only accept 21s and 22s.

The 21s took almost 9 hours, the 22s took about 30 hours, and the DYFLs took ~43-44h. Generally speaking, the 2080Tis take half as much time for each. The credit earned was ~4.8 p/s for the 21's and then ~6 p/s for the 22s and DYFLs on Titan Pascals.

Obviously your 2080 supers will be closer to the 2080Tis than the Titan Pascals ...

It at least looks like doing 22s will be a good idea for the moment and then the 21s pretty soon. Not long to run.

I am not paying a huge amount of attention to this one (not being a FB sprint), but always good to put in a showing :)

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Woodles » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:19 am

Thanks Damien.

My Supers are doing the DYFL in about 27 hours so if the times scale, I *might* manage to get a couple of GFN21 in during the last few hours.

I'll swap over once the last DYFL's have started and keep my fingers crossed.

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi all

Stats as of 21st Dec at 12:30pm - less than 16 hours to go !!

Individuals:

https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/201 ... users.html

currently:

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Posn	Member		Team		Credits		Tasks
39	Homefarm	UK BOINC Team	23,675,042.48	    25
74	damienhealy	UK BOINC Team	11,728,904.52	    24
115	JJ Gibbon	UK BOINC Team	7,109,761.11	    9
139	Woodles		UK BOINC Team	5,682,536.86	    6
270	Paul Griffin	UK BOINC Team	1,396,923.07	    9
278	UBT - Timbo	UK BOINC Team	1,241,216.39	    8
342	UBT - Mikeejones UK BOINC Team	776,243.79	    5


On the individual stats, it's just a question of pride now as to whether you can improve on your position...though with some tasks taking a very long time, they need to be completing and validated pretty soon else they won't count as part of this Challenge.

Teams:

https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/201 ... teams.html

currently:

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Posn	Team			Credits		Tasks
6	The Scottish Boinc Team	159,451,119.08	    381
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13	Antarctic Crunchers	64,336,515.47	    165
14	UK BOINC Team		51,610,628.22	    86
15	Ukraine			40,610,698.87	    87
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81	OcUK - Overclockers UK	465,007.99	    3
92	BOINC UK		154,923.76	    1


I think we're safe in 14th place out of 92 though TSBT has beaten us to be top UK team !!

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:12 pm

Hi all

Final Stats as of 22nd Dec at 14:00pm

Individuals:

https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/201 ... users.html

UBT Member contributions:

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Posn	Member		Team		Credits		Tasks
37	Homefarm	UK BOINC Team	27,294,357.18	    33
75	damienhealy	UK BOINC Team	12,676,078.54	    25
122	JJ Gibbon	UK BOINC Team	7,109,761.11	    9
146	Woodles		UK BOINC Team	5,682,536.86	    6
276	Paul Griffin	UK BOINC Team	1,552,406.96	    10
291	UBT - Timbo	UK BOINC Team	1,241,216.39	    8
353	UBT - Mikeejones UK BOINC Team	776,243.79	    5


So, well done to Homefarm for a great contribution...and well done to Damien too as he was a late entry to this Challenge. Shame we only had 7 participants, but, there are/were other fish to fry too on Formula BOINC ;-)

Teams:

https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/201 ... teams.html

Final Top 15:

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Posn	Team			Credits		Tasks
1	Czech National Team	841,721,418.15	    1 912
2	Sicituradastra.		489,179,423.53	    1 129
3	Aggie The Pew		324,301,952.21	    1 300
4	[H]ard|OCP		311,130,431.09	    720
5	SETI.Germany		309,659,230.34	    919
6	The Scottish Boinc Team	170,494,867.42	    423
7	Crunching@EVGA		139,482,641.63	    602
8	Storm			123,750,618.18	    579
9	BOINC@MIXI		115,701,886.43	    470
10	TeAm AnandTech		108,418,058.69	    364
11	Rechenkraft.net		107,711,653.26	    237
12	AMD Users		76,658,465.29	    451
13	Antarctic Crunchers	69,027,403.30	    185

14	UK BOINC Team		56,332,600.83	    96 **

15	Ukraine			46,645,554.89	    110
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82	OcUK - Overclockers UK	620,549.25	    4
92	BOINC UK		154,923.76	    1


So, 14th place out of 93 and with TSBT as top UK team !!

regards
Tim

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Good enough effort for a UBT side project :)

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:32 pm

Damien Healy wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Good enough effort for a UBT side project :)
Hi Damien

Yup - not a bad effort overall, but clearly this Challenge was best suited to the higher end GPUs...my 3 or 4 generations old GTX970's were not up to doing anything except the basic tasks...so, that limited my contribution.

But we made a good stab at it, and 14th out of 93 is still better than I expected.

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by homefarm » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:49 pm

Damien Healy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:06 pm
I have PM'd Homefarm on PrimeGrid. Looks like he/she has an Angus (cattle) farm down south. It also like they have a solid amount of GPU horsepower and a good amount of modern CPU kicking about. Didn't look like they've been on the forum before?

Those are some fine cows.

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Hi Damien, Thanks for the accolade on the cows :-D Hard work but worthwhile.

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Re: PrimeGrid: Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Summer Solstice Challenge

Post by Damien Healy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:13 pm

Hiya Richard - glad you dropped by :) Mark (Woodles) and I are doing a bit of a push on PrimeGrid at the moment and I’ve been seeing your name on the Boincstats charts.

I did realise that I had Einstein running too though ... ooops! I’ve switched CPU over to TN-Grid, so also crunching there while QuChem is out of action.

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