PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary 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 Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm

Hi

The above has recently started, Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge runs Nov 18 18:00:00 to Nov 28 17:59:59 (UTC).

If you're in for this make sure you've joined the team first!

These are long CPU only tasks and will multithread if allowed to - check preferences. I ran a couple of 5 thread versions and they nearly took a day. Currently trying 10 threads.

Good luck/

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:40 am

Hi Mike

Thanks for the heads up.

I'll join in on this...as I was only crunching ODLK tasks...

There's a whole heap of info on this Challenge here:

http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=9400

Brief Summary of the above:
If anyone else is interested, the sub-projects you need to allow (on your PG Preferences page) are:

Cullen Prime Search LLR (CUL) - 14 day deadline - 20% long job credit bonus
and/or
Woodall Prime Search LLR (WOO) - 14 day deadline - 20% long job credit bonus

I would enable both in case one project runs out of work ;-) ... and obviously, for best results on the Challenge, do not crunch any other PG, or non-PG CPU tasks at the same time as these tasks are multi-threaded and could use up most of your CPUs cores...these tasks are pretty intensive so dial back any overclocking you are doing, unless you have super-dooper cooling systems.

You can set the "Max # of simultaneous PrimeGrid tasks" and "Multi-threading: Max # of threads for each task" settings on the Preferences page - so no need for app_config files anymore !!

Also: Make sure that "Use CPU" is enabled in your PG preferences.

Edit:

Individual standings are here: http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2020 ... users.html

Team standings are here: http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2020 ... teams.html

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:52 pm

Hi all,

Challenge standings as of:

Last update: 2020-11-19 20:30:01

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Rank	Name			Team		Score		Tasks
20	Homefarm		UK BOINC Team	390 420.25	19
139	UBT - Mikeejones	UK BOINC Team	21 777.75	 1
out of 187 active participants.

Last update: 2020-11-19 20:30:01

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Rank	Name		Score		Tasks
16	UK BOINC Team	412 197.99	  20
out of 56 active teams.

FWIW, I have 23 tasks, each of which are multi-threaded on 2 cores each. Estimated time to completion of these is between 3-6 days !!

So, I might see "two cycles" of tasks complete within the 10 day challenge, if I'm lucky !!

regards
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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:21 am

HI

Currently running 12 threaded tasks and long Woodall versions taking about 17 hours each.

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:39 am

Hi

Current standings after 2.5 days

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 27	Homefarm		973 169.94
183	UBT - Mikeejones	 65 822.44
295	meddy2065		  1 928.10
318	Rimmer161		   687.81
329	Squire			   484.27
333	CaffeinatedSloth	   481.39
Team position 20th out of 87

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:52 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:21 am
HI

Currently running 12 threaded tasks and long Woodall versions taking about 17 hours each.

Mike
Hi Mike

Lucky you...!! My geriatric CPU's have still yet to complete a single task :shock:

Most of my currently running tasks are only maybe 25%-30% through each one, though I do have one task on my quad-core host that is using all 4 cores (before I had a chance to tweak my preferences) and it should finish by tonight.

5pm Edit: This is a bit strange - my quad-core is now saying it'll take another 18 hours to complete.... :o

Somehow, I also downloaded a 7-core task (on one of my Xeon hosts) and that might finish early tomorrow morning...

This Challenge is clearly only really suitable for up to date, faster CPUs compared to what my modest hosts have.

regards
Tim

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by homefarm » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm

HI, These are a very demanding set of tasks.

They need lots of cores and AVX 512 to make any speed increase.

A 3950X using 15 cores at 3700Mhz takes 24000 secs.
the extreme I9 same core use, 14 in this case, takes 10500 secs. Very dramatic change.

1151489886 685466133 978470 21 Nov 2020 | 4:50:27 UTC 21 Nov 2020 | 10:44:35 UTC
Completed and validated (1st) [DC task] run time 10,564.67 cpu time 128,154.00 credit 20,465.70
Cullen (LLR) v9.00 (mt)

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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:12 pm

Hi all

Latest stats:

Last update: 2020-11-21 22:00:02

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Rank	Name			Team		Score			Tasks
27	Homefarm		UK BOINC Team	1 265 792.95		82
190	UBT - Mikeejones	UK BOINC Team	87 922.60		6
273	UBT - Timbo		UK BOINC Team	21 842.25		1
274	Paul Griffin		UK BOINC Team	21 829.44		1
317	meddy2065		UK BOINC Team	4 482.49		28
340	Rimmer161		UK BOINC Team	1 333.85		8
358	CaffeinatedSloth	UK BOINC Team	815.09			5
359	Squire			UK BOINC Team	807.34			5
out of 411 active participants.

Nice to see some more UBT members returning useful tasks and earning some credits.

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Rank	Name		Score		Tasks
20	UK BOINC Team	1 404 826.00	    136
Team position 20th out of 94 active teams.

regards
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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:27 am

Hi all

Latest stats:

Last update: 2020-11-23 08:15:04

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Rank	Name			Team		Score		Tasks
29	Homefarm		UK BOINC Team	1 879 620.96	139
226	UBT - Mikeejones	UK BOINC Team	109 941.33	7
262	UBT - Timbo		UK BOINC Team	65 830.46	3
291	Paul Griffin		UK BOINC Team	43 845.53	2
374	meddy2065		UK BOINC Team	5 943.62	37
412	Rimmer161		UK BOINC Team	1 333.85	8
435	CaffeinatedSloth	UK BOINC Team	815.09		5
437	Squire			UK BOINC Team	807.34		5
out of 503 active participants.

No further UBT members seem to have joined (though some might still be crunching through their first set of tasks).

Last update: 2020-11-23 08:15:04

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Rank	Name		Score		Tasks
20	UK BOINC Team	2 108 138.18	206
Team position 20th out of 111 active teams.

regards
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Re: PrimeGrid Magellan 500th Anniversary Challenge

Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:09 pm

Hi all

Latest stats:

Last update: 2020-11-25 14:00:03

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Rank		Name			Team		Score		Tasks
31 (-2)		Homefarm		UK BOINC Team	2 958 688.40	245
154 (+108)	UBT - Timbo		UK BOINC Team	371 604.40	19

256 (-30)	UBT - Mikeejones	UK BOINC Team	158 966.79	9
322 (-31)	Paul Griffin		UK BOINC Team	68 457.47	3
451 (-77)	meddy2065		UK BOINC Team	5 943.62	37
499 (-87)	Rimmer161		UK BOINC Team	1 333.85	8
537 (-102)	CaffeinatedSloth	UK BOINC Team	815.09		5
539 (-102)	Squire			UK BOINC Team	807.34		5
out of 625 active participants.

No further UBT members seem to have joined :-(

Last update: 2020-11-25 13:45:02

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Rank	Name		Score		Tasks
22	UK BOINC Team	3 566 616.95	    331
Team position 22nd (down 2) out of 129 active teams.

regards
Tim

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