Boinc Games 2024

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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Boinc Games 2024

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We finished 7th overall in Boinc Games 2023 which was an excellent result.

Currently 15th in Boinc Games 2024 prior to the sprints starting which is pretty good considering that not many, if any, members are targeting it.

Boinc Games is much more dependent on the marathon with the sprints only contributing around 5% of the overall score for many teams.

Only 4 members are contributing at the moment, you have to register with Boinc Games for your points/credits to count.

https://www.boincgames.com/standings.php
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Currently 10th overall in Boinc Games.
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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Battling between 9th and 10th place at the moment, waiting for MilkyWay to cure its bottleneck which should happen in the next two weeks.

Welcome Mikee to Boinc Games.

If UBT members that use Boinc register with Boinc Games, that will help us enormously with the marathon, no need to change your Boinc usage, just carry on as normal.

The registration validation method is a bit unusual but it works.
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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Welcome to Boinc Games @FrostyDog :dance:
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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Thanks! Seemed like a good way to keep things interesting.

Just a note, looks like Mike hasn't verified their CPID so we're missing out on their sweet credit :(

https://www.boincgames.com/team_members.php?id=24
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FrostyDog wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:52 am Thanks! Seemed like a good way to keep things interesting.

Just a note, looks like Mike hasn't verified their CPID so we're missing out on their sweet credit :(

https://www.boincgames.com/team_members.php?id=24
I noticed Mikee switched to Einstein presumably for the sprint so it might be in the pipeline, I can understand people being wary of messing around with their username.

There isn't much chance of us gaining another position in this sprint but my target is to try to keep us in the top ten in the BG Overall Standings which your contribution is going to make much more likely.

Now it looks like Formula Boinc is going to come back online it will be interesting to see how I can juggle my priorities.
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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Do you know if jobs that are completed but not validated before the end of the sprint count? I've got a bunch of jobs already sitting there awaiting validation and suspect I'll have even more tomorrow that'll cross over the 12:00 deadline.
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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FrostyDog wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:31 pm Do you know if jobs that are completed but not validated before the end of the sprint count? I've got a bunch of jobs already sitting there awaiting validation and suspect I'll have even more tomorrow that'll cross over the 12:00 deadline.
I'm afraid not, they don't get points until they are validated, when the sprint ends its the existing points at the end of the sprint.

It is a pain with Einstein, sometimes I've had over half my points arrive after the end. It happens to some extent with some other projects as well.

But as @Timbo often points out, its a level playing field, its the same for all contestants.

There are some tricks that can alleviate getting paired up with a slow responder, if people on the same team agree to download a lot of tasks at the same exact time, there is a reasonable chance that they will be each other's validator - keep it in the family!

What also doesn't help is people over-buffering that eventually time-out days after the sprint or cancelling at the end of the sprint, if they are your validator its bad luck. I try not to buffer too much at the same time, Einstein sends the two tasks out at the same time, if all your tasks are locked to the same validator and and he's a slow responder, you lose the lot for the sprint.

I do buffer, normally 2.5 days for a 3 day sprint, this increases you chance of the validator finishing his task before the end.

Other projects don't necessarily work the same way.
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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FrostyDog wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:52 am Thanks! Seemed like a good way to keep things interesting.
Welcome to the UBT Forum FD !!

If you have any issues or questions, feel free to ask away, either on the forum or to me via PM.
FrostyDog wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:52 amJust a note, looks like Mike hasn't verified their CPID so we're missing out on their sweet credit :(

https://www.boincgames.com/team_members.php?id=24
I'm sure Mikee will sort it out, unless he has submitted this CPID and is waiting for BG to validate it?

regards
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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UBT is currently 8th on the overall team standings of Boinc Games (BG) with 6 UBT members contributing.

If any UBT members sign up to Boinc Games their normal Boinc credits automatically count towards the BG marathon for the team.

https://www.boincgames.com/index.php
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Re: Boinc Games 2024

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And now 7th :dance:
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