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pinhodecarlos 2015-04-08 21:21

BOINC Pentathlon
Another year goes by and almost to begin the

6th BOINC Pentathlon
from 05/05/2015, 0:00 UTC
to 05/19/2015, 0:00 UTC
5 disciplines
1 winner

Meaning that NFS@Home can be chosen as a discipline.


So be aware....and don't panic.



pinhodecarlos 2015-04-18 09:16

I think this year NFS@Home has better chance to be chosen for one of the four CPU disciplines.
Just wondering if NFS@Home has a backup plan because:

"Runtimes and projects for each discipline are announced 5 days (Marathon, City Run, Cross Country) or 3 days (Sprint) before their respective start via Blog (Feed , Twitter , Facebook ). Therefore, no team will know the complete Pentathlon schedule right from the beginning!"

[LIST=1][*]Marathon (CPU, 14 days)[*]Sprint (CPU, 3 days)[*]*Surprise* (CPU, [I]more details for this discipline will be announced soon![/I])[*]City Run (CPU, 5 days)[*][B]Cross Country (GPU, 5 days)[/B][/LIST]

pinhodecarlos 2015-04-29 20:35

Stay tuned for the first project announcement. It will be the Marathon discipline.

pinhodecarlos 2015-05-04 08:22

[URL=""]World Community Grid[/URL][/B][/FONT][FONT=georgia][B]
from 05/05/2015, 0:00 UTC
to 05/19/2015, 0:00 UTC[/B][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=georgia][B][COLOR=#ffff00]City Run[/COLOR]
from 05/07/2015, 0:00 UTC
to 05/12/2015, 0:00 UTC[/B][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=georgia][B][COLOR=#00ff00]Cross Country[/COLOR]
from 05/09/2015, 0:00 UTC
to 05/14/2015, 0:00 UTC[/B][/FONT][/CENTER]

RichD 2016-03-14 22:32

Any planning for the next challenge? Whether Pentathlon or other...

pinhodecarlos 2016-04-16 08:03

The seventh *BOINC Pentathlon* is around the corner. As usual, SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to find out which team copes best with the challenges of five disciplines at five projects *between May 5 and May 19*.

While there are no major rule changes this year, it is ensured that there will be only one winner after the shared gold medal last year. Furthermore, the Pentathlon pages at [url][/url] have undergone an optical refresh, all the rules and later on the stats are there, as well. Many questions are answered in the FAQ ([url][/url]).

Each team that wants to participate can sign up and enter four project suggestions using the registration form at [url][/url] until *April 27*. Later registration is possible until May 2, but without the possibility of suggesting projects.

Therefore, explore the interest within your team and sign up. We're looking forward to your renewed participation in the BOINC Pentathlon! :)

pinhodecarlos 2016-04-19 18:16

Can I request if 14e and 15e queues have at least 100k wus? 16e one should have at least 1M wus queued.

debrouxl 2016-04-20 08:52

You can of course request 100K, or even 1M, WUs for 14e :smile:
However, as you can see for yourself from [url][/url] and below, we cannot deliver: numbers which received enough ECM won't add to 100K WUs.

If we remove the requirement that all numbers have received enough ECM, then we can borrow SNFS difficulty 24x (low 25x) / GNFS difficulty 16x (low 17x) numbers from near-repdigit, XYYXF, HC, OP, Aliquot, and other projects. Of course, our polynomial selection resources are limited, too.

pinhodecarlos 2016-04-30 10:14

Posted on the OcUK Pentathlon thread this morning 04-26-16,

[QUOTE]Dear fellow crunchers,

bad news today. As you may already have noticed, and the Pentathlon pages have been down since Saturday. The server was hacked and we do not know yet when everything will be back online. Of course, we do not want to bring it back up just to see it being hacked again during the Pentathlon. Additional security measures are being implemented right now.

I really feel bad to have to say this, but we will have to postpone this year's Pentathlon to make sure that we can provide the usual service (stats, daily bulletin, project announcements) and all teams have the opportunity to sign up. We can not give a new date right now, but we hope that we can run it still in May or early June, as we definitely want to avoid the hot summer months.

If you registered your team before last Friday, all information is in our latest backup and will be restored. If you wanted to participate but could not sign up yet, don't worry; we'll make sure that you can still sign up once the Pentathlon pages are back online (of course, you can also submit your project suggestions via email if you like).

We will post a proper announcement as soon as we have a new date. Really sorry for the chaos this year.

pinhodecarlos 2016-05-01 21:14

Dear fellow crunchers,

unfortunately, the BOINC Pentathlon 2016 has to be postponed for a month after a hacker had caused havoc on the server and the SETI.Germany website had been offline for a week. Therefore, the new schedule is:

Start: 05 June 2016, 0:00 UTC
End: 19 June 2016, 0:00 UTC

The registration deadline for all teams that want to participate has been adjusted accordingly: Project suggestions are now accepted until 28 May. The registration form is working again. All teams which had already signed up should still be on the list of registered teams.

There will be additional efforts during the next weeks to recover the SETI.Germany website completely, thorough functionality testing of the Pentathlon pages will also be performed again. The postponement makes sure that there is ample time for our efforts and for those teams which could not sign up in time due to the server downtime to sign up.

We apologize for this incident and the postponement, but are still looking forward to run a thrilling BOINC Pentathlon with you a month later.

pinhodecarlos 2016-06-05 10:22

So far NFs@Home has not been chosen to BOINC Penthalon.

Until end Citizen Science Grid
13 Days 13:39:20 [url][/url]
Start: 2016-06-05 00:00:00 UTC
End: 2016-06-19 00:00:00 UTC

City Run
Until start theSkyNet POGS
13:39:20 [url][/url]
Start: 2016-06-06 00:00:00 UTC
End: 2016-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Cross Country
Until start PrimeGrid
3 Days 13:39:20 [url][/url]
Start: 2016-06-09 00:00:00 UTC
End: 2016-06-14 00:00:00 UTC

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