August has just started, but the August 2012 SIMAP scramble is already well underway, having started on the 30th of July at 07:00 AM.
July 30 to August 7 - The August 2012 SIMAP scramble
A SIMAP Challenge start unlike last month, when I went in flying and ended up with a dry tank due to a too small WU cache.
AMD Users does better than before: we're currently 7th, and the team has swollen to thirteen members.
In order of credits scored: Bender10, B Johansson, Dirk Broer, Kle, NeoGen, Smok88, VALDIS, Hautlle, Freddie, Moops, Ken429H. BobCat13 and Dr Iggy.
Remember to set your cache to several days, or you'll run out of WUs before the end like me last time! -and setting it to 3.5 days instead of 0.5 days hardly had any impact I fear....
August 1 to August 8 - 1st 35th Anniversary [ WOW! Signal ] Challenge
A month full of Seti challenges from SetiKAH (Seti Korea At Home), after an original idea from SetiGermany
Remember that Seti nowaday does both nVidia and Ati/AMD, but the latter might need a visit to the Lunatics website. No less than 28 team members were active, amidst a whopping grand total of 3454 participants. Dave Herrington was our team champion with a #115 position. Ded101 came in 2nd at #172 while our team's #3 is Dirk Broer at #208, having passed BlackAdder (#229) the last day.
August 8 to August 15 - NFS@Home Puzzle Challenge
In the second volume of The Art of Computer Programming
, Donald Knuth included a puzzle. A literary quotation is encrypted using the RSA algorithm, and we will decrypt it by factoring the public encryption key! This effort will use the lower-memory lasievee application, so more will be able to participate. The workunits for this challenge started with Gtaocp. Kle (#7), Myron (#10), lysergius (#18) and LeonardoXIV (#46) were active here in a field of 48 participants from 10 teams.
August 9 to August 16 - 2012 WOW Event!
For some reason this sub-challenge is not named "2nd 35th Anniversary [ WOW! Signal ] Challenge", but is using a not quite so original name. We're doing better than last week: B Johansson had really set his teeth in this challenge and leads, team-wise, at #87, followed by Dirk Broer (#101) and Dave Herrington (#112) in a field of 3318 participants, of which 37 were AMD Users members. Server went down for maintenance on the 14th and will resume too late for this challenge to be of effect, so these are the final standings.
August 18 to August 25 - 3rd 35th Anniversary [ WOW! Signal ] Challenge
Will we be able to hold the climbing performance line? Of the 22 AMD Users participants, the top-3 of the team remained as with the previous WOW! challenge: B Johansson ended up first amongst the team, at #55, Dirk Broer followed at #95, before Dave Herrington at #96. The AMD Users team now holds the 142nd position world-wide. At the WOW! event from Seti.Germany
Dirk is the only AMD Users participant -competing in the 'Leo' Zodiac sign team-, now at a 131st position.
August 26 to September 2 - Last! 35th Anniversary [ WOW! Signal ] Challenge
If we can't discover a [ WOW! Signal ] now, will we have to wait another five years? Dirk Broer has seized this challenge to try and end up as best AMD User. At the moment B Johansson leads again though, at #59 while Dirk is at #67, followed in his turn by Dave Herrington at #104. Still plenty of movements within the top-3 alone thus at this last day. At the WOW! event from Seti.Germany Dirk was the only AMD Users participant -competing in the 'Leo' Zodiac sign team-, and ended up at a 127th position. Lack of Ati/AMD WUs and poor server connectivity stood in the way of progressing further.
More month-long challenges that we can enter:
July 29 to August 31 - To Eliminate AIDS - August 2012
Another Eliminate AIDS challenge issued by Team Thompson. In July we managed a 5th place.
The goal of this challenge is to get as many points in the FightAIDS@Home project, so for me: on to my 2nd ruby!
July 29 to August 31 - Small Team Race - August 2012
Another Small Team Race organised by Team Thompson. In July we managed a 7th place.
MOT (MyOnlineTeam) organizes thirty-six (36!) WCG challenges this month: three general ones, all three for all projects but of three different types: Points, running time and number of returned results; three similair challenges for Computing for Sustainable Water; three likewise for Say No to Schistosoma; another three for GO Fight Against Malaria; yet three more for Drug Search for Leishmaniasis; three for Computing for Clean Water; three for The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2; three for Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2; three for Help Fight Childhood Cancer; three for Help Conquer Cancer, three for Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 and finally three for FightAIDS@Home. One really must make a choice here, and for the benefit of challenges as a goal one should be MOT themselves here, I fear.