Today I received notification of the upcoming 8th BOINC Pentathlon organized by our friends at SETI Germany.
Hi Vaughan, hi AMD Users,
Less than ten months have passed since the seventh *BOINC Pentathlon* came to an end. Now the Pentathlon is back to its usual date *from May 5 to May 19* and SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to compete in five disciplines at five projects for the eighth time.
This year, the stable and popular project World Community Grid is set for the City Run discipline, with only one subproject being considered for the Pentathlon.
The teams may enter their favorite WCG subproject and three additional project suggestions while signing up using the using the registration form at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pe.../anmeldung.php until *April 27*. The suggestions will be taken into account in the project selection as described at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pe...sciplines.html.
All information about the BOINC Pentathlon is available at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/, while you can find the answers to many questions at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pe...27_en_FAQ.html.
Looking forward to seeing you again at the Pentathlon!
So I need suggestions as to the WCG sub-project and 3 additional projects we, the AMD Users team, want to nominate.
WCG - Smash Childhood Cancer as it has lots of tasks and is a new sub-project
Primegrid - Sophie Germain or Proth Prime Search Extended LLR
Leiden Classical - only because it is based in Dirk's home town
Amicable Numbers - easy points from a GPU project
The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines:
Marathon (CPU, 14 days)
Sprint (CPU or GPU, 3 days)
City Run (CPU, 5 days)
Cross Country (GPU or CPU, 5 days)
Swimming (CPU, 7 days)
Each team may suggest three projects and one World Community Grid subproject while signing up. The projects are assigned to the disciplines as follows:
The project is set by the organizers.
The project with the most votes that provides workunits with a quorum of 1. This may be a GPU project if no other GPU project got more votes.
The World Community Grid subproject with the most votes. The following subprojects are available:
FightAIDS@Home - Phase 1
Mapping Cancer Markers
The GPU project with the most votes. If this project has been chosen for the sprint, the CPU-only project with the next most votes that has not been chosen for another discipline is chosen instead.
The CPU-only project (i.e. the project does not provide any GPU application) with the most votes that is not already chosen for another discipline.
CPU-only GPU support
Projects are not eligible if they
were chosen in last year's Pentathlon (Citizen Science Grid, PrimeGrid, Rosetta@home, theSkyNet POGS, Universe@home)
can not provide a sufficient number of workunits
support just a few operating systems
provide non-CPU-intensive (NCI) applications
use buggy or test-only applications
do not allow the creation of new accounts
do not support WebRPC
To keep it as transparent as possible, we will publish the suggestions of every team when announcing the final project.