August has hit the calendar, again a traditionally weak challenge month. Everybody is either away on holidays, or planning to do, or has just come back so it seems. CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES are stil having theirbreak, but Gridcoin have come to the rescue! What do we do, and when? We start on August 2 -with three of the four challenges for this month, poor planning. First, a project challenge:
August 02 to August 05 - Summer Olympics Challenge
PrimeGrid organizes a The Riesel Problem Sieve challenge. To participate in the Challenge, please select the TRP-Sieve project in your PrimeGrid preferences section.
The challenge will begin August 2nd 2016, 21:00:00 UTC and end August 5th 2016, 21:00:00 UTC. Application builds are available for Linux , Windows and MacIntel 32 bit and 64 bit.
For sieve tasks such as these, they recommend turning hyperthreading *on* -if your CPU supports it.
ATTENTION: Please note the atypical starting and ending times of this challenge, three hours later than nominal.
NOTE: The countdown clock on the front page uses the host computer time. Therefore, if your computer time is off, so will the countdown clock. For precise timing, use the UTC Time in the data section to the left of the countdown clock.
Scoring Information: Scores will be kept for individuals and teams. Only work units issued AFTER August 2nd 2016, 21:00:00 UTC and received BEFORE August 5th 2016, 21:00:00 UTC will be considered for credit. Since they use BOINC credit for challenge scoring, each task will be worth 109.22 points. A quorum of 2 is NOT needed to award Challenge score - i.e. no double checker. Therefore, each returned result will earn a Challenge score. Please note that if the result is eventually declared invalid, the score will be removed.
/ Individual scores
/ Summer Olympics Challenge forum page
August 02 to August 09 - Compete against Gridcoin: WCG Monthly Race #001
Gridcoin steps into the gap that CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES left this month and organizes a WCG challenge, first in their monthly series.
The old logo, as BOINCstats are still using.
Compete against Gridcoin: WCG Monthly Race #001 chat and stats page
August 02 to August 09 - Test CPU ONLY applications
Colombia, that team from the Ukraine, organizes an Albert@Home CPU ONLY challenge. Haven't seen many GPU WUs for Albert lately, that's true.
Yes, It's Albert.
Test CPU ONLY applications chat and stats page
August 10 to August 17 - Compete against Gridcoin: GPUGRID Monthly Race #001
Gridcoin keeps stepping into the gap that CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES left and now organizes a GPUGRID challenge.
Compete against Gridcoin: GPUGRID Monthly Race #001 chat and stats page
August 15 to August 29 - SETI@Home-Wow!-Event
SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2016. It takes place from 15th August, 16.00 UTC, until 29th August 2016, 16.00 UTC. SETI.Germany cordially asks all team leaders to forward this invitation to their team. Information about the Wow! Race 2016, an exciting race concept and a registration form can be found here
. SETI.Germany wishes you and your team members much fun with the Wow! Event 2016!
Note: You take part under a zodiacal sign of your choice -mostly influenced by your birth date. But there are team stats too!
Team Stats for AMD Users