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2018/04/08 08:21:55 (permalink)
 
05 May 2018 00:00:00 UTC to 19 May 2018 00:00:00 UTC
5 disciplines
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It's that time again!  SETI Germany is hosting the 9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018!
 
 
This is a team event where we compete in 5 disciplines (BOINC projects).  Projects have different start and end dates, along with varying lengths of time to be run.
 
Our team is registered, so you do not have to register individually for this event.
 
Check back here as the Pentathlon draws near to find out which projects will be run and at what times.
Not all of the projects will be announced at once!  They are announced gradually, before and during the event.
 
Stay tuned to SETI.Germany announcements here
 
The project for the Marathon of the ninth BOINC Pentathlon is:
NumberFields@home (http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/)
All credits granted between 05 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 19 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.
 
The 2nd project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Swimming is:
Universe@Home (https://universeathome.pl/universe/)
All credits granted between 05 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 12 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.
 
The 3rd project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Sprint is:
Rosetta@home (http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/)
All credits granted between 11 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 14 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.
 
The 4th project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline City Run is:
Asteroids@home (http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/)
All credits granted between 14 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 19 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.
 
The 5th and final project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Cross Country is:
PrimeGrid (http://www.primegrid.com/)
All credits granted between 13 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 18 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.
post edited by Opolis - 2018/05/10 10:47:29

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    Punchy
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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/08 16:43:30 (permalink)
    I voted, thanks for setting this up!


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/09 08:04:12 (permalink)
    Punchy
    I voted, thanks for setting this up!

    +1


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/09 09:51:01 (permalink)
    I am not so sure as to what project to vote for.
    Should be projects that have a good supply of tasks, sucks when they run out of tasks in a challenge.
    Recommendations and why...

     
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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/15 07:42:17 (permalink)
    Voting is open for a few more days.
    There are some ties at the moment so get in there and submit your choices!

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/19 09:02:15 (permalink)
    If anyone has not yet voted, please submit your choices now!
    I will tally the votes and sign us up by this Saturday.
     
    If there are any ties, I will discuss them in that other place we talk about team stuff

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/21 08:09:53 (permalink)
    Registration submitted! OP updated.

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/23 11:25:00 (permalink)
    Thanks Opolis.
     

     
    Life is too short to carry a cheap pocket knife.
     
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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/30 06:39:45 (permalink)
    NumberFields@home has been announced as the marathon project, which runs for the entire two week challenge (05 May 2018 00:00 UTC to 19 May 2018 00:00 UTC)


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/04/30 08:38:55 (permalink)
    Yes, the time is drawing near!
     
    Thanks planetclown, later today I will get a calendar up for the projects that are announced so far.
     
    EDIT: OP updated
    post edited by Opolis - 2018/04/30 20:44:04

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/02 11:50:31 (permalink)

    Announcement of the 2nd project in the discipline Swimming


    The 2nd project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Swimmingis: 
    Universe @ Home (https://universeathome.pl/universe/)

    All credits granted between 
    05 May 2018, 00:00 (UTC) and 12 May 2018, 00:00 (UTC) wants be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation. Please note that pending credits can not be taken into account! The statistics for this project can be found at http://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/statistiken/challenge.php?challengeid=2&lang=en

    Have fun crunching this project and chasing these medals:
      
    post edited by devlin85 - 2018/05/02 11:53:11

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/04 08:39:29 (permalink)
    Just over 8 hrs. to go until the start of the Pentathlon!
     
    Get your PC's ready, and check the main SETI.Germany page for the countdown.

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/04 13:36:17 (permalink)
    Thanks, Opolis.  I like countdown timers.  Much easier to figure out when the challenge starts.  


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/04 14:45:35 (permalink)
    lol, just saw this video on their site.
     
     

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/05 09:34:55 (permalink)
    lol. I think seti.usa is going to walk away with this one. 

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/07 17:38:48 (permalink)
    The 3rd project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Sprint is:
    Rosetta@home (http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/)

    All credits granted between 11 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 14 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation. Please note that pending credits cannot be taken into account!

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/08 06:41:29 (permalink)
    Ugh!


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/09 07:15:28 (permalink)
    The 4th project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline City Run is:
    Asteroids@home (http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/)

    All credits granted between
    14 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and
    19 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation.


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/10 10:42:30 (permalink)
    The 5th and final project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline Cross Country is:
    PrimeGrid (http://www.primegrid.com/)

    All credits granted between 13 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) and 18 May 2018, 0.00 (UTC) will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation. Please note that pending credits cannot be taken into account!

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/13 12:59:38 (permalink)
    lol, eth minging and primegrid use different engines on the card.. might as well run both and earn some Etherum  and **** is a copy engine? (Really only effects the mining speeds by about 20%.)


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/16 16:25:41 (permalink)
    We are fast approaching the finish line!
     
    One day left for PrimeGrid and two days for Asteroids and NumberFields.
    Sprints and other events are over, so let's finish this one strong...there is no excuse!

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/20 08:12:09 (permalink)
    Thanks to everyone who participated!
    Especially juggling this and the FB sprint.
     
    We managed a respectable tie for 15th...down to the wire with Chinese Dream.
    Not quite sure how they figure the tie breaker to give us 16th on the stats...
     
    Great job team!
     
     

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/20 08:55:00 (permalink)
    It was tough juggling all the projects over all the different dates.. But FUN Yes it was.. 
     
    Awesome work Everyone..

     

     

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/20 10:17:33 (permalink)
    Yes, lots of fun(?) trying to keep everything straight and juggle the bunkers. 
     
    Especially impressive was how the team was able to switch from taking the #1 spot on the FB sprint, move over to PrimeGrid for the Pentathlon and still walk away with 33 points there.
     
     Great job everyone


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/23 06:00:26 (permalink)
    Opolis
    Thanks to everyone who participated!
    Especially juggling this and the FB sprint.
     
    We managed a respectable tie for 15th...down to the wire with Chinese Dream.
    Not quite sure how they figure the tie breaker to give us 16th on the stats...
     
    Great job team!
     
     



    The team which is able to collect the highest number of points in all 5 disciplines will win the BOINC Pentathlon. This also means that the champion may get a maximum number of 500 points.
    In case of a tie in the overall score, the tied teams are ranked by their head-to-head comparison. Hence the team which is placed better than the other teams in more disciplines is ranked higher.
    Of course, also the champions of the single disciplines are being honored. Therefore teams have the possibility to reach for the pedestal in a single discipline if they don't see a chance for themselves to succeed in the overall placings. In the end, they are being honored as well.

     
    Since they had scored a 39 and EVGA did not in any event,  that is most likely the tie breaker and thus bumping you to 16th place.

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/23 08:21:11 (permalink)
    cuarc001
     

    The team which is able to collect the highest number of points in all 5 disciplines will win the BOINC Pentathlon. This also means that the champion may get a maximum number of 500 points.
    In case of a tie in the overall score, the tied teams are ranked by their head-to-head comparison. Hence the team which is placed better than the other teams in more disciplines is ranked higher.
    Of course, also the champions of the single disciplines are being honored. Therefore teams have the possibility to reach for the pedestal in a single discipline if they don't see a chance for themselves to succeed in the overall placings. In the end, they are being honored as well.

     
    Since they had scored a 39 and EVGA did not in any event,  that is most likely the tie breaker and thus bumping you to 16th place.


    Thanks cuarc001.  I took your bolded text as Chinese Dream had a higher score than us in 3 out of the 5 events (NumberFields, Rosetta, and Asteroids), therefore they're ranked higher overall.  It's funny how the same sentence can be interpreted in different ways by different people.  BTW, nice placement by [H] this year in the pentathlon.


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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/23 08:49:56 (permalink)
    Yeah.. it can be and it may be the way you mention it as well. 
     
    We tried our best, documented our shortcomings for future endeavors, and are already working on plans for next year. I'm just hoping we keep the momentum we've had this past year going.

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    Re: ***9th Annual BOINC Pentathlon 2018*** 2018/05/23 10:18:49 (permalink)
    I thought that since they had a 0 and we scored 30 something in one event, that we scored higher overall. (no events with zero participation)
    In the end, it does not matter, but I was unclear on the rules.

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