Formula Boinc 2017 Championship Rules
Rules for the validation of points and classifications for FB ending on December-31th at midnight (UTC).
- All points listed on the website are a close estimate for that time period. The "Official" final standings will only be announced after a definitive validation is done on 12/31 23:59 UTC.
- To give any points, the project must award at least 2,000,000 credits in the current calendar year (January 1 to December 31).
- If two or more teams have the same number of FB points at the end of the year, their ranking will be decided by the number of projects for which they received FB points. Then if still tie on this number, we shall count the number of 1st places, and if tie again, then, count the number of 2nd places, and so on...
About BOINC Statuses Projects and Formula Boinc
Written by Gamma^Ray (BoincSynergy) - Adaptation by Otax (L'Alliance Francophone) for Formula Boinc.
All Boinc projects are classified in four stages of development.
Formula Boinc uses projects statuses as reported on BoincSynergy site.
- Fully Operational - Completed all levels of initial testing and processing "Live" work.
- Beta - Majority of "Bugs" solved and open to more users than Alpha to join.
- Alpha - First stage of any project. Limited users allowed due to the "Bugs" in the software.
- Permanent Testing- Used for testing updates before going Fully Operational
- Fully Operational Projects (Automatically added to Formula Boinc).
Fully available for users to participate in.
- Beta (Automatically added to Formula Boinc).
Majority of "Bugs" solved and open to more users to join.
- Alpha Projects (Possible adding under conditions to Formula Boinc : see "Rules" ).
Alpha is usually the first stage of a project that is just getting off the ground. Being that most of the projects are started by different people or groups or colleges, many have to learn the details of starting up a BOINC project themselves and how to fine tune it. Thus makes the Alpha projects the most unstable ones and those with the highest amount of errors for the users to deal with. This is also the reason why they usually only allow a certain number of users with a bit more experience into these projects at first, so they can give the project administrators feedback on what errors they have found while testing.
- Permanent Testing Projects (Never added to Formula Boinc).
The Permanent Testing section contains project's that are mostly based on a full operational project of the same name. Their function is to test updates and other project side software before it is then sent to the Fully Operational side for implementation. Pirates@home is the only project that has always been listed as a Permanent Testing project without the addition of a Fully Operational side to it.
These projects may or may not have work to send out at any time. They may also not accept new users all the time.