Formula Boinc 2008 Championship Rules
Rules for the classification of the projects and how they will appear in Formula BOINC.
- Automatically adding of all projects that are non alpha or non permanent-testing,
- An information message is sent to Alpha projects administrators as soon as project is added to FormulaBoinc. Nevertheless, Aministrators of Alpha projects have ability to cancel at anytime participation to FormulaBoinc.
- Insuring to have a clear line of communications for possible questions of the participating Teams (Forum, E-mail),
Rules for the validation of points and classifications for FB ending on December-31st 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 midnight,
- To receive any points for a project, the project must have awarded at least 1,000,000 credits in the year. Even if to some it appears in the course of the year it had, if it is not the case, then no Team will receive any points for the project.
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 adding to Formula Boinc).
Fully available for users to participate in.
- Beta (Automatically adding 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 to details of starting up a BOINC project themselves, And how to fine tune it. Thus making the Alpha projects the most unstable and with the highest amount of errors for the users to deal with. This is also the reasoning behind why they usually only allow a certain number of users that have abit more experience into these projects at first, So they can give the project administrators feed back on what errors they have found while testing.
- Permanent Testing Projects (Never added to Formula Boinc).
Permanent Testing section are project's that mostly based on a full operational project of the same name. Their function is one of testing update's and other project side software before it is then sent to the Fully Operational side for implimentation. Pirates@home is the one 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, And also aren't always accepting new users all the time.