Sprints 2024 - timetable and projects selected

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Why not drop it from the Sprints? I think it only runs Numberfields anyway (SubField 7) and NumberFields is included in the Sprint list.
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entity wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 1:29 pm Why not drop it from the Sprints? I think it only runs Numberfields anyway (SubField 7) and NumberFields is included in the Sprint list.
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Yes, I know they are basically offering NumberFields type tasks, hence why they share admins (via Eric Driver).

It would be a pity to drop it, as a) it has a different mix of teams and members who've joined it, and b) it allows FB members/teams to have an alternative source of tasks, as there seems to be a decreasing number of active projects, so having options for each Sprint allows different members/teams to focus their efforts on different projects every fortnight or so.

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Hi all

I have made contact with the Project Admin at the randomly selected project for Sprint #6

Every league has the same project during each sprint, no matter which League each Team is in.

I await confirmation that their server will be able to cope with the expected high number of task downloads once the Sprint starts.

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Hi all

The selected Project Admin has contacted me and they are aware that Sprint #6 is taking place and no issues are expected.

Good luck to everyone.

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Hi all

The project selected for Sprint #6 is PrimeGrid (again !!)

If anyone feels bad about this choice, it is simply due to the fact that many projects have far fewer tasks available these days (or they are offline) so the number of projects from which to make a random selection is now quite limited. :(

And, of course, my hope is that everyone can have ready access to tasks and that the project infrastructure is strong enough to withstand a high demand both for downloads but also uploads, once the work unit has been completed.

EDIT: Please also note that I contact project admins IN ADVANCE of the random selection, to ensure that there will be enough tasks available - and in some cases, they will actually generate MORE tasks, just for the period of the Sprint...so, do not assume that monitoring every BOINC projects server status will give you any clue as to which active project will actually be chosen !! :lol: :lol:

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Hi all

I have made contact with the Project Admin at the randomly selected project for Sprint #7

Every league has the same project during each sprint, no matter which League each Team is in.

I await confirmation that their server will be able to cope with the expected high number of task downloads once the Sprint starts.

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Hi all

As you may be aware the SETI.Germany organised Pentathlon is running from 05 May 2024 00:00 UTC - 19 May 2023 00:00 UTC

https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/start.php

The events announced are:

Marathon:

Project: PrimeGrid: only subproject Cullen Prime Search LLR (CUL)
Website: https://www.primegrid.com/
Resource Usage: CPU
Start: 05 May 2023 00:00 UTC
End: 19 May 2023 00:00 UTC

Sprint:

Project: NumberFields@home
Website: https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/
Resource Usage: GPU
Start: 05 May 2023 00:00 UTC
End: 08 May 2023 00:00 UTC

City Run:

Project: The Ramanujan Machine on BOINC
Website: https://rnma.xyz/boinc/
Resource Usage: CPU
Start: 07 May 2024 00:00 UTC
End: 12 May 2024 00:00 UTC

Steeplechase:

Project: MilkyWay@home
Website: https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/
Resource Usage: TBA
Start: 14 May 2024 00:00 UTC
End: 19 May 2024 00:00 UTC

Javelin Throw:

Project: NFS@Home
Website: https://escatter11.fullerton.edu/nfs/
Resource Usage: CPU
Throw #1: 10-11 May 2024 00:00 UTC
Throw #2: 12-13 May 2024 00:00 UTC
Throw #3: 14-15 May 2024 00:00 UTC
Throw #4: 16-17 May 2024 00:00 UTC
Throw #5: 17-18 May 2024 00:00 UTC

Of course this clashes slightly (date wise) with our Sprint #7, which is taking place from 16:00 UTC on 16th May, until the same time on 19th May.

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Hi all

The 7th FB Sprint starts on Thursday (16th May) at 16:00 UTC and runs until Sunday (19th May) at the same time.

The project admins have been contacted and they know that the Sprint is taking place and they have no issues in terms of task availability :-)

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Hi all

The project selected for Sprint #7 is SiDock

https://formula-boinc.org/sprints.py?ra ... sprintid=9

There ARE tasks available:

https://www.sidock.si/sidock/server_status.php

But on one of my hosts BOINC Manager is displaying the message "Communications deferred for 23:59:50" (and counting down) which is nearly 24 hours !!! :o :o :o .

Hope everyone has better luck than me.

(And PS The project admin said there would not be an issue !).

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Re: Sprints 2024 - timetable and projects selected

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I only get short tasks on ARM Linux 2-6 hours
Windows X86 only gets long tasks 33-36 hours (so will get two passes)
Linux X86 only gets long tasks 38-45 hours (will only get one pass, sprint ends at 1.5 days)

Its been like this for a long while
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