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Message 25501 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 3:27:35 UTC
Last modified: 8 Sep 2010 | 22:01:44 UTC

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer Challenge

PrimeGrid’s Challenge series continues with the Dog Days of Summer Challenge. Most dictionaries define the Dog Days as follows:

1 : the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2 : a period of stagnation or inactivity

Please come join us in ushering an end to the hot sweltering days of summer. A 48 hour Challenge is being offered on PrimeGrid's 321 Prime Search (Sieve) application.

To participate in the Challenge, please select only the 321 Prime Search (Sieve) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. The Challenge will begin 20 August 2010 18:00 UTC and end 22 August 2010 18:00 UTC. Application builds are available for MacIntel, Linux 32 & 64 bit and Windows 32 & 64 bit. Note: 64 bit builds benefit from a 1.7X speed advantage over 32 bit...so 1.7X the credit. :)

NOTE: In your PrimeGrid preferences section, set "Send work from any subproject if selected projects have no work" to no to guarantee that no other work will be sent.

Recommendation: The 321 (Sieve) application requires a one time download of a 6.7MB sieve file. Please consider running a few 321 (Sieve) WU's before the Challenge begins so your client will already have the sieve file. This way, bandwidth can be used to deliver WU's instead of the sieve file. :) Thank you!

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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 20 August 2010 18:00 UTC and received BEFORE 22 August 2010 18:00 UTC will be considered for credit. Since this is a fixed credit project, we'll be using cobblestones for scoring.

About 321 Prime Search

321 Prime Search is a continuation of Paul Underwood's 321 Search (see below) which looked for primes of the form 3*2^n-1. PrimeGrid added the +1 form and continues the search up to n=25M.

Primes known for 3*2^n+1 occur at the following n:

1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 18, 30, 36, 41, 66, 189, 201, 209, 276, 353, 408, 438, 534, 2208, 2816, 3168, 3189, 3912, 20909, 34350, 42294, 42665, 44685, 48150, 54792, 55182, 59973, 80190, 157169, 213321, 303093, 362765, 382449, 709968, 801978, 916773, 1832496, 2145353, 2478785, 5082306

Primes known for 3*2^n-1 occur at the following n:

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 18, 34, 38, 43, 55, 64, 76, 94, 103, 143, 206, 216, 306, 324, 391, 458, 470, 827, 1274, 3276, 4204, 5134, 7559, 12676, 14898, 18123, 18819, 25690, 26459, 41628, 51387, 71783, 80330, 85687, 88171, 97063, 123630, 155930, 164987, 234760, 414840, 584995, 702038, 727699, 992700, 1201046, 1232255, 2312734, 3136255, 4235414

What is sieving?

Sieving is the first step to prime finding. In general, a sieve separates wanted/desired elements from unwanted material using a tool such as a mesh, net or other filtration or distillation methods. The word "sift" derives from this term. (Wikipedia - Sieve)

In PrimeGrid's case, the desired elements ultimately are prime numbers and the unwanted material are composite numbers. Our tool of choice for PSP/SoB sieve is Geoff Reynolds' sr2sieve program. It eliminates possible candidates by removing numbers that have small factors. As this process is much faster than primality testing, it is good to thoroughly sieve a data set before primality testing.

Sieving removes many candidates at the beginning. However, the deeper the sieve goes, the slower the rate of removal, till eventually sieving removes candidates at the same rate as primality testing. This is sometimes referred to as "optimal depth". Primality testing is recommended at this point.

There are many factors that determine how much time and how deep to sieve. After sieving, all the remaining candidates must be primality tested to determine their "prime" status.

About 321 Search

321 Search began in February 2003 from a post by Paul Underwood seeking help from interested parties in a prime search attempt of the form 3*2^n-1. The initial goal was to build upon the completed work at Proth Search and extend the list of known primes to an exponent of 1 million (n=1M). That was quickly achieved so they advanced their goal to finding a mega prime for which they sieved up to n=5M.

As seen on PrimeGrid's front page, that goal was achieved on 23 Mar 2008, 7:57:28 UTC, when Dylan Bennett of Canada returned a positive result for n=4235414 (3*2^4235414-1). official announcement | decimal representation

32 bit OS with 64 bit CPU

This is for those who are "driving with the hand brake active" (running a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine) ;) Wubi is a very nice tool that installs Ubuntu as a dual boot to your 64 bit machine. It's as simple as adding a program to Windows. You can even uninstall it like you would any other program. :)

Wubi - Ubuntu Installer

After getting 64 bit OS running on your machine, here's a link to ALL BOINC clients (including Linux x64): http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php If you are new to Linux and need help getting set up, let us know.

It really is simple. :) With that said, check what installations WUBI will NOT work on: Unsupported set-ups

Ubuntu has a power save feature that throttles the CPU frequency down to save power. It does not treat BOINC as an active program so will throttle down thus causing under-performance. For those downloading the latest Ubuntu 10.04 (http://www.ubuntu.com/), please follow these directions to make sure the frequency is not throttled down while BOINC is running:

1. In Ubuntu, right click the top menu bar
2. Select add to panel
3. Select "CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor"
4. Click add

This will add a processor icon to the top menu. Click on the icon and set to "Performance". This also allows you to see the CPU frequency.
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Message 25502 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 5:17:52 UTC

The rat girls have taken offence due to the mention of dogs and say they won't take part*. Good luck and good fun with it.

The latest version of Ubuntu is in fact 10.04 not 9.10 as mentioned in the original post.

Cheers!

T

*Actually I'm on holiday.

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Message 25503 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 5:59:55 UTC

I'm greatly looking forward to this challenge, largely because it will give me a good excuse to work on my 321 Sieve badge.
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Message 25506 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 10:00:51 UTC

Me too. I am looking to get my silver 321 badge out of this.

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Message 25507 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 10:39:01 UTC - in response to Message 25506.
Last modified: 10 Aug 2010 | 10:40:09 UTC

Sorry mouth engaged before brain. Ignore this

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Message 25509 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 11:43:19 UTC - in response to Message 25507.

Sorry mouth engaged before brain. Ignore this


Don't worry. That is quite normal behaviour for a rat. Cute pic BTW. Reminds me of my Guinna pig called Eric. Sure do miss the little rodent.
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Message 25510 - Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | 12:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 25509.


Sorry mouth engaged before brain. Ignore this


Don't worry. That is quite normal behaviour for a rat. Cute pic BTW. Reminds me of my Guinna pig called Eric. Sure do miss the little rodent.


Certainly the late and very much lamented Aggie The Pew was noted more for her interest in food than her intellect. Sort of a murire Winne The Pooh if you will. It is easy to get fond of the little creatures!

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Message 25551 - Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | 8:52:37 UTC
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I have already a gold badge in 312 Sieve, this is my favourate WUs.
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Message 25582 - Posted: 15 Aug 2010 | 21:34:03 UTC

How to Join the Challenge

To participate in the Challenge, please select only the 321Prime Search (Sieve) project in your PrimeGrid preferences section. Also, set "Send work from any subproject if selected projects have no work" to no to guarantee that no other work will be sent. The challenge will begin 20 August 2010 18:00 UTC and end 22 August 2010 18:00 UTC.

Application builds are available for the following:


  • Microsoft Windows (98 or later) running on an Intel x86-compatible CPU
  • Microsoft Windows running on an AMD x86_64 or Intel EM64T CPU
  • Linux running on an Intel x86-compatible CPU
  • Linux running on an AMD x86_64 or Intel EM64T CPU
  • Mac OS 10.4 or later running on Intel
  • Mac OS 10.5+ running on an Intel 64-bit CPU


Note: 64 bit builds benefit from a 1.7X speed advantage over 32 bit...so 1.7X the credit. :)

Recommendation: The 321 (Sieve) application requires a one time download of a 6.7MB sieve file. Please consider running a few 321 (Sieve) WU's before the Challenge begins so your client will already have the sieve file. This way, bandwidth can be used to deliver WU's instead of the sieve file. :) Thank you!

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Scoring Information

Scores will be kept for individuals and teams. Only work units issued AFTER 20 August 2010 18:00 UTC and received BEFORE 22 August 2010 18:00 UTC will be considered for credit. Since this is a fixed credit project, we'll be using cobblestones for scoring.

Stats will be available on the front page next to the clock within 30 minutes after the start.

What to expect at Challenge start

The server always gets hit hard at the beginning of the Challenge. However, we will be using the same procedure that we used last year for all the Challenges which proved very successful. A few hours before the start (20 August 2010 18:00 UTC) "max cache" will be dropped to 16 tasks per core. Additionally, "max to send" will be dropped to 8 tasks per core. Anyone attempting to request more will be met with "max cache" messages.

We'll raise the buffer to at least 50K. At the start of the Challenge, these settings will be adjusted as necessary. Afterwards, as conditions allow, we'll raise "max cache". We'll continue to increase "max cache" when the server can handle it until a full 5 days max cache is possible.

This method allows the greatest opportunity for the most clients to get work. Even if it's just 1 task for the first 5 minutes, at least the client is crunching. Past Challenges have shown that clients have an excellent chance to reach "max cache" before their first task is complete. We expect the same this time.

Strategies for starting the Challenge

Depending on a variety of factors, different strategies work for different users. Here are just a few to consider:


  • large farm, user can be present at start
    -Set Computer is connected to the Internet about every to 0 days
    -Set Maintain enough work for an additional to 0 days
    -Change PrimeGrid preferences to a fast WU project such as PPS (LLR)
    -At Challenge start, update PrimeGrid preferences and only select 321 (Sieve) project
    -At worse, you'll only be 1 PPS (LLR) WU late on each core starting the Challenge.
    -After all machines have work, increase Maintain enough work for an additional
  • large farm, user NOT able to be present at start
    -Same settings as above.
    -At worse, you'll only be 1 WU late on each core starting the Challenge.
  • a few computers, user can be present at start
    -Change PrimeGrid preferences and only select 321 (Sieve) project
    -Set computers to "No New Tasks" for PrimeGrid
    -At Challenge Start, update computers to "Allow New Tasks"
  • a few computers, user NOT able to be present at start
    -Set Computer is connected to the Internet about every to 0 days
    -Set Maintain enough work for an additional to 0 days
    -Change PrimeGrid preferences and only select 321 (Sieve) project
    -At worse, you'll only be 1 WU late on each core starting the Challenge.


NOTE: This presumes you have all other BOINC projects suspended.

Best of Luck to everyone!
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Message 25594 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | 16:01:51 UTC

i am still watching that 50 hour deadline - you do know what will happen if you set max cache to 5 days?

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Message 25596 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | 16:36:44 UTC - in response to Message 25594.

i am still watching that 50 hour deadline - you do know what will happen if you set max cache to 5 days?

Current 321 (Sieve) tasks have a 7 day deadline. I'm not able to see the 50 hour deadline you are referring to.
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (349,355)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (107,473)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (174,802)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,165,293)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (219,459)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (179,417)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (511,700)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (230,915)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (223,001)321 Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,058,207)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (438,658)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,002,595)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,670,568)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,700,165)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,297,154)GFN Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,030,996)
Message 25600 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | 18:17:41 UTC - in response to Message 25596.

i am still watching that 50 hour deadline - you do know what will happen if you set max cache to 5 days?

Current 321 (Sieve) tasks have a 7 day deadline. I'm not able to see the 50 hour deadline you are referring to.


i'm talking about PPS-Sieve. everyone who has this one active, will probably run only very few challenge WU's then because boinc will decide to pull the shorter ones ahead once they reach the panic-mode limit.

you probably should consider raising the deadline on PPS-sieve.

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Message 25605 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | 20:41:09 UTC - in response to Message 25600.

i am still watching that 50 hour deadline - you do know what will happen if you set max cache to 5 days?

Current 321 (Sieve) tasks have a 7 day deadline. I'm not able to see the 50 hour deadline you are referring to.

i'm talking about PPS-Sieve. everyone who has this one active, will probably run only very few challenge WU's then because boinc will decide to pull the shorter ones ahead once they reach the panic-mode limit.

you probably should consider raising the deadline on PPS-sieve.

321 (Sieve) and PPS (Sieve) are now at 3.5 days deadline. Other sieves are at 7 days deadline. The shortest LLR project is at 4 days deadline. Thanks for the heads up!
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Message 25626 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | 17:01:19 UTC

Is the contest task out of WU at the moment?

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Message 25627 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | 17:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 25626.

The same work that we'll be crunching during the challenge is available now. However, please note that only work units issued AFTER 20 August 2010 18:00 UTC and received BEFORE 22 August 2010 18:00 UTC will be considered for credit.
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Message 25633 - Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | 18:10:52 UTC - in response to Message 25627.

Yes I'm aware of that but i wanted to calculate some on laptop to check how long it would take on culv cpu.
But the laptop doesn't receive any tasks from the server.

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Message 25666 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | 17:28:36 UTC

i still got very old results on my list - like that one: http://www.primegrid.com/workunit.php?wuid=48204755 dated late 2008.

any reason to keep those ancient ones?

maybe there is a real lot of those and it would be a little relief for the DB to get rid of them.

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Message 25672 - Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | 19:04:04 UTC

There are several thousant of those results. They are "stuck" and require manual intervention - because of that and not high amounts, their removal is at a low priority. I did remove your WU right now though :)
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Message 25679 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 12:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 25672.

There are several thousant of those results. They are "stuck" and require manual intervention - because of that and not high amounts, their removal is at a low priority. I did remove your WU right now though :)



no chane to purge them by date?

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Message 25687 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 18:14:50 UTC

24 hours to go!!!

When will the end come to this summer heat??? As soon as Sirius is separated from the sun!!! In 24 hours, come join us to help hasten Sirius' departure and thus, bring back cooler days. A 48 hour Challenge is being offered on the 321 Prime Search (Sieve).

Please once again review the "Welcome" post as well as the "How to Join" post so you can be informed and make any last minute adjustments that are necessary.

A few hours before the Challenge, we begin to monitor the Meebo chat room at the bottom of the forum page. If at any time PrimeGrid becomes unresponsive, you can still access the Meebo chat room externally here: http://www.meebo.com/room/primegrid/

Before the start, the Subproject stats on the Server Status page will be disabled as will the 24 hour stats on the bottom of the front page. Also, the Top Primes Finder page will be disabled. This is all done to free up as much resources as possible to allow the server to send and receive work.

Recommendation: The 321 (Sieve) application requires a one time download of a 6.7MB sieve file. Please consider running a few 321 (Sieve) WU's before the Challenge begins so your client will already have the sieve file. This way, bandwidth can be used to deliver WU's instead of the sieve file. :) Thank you!

What to expect at Challenge start

The server always gets hit hard at the beginning of the Challenge. However, we will use the same procedure that we have been for over a year now for all the Challenges which has proved very successful. A few hours before the start (20 August 2010 18:00 UTC) "max cache" will be dropped to 16 tasks per core. Additionally, "max to send" will be dropped to 8 tasks per core. Attempting to request more will be met with "max cache" messages.

We'll raise the buffer to at least 50K. At the start of the Challenge, these settings will be adjusted as necessary. We'll make the first adjustment around 30 minutes post start by raising "max cache" to 32. We'll continue to increase "max cache" when the server can handle it until a full 48 hour max cache is possible.

This method allows the greatest opportunity for the most clients to get work. Even if it's just 1 task for the first 5 minutes, at least the client is crunching. Past Challenges have shown that clients have a good chance to reach "max cache" before their first task is complete. We expect the same this time.

Stats will be available on the front page next to the clock within 30 minutes after the start.

BOINCstats provides hourly updates of Project Challenges. There you can view user and team credit and ranking trends.
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Message 25689 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 18:56:05 UTC - in response to Message 25687.
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are any packets being send since the servers are all suspended?
never mind i got some

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Message 25690 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 19:37:48 UTC - in response to Message 25687.

The server always gets hit hard at the beginning of the Challenge. However, we will use the same procedure that we have been for over a year now for all the Challenges which has proved very successful. A few hours before the start (20 August 2010 18:00 UTC) "max cache" will be dropped to 16 tasks per core. Additionally, "max to send" will be dropped to 8 tasks per core. Attempting to request more will be met with "max cache" messages.

We'll raise the buffer to at least 50K. At the start of the Challenge, these settings will be adjusted as necessary. We'll make the first adjustment around 30 minutes post start by raising "max cache" to 32. We'll continue to increase "max cache" when the server can handle it until a full 48 hour max cache is possible.

Is this just the implication of cut and paste?
The average duration of 1 task is about 3 hours, so the first request could result in sending enough work for the whole challenge.
Why not lower it to max 2 or 4 tasks?
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Message 25691 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 20:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 25690.
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The 321 (Sieve) application requires a one time download of a 6.7MB sieve file


I have cleared most of my boxes for the up coming challenge. But there are all asking for work.
But nothing. Not even the 6.7MB sieve file.

All I get is
Thu 19 Aug 2010 01:50:49 PM MDT PrimeGrid Not reporting or requesting tasks
Thu 19 Aug 2010 01:50:54 PM MDT PrimeGrid Scheduler request completed


My Boinc Manger is at idle waiting for work.

I tried reseting but still the same.



Is there a problem at my end or at the server?

Steve


Edit: Oops:

I forgot and set use CPU to {no}

fixed and it's working now ... was doing Cuda WU's Only

Sorry for the post
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Message 25692 - Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | 20:08:58 UTC - in response to Message 25691.

Did you disable NNW?

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Message 25696 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 4:54:58 UTC - in response to Message 25690.

The average duration of 1 task is about 3 hours, so the first request could result in sending enough work for the whole challenge.
Why not lower it to max 2 or 4 tasks?

It's a balance between connections and load. 8 tasks seems to be a good balance. We tend to max out connections at the start. Might as well deliver a decent amount of work with each connection without maxing the load. We will however, lower max cache to 8 as well.
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Message 25704 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 13:00:40 UTC - in response to Message 25696.

It's a balance between connections and load. 8 tasks seems to be a good balance. We tend to max out connections at the start. Might as well deliver a decent amount of work with each connection without maxing the load. We will however, lower max cache to 8 as well.


Makes sense 8)

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Message 25728 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 17:44:33 UTC

I hear rumor you picked up the latest server side code? I hope that isn't true.... My experiences with it over on AUQA have been really poor. For example they decided to assume there is no difference in performance between 64bit apps and 32bit apps so they randomly send one and if there is a performance difference over "time" the server will start sending out the correct apps. The server side also has implemented the <sarcasm>new improved </sarcasm> credit system ignoring your existing settings and credit choices..... ugg.... I guess we will find out soon......
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Message 25729 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 17:52:07 UTC - in response to Message 25728.

I hear rumor you picked up the latest server side code? I hope that isn't true.... My experiences with it over on AUQA have been really poor. For example they decided to assume there is no difference in performance between 64bit apps and 32bit apps so they randomly send one and if there is a performance difference over "time" the server will start sending out the correct apps. The server side also has implemented the <sarcasm>new improved </sarcasm> credit system ignoring your existing settings and credit choices..... ugg.... I guess we will find out soon......

See http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=2660&nowrap=true#25719
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Message 25732 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:02:09 UTC

Downloading and crunching.

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Message 25733 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:14:41 UTC
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My first set of WUs is at 12%.
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Message 25736 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:25:18 UTC

locking good so far - no 32-bit WU's in sight here..

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Message 25737 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:25:49 UTC - in response to Message 25733.

My first set of WUs is at 12%.


21% :P

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Message 25738 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:27:26 UTC

28 cores all going great, no problems here.

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Message 25740 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 18:39:06 UTC

Everything seems to be going as planned. Dang I wish this project had CUDA support, my GTX460 would be chowing down right now.

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Message 25742 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 19:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 25740.

The start was no problem. THX!
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Message 25743 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 19:43:19 UTC - in response to Message 25737.

My first set of WUs is at 12%.


21% :P


100%...
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Message 25745 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 20:01:08 UTC

Way to go Ralf, you must have some quick crunchers, you are among the first four individuals reporting :)


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Message 25747 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 20:03:48 UTC

OK 1st 4 wu's reported at 19:45:14 UTC and validated. Just gotta love AMD's for sieving !!!!
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Message 25751 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | 22:45:14 UTC

I am surprised, 312 Sieve crunching goes on very slowly for me. Half a year before it took 4,5 hours to crunch a WU (getting me 190 credits), now it takes 6 hours and gets me only 160 credits. Are there something wrong with credit calculation?
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Message 25758 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010 | 3:03:10 UTC - in response to Message 25751.

I am surprised, 312 Sieve crunching goes on very slowly for me. Half a year before it took 4,5 hours to crunch a WU (getting me 190 credits), now it takes 6 hours and gets me only 160 credits. Are there something wrong with credit calculation?

I am not aware of any changes in the last year and a half. The last adjustment that I can see took place on 17 Feb 2009.
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Message 25759 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010 | 3:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 25758.

I haven't been able to get work for my GPUs since the challenge started:

8/21/2010 12:42:05 AM PrimeGrid Requesting new tasks for GPU
8/21/2010 12:42:13 AM PrimeGrid Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
8/21/2010 12:42:13 AM PrimeGrid Message from server: No work sent
8/21/2010 12:42:13 AM PrimeGrid Message from server: No work is available for Proth Prime Search (Sieve)
8/21/2010 12:42:13 AM PrimeGrid Message from server: _("No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your project preferences on the web site.")


What's going on here?

Cheers!
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Message 25760 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010 | 4:15:55 UTC - in response to Message 25759.

I haven't been able to get work for my GPUs since the challenge started:

What's going on here?

Side effect of the start. We lowered project share for PPS Sieve to free up more resources at the beginning of the Challenge. Our attempts to restore project share shortly after the start has been unsuccessful. In the next several hours, Rytis should be awake and investigating. :)

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Message 25761 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010 | 4:18:22 UTC

Challenge Update

It appears that we experienced a very smooth start this time. Of course, we had longer WU's on our side. :) However, a few other precautions were taken. We are still working on a few issues with some ppsieve builds trashing WU's. For the start, that project was minimized. Additionally, the inflated/erratic bandwidth that we have been experiencing for the past month has finally been resolved. Both of these measures freed up more resources that are conducive to a good start.

Almost 20K tasks have been completed so far...that's about 400T of sieve work. At this rate, we could possibly complete 2P in 48 hours!!! Amazing! :)

Thank to everyone for participating...best of luck!
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Message 25764 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010 | 10:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 25745.

Way to go Ralf, you must have some quick crunchers, you are among the first four individuals reporting :)


It's only one quad. Low latency but also low throughput.
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (131,556)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,170)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (293,229)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (31,786)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,916)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,249)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (101,042)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (120,654)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,702)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,873)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,002,190)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (33,365,688)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,068)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (131,415)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (575,768)GFN Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (32,400)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,233,138)
Message 25767 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 6:27:18 UTC
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After I switched my GTX back on I've finally managed to break the 100 minute barrier.

21 Aug 2010 4:17:38 UTC 22 Aug 2010 5:33:36 UTC 5,999.37 5,992.90 164.43 321 Prime Search (Sieve) v1.13
21 Aug 2010 4:17:38 UTC 22 Aug 2010 5:33:36 UTC 5,999.34 5,990.13 164.43 321 Prime Search (Sieve) v1.13

I've expected increasing runtimes...
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Message 25773 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 14:09:30 UTC
Last modified: 22 Aug 2010 | 14:11:31 UTC

Preparing for the Final!

With about 4 hours remaining, now would be a good time to start preparing for the end of the Challenge. Normally, the server gets hit hard as the Challenge draws to an end with everyone submitting their last results. However, with these long WU's we don't expect too much of a stress. Nevertheless, please remember to upload early and often.

Only work units issued AFTER 20 AUGUST 2010 18:00 UTC and received BEFORE 22 AUGUST 2010 18:00 UTC will be considered for credit.

For those "moving on" at the conclusion of the Challenge, we ask that you abort your WU's after the end. This helps out greatly with loose WU's lying around waiting to expire. However, if you have the resources, please consider completing the work in your cache before "moving on".

Since this is a sieve Challenge, there is not need for a "clean up" period. Therefore, the results will be final shortly after the conclusion (when the validator has processed all the Challenge WU's).

Standings: Participants | Teams

Good Luck to everyone!
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Message 25778 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 18:02:38 UTC
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We are done.

Great Challenge

Steve - #38

Good Job SETI.USA
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Message 25779 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 18:02:50 UTC
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27th, that is cool!
My Core Duo Notebook tripped out once due to a faulted fan but could be resurrected.

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Message 25782 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 18:14:07 UTC - in response to Message 25779.

27th, that is cool!
My Core Duo Notebook tripped out once due to a faulted fan but could be resurrected.


lucky you!

had a power outage early this morning and did not hear the whistle of my PSU in my home office. about 4 hours lost with 20 cores.. :(

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Message 25785 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 18:16:15 UTC

I had hoped having a couple more cores would get me the top 100. Missed it by 1.

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Message 25788 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 19:01:56 UTC
Last modified: 22 Aug 2010 | 19:13:32 UTC

The results are Final!

The Dog Days are over! Well, at least the Challenge is. For some, cooler days have already returned. The raining down of factors helped cool the air and bring in a nice breeze. For others, Sirius appears to be standing his ground. Similar to the ground hog, 6 more weeks of hot weather. :D Let's hope not!

2.89P of sieve work was crunched in 144K tasks resulting in over 23.7M cobblestones awarded. In terms of cobblestones in a 24 hour period, this Challenge (18.2M - Challenge + regular work) ranks second only to the June 18th Summer Solstice Challenge (19.6M)

The 321 sieve reached an incomplete depth of over 38.4P!!! Roughly 2K factors were found. :) This is the first notice to everyone that 321 sieve is approaching optimal depth for the n<25M range. The search is just passed 6M on the primality side which means we have many years of testing ahead of us. Therefore, the 25M<n<50M range probably will not be started any time soon.

145 teams and 985 individuals participated in the Challenge.

The Challenge Points stats will be updated soon. Congratulations to Team Norway as the top team and shanky123 as the top individual. Remember, the top 100 individual and top 50 team places earn points for this Challenge.

Thank you again to everyone. We appreciate your participation and hope you had fun! Enjoy the remaining days of summer!!! We look forward to seeing you in the fall at the next Challenge - Calendula - 24 September - 13 days on the PSP (LLR) application! This is PrimeGrid's longest Challenge this year and worth the most Challenge points. Who knows, we may even find our first PSP prime. :)

Stats: Participants | Teams

Top 10 Teams 1 Team Norway 3585105.97 2 SETI.USA 3277289.69 3 SETI.Germany 2204043.50 4 Sicituradastra. 1426116.78 5 BOINCstats 1285034.32 6 Major Polish Teams Alliance 1275003.98 7 PrimeSearchTeam 1069299.83 8 BOINC@Poland 785655.02 9 Team 2ch 779735.47 10 Ars Technica 728268.33 Top 10 Individuals 1 shanky123 Team Norway 3510125.08 2 Mr. Hankey SETI.USA 1157599.69 3 University of the Free State Grid 690777.88 4 Jeff17 BOINCstats 587021.43 5 Mumps SETI.USA 554792.81 6 bapu PrimeSearchTeam 498557.14 7 Zawoor Major Polish Teams Alliance 492308.73 8 whizbang Ars Technica 484580.44 9 Grzegorz Granowski Major Polish Teams Alliance 395293.99 10 Snf Sicituradastra. 346457.75

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  1. Please check out PrimeGrid's Fall 2010 Donation Drive.
  2. Turan@BOINC has issued a "team" challenge at BOINCstats. We are attempting to reach at least 47 teams participating. If your team is already crunching at PrimeGrid normally, might as well have your team founder sign up at BOINCstats. It's very easy to participate...just crunch at PG during the challenge period. For more information, please see the Team Challenge thread.


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Message 25800 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 22:24:22 UTC - in response to Message 25785.

I had hoped having a couple more cores would get me the top 100. Missed it by 1.


Don't forget that the SG Booster "user" does not qualify for the challenges...meaning that you actually did make it into the top 100 for scoring...Congratulations!


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Message 25802 - Posted: 22 Aug 2010 | 22:38:26 UTC

My internet died sometime shortly after I went to bed last night, as such a large amount of my work during the challenge went unreported and I stopped being able to get tasks. Oh well, there is always next time.
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Message 25805 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 1:07:27 UTC

Top 10 Individuals
1 shanky123 Team Norway 3510125.08


Shanky123 is a madman ;D (I mean that in a good way.) No vacation/loss of Internet connectivity this time, I'm guessing?

Congrats to Shanky123 & Team Norway from a mid-level SetiUSA cruncher.
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Message 25806 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 1:40:48 UTC - in response to Message 25805.

Top 10 Individuals
1 shanky123 Team Norway 3510125.08


Shanky123 is a madman ;D (I mean that in a good way.) No vacation/loss of Internet connectivity this time, I'm guessing?

Congrats to Shanky123 & Team Norway from a mid-level SetiUSA cruncher.



I second that! Great job crunching and an unbelievable effort from Shanky123 and his hundreds of cores (or whatever kind of computing monster he's got.)
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Message 25810 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 8:54:02 UTC

16 PoorBoy 343.75 237.00 376.50 366.00 285.00 0.00 1608.25
83 Paladin* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 313.75 313.75

Why do my Challenge Stats get split just because I changed my Name from PoorBoy to Paladin*. I'm still using the same E-Mail Address so the Stats should go under my Current Name I would think, if not then the whole Challenge Year has been a waste for me ... :(

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Message 25811 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 9:27:31 UTC

Great challenge...

but some thoughts...

the SG-Booster (an account with sold privatly hardware, sold privatly energy costs...) is not in the personal statspoints...

but some other...

hm... just my two cents...



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Message 25816 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 12:00:42 UTC - in response to Message 25810.

I suspect it is because the results are compiled in partly manual fashion and the name change was not noticed. I suggest a PM to John to fix this.

Your proper position should be 12, after this challenge.

When I added a star to my name it was picked up OK.


16 PoorBoy 343.75 237.00 376.50 366.00 285.00 0.00 1608.25
83 Paladin* 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 313.75 313.75

Why do my Challenge Stats get split just because I changed my Name from PoorBoy to Paladin*. I'm still using the same E-Mail Address so the Stats should go under my Current Name I would think, if not then the whole Challenge Year has been a waste for me ... :(

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Message 25819 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 12:57:00 UTC

I sent John a PM about it David, I noticed at least 1 other person messed up the same way as I know the 2 different names were the same person ...

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Message 25821 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 13:23:17 UTC - in response to Message 25819.

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Message 25824 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 14:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 25816.

I suspect it is because the results are compiled in partly manual fashion and the name change was not noticed. I suggest a PM to John to fix this.

Yes, David is correct. The Challenge stats are not robust and are based on usernames. Please PM me any changes and I'll update.
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Message 25826 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 14:42:02 UTC
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Think I'll Change my name to Shanky123 ... LOL ... Thanks for fixing mine John ... ;)

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Message 25827 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 14:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 25826.

Think I'll Change my name to Shanky123 ... LOL ... Thanks for fixing mine John ... ;)

Technically, Shank123 is available...shanky123 vs Shanky123. :D So far, no one has chosen the "exact" same username...but yes, I am aware of the potential issue and there are safeguards for that. I am working on a better solution for future Challenges. :)
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Message 25837 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 20:28:20 UTC - in response to Message 25827.

Nice Challenge! - Not the best for me though, - The Boinc Manager on my HotBox finished the couple-of-dozen tasks it had initially downloaded at challenge-start soon after I retired to bed, and then just decided to twiddle it's thumbs and do nothing for the rest of the night! Woke up next morning to find all cores idle. Clicked [Update] which persuaded it to send completed tasks, but still refused to request any more CPU tasks (although it was requesing GPU tasks). Only after rebooting AND aborting some suspended tasks (which I planned to complete after the challenge) AND changing prefs to "No GPU Tasks" did it finally decide to request more CPU tasks. - Can anyone explain to me the weird logic behind Boinc-Manager's decisions on when to request new tasks??

On the Duplicate-UserName problem - The total lack of Boinc-wide coherence between UserName/EmailAddr/TeamName etc. has always amazed (and confused!) me. I would have thought that anyone creating an "Open-Everything" project-shell like Boinc would have started by creating a centralized database defining all attributes of the "task-crunchers" and the "task-suppliers". The only logical primary sort-key to such a database would be the email address. Obviously there are security-issues - All edits (username/team/password/access for task-suppliers/etc.) would require a confirming "click" via email. This would mean all such changes would instantly reflect across all Boinc projects, and all stats could stay meaningful...??

Nevertheless, my 'Micro-Team' still managed to squeak it onto the leaderboard! :-) ( ..and got all my badges!.. :D )


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Message 25839 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 21:43:46 UTC

This is the first notice to everyone that 321 sieve is approaching optimal depth for the n<25M range.


Eek! Time to drop everything and start crunching if I want a silver badge. My calculations show I can get there in 20 days. For how much more time do you see 321 Sieve continuing, based on normal non-challenge rates?

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Message 25840 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 22:03:52 UTC - in response to Message 25837.

BOINC is very literal, and does not understand the pull of challenges :P

It wants a task to be finished before requesting another. A suspended task is not a finished task, so why ask for more? I was careful to make sure all my SOB's finished before the challenge so as to avoid the same problem.

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Message 25841 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | 22:48:13 UTC - in response to Message 25839.

This is the first notice to everyone that 321 sieve is approaching optimal depth for the n<25M range.

Eek! Time to drop everything and start crunching if I want a silver badge. My calculations show I can get there in 20 days. For how much more time do you see 321 Sieve continuing, based on normal non-challenge rates?

At least 6 months to a year out. We are 70% towards "optimal" so there's still plenty of time to get those badges. This is just first notice. :)
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Message 25842 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | 0:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 25837.

Only after rebooting AND aborting some suspended tasks (which I planned to complete after the challenge) AND changing prefs to "No GPU Tasks" did it finally decide to request more CPU tasks. - Can anyone explain to me the weird logic behind Boinc-Manager's decisions on when to request new tasks??


If you have ANY tasks suspended for a project (project == PrimeGrid), BOINC won't download any more tasks for that project.

You can't suspend other tasks in order to run a challenge -- you have to either abort them, or plan ahead and not be running them.

I sometimes use a virtual machine running a second copy of BOINC to circumvent this problem.
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Message 25843 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | 0:16:13 UTC - in response to Message 25841.

This is the first notice to everyone that 321 sieve is approaching optimal depth for the n<25M range.

Eek! Time to drop everything and start crunching if I want a silver badge. My calculations show I can get there in 20 days. For how much more time do you see 321 Sieve continuing, based on normal non-challenge rates?

At least 6 months to a year out. We are 70% towards "optimal" so there's still plenty of time to get those badges. This is just first notice. :)


Ah, I was thinking "weeks", so I put everything I have on the 321 sieve. Which isn't all that much. I figure 30 dasys to get to silver, but if it's 6 months I could get gold. Hmmmmm. What to crunch, what to crunch?
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If what you need to suspend is less than 10 days worth, you can increase your cache to 10.0 days worth and still get new tasks if the are short time frame (requested + suspended < 10.0 days).
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321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (35,831)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (35,150)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (35,604)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,518)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (153,683)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (17,742)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (54,444)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (137,791)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (50,603)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (202,830)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,071,626)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (466,804,040)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (26,614)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (363,752)AP 26/27 Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (101,981)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,943,912)
Message 25845 - Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | 3:16:29 UTC - in response to Message 25844.
Last modified: 24 Aug 2010 | 3:17:30 UTC

If what you need to suspend is less than 10 days worth, you can increase your cache to 10.0 days worth and still get new tasks if the are short time frame (requested + suspended < 10.0 days).


Just don't forget to change your cache back before you Resume your other BOINC projects suspended during the Challenge! ;D

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321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,229,962)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,555,687)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,917,101)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,946,079)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,932,892)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,289,793)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,275,249)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,154,478)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,333,325)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,074,313)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,434,041)321 Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (245,924)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,474,263)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,772,539)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (119,444,534)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,557,924)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,896,883)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,596,609)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (106,134,119)PSA Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,367,890)
Message 25866 - Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | 6:12:41 UTC - in response to Message 25840.

BOINC is very literal, and does not understand the pull of challenges :P

It wants a task to be finished before requesting another. A suspended task is not a finished task, so why ask for more? I was careful to make sure all my SOB's finished before the challenge so as to avoid the same problem.


Its obviously also quite stupid in discerning between CPU and GPU tasks - I had only one huge SOB task (95% complete!) and a handful of GPU tasks which I suspended for a while to let my HotBox cool down! - I had remembered to increase my fetch limit to 10 days, so that wasn't the problem!
- It also appears to be quite moronic in calculating time-to-completion! - That 95% complete task was showing more hours-to-completion than hours-run! - which probably also counts against the 10day limit? - But all suspended tasks were still only a tiny fraction of what my 8 cores (and 2 GPUs) could have done in 10 days!

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