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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Geek Pride Day Challenge (Message 155699)
Posted 35 days ago by [TA]Skillz

@Skillz: You're the only first!
As first, do you care of being first to return tasks because your probability to find a prime is optimal ?
What's is your overall first percentage ? Has it changed since the beginning of the challenge ?
Note that in french "premier" means first but also prime!


I don't know what my overall is. I've got a bunch of 3090s in the race and all of them are 90%+ first rate. I've also got some really slow 1080 and 1070 cards that are around 50%.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Geek Pride Day Challenge (Message 155697)
Posted 35 days ago by [TA]Skillz

When the work unit is new, typically two tasks are generated with names ending in _0 and _1. Often the two tasks are sent out at about the same instance of time (it is random if _1 or _0 goes out first). Let us say the careless user X mentioned gets one of them, and some random user A gets the other one. Now A has an advantage in becoming 1st, because X is not going to complete his tasks correctly, so A can easily get first. Even if A has a slow computer, they can get first.
/JeppeSN


This here should clear it up then.

If I'm not mistaken bcavnaugh is assuming that the task ending in _1 was the second task of that work unit to be sent. If you are saying that it's random that _1 or _0 is sent first then no user will be able to have an advantage by aborting all tasks ending in _1.

The advantage being returning the task first because they received the task first. When being the first to return a task is the goal.

However, for the purpose of winning the competition it doesn't matter as long as the task was downloaded at the start of the challenge or somewhere in between the start and end. Then returned before the end of the challenge. Additionally, that returned task must be a valid task.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Geek Pride Day Challenge (Message 155674)
Posted 35 days ago by [TA]Skillz
Is 12% high for aborted Tasks?


Doesn't really matter. Aborted tasks are probably from people who accidentally downloaded too many tasks and aborted them so they have a better chance of returning a result 1st and getting credit for finding a prime instead of being the DC'er.

Doesn't change anything in the challenge.

Aborted tasks are better than abandoned tasks. IE: Tasks that are removed by means other than the BOINC client whether it's deleting them from the host directly or issuing a project reset on the BOINC client.

Either way, it doesn't effect the scoring at all here.

Only negative effect is the person who downloads the resends will almost definitely be a DC'er.

Well my review is they are members that know what they are doing and doing before each Challenge.
You do not download 900 tasks and then aborted them and do the same the next day.
Most aborted tasks are Second run tasks and will not be 1st that is why I think know long time members do this.
I just do not care to complete tasks that have been aborted a day ago knowing that the tasks was completed already.

"Doesn't change anything in the challenge." But it is not all about the challenge but about finding the Prime.....
But I also see your Point.


Well if finding a prime is more important than the Challenge Series then perhaps running a sub project that isn't in the Challenge Series will net more 1sts.

I get what you're saying though. And only the admins would be able to look into that
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Geek Pride Day Challenge (Message 155656)
Posted 36 days ago by [TA]Skillz
Is 12% high for aborted Tasks?


Doesn't really matter. Aborted tasks are probably from people who accidentally downloaded too many tasks and aborted them so they have a better chance of returning a result 1st and getting credit for finding a prime instead of being the DC'er.

Doesn't change anything in the challenge.

Aborted tasks are better than abandoned tasks. IE: Tasks that are removed by means other than the BOINC client whether it's deleting them from the host directly or issuing a project reset on the BOINC client.

Either way, it doesn't effect the scoring at all here.

Only negative effect is the person who downloads the resends will almost definitely be a DC'er.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : World Water Day Challenge (Message 154938)
Posted 100 days ago by [TA]Skillz
What's discord?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : World Water Day Challenge (Message 154929)
Posted 101 days ago by [TA]Skillz
I guess TeAm AnandTech is not the Top Team to be a member any longer :)
At lest this way TeAm AnandTech may not take the top place but they are still going to take 1st and 2nd Place.


lol
7) Message boards : Number crunching : World Water Day Challenge (Message 154908)
Posted 102 days ago by [TA]Skillz
What is the Point of Teams, we are back to changing Teams for events and making Team events pointless as in Cloud Computing.


A lot of people have switched to Ukraine on a lot of projects to show support for the people of Ukraine.
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