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    BOINC Pentathlon 2017



    Less than ten months have passed since the seventh BOINC Pentathlon came to an end. Now the Pentathlon is back to its usual date from May 5 to May 19 and SETI.Germany invite Team SETI.USA to compete in five disciplines at five projects for the eighth time.

    This year, the stable and popular project World Community Grid is set for the City Run discipline, with only one subproject being considered for the Pentathlon.

    The teams may enter their favorite WCG subproject and three additional project suggestions while signing up using the registration form at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pe.../anmeldung.php until April 27. The suggestions will be taken into account in the project selection as described here. Late registration without project suggestions is possible until May 2.

    All information about the BOINC Pentathlon is available at Pentathlon pages, while you can find the answers to many questions in the FAQ.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Pentathlon!

    Many Greetings: Team SETI.Germany

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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    SETI.USA has submitted registration for this event. In 5 days the first project will be announced and the fun will begin!


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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by John P. Myers View Post
    In 5 days the first project will be announced and the fun will begin!
    You read my mind. Exactly what I just came to ask. Thanks!
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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    Oops i was off by a day :/ The first project will be announced tonight at 8pm est/5pm pst


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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    First project to be announced in 1 hour from now. Be ready


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    BOINC Pentathlon 2017: 1st project in the Marathon discipline

    Announcement of the 1st project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the Marathon discipline

    The project for the Marathon of the eighth BOINC Pentathlon is:
    Cosmology@Home (http://www.cosmologyathome.org/)

    All credits granted between 04 May 2017, 8PM EST/5PM PST and 18 May 2017, 8PM EST/5PM PST will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation. Please note that pending credits cannot be taken into account! The statistics for this project can be found at https://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pe...geid=1&lang=en.
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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    Cosmology@Home has an additional option with VirtualBox installed. This is super simple to do, i promise you. Just give it a shot

    For Windows: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...106667-Win.exe

    For Macs running OS X: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...106667-OSX.dmg

    For Linux see this page: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_0

    You can also download BOINC and VirtualBox together as a package here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
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    Announcement of the 2nd project in the discipline City Run

    The 2nd project of the BOINC Pentathlon in the discipline City Run is:
    OpenZika (https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/)

    All credits granted between 04 May 2017, 8PM EST/5PM PST and 09 May 2017, 8PM EST/5PM PST will be taken into the BOINC Pentathlon validation. Please note that pending credits cannot be taken into account! The statistics for this project can be found at http://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pen...geid=2&lang=en.
    Last edited by John P. Myers; 04-29-17 at 11:31 PM.


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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    Back to the Pentathlon pages




    Jeeper's 8th Annual BOINC Pentathlon introduction

    It’s time to surpass the limits – not long now until the start of the 8th challenge

    The 8 represents a cubic number (is that something one ought to know about?), spiders have 8 legs (aren’t 2 enough?), only 8 planets remain in our solar system (until the definition changes again) and Star Wars is going into its 8th round (and took 40 years to get there).

    Every year, fearless crunchers and their teams strike out to seek another adventure. They are not afraid of heat waves in or around the hardware housing. Computers must be chained to the floor, it’s otherwise too risky in case high speed cooling fans trigger UFO sightings. Electric cars will have to do without their charge as the energy is needed for more important ventures. How long is the life of a Tesla-battery if we were to use it for something useful? There are lots of questions …….

    An annual event in the calendar since 2010, without a break, without intermission. A recurrent challenge. Each year was a showcase of power. Fighting, worrying, celebrating and suffering until the very last second. And in the end? Once the pain receded, we were left with a feeling of great achievement, exhausted but content in the knowledge to have taken part.

    You have probably already guessed it. It will soon begin all over again. The ultimate challenge for body, mind and soul on the one hand and the endurance test for your hardware on the other. Who will risk leaving their comfort zone behind? Who will be larger than life and who will shrink into the corner? This is the ultimate character test. It is time to awaken it, the Starlight Express.

    A hearty welcome to the 8th BOINC Pentathlon.


    This year is no exception, the fight for the title will be thrilling until the end. Planet3DNow claimed Overall Victory 5 times in succession. It was always hard fought for. The ET-hunters from SETI.Germany and SETI.USA pushed the Green Plant to its limits. We will be expecting another such thrilling battle amongst the trio or will more join them? Will Team China be able to connect with the top ranks? Or are Czech National Team or L’Alliance Francophone in a position to maximise their potential and cause trouble for the BIG3?

    We’ve never found the lower ranks boring. Every place was bitterly fought over. Tactical games and strategies were contrived and then implemented. We were well entertained away from the giant beasts. Meisterkuehler, Ukraine and for example BOINC@Poland all took their turn to surprise us. Variety isn’t an alien concept, it’s part of the Pentathlon-DNA.

    But I’m not telling you about anything you don’t already know about, the fact that the Overall Standing isn’t everything. Whilst five teams have thus far shared all previous medals amongst themselves, 10 teams were able to grab hold of precious metal in the disciplines. Last year, Team China and Overclock.net succeeded for the first time in adorning themselves with precious metal. Do you think they’ll be able to add to their haul this year?

    Once again, 5 disciplines are waiting for our valiant warriors, a demanding Marathon, Swimming in freezing water, a City Run to test the joints, Cross Country for the nature seeking boys and girls and of course the Sprint for the highly reactive. There’s something for everybody as always and for those who don’t want or can’t determine yet, there’s a whole array of permutations in this challenge.

    The field is still assembling and one or other will wait with their decision until the very last second. Teams are already succeeding in making their opponents think twice, making them feel insecure and encouraging them to make tactical mistakes. Teams are busy speculating the likely tactics for various projects and hope that the crunch gods will remain on their side. But that is a mistake. The gods on the Pentathlon-Olympus only want one thing, an exciting and mind blowing competition.

    32 teams have currently registered. All of last year’s Top15 will once again take part. But we are also able to welcome some newcomers. Starting for the first time will be BEIJING 2022 and Seti@Netherlands. After a long period of absence, boinc.sk and USA are also back on board. It’s not too late, there are a few more hours left for teams to register for the ultimate endurance test.

    What’s there left to say?
    Who will be able to end the reign of Planet3DNow!?
    Will Team China awake their inner dragon?
    Are L’Alliance Francophone able to hit back?

    As you can see, it will once again be exciting at the 8th BOINC-Pentathlon.
    Don’t be afraid – we are ready to start 05.05.17

    Yours,
    Jeeper

    PS: By the way, the chemical element with the atomic number 8 is oxygen – take a deep breath and ready, steady, go.


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    Re: BOINC Pentathlon 2017

    Just under 24 hours until the start. Everyone run to the store and make sure you've got a solid stockpile of coffee and snacks


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