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1) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : BOINC Pentathlon 2016 (Message 64522)
Posted 1 May 2016 by Profilepschoefer
Dear fellow crunchers,

after a hacker had caused havoc on the server and the Pentathlon pages had been offline for one week, the BOINC Pentathlon 2016 has now been rescheduled to start one month later, i.e. on 05 June 2016 (see also this announcement). Registration for teams that wanted to participate but could not sign up in time is open again until 28 May.
2) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : BOINC Pentathlon 2016 (Message 64457)
Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Profilepschoefer

The seventh BOINC Pentathlon is around the corner. As usual, SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to find out which team copes best with the challenges of five disciplines at five projects between May 5 and May 19.

While there are no major rule changes this year, it is ensured that there will be only one winner after the shared gold medal last year. Furthermore, the Pentathlon pages have undergone an optical refresh, all the rules and later on the stats are there, as well. Many questions are answered in the FAQ.

Each team that wants to participate can sign up and enter four project suggestions using this registration form until April 27. Later registration is possible until May 2, but without the possibility of suggesting projects.

Therefore, explore the interest within your team and sign up. We're looking forward to your participation in the BOINC Pentathlon! :)
3) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : BOINC Pentathlon 2014 (Message 61470)
Posted 5 Apr 2014 by Profilepschoefer

For the fifth time, SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the BOINC Pentathlon, a competition inspired by the Pentathlon in ancient Greece. Between May 5 and May 19, five disciplines at five different BOINC projects are held to find the overall winner.

Each team that wants to participate has to sign up using the registration form at http://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/anmeldung.php. Registration is open until April 27.

For all but the Marathon discipline, the teams may suggest their favorite project when signing up. A list of possible projects is available at http://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/25_en_Disciplines.html, you may suggest other projects as long as you think they are able to handle the increased load. Note that projects that were part of last year's Pentathlon are excluded for this year.

For more information including the full rules, please visit the BOINC Pentathlon page at http://www.seti-germany.de/boinc_pentathlon/22_en_Welcome.html.

Please spread the word and gauge the interest within your team. Looking forward to seeing you at the Pentathlon! :)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2797)
Posted 24 Mar 2008 by Profilepschoefer
4.06 fits perfectly and is attractive for fast modern hosts, too, I think.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Poll: How much credit do you think is fair? (Message 2698)
Posted 24 Mar 2008 by Profilepschoefer
6) Message boards : Number crunching : updated granted credit (Message 2591)
Posted 23 Mar 2008 by Profilepschoefer
2.17 is a bit too low... it's just in the range of what the clients claim and these original benchmark based credits are much lower than the average.

A good value would be 3.8 or even 4, which would also keep the project attractive for (fast) modern 64bit machines.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : application v1.21/v1.22 errors/memory leaks/crashes here (Message 2108)
Posted 8 Mar 2008 by Profilepschoefer
1.22 on Win XP x64 is slower than 1.21:

With 1.21: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/result.php?resultid=4791361
With 1.22: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/result.php?resultid=4912565

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