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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 470)
Posted 804 days ago by damienh
For what it's worth, I am sitting on 21,189 fully-crunched and (now) mostly-expired tasks. I'd taken a general guess that this project might be chosen and also spent a bunch of time fiddling hosts and cache over the run-up to maximise impact. That's all in a big black hole now.

Ideally the processed units are ultimately credited rather than expired but it looks like that opportunity has probably passed ...

In any case, my threads are back on preferred projects and I will also return to wanless here and there to help out - at a more suitable scale level of course!

Hope you all manage to get a bit of extra crunching on your preferred projects now - happy crunching folks :)

P.S. I will mention again that I think that the Covid sub-project of WCG would be an ideal sprint target, as some kind of 'special project'. I have no idea how feasible that is, but it would make more sense than tackling alpha-scale maths projects right now!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 448)
Posted 805 days ago by damienh
The reality is that our sprint loads are such a huge spike from 'normal' for a project like this one. I'm not sure that we can assume that every small project will be able to provision against 10x,20x,30x (or whatever) spikes in load like this. No point beating up poor bearnol here. Pretty sure it's more complicated than just turning his server back on ...

I agree that we would ideally attack the WCG Covid sub-project next time (not the whole of WCG - again)!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 439)
Posted 805 days ago by damienh
Uh-oh, looks like we might have done too much damage :(

Still, UK Boinc Team seems to be in the lead right now, so there's something right in the world :)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 437)
Posted 805 days ago by damienh
Hi @bearnol,

I'm sure that there's a lot of pressure on your system. Sorry about that!

I would just like to add my voice to others here. Hopefully you are able to accept and process work soon, and I very much hope that tasks deadlines can be extended. Many of us will have work that was completed inside the deadlines but have not been able to upload / report.

Thanks for your consideration and good luck with your server(s)!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 430)
Posted 806 days ago by damienh
@bearnol, the official start of the sprint is about 1h from now. 9pm BST if you're in the UK (which I think you are?).

You can expect a huge load of new task requests and also task reports I expect. Of course, you might already be tracking this ...

Good luck!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 429)
Posted 806 days ago by damienh
Indeed, it seems that you have been chosen :) I hope that our crunching does some good things for your project objectives!

Thanks for your efforts keeping everything up. I'm sure that will be a lot of hard work for you over the next days.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Hi - FB Sprint (Message 427)
Posted 806 days ago by damienh
Hi All (and bearnol!),

I just wanted to say hi and open a thread related to the Formula Boinc sprint.

@bearnol: I assume that you do know what's going on at the moment but, then again, maybe you want to ask a qustion or two

Looking forward to the competition guys. I get the sense that there is quite a bit of focus on this one!

Thanks,

Damien (UK Boinc Team)




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