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2009-07-10 16:43:18





This post at WCG was the inspiration for the first WCG Cruncher sponsored by Team BOINCstats:


Current daily records to break


The current record for the number of results is still 485,097 results validated on the "old" servers on Monday February 18, 2008.

The current record on the new servers is 470,098 results validated on Tuesday June 23, 2009.


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Challenge Name: Smoke Test WCG's New Servers

Created By: BOINCstats

Open Challenge? What is an open challenge? Yes

Start Date: 7/24/09
End Date: 7/26/09

Challenge Type: Points

Late Entrants Allowed? Yes

Challenge Project: All Projects



. . . a three day cruncher, after the PG Challenge and before the August SIMAP Scramble.

Let's see if we can give WCG's new servers a smoke test!


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2009-07-10 17:53:12

you could at least have a word with the team before stepping out like this..
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2009-07-11 13:05:44


I crunch SIMAP for the science and the scrambles. . .

. . . I crunch PrimeGrid for their excellent Challenge Series. . .

. . . I crunch Rosetta for the science and a change of pace. . .

BUT my home project is World Community Grid, especially Help Conquer Cancer and Help Fight Childhood Cancer.


My Mother and Sister died from cancer and my wife is a breast cancer survivor.

. . . from personal experience, I have seen the tremendous progress in cancer treatment and research in the past 30 years.

I have taken the women in my life to way many chemo and radiation appointments.

. . . and I seen entirely too many children and their anguished parents fighting this ugly disease.

I crunch, hoping that I might contribute a bit to making a world with fewer bald-headed children.


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2009-07-13 15:07:09

So far the interest in this cruncher has been encouraging:


[teams with at least 10 members]



. . . if the techs don't change HCMD2, I believe we have a real chance to set the all time 'results returned' record.


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2009-07-13 16:29:39

Even Sekerob [Community Advisor] is helping us out:


The Machine is running strong, today at a pace of ~325 TFL, middle of Northern Hemisphere summer. The Centre of Future Record Prediction also gave off an alert that 300,000,000 million results completed milestone is pinned down for July 21, 2009.

Already one team has set up a challenge to Smoke Test The New Server and get to that number earlier than the Centre projects. Of course we wish them to succeed . . . .



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2009-07-13 18:33:09

Sid2 wrote:
Even Sekerob [Community Advisor] is helping us out:


The Machine is running strong, today at a pace of ~325 TFL, middle of Northern Hemisphere summer. The Centre of Future Record Prediction also gave off an alert that 300,000,000 million results completed milestone is pinned down for July 21, 2009.

Already one team has set up a challenge to Smoke Test The New Server and get to that number earlier than the Centre projects. Of course we wish them to succeed . . . .



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Great! Except that their prediction was for July 21 and your challenge doesn't start until July 24 -- it's going to be kind of hard to beat their prediction
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2009-07-14 10:11:34

And again CA Sekerob give the WCG crunchers a hint:
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread?thread=25573#238065

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2009-07-14 20:46:33


Great! Except that their prediction was for July 21 and your challenge doesn't start until July 24 -- it's going to be kind of hard to beat their prediction


Perhaps I'm a knucklehead for not getting it, but is this challenge going on right now, despite being written as beginning on July 24? And when does it end? I have a couple of quads and a C2D that might help the cause.

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2009-07-14 20:56:09

Gerry Rough wrote:

Great! Except that their prediction was for July 21 and your challenge doesn't start until July 24 -- it's going to be kind of hard to beat their prediction


Perhaps I'm a knucklehead for not getting it, but is this challenge going on right now, despite being written as beginning on July 24? And when does it end? I have a couple of quads and a C2D that might help the cause.



Gerry:


The 300Mth result completed is not the challenge.


This one is to have the most returns to the server in a single day:

The current record for the number of results is still 485,097 results validated on the "old" servers on Monday February 18, 2008.

The current record on the new servers is 470,098 results validated on Tuesday June 23, 2009.



Right now, WCG runs around 400K results per day on average.



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Gerry:


The 300Mth result completed is not the challenge.


This one is to have the most returns to the server in a single day:

The current record for the number of results is still 485,097 results validated on the "old" servers on Monday February 18, 2008.

The current record on the new servers is 470,098 results validated on Tuesday June 23, 2009.



Right now, WCG runs around 400K results per day on average.




I note that the number you mentioned is the number returned, whereas the number in your quote is the number validated in a single day. If we are to go after a record for validated results in a single day, I would think that participants should begin their attempt to break the record at least two, probably even three days in advance, since the validations will take a couple of days or more to go through the cycle. Is this correct?

edit: It should also be noted that starting to crunch early has another advantage. If you suspend all other projects for the crunchathon, it takes a day or so for BOINC scheduling to keep your cache filled up with just one projects worth of work units. Additionally, I think we would need to build up some unvalidated work in the queue so that they validate on the days we want them to validate.

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2009-07-15 00:08:26

Gerry Rough wrote:


I note that the number you mentioned is the number returned, whereas the number in your quote is the number validated in a single day. If we are to go after a record for validated results in a single day, I would think that participants should begin their attempt to break the record at least two, probably even three days in advance, since the validations will take a couple of days or more to go through the cycle. Is this correct?


Sadly, WCG crunchers aren't as elegant as those at PrimeGrid, so starting a few days early would be an advantage.


edit: It should also be noted that starting to crunch early has another advantage. If you suspend all other projects for the crunchathon, it takes a day or so for BOINC scheduling to keep your cache filled up with just one projects worth of work units. Additionally, I think we would need to build up some unvalidated work in the queue so that they validate on the days we want them to validate.


That could be a plan, but you have to remember that WCG has a huge installed base of crunchers who do nothing [or little] else.

. . . so just a 5-10% push from the out-of-towners could spike up the results numbers for the record.

Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 is the subproject to crunch, especially in 64-bit.




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2009-07-18 15:23:10




Team BOINCstats Best five days Date Credit

2008-12-23 94,067
2008-12-25 90,619
2008-12-14 88,514
2008-12-24 87,687
2009-07-17 87,566


We will have a whole new slate of best days shortly. . .

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2009-07-23 10:45:41


So far, 86 teams have signed on, still room for more.

Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 is the subproject to crunch, especially in 64-bit.

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2009-07-23 17:19:53


With some decicated [borderline inspired] crunching at WCG this weekend, we can move up in the Team Total Points Standings:


88 IBM Australia-- 16,512,772

89 Finland---------- 16,358,137

90 HomeBrewers- 16,313,459

91 BOINCstats--- 16,253,242

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2009-07-25 07:39:29

First points counted of this three day challenge:
 1 Czech National Team     1,028,319
2 RedRaider Technology 1,013,849
3 France 861,770
4 Christians 596,937
5 BOINCstats 549,363
6 BRASIL 497,600
7 Ukraine 435,496
8 UK 217,191
9 ___In2My.Net___ 186,172
10 He's My Son 128,213

Number of results:

24-7-09 403,035
23-7-09 406,839
22-7-09 402,862
21-7-09 415,501
20-7-09 428,413

Probably not the best time to break records. Holiday time and weekend where some office machines are down.
Otherwise perhaps the clients keep their powder dry and shoot in their results on the 26th for that all time results record.

Number of results               |--> Smoke Test WCG's New Servers      
Top 10 teams 7/23 | 7/24 7/25 7/26
1 RedRaider Technology 1720 | 1850
2 Czech National Team 1909 | 1845
3 France 1705 | 1652
4 Christians 1099 | 1188
5 BOINCstats 633 | 1045
6 BRASIL 971 | 917
7 Ukraine 827 | 839
8 UK 439 | 435
9 He's My Son 368 | 387
10 ___In2My.Net___ 320 | 368

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2009-07-26 07:16:53

Halfway of this three day challenge and a new leader:

 1 RedRaider Technology    2,071,874 (2)
2 Czech National Team 1,995,209 (1)
3 France 1,660,962
4 Christians 1,123,502
5 BOINCstats 1,107,205
6 BRASIL 994,658
7 Ukraine 846,432
8 UK 402,619
9 ___In2My.Net___ 328,622
10 He's My Son 234,208


WCG total number of results:
    25-7-09 369,425
    24-7-09 403,035
    23-7-09 406,839
    22-7-09 402,862
    21-7-09 415,501
    20-7-09 428,413


Today is the last day of this challenge to break the number of total results.
Records are: 485,097 results (old server) and 470,098 results (new server).
Upload and report your ready results until midnight (UTC).

Number of results               |--> Smoke Test WCG's New Servers
Top 10 teams 7/23 | 7/24 7/25 7/26
1 RedRaider Technology 1720 | 1850 1915
2 Czech National Team 1909 | 1845 1724
3 France 1705 | 1652 1530
4 BOINCstats 633 | 1045 1161
5 Christians 1099 | 1188 1084
6 BRASIL 971 | 917 906
7 Ukraine 827 | 839 770
8 UK 439 | 435 365
9 He's My Son 368 | 387 307
10 ___In2My.Net___ 320 | 368 283

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2009-07-27 01:59:26

Time passes quick when you're having fun. . .

This cruncher is history!


Scoreboard Rank Team Name Current Score

1 RedRaider Technology 3,068,319

2 Czech National Team- 2,955,881

3 France-------------- 2,466,463

4 BOINCstats-------- 1,817,050

5 Christians----------- 1,670,010

6 BRASIL-------------- 1,469,518

7 Ukraine-------------- 1,283,943

8 UK-------------------- 607,108

9 ___In2My.Net___------ 481,853

10 Vulture Central III---- 423,644


BOINCstats Team Best five days
Date Credit


2009-07-26 102,651

2008-12-23 94,067
2008-12-25 90,619
2008-12-14 88,514
2008-12-24 87,687

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