Posts by Fardringle

1) Message boards : News : SAT-CMS-based search badge! (Message 1401)
Posted 10 Sep 2020 by Fardringle
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Fardringle (TeAm AnandTech) and ssjy806 (SETIKAH@KOREA),


Sweet, thanks! I haven't paid a lot of attention to badges on most projects in the past, but that fanged deer definitely got my attention! :)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1388)
Posted 30 Aug 2020 by Fardringle
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edit: sorry about the double post.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1387)
Posted 30 Aug 2020 by Fardringle
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For the record, there is a substantial amount of work still in progress holding up other people's already completed work. This seems to be being held by some high core-count machines that only recently registered. It's become known that Team Anand Tech uses a tactic of collecting as much work as possible at the beginning of a sprint with no intention of completing it but rather just denying other teams the opportunity of earning the credit, and then simply aborting it after the sprint is over. For regular volunteers of this project this is probably more of a minor inconvenience since you'll get your work units back for re-issue. It is however dirty play and disrespectful of both the project and the intent of the Formula Boinc competition.


I'm curious how this has "become known" since it's absolutely not true.

The first part, that we try to grab as much work as possible at the beginning of the sprint, absolutely IS true. That's pretty much the point of the sprint - to do as much work as possible in a short amount of time.

The second part, claiming that there is no intention of completing the work, is laughably false. All you have to do is look at the sprint stats to see that it's not true. http://formula-boinc.org/sprint.py?sprint=14&lang=en&year=2020

In the current sprint, it would be impossible for TeAm Anandtech to have roughly as much credit as ALL other participating teams combined if we weren't returning the completed tasks. And In fact, in most of the sprints, other larger teams usually end up grabbing a lot more work than we do. We just got lucky with the timing on this one. But it all gets returned before the sprint deadline. Add to that, if we were actually holding on to uncompleted work just for "denying other teams the opportunity of earning the credit", then there would be a lot more than 1500 pending tasks still out there, when there were just under 60,000 tasks downloaded in the last few days and almost all of them have been returned and validated. https://rake.boincfast.ru/rakesearch/server_status.php
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1367)
Posted 27 Aug 2020 by Fardringle
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We were not aware of the sprint, sorry about that. Unfortunately, all workunits of the current experiment have already been generated, so we have nothing to generate at the moment. It would be better to choose another project for this purpose.


That is perfectly understandable. Thank you for making the work available that you did. Hopefully it will give you some good results in preparation for the next phase of the project.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1363)
Posted 26 Aug 2020 by Fardringle
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The project has been selected as the Formula BOINC sprint project for 08/27/2020 22:00 (UTC) to 08/30/2020 21:59 (UTC).

This tends to bring a lot of attention and extra participants to a project. However, the project is currently out of work. Is there a possibility of creating more work both for those who have been working on this project regularly, as well as those who will be joining the project new for the sprint race?




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