World Community Grid Join Us for the #THORchallenge 2020 Event!

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I've entered the team in the THOR Challenge 2020 event, sponsored by our friends Crunchers Sans Frontieres. This is a unique and exciting event that runs for five weeks. This is a two-part challenge; the top teams in run time (aka compute hours) move on each week until week four, rank after week five is based on points.

Full details can be found here:

The week one challenge page can be found here:

Challenge Name: THOR Challenge 2020 Y5-W1
Open Challenge? Yes
Start Date: 09/07/2020
End Date: 09/13/2020

Challenge Type: Run Time
Late Entrants Allowed? No
Challenge Project: All Projects

Our private team members thread is here.

Are you new to BOINC? Don't forget to join the team and opt-in for your credits to count!

Help us drop the hammer on disease (and the competition :D)! Let's have a great event! :USA:
 
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Posted to Twitter:

#cancer #pandemic #coronavirus #covid19 #microbiome #tuberculosis
Do you want to help cutting edge research? Do you like competition? Join us for the #THORChallenge2020 ! Let's #dropthehammer on these diseases, AND the competition!

#boincusa
 

RONNIE

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This isn't the first time there's been maintenance - or worse, a system failure - during a challenge. At least all competitors are affected equally.

As of now we're still holding 8th, amazing! :USA:
 

supdood

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And they are back up and running. I've successfully uploaded completed work, but didn't need any new work so can't say if downloads are working yet. The validators are still offline to facilitate everyone sending in completed work.
 

Jason Jung

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With THOR Challenge for us to advance we need to be in the Top 50 the first week. Top 25 the second week then Top 10 the third week. The fourth week is the final. Then there is also the THOR Challenge Pure which will be held the fifth week for the Top 20 from weeks one through three that aren't affiliated with a company, association, foundation, government agency, administration, university, college or school.
 

Nick Name

Administrator
USA team member
With THOR Challenge for us to advance we need to be in the Top 50 the first week. Top 25 the second week then Top 10 the third week. The fourth week is the final. Then there is also the THOR Challenge Pure which will be held the fifth week for the Top 20 from weeks one through three that aren't affiliated with a company, association, foundation, government agency, administration, university, college or school.
Thanks for this. In addition, I believe the first part of the challenge is based on run time, meaning compute hours. Each project should count equally, in theory anyway. The Pure challenge is points based, so to place well we should focus on the top credit projects(s). I don't know what those are offhand, but I'm sure someone else does so feel free to chip in.
 
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