BOINC Pentathlon 2018

Discussion in 'USA BOINC Team' started by Terminator, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Terminator

    Terminator Member

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    It's that time again, the BOINC Pentathlon is just a few weeks away. For the ninth time, SETI.Germany invites the passionate crunchers from all over the world to compete in this team competition from 05 May to 19 May in five disciplines at five projects.

    The teams may sign up and vote for their favorite projects from a pre-selection using this registration form until 27 April. Late registration until 02 May is possible, but without the opportunity to vote for projects.

    For more information about the BOINC Pentathlon, please visit the Pentathlon pages, where you can also find the full rules and the answers to frequently asked questions.

    It will be exciting again at the BOINC Pentathlon!
     
  2. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    Nice trailer! :D
     
  3. Terminator

    Terminator Member

    Thank you Nick Name.

    BOINC TEAM USA is welcome to join in the BOINC Pentathlon 2018.

    Greeting to all: Terminator
     
  4. DrBob

    DrBob Administrator USA team member

    USA is registered for the event!

    CRUNCH ON!
     
  5. Nick Name

    Nick Name Moderator USA team member

    Gridcoin will not be participating this year. This was posted in the Pentathlon page chat box.

    20:42 sad: Good to see we're just going to ignore the fact that Team Gridcoin's registration was rejected by SETI Germany. Thanks for excluding us from your competition guys [​IMG]
    09:58 Cm: Gutted that gridcoin was rejected from participating this year, best of luck to all approved participants.
    13:50 Coleslaw: Hopefully the email doesn't get overlooked. It would be nice to know why they aren't allowed to compete.
    01:28 pschoefer: we are deeply concerned about any problems that might effectively destroy the competition
    01:28 pschoefer: in the last months, there was at least one rogue member of Gridcoin trying to receive Gridcoin rewards while doing no valid work at all
    01:29 pschoefer: (in case you were wondering why Collatz Conjecture is not available for this years Pentathlon: it was temporarily shut down because of that)
    01:29 pschoefer: this already happened at at least three projects, and while the Gridcoin community worked with the administrators of those projects to help stopping it, ...
    01:29 pschoefer: ... they apparently have no good options to deter rogue members from abusing their system and don't exclude projects open to the same kind of exploit from their system
    01:30 pschoefer: there already was a different kind of rogue Gridcoin member affecting last year's Pentathlon stats, which was not on our radar until after the Pentathlon...
    01:30 pschoefer: ...while the Gridcoin community was fully aware of this
    01:30 pschoefer: unfortunately, we also don't have many options below the nuclear one of not running the Pentathlon at all
    01:31 pschoefer: we did invite those members of team Gridcoin who are interested in the Pentathlon to compete as a seperate team, but they declined

    I was aware of the recent problems at Collatz, but not with last year's Pentathlon. I think this is reasonable.

    We're already only six days away....:woot:
     
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