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Rules > Disciplines

The BOINC Pentathlon consists of 5 disciplines:

  1. Marathon (CPU, 14 days)
  2. Sprint (CPU or GPU, 3 days)
  3. City Run (CPU, 5 days)
  4. Cross Country (GPU or CPU, 5 days)
  5. Swimming (CPU, 7 days)

Each team may enter 4 project suggestions while signing up. The projects are assigned to the disciplines as follows:

  1. Marathon
    • The project is set by the organizers.
  2. Sprint
    • The project with the most votes that provides workunits with a quorum of 1. Both CPU and GPU projects are possible.
  3. City Run
    • The CPU-only project (i.e. the project does not provide any GPU application) with the most votes that is not already chosen for the sprint.
  4. Cross Country
    • The GPU project with the most votes. If this project has been chosen for the sprint, the project (CPU or GPU) with the next most votes that has not been chosen for another discipline is chosen instead.
  5. Swimming
    • The CPU-only project (i.e. the project does not provide any GPU application) with the most votes that is not already chosen for another discipline.
 CPU-onlyGPU support
Quorum 1

ATLAS@Home
Cosmology@Home
Enigma@Home
NFS@Home
NumberFields@home
Rosetta@home
SRBase
VGTU@Home
vLHCathome
YAFU

Collatz Conjecture
GPUGRID
Moo! Wrapper
POEM@HOME

Quorum 2

Citizen Science Grid
DENIS@Home
SAT@home
theSkyNet POGS
Universe@home

Asteroids@home
MilkyWay@home
PrimeGrid
SETI@home

Projects are not eligible if they

  • were chosen in last year's Pentathlon (Einstein@Home, LHC@home Sixtrack, malariacontrol.net, World Community Grid, yoyo@home)
  • can not provide a sufficient number of workunits
  • support just a few operating systems
  • provide non-CPU-intensive (NCI) applications
  • use buggy or test-only applications
  • do not allow the creation of new accounts
  • do not support WebRPC

To keep it as transparent as possible, we will publish the suggestions of every team when announcing the final project.