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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 suggest three projects and one World Community Grid subproject 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. This may be a GPU project if no GPU project with a quorum of 2 got more votes.
  3. City Run
    • The World Community Grid subproject with the most votes. The following subprojects are available:
      • FightAIDS@Home - Phase 1
      • Mapping Cancer Markers
      • OpenZika
  4. Cross Country
    • The GPU project with the most votes. If this project has been chosen for the sprint, the CPU-only project 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

Cosmology@Home
LHC@home
NFS@Home
NumberFields@home
SRBase
VGTU project@Home
YAFU
yoyo@home

Collatz Conjecture
GPUGRID
Moo! Wrapper

Quorum 2

DENIS@Home
Stop@home
TN-Grid

Amicable Numbers
Asteroids@home
Einstein@Home
MilkyWay@home
SETI@home

Projects are not eligible if they

  • were chosen in last year's Pentathlon (Citizen Science Grid, PrimeGrid, Rosetta@home, theSkyNet POGS, Universe@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.