Motivus Benchmark | Share your computing power and win!
Rodrigo Inostroza, 2021-01-19
With your help, we want to see how powerful our platform can be. Share the idle power of your device to the Motivus Network and win up to 100 USD Amazon Gift Cards!
Testing Motivus' Power
Motivus is a collaborative High Performance Computing Network where users share the computing power of their devices (laptops, desktops, phones, etc) and are rewarded monetarily. Our platform is currently under development, with the hopes of releasing the first running applications by July 2021. If you want to know more about what we do, please visit our article What Is Motivus | Distributed Computing in a Sharing Economy.
Right now, we have to test how powerful the Motivus' Network can be. And we need your help.
Motivus' Benchmark Contest
After a successful first season of our contest, that you can check on out Twitter Feed, we are ready to launch the second and final season of our Benchmark Contest. This will run from February 11th to February 18th and there will be a change in how we measure your stats.
Instead of ranking the amount of tasks and the amount of time that has been processed, we will measure your activity through Floating Point Operations (FLOP). In simple terms, the amount of FLOP is the equivalent to the mathematical operations carried out by your computer. You can learn more about this here.
We will again reward users with Amazon Gift Cards. This time, to the users who process the most operations. Rewards will go as follows:
- 1rst Place: Amazon Gift Card of 100 USD
- 2nd Place: Amazon Gift Card of 75 USD
- 3rd Place: Amazon Gift Card of 50 USD
Two $50 USD Amazon Gift Cards will be raffled among all users who have processed for more than 24 hours.
How to enter our contest?
Go to motivus.cl and look for the following icon on the bottom right (on mobile and desktop)
This will open the Motivus Floating Tool, where you will be able to log in and start sharing your computing power, thus beginning your participation in the contest.
We will measure the amount of work you share to the Motivus Network in Floating Point Operations, this is the TFLOP indicator in your Floating Tool. This indicator will also determine your ranking in the contest.
If you want to increase your chances of winning, we suggest choosing multiple threads while processing. You can access this on the Options tab on your Floating Tool. Be careful though, choosing the maximum amount of threads might slow your computer down.
You can check the time you've processed in Motivus through the Elapsed Time indicator. It is important to know that the elapsed time will increase proportionally to the amount of threads you chose to process with.
After logging in for the first time, please give the floating tool a couple of minutes before it shows you the first indicators + your position in the ranking.
You can minimize the Floating Tool and it will keep running in the background. However if you close your browser’s tab you will stop processing. If you decide that you want to take a break from processing, you can close your browser’s tab and revisit Motivus later - you will pick up where you left off.
What task will my computer be doing during Motivus' Benchmark Contest?
The Motivus Floating Tool will use your device’s idle power to execute a series of matrix multiplication equations. These equations are some of the most basic problems in Linear Algebra and are vital to many types of computer science, including image processing, cryptography, machine learning, graphics, computational biology, among others.
Motivus' Benchmark Contest: Details & Guidelines
ELIGIBILITY: All users who log in to the floating tool at motivus.cl and share the computing power of their technological devices may participate. Employees of Motivus are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected from all users properly logged in and processing during the contest period. Motivus, the organizer of this contest, will contact the winners, by email, between February 18 and February 20 to inform them that they have won the prize and give them instructions to redeem it. Users are limited to only one Amazon Gift Card during the entire Contest Period.
Each of the winners will have 3 days after Motivus’ email notifying them of their win to redeem their prize. In the event that any of the winners do not reply within 3 days to accept the prize, they do not comply with all of the rules of the contest, or do not want the prize, the winner will be discarded. The prize will not be exchangeable for its amount in money or for any other prize.
CONDITIONS: Motivus reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest (or portion thereof). Motivus also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the entry of any individual. All federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, Motivus reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. By entering, entrant waives all rights to bring (and covenants not to bring) any claim against Motivus or any others associated with this contest. Entrants further agree to release and hold harmless Motivus from any and all liability arising from their participation in the contest, or Motivus’ use of any entry information. Interpretation and non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Chilean law. Any controversy that results from the interpretation or fulfillment of these bases, will be submitted to the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Valdivia, Chile.
PUBLICITY AND RELEASE: As a condition of entry into the contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Motivus, all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the contest entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. If the winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the contest’s Details & Guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST. For notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Perez Rosales 640, Office 21, Valdivia, Chile. Requests for a list of winners must be received within one month after the end of the contest period.
SPONSOR: MOTIVUS, Perez Rosales 640, Office 21, Valdivia, Chile.