The SotonPower team would be interested in taking part in a trial run. What will the format of these trials be? Will it be like before where the trials were between an individual agent and the default broker, or will they likely be competitions with other powertac participants?
I think a mixture of the two would be good.
I'm not sure what timezones the rest of the participants are in, but in the UK it is currently 10PM and so I won't be able to do anything until tomorrow now. If you're planning on doing a trial with everybody, maybe it's a good idea to arrange a set of times next week, so everybody is forewarned of the trials. I'd quite like to have some individual trials too so that I can ensure our agent is connects and communicates with the server correctly.
Please can you post the tournament scheduler URL once you've put some games up?
I can schedule a bunch of single-broker tournaments, so each participating broker can test communication. Each will have 3 games of broker vs default broker, with 1 broker instance needed.
I'll schedule them right now, and set the start at monday 12:00 UTC. If you want to run them at a different date/time, shoot me a email.
I'll think of a testing schedule with multiple tournaments for next week
Note : registration stops 1 hour before the start time of a tournament.
Note 2 : we don't have a permanent storage for the logfiles. I you need them for your research, make sure you download them regularly. During testing i might remove them when things change, as i'm still developing the TS.
Thanks for scheduling some games. For some reason it appears our agent isn't publishing tariffs when connected to the powertac tournament servers. I'm investigating the cause now. However, when playing locally our agent seems to publish tariffs without a problem. I'll look into this and hopefully fix the problem soon. Maybe we're not communicating the tariffs to the server in the correct way.
Please can you schedule some more games for later today or tomorrow for us to test with?
Thanks for that. We seem to be able to publish tariffs now -- a bug in our agent was the cause of the previous issues. Is the visualiser outputting the correct game? It has been showing timeslot 506 for a while now, and the debug output from our agent suggets that the game has ended. Our agent is currently waiting for the third game to begin in test_0.