/ Opus Magnum Weeklies 2023 /

Week 3 Ring Enlargement

event ended on july 7, 2023 at 23:59 UTC


by panic

Area > Pivots > Cycles
Finite Area Cost > Instructions > Cycles


Larger Ring


  • For the Pivots metric, a pivot is one execution of a pivot instruction (Q or E). The same instruction may be counted multiple times if it is executed more than once.
  • To have a Finite Area Cost, a solution must enter a repeating steady state where it continues to produce outputs and where area does not grow larger as it repeats. The Finite Area Cost is then the Cost of the solution.
  • What do you mean it’s not big enough?

    download: OM2023Weeklies_RingEnlargement.puzzle (where do i put this?)

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