Should we anticipate that the stochastic outages will be randomized, such that we can’t implicitly ‘learn’/‘infer’ them by resubmitting solutions during the Phase II? Or will they be hidden but fixed outages, i.e., the same for everyone, every time?
Thanks for the questions @donnavakalis and sorry for the late response. The stochastic outages will be the latter i.e., hidden but fixed and the same for everyone throughout Phase II. However, we are introducing a private leaderboard at the end of Phase II that uses another set of random seed. We will provide more information about this in the next couple of days when Phase II commences.