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February World Community Grid Team Challenge Planning!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Chevalr1c

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    There is merit in that. An Endurance Race would indeed be better considering the value of the prices.
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  2. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Great ideal guys. :toast: I will go through my stuff. I should be able to come up with some stuff to donate.
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    Count me in, no parts left but I could kick in some cash/PayPal
    PM me and let me know what would work. PP or a gift card or something.
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  4. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Thanks!
    I've asked Chicken Patty to give us a month--February 8--March 8
    Thank you! I really appreciate it! :toast:
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    I'm in!
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Is there any interest in DDR2 RAM, LGA775 CPUs, or HDDs as prizes? I'm willing to offer any of this stuff, but I'd like to know if there's interest before I accumulate it :)
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    I'd throw everything in there, the more prizes the better :cool:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Cool. I don't actually have very much ATM, but I'll be making a run to pick up more stuff on the 16th, and I'll get more stuff then. HDDs in particular seem like they're always useful :toast:
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  9. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    :rockout: Yea hard drives seem to always be in need.

    This is turning out to be an awesome contest. I know I have a Left4Dead 2 Steam to contribute, and will most likely have a Borderlands2 Steam to also contribute to this. Not sure on hardware yet, but there may be a bit of that as well. :toast:

    :roll: [Ion] your going to have your hands full listing all the prizes. :laugh:
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    Shipping an HDD to Europe from the USA would cost so much (probably) that it is scarcely worth it (I think). Middle-class HDDs of 500 GBs are like 50 euro here. But for folks on your continent it should work.
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    Amazing prizes by mjmike :respect:

    My only suggestion would be to delay the start till you can have perhaps a week or more of promoting the challenge. I would also suggest this may be the best time to post a thread about the challenge on the WCG forums themselves to recruit wandering crunchers to our team in the process ;)

    Good work Kai. :toast:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks for the heads up, post updated.
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    Chime in here? If so I am in. Is this all about total points accumulated or about run time?
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    Total points for the competition.
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    How do cpu only crunchers compete with gpu crunchers?
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    There is a minimum amount of points you need to enter for the drawing of the prices. Once you are in it don't matter, anyone can win. The minimum is also pretty low so that mostly everybody can meet it. First post has all the details.
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    I think the Team competition will be seperate in a way to the prize one. So between TPU and other teams in that challenge it's a Total points race. For the prize though, the rules are that the members need to be part of TPU and if I understood correctly from this post by Norton there will be a minimum qualifying score with which you would be entered into the prize draw.

    Speculating, hope someone can clarify that. But at any rate I'm sure that CPU only contribution would not be penalised :toast:

    Edit: CP types as fast as he drives ;)
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    First post had the details. They just don't seem set in stone.

    That is quite helpful. I somehow missed that post in my skimming on everything past the OP, even though it is bold and quoted.
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    Yeah, things like the disks are primarily intended for US48 crunchers--they're otherwise probably not worthwhile for me to ship.
    Thank you! I'm really excited about all of the excitement that this is creating. I'm optimistic that we can get a few more teams to join on in :toast:
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    I set a low minimum points requirement for expressly that purpose. The thought is that anyone should be able to manage 25k points (even a C2D 2GHz would do that in a month)--and then that is all that is needed to be eligible for prizes.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The final version hasn't been finalized (?) but as others have said:
    - there is a relatively low qualifying score
    - "participate" means crunching for the duration of the challenge*
    * hitting the qualifying score to get a prize and then shutting down isn't the intended goal... every point is important

    Hint- keep an eye on the 1st post for revisions, changes, prize announcements, etc... ;)
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    Does that include certain days when we experience technical difficulties? I'd assume that those off days wouldn't discount us :)
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