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TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest Announced, Score Your Way to a DC-PC

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    TechPowerUp's Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams, both among the top 100 teams in their own merits, have decided to give back to the community by announcing the TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest. Organized entirely by the community, the contest gives one lucky winner, a pre-assembled, turnkey PC with optimal hardware for distributed computing (DC-PC). For starters, the PC has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 accelerator to run GPU-accelerated distributed computing applications of the likes of Folding@Home GPU, while its Pentium Dual-Core handles CPU-driven distributed computing applications, such as World Community Grid. With 500 GB of handy storage, Windows XP SP2 OS, Antec BP-550Plus 550W PSU to power it all, and In Win X-Fighter as its housing, the prize would make a perfect addition to any distributed computing enthusiast's armory.

    Now open to everyone, the contest is a purely community funded and organized. It involves achieving 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within a contest time frame of 60 days, starting from 11:59PM EST on 10/14/09. The contest ends on 11:59PM EST on 12/12/09. Participants must 'crunch' (score) for WCG Team #22175 and 'fold' (scoring) for Folding@Home team #50711 only. The winner will be selected within five days of contest closure, and contacted by e-mail. TechPowerUp doesn't partake as the organizers of this contest, and hence do not hold any liabilities. We do however, like to commend our Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams for organizing this contest, that symbolizes goodwill and team-spirit, and wish everyone associated with it good luck. For more information, please visit this page.

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    1c3d0g and Chicken Patty say thanks.
  2. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    I'll start by saying...

    may the best man(or lady) win

    :toast:
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    i has no shot :(
  4. soldier242 New Member

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    so that's nothing for EU members :(
  5. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    actually... i think we can get something established as far as shipping but i cannot promis anything as of now.

    i wouldnt let that keep you from trying in the event that we can get it shipped over to you.
  6. bogmali

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    It is in the works so stay tuned;)
  7. soldier242 New Member

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    are 2 or more PCs per person allowed then or does it even work ... i mean there are 3 pcs that would fold kinda good ... one of 'em even folds from time to time for TPU
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    i like that. altough i not fold, its a good cause that i will always support
  9. Steevo

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    I know a few who will be having this.


    Is it a "either/or" points or total?
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  10. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    "and"

    "60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points"
  11. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    It is a minimum for both WCG and F@H. Both clients must be run and with the hardware out there, it is completely withing reach for people within the time frame of the contest.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I don't fold or crunch.
  13. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Time to start?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Sweet idea guys! I've been putting off setting up WCG and F@H for a while since I've been so busy, but once my P55 setup gets in I'm gonna run them :)
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  15. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Not sure if its worth my time.
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    This is an awesome idea! Props to who ever wins:)

    I'm only crunching 3 comps but I don't fold, so no prize for me.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Well, its entirely up to you. Should you choose to start and require questions answered, just post up. Half the guys froth at the mouth to help. :laugh:


    Also, contest is officially International as per the Contest threads in the Folding and WCG subforums. I'm sure Bta has been contacted to modify that little tidbit, but I figured I'd give you guys a heads up.

    :rockout:
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    i dont fold, so no win for me. as usual;)
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    "Not open to residents of United States and Canada" would have been great ;)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    very good news. Good luck to everyone who is in the contest :toast:
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    How will the winner be determined? Also, how will point accumulation be tracked?
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    Then why post? :shadedshu

    How do you figure? I crunch while I play games on my PC. Adds no additional strain and i play my games at max settings.
  23. btarunr

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    Contest open to everyone. Gogo South Americans, Europeans, Asians, Africans, and Auslanders.
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    I think the contest is a wonderful idea. All of you that have been Crunching and Folding out of really the kindness of your hearts. Not to mention the bills that can pile up from what you all do. Hats off to all of you will be watching this great work every one :toast:
    BUCK NASTY and Chicken Patty say thanks.
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    Wait so what if we already have 90000 points in folding does it mean we can't qualify since we already started?

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