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TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge (5/14 thru 5/23)- crunch/fold and win some cool stuff!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, May 9, 2014.

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Are you planning to crunch or fold during the upcoming challenge?

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  1. Happy Birthday TPU and count me in!!!

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge- join us May 14th (0:00 UTC) thru May 23rd, 2014 (24:00 UTC) to crunch/fold and win some cool stuff!!! (less than 72 hrs to go- there's still time to join up and lend a hand)
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    Welcome to TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge

    On May 14th 2004 @W1zzard became user # 01 and started the greatest website and forum EVER!!! :rockout:
    How do our TPU crunchers and folders say Happy Birthday to TechpowerUp?


    We have a Challenge!!! :D

    Link to official Challenge:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6628

    We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support for this great site and the important work done by the World Community Grid and Folding@Home.
    The plan:

    Have some friendly competition between WCG Teams as well as within our TPU Teams and hopefully get a few of our fellow TPU'ers to join in.
    Fellow TPU members and WCG crunchers are invited to join our Team to heat up some silicon for a good cause, hang out, have a little fun, and even get a chance to win some great prizes.


    How to join:
    * note- our Challenge is for WCG Team crunching. However, we work closely with the TPU folding Team and we will be sharing prizes with active TPU folders- If you have a Radeon 7750/GeForce 560 or better gpu and want to try folding then you are welcome to do that. ;)

    For crunching....

    Follow this link to register and join our Team:

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
    Once you're registered you can follow the prompts and install software- it's all pretty straight forward

    If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, our Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
    Our Team thread:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-wcg-boinc-team.85784/

    For folding....

    See this thread to get started:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/easy-setup-for-folding-home.200520/

    If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, the folding Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
    Folding Team thread:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-f-h-team.13038/
    Some of our past Challenge threads:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...22-2014-update-tpu-wins-the-challenge.197528/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...6-11-22-2013-join-us-crunch-win-stuff.194389/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-cep2-challenge-6-october-14-october.191430/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-community-grid-summer-challenge.186603/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/wcg-tpu-mothers-day-challenge-2013-5-10-5-19-2013.183575/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-community-grid-february-team-challenge.179726/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...nquer-cancer-1st-2nd-week-of-november.174550/

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/wcg-8th-birthday-challenge.175235/

    Many more here too:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpu-wcg-challenges-thread.111360/

    Challenges link at WCG:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallengeHistory.do?teamId=S8TLJ6TFV1



    See the next post for prize info ;) now completed, check for updates frequently!
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:
    *Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

    Grand Prize: Win a Crunching/Folding Rig(two available)*

    Challenge Giveaway Rig #1- donated by various members of our crunching/folding Teams
    Specifications/Details
    Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 provided by TRWOV
    Motherboard: Gigaybyte MA78GPM-DS2H provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Cooling: Cooler Master 212+ provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Video Card: MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II provided by thebluebumblebee & theonedub
    Hard Disk(s): TBA provided by yotano211
    Case: Fractal Design ARC Mini R2- provided by sneekypete
    Power Supply: Corsair CX500 provided by Norton
    Software: Win7 HPx64 provided by T-Bob
    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

    Challenge Giveaway Rig #2 donated by BarbaricSoul*
    Specifications/Details
    Processor: AMD 1045T
    Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ
    Cooling: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283
    Memory: G Skill Red Ripjaws 2*4gig DDR3 1866
    Video Card: ASUS HD7770
    Hard Disk(s): WD Cavair RE 160gb
    Case: Corsair 350D
    Power Supply: Rosewill V2 700watt
    Software: Vista 64 bit
    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

    The winner of a Grand Prize will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 6 months crunching for the Team WCG-TPU on the rig.

    Special prize for a dedicated TPU cruncher/folder

    Win a GTX Titan with an EK full waterblock and backplate -donated by the54thvoid
    Quote from the54thvoid
    Details:
    - Asus GTX Titan
    - EK GTX Titan waterblock and backplate


    The winner of the GTX Titan will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 12 months folding or crunching for TPU on the card.

    Other prizes
    *Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me

    Hardware/Software Prizes
    - Sentey Revolution Pro mouse - provided by sneekypete*
    - Enermax Liqtech 120S AIO cooler- provided by sneekypete*
    -Thermaltake esports Challenger Pro keyboard provided by stinger608*
    - Buffalo MiniStation Extreme 1TB provided by AthlonX2*
    - Vantec NexStar WiFi enclosure provided by AthlonX2*
    - LaCie Fuel 1TB provided by AthlonX2*
    - $25 PayPal gift - provided by mx500torid
    - $25 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    - $25 PayPal gift (x2) - provided by Norton
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by fullinfusion
    - Cooler Master 212+ cpu cooler - provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt*
    - Nvidia 8800GTS gpu - provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt*
    Additional prizes TBA

    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

    Game giveaway- hosted by manofthem
    Link: TBA
    Game Giveaway info:
    Games
    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Alpha Prime - @james888
    ARMA 2: Combined Operations - @Bow
    Awesomenauts - @james888
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - @Vinska
    Crysis 2
    Daylight
    Dead Space
    Empire Total War - @james888
    Fish Fillets - @james888
    Killing Floor - @Vinska
    LA Noire
    Max Payne 3
    Natural Selection 2 - @Vinska
    Payday 2 (x2) - @Vinska
    Sanctum 2 - @james888
    Shadow Warrior - @Vinska
    Splinter Cell Blacklist - @adulaamin
    Take on Helicopters - @james888
    UFO: Afterlight - @james888
    The Walking Dead - @Arjai
    Wanderlust - @james888

    Grand Prizes

    Dark Souls 2
    Wolfenstein: The New Order*
    - @Vinska
    * cannot be activated in Germany and Austria due to Nazi references


    *Game giveaway ends TBA so check it out/get your votes in ASAP!!!
    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    * in order for your name to be drawn- you would need to be a member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
    - Participate for the duration of the TechPowerUp 10th Birthday Challenge
    - Earn a minimum of 5,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (see below)
    - Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 5,000 BOINC points or 5/30/2014 (whichever comes 1st)
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.
    - Participation in the Game giveaway will require that you are actively crunching during this Challenge
    Special Requirements for GTX Titan giveaway
    - will require crunching and folding during the challenge at the Top 20 level in either crunching or folding
    - a special drawing will be held requiring opt in
    - winner will need to be a current TPU cruncher or folder as of 5/1/2014
    - additional details TBA
    How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
    To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:
    The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.
    My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.
    If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.
    Note(s):
    - If for some reason you cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me to discuss your situation and we'll make those decisions on an individual basis ;)
    Challenge Participants:
    *WCG user name in () if different from TPU user name
    list pending...
    Prize winners:
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
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  3. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Wihoo, this is going to be one Epic Challenge!
    :toast:


    Game Giveaway info:

    Games
    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Alpha Prime - @james888
    ARMA 2: Combined Operations - @Bow
    Awesomenauts - @james888
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - @Vinska
    Crysis 2
    Daylight
    Dead Space
    Empire Total War - @james888
    Fish Fillets - @james888
    Killing Floor - @Vinska
    LA Noire
    Max Payne 3
    Natural Selection 2 - @Vinska
    Payday 2 (x2) - @Vinska
    Sanctum 2 - @james888
    Shadow Warrior - @Vinska
    Splinter Cell Blacklist - @adulaamin
    Take on Helicopters - @james888
    UFO: Afterlight - @james888
    The Walking Dead - @Arjai
    Wanderlust - @james888

    Grand Prizes

    Dark Souls 2
    Wolfenstein: The New Order
    - @Vinska
     
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  4. Arjai

    Arjai

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    LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

    :lovetpu:
     
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  5. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Front page request has been submitted and the prize post should be finished up by tomorrow night :)
     
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    Happy birthday TPU!

    Count me in! :rockout:
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    im in like a dirty............. ahem Yup im in :rockout:
     
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    Will make a nice stress test for the new 8320 before deployment. ;)

    Count me in for everything except the crunching rigs.
     
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    Count me in for the challenge, but not for any hw prizes.
     
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    i/m in
     
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    My rigs have had a long enough rest, I'm in and will start them up in the next day or two.
     
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    Bow

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    I'm all in, :peace:
     
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    I am all in in! and ready :clap::clap::clap::lovetpu:
     
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  14. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    As I said before; you can count me in. :peace:
     
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    I have a Pentium G850 PC at work I can add if its worth it, also my phone LG-G2 and a kindle Fire HD. If I can crunch on any of them I will set them up.

    Both my other rigs are Crunching 24/7.
     
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    I just downloaded WCG on my LG G2. Hopefully the quad can produce
     
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    I'm in all the way. Already have 4 systems and 2 laptops spooled-up.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Im in on this one! I had a scare at work today with my cooler almost crapping out but I should be getting numbers in like usual!
     
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    Never stopped crunching, so I'm in by default :laugh:
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I just threw the game list into post #3 in this thread, so it'll be right under Norton's post #2 that will show all the main prizes.

    I added in @adulaamin's donation, which I had forgotten yesterday: Splinter Cell Blacklist! :respect:
     
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    It's a small contribution to a community I've learned so much from. :lovetpu::toast:
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Planning to do this on my AMD APU laptop. How do I get it setup? :oops:
     
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  24. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Can a Team member assist? I'm at work and my time is limited atm

    Will give you a hand this evening if you still need it and will add in a quick "how to get started" in the OP as well

    Thanks for your interest! :toast:
     
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  25. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Create an account here:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
    (automatically registers you under team TPU)

    Download BOINC:
    http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php



    While/After creating your profile on WCG, ensure you're team is TPU, and you can choose which projects you wish to participate in, or you can choose all projects.

    After installing BOINC,choose "world community grid" and sign into your profile, and that will connect to WCG and down load the WU's for your respective projects.

    Use FreeDC to track stats, like ppd, Stones, pie
    http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=team&proj=bwcg&team=22175&sort=today

    There's also a sticky here with more info and pics:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/how-to-getting-boinc-setup-for-wcg.93395/

    That should be pretty close. If you have issues, let us know. :laugh:
     
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