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TechPowerUp's WCG February Challenge (2/15 thru 2/22/2014)- UPDATE-- TPU wins the Challenge!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Come on folks- TPU's WCG crunching team needs your help!!!!!

    Challenge has finished- WCG won!!!.... and TPU also! :D

    Need some incentives? Check out the next post :pimp:
    Welcome all to the TechPowerUp February Challenge :toast:
    We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support for the World Community Grid and for some friendly competition between WCG Teams as well as within our TPU Team.

    Fellow TPU members and WCG crunchers are invited to join us to heat up some silicon for a good cause and to hang out with us.

    Link to official Challenge/Challenge results:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6497

    We have a great history in participating in Team challenges:
    Link :
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/t...lterType=0&filterOpen=-1&pageNum=1&listType=3

    What do you need to do?
    - Join the Team*
    - Install the software*
    *How to join our Team and get started
    *Note- the WCG website has been updated- screenshots may differ slightly
    - Crunch from 2/15 (0:00 GMT) to 2/22/2014 (24:00 GMT)
    - Hang out with your Team mates
    Challenge results- TPU Wins!!! :rockout:
    Day 1- total 4,092,199 pts /net 4,092,199 pts /rank- #1

    Day 2- total 8,022,043 pts /net 3,929,844 pts /rank- #1

    Day 3- total 12,655,920 pts /net 4,633,877 pts /rank- #1

    Day 4- total 17,004,680 pts /net 4,348,760 pts /rank- #1

    Day 5- total 21,789,304 pts /net 4,784,624 pts /rank- #1

    Day 6- total 26,109,823 pts /net 4,320,519 pts /rank- #1

    Day 7- total 30,435,337 pts /net 4,325,514 pts /rank- #1

    Day 8- total 34,960,967 pts /net 4,525,630 pts /rank- #1
     
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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 Rig* (donated by the TPU WCG crunching Team)
    Specifications/Details
    - NZXT Source 210 (White)- Norton
    - 5x120mm fans- Norton
    - NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller- Norton
    - ASUS P7H55-M PRO motherboard- Brandonwh64
    - i3-530 chip - TheGrapist
    - NZXT Respire T20 cooler- dank1983man420
    - 3GB DDR3- TheGrapist
    - Radeon 5850 GPU- the54thvoid
    - 500GB HDD (2.5"- 7,200rpm)- yotano211
    - NZXT Hale N 550w psu- BarbaricSoul
    - Windows 7 Pro- james888
    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise
    The winner of the 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.
    Grand Prize (2): Win a socket 2011 motherboard and cpu (donated by mjkmike)
    Quote from mjkmike
    Details:
    - Asus P9X79 Deluxe motherboard
    - 3930k CPU

    Other prizes

    *Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me
    Hardware/Software Prizes
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by theonedub
    - $25 PayPal gift (x2)- provided by Norton
    - $10 PayPal gift - provided by dank1983man420
    - $10 PayPal gift - provided by ChristTheGreat
    - Naos 7000 mouse - provided by sneekypete*
    - Topre Type Heaven keyboard - provided by sneekypete*
    - Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
    - ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON*
    - Roku 2 2013 Edition - provided by theonedub
    *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:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpu-wcg-game-giveaway-for-the-february-challenge.197889/
    *Game giveaway ends 2/18 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 February 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 3/1/2014 (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
    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:

    stinger608Grand Prize: Win a Crunching Rig* (donated by the TPU WCG crunching Team)
    BarbaricSoulGrand Prize (2): Win a socket 2011 motherboard and cpu (donated by mjkmike)
    fullinfusion- Naos 7000 mouse - provided by sneekypete*
    Mindweaver- Topre Type Heaven keyboard - provided by sneekypete*
    dhoshaw The Mad Shot (pending)- Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
    TRWOV theonedub- ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON*
    TheGrapist
    - Roku 2 2013 Edition - provided by theonedub
    FordGT90Concept- $20 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    yotano211- $20 PayPal gift - provided by theonedub
    t77snapshot- $25 PayPal gift - provided by Norton
    Jstn7477- $25 PayPal gift - provided by Norton
    MStenholm- $10 PayPal gift - provided by dank1983man420
    mauriek- $10 PayPal gift - provided by ChristTheGreat
     
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    I'm so stoked for this. I know you guys are too :roll:
    :toast: :toast:
     
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    I'm always in... :toast:
     
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    Its like 9 degrees where I am, perfect crunching weather. Lol
     
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    My 2 main rig (2500k and 2700k) are running 100%. Work laptop with the i7 2670qm, running 50% (I need some horse power to work xD )

    I am ready !!
     
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    My work laptop has the same processor but I run it at 100%. I will also add a i5 2520m from another laptop.

    I just ordered some new thermal paste so hopefully I can run my main crusher up to 4.5ghz. My dads house is kinda warm so I had to throttle down to 4.2.
     
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    Just wondering, how high of a turbo speed your 2670qm goes too. I find my cpu only stays at between 2.4-2.5ghz only.
     
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    at 100%, 2.6ghz. It might be due to heat cause at 50%, I see more goingto 2.8ghz
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Both Opty 4P Servers and the i7-870 are at your service my Captain!
     
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    Talk to my bro today and looks like he'll be "lending" me his 4670k for the Challenge; he'll be crunching under my name :D unless I can get him to join the team on his own and get him to stick around. He better not change his mind! :(
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Here's my crunching fleet for this challenge:
    FX-8350@ 4.4Ghz
    FX-8350@ stock
    FX-8150@ stock
    Xeon hex-core @ 2.8Ghz
    i7-970 @3.6Ghz
    i7-2600K (under construction)
    i3-2100 (under construction)

    Hope to be hitting 40k ppd when everything is spooled up :cool:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Best reason above to Crunch during the Challenge.

    I'll be in Chicago for meetings until the 22nd, so I'll get everything spooled up on the 19th so we hit the ground running. Go TPU!!!

    :toast::rockout::clap:
     
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    im in as always :) :toast: :toast:
     
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    Thats not too bad. My last gaming laptop had the same processor going to the same speed. This work laptop is a 14 incher so the heat cant dissipate that much.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Gonna try and get at least one more computer crunching, maybe more. :D

    BTW, I'm in!!
     
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    Thanks for setting this challange up Captain:toast:
    I will be crunching away as usual:)
     
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    big thanks Manofthem for running the game thing.:respect::respect::respect:
     
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    My pleasure but it's no biggie, not like a 2011 setup :oops:
    Thank you for your awesome contribution ;)

    :respect: :respect: :respect:



    Also, thanks to dankman for the PP contribution
    :respect: :respect:


    We have so many awesome and generous team members here! :toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    We have another addition to the prize pool!

    - $10 PayPal gift - provided by ChristTheGreat
    Thanks again to all of the folks donating their time, cpu cycles, and prizes to help WCG and our Team!!! :lovetpu:
     
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    Dont forget my $20.00 PP donation.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Got it! :D

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    I'm in. :D
     
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