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WCG 9th Birthday Challenge Planning Thread

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey Team,

    *note- we are gathering quite a few giveaway prizes (check the list at the bottom of the post) :)

    Now that the CEP2 challenge is done... let's plan for joining up for the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge (11/16 thru 11/22) that SETI.Germany is sponsoring.

    Links:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,35626_lastpage,yes#lastpost

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6195

    We participated in prior years and we came very close, with the help of the GPU work, to winning last years WCG 8th Birthday Challenge (2nd place) :cool:

    Link to the 8th Birthday Challenge results:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=5312

    Post your interest here, throw out some ideas for recruiting/prizes/etc..- everything is up for discussion. :toast:

    **UPDATE**

    We will be offering prizes for new and active crunchers in the form of a prize drawing and a game giveaway, We'll start a list here in the planning thread before the challenge thread(s) go live :)

    Prizes:
    Grand prize
    - cruncher rig (Norton and others)*
    *note- rig will be setup with Linux installed and ready to crunch ;)
    Specs:
    - NZXT Source 210 (White) w/5x 120mm fans
    - Corsair TX-550M modular psu
    - Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
    - PII 1055T (125w) cpu
    - stock AMD heatpipe cooler
    - 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
    - Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
    - 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
    - DVD/RW drive
    *available to Team members in the USA- shipping would be too difficult otherwise
    Other prizes
    - CM Sentinel Advanced 2 (mouse) provided by manofthem*
    - Silverstone Argon AR03 cpu cooler provided by Norton*
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by theonedub
    - CM Storm Havok mouse- provided by sneekypete*
    - CM Cosmos SE case provided by sneekypete*
    *available to Team members in the USA- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

    Game giveaway- to be hosted by manofthem details coming soon
     
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  2. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    I'm in, but it would be nice if we had GPU work again. :/
     
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  3. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    We can also discuss some ideas on the TPU Teamspeak server. We now have a private room dedicated to the TPU WCG team. :rockout:
     
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    I will join the challenge once it is up!
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    always interested in doing challenges :D
     
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    Participating.
     
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    I'm in, as usual. :toast:
     
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    Well I am still crunching on my main rig - so that means that I am in:toast:
    I agree with t_ski that we need GPU WU's!!!
     
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    POEM@home has them, but that is another project not part of WCG.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Well I am in! Will change my WU's back to default today.
     
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    I'm in.:D
     
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    Oh I am so undecided..... ;)

    :laugh:

    I'm in, ready to rock n roll! Let's challenge it up TPU!

    I actually did that last night on both my pcs, and I set pc2 back to part time. It'll go back to full crunching for this next challenge.
     
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    Always crunching so I'm in!!
     
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    I must admit I am new to this whole "Joining other challenges" thing. I assume the process is:
    1. Create a new account for SETI under the TPU team.
    2. Pause WCG and add SETI to all crunching machines.
    3. Party like it's 1999.
     
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    This is a WCG challenge that is sponsored by the "WCG team" SETI.Germany. No changes are necessary.

    :toast:
     
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    I must have read it too quickly. I don't plan on not crunching, so I suppose I'm game.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK folks we are all signed up... Thanks Captain! :toast:

    This one won't be an easy A for us, many of the Teams joining are much larger than we are (including SETI.Germany). However, if we put forth a good effort, we should do well and still have a chance at winning as well as benefit the WCG projects and have some fun while doing so. :)

    We have about a month before the Challenge starts so lets put some ideas up for:
    - Recruiting new Team members- It would be great if we can get some interest and attract a few new members so throw some ideas out there!
    - Idle Team members- same as above... how do you think we can get some of our inactive Team members to contribute?
    - Prizes (always a good thing to do!)
    - Rig build/donation- I will be reducing my farm by 1 or 2 rigs shortly and will be able to donate at least half, if not more, of the parts necessary to do a giveaway rig. I will be willing to do so if I can get all of the parts together for something nice... details TBD
    - Other prizes- let's see what we can do.
    - Game giveaway- this is pretty popular so my $0.02 is we do it again. :cool:
    - Rig maintenance- we have some time to get our rigs into shape for the challenge. Let's see what we can do to help each other get the parts/assistance needed to get those rigs that could be crunching up and running.
    - Other ideas? let's hear them

    Thoughts?
     
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    What exactly are we working on here? What are the WU for? If it isn't about finding cures for diseases such as cancer or aids, count me out. I don't crunch for just any reason.
     
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    @Norton i will try to rope in my friends to crunch on my name just for the challenge period. :rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The projects haven't changed- we will be doing the same WCG work that we are doing now.

    Current projects are FAAH and CEP2*

    * Would be nice if we get some new projects from WCG at some point soon
     
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    I am in! AND, with the awesome deal with 1dub, I will have my buddies computer up and crunching, part time, for me. Until I can get him up to speed, his first computer, I will be crunching on his comp during idle time and will have it load up on start.

    I don't expect a huge point boost but in the case of this challenge, every CPU counts!!

    I will be passing on the word to my sister and brother's and may have them up and running for this!!

    Just a thought, will 7.0.64 work on 7? Also, is their a 7.0.32 for 32bit windows 7?

    All of my family member's and my buddy, I believe, will be running 32 bit W7. What version is the stable one? I want ZERO complications on these machines. None of these folks are even remotely tech savvy!

    Thanks!

    GO TPU!!! :toast:
     
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    7.0.64 is just a version number. It has nothing to do with the architecture it runs on. And for example, I run 7.0.65, but You don't see me having a 65-bit processor ;) (those don't even exist, OFC)
    So yeah, as long as they download the 32-bit version of it, Boinc-7.0.64 will run just fine on x86 Windows. :)
     
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    I probably should not have posted such a Noob question, since it took me all of five seconds to answer this myself.

    However, since I am such an attention whore and desperately need all forms of human interactions, I left the post up. In the hopes that you, or someone, would acknowledge this post!!

    :D
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    We will give you the answer on the 12th at 12pm :p

    j/k- best setup/version for a new, noob, or part-time cruncher would be to download and install the version available through WCG when you register. Direct them to this thread:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93395
     
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