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WCG Challenge Help Conquer Cancer (1st/2nd week of November)

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Oct 27, 2012.

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Are you interested in participating in the HCC WCG Challenge

Poll closed Nov 10, 2012.
  1. Yes I am interested and plan on participating

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  2. Not this time but may be interested in the future

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  3. Not interested

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey Team,

    We are all signed up for the Team Challenge (Thanks CP!). Those who are participating please get your rigs ready to run the HCC work unit.
    *note- it may be helpful to setup a WCG profile for just HCC CPU and GPU work and transfer the rig(s) over to that profile.

    More info to follow...

    First Item to note:
    Here's a link to our Teams Official Challenges Thread
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111360
    We have a record kept of current/past/upcoming challenges here so take a look and see where we've been and where we're going next ;)


    The challenges are for the 1st and 2nd weeks of November (11/1 thru 11/7/2012 and 11/8 thru 11/14/2012)

    Links:

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=5307

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=5308

    Challenge is for the most points within each week and seeing that HCC includes the CPU and the GPU work units, I believe we can make a strong showing in the challenge.

    Chicken Patty will be assisting in signing us up and posting an invitation on the TPU front page to assist in getting some help from the rest of the members from TPU.

    Please post your interest and any comments you have. This is all new to me so bear with me as I muck through it :eek:

    AND YES THERE WILL BE PRIZES- CHECK THE SECOND POST (BELOW) FOR DETAILS*

    Updates/additional information to follow....
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Reserved for prize and winner announcements :toast:

    We have a few prizes in and likely some more on the way. Here's a quick rundown:

    Grand Prize: Win Two Rigs
    * Note- rig specs to be verified and updated as the Challenge begins, Pics of the rigs coming soon.....
    Rig #1 (donated by Norton)- A crunching rig with an ASUS 790FX mobo, AMD 965BE, 2x2GB DDR2 1066 ram, 80GB HDD, 8400GS GPU, 450Watt PSU.
    We ask that the winner dedicate a minimum of 6 months crunching for the Team on the rig.
    Rig #2 (donated by our Team)- A charity rig with an MSI 790FX mobo, CPU TBA, 2x2GB DDR3 1600 ram, HDD, 4870 GPU, 750Watt PSU.
    We ask that the winner donate this rig to charity (organization, friend/family member in need, family in need, etc...).
    *Note- US Shipping is included for each rig (International winners will need to pay any additional shipping charges over $50)

    Other prizes (more to come)
    *Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me, ThE_MaD_ShOt, [Ion], or Chicken Patty (additional volunteers to assist with this would be great)

    Hardware Prizes

    - Game Tiger Xniper PC case (donated by sneekypete from his FS thread)
    *Shipping is unfortunately not included with this item ATM but we are working on getting some assistance with the shipping costs

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    - ThermalTake Frio Extreme (donated by sneekypete from his FS thread)
    US shipping is included with this item (International winners will need to pay any additional costs for shipping, etc...)
    [​IMG]

    Games/Software Prizes

    - Dirt 3 (Steam Code)- donated by mrsemi
    - Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition (Steam Code)- donated by mrsemi
    - Fallout New Vegas- Ultimate Edition (Steam Code)- donated by manofthem
    - Dead Space 2 (Steam Code)- donated by manofthem
    - Counter Strike:GO (Steam Code)- donated by ALMOSTunseen
    - Nexuiz (Steam Code)- donated by t_ski
    - Far Cry 3 (Steam Code)- donated by [Ion]
    - Humble Indie Bundle #3 donated by Delta6326
    • And Yet It Moves
    • Atom Zombie Smasher
    • Braid
    • Cogs
    • Cortex Command
    • Crayon Physics Deluxe
    • Hammerfight
    • Machinarium
    • Osmos
    • Revenge of the Titans
    • Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
    • VVVVVV

    Special Prizes

    - A special prize(s) to NEW crunchers- donated by mstenholm (see below)*
    *Note a second 7770 (used- MSI model #R7770-PMD1GD5)- donated by KieX is available under the same terms/conditions as above



    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    - Participate in both weeks of the HCC Challenge (CPU and/or GPU)
    - Earn a minimum of 25,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (see below)*
    * points do not have to be all HCC work units
    - Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 25,000 BOINC points or 11/28/2012 (whichever comes 1st)
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.

    Note(s):
    - If for some reason you cannot participate in the 1st week of the Challenge or start late you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me or the Team Captain (Chicken Patty) 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...

    Challenge results:

    Team TechpowerUp Wins HCC Challenge 1st week November 2012
    Day 1 (11/1/2012)- Total- 7,853,993 points (Rank #1), Net- 7,835,993 points (Rank #1)
    Day 2 (11/2/2012)- Total- 16,722,449 points (Rank #1), Net- 8,886,456 points (Rank #1)
    Day 3 (11/3/2012)- Total- 25,490,907 points (Rank #1), Net- 8,768,458 points (Rank #1)
    Day 4 (11/4/2012)- Total- 35,754,839 points (Rank #1), Net-10,263.932 points (Rank #1)
    Day 5 (11/5/2012)- Total- 46,775,910 points (Rank #1), Net-11,021,071 points (Rank #1)
    Day 6 (11/6/2012)- Total- 58,170,901 points (Rank #1), Net-11,394,991 points (Rank #1)
    Day 7 (11/7/2012)- Total- 70,667.000 points (Rank #1), Net-12,496,099 points (Rank #1)

    WCG HCC Challenge 2nd week November 2012
    Day 1 (11/8/2012)- Total- 12,382,047 points (Rank #1), Net- 12,382,047 points (Rank #1)
    Day 2 (11/9/2012)- Total- 24,254,837 points (Rank #1), Net- 11,872,790 points (Rank #1)
    Day 3 (11/10/2012)- Total- 33,943,089 points (Rank #1), Net- 9,688,252 points (Rank #1)
    Day 4 (11/11/2012)- Total- 44,473,094 points (Rank #1), Net- 10,530,005 points (Rank #1)
    Day 5 (11/12/2012)- Total- 55,459,063 points (Rank #1), Net- 10,985,969 points (Rank #1)
    Day 6 (11/13/2012)- Total- 66,907,927 points (Rank #1), Net- 11,448,864 points (Rank #1)
    Day 7 (11/14/2012)-
     
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  3. mstenholm

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    Provided I'm home I will leave my GPUs to do their thing. I find that I need to check my internet connections often not to run out of WUs.
     
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  4. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Count me in! I'll throw everything I have at HCC--three duals, 4 nV GPUs, and hopefully by then 4 i7s! :toast:
     
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    Daimus

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    I am interested and plan on participating:toast:
     
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    BlackOmega

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    Pot cures cancer.. (seriously)
     
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    ThE_MaD_ShOt

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    Count me in.
     
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  8. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    We are signed up, I'll work on the announcement later today, gotta run to work now. :(
     
  9. BUCK NASTY

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

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    By default, I am only accepting HCC work on my 3 Crunchers. If we need more horsepower, I will bring a 4P rig over from F@H to help. Keep us updated Chicken!.
     
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  10. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks Captain(s)! :toast:

    My powers out @ home but I'm hopeful it will be back on by the start of the challenge. Will start transferring my remote rigs over to all HCC starting today :)
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Buck, we could use all the help you could bring brotha. We would greatly appreciate it. :rockout:
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure what help my rig will be, but I'll quite happily join for the fun.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Very generous of you! :respect:

    Six cores at 4.7 is nothing to sneeze at ;)


    My buffers are still full of other work (DSFL mainly), but I've switched over to solely HCC, so my rigs should be doing exclusively HCC within a few days :toast: (certainly by Friday)
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Going to see if i can get a few workstations at work and one of my colleagues to join, most of them running Q6600's and he's got a Phenom II quad core and a 6850
     
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    Count me in
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That would be great--but just don't do anything illegal ;)

    Remember, the WCG TOS says that you can only run it on computers you own or computers that you have express permission to use.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I've set the home rig to run while I'm at work and the work computer to run while I'm home. I only hope I've set up the profile correctly! :toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Marvelous! :toast:

    Screenshots of them crunching? ;)
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    only set to crunch HCC at the moment and apparently there is no work, guessing that starts tomorrow?
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, changed some settings, there we go!
     

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

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    Looking at the other teams, I believe we have this in the bag. Nevertheless, I will spool up the Opty 6176 rig on the 31st, so we have a good showing. If we are killing it, I may come back to F@H.

    Let's do this boy's and let the battle begin!

    :toast::toast:

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  22. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    C'mon power :( I'm itching get in on this.

    I'm hoping we get our power back by tomorrow at some point. The utlity company said they spent the day assessing the situation (translation- having coffee)

    80% of the area is out of power... THAT's your assessment- now go fix it!
     
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  23. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    I heard that the south coast got pummeled. I lost power for 15 minutes but it was flickering all day. Over half of my town was without power, but not me. :D
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    IOU a post with a pic of a salt shaker in it :laugh:

    Yesterday afternoon we had one blink, one flicker, then nothin'.... out since then. Wifey B-Day today too so she's not a happy camper today.
     
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    so what exactly do I need to go to put my 7970 in this for TPU?
     
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