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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

    76.5%
  2. Not this time but may be interested in the future

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  3. Not interested

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  4. Undecided

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hardware Prizes
    Hardware winners :)

    [Ion] wins the case- :toast:
    - Game Tiger Xniper PC case (donated by sneekypete from his FS thread)
    *Shipping has been worked out and included
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    Radical Edward wins the cooler- :toast:
    - 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]

    Congrats guys- :toast:
    Stand by for details ;)

    Up Next the Grand Prize- the 2 rigs
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    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)

    Aquinus wins the rigs!!! :toast::rockout:
    *PM me for details

    Congrats to Aquinus and all of the other prize winners- but the real winner is this Team and WCG for all of your hard work!!! :rockout: Take a bow folks- you earned it!!!! :respect:
     
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  3. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

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    Congrats to all winners, enjoy :D
     
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  4. KieX

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    Great work everyone! Congrats to the winners.
    :lovetpu:

    Big THANK YOU to Norton for all the hard work to make it happen :respect::respect:
     
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  5. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Wow, it's like Christmas come early boys! That's an amazing slew of awesome prizes. Thanks to all for donating!!!!!
    :respect: :respect: :respect:
    I'm super stoked I joined this team!!!!!!!!!!!
    And yes, a huge shout out to Norton for all the tremendous effort put into the HCC competition, and obviously another shout out to all those that helped others get setup and moving! :toast:
     
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  6. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    RCoon, you have the code via PM. Thanks! :toast:
     
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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Woot---congrats everyone! :toast:

    In particular Aquinus--enjoy that X4, and I hope you find someone worthy for the charity build :)
     
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  8. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    Yes, congrats to everyone, and thanks for participating! :toast:

    An extra thanks goes out to Norton for organizing all the prizes and another to all those that donated! :respect:
     
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  9. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks everybody! :respect:

    I don't feel all that organized atm :p Thanks to everybody that helped me get these prizes going for the Team :toast:
     
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  10. Radical_Edward

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    Wow! I didn't expect to win anything. I was just crunching for my fellow men and woman out there. Thanks everyone for crunching.

    I just want to let everyone know, even if you didn't win a physical prize now, just image if the results from our little contest were to cure cancer! Now that's a prize everyone can enjoy!
     
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  11. ALMOSTunseen

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    Great job guys! NHKS, just give me your steam name, and I'll send CS:GO right over.
    Is there a table we can see, with the points of each person for this comp?
     
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  12. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Well said! :toast:

    I don't think the stats will drill down that far- we can each check our own (valid results from date x to date y) for each project on the WCG site but don't know if there are any other options???
     
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    Also, just a quick question while your here. How do I stop GPU units lagging my computer? Is there any way I can turn down how much of the GPU wcg uses?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    NVidia cards lag pretty hard- probably best to uncheck "use GPU" box in your BOINC manager preferences while using the PC and rechecking the box when away from the PC but I'm not completely sure. :confused:

    Any NVidia gpu users out there with any insight on this???
     
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  15. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I just wanted to take this oppurtunity to tahnk everyone who participated and has joined us for this fun adventure and contest. I gaurantee you will not find a team like ours out there with that "family" feeling we offer. We truly are unique and i think we have proven that in the world of distributed computing and tech forums.


    Thank you everyone!!!!!
     
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  16. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    You could not have said that better Cap'n!!!! This team and forums are truly the very best I have ever been privileged to be a part of!!!!

    And as said already, thanks to all that donated and participated in this awesome challenge. :respect::respect::respect:
     
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    Chevalr1c

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    The only suggestion I can give is turning off Aero and using the Classic theme. It has virtually stopped the lag on my HD 6670 as long as it is not doing any graphics or video.

    And congrats to all prize winners and "winners". :toast:
     
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    yes, well, you do have an ATI card, and they are known to lag allot less with WCG.
     
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    But the trick may help nV users as well. Maybe not as much but still...
     
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    Congrats everyone :toast:
    on the subject of nvidia's lag i still don't quite get it, also lately the recent GPU WU's take more time to finish (about 5 mins from 2) and gpu utilization is around 82~93, maybe they're just not programmed well for nvidia :ohwell:
     
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    Cant wait to put that 7770 to good use!
     
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  22. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Oh wow, this is what happens when I let my machine crunch and I work all day. I don't come on TPU for a day and stuff like this happens. :p Thank you everyone, I'm don't know what to say beyond that, except that I don't typically win things so this is a very pleasant surprise. I suspect that they will get put somewhere so they can crunch all day long. :D I have to think about who might need the second one though. I do have a co-worker who's tower just kicked the bucket but doesn't have the money for a new one, so I think I know where that second rig is going to go.

    Congratulations crunchers! Even if I did win the "grade prize" I think the real winner here is Team TPU! :lovetpu:
     
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    quick solution

    The way i have found is to use the hd4000(IGP) on my intel while the 680's crunch. It can be pluged in and out while the pc is on so its not much of a hassle.(between the 680/HD4000 igp) Havent tried with amd's in-motherboard igp solutions yet or an APU, which should be interesting. My nv's go to 95-99% gpu use on 1 wu; so theres no real way to dial back, or not that i know off.
     
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    Awesome! I can now (hopefully) build a cruncher when I get the funds for it :D

    Thanks to KieX for donating the prize! :toast:

    And of course, thanks to all of the TPU crunchers for continuing to support our team.

    More thanks goes to our WCG Team Leaders! :D

    :respect:
     
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    Good job folks and congratulations to all the winners. :toast:
     
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