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WCG Contest 2011

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by KieX, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck to everyone in the remainder of the contest :toast:
     
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    I'm still going to try for the 1st place prize. Wish I could run WGC on my work PC. :(
     
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  3. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish I could run WCG at work too, but on all the PC's. 48 E8400's. :)
     
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    If I could run it on all the PCs at my work, it would be about 600 desktops, 300 laptops and somewhere around 150 servers :pimp:
     
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  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    What do you do bro, that would be epic! :rockout:
     
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    I support about 1500 people that work at my local hospital. We actually have about another 600 desktop VMs (RDP & PCoIP), but they would just max out their 12 ESX hosts.
     
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  7. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Dude, if we would get all that crunching we'd be #1 :laugh:
     
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    Yes, and I would be fired :(
     
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  9. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    :roll::roll: Why? It's for a good cause, it's a hospital, PERFECT REASON TO DO IT! :laugh:
     
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    I'd advise against it. Yeah it's a great cause and all, but these days I only install anything like that on my own personal hardware. If you install stuff on other people's machines, the first time someone somewhere has a problem, you'll get blamed.

    Hmm, what kind of PPD would that Phenom 9750 output at stock?
     
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  11. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I wasn't really serious, just a thought that it would be awesome as far as PPD. But yeah, installing it on any bulk amount of computers is going to eventually become stressful.

    ...and what you said is really true. If they just have a page that got blocked by the firewall (I.E.), they blame you because you installed something new although it has nothing to do. God forbid, hardware fails even if it was already going to fail.
     
  12. sixequalszero

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    Did the prizes change? They look slightly different.
     
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    Will make an update later today. Final numbers and random draws taking place tomorrow. Should expect to announce the two prize winners on Monday around 10PM GMT.

    Good luck everyone :toast:
    Thanks for Crunching with TPU :toast:


    Nope, they're exactly the same as they were at the start of the contest.
     
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    And a reminder to whoever doesn't win, your $25 consolation prize will be available for the asking. If you wish to decline based on principle, ideology or no particular reason at all, that's between you and your wallet.

    Otherwise,

    1. pm me with the subject line "Gimme ma munny" (only barely amusing but will help me sort the PM's).

    2. Tell me if you want a NewEgg gift code or a transfer to PayPal.

    a. With the gift code, I don't need to know anything about you like real name, real email address, etc. And let's be honest. The Egg gets most of your extra income anyway, so this way we're just "streamlining" the process.

    b. For the people who want to go with PayPal, but don't want someone as unstable as moi to know anything about you, let me know how you want to handle it. I have no problem transferring the funds to someone else (a volunteer obviously) and letting them make the disbursements in those instances.

    c. For people who aren't in the US/Canada and don't have a PP acct or for whatever reason don't want to use it, just let me know how you want it handled. As long as we're not talking something like Western Union or delivery via some endangered raptor species, it shouldn't be an issue.

    3. Give me a couple days, at least, to to get to everyone. Some days even simple, basic daily tasks are too much for me. Other times I can bounce along at a mostly normal pace. I never know which it will be though. Lately things have been going well.

    Congrats to all, and please make any suggestions or helpful comments you happen to think of. :toast:
     
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    Updated the table, and included Twilyth's posts on the OP for quick reference.

    Winners will be chosen through Random.org to keep things fair. Winners will then be contacted Monday-Tuesday. After we reach them they'll be announced shortly after.

    Also, lookout for a possible mystery prize for the 50K+ participants ;)

    Total output this year is almost 1 Million (952,803 points)
     
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    There's still three hours to go right? >.<
     
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    Great run this year, everyone. I hope you all continue to Crunch as much as your particular situations will allow.

    Huge thanks goes out to twilyth for the consolation prize :respect: Im sure everyone who participated will enjoy that.
     
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    Yup. But I be on European time and can't stay up tonight, so will add today's points to the tally tomorrow in my morning, just thought I'd give a heads-up before people wonder where I am :laugh:
     
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    Great job to all thus far, and good luck in the remaining hours. CRUNCH ON! :rockout:
     
  20. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Hate to break it to yah buddy. Contest ended 2hrs ago. :p
     
  21. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Meh, my bad, rough weekend, got confused on the time. Oh well, hope it humors someone... :laugh:
     
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    I didn't do too bad, although my goal was to hit 50,000 points in the 28 day time frame. There's always next year.
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, tight one; 50,228 points. =DDD
     
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    Final Scores updated on OP, PDF available for anyone who wishes to verify numbers. The Prize Draws will be made as follows:

    Column 1 Column 2
    0 Prize 1 Draw Prize 2 Draw
    1 Black Panther MRCL
    2 Bow Radical_Edward
    3 JrRacinFan Delta6326
    4 f22a4bandit
    5 Qu4k3r
    6 erasure
    7 mosheen
    8 xstayxtruex
    9 hat
    10 Supreme0verlord
    11 sixequalszero

    Prize 2 has very nice odds.

    For those who qualified for Prize 1, but don't win it, they will be automatically entered into a second draw for... a Logitech diNovo Mini!

    For the rest of the qualifiers, twilyth has setup a consolidation prize, please check OP for details.

    ..but you'll need to wait another day for the announcements of winners. Good luck, and thanks for taking part in our 2011 Contest :toast:
     
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    Good luck to all... it's been an interesting ride.
     
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