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WCG May 2014 Challenge planning thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK Team... it's time to put up some ideas for our next Challenge :)
    Challenge is set:
    https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6628
    - When- May 14th to May 23rd, 2014

    - Name- TPU's 10th Birthday Challenge

    - Format- points

    - Prizes- Sure, cruncher rig... need parts if we do build one*
    *
    count me in for at least a couple of $25 Paypal gifts and maybe some hardware
    *** UPDATE***
    Here's the draft list of Challenge prizes through today (5/1/2014)
    *Note- If I missed anything or you would like to add something please let me know

    Cruncher/Folder Grand prize:

    - GTX Titan with EK full cover waterblock and backplate- provided by the54thvoid

    - Challenge giveaway rig provided by BarbaricSoul* :

    Processor: AMD 1045T
    Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ
    Cooling: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283
    Memory: G Skill Red Ripjaws 2*4gig DDR3 1866
    Video Card(s): ASUS HD7770
    Hard Disk(s): WD Cavair RE 160gb
    Case: Corsair 350D
    Power Supply: Rosewill V2 700watt
    Software: Vista 64 bit

    - Challenge giveaway rig* (2):

    Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 provided by TRWOV
    Motherboard: Gigaybyte MA78GPM-DS2H provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Cooling: Cooler Master 212+ provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    Video Card(s): 8800GT provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt*
    *Upgrade- MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II provided by thebluebumblebee & theonedub
    Hard Disk(s): TBA provided by yotano211
    Case: Fractal Design ARC Mini R2- provided by sneekypete
    Power Supply: Corsair CX500 provided by Norton
    Software: Win7 HPx64 provided by T-Bob

    - Other prizes

    - Sentey Revolution Pro mouse - provided by sneekypete*
    - Enermax Liqtech 120S AIO cooler- provided by sneekypete*
    -Thermaltake esports Challenger Pro keyboard provided by stinger608*
    - $25 PayPal gift - provided by mx500torid
    - $25 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    - $25 PayPal gift (x2)- provided by Norton
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by fullinfusion
    - Cooler Master 212+ cpu cooler provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
    - Nvidia 8800GTS gpu provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt

    Additional prizes TBA

    - Game giveaway
    - hosted by manofthem

    game list TBA
    Ideas? Let's have them Team
    :toast:
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
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    I'm in, can't wait. I like points challenge, though runtime was fun too. In for either.
    I'll commandeer my bro's pc again (or get him to join) and maybe even try to get another.


    I'm in for prizes too. I'll throw some games, maybe some hardware if I can muster any, or perhaps donate/locate a part for the cruncher rig.


    Not sure of the time, but there's a weekend I'll be away in May and I'd hate to be gone during part of the Challenge, in case of any errors... But it is what it is.
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Does anyone know what TPU's official birthday is?
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    I don't know but W1zz's join date is May 14, 2004 so you could go by that ;)
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    I'm in and I may have some hardware for the cruncher rig. let me go through things and see what all i have.
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    I can throw in a cheap PCIe video card if you need one.

    Mother's day challenge sounds good to me.
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    Count me in!
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    I'm really feeling a...

    "TPU's WCG 'GODZILLA' Challenge"

    Obviously i'm a huge fan of the big monster and am stoked for the new movie coming out, and I think that name would perfectly describe our crunching effort. Understandably, I don't expect all to agree lol :roll:



    My avatar may have to be changed coming up shortly in May :laugh:
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    Me and my Laptop are in!

    "W1ZZtenial!!"
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    I'm in for the prize thing, I can get a spare HD or SSD or both for a rig.
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    I'm in!

    I have an unused Splinter Cell Compilation lying around from the 780ti I bought last February. I'm guessing this never expires so I would like to contribute it to the games giveaway.

    [​IMG]
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    I have a hsf, hdd and a gpu. Also may have some memory to contribute. If not used for the build they maybe used as extra prizes.
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    "Mothers Day Challenge" is a bad idea since we are an international team (check Wikipedia to see what I mean). I vote for "May Challenge".

    Oh, and points challenge please, all projects.
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    As usual, you know where to find me guys! In for donations!
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    no need for worship bro :p
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    :p

    Checked on the start date of TPU- the site was created on May 14th, 2004 so I'm thinking we center the Challenge on TPU's 10th birthday

    Thoughts?
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    That's perfect, my vote is for TPU's 10the Anniversary Challenge.
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    Agreed, 10th Anniversary Challenge.
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    I'm in for whatever....


    ...but...


    Somebody's mad....

    [​IMG]

    ;)
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK here's what we have so far:

    - When- May 14th to May 23rd (suggested)

    - Name- TPU's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge (pending)

    - Format- points

    *the date(s) are not set just yet but I think we're set on the name

    Let's keep the suggestions coming.....
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    I'll probably be away the weekend of the 17-19, but I think my rigs will be ok during the challenge (at least I hope so). So time sounds good.

    I think a game giveaway is a good idea :laugh: I think @adulaamin already donated some games so that's a terrific start.
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    No takers? I love this name!!

    10th anniversary? So Vanilla! :laugh:
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    Bump for more planning.


    So what was the plan for projects? All or anything in particular?
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thinking we'll go with- points- All projects for the challenge format.

    FYI- found your next avatar ;)

    [​IMG]
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