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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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    Will start putting together the prize list this evening- list will be in the OP if anyone is interested ;)
     
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    Oh yeah!!

    Hey if I need to do a hardware change do I just stop accepting new work and once all works done power off and do what I need to do?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Select Suspend, Exit/Quit the BOINC Manager (right click taskbar icon- Exit), change hardware- restart... click Resume when finished
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Thanks Norton, hey is there anything special about the latest bionic manager? and what is snooze gpu, does it affect when using the system for benching and such while crunching besides I see it in the event log the snooze and what not.
     
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    Count me in. Will cough up a couple of games for the giveaway :peace:

    I'd say to name it the Mother's Day challenge and make it a week long.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    There aren't any gpu projects on WCG atm so those settings shouldn't matter- you can snooze or suspend it if you like :)
     
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    I was previously on 7.0.64(?). I have had some random instability and weird issues like GPUs displaying blank screens coming out of standby and problems with my work VPN. Since I've upgraded to the latest BOINC client (7.2.42) that has not returned (knock on wood).
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Looks like we have a Challenge rig in the works :toast:

    Here's what we have/what we need so far:

    Builder- Mad Shot :respect:

    - motherboard (socket AM3)- Mad Shot
    - AM3 cpu (Quad core or better)- still need
    - DDR3 ram- Mad Shot
    - Cooler- CM 212- Mad Shot
    - gpu- Mad Shot
    - HDD- specs pending
    - PSU- Corsair CX500- Norton
    - case- pending (Norton)
    - OS- Ubuntu or Mint (Win7 if someone has a key available)

    If anyone has any parts they would like to donate for the rig please let us know :)
     
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    Bill dont forget we also need that winning Power ball ticket donated :respect:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    If we get one of them then everyone wins a 4P rig with 4x16 core cpu's and a years prepaid electricity :toast:
     
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    As I said before, I have some cheap video cards. I have a Radeon X (600 or 1300), a Quadro 290 and maybe a few others, just nothing along the lines of a 7770 (aka a real decent card). I'd be happy to donate any of these, and I love them for the fact that they are passive cooled and low-power, which makes them nice for rigs crunching CPU WU's.
     
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    I'm gonna put a couple buck's in on the lottery, Sat.

    Wish me, and us, Luck!! :lovetpu:

    From the MN Lottery site:

    "Next Estimated Jackpot for 04/26/14

    $40,000,000

    $23,400,000 Est. Cash Option"


    Think the Cash Option is enough? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yup that be funny if you did hit the jackpot!!
    :roll:
     
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    Thanks to all those donating :) and all the crunchers!
     
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    I never have updated my bionic manager, should I??

    The only parts I have to donate are a bunch of case fans and a amd cpu cooler.

    Still have to check on the game I have on Steam
     
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    Depending on what version you are running, it might be beneficial to do so. otherwise, only upgrade if you have a problem you are trying to resolve (as in my case).
     
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    Mobo, ram, gpu, and Hsf I am donating and If I can afford it I will throw in a copy of Ubuntu. Also hdd will between Norton and I. Norton is covering the psu and case. We just need a cpu. Would like a Phenom II x4 or better if possible. And I am building the rig. I am taking back over my useful spot in these contest. LOL


    Also I will accept donation of parts anytime for future builds for contest also. We are trying to do a giveaway rig each time.
     
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    how about an Athlon II X4? I could try to win one on ebay and dropship it to you.
     
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    That would work- how much are they going for?
     
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    Hell dude a Phenom II isn't much more.
     
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    I see some Phenoms at <$60 but they're a week away from ending. There's one ending in a couple of days but a)it's an OEM CPU (X4 840T(?), compatibility issues?) and b)it had bent pins. which the seller straightened.

    I'll see what I can do.
     
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    My Athlon II X4 740 is a nice cpu, I doubt a Ph II. would be noticeably faster in the real world.

    P.S.: thank you vm for the offer.

    P.P.S.: I shall see what I might have to offer (not for the rig for practical reasons).
     
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    Hell TRWOV, anything will work. What ever you feel comfortable with. The board will run up to and including a 1100t x6.
     
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