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WCG-TPU 9th Birthday Challenge (11/16-11/22/2013)- Join us/Crunch/Win Stuff

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Come on folks- TPU's crunching team needs your help

    Welcome all to the WCG-TPU 9th Birthday Challenge :toast:
    we have joined the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge (11/16 thru 11/22) that SETI.Germany is sponsoring.
    Links:

    Hourly stats updates (WCG points):
    http://www.seti-germany.de/wcg/statistiken/challenge.php?&lang=en

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,35626_lastpage,yes#lastpost

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6195

    We participated in prior years and we came very close, with the help of the GPU work, to winning last years WCG 8th Birthday Challenge (2nd place) :cool:

    Link to the 8th Birthday Challenge results:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=5312

    What do you need to do?
    - Join the Team*
    - Install the software*
    *How to join our Team and get started
    *Note- the WCG website has been updated- screenshots may differ slightly
    - Crunch from 11/16 (0:00 GMT) to 11/22/2013 (24:00 GMT)
    - Hang out with your Team mates

    Challenge results:
    TPU takes 5th place and the Raspberry Pie
    :toast:
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:
    *Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

    Grand Prize: Win a Crunching Rig* (donated by Norton/Ion)
    Specifications/Details
    - NZXT Source 210 (White) case w/5x 120mm fans
    - Corsair TX-550M modular psu
    - Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
    - AMD Phenom II 1055T (6 core-125w) cpu
    - AC Freezer64 Pro (stock AMD heatpipe cooler as spare)
    - 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
    - Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
    - 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
    - DVD/RW drive
    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise
    The winner of the Grand Prize will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 6 months crunching for the Team WCG-TPU on the rig.
    Preview here:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3016150&postcount=25357

    Other prizes
    *Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me or [Ion]
    Hardware/Software Prizes
    - CM Sentinel Advanced 2 (mouse) provided by manofthem*
    - Silverstone Argon AR03 cpu cooler provided by Norton*
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
    - $20 PayPal gift (x2)- provided by theonedub
    - $20 PayPal gift - provided by BarbaricSoul
    - $10 Google Play Gift Card (US only)- provided by theonedub
    - Window 7 Pro key (x3)- provided by [Ion]
    - MSI Radeon 7770 graphics card- provided by BarbaricSoul
    - CM Storm Havok mouse- provided by sneekypete*
    - CM Cosmos SE case provided by sneekypete*
    *available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

    Game giveaway- to be hosted by manofthem
    Watch this thread and the WCG section of TPU for announcement of the game giveaway!

    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    * in order for your name to be drawn- you would need to be a member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
    - Participate for the duration of the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge
    - Earn a minimum of 5,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (see below)
    - Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 5,000 BOINC points or 11/29/2013 (whichever comes 1st)
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.
    - Participation in the Game giveaway will require that you are actively crunching during this Challenge

    How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
    To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:


    The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.

    My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.

    If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.
    Note(s):
    - If for some reason you cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me 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...

    Prize winners:

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  3. manofthem

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    I'm in and super stoked for it! :rockout: :rockout: :rockout:


    So is this challenge "all projects" or anything in particular?
     
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  4. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    ++++1111 on that bro!!!

    I am soooooooooo in!
     
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  5. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Not going to mention the Freezer64Pro? :rolleyes:

    Count me in for contributing at least three Windows 7 Pro COAs.

    It's all projects, so you may wish to run FAAH--in my experience it gives the best PPD :toast:
     
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  6. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Will add in the Win7 Pro keys and the Freezer shortly- Thanks!

    They both arrived safely today btw :toast:

    Can someone check the "getting started in BOINC" thread to see if the new WCG website layout messed it up too much? We may have to put up another step by step guide if that's the case :rolleyes:

    Stay tuned- TPU's News Dept is prepping an article for the front page :toast:
     
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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yes, will check the thread later and prepare new screenshots if necessary :toast:
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    That looks better :D
     
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  10. erocker

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    It may be a good idea to link to a tutorial/directions on getting WCG running on a rig. :)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    We're double checking the process now- World Community Grid (WCG) redid their website less than a week ago so our step by step guide may by invalid atm :eek:

    *Note to potential new crunchers- WCG's website has a brief blackout daily for stats updates from appr. 00:30-01:30 GMT

    *Update- this link should work OK (OP updated):
    *How to join our Team and get started
    *Note- the WCG website has been updated- screenshots may differ slightly
     
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  12. BUCK NASTY

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

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    That would not be the FreezerPro64 that I sent you, would it?:roll:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    No, that one ended up getting used in the AMD X2 system I had at the point that eventually ended up getting sold. This is another one I picked up recently b/c it was free and I figured it would be useful for something, eventually :toast:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    No worries my friend. Pay it forward!!!!

    I will have the following crunching for TPU during the challenge:

    Both Opty 48 core Servers(Linux)
    i7-870 @ 4.0ghz(Linux)
    Phenom II x4 B90 @ 3.7Ghz(Win7)
    Phenom II X4 B50 @ 3.4Ghz(Linux)
    Phenom x4 9550 @ 2.8Ghz(Win7)HTPC
    Might get the Phenom x4 9850 @ 3.0Ghz/K9A2 Platinum going as well(Linux)

    Let's do this!


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    I wonder if we and the HWBOT team could cooperate. If we did some benching they might crunching?
     
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    Alrighty, we got erocker coming in! :toast:
     
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    I assume there is a Linux client?
     
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    There is. You can follow the instructions that Norton provided for the most part, except you would download boinc from the software center.

    The Cruncher's Guide to The Linux Operating System is in the making.

    I like crunching on linux better. Its free performance.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Sweet! :D
    I'll have:
    Opty 4P (Linux)
    3770k @ 4.0 (Win7)
    3770k @ 3.6 (Linux)
    2600k @ 4.4 (Linux)
    2700k @ 4.4 (Win7)
    Q6600 @ 2.4 (Win7) (probably, may need the PSU for the i920 below)
    920 @ who knows (Linux)
    3612QM @ 2.8 (Win7)
    3537U @ 2.8 (Win8)
    3x2100 @ 3.1 (Win7)
    L7600 @ 1.6 (Win7)
    T9600 @ 2.8 (Win7)
    3930k @ 4.5 (Win7)
    FX8350 @ 4.0 (Linux)
    920 @ 3.8 (Win7)

    That's the fleet. So there we are :toast:

    I've switched back over to exclusively FAAH again so that I'm at peak PPD by the time the competition starts.
     
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    how much is your electric bill :confused:
     
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    count me in! Throwing the backup 8350 into the fray for the challenge.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I live in the school dorm, so we don't pay extra for electricity. I'd estimate that everything is probably a total of about 2KW or so, which is considerably less than things were last year with the ancient 4P and all of the G92 cards (I had 10 G92 cards, each of which are probably about 100w folding).
     
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    In all humility, I will post that I'll be crunchning on a 2600k @4.5ghz and a 2100 @3.1ghz, but they will be crunching 24/7 for the challenge.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Dude, how much hardware do you have to have when a FX-8350 is in your back-up fleet?:laugh: Rock on TRWOV!

    :toast:
     
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    I am in, with Intel-desk being forced to "evolve" into Darwin. PPD should more or less double now the good old Wolfdale E8400 is being replaced wth a Trinity 740. Asgard-AMD will assist this weekend while Darwin will spool up.

    If anyone of the European crunchers wishes to get the RAM that has been in Intel-desk so far (OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066), he or she better sends me PM before it goes to the B/S/T/ forum and Ebay. Cruncher discount is in effect.
     
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