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WCG-TPU WarmUp Challenge 9/20 thru 9/22/2013

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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    WCG-TPU WarmUp Challenge 2013 (9/20-9/22/2013)
    *Challenge will start on 9/20/2013 @ 0:00 GMT (9/19/2013 @ 8pm Eastern)
    Challenge will end on 9/22/2013 @ 24:00 GMT (9/22/2013 @ 8pm Eastern)

    Hey Team,

    Welcome to the WCG-TPU WarmUp Challenge!!!

    Our goal: WarmUp our PC's for the upcoming World CEP2 Challenge (10/6 thru 10/14/2013) and get as much help as we can from the TPU community to do it. :toast:


    We are all signed up for the Team Challenge (Thanks CP!). Those who are participating please get your rigs ready to CRUNCH.

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6192

    First Item to note:
    Here's a link to our Teams Official Challenges Thread
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111360
    We have a record kept of current/past/upcoming challenges here so take a look and see where we've been and where we're going next ;)

    Helpful links below:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93395

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106593

    Challenge is for the most points within the 3 day Challenge period and with our current Team growth and with the help of the TPU community, I believe we can make a strong showing in the Challenge.
    Challenge results:
    Reserved


    AND YES THERE WILL BE PRIZES- CHECK THE SECOND POST (BELOW) FOR DETAILS*

    Updates/additional information to follow....
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Game Giveaway
    Note- manofthem will be hosting the game giveaway to kick off the Challenge on 9/19
    Link here:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2982326#post2982326

    Challenge Prizes(see notes)
    *Note(s)
    -If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me, ThE_MaD_ShOt, [Ion], or Chicken Patty (additional volunteers to assist with this would be great)

    - We're going to move current prizes (only a few atm) over to the CEP2 Challenge that starts 10/6. Our game giveaway is awesome enough to run solo for this challenge! :toast:


    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    - Participate for the duration of the WarmUp Challenge
    - Earn a minimum of no minimum!!! points for Team WCG-TPU during the Challenge
    - Prize entrants must return completed work from WCG for each day of the Challenge
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the Challenge.
    - 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 want to participate but start late you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me or the Team Captain (Chicken Patty) 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...
     
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    Bow

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    Oh yes count me in. I have a prize to donate that I won last time and did not use.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks Bud! :toast:

    *Note to those donating prizes- we will be running a larger challenge 10/6 thru 10/14 so consider if you want to donate something to this challenge or the larger one....
     
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  5. d1nky

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    im in for both comps, ill build my other rig this weekend and find a stable overclock on my 8350 (maybe gfx as well)

    15 days and counting!

    SIGGED AS WELL! ill try spread the word
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I'm given'er all shes got assistant captain!
     
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    I'm in
     
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    In for 2 rigs for both the warm up and the real deal! :D
    Can't wait, it's going to be some good fun! :toast: :toast:

    Amen to that, sig it for sure :)
     
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    Always count me in LOL. And let me dig through some stuff as I may be able to donate to the prize pool.
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Obviously I'm in--output won't be any better than normal as I'm already running at 110%, but here I am :)
     
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    I couldn't think of a name for the sig, so I copied that!

    I best stock some beer then! :toast:
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Thanks to Bow for donating a Windows 7 Pro key :toast:-:respect:
     
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    Me, too! :toast:
     
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    I'll have to see about getting prizes together to donate. Will kick in some game keys, for sure.
     
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    I will be crunching anyways.... So in.
     
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    I'm in. Temperatures in my house have been okay lately so I'm bringing in my i7-950 rig for some crunching and see how temperatures treat me.
     
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    A pre-challenge challenge? Interesting... I can't do much more than I already am, I'm pretty much maxed at the moment. I'm gonna fiddle around with Lubuntu on the AMD rig, which pretty much is a dedicated cruncher. The Q6600 in my main is already at 3.6GHz, not sure if I can go any higher... and the AMD rig is being somewhat held back by a lackluster motherboard.
     
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    Still rolling along, so count me in.
     
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    So, I was thinking, as I often do. This rolled through a few times so I figured I'd ask.
    Here goes. If I go to WCG, change projects to just CEP2, then, on BOINC, change buffer from 2 days to 4, will that allow for more WU to drop?

    Probably but, also, can I change the 'Project specific settings' for CEP2 from 2 WU's to 8WU's and it will work?

    Essentially, I can only get a Wifi signal for a couple hours a day, sometimes more. Point is, I want to run CEP2 exclusively, for the challenges, and have enough WU's to run if it is 24+ hours between internet connections.

    Eight WU's, running on four logical cores, should last me two days. Since I mostly crunch from 8, or 9, pm to 7:30 am. So, about ten hours a day. CEP2 WU's take between 12-14 hours each on this thing (or less, My little i5 has been quite a nice worker, lately).

    Anyways, anybody foresee any problematic scenarios in those settings?

    Thanks. :toast:
     
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    I am in of course.
     
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    Norton and I are working on an exciting game giveaway :D
    Should be lots of fun :roll:
     
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    Any details on the requirements of the challenge? Will we need to make sure we're running CEP WUs only?
     
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    Other than the following that Norton listed in post #2, not sure.
    I will be turning over to all CEP2 WUs prior to the challenges (warmup and main) to ensure smooth and error free operation.
     
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    How do you change WU's ?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Running CEP2 wu's will be encouraged for the World CEP2 Challenge which is still in the planning stages. You may use this Challenge to warm up your rig with WCG work in general or transition over to a larger portion of CEP2 work. That is your choice ;)

    We'll be available here, at the CEP2 planning thread, or our Team thread to assist with increasing CEP2 work or answer questions...
     
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