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World CEP2 Challenge (6 october - 14 october)

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chevalr1c, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Chevalr1c

    Chevalr1c

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    I henceforth announce that we will run the "World CEP2 Challenge" from 6 october 2013 @ 0:00 UTC until 14 october 2013 @ 0:00 UTC, more or less in paralel to the World Solar Challenge 2013, which is by the way not officially affiliated with TPU, The Clean Energy Project nor the World Community Grid.


    Further info related to the World CEP2 Challenge

    The CEP2 Challenge will be be a CEP2 runtime challenge, to have a small break from the "points" challenges TPU usually participates in. We will assist science to develp the solar cells of the future. Photovoltaic cells made from materials abundantly available to us, Earthlings, that are at least as good at genereting electricity as the current silicon based stuff but is way cheaper to produce. This should make "solar power" within reach of much more people, and hopefully also take away some of the environmental impact of the production procedure of solar cells.

    There will be two different prize pools in this challenge; one will be team prizes and one will be internal prizes. TPU is being excluded from the team prizes for diplomatic reasons.

    Team prizes:
    I will add a small PP donation of €10 for a lucky draw among the lower 50% of the participating teams, as long as they have a runtime of at least 1 day during the challenge. I will leave it up to their respective captains to decide how to divide the money within their team.
    The top 50% will be able to win a small PP donation of mine as well, a slightly bigger one than the aforementioned (€15). Once again, I will leave it up to their respective captains to decide how to divide the money within their team.

    Summarised: I will exclude TPU from this draw, because we are having a prize draw of our own. I will add €15 and €10 to the prize pot for the top ranks resp. lower ranks draws. If anyone else want to contribute to the "team prizes", let me know.

    Internal prizes:
    We will use the different prize requirements for the TPU prize draws compared for the Team prizes. With other words, the minimum is 1000 BOINC credits for the duration of the challenge (based on stats provided by Free-DC and BoincStats). This is because there is no way to track individual crunchers' runtime (only team runtime).

    The internal prizes will be:
    - $25 Paypal gift - provided by Norton
    - Windows 7 Pro key (x2) - provided by [Ion]
    - Windows 7 Pro key - provided by Bow
    - CM Sentinel Advanced 2 (mouse)
    --US: free shipping
    --Canada/Mexico: winner pays 1/2 shipping


    Useful links:
    About the World Community Grid
    About The CleanEnergy Project
    About the BOINC software
    How To: Getting BOINC setup for WCG
    Want to run 100% CEP2 WUs? Here's how...
    World CEP2 Challenge Link
    Link to thread over at the WCG Forums


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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013
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  2. Chevalr1c

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    I felt like quoting this here. ^ I cannot confirm the truth of what's in that quote, however at the moment.

    List of those who joined "for the prizes" (WIP)

    TPU Internal Prize Drawing participants Points @ 5 Oct (Free-DC/BOINCstats) Points @ 15 Oct (Free-DC/BOINCstats)
    1 [Ion] 77,540,226 / 77,540,226.32 / 78,263,045.09
    2 adulaamin 2,197,352 / 2,197,351.83 / 2,227,230.23
    3 AlienIsGod - / 4,876,750 / 4,957,197.21
    4 AnnCore 1,618,642 / 1,618,641.58 / 1,645,500.50
    5 Arjai 89,396 / 89,396.41 / 96,349.49
    6 BowHunt3r (Bow) 3,791,962 / 3,791,962 / 3,796,427
    7 Brandonwh64 7,311,270 / 7,311,270.31 /7,327,591
    8 Buck_Nasty 7,513,187 / 7,513,187.26 / 7,726,808
    9 Chevalr1c 439,344 / 439,344.48 / 444,822.60
    10 Chicken Patty 14,703,369 / 14,703,368.58 / 14,818,986
    11 Norton 48,484,569 / 48,484,569.38 /48,763,662
    12 manofthem 39,850,689 / 39,850,688.83 /39,920,051
    13 mauriek - / 2,921,459 / 2,939,109
    14 sabre23 2,772,259 / 2,772,259.14 / 2,791,647
    15 Stinger608
    16 t_ski 51,151,297 / 51,151,297.02 / 51,246,429
    17 ThE_MaD_ShOt 17,394,698 / 17,394,698.16 /17,486,326
    18 TRWOV 11,980,390 / 11,980,390.24 / 12,110,084
    19 librin.so.1 (Vinska) 2,117,344 / 2,117,344.04 / 2,201,705
    20 xvi_tech.kyle (Xvi) - / 2,101,339 / 2,173,351


    Additional stats:

    [​IMG]
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  3. Chicken Patty

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    Awesome. I'll create the thread over at the WCG Forums later when I'm home, THANKS! :toast:
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    I'm in. I'm gonna burn this sucker to the ground, or not. I seem to have cured the heat issue, thanks to a coffee shop friend giving me his little wooden wedge that props my lappytop up enough to breath better.

    I had a slight bump in temps yesterday, while playing Limbo while crunching. So, I have now found one of the limits to this i5's abilities. Fortunately it's only an air flow limit, I have yet to have trouble with streaming, watching DVD's, or anything while crunching at 100%.

    Oops, a little off topic, sorry. I haven't had enough coffee yet, still a bit rambling.

    Just happy, very happy, with the performance of this under watt-ed, 17W, i5 in this thing!

    :D
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Count me in as well.
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  7. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm in as always.... working on getting two more systems up and running too for an additional 12 cores/18 threads :D

    *Note- I'll grab a screenshot of the those smaller CEP2 work units if I can when I get home this evening. I saw one running on one of my FX-8350 rigs this am ;)

    ** EDIT**
    Posted some screenshots here:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2985820&postcount=13
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    I'm in.:D

    Thanks for the Warmup Challenge, now i have more understanding of CEP2 WU's.:toast:

    Just a question though: How we will calcuate CEP2 points and run time? Do we have to start earlier than 6th Oct(more like 1st-2nd Oct) to get validated results in time?
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    Those low power CPUs are truly amazing in terms the punch they pack. It has no trouble keeping up with my E8400 or (in case of BOINC) even beating it. Amazing how the laptop/embedded market has developed over the last couple of years. :D

    I believe you can get four CEP2 WUs done in about 14 hours, mine tends to do two in about as much time. Toning it down to load each core like 80-90% might be better for that lappy though, it would be a waste if the heat shortens its life.

    WCG will measure the runtime just like it does with points in the previous challenges.

    Edit: I added in some extra info into the OP for this thread. @CP, no need to add that block to the thread on the WCG forums I think.
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    I went ahead and added a link to the challenge as well as the thread over at the WCG forums at the end of the OP.
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    I actually finish four in an average of 12:15 to 12:30 hrs. I had one, two days ago, that finished in 11:50, exactly.

    The Turbo on this hits 2.4GHZ with all four logical cores running, like now. I ran a single job last night, for a few hours. Using a single core, it ramps up to 2.53 and hits 2.55 for a few seconds, every so often.


    Heat wise it rarely goes past 82.2C and is usually hanging around, 78C. I think, if I remember right, the point of throttling down is 98.8C. So, unless I leave it crunching and start gaming, I have had no issues. I have Real Temp set at 87.8C, that's what I hit playing Limbo for about 40 minutes. So, it's more tongue in cheek-ing about burning it down. :rolleyes:

    But thanks, for your concern! :p
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Smaller CEP2 work units- info

    See below for screenshots from my rigs that have the smaller wu's....

    From the BOINC Manager on my 2nd FX-8350 rig:
    [​IMG]

    Work unit details:
    [​IMG]

    All of them are coming back valid so far:
    [​IMG]

    There's a thread on the WCG forum that seems to mention something about it*
    * hopefully we'll see some technical details or additional info
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,35638
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    You'll have at least 1 PC of mine working on CEP2.
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    I am all in.
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    With the cooler weather coming, I will be easing back into Folding/WCG. I will be leaving for vacation on Oct 5th and since the heat will not affect me while gone, I will crank up both 48 core servers for the duration of the challenge. Now I only have to figure out how to run CEP2....:banghead:

    :toast::toast:
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    I'm in as always. I only crunch with a single rig but as long as I'm helping/contributing, I'M HAPPY! :toast:
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    Woot :D
    I'll have to work on device profiles and figure out what will be doing what, but I'll definitely switch at least some of my systems over to a FAAH + CEP2 mix :toast:
    I may also throw the Atom back into the mix--it doesn't do great, but it's at least another 4T setup :)
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    The links to our "documentation" is in the OP, let us know if you have further questions. :tioast:

    Thanks for joining BN!

    Thanks bud! :toast:

    Thanks! :toast:
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    Less than a week to go and 15 Teams are signed up! :toast:
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    I'm pretty much ready for the challenge :)
    And getting ready for the game giveaway. Looks like another chance to win some games in on horizon! :D :toast:
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    All that want to be eligible for the prizes have to be posting in this thread so that I can put you in the list in the OP.
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    So one post saying were taking part in the challenge and one post saying we'd like to be eligible for prizes, eh? :)
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    I assume that if you state you are "in", you are joining for the prices. Else one could also silently continue crunching for Team TPU. ;)
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