1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

World Community Grid Contest

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by KieX, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. KieX

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,408 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,461
    Location:
    London, UK
    TechPowerUp! World Community Grid Contest

    The Grand Prize is an Intel Core2Quad sytem bundle

    [​IMG]
    *Prizes are donated by current team members*
    *Picture for illustration purposes only*


    Intel Core2Quad Q8400 CPU w/Intel Heatsink
    4GB OCZ Platinum 1066MHz DDR2 RAM
    Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Motherboard
    EVGA GT240 Graphics Card
    WD RE 500GB Hard Drive
    Thermaltake TR2 430W Power Supply



    • Contest will run from Free-DC.org midnight [GMT] update for August 1st 2010 to midnight update for August 31st 2010.

    • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 50,000 BOINC points within the contest time frame (31 days).

    • Eligible points must be achieved under a user name crunching for team TechPowerUp! (#22175) only.

    • Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 75 position on the TechPowerUp! WCG Team prior to contest.

    • To enter contest you must state your intent to participate and provide username on this thread.

    • Open to all Residents of the Planet Earth except Antartica. Contest is void where prohibited. This contest is not sanctioned by W1zzard or TechPowerUp! and they shall be held harmless of any liability.

    • Winner will be randomly selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with TechPowerUp!



    Instructions for setting up your computer:
    1. Join the TechPowerUp! World Community Grid team: link
    2. Apply automatic settings for sending completed work: link
    3. Tip: For some extra performance switch to advanced view and go advanced > preferences and set CPU use to 100. Just remember you will require adequate cooling.

    For more information neatly put together look here: link
    Also, remember the TPU WCG Team is more than happy to help so come say hello: link
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,817 (3.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    Hell Yeah :rockout:

    cant get the points done within the time limit though :laugh:

    but what a nice price for the winner :D
    Radical_Edward says thanks.
  3. Bow

    Bow

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,344 (1.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    937
    Location:
    Way Upstate New York
    Please count me in, may not come close but sure give it a try.

    WCG name is BowHunt3r
    mjkmike and KieX say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. KieX

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,408 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,461
    Location:
    London, UK
    Counted in. Best of luck! :toast:
  5. Jizzler

    Jizzler

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,387 (1.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    632
    Location:
    Geneva, FL, USA
    Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 693:268:18:25:35 (#47)
    Points Generated (Rank) 790,419,365 (#28)
    Results Returned (Rank) 1,342,895 (#33)

    Guess I'm out. Could have really used that Quad ;) Good luck to everyone else!
    KieX says thanks.
  6. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,817 (3.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    no you just have to produce 50k points within the limit i think
    Radical_Edward says thanks.
  7. KieX

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,408 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,461
    Location:
    London, UK
    Sorry, this one is for the newbies :laugh:

    Can't be in the team's top 100, Jizzler is #20 ;)
    Radical_Edward says thanks.
  8. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,817 (3.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    D'OH lol :D
    Radical_Edward says thanks.
  9. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    28,341 (11.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12,225
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    I know a few will disagree with the top 100 thing, but this will really get the slackers to get off their ass :p Good going KieX, glad to finally see this come together :)
  10. BUCK NASTY

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

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,437 (1.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,492
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL. U.S.A.
    Big thanks to KieX for organizing this contest!

    :toast::rockout::respect:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  11. twilyth Guest

    Are people going to be allowed to have other members put one or more machines on the contestants account or does it have to be a solo act. And if that won't be allowed, will everyone just be on the honor system?

    Thanks.
  12. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,125 (3.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,656
    Big thanks to all the prize contributing members and KieX for masterminding the whole thing :toast:

    Hopefully it brings new members to the team. It'd be cool if the winner let the prize rig put in a day of ceremonial WCG Crunching under Contest Winner or something like that just for s&g's :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. garyinhere

    garyinhere

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599 (0.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    948
    Location:
    I'm roomates with Corey Feldman
    garyinhere wants some goodies!!!
    User name garyinhere
    t77snapshot and KieX say thanks.
  14. Radical_Edward

    Radical_Edward

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,587 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,927
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
    Nice contest. Hopefully this get's some more people crunching. :D

    Too bad there's no way I could crunch that hard in a month. :(

    Although if I do pull it off and win that stuff, I'd turn it into a nice cruncher. ;)
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
    Crunching for Team TPU
  15. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    28,341 (11.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12,225
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    I don't see nothing wrong with helping, it's been done before. That should answer both above posts. :D
    KieX and Radical_Edward say thanks.
  16. mjkmike

    mjkmike

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,549 (0.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,490
    Location:
    Alberta,Canada
    For any guests that would like to give this a try just go Ion's WCG Essentials thread.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  17. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    28,341 (11.72/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12,225
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    That guide is as complete as it can be. :toast: Good idea.
  18. KieX

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,408 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,461
    Location:
    London, UK
    :eek: sorry bro, you're in the team's top 100, #85 :toast:

    As Chicken Patty pointed out it's fine for users to help each other, so bring along your friends to join. Just remember it's only one username and therefor only one entry into the draw. For anyone wondering: you roughly need an overclocked core2duo to get enough points to enter the draw.

    Agreed. Here's the link for anyone who would like to see all the info neatly arranged:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1603277
    Chicken Patty says thanks.
  19. ERazer

    ERazer New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,543 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    492
    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    well gluck guys:rockout:
  20. Soylent Joe

    Soylent Joe New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,408 (1.82/day)
    Thanks Received:
    680
    Location:
    Brunswick, GA
    I'd like to enter if I may please. Username is Soylent Joe.
    mjkmike, KieX and (FIH) The Don say thanks.
  21. twilyth Guest

    I don't know how you'd work it into the contest, but I think that beer should be involved in some way.
  22. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,817 (3.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Viking Land
    :cool:
  23. TechPowerDown Guest

    I'd like to enter, WCG name is TechPowerDown
  24. garyinhere

    garyinhere

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,599 (0.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    948
    Location:
    I'm roomates with Corey Feldman
    withdrawn... sorry didn't check the board before!!! #85 Woot woot!
  25. A Cheese Danish

    A Cheese Danish

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,963 (1.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    413
    Location:
    your local vending machine
    Are you serious? I'm ranked 93...FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU WRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    Oh well. I coulda used that system :(
    Good luck everyone else!

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page