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World Community Grid Contest

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

  1. burtram

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    I'll give it a go. Doubt i'll make it, but it's worth a shot. WCG name: burtram
     
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  2. parelem

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    i'll play too
     
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  3. (FIH) The Don

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    I can't see that there's anything to stop someone ranked higher than 75 from registering as a new member and switching some of his machines to the new account.
    Except the spirit of the contest is to encourage newbies, so you shouldn't do it.

    @Radical_Edward & others with very low-end machines: If your computer can't muster 50000 points between now and the end of Aug, perhaps you could add some of your friends' and/or relatives' machines to your crunching account. AFAIK that's more than acceptable - the more crunchers the better. Don't think it will run on your granny's sewing machine tho.

    PS: I'm counting myself out because I'm already crunching for another team - my current WCG points rank=302, and getting another LGA775 machine would just be greedy.
     
  5. (FIH) The Don

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    if you crunch 12 hours or so a day the next month you should be able to do it
     
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  6. KieX

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    Thanks, you're on! You should be OK with the computer on your system specs. Best of luck :toast:

    let me know the correct username you'll be using in WCG! Best of luck :toast:
     
  7. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Radical_Edward

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    There's quite a few people on the team that have chosen to help me. Which is awesome of them. :rockout:

    Plus the way I see it even if you don't make it/win, at least all those packets are getting done. Which is really the important thing anyways. :D
     
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  9. Fitseries3

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    Hmmm may switch my machines over for a bit
     
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    Hmm, don't know if I'm in the top 75 yet. Just checked, I'm number 66! Holy cow pucks, I had no idea. I guess slow and steady does bring results. :D So, count me out of the contest, but I will crunch on for the team.
     
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  11. bogmali

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    That would be awesome Fit;)
     
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    Great job KieX! :toast:

    @Fitseries3
    That would be kickass! :rockout: :respect:
     
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  13. NdMk2o1o

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    Is this doable with my PII x4 at 3.6ghz?? Wouldn't mind giving it a shot and an incentive is always good to get new people on board ;)
     
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  14. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    This is a great idea, but

    1./ To get people started, an idiot-guide to get started would be useful
    2./ It is a bit short-notice for people to start. I just saw the thread today, with an idiots guide I will join in... but it will be the weekend before I can crunch
    3./ Is there any hope that a "regular PC" can get that many points in the remaining 3 weeks; I useful point would be an approximate number of days crunching per CPU. e.g. I could dedicate 2 Atom servers to this... but would that crunch enough? Probably not ;(
     
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    Thanks CP:toast: I am #95 crunching under t77snapshot and I would love to be in the contest:)

    Anyone wanna help me out with this?:respect: ...oh I think CP wants to help the t77;)
     
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  16. Chicken Patty

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    Not sure if a regular rig might be able to do this, but we do encourage people to ask for help. Many members including myself would not mind helping those who don't think or know won't make it.

    As far as a idiot guide, this thread has everything you need.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1603277

    KieX, maybe you can add this to the first post for those new members joining that have no incentive with WCG. Let me know bud :toast:
     
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    quick question:

    Do your accumulating points for the contest start on the 1st of this month or the day you enter the contest?
     
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  18. Chicken Patty

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    I'm assuming that if its within the dates, it should be fine. I'll let KieX answer this though.
     
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  19. dhoshaw

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    I'm out of the running, but good luck to everyone else!
     
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  20. KieX

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    That is more than capable! ;) Let me know your username and you're counted in.

    The advice and link Chicken Patty has provided pretty much gives you everything you need to know. If you need any more help just shoot me a PM and I'll help you out.

    OK, you're added to the list, watch out for friday update on progress toward qualification.

    Everything accumulated during the period of the contest, as long as you've stated your intent to participate like you have :toast:


    As I've noticed a few questions regarding the setting up of the software I'll update the OP with some clear instructions.
     
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  21. Exeodus

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    Count me in. I just got started now. My WGC name is Exeodus. I followed the instructions from Fitseries3's sticky. Is that all I need to get going?
     
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  22. garyinhere

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    why is it that i haven't seen free-dc.org until this contest started? It is a cool site for stats! It's the kind of site that will keep people interested in crunching!
     
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  23. Fitseries3

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    are we talking WCG.com pts or free-dc pts here? i assume free-dc since its listed in the OP.

    i should have 50k by we wake up in the morning... but im not trying to brag or anything.
     
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  24. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Free-DC is the standard we use for all of our WCG contests. :)
     
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  25. garyinhere

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    not talking bout the points i didn't know where i stood at on the team where the team stood compared to others... jst the basic stats are cool i like being able to see where i rank on my team!!!
     

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