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Game Giveaway for TPU's "Winter's End" WCG Challenge

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Winter has been fun this year, eh? Well, they say that's winter is finally coming to an end, and because of that, we of TPU's WCG team are throwing a little Challenge. As always, we are welcoming one and all to come and join out team for the Challenge or even longer!

Please drop by our threads for additional information:
WCG Signup
Team Thread
Official Challenge Page
Our Challenge Thread

Besides being a help to the team, an aid to science, and an awesome person, there are chances to win amazing prizes, and part of that is a selection of games donated by various team members. The purpose of this thread is give all active member a chance to win some awesome games, so please take part in the giveaway.






All games Steam unless noted as Origin

@Ahhzz
@krusha03
@krusha03
  • GRID
  • Kane and Lynch Collection
@manofthem
@n3rdf1ght3r
@ThE_MaD_ShOt
  • Supreme Commander 2
  • Startopia
  • Tomb Raider
@TRWOV
Grand Prize


The Details of the Giveaway are outlined below :)


Requirements: To qualify, you must be an active WCG/F@H team member having returned results each day of the challenge.

The Deal: You may enter for up to 3 of the main games, and you'll automatically be entered for the Grand Prize. If you do not want to enter for the grand prize, please say so; if you want to enter only for the grand prize, please say so.

How to Enter: You have just inherited $10,000, but the catch is the money must be spent building compute horses for crunching. Tell us below about how you would spent that money. It could be one rig, several rigs, or a whole lot of @Mindweaver's Durons :laugh: Tell us about it

Also, include the line below in your official post:


”I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on XX cores/XX threads during this Challenge.”
or
"I’m an active TPU folder, and I will be folding during this Challenge"​

(Obviously replace the XX’s with your particular numbers of cores/threads)


Closing Time: Ending and Drawing will be announced shortly, but this will run through the weekend. Earliest drawing would be Monday night...

Random Drawing: Drawings will be done randomly via a Giveaway Manager program by @FordGT90Concept. He wrote it specifically for this purpose, to be used in picking winners for game giveaways. It's really going to simplify things for me at drawing time. HUGE SHOUTOUT and RESPECT to Ford! :respect: :respect:



Thank You to all for contributing to TPU's WCG and F@H teams, for all your hard work and continued diligence, for your donations to the Challenge and this giveaway, for your awesomeness, as well as some respect to our Captain @Norton for his hard work! See you all around for a while!

Special thanks to the following for your donations here: @Ahhzz, @krusha03, @n3rdf1ght3r, @TRWOV! :respect: :respect:

:lovetpu: :lovetpu:


(I'm sure I made a plethora of mistakes and will be checking this thread over, but if you catch something, let me know :oops:)
 
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WINNERS



Bit Trip Runner
@bubbleawsome

:toast:


Cities in Motion 2
@bubbleawsome

:toast:


Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition
@Para_Franck
@fullinfusion
@BarbaricSoul

:toast:


Deadlight
@stinger608

:toast:


Dungeon of the Endless�
@mauriek

:toast:


Dust: An Elysian Tail
@krusha03
:toast:


Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
@FordGT90Concept

:toast:


Just Cause 2
@bihboy23

:toast:


Medal of Honor
@yotano211

:toast:


Mirror's Edge
@stinger608
@Arjai

:toast:

Square Enix Bundle 2
@Baum
:toast:



Supreme Commander 2
@Para_Franck

:toast:


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
@MxPhenom 216

:toast:

Terraria
:toast:
Titanfall
@night.fox
:toast:



Tomb Raider
@Arjai

:toast:


TOXIKK
@yotano211

:toast:


XCOM: Enemy Unknown
@mx500torid

:toast:





Grand Theft Auto V
@st2000
:toast: :toast: :toast:





Well folks, that's about it. PM's will be going out soon, and game will be squared away ASAP.

Thanks to all that entered, and a huge thanks to the donators: @Ahhzz, @krusha03, @n3rdf1ght3r, @ThE_MaD_ShOt, and @TRWOV, as well as @Norton for leading our team strong!

A few games are left unclaimed so if anyone wants one...

And Yet It Moves
Dead Space (Origin)
Dust: An Elysian Tail
GRID
Kane and Lynch Collection
Little Inferno
Race the Sun
Startopia
Terraria
Thomas Was Alone


Crunch on! Just a couple more days to go, and we've been doing a great job, so let's give her all we got!


:lovetpu: :lovetpu:
 
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Hotline Miami 2
Grand Theft Auto V

I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 4(8) cores/8(16) threads during this Challenge.

I would probably go with a dual Broadwell-EP system with the chip that supports the maximum number of threads (no less than 72 system threads). I was going to go with Xeon Phi cards to top it off but after some quick research, BOINC doesn't appear to have universal support for Xeon Phi or even partial support. As such, I'd probably end up with two of these Broadwell-EP systems for a total of more than 100 simultaneous WUs. The left over cash (if there were any) would go towards electricity/cooling. XD

I don't know how much Ivy Bridge/Haswell/Broadwell-EX systems are expected go for but I'd switch to that if the price wasn't asinine.


Now there's a thought. Supposing BOINC did fully support Xeon Phi, what is better: a single processor (8 threads) with two Xeon Phi 7120A cards (122 cores) or a dual processor (72 threads) with only one Xeon Phi 7120A card (61 cores)?
 
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I would probably go with a dual Broadwell-E system with the chip that supports the maximum number of threads (no less than 72 system threads). I was going to go with Xeon Phi cards to top it off but after some quick research, BOINC doesn't appear to have universal support for Xeon Phi or even partial support. As such, I'd probably end up with two of these Broadwell-E systems for a total of more than 100 simultaneous WUs. The left over cash (if there were any) would go towards electricity/cooling. XD

I hope they support Xeon Phi soon...
Love it, great post. Just what I was looking for. :)



And a little caveat about Hotline Miami 2. It's a pre-order, and while it's a steam game, I didn't get it on Steam; hence, the Steam key won't be available until right at the game's launch, which will be after this giveaway has concluded. Therefore the winner of Hotline Miami 2 will have to wait a little bit to receive the game. I am sorry about this inconvenience; I didn't realize it at the time of purchase... :(
 
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I'll enter for bit trip runner, cities in motion, and dungeon of the endless. I will also opt out of the GTAV draw. I would love to win it but, well, I'm not really allowed to play it. :laugh:

If I won $10k to spend on crunching rigs I would buy a mini rack mount server and just stuff as many cores as I could into it. I would wait for broadwell EX though as I suspect it will get a core count bump like haswell EX did. I think I might could afford 36 cores like that though. I might end up buying lots of older opterons since cores are better than clock speed. I honestly have no idea how many cores I could get for 10k. You're stressing me out man. :D Now I'm wondering how long until intel outs that quad hyper threaded chip. Just two of the 18 core models would give you 144 threads. 4 20 cores would give you a massive 320 threads. How much would it cost though?

Finally,

I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 4 cores/4 threads during this Challenge.

And hopefully beyond. Making me want moar cores though. Getting the itch to find a 4760/90k cheap. ;)
 

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”I’m a Part time TPU cruncher and I help when needed. I'll be crunching on 4 cores/8 threads @ 4.6ghz on a 4790K during this Challenge.”

I opt in for GTA5 and Crysis 2, the 3rd can be chosen by the op

Thanks Matt for the great give away! :respect:

Id build a Z97 Maximus Formula VII Board with a 4790K that was bought from the silicon lottery to run 5.0GHz with my spare Gskill 2933MHz. OS would be windows 7 64bit installed on a OCZ 256GB SSD Drive and have olny 2 of the best cards on the market..... 4gig's is 4 GB you get the picture!

Oh, and psu would be the EVGA 1300w unit, just for power to spare :rolleyes:

with the rest of the $10K id buy coke and hookers, Sorry but yeah! what else are you going to spend it all on?


PS: I like to dim the lights :rockout:
 
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I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 16 cores/32 threads during this Challenge. I should have been more cores, but the 3 laptops I added to the farm died after crunching for about an hour. So that's 6 cores/12 threads less than planned :mad:.

For the fames I would opt for GTA5 (if it will ever launch...). And with $10k I'd two 2P Haswell-EX servers for the maximum amount of cores/threads :pimp:.

Best luck to all of you!
 
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I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 4 cores/8 threads during this Challenge.

I'd like to enter for the following games:
Titanfall
Just cause I&II
Hotline Miami
Aaaaand the grand prize of Grand Theft Auto

Hmm, if I were to get 10k, I'd run overclocked 5960x's just for the hell of it. I'd be able to build about 2, maybe 3-4 of these, so I'd say I'll have an upwards of 48-64 threads (24-32 cores) running on multiple computers
 
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I should have been more cores, but the 3 laptops I added to the farm died after crunching for about an hour. So that's 6 cores/12 threads less than planned :mad:.
FIRST BLOOD!!!!

Joking aside did they really die? My M4500 is crunching 24/7 i hope it doesn't die on me
 
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FIRST BLOOD!!!!

Joking aside did they really die? My M4500 is crunching 24/7 i hope it doesn't die on me
I had two HP ProBook 650 G1's and one HP ProBook 6560b. Although they were running a bit hot (about 85 degrees) they did work, until I decided to restart them...and they wouldn't boot anymore (black screen with blinking LEDs). But they are still in warranty so I'll just return them :rolleyes:
 
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On topic:

I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on between 6 cores/6 threads up to 20 cores / 22 threads (including my snapdragon 800 :p ) during this Challenge.

I would like to enter for:
  • Titanfall
  • Deadlight
  • Tomb Raider
And of course GTA :D

If I would have 10K for cruncing rigs I would make a farm consisting of X5650 + 4GB ECC Ram + whatever cheapest hdd and gpu i can get. These are going for 100 euros around here, so lets say another 400 for board with 2 sockets + ram + hdd + gpu. That is 600e for 12 cores or 216 cores for 10800 euros :D

Off topic:
I had two HP ProBook 650 G1's and one HP ProBook 6560b. Although they were running a bit hot (about 85 degrees) they did work, until I decided to restart them...and they wouldn't boot anymore (black screen with blinking LEDs). But they are still in warranty so I'll just return them :rolleyes:
My M4500 is also running hot (about 82C) but according to coretemp tjmax is 105C. I am just not gonna turn it off then till the challenge finishes :D
 
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HP, says it all ... overheating is a known problem with them, it reminded me to cut mine back to 90% CPU usage
 

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Thanks tons for putting this together, MoT!! An excellent giveaway as always, for an excellent cause!!
 
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Yeah i forgot thanks @manofthem. And btw idk if it's an issue for people but the Toxikk will be sent as gift(which i guess means you will have to add me as friend on steam :D )
 
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I'm in for Crysis 2, Toxikk, and JC2.

Long time TPU cruncher here. I currently have 10 cores/20 threads crunching 24/7 for team TPU, not to mention the 4 (I think) other computers I have supplied for other team TPU members.

$10k for dedicated crunchers, I'd build as many 4P Opteron rigs as could afford. Can't beat a 4P rig for PPD
 
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I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 4 cores/4 threads during this Challenge.

i'd like to enter for XCOM: Declassified and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, also for gta v)

also, i'll get lots of 8350(non-OC or even downclocked to prevent huge electricity bills) for cruncing or something older with best mount of threads/price.also new atoms got good price/performance/economy
or even wait for arm servers as their power efficiency would be much higher than x86(as i saw latest news)
 
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I am a TPU Cruncher and I am Crunching on 12 cores ?? threads.
Please put me in for XCom, JC2, DeadLight, and GTA5

If I had 10 grand I would build 2 big crunchers because we do not have the room for lots of little ones..
 
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I'm a TPU cruncher and I amd crunching on 62 cores 78 threads.

I'll enter for GTAV only.



If I had 10K I would buy decommissioned servers. Just about a month ago I was eyeing a 40 core Intel monster going for 6K but that was with 256GB RAM and a boatload of hard drives. Taking just the essentials and selling the rest would offset that a lot.

Either that or build an army of Celeron J1900s. 100PPD/watt is the pinnacle of efficiency right now.
 
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#19
Just want to opt out of the prizes but wish the rest of the team good luck.
I only have a about a liter of luck to hand out. So your all just going to have to share it equally. And no fighting.;)
 

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#20
Yeah i forgot thanks @manofthem. And btw idk if it's an issue for people but the Toxikk will be sent as gift(which i guess means you will have to add me as friend on steam :D )
Steam gifts can be sent 1 of 2 ways: 1) sent directly in Steam which means sender and recipient must be friend or 2) can be sent via email

Either way is fine, as they ultimately do the same thing.
 
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#21
”I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on 95 cores/ 117 threads during this Challenge.” I think :wtf:

If I was to inherit 10k I think I would try to build or buy atleast 10x 4p rigs. Just have to figure out how many more jobs I would need to support the added electricity cost with the ac unit that would be need to keep to room cool. LOL :toast:


I am opting out of the Grand prize But put me down for Toxikk, Xcom declassified.
 
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#22
Steam gifts can be sent 1 of 2 ways: 1) sent directly in Steam which means sender and recipient must be friend or 2) can be sent via email

Either way is fine, as they ultimately do the same thing.
Never sent a gift to a non-friend so ok you dont have to be my friend :p
 

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Never sent a gift to a non-friend so ok you dont have to be my friend :p
Don't misunderstand, I want to be your friend. Be my friend please ;) :D
 
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#24
I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on between 4 cores/8 threads during this Challenge.

I would like to enter for:
Titanfall
Deadlight

And of course GTA :D

If I would won 10,000 (man this is not enough :laugh: ) for crunching rig, I would simply build a server rack. If I will be allowed to wait then I would wait for broadwell based server. But if I have to buy now then for sure any 2 socket server boards.

PS, price here in korea are so damn expensive thats why I said 10k is not enough for monstrous build :p

oh of course thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all and keep crunching guys :toast:
 
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#25
Don't misunderstand, I want to be your friend. Be my friend please ;) :D
Sorry now it's too late.... And thinking i was about to invite you to our super exclusive team badger... :p
 
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