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TechpowerUp's Fall WarmUP! 2018 WCG Challenge (10/18 thru 10/25/2018)- crunch/fold with TPU and WIN!!!

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#1
Challenge is ON! - time to get your cruncher's to crunching! :)

TechPowerUP Fall WarmUP! 2018 WCG Challenge! (10/18-10/25/2018)*
*note starts 10/18 at 0:00 UT (10/17 at 8pm eastern time)



Join us to crunch/fold and even get a chance to win some cool stuff!!!


Welcome to the TechPowerUP Fall WarmUP! 2018 WCG Challenge!
Fall is here and the frost is on the pumpkins... a great time to warm things up for a good cause and turn on some digital heat by crunching on our rigs in a new challenge!

Link to the official Challenge results:
TechPowerUP Fall WarmUP! WCG Challenge! (2/23-3/1/2017)*

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=9168

We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support of the important work done by the World Community Grid and Folding@Home to help the research effort on cancer and other diseases.


The plan:

Have some friendly competition between WCG Teams as well as within our TPU Teams and hopefully get a few of our fellow TPU'ers to join in. :)



Fellow TPU members and WCG crunchers are invited to join our Team to heat up some silicon for a good cause, hang out, have a little fun, and even get a chance to win some nice prizes*
* some restrictions apply- see prize post below




How to join:
* note- This Challenge is for WCG Team crunching. However, we work closely with the TPU folding Team and we will be sharing some of the prizes offered with active TPU folders- If you have a Radeon 7850/GeForce 660Ti or better gpu and want to try folding then you are welcome to do that. ;)

B]For crunching....[/B]
Follow this link to register and join our Team:
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
Once you're registered you can follow the prompts and install software- it's all pretty straight forward
If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, our Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
Our Team thread:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-wcg-boinc-team.85784/
For folding....
See this thread to get started:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/easy-setup-for-folding-home.200520/
If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, the folding Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
Folding Team thread:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-f-h-team.13038/

Some of our past Challenge threads:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/...3-1-2018-crunch-fold-with-tpu-and-win.241785/
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/...hru-5-26-crunch-fold-with-tpu-and-win.233416/
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/techpowerups-spring-2017-wcg-challenge-3-22-thru-3-30-crunch-fold-with-tpu-and-win.231638/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...llenge-october-16th-thru-23rd-join-us.216695/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...21st-2015-for-dad-for-kreij-win-stuff.213211/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...2015-join-us-to-crunch-fold-win-stuff.210158/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...day-challenge-16-november-25-november.206945/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...challenge-october-16th-thru-23rd-2014.206296/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...ol-heat-challenge-8-28-thru-8-31-2014.204480/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...3-crunch-fold-and-win-some-cool-stuff.200648/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...22-2014-update-tpu-wins-the-challenge.197528/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...6-11-22-2013-join-us-crunch-win-stuff.194389/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-cep2-challenge-6-october-14-october.191430/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-community-grid-summer-challenge.186603/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/wcg-tpu-mothers-day-challenge-2013-5-10-5-19-2013.183575/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/world-community-grid-february-team-challenge.179726/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...nquer-cancer-1st-2nd-week-of-november.174550/
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/wcg-8th-birthday-challenge.175235/


Many more here too:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpu-wcg-challenges-thread.111360/
Challenges link at WCG:
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallengeHistory.do?teamId=S8TLJ6TFV1

TechPowerUP Fall WarmUP! WCG Challenge- Prize Pool
As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:

*Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

*Grand Prize(s)- Win a Cruncher Combo (2 available)
#1- 2P socket 1366 dual hex core Cruncher Combo donated by @T-Bob
- SuperMicro X8DTL-3F mobo/2x L5639 cpu's
- 2x8GB DDR3 ram
- 2x RAIJINTEK AIDOS coolers

#2- 2600k Cruncher Combo donated by @Norton
- Asus P8P67 Promobo/2600k cpu
- 2x4GB set of DDR3 ram
- CRYORIG M9 Plus (dual fan) cooler
* USA members only due to shipping constraints

More Prizes (available worldwide):
- 2x $25 paypal gifts donated by @Norton



Additional donations are welcome!


Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
* in order for your name to be drawn- you will need to be an active member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
- Be an active member of the TPU crunching and/or folding Team prior to 10/1/2018
- Participate* for the duration of the TPU Fall WarmUP! 2018 Challenge
- Earn a minimum of 5000 BOINC points during the challenge
* Daily ppd participation is expected- late comers can be added on a case by case basis
Special Requirements for the Cruncher Combo's
-- Winner will need to state that they will crunch for TPU for a minimum of 6 months with the combo



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:
Originally Posted by The System
Member 1: This member creates a list of all qualified participants usernames. This list is sent to Member 2.
Member 2: Using the list of names, Member 2 will assign each entrant a unique number. A list of the usernames with the unique numbers is sent back to Person 1. The list of just the random numbers is sent to Member 3.
Member 3: Member 3 has a list of just numbers. They use Random.Org or whatever random system to select which number wins a given prize. The list of winning numbers and the associated prize is then sent back to Member 1.
Member 1: Using the lists, Member 1 ‘decodes’ the winning numbers into the winning usernames and posts the results.
The lists are sent as Private Messages through the forum. This establishes an electronic record of everything while also preventing alterations of lists after the drawing.
When the winning usernames are posted by Member 1, Member 2 can verify that the number belongs to the correct username and Member 3 verifies that the number was actually pulled as a winner.
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 cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me to discuss your situation and we'll make those decisions on an individual basis ;)

CHALLENGE RESULTS (UPDATED DAILY):
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Will fire up the other Rigs to join the i7
 

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My systems should all be spooled up and crunching away. :peace:
 

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Count me in!!

Count me in!!

Count me in!!
 
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Getting cooler, so turned another heater on - bringing in about another 8k ppd.
 
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I was a little sidetracked last night... so tonight I'll be adding 16 threads for the duration + 8 more doing overnight and weekend work on a work laptop.

Meanwhile, I lost 12 thread since one of my X58 rigs went down for the count. Right before the challenge :mad:
 
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I'll be in doing whatever I can :) Hopefully it'll be sunny and I can use that!! :)
 

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It Is just crunching?, If folding helps the score i could do some more? Have both rigs running at a reasonable 4.0z 4.4Bd and it's still not cosey ,ya know.:)
 

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#14
It Is just crunching?, If folding helps the score i could do some more? Have both rigs running at a reasonable 4.0z 4.4Bd and it's still not cosey ,ya know.:)
If you have a good folding gpu and a so-so crunching cpu then by all means go ahead and fold during the challenge. It won't help the crunching challenge but assisting the research with either project has a real life benefit.

Additional note- If you crunch OR fold for the TPU teams during the challenge you will be eligible for any prize offerings
 
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As it's meant to be sunny here the next few days, I'll see if I can keep a few rigs going a little longer as well :D I might even keep the more efficient rigs running overnight for the challenge and hope that helps :D
 
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@phill l, how many rigs do you have that crunch? and what are their specs?

edit: NVM i accidentally found them on page 477 in the milestones thread :laugh:
 
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@phill l, how many rigs do you have that crunch? and what are their specs?

edit: NVM i accidentally found them on page 477 in the milestones thread :laugh:
I'm hoping to grab maybe another 6 to 8 at some point.... But I'm keeping quiet about that until such time!! :D All I can say is, thank god for solar power cos otherwise my electric bill...... :laugh:
 

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Everything is turned on and going for it as we speak!! I hope it helps!! :D
 

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10/21 UPDATE!!!

Still holding a solid 4th Place!!!


https://www.seti-germany.de/wcg/stats_team_all.php?proj=wcg&lang=en

Great job Team!!! :toast::clap::rockout:

The prize list is up- check it out below or in the OP :)

TechPowerUP Fall WarmUP! WCG Challenge- Prize Pool
As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:
*Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

*Grand Prize(s)- Win a Cruncher Combo (2 available)
#1- 2P socket 1366 dual hex core Cruncher Combo donated by @@T-Bob
- SuperMicro X8DTL-3F mobo/2x L5639 cpu's
- 2x8GB DDR3 ram
- 2x RAIJINTEK AIDOS coolers

#2- 2600k Cruncher Combo donated by @@Norton
- Asus P8P67 Promobo/2600k cpu
- 2x4GB set of DDR3 ram
- CRYORIG M9 Plus (dual fan) cooler
* USA members only due to shipping constraints

More Prizes (available worldwide):
- 2x $25 paypal gifts donated by @@Norton



Additional donations are welcome!


Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
* in order for your name to be drawn- you will need to be an active member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
- Be an active member of the TPU crunching and/or folding Team prior to 10/1/2018
- Participate* for the duration of the TPU Fall WarmUP! 2018 Challenge
- Earn a minimum of 5000 BOINC points during the challenge
* Daily ppd participation is expected- late comers can be added on a case by case basis
Special Requirements for the Cruncher Combo's
-- Winner will need to state that they will crunch for TPU for a minimum of 6 months with the combo



How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
Spoiler: Random Drawing system provided by the theonedub
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:
Originally Posted by The System
Member 1: This member creates a list of all qualified participants usernames. This list is sent to Member 2.
Member 2: Using the list of names, Member 2 will assign each entrant a unique number. A list of the usernames with the unique numbers is sent back to Person 1. The list of just the random numbers is sent to Member 3.
Member 3: Member 3 has a list of just numbers. They use Random.Org or whatever random system to select which number wins a given prize. The list of winning numbers and the associated prize is then sent back to Member 1.
Member 1: Using the lists, Member 1 ‘decodes’ the winning numbers into the winning usernames and posts the results.
The lists are sent as Private Messages through the forum. This establishes an electronic record of everything while also preventing alterations of lists after the drawing.
When the winning usernames are posted by Member 1, Member 2 can verify that the number belongs to the correct username and Member 3 verifies that the number was actually pulled as a winner.
Click to expand...
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 cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me to discuss your situation and we'll make those decisions on an individual basis ;)
 
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Been so busy working long hours and weekends that I haven't had a chance to get the 5930k crunching. Now I'm going to be moving so I'm not sure if I'll have it going for the birthday challenge. :(
 

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Been so busy working long hours and weekends that I haven't had a chance to get the 5930k crunching. Now I'm going to be moving so I'm not sure if I'll have it going for the birthday challenge. :(
No worries- that's one of the reasons why we call this a warmup challenge- to get ready for crunching season ;)

Prize pool has been updated (check the OP)- featuring 2 cruncher combo's (2P hex core s1366 and a 2600k combo) :cool:
 
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I think I might have missed out today a little (as it's sunny as well!!) bit as I've not put on the SR-2 so scores will be down a bit today :( Sorry guys :(
 
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