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TechpowerUp's October WCG Challenge- join us !!! October 16th thru October 23rd, 2014 to crunch/fold and win some cool stuff!!!


Welcome to TechpowerUp's October WCG Challenge

The weather's cooling off so it's time for TechpowerUp to turn up the digital heat by running our PC's and crunching for a good cause!

Link to official Challenge/Challenge results:
https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6882

We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support of the important work done by the World Community Grid and Folding@Home.

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.
 

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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.

If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me

Challenge Prizes
- $50 NewEgg gift card (x2)*- provided by @twilyth
* or a reasonable equivalent if winner cannot use due to winners geographic location
- $25 PayPal gift (x2)- provided by @Norton
- $25 PayPal gift (x2)- provided by @ThE_MaD_ShOt
- Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 sound card* provided by @james888
*available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise
* Additional prizes may be added- watch this post for updates

Game giveaway-
hosted by @manofthem
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/game-giveaway-tpus-october-wcg-challenge.206407/
Game giveaway ends soon so check it out/get your votes in ASAP!!!

Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
* in order for your name to be drawn- you would 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)
- Participate for the duration of the TechPowerUp October Challenge
- Earn a minimum of 5,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (see below)
- Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 5,000 BOINC points or 11/1/2014 (whichever comes 1st)
- Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.
- Participation in the Game giveaway will require that you are actively crunching during this Challenge
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 Participants:
*WCG user name in () if different from TPU user name
list pending...
Prize winners:
 
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Who has two thumbs and is totally in for this challenge? THIS GUY!

I'll be moving my hardware back under my name for the time being due to reasons.
 
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im in :D
 

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Holy crap... this challenge starts in around 24 hours!!! :eek:

Sucks to be slammed at work for the last 2-3 months :( :shadedshu:
 

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Good to go!
 

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got a friends pc folding while mine is MIA :beer:
 

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#9
Thanks for the headsup @Norton, just added it to my projects, since I've been running MCM mainly. I've also been seeing quite a few betas lately :D This really is exciting imo, a great way to kick it all off. :rockout:


Holy crap... this challenge starts in around 24 hours!!! :eek:
And this just hit me, so close! :eek: I need to commandeer that other pc by tonight :rockout:
 
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my lga 1333 xeons won't arrive for nearly two weeks :banghead:
 

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Since it's cool I'll have my i7 back up and running for the challenge, although it will probably stay disconnected from the internet until its time to upload and download new tasks each day.

The AM1 setup is essentially built, just have to iron out the fresh Mint install and arrange the internal WiFi antennas (salvaged from my broken eMachines netbook) so that they get consistent signal.
 

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should i add the various p4s I have around to the pool ? 3 ~3Ghz Pentium 4 should equal one Althon II dual core right ?? :roll:
 
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I'm gonna be joining late. I'm having some issues with my internet connection at home. Hopefully they fix it before this weekend. :(
 
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#14
Let's ROCK this Challenge!! Come on TPU member's!! Join in for a week of immense enjoyment as we Challenge the World to do better than us!!

With a few new Cruncher's mixed in we can win this in Style! Plus, there are about a zillion games to be given away and rumor has it, a computer, too!!

But only if you join us Crunching, it's painless and it helps the World become a better place!!

Win, Win, Win = "Winning" :roll:

:lovetpu:
 

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#15
should i add the various p4s I have around to the pool ? 3 ~3Ghz Pentium 4 should equal one Althon II dual core right ?? :roll:
I didnt know this was possible! To cool. I don't own one and never have but it's still awesome.
 

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I'm In, of course. :peace:
 
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All in baby:pimp:
 
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#18
I'm in with four pc's spooled up and ready to go.
 

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#19
I know it's a bit to late but maybe Bill could convince the moderator(s) to place a banner link on the main page for the challenge. I know it's intrusive but it may help to attract prospects to the cause?
 
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#20
I am in and will hopefully have another rig added to the fleet tonight.
 

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#22
I know it's a bit to late but maybe Bill could convince the moderator(s) to place a banner link on the main page for the challenge. I know it's intrusive but it may help to attract prospects to the cause?
I don't think that will work with TPU. There have been times when BTA throws a news post up which does draw some attention; however that doesn't happen every challenge, and I believe that's used for major challenges, not too sure.

I think we have gotten some good enthusiasm going along with some newer members, so it'll be fun regardless, which always equates to increased output!

Additionally, when the game giveaway gets posted, it states that all can enter by joining the team for the challenge, so others may get involved at that point.
 
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#23
I didnt know this was possible! To cool. I don't own one and never have but it's still awesome.
He is talking about Pentium 4 machines, not PS4s.

And I am in with 6 threads on two PCs.
 
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#24
He is talking about Pentium 4 machines, not PS4s.

And I am in wuth 6 threads on two PCs.
if i had a older pS3 with 'other os' intact that would make a hell of a folder crunching numbers is what the ps3 is good at lol
don't worrie I got a friend s core i5 folding
 

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#25
He is talking about Pentium 4 machines, not PS4s.

And I am in with 6 threads on two PCs.
Lol. Now that I re read the post I should have seen thato_O. Sorry guys it was 3am when I posted. Thanks @Chevalr1c for pointing that out.
 
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