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The TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team has been roaring up the rankings thanks to several dedicated participants. In celebration of our continued success, and in an effort to entice new members, we will be holding our first ever TechPowerUp WCG contest starting Monday, June 15th. This competition is geared toward ALL WCG members, not just those putting up huge numbers. Everyone has a chance to win a great prize! Here are the rules:
You must be a member of the TPU WCG by June 15th
You must accumulate at least 50,000 BOINC points over 90 days to be eligible

If you make it to 50,000 (and almost everyone can), your name will be put into a drawing for an awesome Xclio 1000 full tower case worth US $270! Free shipping to the winner of the drawing is included in the prize, no matter where you live!!

Please encourage new members to join!! Sign up here: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=93395

Post thoughts/concerns/questions regarding the contest here....
 
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Maybe point out to any new participants that while their CPU crunches, their GPUs can do science too and boost the Folding ranks as well. I mean if the computer is running anyways right? If they want to run GPUgrid then just as good, but perhaps a mention won't hurt.
 

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so ppl that already have more than 50k are automatically entered?

i never win anything so yeah....

wont be me.


pg, you shoulda PMed me about this.
 

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so ppl that already have more than 50k are automatically entered?

i never win anything so yeah....

wont be me.


pg, you shoulda PMed me about this.
No. It's 50K b/t June 15th and September 15th. Oh, and I just sent you a PM.
 

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not to be bitter but i tried to get something like this going but the higher powers just dont notice me as a viable part of this website despite anything i have done for it.

im looking forward to seeing who wins this contest. it will take some power and dedication to get this done.

im sure anyone in our top 25 can accomplish this.

GO TEAM! :toast:
 

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not to be bitter but i tried to get something like this going but the higher powers just dont notice me as a viable part of this website despite anything i have done for it.

im looking forward to seeing who wins this contest. it will take some power and dedication to get this done.

im sure anyone in our top 25 can accomplish this.

GO TEAM! :toast:
The 50k points in 90 day is about 555pt a day. A moderate dual core 24/7 will easily do that and more. Average points is about 450 a day +/- per core. Most with a dual core should qualify. Of course the ones with plenty could help others to get qualified:D Teamwork:)
 

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Guess what guys...we are opening up the contest prize to international members, shipping included!!
 
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wow thats crazy!
i need to get my i7 up and running fast!
 

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wow thats crazy!
i need to get my i7 up and running fast!
Yeah, I guess you better!

Hey guys, 5 new members joined today!!!

carlramsey joins from Anandtech
Yamantaka joins as new
Homeless2 joins as new
freakshow joins as new
The_kung joins as new
 
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Guess what guys...we are opening up the contest prize to international members, shipping included!!
I thought I didn't need to say I wouldn't take part in the competition because I am from the UK. But as it's gone international I will eliminate myself from the competition.
Rob :)
 

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I thought I didn't need to say I wouldn't take part in the competition because I am from the UK. But as it's gone international I will eliminate myself from the competition.
Rob :)
Thanks Rob. I think most of the power crunchers have moved over to give everyone else a better shot now. :toast:
 
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Sweet - international!

... now to sort that cooler out...
 

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i say we limit each person to 5 rigs max...

once everyone gets 5 rigs running then we can up it to more rigs.
I'm not sure that we should be adding to the rules at this point, and I'd hate to try and limit our overall points by doing this. Maybe try it for the next contest. Speaking of that, I'm working on getting some company sponsorship for the next time we do this.
 
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Paulie, bang up job on making it international. About my PM, I'd have been willing to donate a few for international, but if you're all good I guess its no worries. If you do want a couple donated for it let me know.

To those of you who are joining up in crunching on the CPU, perhaps consider lending a hand to our Folding Team with your GPUs. These two programs go great together and we'd appreciate any help you'd toss at us as well.
 

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i say we limit each person to 5 rigs max...

once everyone gets 5 rigs running then we can up it to more rigs.
That would be something pretty hard to manage since you can't see how many rigs everyone has online, all you can see are points.

Like Paulie said, if you implemented that, you would only be losing/reducing results instead of pushing to gain more.
 

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Hmmm, which number should I be looking at as far as the 50,000 points are concerned? I was thinking that you meant points as in the one displayed on the top right corner of the WCG website, but now I am thinking otherwise.
 

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Hmmm, which number should I be looking at as far as the 50,000 points are concerned? I was thinking that you meant points as in the one displayed on the top right corner of the WCG website, but now I am thinking otherwise.
That is what I thought also, but now after reading the OP again....it seems as though 350,000[top right corner] is required. That is about 3,888 wcg/ 555 boinc points a day.

But WCG average is 240-480 boinc a day per core IIRC, depending on which sub-projects you select.
 

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Thats what I was thinking too Mike. So that means between june 15th and sept 15 I need to add 50,000 points to the number displayed under 'total' in my wcg signature, right?

For some reason I think I am not getting the most out of the 2 computers I have crunching. All computers are set to use 100% of the cores 100% of the time, but it seems like I will surely not make the goal even if I run both 24/7. I'm participating in all projects other than Human Proteome, is there a specific WU combination that would work better for me?
 

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Thats what I was thinking too Mike. So that means between june 15th and sept 15 I need to add 50,000 points to the number displayed under 'total' in my wcg signature, right?

For some reason I think I am not getting the most out of the 2 computers I have crunching. All computers are set to use 100% of the cores 100% of the time, but it seems like I will surely not make the goal even if I run both 24/7. I'm participating in all projects other than Human Proteome, is there a specific WU combination that would work better for me?
At one time fight aids was the best payday, I think either cancer is good. Rice and another one[i can't remember which] are long running 7-10 hrs and take a while to get through pending.

An AMD at 2.5 should make 240-480 per core per day, the higher you clock the more cake you make.

I'll look at what I'm running and figure the points and post the #.
 

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My 3800x2 is only @2.0 since its in a small case with not so great ventilation.

Its no big deal if I do not make the points to enter the contest. I am working with pretty much dated hardware and really can't leave both on 24/7 for 90days. Just want them performing to the best of their abilities when they do run.

Thanks for the information.
 

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My 3800x2 is only @2.0 since its in a small case with not so great ventilation.

Its no big deal if I do not make the points to enter the contest. I am working with pretty much dated hardware and really can't leave both on 24/7 for 90days. Just want them performing to the best of their abilities when they do run.

Thanks for the information.
Just run what you can, when you can.

I have 5 dual core Intels @3.0, a 180 Opteron @2.4 and a Mac mini @2.0.
That is 14 core running 24/7. They average 3200wcg/457 Boinc points per day per core.

I run;
Help cure MD2
Rice
Clean energy

Help cure MD2=336 avg per core per day
Fight Aids=400
Rice=504 [7hr units]
Clean energy=400-643 [5-10hr units]
 

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The contest has begun. Have fun with this guys, and get crunching!!
 

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W00t International:D

Come on my crunchers crunch on!!
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