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TechPowerUp! World Community Grid and Folding@Home Teams Crunching/Folding contest.



The Grand Prize is a complete turnkey Crunching/Folding rig consisting of the following hardware:


Intel Pentium E5200
Biostar TForce TP35D2-A7
Rosewill Fort 120 CPU Cooler
Nvidia GTX 260
1 GB Crucial Ballistix Trace DDR21066
Seagate 500GB
Antec BP-550Plus 550w PSU
Inwin X-Fighter Case


Newtekie1 Prize: Newtekie1 has donated a Biostar 9600 GSO 384mb DDR3 video card as an additional random prize!
(please show your thanks to Newtekie1 for his generosity)





Shadowdust Prize: Shadowdust has been generous enough to donated a AMD X2 7750BE as an additional random prize!
(please show your thanks to Shadowdust for his generosity)




  • Contest will run from 11:59PM EST on 10/14/09 to 11:59PM EST on 12/12/09

  • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within contest time frame (60 days).


  • Eligible points must be achieved under a user name Crunching for Team#22175 and Folding for Team#50711 only.
  • Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 10 position on either WCG or F@H Teams.


  • Open to all Residents of the Planet Earth except Antarctica(sorry Penguins:p). Contest is void where prohibited. This contest is not sanctioned by W1zzard or TechPowerUp! and they shall be held harmless of any liability.

  • Winner will be selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with Techpowerup!
 
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Too bad I won't be anywhere near 60K by then... :(
Good luck to everyone though!
Very nice idea!
 

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Too bad I won't be anywhere near 60K by then... :(
Good luck to everyone though!
Very nice idea!
It's just a 1000 ppd average. We're hoping people are going to step up their game. ;)
 
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It's just a 1000 ppd average. We're hoping people are going to step up their game. ;)
Yeah, but when I have 1 pc going 100% and only getting ~100 ppd (I think), I won't be able to get
it anyway... :(
 
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Nice work guys and special props to prize donor/s.:rockout:
 
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Is there a list of what PPD for what CPU?

Edit: ie: What can I expect from a X2 4400?
 
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Baleful had a link in here a couple of months ago that led to such a list. I'd find it for you but I've got to run to lunch. I'll snag it for you after lunch if you don't already have it.
 

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Baleful had a link in here a couple of months ago that led to such a list. I'd find it for you but I've got to run to lunch. I'll snag it for you after lunch if you don't already have it.
I saw the question here, but I refused to provide the link. I will not send people to the land of hypocrisy.:(
 
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found it. Thanks El

Which do I pay attention to, the BOINC PPD or WCG PPD?
 

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...............;)

Gentlemen-Let me explain the task and purpose of the contest furthermore:

1. Is it meant to boost our team's production

2. It is also meant to recruit new members (and potential ones) when they see the add on TPU's front page.

Now onto my take on the criteria and eligibility as far as who (I think) does not qualify:

1. Top ten production (PIE) NO GO

2. Team Captain/Co-Captain NO GO

3. Here is a good one - If you have enough HW that can meet the goal, let's say in a less than a month, I can consider you as a "power user". Definitely NO GO. So please let's leave it to the folks that could really use this system and are not as fortunate as many of us when it comes to having lots of PC parts:toast:

I can post more reasons but I think you all got the idea.

Also, I think we might be reconsidering to allow team mates from other countries to participate:D:toast: More to follow on that.
 
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I just need someone to walk me through Fahmon or w/e... I can't figure it out and have given up! WCG is just so nice and easy. :eek:
 

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I just need someone to walk me through Fahmon or w/e... I can't figure it out and have given up! WCG is just so nice and easy. :eek:

YHPM;)
 
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I just need someone to walk me through Fahmon or w/e... I can't figure it out and have given up! WCG is just so nice and easy. :eek:
FOFLOL :roll: I think the opposite! It's just what we're used too.
 

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  • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within contest time frame (60 days).

  • Winner will be selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with Techpowerup!
How exactly is the winner selected considering that you have to be part of both BOINC and folding@home? Is it simply whoever has the most combined points after fulfilling the initial quota? A random drawing among all that has achieved the initial quota? A random drawing with the cost of each ticket into the drawing being the given quota??? A dart board filled with 1's and 0's building up a random number which indicates a unique winner among all the eligible players? A well with a bunch of signed golf balls and and...... Ok how do you select the winner?
 

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How exactly is the winner selected considering that you have to be part of both BOINC and folding@home? Is it simply whoever has the most combined points after fulfilling the initial quota? A random drawing among all that has achieved the initial quota? A random drawing with the cost of each ticket into the drawing being the given quota??? A dart board filled with 1's and 0's building up a random number which indicates a unique winner among all the eligible players? A well with a bunch of signed golf balls and and...... Ok how do you select the winner?
Marie Laveau will be consulted to determine the winner:D
 

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After an overwhelming response, El Fiendo has agreed to short-change the local prostitute to cover International shipping. Now you EU guys have no excuse not to "bring the pain"
 
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Cause I'm slow and the like, is there anything specific you have to do to enter, or just be Crunching and Folding during that time, and those responsible will sort the winner from active people?
 

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Cause I'm slow and the like, is there anything specific you have to do to enter, or just be Crunching and Folding during that time, and those responsible will sort the winner from active people?
Like you said, "just crunch and fold". We are keeping track of the stats.
 
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Sweet, now only if I had more $ for more GPUs.
 

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If ever there was a time that is was bad to be good.
 

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How exactly is the winner selected considering that you have to be part of both BOINC and folding@home? Is it simply whoever has the most combined points after fulfilling the initial quota? A random drawing among all that has achieved the initial quota? A random drawing with the cost of each ticket into the drawing being the given quota??? A dart board filled with 1's and 0's building up a random number which indicates a unique winner among all the eligible players? A well with a bunch of signed golf balls and and...... Ok how do you select the winner?
Random drawing taken from all those who have fulfilled the points requirement.

After an overwhelming response, El Fiendo has agreed to short-change the local prostitute to cover International shipping. Now you EU guys have no excuse not to "bring the pain"
That is the funniest thing I've read all day. :laugh: Props to El fiendo for giving up some carnal pleasures for the teams!!:roll:
 
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haha short change the local prostitute :roll: :roll:



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