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WCG May 2014 Challenge planning thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. TRWOV

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    I have a Wii. You can't touch me. :toast:
     
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    How do you get work then if your not online?

    Sorry still trying to learn about all this :ohwell:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I will set my buffer to download several days of work prior to going offline.
     
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    over my head Buck, is the buffer in the bionic software or...?
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Touche! ;)

    Correction: no pc gaming! :p


    :laugh: half man, half software :laugh:

    Let me guess, you're mobile? ;) Yes, buffer is set in the BOINC program.
     
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    PS4 FTW lol
     
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    That is x86 architecture. Hack linux on there and start crunching soldier!

    @twrov, IMB I believe is its core. Hack linux on there anyways and make it work! Chop chop you have less than a week.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Change your work buffer sizes like these (below) and the rig will load enough work to run offline for a few days ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    nahhh

    I have 3 rigs crunching that should hold me over lol
     
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    But.... Umm but, we use Mantle! so it should be good to keep the cpu from gaming and more powa for crunching :laugh:

    If the game is Mantle that is ;)
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I just had a thought...

    Anyone shoot a pm to @15th Warlock about the challenge? He participated last time and had a good time, so I think he'd be good to do it again.

    If not, I think I'll pm him about it tonight, see if he'd jump back in :)
     
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    BTW I already started sandbagging yesterday on one of my FX-8320 and my Xeons. Gonna start the same on the second FX-8320 when I re-assemble that system. Should be by Saturday. Also, bumped the active core count on the Xeons a bit for now.
     
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    MadShot, it seems that the CPU crossed the border just today... gotta love long weekends, right? :banghead: (May 1st was "Labor day" over here so I'm pretty sure the package wasn't processed until monday).

    It shows up on usps.com now.





    That's actually a good idea... would make for a nice weekend project of Wii hacking. wondering what kind of PPD would it get...

    We should pester BOINC for Xbone and PS4 clients :laugh:
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Game Giveaway info below

    The tentative Game list includes, but may not be limited to and is subject to change,...:

    Games
    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Alpha Prime - @james888
    ARMA 2: Combined Operations - @Bow
    Awesomenauts - @james888
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - @Vinska
    Crysis 2
    Daylight
    Dead Space
    Empire Total War - @james888
    Fish Fillets - @james888
    Killing Floor - @Vinska
    LA Noire
    Max Payne 3
    Natural Selection 2 - @Vinska
    Payday 2 (x2) - @Vinska
    Sanctum 2 - @james888
    Shadow Warrior - @Vinska
    Take on Helicopters - @james888
    UFO: Afterlight - @james888
    The Walking Dead - @Arjai
    Wanderlust - @james888

    Grand Prizes
    Dark Souls 2
    Wolfenstein: The New Order - @Vinska

    :toast: :toast:

    Huge Thanks to all our Contributors! :respect: :respect: :respect:


    Edit:

    Now you guys can salivate for the next few days before the giveaway goes live. :D
    If someone wants to add something, please feel free to shoot me a PM ;)
     
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    @manofthem I believe You forgot to list Shadow Warrior there :(
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I did, just fixed it. Thank you sir. It's funny how I can miss stuff like that... looking at the lists and rereading, comparing, and yet I'm still able to miss something. :oops:

    Thanks @Vinska for your awesome contributions to the game giveaway! :respect:
    Same goes for @Bow, @Arjai, and @james888 :respect:



    If I missed something like a game you donated, please bring it to my attention. The ones I posted above were ones from my PM's, and while I glanced over the thread again looking for any possible misses, I may have missed something that was said or mentioned as a donation.

    So, I'm sorry if I did miss something :)
     
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    Might want to add; click on "tools" tab and then "computing preferences" to get to that network usage tab.
     
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    Just be careful not to set the buffer too high. Sometimes it can force work to miss the deadline.
     
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    Good point T!
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Ooh @Vinska, Natural selection 2 is my favorite game. Its the reason I won't enter in the game challenge is because I barely play anything else.
     
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    Meanwhile, I have a slightly different problem: problem of already having a large portion of the games in the list, leaving little to drool upon :laugh:

    P.S. People, Wolfenstein: The New Order is not released yet – it's still a pre-order. So, although it so far looks great in trailers along with being a friggin' Wolfenstein game, in case it turns out to be bad when it gets released.... sorry :oops:
    Although one thing is fortunate: in case the release date is not pushed back, it should be released some time a bit after the challenge is already over, so not much wait AND no temptation to stop crunching to play it while the challenge is still up ;)
     
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    BTW, I looked into the Wii BOINC business and:

    1) The G3 Macs average 140ppd. Since the Wii is clocked at half you'd look at a teoterical maximum of 70ppd but counting the memory limits I'd guess 50ppd is a more realistic output.
    2) There isn't a current BOINC client for PowerPC so I'd have to compile my own AND then the WUs too.
     
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    Chop Chop!

    Seriously though, it is easy to forget how terrible the hardware is in consoles.
     
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