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I'm gonna spool up the servers and go offline for 2 days prior to the start. Should be the "mother of all dumps" when I re-connect on the day the challenge begins.

:toast::toast:
How do you get work then if your not online?

Sorry still trying to learn about all this :ohwell:
 

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How do you get work then if your not online?

Sorry still trying to learn about all this :ohwell:
I will set my buffer to download several days of work prior to going offline.
 

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I will set my buffer to download several days of work prior to going offline.
over my head Buck, is the buffer in the bionic software or...?
 

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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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over my head Buck, is the buffer in the bionic software or...?

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

 
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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.
nahhh

I have 3 rigs crunching that should hold me over lol
 

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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.
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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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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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 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.
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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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 I believe You forgot to list Shadow Warrior there :(
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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over my head Buck, is the buffer in the bionic software or...?
Change your work buffer sizes like these (below) and the rig will load enough work to run offline for a few days ;)


Might want to add; click on "tools" tab and then "computing preferences" to get to that network usage tab.
 

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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 ;)

Might want to add; click on "tools" tab and then "computing preferences" to get to that network usage tab.
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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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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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.
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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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:
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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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.
Chop Chop!

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