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Anything can crunch--I run an Atom and a variety of older Dual Cores.

I can't see your main system specs, but if it's a modern CPU and you have an AMD HD7770+ GPU, you have quite the potential available :toast:

The HD7770/HD7850/HD7870 are all three excellent crunching GPUs :toast:
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Video cards are a HD 4870 and a HD 4850. Folding@Home dropped support for them, so I can't imagine there's much work for them on WCG (and if there was, I don't think they'd contribute much.)

Going to do some research at home, but are Pentium 4s worth folding on?
 

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Ion, have you and the other people collaborating accounted for international shipping costs for potential winners outside the US? I ship packages regularly to the Philippines, Norway and between and it can get expensive very quickly.
 

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Video cards are a HD 4870 and a HD 4850. Folding@Home dropped support for them, so I can't imagine there's much work for them on WCG (and if there was, I don't think they'd contribute much.)

Going to do some research at home, but are Pentium 4s worth folding on?
P4s aren't really worthwhile---they use a ton of power and are no faster than my Atom. I'd shy away. Those GPUs aren't supported for WCG, unfortunately. If you can get a HD7xx0 card that would be awesome--they fly :toast:
Ion, have you and the other people collaborating accounted for international shipping costs for potential winners outside the US? I ship packages regularly to the Philippines, Norway and between and it can get expensive very quickly.
No, I haven't thought about that. I have the contributions from mjkmike and myself, and I can afford to ship them to within the United States. But I don't really have any provisions for shipping elsewhere.
 

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Quite a bit of international members joining, and most new members aren't filling in their location in the UserCP- so a lot of them could be international, too.

For reference USPS Int'l:
Flat Rate Medium to Canada/Global: $40.95/$59.95
Flat Rate Large to Canada/Global: $53.95/$77.95

Should definitely figure out if shipping outside the US is going to be possible before the contest starts so everyone's expectations are set accordingly.
 
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P4s aren't really worthwhile---they use a ton of power and are no faster than my Atom. I'd shy away. Those GPUs aren't supported for WCG, unfortunately. If you can get a HD7xx0 card that would be awesome--they fly :toast:
That's what I assumed about the GPUs. Oh well. Worth a shot.

Just nabbed a used Core 2 Duo Mobile for my laptop (better than the 32-bit Core Duo it'll replace). I have two Sck478 2GHz P4s that are just sitting around, an AM2 board that I'll see if my old Phenom II X2 550 will run on, a Sck775 3Ghz P4 that can contribute, a Sck754 Sempron, and a heap of Athlon XPs.

I'll tally up the estimated scores in a bit. Power shouldn't be a major issue. Actually, I have a Kill-A-Watt. I can tally up the power usage too. Should be an interesting project.

Edit: I was going to run to the local electronics recycler and see if I could pick up a few 3GHz P4s (about $5 each?), but I'm not sure it'd be totally worth it. Would tally up to an extra 2GHz P4 for a relatively small increase in power though. They probably won't be used for anything after this. Thoughts?
 

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Quite a bit of international members joining, and most new members aren't filling in their location in the UserCP- so a lot of them could be international, too.

For reference USPS Int'l:
Flat Rate Medium to Canada/Global: $40.95/$59.95
Flat Rate Large to Canada/Global: $53.95/$77.95

Should definitely figure out if shipping outside the US is going to be possible before the contest starts so everyone's expectations are set accordingly.

We may be able to use a gift card type thing for international winners. I would be willing to do that for the psu and memory kit I offered considering that they will be new and I haven't got them yet (7770 video card has already been purchased). Also, I can help a little bit with shipping on any items that need to go far.

@ Ion maybe we can stipulate that the winner, if outside the of the donators region, pays the extra shipping cost? I think we did this on the last challenge for some items?

Thanks for bringing this up dub!

@xvi- take a peek at this ppd estimator as a reference (your PII's will do better than the other even if you bunch them together):
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111026
 
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I"ll bite, does anyone know the amd radeon 6850 thread count. Tried to use the utility but may have inserted the wrong #'s. The cpu threading is 1 to 1 amd athlon x4 620. I would like to split the cpu (2 cpu X 2 gpu) hope that made sense.


Forgot that my WCG handle is sujo1
 
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I"ll bite, does anyone know the amd radeon 6850 thread count. Tried to use the utility but may have inserted the wrong #'s. The cpu threading is 1 to 1 amd athlon x4 620. I would like to split the cpu (2 cpu X 2 gpu) hope that made sense.
If you're using the PC it may be best to just run with 1 gpu wu (3 cpu wu's) for awhile and see how it goes. 6xxx series gpu's get dragged down pretty good by this work. IMO- give it a day or two first and then decide if you want to add a 2nd gpu wu. ;)
 

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I"ll bite, does anyone know the amd radeon 6850 thread count. Tried to use the utility but may have inserted the wrong #'s. The cpu threading is 1 to 1 amd athlon x4 620. I would like to split the cpu (2 cpu X 2 gpu) hope that made sense.


Forgot that my WCG handle is sujo1
I'm running a 6850 @ 850mhz with 2 WU's and it's averaging 12 mins each. I get about 14-16K Boinc PPD from it daily.
 
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Thanx, I have been running this system for about four months.:) It does get a bit laggy if you try and play games or watch vids, I usually just snooze the gpu during the need for all resources. yeah I know not crunching?.... bad sujo bad :eek::nutkick:
 

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I"ll bite, does anyone know the amd radeon 6850 thread count. Tried to use the utility but may have inserted the wrong #'s. The cpu threading is 1 to 1 amd athlon x4 620. I would like to split the cpu (2 cpu X 2 gpu) hope that made sense.


Forgot that my WCG handle is sujo1
I'm running a 6850 @ 850mhz with 2 WU's and it's averaging 12 mins each. I get about 14-15K Boinc PPD from it daily. I also get 4K from the other 6 cores of the i7-870.
 
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A 6850 will put out about 9 to 10k ppd doing 1 gpu wu on the card.
 
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True, was thinking to sqeeze a couple extra points for ya'll.
 

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I left the HTPC runing and apparently it already netted 12562 points. I guess I'll break >25K per day. :rockout:
 
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when are statistics updated? every X hours, once a day?
 

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So how well a nvidia card do cause i keep hearing AMD cards mentioned? Its a gtx 670 and if it does well sign me up my friend would be happy just to get a 7770. I will get him to help also :)
 

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We may be able to use a gift card type thing for international winners. I would be willing to do that for the psu and memory kit I offered considering that they will be new and I haven't got them yet (7770 video card has already been purchased). Also, I can help a little bit with shipping on any items that need to go far.

@ Ion maybe we can stipulate that the winner, if outside the of the donators region, pays the extra shipping cost? I think we did this on the last challenge for some items?

Thanks for bringing this up dub!

@xvi- take a peek at this ppd estimator as a reference (your PII's will do better than the other even if you bunch them together):
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111026
That's a good idea. I'm certainly not comfortable with spending $50 sending a GPU to Kazakhstan. And we do have the PayPal gifts as well---and games. Plenty of things that would be easy to get to international winners :toast:

And thanks for the offer--I appreciate it :toast:
That's what I assumed about the GPUs. Oh well. Worth a shot.

Just nabbed a used Core 2 Duo Mobile for my laptop (better than the 32-bit Core Duo it'll replace). I have two Sck478 2GHz P4s that are just sitting around, an AM2 board that I'll see if my old Phenom II X2 550 will run on, a Sck775 3Ghz P4 that can contribute, a Sck754 Sempron, and a heap of Athlon XPs.

I'll tally up the estimated scores in a bit. Power shouldn't be a major issue. Actually, I have a Kill-A-Watt. I can tally up the power usage too. Should be an interesting project.

Edit: I was going to run to the local electronics recycler and see if I could pick up a few 3GHz P4s (about $5 each?), but I'm not sure it'd be totally worth it. Would tally up to an extra 2GHz P4 for a relatively small increase in power though. They probably won't be used for anything after this. Thoughts?
I guess you could, but I don't think it makes sense. Even a HD6770 will be many, many times faster than the P4s. And I think it's a bit wasteful to dedicate hundreds of watts to something that scores as low as a P4 does. But your choice. More HW is always appreciated :toast:
I left the HTPC runing and apparently it already netted 12562 points. I guess I'll break >25K per day. :rockout:
And it's only 25k total points that you have to make (reported by Free-DC, BOINCStats, and the BOINC manager--175k as according to WCG)
Sure! :toast:
What are you running?

So how well a nvidia card do cause i keep hearing AMD cards mentioned? Its a gtx 670 and if it does well sign me up my friend would be happy just to get a 7770. I will get him to help also :)
Not great, but better than CPUs. I have a system with an i7-2700k and two GTX470s and untouched (no use) it gets just over 40k PPD most of the time. About 18-18.5k PPD per GPU and then a few K from the CPU :)
Count me in. Crunching on a Phenom II X4.
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Count me in. Crunching on a Phenom II X4.
 
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Quite a bit of international members joining, and most new members aren't filling in their location in the UserCP- so a lot of them could be international, too.

For reference USPS Int'l:
Flat Rate Medium to Canada/Global: $40.95/$59.95
Flat Rate Large to Canada/Global: $53.95/$77.95

Should definitely figure out if shipping outside the US is going to be possible before the contest starts so everyone's expectations are set accordingly.
I think I better politely decline HW prizes, unless they are not bought yet, perhaps.
 

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Here's a nice update :)

ErikaT from WCG admin has posted our challenge on the WCG Facebook and Twitter pages! :toast:

Re: Team TPU invites you to join us in the "Team TPU WCG Challenge"

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Hello all,

We have posted about this upcoming team challenge on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Thanks - and good luck to all!

ErikaT.
Link:
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewpostinthread?post=411649
 

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Well even though it does perform well i will just leave my computer for about 2 weeks that will be plenty of points. Also is their any specific project i'm new to this stuff?
We run all of the WCG sub-projects. Different members have different reasons for crunching, and consequently may focus on Help Conquer Cancer or Fight Aids At Home, while others of us run everything :toast: