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Cerebras Introduces the CS-1 System, Home to World's First Trillion Transistor Processor

Cerebras has introduced the world to its CS-1 system, which will house the company's (and simultaneously, the industry's) most powerful monolithic accelerator. The CS-1 is an integrated solution the size of 15 industry-standard rack units, and packs everything from the Wafer Scale Engine to cooling systems. The CS-1 consumes 20 kW of power, with a full 4 kW dedicated solely to the cooling subsystem, like fans, pumps, and the heat exchanger, 15 kW dedicated to the chip, and 1 kW is totally lost to power supply inefficiencies. Obviously, power supply modules and other cooling subsystems are redundant, and hot-swappable if need be - you can imagine the computational value lost with each millisecond of downtime that were to occur in such a system.

TechPowerUp WCG Team Announces Spring 2017 Crunching Challenge

TechPowerUp and its leading World Community Grid (WCG) team announces the Spring 2017 Crunching Challenge, inviting crunchers from all over the world to crunch for the cause - and some really cool prizes. These include donated PC hardware such as CPU and motherboard combos, graphics cards, new gift cards, and game keys. The giveaway is open from the 22nd March (0:00 UTC), so fire your engines!

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

Announcing the TechPowerUp WCG Fathers Day Challenge

In honor of all the fathers around the world, and in fond remembrance of our beloved Dean "Kreij" Kortenhoven, the TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team is announcing a new challenge and a giveaway, "donated by crunchers, for crunchers." By taking part in the events that span from 10/06 (tomorrow), all the way through 21/06, you stand to win some cool crunching hardware, PayPal gifts, and AAA game keys. Get crunching!

For more information, visit the forum threads of the 2015 WCG Fathers Day Challenge and Kreij Memorial PC Giveaway

Announcing the TechPowerUp Winter's End WCG Challenge

With spring nearly upon us, it's time to give the old horses crunching overclocked through the winter one grand, last run. TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team, one of the world's top-10 teams, with over 4,000 years of aggregate CPU time, and over 20 million results submitted; brings to you the Winter's End WCG Challenge.

Simply crunch for the TechPowerUp WCG Team between 26th Feb (00:00 UTC) and 6th Mar (00:00 UTC), and multiple winners along the leaderboard stand to win some sick community-sponsored prizes, including an AMD FX-8350 CPU + ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard combo, a fully-built crunching rig, numerous SSDs, CPU coolers, and more. So what are you waiting for?! For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

Join Us for the WCG 10th Birthday Challenge

To celebrate the 10 years of World Community Grid (WCG), one of the most popular distributed computing projects, TechPowerUp, the worldwide rank 12 contributing team, will take part in the 10th Birthday Challenge, hosted by SETI.Germany. The TechPowerUp WCG team is giving away prizes of its own (sourced from members) to top contributing participants within the team. Prizes include game keys, PC hardware, and cash rewards. The contest goes live on Friday, 16/11/2014, and ends on Tuesday, 25/11/2014. For more details, and to participate, visit this page!

Presenting TechPowerUp May 2014 WCG Challenge

In honor of TechPowerUp approaching its 10th year this July, its World Community Grid (WCG) team, which is among the world's top-20 teams, announced the May 2014 crunching Challenge. Crunch for TechPowerUp, and you stand to win tons of prizes, including fully-built distributed computing rigs, a high-end graphics card, tons of other hardware, and free game coupons for all participants. For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

Announcing the TechPowerUp February World Community Grid Challenge 2014

TechPowerUp's World Community Grid (WCG) team, which ranks among the world's top-20 teams in points generation, is opening up the WCG February Challenge 2014, an awesome way to win some cool PC hardware and crunching gear, for simply joining our team, and crunching for us, during the contest period. It runs between the 15th and 22nd February, 2014. Up for grabs are a boatload of prizes, including a fully-loaded crunching rig as the grand prize, an Intel Core i7-3930K six-core processor, and ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard, as other top prizes, and numerous goodies such as motherboards, gaming peripherals, coolers, and gift cards.

For more information, and to join, visit this page.

Why the Litecoin Craze Hurts More Than Helps Brand AMD Radeon

Price wars between GPU makers are something to look forward to each year, as that's typically when you get the best bang for your buck. Such an optimal time to buy new graphics cards usually comes when both AMD and NVIDIA have launched a new graphics card lineup, each. AMD tends to launch its lineup first, followed by NVIDIA, which then begins a cycle of proactive and reactive price-cuts between the two, which churns up the $300 price-performance sweet-spot so well, that a purchase from that segment usually sets your PC up for the following three years. 2013-14 saw a major disruption to this cycle, Litecoin mining. Litecoin miners will hurt more than help brand AMD Radeon, here's why.

Crunch for TechPowerUp at the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge

At last year's WCG 8th birthday challenge, TechPowerUp took 2nd place, and came close to winning. This year, the TechPowerUp WCG team, which is poised to become one of the world's top-10 teams before the end of the year, would like to leave no stone unturned with its efforts, with a little help from you, yes you! We're running a contest of our own, which rewards performance within our team that participates in the WCG 9th Birthday Challenge, that runs from the 16th to 22nd November, 2013. We'll be competing with about 50 other teams, but given our track-record, we stand more than a fighting chance. Some awesome prizes, such as a fully-loaded 6-core crunching rig, other hardware, and game coupons are up for grabs!

For more information, and to get started, visit this page.

Announcing the TechPowerUp Mother's Day WCG Challenge 2013

TechPowerUp World Computing Grid (WCG) Team, among the world's top-ten WCG teams, is celebrating Mother's Day with a huge 10-day crunching contest. Up for grabs are some epic community-sourced prizes, including hardware for your crunching rigs, gaming peripherals, gift cards, and PC games, tons of 'em! To participate, all you need to do is crunch for TechPowerUp from 00:00 UTC, 10th May 2013; to 23:59 UTC, 19th May 2013, and score a minimum of 10,000 BIONC points within the contest period. Winners for each of the dozens of prizes will be chosen at random.

For important information, and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp World Community Grid Team Among World Top 20

TechPowerUp's World Community Grid (WCG) team now ranks among the world's top 20, and it's all thanks to our awesome contributors, coordinated by team leader "ChickenPatty." TechPowerUp WCG team's goal, more than getting to the top is giving back benefits of powerful PC hardware to the world, which use idle system resources to process complex problems for the scientific community.

Got a bored multi-core CPU to spare? Join Us!

World Cyber Games Partners With Korean Air, NVIDIA and Seagate

World Cyber Games, Inc. (WCG), the recognized blue chip leader for international video game competitions, announced the partnership with Korean Air, NVIDIA and Seagate (alphabetical order).

As the leaders of each industry, Korean Air joined the WCG sponsor line as the festival sponsor, and NVIDIA and Seagate as the official sponsor to provide various services at the WCG 2012 Grand Final which will be held in Kunshan, China from November 29th to December 2nd.

TechPowerUp Announces November World Community Grid Challenge

One of the leading teams on the charts, Team TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) is announcing the November Challenge. Spread across two rounds in the first two weeks of the coming month, that's 01/11/2012 to 07/11/2012 and 08/11/2012 to 14/11/2012; the objective of the contest is to score as many points each week as possible. Leading members at the end of the contest win some cool hardware.

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

World's Largest Gaming Festival Names Samsung as Official Monitor Partner for WCG '12

World Cyber Games (WCG) announced today that Samsung Electronics has been selected as the official monitor partner of the WCG 2012 Grand Final which will be taking place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Kunshan, China. The Series 7 (S24B750) and Series 3 (S23B370H) monitors will be used by the national team competitors during the WCG 2012 Grand Final tournament.

"The fact that Samsung has been selected as the official partner of WCG for 12 consecutive years demonstrates that our monitors are recognized as a global display leader by gamers," said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "We will do our best to provide the best environment for professional gamers."
"Thanks to Samsung's monitors, cyber athletes can enjoy games in a more comfortable environment," said Brad Lee, CEO of World Cyber Games. "The monitors will be used in the China national team selection match, followed by the WCG 2012 Grand Final, which runs from Oct. 26 to 28."

Announcing the 2011 World Community Grid Contest

TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team is at the forefront of promoting the power of distributed computing to help solve the world's problems. The team decided to run our biggest distributed computing contest this year in a bid to promote participation. The contest involves scoring the most WCG BIONC points for TechPowerUp! team (#22175) over the duration of the contest. The winner and first runner up get awesome new cruching boxes (distributed computing headless PCs) that are configured with components that help with distributed computing applications. These include multi-core 64-bit processors and NVIDIA CUDA-powered GPUs.

For more information, and to participate visit this page.

TechPowerUp Announces World Community Grid August Contest

TechPowerUp's World Community Grid (WCG) community is one of the top-ranking WCG teams on the charts. To celebrate its success and help give it a further push, the team has announced a contest. The contest runs throughout August, and the goal is to achieve 50,000 points within the 31 day time-frame. Points should be earned toward TechPowerUp WCG team (#22175). Between all those who reach there, a lucky winner (picked up in a draw) wins a PC bundle that includes nearly all the components one needs to add another rig to the fleet of WCG crunching machines. This includes an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, compatible motherboard, a GeForce GT 240 graphics card, RAM, HDD, and PSU.

For all contest-related details and to participate, visit this page.

TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest Announced, Score Your Way to a DC-PC

TechPowerUp's Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams, both among the top 100 teams in their own merits, have decided to give back to the community by announcing the TechPowerUp Community Crunching/Folding Contest. Organized entirely by the community, the contest gives one lucky winner, a pre-assembled, turnkey PC with optimal hardware for distributed computing (DC-PC). For starters, the PC has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 accelerator to run GPU-accelerated distributed computing applications of the likes of Folding@Home GPU, while its Pentium Dual-Core handles CPU-driven distributed computing applications, such as World Community Grid. With 500 GB of handy storage, Windows XP SP2 OS, Antec BP-550Plus 550W PSU to power it all, and In Win X-Fighter as its housing, the prize would make a perfect addition to any distributed computing enthusiast's armory.

Now open to everyone, the contest is a purely community funded and organized. It involves achieving 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within a contest time frame of 60 days, starting from 11:59PM EST on 10/14/09. The contest ends on 11:59PM EST on 12/12/09. Participants must 'crunch' (score) for WCG Team #22175 and 'fold' (scoring) for Folding@Home team #50711 only. The winner will be selected within five days of contest closure, and contacted by e-mail. TechPowerUp doesn't partake as the organizers of this contest, and hence do not hold any liabilities. We do however, like to commend our Folding@Home and World Community Grid teams for organizing this contest, that symbolizes goodwill and team-spirit, and wish everyone associated with it good luck. For more information, please visit this page.

TechPowerUp World Community Grid Team Amongst Top 100 Teams

The TechPowerUp World Community Grid (WCG) team crossed an important milestone today, reaching a world rank of 99, entering the top 100 domain. The team ranks (TC) 99 out of 15,293 according to WCG statistics aggregator BOINC Synergy. 118 out of registered 132 members are active. According to statistics from, the team will enter the top 90 teams in 10 days (at its present rate), and top 75 in about one month. The team's growth like clockwork could not have been possible without the invaluable contributions of its members, who believe in doing their bit for the various scientific and socially-relevant problems WCG attempts to solve. To learn more about contributing to the team, please visit this page. Extended team statistics can be viewed here.

TechPowerUp World Community Grid Team Contest Announcement

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! The prize will be to any country/region.

We highly encourage anyone interested to sign up for the TPU WCG by June 16th!! Please contact the WCG forum moderator, paulieg with any questions.

TechPowerUp! World Community Grid Team Surges Past 6 Million Points at

The TechPowerUp! World Community Grid (WCG) Team passed an important milestone, in its relentless pursuit of the top spot. The team scored an aggregate of 6 million points yesterday as per the scoring system of popular distributed computing score aggregator (6,061,211 as of now). Currently holding world rank 170, the team's score is growing with an average of 160,000+ points per day. To give you an idea of the growth rate, statistics show the team to have aggregated close to 4 million points in the last 28 days alone. The team currently has 79 registered contributors, and believes in doing its bit for the various scientific, socially-relevant challenges WCG attempts to solve. Our hearty congratulations to the team. Extended team statistics can be viewed here. To learn more about contributing to the team, please visit this page.

Statistics Courtesy: Free-DC
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