WCG 13th Annual 2017 Birthday Challenge

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  1. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM October 2016

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    Hosted by SETI Germany and will take place from Nov 16th to Nov 22nd.

    Last year thread can be found here. We finished 16th out of 83 teams. Will we finish much better this year and blow away the competition? For tips and strategies please check our strategy forum.

    Ooops, they have not yet opened for team registration but it always good to do early warm up.:D
     
  2. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    If you want to help the team but have not set up an account yet, please follow this link to create the account at WCG: http://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=338542&teamId=BP5XNJBR9N1 That link will make sure that when you create the account, that you will be associated to our team already.

    If you already have an account with WCG but have not already associated it with the team, please follow this link: Team and Click on Join Team.

    Keep in mind, this is just how you create your account. You will then need to install the client and attach it to WCG. We have a few How to's in the guides section.

    Installation Guide: Windows + Ubuntu BOINC installation walk through (photos not working) Ubuntu client optimized for multisocket rigs BOINC client optimized for multisocket machines [Linux] CentOS CentOS 7 BOINC Install Guides

    When attaching to WCG you use the user name instead of the email address. This is the only BOINC project that does this.

    Bunkering
    Please read - https://hardforum.com/threads/bunkering-why-you-should-or-should-not-do-it.1829159/ Techniques start on post 9
    At WCG you are allowed to cach up to 35 work units per thread.
     
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  3. ChelseaOilman

    ChelseaOilman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hopefully I'll be back in TX by Nov. 16 and I can fire up the farm again. Getting my second big snowstorm here in CO in around a week. Looks like I might get 12" this time. :eek:
     
  4. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Sounds like you need to have 2 farms. One for dry climates and one cold climate. :)
     
  5. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    That's what she said.

    Also I believe Gilthanis posted the wrong link. This is the correct link:
    https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=993628&teamId=BP5XNJBR9N1

    Sorry for any confusion, he's old. :D:LOL:
     
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  6. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    Sorry, we are badge hunter ...
     
  8. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    Less than 16 days to go!

    I wish I could find the final points for all 83 teams in last years challenge. I can only find the three winners scores though. I'd like to know what the teams above us scored to get to where they were. I'd like to know what to expect for a top 10 finish this year. Should I start ordering new parts or what?
     
  9. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    W.Feather I was thinking about your comment in another thread. About running WCG short term. If you're thinking about shutting it down for most of the month then go ahead and shut it down now. Then fire it back up on the 16th to help with the Birthday challenge. The challenge will run for the duration of the Formula-BOINC race as well, so your points will still go towards helping that as well.

    Just food for thought.
     
  10. W.Feather

    W.Feather Hard DC'er Of the Month Aug 2012

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    Oh i have no intent to shut down unless outside temps hit high 70s again ..... Central Florida and cooling bills dont mix nicely :(


    I will be keepign the PC up and running (Desktop) for the forseeable future..... Server has had 6-12 threads (Depending on what im doing on a given day) going for the last year + (More steady now that I set it to start up at boot.....rather when i remembered to...) Thanks for the heads up thoguh :D

    Maybe ill spin a few more threads up when the 16th rolls around , and sacrifice other functions on the server for a bit ;)
     
  11. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    It will be for a good cause. I want 10th place or better this year. Dang it.
     
  12. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    I wonder if I can sweet talk Montu into posting a front page article about the birthday race when it gets a lot closer. Might be able to gather some recruits that way as well.

    I'll have to send him the special link for team sign up though. :whistle:
     
  13. W.Feather

    W.Feather Hard DC'er Of the Month Aug 2012

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    Shoot Kyle a PM. Or Make Gil do it. As of now I'm looking low 70s as the high. And 40s and 50s at night.
     
  14. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I've already started stirring that pot of DooKey...I mean Montu...
    Since I'm on the stirring topic..... W.Feather, you could always set up solar....
     
  15. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Ok, ok. I get it. Let me run it by Kyle. Of course I might have to use a different recruiting link......
     
  16. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    Long time missing; also in other areas of the internet ... hope he is well ... :unsure:
     
  18. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    I recruited another member recently to help us. Morphes needed someone to redeem a game code for his friend th0mas. Since you can only redeem one game code per GPU (1080 or 1080Ti only) his friend used his code for his GPU. So when th0mas got a game code he wasn't able to redeem it since his card was already used. Being that I have multiple GPUs in my farm that I don't use for gaming I figured I could lend them one if Morphes would run WCG during the 7-day challenge for us.

    Now his friend doesn't know it yet, but I'm gonna convince him to help us too. lol
     
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  19. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM - April 2015,November 2016

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    What about brilong? He's king of WCG; but looks like he's been dark on BOINC for a while.
     
  20. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    plext0r has been MIA from the forums for a while. Not sure where he has been.
     
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    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM - April 2015,November 2016

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    brilong = plext0r?
     
  22. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    20171113_104849.jpg 20171113_113115.jpg 20171113_113121.jpg 20171113_113138.jpg 20171113_113144.jpg 20171113_113152.jpg

    My office is about half moved from the old house...
     
  24. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    Those pics are from the new place ? :)
    Well organized and perfect cable management ... plus you invest lots in canned air ...
     
  25. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Well..I have more than that just not in the picture. I used to have a home biz repairing PC's a long time ago and got a bunch for when out on service calls. I typically would just use a small air compressor, but those have not made the move yet.
     
  26. EXT64

    EXT64 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - Sept. 2014

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    Hello fellow bownerites

    Good to see even moving hasn't slowed Gilthanis down :D

    I take it a lot of the team is in the bunkering phase?

    Edit: By the way, anyone have the pros/cons of running certain projects during the challenge. I think Skillz mentioned MCM requires 2 verification? Right now I have all projects selected (typically I focus on MCM).
     
  27. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    Bunker? Nah, we aren't bunkering this. Too many big dogs in that fight to compete.
     
  28. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    What is bunkering ... ? It’s all debunked already ...
     
  29. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    The challenge starts tomorrow. If you haven't already, you might as well load up on work and start processing.
     
  30. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    No. It starts today. Around 7PM EST. 11 hours from the time of this post.
     
  31. ChristianVirtual

    ChristianVirtual [H]ard DCOTM Mar 2016,Aug 2017

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    90min from now ...soooo exciting ... if I just could focus on instead of fighting with EDI failures in company
     
  32. skylaar24

    skylaar24 n00bie

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    We are good to switch our boxen over to WCG now correct? ;)
     
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  33. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTM Jan 16 March 17

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    Yeah I guess we can see what we can do.
     
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    pututu [H]ard DCOTM October 2016

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    Team position, atm 13th. Hmm it is 13th birthday challenge.

    Daily/hourly team stats here.

    Just drop my bunker on one rig using the method that I previously described.
     
  36. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM October 2016

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    BTW, the points shown is SG site is in WCG points, not BOINC points. I think a lot of teams are still having "constipation". Any dulcolax around? Sure feels good after dumping...:rolleyes:
     
  37. metallicafan

    metallicafan [H]ard|DCer of the Month - May 2010

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    Its been a while, and I'm off to a late start, but I'm in for 12 cores or so.
     
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  38. pututu

    pututu [H]ard DCOTM October 2016

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    Welcome to the party.
     
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    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM - April 2015,November 2016

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    Beware! 'That Company'.... lives! ;) :p :ROFLMAO:
     
  40. ChelseaOilman

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    Going to be a late start for me. Leaving Colorado later today on my 1,000 mile drive to the Texas winter home. Probably have the farm up and running on Saturday.
     
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