World Community Grid Christmas Race 2018

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  1. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Well we finished 6th in the World Community Grid Birthday Race in November, 2018. Which is not bad considering 3 of the teams above us were cryptominig teams. So realistically we finished 3rd in the BOINC Community. Last year, 2017, we finished 4th place just a mere 5M points behind SETI.Germany. This year we took SETI.Germany by 300k points. Very, very close race at the end.

    The WCG Christmas Race starts on December 1st and lasts until December 26th. Last year we finished 1st place, but we were 2nd during over half of it as we built up steam to over take Team China.

    Now is a good time to get your rigs connected to the WCG servers to begin work so by the time the 1st comes around you'll be at 100% output with no validations required.

    The project can run on any x86 based processor. Newer processors will finish the work units quicker and thus generate more points per day, but all CPUs can generate some kind of points towards the challenge. You can also use Android phones (find the app in the Google Play Store).

    If you haven't created an account yet then use this link. It will auto assign you to our team.
    https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=993628&teamId=BP5XNJBR9N1

    If you are creating a new account make sure this setting is checked in the WCG preferences on the site.
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    The link to this page can be found here:
    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ms/viewMyProfile.do

    If you already have an account, but not on the team, then join the team HardOCP. Spelled exactly like that.

    This is a CPU ONLY project. Your GPUs will not be doing any work.
     
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  2. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    fastgeek you got someone trying to claim your #1 output on the team....

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  3. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard|DCOTM Feb 2018, June 2019

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    I have been bunking for a few days already now. If you start right away you should be able to get quite a bit of work saved up (completed) and ready to drop on the contest starting day. Basically download as much work as you can (you can run multiple instances or run VM"s to get past project task limits) then once you have enough work saved either set the activity to "no network activity" or alternatively setup a firewall rule to block in and out for IP: 169.47.63.74 Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about this! I was able to drop 1.6 million points for the birthday challenge on day 1 and my normal daily average is only 300k points per day. I am going to try to beat that this time.
     
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  4. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Gawd

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    Sorry for the noob questions. I think I understand it. If I'm still running from the Birthday run, I don't have to change anything? Just let it keep going.
     
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  5. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Thats correct
     
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  6. wareyore

    wareyore Limp Gawd

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    What time does this start?
     
  7. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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  8. Gilthanis

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

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    Currently 76 teams signed up. Mostly small to mid sized teams.
     
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  9. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    Pretty sure it starts at 0:00UTC 01DEC2018... which is in less that one minute. I might wait another hour though. :p
     
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  10. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    You are correct
     
  11. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    wareyore Limp Gawd

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    OK, so I can reconnect everything again?
     
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  13. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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  14. travanx

    travanx [H]ard|Gawd

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    Am I on the correct team?

    Name: [H]ardOCP
    Created: 11/18/2004

    By some chance I just setup windows on my threadripper 2950 and BOINC right now.

    edit: I see was on the wrong team this whole time. how sad
     
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  15. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    Apparently ~12 of my systems have been offline for 4-10 days. Lots of lost WUs. (n) Whoops. :whistle: On the bright side, the ~20 other systems should've dropped three or so days worth of work. (y) Bring it, Poet! ;) (lopoetve)
     
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  17. travanx

    travanx [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hoping i recruited my first, and they are from the crypto community. :)
     
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  18. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Nice work! Just make sure they enabled their data to be displayed.
     
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  19. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Monday is ordering two new PDUs and racking the remaining gear. Tuesday is fixing the network and expanding my /24 to a /16.

    Then I build five new clusters and hit go. This gonna be fun.
     
  20. travanx

    travanx [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh yeah they werent enabled.
     
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  21. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    Jeez, man. Let's have some properly juicy details then, eh? :geek: This work stuff? Or personal? My output is going to take a hit before too much longer. Received a bunch of boxes ahead of schedule, but now demand is starting to creep into my pool. :ROFLMAO:
     
  22. travanx

    travanx [H]ard|Gawd

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    Whats the best site to see WCG stats with members rankings for this?
     
  23. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Free-dc is the best, but the site isbhaving issues right now. Owner is out of town and believes it's a hardware issue so he won't be able to fix it till he gets back. Shouldn't be too long.
     
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  24. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    lopoetve 4th isn't too bad.

    fastgeek says hello from the top though. hehe
     
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  25. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard|DCOTM Feb 2018, June 2019

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    First place so far!


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  26. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    I’m down three major clusters right now. Decided against full power till I check those PDU on Monday.

    Fire bad. WCG good. :p
     
  27. lopoetve

    lopoetve Imhotep

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    Work, sorta ;). It’s a demo environment. Replace shell VMs and workload sims with something doing something useful!!!
     
  28. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    I wonder how many rigs fastgeek hasn't powered on?
     
  29. tayunz

    tayunz [H]ard DCoTM October 2018

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    I'm getting the impression this is another challenge that no one cares about?
     
  30. EXT64

    EXT64 DCOTM x3

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    Oh well. Looks like we are having fun competing against ourselves at least. Hopefully nobody burns their house down lol
     
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    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    If we can get ChristianVirtual to host this with hourly updates next year we might be able to draw more attention to it.
     
  32. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    A few... but have 31 running at the moment. ;) My production will be taking a dive as time goes on though... so will generate all the points while I can. :D

    Am surprised to learn I'm in the #2 spot for over-all WCG production in our team. Huh. Think I'll leave my boxen on this project for a good long while; see if I can't unseat the long dormant brilong. :)
     
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  33. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    Realize I might be missing something obvious; but does anyone know of a way to track your history per-project? Thanks! (y)
     
  34. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    But of course. :) But I mean something useful; like a chart for what each user has contributed to a specific project over a date range?
     
  36. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    I don't think you can see what other usres have contributed like that.

    Might be something somewhere hidden on boincstats. That site is difficult to navigate for me though. I'll take a look around.
     
  37. EXT64

    EXT64 DCOTM x3

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    Put in a feature request to CV.
     
  38. fastgeek

    fastgeek [H]ard|DCOTM x3 aka "That Company"

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    Sorry, Skillz, I meant for a user to see their own contribution over time to each sub-project. I do see an option for over all contribution for the last ~365 days (or maybe it's 365 days worth of results); but that's just for the overall WCG bucket.
     
  39. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Don't think that exists. You can only see overall contributions.
     
  40. PecosRiverM

    PecosRiverM [H]Lite

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    Hi My name is "no one"
     
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