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Old 11-09-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default WCG - 8th Birthday Challenge

Dear members of Team AnandTech,

For Nov 16th to Nov 22nd 2012 SETI.Germany is arranging a challenge at World Community Grid on the occasion of the grids eighth birthday:
The 8th Birthday Challenge

We would like to invite Team AnandTech to participate in the challenge and hope that many of you will be joining.

More information and statistics regarding the challenge can be found here.


Your participation is very much appreciated.

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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Smile Challenge accepted.

Thanks for the invitation. Very much appreciated.
We will take part.

We have joined.


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Old 11-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Count on my CPU squad.

My GPU is not good enough for HCC so I will be CPU only.
Which CPU project might yield the best results?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for joining the challenge!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Hm, looks like my cards are supported. I wonder why I didn't know about this before?
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Fri 09 Nov 2012 08:54:21 AM MST | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA
Fri 09 Nov 2012 08:54:24 AM MST | World Community Grid | Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
Do they not have a Linux GPU client?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Myself and my army are in! We don't have to individually join, correct? As for GPU crunching, I believe it's Windows only at the moment.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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Myself and my army are in! We don't have to individually join, correct? As for GPU crunching, I believe it's Windows only at the moment.
AFAIK only the TeAm has to join ...
You are on the TeAm, you are in!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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AFAIK only the TeAm has to join ...
You are on the TeAm, you are in!
Thanks Pete!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:15 AM   #10
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I'm in!

I assume we will need to be at max point production by the time the race starts?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #11
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Alright I will join. Need to get rid of 700 WUs though.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #12
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #13
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Yes... Only the team has to join and all of your members are "automatically in".... :-)

It's a team challenge, so all credits of your members will be in the teamstats, when they get granted in the challenge time!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:11 AM   #14
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Just one question what is the time-zone?
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Just one question what is the time-zone?
This will be midnight, UTC.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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Looks like I'm peaking at 45K ppd. The TeAm ppd seems to be going down the last 3-days. Pre-race jitters or lack of enthusiasm for the race?

I'm all in.
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Looks like I'm peaking at 45K ppd. The TeAm ppd seems to be going down the last 3-days. Pre-race jitters or lack of enthusiasm for the race?

I'm all in.
Well, hopefully someone was caching CPU-results to make a dump after race-start, but personally hadn't the time for this since took part in a race in Einstein@home.

Have aborted the remaining Einstein-work so should be fully WCG for the race.
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Well, hopefully someone was caching CPU-results to make a dump after race-start, but personally hadn't the time for this since took part in a race in Einstein@home.

Have aborted the remaining Einstein-work so should be fully WCG for the race.
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Well, hopefully someone was caching CPU-results to make a dump after race-start
That would be me. Just started dumping now.
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All my heavy hitters are in the race. Including my 3 Radeons and the GTX 580.
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I am in too ...
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Gah, 2600k was still running Correlizer - should be moving over in the next hour or two after it clears its short queue of the WU's.

Bringing up the ol' 6700 w/a 6770 for the duration of the race for little extra oomph. 2k8R2 is installed, just has ~253MB of updates to download and apply Should be crunching away in a couple hours.

Interesting note - my GT240 GPU can do HCC, but the GTS250 cannot. Must have been some small tweak to that G92 derivative that allowed for newer CUDA code.

GPU's in - 5850, 6770, GT240. Thinking about firing up the 6570 - sure, why not?
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https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.or.../8Birthday.png

Nice little graph of all of the calculations done for each project over the years. Looks like our big push there helped in some part of the 142,770 years of computations.
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Anyone else getting this error? I have this issue on two of my rigs and I can't get new work.

11/16/2012 7:13:55 PM | World Community Grid | [error] Can't parse file info in scheduler reply: unexpected XML tag or syntax
11/16/2012 7:13:55 PM | World Community Grid | [error] No close tag in scheduler reply
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