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Hey guys,

I know how hard a lot of you are working on at increasing Folding Participation on overclock.net and I appreciate it a lot biggrin.gif

Overclock.net isn't only about Folding though, we are a very big community with many projects, one of which is BOINC, another distributed computing system. They are approaching the 10 billion points mark which the OCN F@H team has already broken.

They have a similar event to our monthly Foldathons and their next one, at the beginning of November is sure to put them over the 10 billion mark. I will be taking a couple days break to show my support for BOINC as well on my Team Competition GPU and would love to see the rest of the Folding section show that we are all capable of helping the cure, even if just for this small event.

Without further ado though, here is a much more detailed message from the BOINC Editor himself, gamer11200.

Let's show OCN's BOINC team that we are all good people, maybe we can steal some of them for our Foldathons in the future, or even the Folding Forum War.


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From November 5th to November 8th, the Overclock.net BOINC Team will present its 23rd installment of the monthly BOINCers Gone Bonkers (BGB) event. Similar to the Foldathon, this is an event where everyone fires up every computer they have, and tries to earn as many credits as they possibly can in an effort to boost our team ranking in both overall ranking and per-project rankings.

This BGB event marks a special milestone for our BOINC Team. We are closing in on the 10 billion total credits milestone and we are throwing a celebration to mark the occasion!

I personally invite you, the Overclock.net Folding@Home community, to join in on this event. Join our BOINC Team in helping us meet the milestone and you could win some sweet prizes for participating and learn more about BOINC in the process! (Did you know that Folding@Home was once a BOINC project?)

If you would like more information on BOINC or would like to get started with BOINC, go here: http://www.overclock.net/t/733459/boinc-essentials-thread-check-this-out-if-you-are-new-to-boinc

If you would like to be a part of BGB23, sign up here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1316656/boincers-gone-bonkers-23-november-5th-november-8th-2012-sign-up-now

If you have any questions, kindly post on the Overclock.net BOINC Team section (http://www.overclock.net/f/365/overclock-net-boinc-team) or send me a Private Message

I look forward to seeing you at BGB23!

-gamer11200, Overclock.net BOINC Editor
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This is just awesome! Thank you Axipher!

Everyone should join us! thumb.gif
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I'm a folder doing some BOINC. Want to help get us to that 10 billion point mark smile.gif
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Brings a tear to my eye BOINC being supported in the folding section. I particpate in both BGB events, and FaT events

OCN for life
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The BOINC Team loves Folding@Home. Show us that the feeling is mutual at BGB23! smile.gif

Thank you very much axipher for doing this! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by gamer11200 View Post

The BOINC Team loves Folding@Home. Show us that the feeling is mutual at BGB23! smile.gif

Thank you very much axipher for doing this! biggrin.gif

My pleasure man biggrin.gif
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As both a Folder and BOINCer, i thank everyone who helps us partake in such an epic milestone biggrin.gif
   
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What kind of hardware is good for BOINC? I've never even researched it at all but I did just retire my i3-530 machine from folding (ppw too low) and I have several graphics cards at my disposal that I could put towards it.
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What kind of hardware is good for BOINC? I've never even researched it at all but I did just retire my i3-530 machine from folding (ppw too low) and I have several graphics cards at my disposal that I could put towards it.

Any GPU higher than a 9800 GT should output very decent PPD. Unlike Folding though, CPU's are severely undervalued and while 2p/4p setups are useful, they cannot match a top-line GPU, let's say a 7970.

Even so, every bit helps. My i3-550 ain't so bad, nor is my T2500 and E6400.
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Any GPU higher than a 9800 GT should output very decent PPD. Unlike Folding though, CPU's are severely undervalued and while 2p/4p setups are useful, they cannot match a top-line GPU, let's say a 7970.
Even so, every bit helps. My i3-550 ain't so bad, nor is my T2500 and E6400.

Hmm, well I have a couple of GTS 450's I can throw at it. I have a 470 but the PSU in my i3 machine won't run that as its only a 350w. I'll look into it, do I have to run windows? Its running ubuntu currently
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