Originally Posted by gamer11200
It has taken us only 30 months to do it! We have become the 21st team in the world to achieve the 10 billion credits milestone! Sunday, November 4th, 2012 will be a day that Overclock.net will never forget!
It’s time to celebrate this outstanding milestone!
The Overclock.net BOINC Team has come a very long way. Its first official thread was back in September 5th, 2009
and the team became official on May 20th, 2010. Since then, the team has gone on to become one of the world’s most dominant BOINC teams and currently stands at 21st in the world, days away from becoming 20th overall.
One of the team’s first major documented milestones was the achievement of 2 million credits in one day on June 26th, 2010
. Today, the team is capable of earning more than 20x that amount in a day.
The team’s first major ranking celebration came on July 28th, 2010
where we became a top 100 team in the world.
On August 25th, 2010
, an idea was sparked. A BOINC marathon needs a name, but what should it be. Zodac, a Folding@Home Editor at the time, ran a poll on what the monthly BOINC event should be named. Of the names suggested by OCN members, “BOINCers Gone Bonkers” won with 50% of the overall vote. This was the beginning of something amazing.
The inaugural BOINCers Gone Bonkers event ran from September 19th, 2010 to September 21st, 2010
. Lots of prizes were donated to this event including DDR2 memory, processors, graphics cards, hard drives, motherboards and much more. 48 members competed in this event, and collectively earned a grand total of 12,980,427 credits
The team achieved its first billion credits on December 12th, 2010
proving to the world that this relatively new team was a real competitor for the top position in the world.
Just one week after that, on September 19th, 2010
, the team became a top 50 team in the world!
The 2011 BOINC Pentathlon ran from May 5th, 2011 to May 19th, 2011
and saw the team place 21st overall. Not bad for the first time of a team that wasn’t even one year old yet.
On May 31st, 2011
, the team marked the 1 billion credits in a single project milestone with the now retired project DNETC@Home.
On March 7th, 2012
, the team celebrated its biggest milestone yet, earning 5 billion total credits.
The 2012 BOINC Pentathlon ran ffrom May 5th 2012 to May 18th, 2012
and saw the team place 10th overall (11 places better than the previous year) proving once again that this team is a force to be reckoned with.
On July 31st, 2012
, we celebrated a major member milestone with DarkRyder becoming the first member of Team Overclock.net to achieve 1 billion credits and he is well on his way to earning 2 billion credits within the first half of 2013.
And now, on November 4th, 2012, the Overclock.net BOINC Team has achieved 10 billion credits and shows no signs of slowing down. What will the future hold for this powerful team?