BGB6 is over! Despite any prizes being awarded, the members that signed up combined for 13,090,447 points over the 48 hour period. Our top 3 were:
What is this "BOINCers Gone Bonkers"?
Similar to the Foldathons; this is a 48-hour period 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
It's also a great time to take a break from gaming to increase your credits. Plus, it raises awareness for BOINC and distributed computing as a whole. Getting word out is crucial for the long term stability and success of our rising BOINC team, and we hope to get some new long term BOINCers in the process.
My computer is quite old, would it still be worthwhile to participate?
Yes. Unlike Folding@Home, BOINC has many many projects and applications. The eOn project has work units that are very small and usually finish in under 30 minutes on an older 1.8GHz AMD Athlon laptop (as of December 2010). Some projects have large work units, such as Aqua@Home with their multithreaded work units that can easily takes almost 40 hours running on all 4 cores of an Q8200 @ 2.5GHz (as of March 2011). If you need assistance on choosing a project for an older computer, start a new thread or post in this thread and we will help you out in choosing the right projects for you.
When will the event be taking place on?
It begins on April 19th at 12pm Eastern Time and ends on April 21st at 12pm Eastern Time.
How do I take part?
You can use this guide to install the BOINC Project manager, and choose the projects that you would like to crunch units for. You may also use this guide to use BOINC exclusively on your Graphics card(s).
A list of all Projects can be found here, while the best Projects for your CPU or GPU are listed here.
We run a monthly thing called the Projects of The Month where we take the 3 projects that we are not performing well in (in terms of ranking) and attempt to increase our ranking in them. Check that out and consider running those if you are still not sure what to run.
Also remember to join team Overclock.net for each project that you attach to in the BOINC Manager.
Want to donate a prize for BGB6?
Here is the guideline:
*You MUST cover the shipping costs if shipping within your country of residence.
*Send a Private Message (PM) to me with the item that you wish to donate and pics of the item(s) (if possible) or link to the item on the web (if possible)
How can i be eligible for a prize
Beginning with BGB5, a minimum of 1,000 credit crunched during the event period is required to be eligible to win a prize. As well, if you have won a prize in a previous BOINCers Gone Bonkers event, you are ineligible to win a prize for the next one (ie. if you won a prize in BGB5, you can't win a prize in BGB6).
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