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2011 Chimp Challenge has started!!!

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  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Official 2011 Chimp Challenge Rules:


    1. Each team will fold for the duration of the contest.
    A "Chimp Points" system will be used to determine the placings.
    The total points of each parent team is taken from the months of October 2010 to February 2011.
    One-tenth of a percent (0.1%) of the respective team's 5-month total will be the points required to earn one (1) Chimp Point.
    The team with the most Chimp Points earned at the finish time/date will be declared the winner.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    0 Team Name 5 Month PPD Average Points needed for 1 Chimp Point
    1 EVGA 2,189,017,921 2,189,018
    2 Overclock.net 1,103,027,683 1,103,028
    3 Overclockers.com 687,521,160 687,521
    4 Maximum PC Magazine 598,691,922 598,692
    5 TSC! Russia 740,887,400 740,887
    6 CustomPC & BitTech 653,039,005 653,039
    7 Overclockers Australia 241,621,336 241,621
    8 TechPowerUp! 217,346,120 217,346
    9 Hardware Canucks Forum 232,244,119 301,917


    2. Start time for the contest is Thursday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
    The finish for the contest is Sunday, May 15th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).

    3. The victor gets to claim the lucky jaded monkey as the prize.
    Tales have been told of untold wealth and fame that comes with this.
    The victorious team is allowed to display in any honorary fashion the jaded monkey, the losing teams are forbidden to display it.
    The losing teams are bestowed the dreaded monkey's paw, which is said to be cursed.
    People have been known for have very bad luck with this paw!

    4. Team captains are as follows:
    OCF - Captain: David
    MaxPC - Captain: Full_Taoer
    OCAU - Captain: leroyxx
    OCN - Captain: zodac
    EVGA - Captain: Barbarossa17
    CPC & bit-tech - Captain: coolamasta
    Hardware Canuks - Captain: chriskwarren
    TSC! Russia - Captain: Hil
    TechPowerUp! - Captain: BUCK NASTY

    5. In the event of a close race, a Stanford daily_user_summary.txt file will be the official source for points information.

    6. Only team captains are allowed to make changes to rules and will be looking out for any "foul play".

    7. The official folding names are:
    OCF - T32monkeys
    MaxPC - maximum_monkey
    OCAU - Monkey_Bollocks
    OCN - OCNChimpin
    EVGA - EVGApes
    CPC & bit-tech - CustomBitChimps
    Hardware Canuks - Beavers_Gone_Bananas
    TSC! Russia - TSCh!mp
    TechPowerUp! - ChimPowerUp

    8. Have fun and keep it positive

    You can monitor our progress @ http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/chimp_challenge/2012/

    To fold for TechPowerUp!:
    *** Regardless of the client you are using, the team# is 50711 and the Username is ChimPowerUp.
    1) Download Fahtracker V2 or if you have a Radeon HD5xxx or newer, download & install FAHClient V7 then proceed to step 4 below. Either client will work with HD2xxx-HD4xxx, just not with the new core.
    2) Run the client and go to Setup and select Tracker Settings. Use Quick Team Select to choose TechpowerUp!. Enter ChimPowerUp in the name field. PM Bogmali, Oily17, msgclb, Texbill, or Buck Nasty for the SMP/-bigadv passkey(GPU only folding requires no passkey).

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    3)Under Client Settings, select the hardware you want to fold with. We will be more than happy to help you set up your client(s).

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    4)FAHClient V7 works with everything and on everything. Make sure your drivers are up to date. If you are setting up anything but a Radeon HD5xxx or newer, simply follow the Windows (FAH V7) Install Guide

    5)For Radeon HD5xxx or newer: Please read completly through this step before continuing. Folding on Radeon cards has been very frustrating due to their low PPD. FAHClient V7 introduces a new core, fahcore_16, for HD5xxx and newer Radeon cards. In order to get the client to request work units for this core, you must configure the GPU slot(s) as shown in this post. (that proceedure is needed if you install the GPU slot without the directions below) But, before you get there, install the client for anything but a GPU slot. SMP or uniprocessor recommended. Then add the GPU slot. Follow the instuctions here EXCEPT when you get to figure 5, before clicking on OK, click on Add under Extra slot options (expert only) and then type client-type in for the name and advanced for the value and then click OK and then OK. Repeat as necessary.The client will start automatically. Do not disable Crossfire! (if applicable)

    6) For those of you Folding on Radeon HD2xxx-HD4xxx, please add the following Environmental Variables to your system. It will increase the Folding client's PPD, and reduce the load on your CPU thereby increasing the PPD for the CPU client. These won't blow your computer up.
    Where:
    XP: Computer=>Properties=>Advanced=>Environmental Variables
    Win7: Computer=>Properties=>Advanced System Settings=>Environmental Variables
    What:
    BROOK_YIELD 2
    CAL_NO_FLUSH 1
    CAL_PRE_FLUSH 1
    FLUSH_INTERVAL 128

    FLUSH_INTERVAL can be set anywhere from 128 to 256. Lower number for stability, higher for greater PPD output. CHeck the load on your card (in CCC) and increase the number until the load's close to 100% and the load on the CPU is fairly low.
    Forum members have had success with settings betweeen 128 and 200


    Please post in the F@H Tech Assistance thread if you are having any issues.
     
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    All moved and trying to get setteled in, Don't think I will be up and running in time.:cry:
     
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    I thought for sure they were serious about changing the format this year!
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    It's not til May. Do you have any Graphics cards left?

    I just posted the old rules so we can remember the basic issues that we had. There is talk of changes, but we only have 4 of 9+ teams chatting right now. This should change in the coming weeks.
     
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    I should have an Nvidia card(or 3) by the time this comes around and will be folding for TPU.
     
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    May 5th is the day of one of my final exams, and the day Duke Nukem Forever comes out. I'll try my best to get everything set in motion to help out!
     
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    Woot, I'm in for it again!!!

    Always down for a good challange!
     
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    My 250K PPD will be in full force for this one;)
     
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    Any more news on this, updates to rules etc...

    I will make sure I have everything up and running for the challenge.

    NOTE: What about an average score for teams instead of total points each day (PPD divided by number of active members on the team).
    Would give the smaller teams a better chance, than trying to compete with teams with 100's of members.
    Would give teams a bigger incentive to get all their active members involved in the challenge, anyway just throwing the idea out there.
     
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    Hopefully by the time this gets started I'll have my 2600k back :(

    Mainboard took a hard dive.... :(
     
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    IIRC this is one of the categories that the committee is working on. TBH no one will have the firepower (or manpower) to topple an EVGA or OCN team unless they are also sponsored. The [H]orde would probably come close if they ever get their act together:shadedshu If they categorize by number of team members (active) or something to that nature, they might get more participation and turn out. My $.02;)
     
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    Taken from an other forum (yesterday ... Hamster SS Army Group 7 has invaded NCIX headquarters in an apparent coup d'eta...in short the Canucks are making an alliance with their hardware sponsor. OK one less team to compete against.
     
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    I've known about that for a while now:p

    There is a lot of mixed emotions over at HWC because they will all fold for NCIX and worried about there lead on us:laugh: slimming down once the challenge starts.
     
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    Some very interesting development (and revelation) between HWC and NCIX folding at this years CC. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...cix-hwc-fold-under-team-ncix-banner-year.html

    And finally someone admitted to this:

    :shadedshu
     
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    Good ol' Chris K. I will make sure that the Captian's know how large of a PPD change this will be for the CC. If it's legal, so be it. If it's not legal or borderline, they need to understand that we are talking about 1M+ ppd swinging to NCIX's favor. Just dirty pool IMO!:shadedshu
     
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    My question is did you guys know of it last year? He claims that some but obviously not everyone. I guess it did not matter cause it was widespread (people jumping ship once the challenge started).
     
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    Sorta known, but was not considered to be an important issue last year. This year it looks like the winner will be based on growth above your PPD average, so we definitely want this unholy union considered.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    What do you guy's think about the length of time for the CC to run?

    A = 7 days
    B = 10 days
    C = 14 days

    What say you???
     
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    Hey can someone link to a page to set this up and explain how this works. I'd love to help TPU with this, because my current system would pull good numbers no?
     
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    Yes, your CPU would pull great numbers. There is no link as of yet, because we are still working out the rules/details.

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    I meant, the installer.
     

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