Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Feb 1, 2011.
10 days would be nice
I agree, 10 days at max in May is enough.
I'll be switching my crunching rig over to F@h for the challenge. C2D E8500 @ 3.8 GHz and HD4850 @ 680 MHz core/1050 MHz memory. It's not a ton, but it's all I have. Hopefully every little bit will help. Some other WCG team members can probably switch some dedicated crunchers over to F@h also.
Simple as pie to set up.
Have you ever made a pie? Pie is tough! Fah tracker is more like those instant cookies you buy.
Considering how hot my apartment got last year at that time I'd concur with 10 days.
10 days is pretty good. The new v7 client is great, should make it easy for people to get their systems setup.
7 days. I get dirty looks heating the house up like that.
What is this v7 client?
It's the new Folding client -
This is a rough draft of the points structure for this years Chimp Challenge.
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.
[table]Team Name| 5 Month PPD Average | Points needed for 1 Chimp Point
EVGA | 2,189,017,921 | 2,189,018
Overclock.net | 1,103,027,683 | 1,103,028
Overclockers.com | 687,521,160 | 687,521
Maximum PC Magazine | 598,691,922 | 598,692
TSC! Russia | 740,887,400 | 740,887
CustomPC & BitTech | 653,039,005 | 653,039
Overclockers Australia | 241,621,336 | 241,621
TechPowerUp! | 217,346,120 |217,346
Hardware Canucks Forum | 232,244,119 | 232,244 [/TABLE]
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).
So pretty much, in order to win all we need to do is have more people Fold than we usually do? Sounds easy. Still, that means EVGA has a massive advantage, as they have a larger community, and thus can recruit more people to fold for them.
This greatly levels the playing field. I think we have a good chance to at least come in top 3. I would love for TPU! to capture the jaded monkey
I think this is a great idea. Yes, EVGA can pull more people, but also remember that because EVGA has to have more points to equal 1 Chimp Point, one person we can get to fold is more effective than one they can get to fold.
Rules are official. OP has been updated. Gentlemen, get ready to start your err....programmable machine designed to sequentially and automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations(computers)!!!!
Ok seeing that there is a HWC team and no NCIX, how is the committee capturing the boost in points when these two combine?
Can we get a post in the WCG forum to make sure they come through for the CC?
I don't have much fire power but i will be folding with what i do have.
This is the answer I got. I don't like it, but I'm not gonna beat a dead horse. We just have to do the best we can and take pride in the fact that we had no help from external influences. There will always be people that exploit loopholes in the rules, but TPU can be assured that we put up a honest & fair fight.
"It wouldn't make too much of a difference"
Whoever you're quoting on that Cap is apparently "out of touch" and does not follow the teams closely:shadedshu
Well, that loophole will be exploited and I just know it
We will just have to play by the rules
I will add my current rig when contest starts. can you use 2 gpus at one time?
Yes you can. I ran a GTX295 and a GTS250 at once.
IIRC, neither FAHTracker nor F@H client 7 handles an ATI card on GPU 1 very well. Therefore, I'm going to point you to the "old" GPU2 console client.
Yes you can, but getting 2 ATI cards to Fold on the same system can be problematic. Please don't wait until Chimp starts to configure your system. This thread talks about how to Fold on ATI cards. Make sure that you use the Environmental Variables. You can use this guide to help with setting up GPU 0 and GPU 1. Basically, you have to set up 2 folders and 2 shortcuts to get it to work.
Hey there fellow folders,
Just dropping on by to say gidday.
I'll just leave this here OCAU Smack talk thread
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