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Official 2010 Chimp Challenge Thread

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Join TechPowerUp! for this years F@H Chimp Challenge

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    The Chimp Challenge is a prestigious competition between the most powerful Folding @ Home teams in the world. This yearly contest includes teams such as EVGA, OCN, OCForums, and Hardware Canucks among others. TechPowerUp! is honored to be included in this years competition. Staying within the theme of the contest, we have chosen ChimPowerUp as out team name. Our team must fold under this username for the points to count towards the contest. If you are not folding currently, I ask that you consider trying it, if only for the duration of the contest. We need to throw all the firepower we have towards this contest. If you are unfamiliar with F@H and would like assistance, please visit the Tech Assistance thread below. Thank you for viewing this thread and for supporting TechPowerUp!

    Chimp Challenge Tech Assistance Thread


    2010 Chimp Challenge stats page



    Public Rules:


    • Points Goal: 20,000,000
    • Start Time: Wednesday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
    • The Prize: The victor gets to claim the lucky jaded monkey. The losing teams are forbidden to display it.


    You can fold the following hardware:


    CPU
    • Any CPU can run the Uniprocessor Client, but the big points are with the quads running SMP2
    • Core i7's run a special 8-threaded client under VMWare that produces incredible results.

    GPU

    • Nvidia cards from 8xxx series up to GTX 2xx can run GPU2 with great results. No current support for GTX4xx.
    • ATI cards from HD2xxx up to HD5xxx can run GPU2 with decent result(this will improve in the future).


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    0 Competing Teams User Name Team Captains
    1 OCF T32monkeys harlam357
    2 MaxPC maximum_monkey gsmitheman
    3 OCAU Monkey_Bollocks leroyxx
    4 OCN OCNChimpin mortimersnerd
    5 EVGA EVGApes l337h4l
    6 Custom PC & Bit Tech CustomBitChimps coolmasta
    7 Hardware Canucks Beavers_Gone_Bananas chriskwarren
    8 TSC! Russia TSCh!mp Hil
    9 TechPowerUp! ChimPowerUp BUCK NASTY


    :toast:
    Last edited: May 1, 2010
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  2. hertz9753

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    What happens to the points if somebody starts folding before the start time.(thinking about work schedule)
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    The points don't count towards the 20 million, but no harm is done
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    I'll be taking a WCG break, and upping my production for the contest. Electricity costs have forced me to running only part time, but I'll take the hit on the bill for the length of the contest at least.

    Just to add, If somebody wants to lend me a triple channel DDR3 kit, I can get my 980X on -bigadv for the contest. :D
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  5. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    My final exam is on May 11th, at which point I am going to zerg rush home (5 hour drive...), and boot up my computer that is unused and put the HD 4850 to work. It won't be much, but I hope it helps you guys out.
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  6. bogmali

    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    PM me your address and I will send them to you. As long as you take care of my babies we're fine;)

    They're my Mushkin Ridgebacks on my F/S thread if you're wondering.
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Buck can you PM a daily total of our points? I will make a graph of our progress at the end of each day.
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    duuuuuudes!

    im in, i got a i7 that crunches 16 hours a day +-

    and a gtx-260 in a few day, would that be good?

    do i just change the team name to chimpowerup instead of tpu in the boinc thingie?
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  9. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Either EOC or HWC will host the points for the contest. I'll check on the feed.
    It's a little more involved than WCG and you'll need a separate client, but we can walk you through it. We will be setting up a lot of rigs this weekend in preparation for the contest start on the 5th.
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    I was just kidding bog. I wouldn't want anything to happen to anyone's ram. I have terrible luck, and knowing that, they'd probably end up fried for some reason. lol.

    I really appreciate it tho. That's about the most awesome offer I've seen here.
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    cool then will yo make a seperate thread about it or will it be in this one?
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I agree, Bogmali is awesome and TPU is fortunate to have him!

    It will be a separate thread like WCG has. We need all the attention we can get on this one.;)
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    what about the passkey?
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    I posted this over in the WCG thread:

    'I can lend 3 i7's (leave two for WCG). One of them has a X1650 and another one has a 8400GS. I know our WCG numbers are going to go down for a bit with some crunchers helping our folders; but it is for a good cause and that is what we are all about:toast:"

    Heath
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    I am basically going to try and usurp control over all computers in my apartment come May 5, 2 GTX 260's, 1 8800 GTS 512MB, 1 Phenom II 955 Quad, PS3, and 3 dual core AMD's at about 2.9 Ghz.

    I need help with two things. I have no idea what bigadv is or how to use it or if I am already using it. I think I am sure how to setup 1 computer to run 2 clients or more, but I may PM or post for help if I run into problems.
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    PM me;)


    Based on the hardware listing that you posted, you're not running bigadv and do not meet the minimum requirements. 8 Core CPU is the minimum but the i7 9XXX and 8XXX series do qualify due to their hyperthreaded functions.
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    Note: The username is case sensitive.

    For those who are coming to give us a hand, thanks:cool:, but please don't wait until the last minute to setup the F@H client(s), especially SMP and -bigadv.
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    Amen...and to caveat this, if you have an i7 rig that you wish to use to help us and you've never setup SMP before to fold the bigadv WUs PM either myself, BUCK, Msgclb, and El Fiendo for assistance in setting it up;)
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    Im thinking about moving my i7 over (see system specs). is my best option SMP -7 and running both 275s with the GPU2 Client?
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    Is this right? I don't run -bigadv, but I do run the A3 cores. As a team we need 8 out of 10 A3 cores to be completed on time, so the guys running the -bigadv can recieve their big WU.:confused:
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    In your case since you have more than 6GB RAM, you can fold -bigadv WU's (SMP-7) and GPU2 for the 275's;)

    BUCK has an i7 860 folding -bigadv WU while I have one folding SMP-8 cause I only have 4GB RAM.
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    The passkey that I sent out has folded the 10 A3 requirements. Between me and Msgclb we probably did like 12-16 A3 WUs so we did more than enough;)
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    Should I just follow the guide on Stanford's site for setting up SMP2 on the X4 955? Or is there some other guide I should follow? nVidia GPU2 is easy, I've done that a lot, so I'm set there :)
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    What a weird time to start. That is the time that Stanford starts the stats updating and so any stats that you pull at that time may be as much as 2 hours old. IMHO, a better time would be 13:00. For instance, it is 11:20 as I write this and the Stanford stats show:
    It will most likely stay that way until the stats are updated.

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