# The Official Chimp Challenge 2012, May 15th-25th

Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, May 2, 2012.

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Official 2012 Chimp Challenge Rules:

Start time for the contest is Tuesday, May 15th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
The finish for the contest is Friday, May 25th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).

1. Each team will fold for 10 days solid for the duration of the contest.

A "Chimp Points" system will be used to determine the placings as follows:
Points system:

• There will be three categories - Points, Growth and Conversion:

Points are the # of millions each team produces (120,000,000 is 120 points).
Growth is based off of last year's CC production (essentially, the handicap system we used last year).
Conversion is the amount of points made by the team by their CC user (so monkey_bollocks points/OCAU points*100).

• Each category will be "normalised" as follows:
Example numbers

Team A - 120
Team B - 84
Team C - 47
Team D - 103

We take the range (max-min, which = 73). We then use this formula = (points*100/range).

So the scores become:

Team A - 164.4
Team B - 115.1
Team C - 64.4
Team D - 141.1

Finally, we subtract the lowest score (64.4) from all teams, to bring the points into a 10-110 range (10 for lowest team, 110 for highest team):

Team A = 110
Team B = 50.7
Team C = 10
Team D = 76.7

• We add up the totals for each category, and the team with the most points across all three categories wins.

2. Start time for the contest is Tuesday, May 15th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
The finish for the contest is Friday, May 25th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)
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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 and Vice Captains are as follows:
OCF - Captain: David
OCAU - Captain: leroyxx/RETARD/BlueRaven
OCN - Captain: zodac/sweffymo
EVGA - Captain: Drougnor/Xavier Zepherious/Devdog51
CPC & bit-tech - Captain: coolamasta
Hardware Canuks - Captain: chriskwarren/3.0 Charlie
TSC! Russia - Captain: [kane]Enforce/BOSUN
Tech Power Up - Captain: BUCK NASTY/Bogmali

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". We should not do anything that hurts the folding project. This includes but is not limited to, priming WUs and installing clients on machines without proper permission.

7. The official folding names are:
OCF - T32monkeys
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: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).

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).

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

Please post in the F@H Tech Assistance thread if you are having any issues.

Last edited: May 21, 2012
2. ### BUCK NASTYF@H Mod & 4P EnthusiustStaff Member

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Still a work in progress, but the thread is OPEN!

3. ### bogmaliModeratorStaff Member

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Requested some front page love for everyone to see

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4. ### erockerSenior ModeratorStaff Member

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I may as well get in on it. What client should I use for a 7970?

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5. ### bogmaliModeratorStaff Member

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FAHTracker V2 I think, BUCK has a link up top.

6. ### Jstn7477

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I thought ATI 2xxx-4xxx (AMD CAL) cards were no longer getting WUs? I was unable to get any work on my 3850 AGP a few weeks ago when it worked fine in late 2010.

7. ### BUCK NASTYF@H Mod & 4P EnthusiustStaff Member

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Fixed. I copied the instructions from last years CC post. Sorry for the confusion.

8. ### thebluebumblebee

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You have to use Client V7

9. ### lauri_hoefs

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It seems I got my rig back on-line nicely just in time

Are new passkeys required, or are the ones from last year still valid?

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^^ Same passkey.

11. ### brandonwh64Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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You can do this on CPU's too right?

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Yes. The more threads, the better.

13. ### theoneandonlymrk

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deffinately the V7 client as its the one that will pass you x16 WU's (the ones that work well on AMD) , new version of V7 detects Amd cards automatically, that might not be the case with a 7970 in which case add client type advanced and your off dont use gpu tracker or any older client as you wont get x16 WU's

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Anybody needing the passkey, msg me & I will send it to you.

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I have 2 X 7970's folding now. I use the latest V7 client & have had no problems with it @ all.

16. ### theonedubhabe fidem

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Its going to be one HOT CC, but if the team is in, I am too.

17. ### jasper1605

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Things I can contribute:
i5-750
PS3

The i5 and 5850 are on the same rig (sys spec) so should I use the v7 and allow cpu and gpu folding or just one or the other?

and ps3 i'm assuming just switch over the name and team number on the folding program on that?

18. ### theonedubhabe fidem

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It will take 1 core for the AMD card to stay saturated with work, so if you run SMP and GPU you should limit the SMP to three of the 4 threads on the 750.

As far as the PS3, what you wrote is all you need to change. Careful with it if its a phat model though!

19. ### Jstn7477

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Considering participating this year with my farm. Should be easy to make the switch now that I have TeamViewer installed across my PCs.

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20. ### brandonwh64Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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I need the passkey, I have my 2600K and 560TI folding as we speak but will switch over once the competition starts

21. ### bogmaliModeratorStaff Member

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Passkey is only needed for SMP folding (CPU type).

YHPM

22. ### brandonwh64Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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OK cool!

23. ### BUCK NASTYF@H Mod & 4P EnthusiustStaff Member

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Just let me know if you would like me to "remote in" to your rigs with Teamviewer. I could apply a few optimizations and tweaks if you like.

24. ### Jstn7477

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What optimizations exactly? Is there something else besides "client-type" "advanced" I need to put in F@H v7 clients? I fold on all the GPUs listed in my sig.

25. ### theoneandonlymrk

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PUSH that OC (just turn ya fans to takeoff mode)
learn mucho guitaro
maybe a bit of keyboard like ive oft said, for ten days
if ya get ancy get drunk
ya can probably surf and TPU (but turn Gpu render off in options)
can ya fold on android??
is their no way of strapping my head to it yet, tut
but dont game on the Rig, its 10 days

CC time