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Chimps Challenge 2011

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Christopher N. Lew, 28 Jan 2011.

  1. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    On the assumption that we will be invited to take part in the Chimps Challenge this year, is it too early to think about recruiting for the team?

    To get a piece in the magazine probably needs a bit of forethought, and as the challenge starts in early May, we need a piece in the issue that actually comes out in April (even though it will be called by a later month's name). And if CPC reviews new graphics cards, a mention of folding and the Challenge in that review may help.

    There have been lots of newcomers to the team in recent months, getting high scores, who may like to join in. If you've looked at the team statistics and wondered who CPChimps and CustomBitChimps were, and why they stopped at 20,000,000 points, those are our previous challenge names.

    The Chimps challenge is basically a race between top teams, all starting at the same time, toward a set number of points (last year it was twenty million). All the participants in each team switch to folding under the same name and team number (and for SMP, the same passkey). In our first year (2009) we made a heroic effort to turn defeat into a moral victory. In 2010 a last minute dash helped us overtake maximum_monkey to take fifth place; monkey_bollocks were the heroic last place holders. The reality is that we are most unlikely to be the winners, as some other teams will have far more people and machines, but we take part in good faith (with no bribery, prizes, or sabotage) and with a commitment to seeing it through to the end.

    Last year's stats are available here and googling 'Chimps Challenge' will bring up all the forum posts from ourselves and other teams, so you can see what to expect.
     
  2. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    Blimey, can't believe how fast some were!
     
  3. Matticus

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    I might get my i5 folding for you this year. I think it might be worth creating an idiots guide closer to the time to get people up and running as soon as possible.
     
  4. fir3x

    fir3x fir3x

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    Hey with the agreement of my boss i think i can rope in all our hardware at work with the current systems to help you.
     
  5. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    That would be pretty awesome!
     
  6. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    Maybe I'll put a folding machine together for the challenge
     
  7. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Ahh the challenge.

    I'll see what more kit I can muster for it.

    I'll get writing
     
  8. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    I would definitely be up for this and would fold 24/7 for the duration. Should be able to generate >55K PPD without problem providing the pesky internet connection stays up (fell over for 4 hrs today) :grr:
     
  9. Taffy

    Taffy Folding for Margaret 17/3/2011 RIP

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    Will definately switch back on for the chimps challenge :thumb:
     
  10. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    I can get around 650kppd to add to this.

    Count me in.
     
  11. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I'd be happy to have a go, only 30k though :(
     
  12. holzj17

    holzj17 What's a Dremel?

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    sounds good! count me in.

    produce 45k-50k with my folding rig and can run 24/7
     
  13. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Every point counts - keep watching for more news.

    Spread the word. :rock:
     
  14. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Suposed I had better get the new avatar ready?

    :p
     
  15. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    May be able to temporarily setup another rig with i5 670 and GTX 480, GTX 580
    Main rig will be 920 with 8800GT.
    Should be worth a few points methinks :D
     
  16. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    I really need to up PPD
     
  17. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    would love to contribute to the challenge especially now I have new equipment in the shape of an intel 980x cpu,just need to get info on how to use more than one client and enable more than one core to get more ppd out of it,just completed my first big adv last night well chuffed
     
  18. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Your 980x would be most efficient when running a single SMP client crunching bigadv WUs G0UDG, of course you can run a couple of GPU clients alongside that for maximum points from one system.
     
  19. G0UDG

    G0UDG helping others costs nothing

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    yes im running gpu2 as well as smp
     

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