Hi Guys, Final Rules are below for this year 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). 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: Hil Tech Power Up - 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". 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 Tech Power Up - ChimPowerUp 8. Have fun and keep it positive. For all the existing participants its the same username and passkey as last year For all the new participants the details are below, please Email me for the passkey on - coolamasta [AT] rob2k.co.uk Username: CustomBitChimps Team: 35947 Passkey: Email me STATS PAGE IS HERE Also for anyone who doesn't know what the Chimps Challenge is all about - Its a bit of friendly competition between all the big folding teams which was originally set up by Maximum PC a few years ago, it brings out the competitiveness between the teams and also generates a bit more awareness to the world about the Folding@Home project. The challenge is all about producing as many points as we possibly can from our hardware in the quickest possible time starting on a specific date & time. For 2009 & 2010 it was a race to 20,000,000 points and last year we had to collect Chimp Points which will be used to determine the placings as follows: The total points of each 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 end of the 10 days will be declared the winner. Its great fun pushing your hardware to its limits and rushing round to your Nans house to install FAH client on her Pentium 4 just for those extra couple hundred PPD, people have also looked into folding on their toaster lol, plus having some friendly competitive banter between teams is always a laugh and most importantly it gives a great bonus towards the main point of all this - the science and its benefits for curing world diseases! Last years thread is here if you want a read - http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=202854 Cheers, Rob.