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Criteria for getting name into mag

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Frank_Kehoe, 22 Sep 2010.

  1. Frank_Kehoe

    Frank_Kehoe Folder

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    Is 20,000 points enough for getting your name into the magazine.
    20,000 points can be achieved in just over 2 days with a GTX260 and well under 2 days with the new GTX460. Maybe the points should be increased to 200,000, at least that would be a more significant achievement these days.
     
  2. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    You're probably right - given the improvement in hardware over recent years, 20k is not what it used to be in terms of 'effort'.

    However, I'm sure there'll be a number of people still working on older hardware and running single clients, and maybe only for a few hours a day, so it could still take them a while to achieve the milestone ......
     
  3. Gareth24

    Gareth24 Folding = vdubs

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    I agree maybe start at say 100,000...
     
  4. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    We have looked at increasing the starting milestone in the past (and it's always open to discussion). However, the last time we discussed this it was felt that it needed to be a relatively easy to achieve number, to encourage new folders to join the team.
     
  5. Tesla effect

    Tesla effect AKA ZombieKiller1

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    Who actually reads that page intently apart from folding noobs (& Frank_Kehoe :lol:). Seriously though if it encourages people at the very low rung seeing their name climb then it can't be a bad thing. Let's be honest once you really get bitten by the bug the uber folder's stats are easily viewed in Extreme Overclocking Folding stats.
     
  6. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Congrats on getting the editors job James.
    Sorry off topic i know.
     
  7. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    I think the starting milestone should stay as it is. Quite clearly not everyone either wants or is able to deploy serious computer resources for long periods of time on FAH duties.

    Everone even those with a single core processor should be encouraged to start and hopefully add to the science.

    The real issue seems to be how to maintain peoples' interest (only 6.5% of our team are currently active) and this is where CPC obviously has a major role to play.

    It was good to see more Folding content in the Nov issue - well done James.
     
  8. chin913

    chin913 忍び So say we all

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    Deffo me there with the older hardware . Regardless of the ppd I reckon every one who folds on there pc weather it be a few hours or 24/7 all deserve a pat on the back.It could be the the unknown guy with the single core CPU who's pc is the one that finds the cure ... Fold on .......:rock:
     
  9. NickCPC

    NickCPC Minimodder

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    Was not aware of this! Need to get the latest issue. Where is Alex going??

    Well done James too though! :thumb:
     
  10. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    Sabatical as far as I know. He'll be back.
     
  11. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Cheers Nick. Alex is on secondment within Dennis for a few months (potentially permanently) setting up a new department making iPhone/iPad/electronic publishing apps.
     
  12. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Personally I would rather see (in very small print) a list of everyone name and rank in the team with a green number marking places climbed and red places dropped. Might take a few pages but you could always cut it at top 1000 say or highlight big movers. After all quite a few people below the top 200 fold on a daily basis.

    Personally I'm one of those who fold in spare cycles on an athlon 6000 x2 and an HD4870. I can get 10k a month if I focus on folding. Normally Im lucky to get more than 5k a month.
     
  13. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Possibly the above, maybe source info from http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_list.php?s=&t=35947. Exclude Folders that haven't earned points in a couple weeks. In the top 100, 24 users are inactive!

    Maybe a top 100 of the active folk and a second chart for us big movers! (Apparently in the next 3 months I will overtake ~300 users in the team! And I still haven't got any of my dual xeons going)
     
  14. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Javaman, as i read your first line i thought you were refering to the CPC team rank ie James has now moved up a place (green arrow). :D
     
  15. r3loaded

    r3loaded Minimodder

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    Another vote for "active folders" here. I might only put out around 4000 PPD, but I'm running it almost 24/7.
     

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