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 Post subject: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Chimp Challenge 2011 Official Rules
What’s the TL/DR version? Seriously, I’ve got ADD.
What is this Chimp Challenge I’ve been hearing about?
So, what is the trophy?
What’s in it for the individual folders who participate?
Does anybody benefit from this, I mean, besides winning the Jade Monkey?
How did the Chimp Challenge get started?
Okay, I want to help bring the Jade Monkey home to MaxPC. What should I do?
My systems are cleaned and in prime condition. Now what?
When should I switch my clients over?
Where can I go to see the progress between the teams?
What else can I do once the race is under way?
What about Team Passkeys?


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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Chimp Challenge 2011 Official Rules

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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:
The total points of each parent 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.

EVGA -                                 2,189,017,921 5-month total     2,189,018 = 1 Chimp Point
Overclock.net -                    1,103,027,683 5-month total     1,103,028 = 1 Chimp Point
Overclockers.com -                 687,521,160 5-month total        687,521 = 1 Chimp Point
Maximum PC Magazine -      598,691,922 5-month total       598,692 = 1 Chimp Point
TSC! Russia -                           740,887,400 5-month total        740,887 = 1 Chimp Point
CustomPC & BitTech -              653,039,005 5-month total        653,039 = 1 Chimp Point
Overclockers Australia -           241,621,336 5-month total        241,621 = 1 Chimp Point
TechPowerUp! -                       217,346,120 5-month total        217,346 = 1 Chimp Point
Hardware Canucks Forum -       232,244,119 5-month total        301,917 = 1 Chimp Point *

* modified 5/88/2011 to adjust for folders from a non-CC team.


2. Start time for the contest is Thursday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7).
The finish for the contest is Sunday, May 15th 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 are as follows:
OCF - Captain: David
MaxPC - Captain: Full_Taoer
OCAU - Captain: leroyxx
OCN - Captain: zodac
EVGA - Captain: Barbarossa17
CPC & bit-tech - Captain: coolamasta
Hardware Canuks - Captain: chriskwarren
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
MaxPC - maximum_monkey
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


**EDIT - Rule #6 - added statement regarding not doing anything harmful to the F@H project**


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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What’s the TL/DR version? Seriously, I’ve got ADD.

Competition between some of the top teams in folding.

To participate, change your clients over before the start of the challenge.

Username - maximum_monkey (note all lowercase letters, the underscore, and the exact spelling are important)

Team # - 11108

Passkey – you can use your same passkey, but qualify it before the start of the challenge

Race start – May 5th (um, Cinco de Mayo :) ) at 12 noon Pacific time

Race end – May 15th at 12 noon Pacific time

Team with the most Chimp Points at the finish wins the right to display the Jade Monkey on their forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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What is this Chimp Challenge I’ve been hearing about?

Every year starting on May 5th, some of the top teams in the world compete in the ultimate folding gauntlet. Each team has adopted a monkey username that all of the participating folders of that team give their points to. The winner of the gauntlet is given the ceremonial trophy that has been in use since the first Chimp Challenge in 2006.


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So, what is the trophy?

The trophy is the honor of displaying the Jade Monkey on the winning team’s website. In the first challenge, the losing team was given the dreaded monkey paw, which was said to bring bad luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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What’s in it for the individual folders who participate?

Hello? The Jade Monkey trophy and the bragging rights that go along with it. You need more?


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Does anybody benefit from this, I mean, besides winning the Jade Monkey?

Of course. Stanford University benefits by folders putting idle systems into use, maximizing their points per day (PPD), and recruiting other folders for the challenge. By nature, monkey folders hate to lose and will do most anything allowed by Stanford to increase production to secure a victory. This means more science for the Folding@Home project.


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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How did the Chimp Challenge get started?

You can read about that HERE.


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Okay, I want to help bring the Jade Monkey home to MaxPC. What should I do?

You can start now by making sure your system(s) are in top working order:
Clean your heatsinks, fans, and case vents/filters. You’ve been putting it off for too long now, admit it. Just for fun, post pics of your dust bunnies.

Make upgrades if you’ve been thinking about it. The time to switch out a piece of hardware isn’t during the challenge. Give yourself some time to take care of gremlins that can come with installing new hardware.

Take care of updates well ahead of the start. Windows, drivers for the motherboard & GPU’s, and F@H clients & cores. Give yourself enough time to roll back to earlier drivers if the new ones cause problems.

Extra credit: Try that OC you’ve been thinking about. Do it now, if you’re gonna. Just like the new hardware, the time to play around isn’t after the starting gun has fired. If you want to help, your rigs need to be stable. There’s not much worse than a folder being down for 7 hours while you were at school/work because it BSOD’d from an unstable OC. Sure, test it with Prime95 and MemTest88. Once you think it is stable, give it some folding time. It never seems to fail that what you were able to max out with the tests won’t hold up to folding torture.

Extra extra credit: Do the picky little things, like connecting to your modem/router with Cat5 rather than relying on a wireless connection, especially if you are a –bigadv folder. The faster connection speeds will decrease the download/upload time and get you back to folding quicker, which means higher PPD.

Mega extra credit: Configure your clients to start as a service or create a task to restart them in case a power glitch causes a reset. This could salvage some folding time that would have otherwise been lost.

There is a personal upside to doing all of this work. After the challenge, you’ll have your systems in top shape for folding under your own username.


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My systems are cleaned and in prime condition. Now what?

If you are running SMP, including –bigadv, you need a passkey to get the bonuses.

You can use your usual passkey, if you want. Some people prefer to get another passkey from Stanford through a second e-mail account (if you use the e-mail account you first used, they will re-send you the same key.)

Since we all use the same username for the challenge, maximum_monkey, you need to qualify the passkey for that username.

If you participated last year and qualified your passkey then, it will still be qualified this year.

If this is the first time you have qualified the passkey for maximum_monkey, you must fold 10 A3 or A5 work units (WUs) before bonuses kick in. You must also complete those WUs within the deadlines and maintain a completion rate of 80%.

Don’t worry, your passkey will still be qualified for your username, too.


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When should I switch my clients over?

Once your passkey is qualified, it is best to switch your clients to maximum_monkey before the start of the race.

We don’t want to ramp up starting at noon on May 5th. We want to be at full production.

SMP and bigadv clients should be switched over a day or more in advance, while the GPU clients could be switched over a few hours before.


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Where can I go to see the progress between the teams?

Hardware Canucks will be hosting the official charts again this year.
Chimp Challenge 2011 Stats Page

A backup stats site will be used in the event the HWC stats are not available.
Link coming soon


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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What else can I do once the race is under way?

Poo flinging, anyone? Check out the MaxPC Smack Talk thread!

HERE


The other teams have threads up, also. Check them out (may require registration).

Smack talk is a tradition of the Chimp Challenge. Flaming and/or trolling in the other teams' forums will not be welcome, just as it is not tolerated here. Remember, you are guests there.

OCN
Chimp Challenge thread

EVGA
Chimp Challenge thread

Hardware Canucks
Chimp Challenge thread

Custom PC & bit-tech
Smack Talk thread

Overclockers Australia (OCAU)
Chimp Challenge thread
Smack Talk thread

Overclockers Forum (OCF)
Smack Talk thread

techPowerUp!
Chimp Challenge thread

TSC! Russia
Google-translated Chimp Challenge thread
Basic English Folding Forum thread


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What about Team Passkeys?

You'll find more info about that in the Private Clubhouse. Non-members do not have access to this.

Chimp Challenge 2011 Team Passkey FAQ


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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Excellent work Full. I'm impressed.


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When do you want me to start the trash talking thread (where everyone chats politely, except me)?


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Spider Monkey wrote:
Excellent work Full. I'm impressed.


Thank you.

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When do you want me to start the trash talking thread (where everyone chats politely, except me)?


Your call, but I say let's pump this thing! When it's up, I'll add the link to this FAQ.


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Full_Taoer wrote:
Maximum PC Magazine - 598,691,922 5-month total 598,692 = 1 Chimp Point
For those who may not have been following. The points values listing in the 2nd post is new this year. In the past it had been purely based on folding to a certain number of stanford awarded points. Look at EVGAs numbers and you'll see why they won.

This year, the team "captains" got together and came up with this new system of pro-rated points. It's much more in the spirit of the CC, in that it means the team that is able to move the higher percentage of it's overall power into the challenge will win. I think this gives us at MaxPC a decent advantage. Things I have seen happen on this team in the past years is a huge reflection of how well we pull together when it needs to happen. We need our monkey back, so MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Full_Taoer wrote:
Maximum PC Magazine - 598,691,922 5-month total 598,692 = 1 Chimp Point
I should be good for just shy of 2 CP myself.

Let's show the rest of the world what the maximum_monkeys can do! ....and yes, let's fling some poo!
Full_Taoer wrote:
Does anybody benefit from this, I mean, besides winning the Jade Monkey?
answered that question in the post above it:
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What’s in it for the individual folders who participate?

Hello? The Jade Monkey trophy and the bragging rights that go along with it. You need more?

We get the monkey back. That is all. ***MAKE IT HAPPEN!***


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 Post subject: Re: Chimp Challenge 2011 FAQ
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Very nice work on Chimp Challenge FAQ 2011, Full_Taoer! Not even I could goof up. LOL


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