That said, I want to report on the state of the CC preparations. Others involved have been good about reaching out, even though we have declined participation this year (Zodac from OCN, Adak from Overclockers.)
The remaining teams and their Captains/Co-Captains are still trying to pull things together for another CC.
One change to report will affect all future CCs after this one. The other teams are in favor of moving the start date to April beginning next year for more favorable (and equal) weather conditions around the globe.
two brackets, unlimited (straight points race), and a handicap bracket. The handicap basis point score for each team would be taken directly from their average day in the CC, last year.
If you believe it favors smaller teams a bit too much, then give each team a 50% penalty for the *increase* - sounds diabolical, but it cuts down on the advantage of the smaller teams percentage being a smaller quantity, compared to the same percentage increase, in a larger team.
(I'm not sure this is needed since the smaller teams will undoubtedly be in the handicap bracket, and the larger teams will be in the unlimited bracket.)
It's fair, it handles any problem of teams merging (like NCIX and HWC last year), and has a leveling effect on the competition.
Points in this format would be:
race points earned = total FAH pts.
race points earned = total FAH pts - average days total FAH pts taken from last years CC.
Teams that are new to the CC and racing for the first time need a simple tweak to the points formula:
race points earned = total FAH pts - team daily average for the last six months.
It's important to remember in the midst of all this, that this is just a FUN race. It's not life or death -- it's more important than that! I don't need rules about EVGA having contests during the race, or any team "timing" work units so they score the most points, etc.
It's a race!
I don't care if EVGA wants to set their britches afire, and run around the park - if it helps them fold, then it's a win -- for Folding@Home. Maybe EVGA will get some time on a super computer -- Go EVGA! You time your work units, and I'll time mine.
It's a race!! http://www.overclockers.com/forums/show ... ost7139245
Mind you this is not even close to being the final system, just the latest proposal. They wanted us to know what was being discussed in the event we have a change of heart about racing, this year or in the future. If you have any opinions you wish to have heard, I will share them in the Captain's forum.