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 Post subject: OFFICIAL 2009 CHIMP CHALLENGE THREAD
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Well here we go with the official thread of the 2009 Chimp Challenge.

Just to give everyone a basic history of what has developed.... 3 years ago the Monkey Federation challenged a group of monkey's from overclockers to a race... this was all started by our good friend and chief instigator KingFish... many at MaximumPC folding jumped in as well as others on the opposing team to make it alot larger and more fun than it was originally intended. We won that race thanks to the support of our fellow folders here.

The next year turned out to be even larger and the amazing folders at overclockers worked hard and beat us to the finish line...

Then came last year... two other teams were invited to the party... the [H]orde and Overclockers Australia... needless to say it made it even more of a fun time and the wu's completed and the interest involved increased dramatically from all the teams... and guess what... through much hard work from many of our members MPC won the third challenge...

So there you have it... we're at 2-1 and looking to defend our title... there should be about twice as many teams this year...we're hoping for at least 8 teams to enter...

I haven't been able to contact KingFish as he has traditionally been our team captain... considering the size of the contest this year and the interest being generated on so many teams to get going we've had to start as soon as possible...

I have therefore made bigtoyota479 our team captain for the 2009 Chimp Challenge. His job is to take the basic rules and instruct the other teams so they have a chance to get these out to their respective folding members. He will contact the other teams and once they pick their captains all official dealings will be strictly through them and them alone.

I have also asked Gman to assist on our forums to keep everyone up to date and keep the drive alive. He has been invaluable to our team in keeping everyone informed and motivated during many contests in the past. Between the three of us (with assistance
from our amazing admins) we are working out all the details and rules for the upcoming challenge. Either myself or bigtoyota479 will post the basic rules tomorrow sometime once we finalize everything. After this I will place further announcements and official posts in the hands of the very capable team captain bigtoyota479 and gsmitheman.

One rule that I will announce now is where the finish line is located. Due to the immense folding capabilities of many of the teams that will be participating in the Chimp Challenge this year's total will be FIRST TO 20 MILLION POINTS. We've found in
the past that a contest running around 2 weeks is fantastic especially with several weeks notice as we're doing now.

Get ready for a drag race Team MPC.... thanks for everyone's interest and support in what has turned out to be an amazing contest for the folding world...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:45 pm 
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Here's a couple of tidbits regarding the upcoming Chimp Challenge '09.

First, the rules:

1. First team to accumulate 20,000,000 points from the start time wins.

2. Start time for the contest is Tuesday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time.

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 team is forbidden to display it. The losing team is 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: TBA

5. In the event of a close race, the Stanford site will be considered the official source for points information.

6. Only team captains are allowed to make changes to rules.

7. The official folding names are TBA

8. Have fun and keep it positive.


I'm going to get in touch with seadave from the overclockers. He's going to hook us up with stats as he did last year. He's working on the coding right now and will pass along a url when he has it up and running. He did a hella job last year with the stats. Many of us even have the final graph proudly stashed away in our files as a reminder of the contest and the outcome. If you have a chance, give him a pat on the back and a bit of thanks for his trouble. When I have that url for the site I'll pass it along to you guys/gals.

The thread for the username nomination, here.


The chimp challenge thread over at overclockers, here. (TBA)

Trash Talk!

Stats tracking courtesy of seadave77 at overclockers.

I'll try post screenshots from stanford for each team on may 5th, 12pm pacific.

Edit: MPC Start Screenshot OC Start Screenshot (links when available)

Starting points for MPC:
Starting points for OC:

Full Race Graph

I'll add more to/edit this post as necessary.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:54 pm 
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let jason at eoc know, and he will do some stats again.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:00 pm 
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g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
let jason at eoc know, and he will do some stats again.



wasn't that SeaDave from overclockers???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:17 pm 
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he did one as well
actually the better one with graphs and such, but jason had no time for any detail stuff


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:19 pm 
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w00t!
I cant wait. Tell me the date to start, Im about to build a new rig, and wana see if there is a deadline!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:20 pm 
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kewl..... bigT is on it...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:21 pm 
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It's gonna be a long night. Prepare for some discussion, voting, and the beginning of the Official Trash-Talk thread! Sigh, my fingers are sore already! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:33 pm 
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Are there any giveaways for the chimp challenge?
hehehe
didnt think so...
IM working on getting a computer lab at my school hooked up with folding. Its a buch of P4's, but 30 of them might do something. Im also trying to gey my friends to get folding.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Grim Tuesday wrote:
Are there any giveaways for the chimp challenge?
hehehe
didnt think so...
IM working on getting a computer lab at my school hooked up with folding. Its a buch of P4's, but 30 of them might do something. Im also trying to gey my friends to get folding.



that's amazing bro... it all starts with a few comps here and a couple friends there and then *BAM* you're in the top 10 producers before you know it.... for someone fairly new to folding you've done amazing..... :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Whoot, I'm looking forward to participating this year :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:10 pm 
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About time. I'm overclocked, VMWare'd, re-fanned, and all the dust bunnies are blown out.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:17 pm 
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I have to make up for last year. I only turned in 1 WU on the last day. this time I'll be folding for Maximum_monkey from day one.

so what teams are gonna be involved this year? do we know for sure yet?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Working on that as we speak. I'm figuring 4 others for sure, but I'm inviting the entire Top 10! I've got two teams left to do invites for, and I only started about 3 hours ago, lol. I'll let you all know what's going on as things happen.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:20 am 
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This is gonna be soooo fun! Can't wait!

Maybe i should try to push a few extra Mhz out of my rig..... I'll be ready and tested in good time!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:02 am 
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I would like to ask that no one post here with the exception of the Team Captains and G. I'd like to keep this as a space for discussing rules and changes that anyone feels need to be changed. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

[H]ardApe=Xilikon

EVGApes=l337h4l

maximum_monkey=bigtoyota479

OCNChimpin=KniteLife

TSCh!mp=RU_Hil

Monkey_Bollocks=chestRcopRpot

CPChimps=saspro

T32monkeys=torin3

Still waiting on others, will post as soon as the info is acquired.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:05 am 
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Here's a wave from the [H]orde :twisted:

We have a steaming pile of monkey poo stashed and ready to be slung around :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:11 am 
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I've got this in my calendar for the start date. I'm looking forward to it. Now, if Asus could just un-screw this shitty mobo situation, I could actually have all the hardware ready.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:19 am 
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bigtoyota479 wrote:
I would like to ask that no one post here with the exception of the Team Captains and G. I'd like to keep this as a space for discussing rules and changes that anyone feels need to be changed. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

[H]ardApe=Xilikon

EVGApes=l337h4l

maximum_monkey=bigtoyota479

Chimpin@OCN=KnifeLite

Still waiting on others, will post as soon as the info is acquired.


OCN Checking in.
And it is Knitelife f<=>t swapped :lol:
looking forward to a great competition!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:23 am 
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Sorry about that, my dyslexia kicked in before I could finish my second cup of coffee. Your name has been corrected. Thanks!


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