Intel users, that time of year is here again... when your CPUs are needed for team OCN! For 10 days we will be challenged by the biggest and best Folding@home teams in the world in the 2011 Chimp Challenge, and we need to unite to best them all.
Not only will we be showing the world OCN is the greatest site of them all, but we will also be contributing to invaluable research to the Folding@home Project. So we can have fun, and do good for someone.
~I've been hearing about the Chimp Challenge - what is it?
The Chimp Challenge is a Folding@Home contest between 9 of the major Folding teams. It is run over 10 days, and the team with the most "Chimp Points" at the end will be crowned the Chimp Champ. The victorious team gets to claim the lucky jaded monkey as the prize.
We all Fold using the same username for this event, so take a look at the thread linked below for more info:
Quick Chimp Challenge SetUp
~When is it?
The competition officially begins on the 5th of May (Thursday), and will run for 10 days (until Sunday the 15th of May). The Challenge begins and ends at 12pm Noon PDT (7pm UTC).
But, for all you guys with your i7s, if you want to get some major points, make sure to add the -bigadv flag, and start Folding on the 3rd/4th of May. That way your points will start dropping as the CC starts.
~Did someone say "prizes"?
• $2,500 in PayPal prizes (distribution to be decided) - donated by admin
• 2x lifetime overclocked accounts - donated by admin
• 2x Yubikeys (with 1 year LastPass access) - donated by admin
• 2x OCN-branded Ducky mechanical keyboards - donated by admin
• 5x OCN hoodies - donated by admin
• $25 PayPal - donated by Lord Xeb
• 2x $25 PayPal - donated by Bastiaan_NL
• $100 PayPal - donated by Miki
• 2x Mafia II (Steam) - donated by fishman78
• Just Cause II (Steam) - donated by fishman78
• Portal (Steam) - donated by MeeMoo220
• Portal (Steam) - donated by omega17
• Portal (Steam) - donated by Zagael
• Mass Effect 2 (EA download manager) - donated by a2hopper
• Metro 2033 (Steam) - donated by Lampen
• 2x Defense Grid: The Awakening (Steam) - donated by cc_brandon
• Mafia II (Steam) - donated by cc_brandon
• Portal (Steam) - donated by cc_brandon
• Dues Ex (Steam) - donated by cc_brandon
• Metro 2033 (Steam) - donated by cc_brandon
• Mirror's Edge (Retail) - donated by KOBALT
• GTA IV (Retail) - donated by KOBALT
• Portal (Steam) - donated by CarlosSpiceyWeiner
• 2x Humble Frozenbyte Bundle - donated by LiLChris
• Total War: Shogun 2 (Steam) - donated by Hydraulic
• Portal 2 (Steam) - donated by compuman145
• 1x Steam game of any choice - donated by compuman145
• Half-Life 2 and EP1 (Steam) - Ascii Aficionado
• 7900GS - donated by werds
• Antec 902 - donated by compuman145
• Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatality PCI-E - donated by dkim1359
• 2x 8800GTSs - donated by eclipseaudio4
• ATi 4650 - donated by Hobiecat
• 3DMark 11 - donated by fishman78
• 2x $25 Gift Cards to FTWPC - donated by www.ftwpc.com
• 2x 3DMark 11 - donated by CTRLurself [Knyte Custom]
~How do I join?
Go to this thread!
All the info you need to sign up is available there.