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~I've been hearing about the Chimp Challenge - what is it?
The Chimp Challenge is a Folding@Home contest between 8 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. 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.
We all Fold using the same username for this event, so please take a look below for the info you'll need.
~When is it?
The competition officially begins on the 15th of May (Tuesday), and will run for 10 days (until Friday the 25th of May). The Challenge begins and ends at 12pm Noon PDT (8pm British Time).
Note: For -bigadv Folders, you may wish to switch your clients to OCNChimpin a couple of days earlier, so the WUs start dropping for OCNChimpin as the Chimp Challenge starts.
~How does it work?
This year, there has been a rather large restructuting of the event. While we will all Fold as normal, the points will be broken down into three categories:
Most straightforward category; simply the number of million Folding@Home points each team makes on their CC name.
A measure of how well each team can get their members to switch over to the CC name. It is calculated by:
Points by OCNChimpin/Points by OCN as a whole
Since a lot of people still had WUs to drop at the beginning of the CC (including quite a few -hugeadv WUs), and we don't expect people to switch off OCNChimpin until the end, this will hopefully continue to grow (slowly) through to the end of the CC.
Overall, it's this year's total points for OCNChimpin, divided by last year's points (120m). However, for a running total, the following formula is used:
This year's points/((last year's CC points/10)*Number of days already passed)
The bottom part of the equation basically takes the average of last year for a PPD, and multiplies it by the days gone by. For example, having done done 5 days of the CC (give or take a few hours); based on last year, we should be at 60mil points. Any less, and we're at less than 100%.
These points will then be equalised to a scale of 10-110, and the victor will be the team with the highest combined total.Details on category equalisation (Click to show)
Each category will be equalised as follows:
Team A - 120
Team B - 84
Team C - 47
Team D - 103
We take the range (max-min, which = 73). We then use this formula = (points*100/range).
So the scores become:
Team A - 164.4
Team B - 115.1
Team C - 64.4
Team D - 141.1
Finally, we subtract the lowest score (64.4) from all teams, and then add 10 to bring the points into a 10-110 range (10 for lowest team, 110 for highest team):
Team A = 110
Team B = 60.7
Team C = 10
Team D = 86.7
Also, remember that we Fold for the research, not for points, or victory in a competition. As such, we do not encourage actions that are detrimental to the Project. This includes priming multiple WUs to drop as the competition starts, or Folding on hardware without permission from the owners.
~Who is involved?
~How do I join?
If you just want to join the cause:
Username: OCNChimpin (Case sensitive)
Passkey: fe4ad3d7c2360a8cda89eaeab2b541f2 (bonus enabled)
How to change your username
If you'd like to be included in prize drawings and a sig badge, take a look at the signup thread below; it covers everything you need to know.
~Why should I Fold?
Folding@home is involved in trying to understand the folding/mis-folding of proteins in the human body, which is the cause of many diseases (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and many forms of Cancer). While the Project won't find a cure for any of diseases, its research will benefit other researchers across the world, in the form of peer reviewed, published papers. One of the more significant achievements was simulating protein folding on a millisecond timescale.
Here are a few other links that might be of interest to you:
There are also other reasons to join in. Competition is always fun, and we've got a few other teams to compete with. Plus, we have prizes.
Note: This year, we're going to change how we deal with physical prize donations:
Donors will ship out prizes directly to the winners after they have been drawn, and must be willing to cover shipping. We will be responsible for drawing the winners, and I'll personally contact the winners and donors to make sure everything gets shipped out, but OCN can't guarentee that donor's won't renege on the prize.
Prizes will be added as I get confirmation. Please PM me if you'd like to donate a prize.
• $750 in PayPal Prizes (distribution yet to be decided) - donated by admin
• $25 PayPal - donated by Sethy666
• 3x $20 PayPal - donated by JedixJarf
• Sol Survivor (Steam) - donated by my94r/t
• Humble Indie Bundle 4 (Steam) - donated by stolid
• Battlefield 3 (Origin) - donated by omega17
• VVVVVV (Steam) - donated by morecheese
• Lucid (Steam) - donated by dandu5
• Dungeon Defenders (Steam) - donated by anubis1127
• Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter & Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (Steam) - donated by G3RG
• Portal (Steam) - donated by G3RG
• 2x Torchlight (Steam) - donated by Forsaken_id
• Corsair TX950W PSU - donated by Nude_Lewd_Man Europe, else winner splits costs
• Asus GTX 460 DC - donated by gsa700 US48
Thank you to all donors.
~Spread the Word!
Support OCNChimpin by changing your avatar to one of the official avatars:
And a sig link, of course.
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Edited by zodac - 5/25/12 at 12:28pm