Welcome to The Official overclock.net folders Team Competition! We're excited to have you join this "Elite" group of dedicated folders helping conduct an extensive amount of research for the Folding@Home project. We hope to continually grow and develop this competition to reach its maximum potential. This manual is intended for maintaining some structure in the event. You will learn how to handle everything from joining to exiting the competition. If you have questions or suggestions please PM them to me. Thanks again for everything you do, and best of luck to you and your team!
***All Active TC Folders Are Required To Request, Accept, And Continue A Membership With The TC Members Group***How it Works (Click to show)
The Team Competition is an all month, every month competition. You fold one piece of hardware in the competition and join one team. There are 21 teams of 6 members. There are a total of 6 categories in the competition, so 1 person per team folds in one of the 6 categories. The total points of the team determines how well the team does in the standings.
There are 2 divisions. Division I is the strongest teams. If a team finishes 10th in Division I, they automatically are demoted to Division II. The team that finishes 1st in Division II automatically moves up to Division I.
The team who finishes 2nd in Division II also has a chance to move up to Division I. If the 2nd place Division II team has a higher point total than 9th place in Division I, they move up to Division I, and 9th place in Division I is demoted to Division II.
Division III is comprised of 6 categories. There will be no teams, just individual 20/7 minimum folders. Division III will help teams fill vacant positions and have immediate access to temp folders. Eventually, as membership grows, the folders will prove themselves to be worthy of a spot on a team in Division I or II.
How the Competition Started
Taeric originally founded the event back in 2006. It was a small grouping of teams that came together to fold competitively against each other. Here's the original thread announcing the competition stating from January of 2006.
- Taeric: The original founder and creator of the Team Competition.
- lemans81: Took over, re-shaped, and grew the original Team Competition.
- bluedevil: Helped mold the original Team Competition.
- zodac: Took over the Team Competition and grew it to 20 teams of 6 folders while tracking stats with spreadsheets, and then ultimately dictating our live stats system.
- AMD SLI guru: He started in January of 2012. He didn't last very long due to personal issues, but he did contribute.
- BWG: I started in March of 2012 and I'm kinda hooked now. Kind of retired now.
- axipher: He started June of 2012 and he's from Canada.
- Donkey1514: Trolling....
- anubis1127: Oh.
- sks72: sks crafted the back-end functionality of our Live Stats system and site.
- 1337Lutz: Lutz designed the front-end graphics of the Live Stats site. Has since redesigned it for a more modern look.
A single member may only be part of one category; for example, that person may only Fold on an i7 or Fermi, not both.
- Devil's Canyon
- Ares II
- R9 290x
- 2x 7970
- 2x R9 280x
- 2x 680
- R9 290
- R9 280x
- i7 Bloomfield
- i5's - Sandy, Ivy, Haswell, DC
- AMD FX
- All Single Fermi GPU's
- All Single Kepler Series GPU's not listed in nVidia, or the GPU Elite Category
- All Single AMD 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx, r6xxx, r7xxx GPU's not listed in the AMD GPU, or GPU Elite Category
- R9 270x / R9 270
The Team Captain is responsible for managing and maintaining his or her respective team. That includes filling team vacancies, monitoring their team’s performance, addressing performance issues with their team, and communicating with staff and their team on a regular basis. They should be extremely involved in their team discussion thread, and monitor the Team Captains Group Discussions. All issues with their team members must be communicated to staff.
The Vice Captain assists the Team Captain. The Vice Captain also steps up to take on the Team Captains duties in their absence. The Team Captain can delegate tasks or duties to the Vice Captain as needed.
Team Members are expected to monitor their folding closely. When issues arise, they must communicate with the team in their team thread so all team members are aware. Also, when an issue arises that affects the team, send a PM to your Team Captain and Vice Captain. They will notify me if a temp or replacement is needed.
Teams are responsible for recruiting team members. Occasionally, staff may help you in your recruiting efforts, but the responsibility to fill team vacancies lies solely on the team.
Team threads will not be closely monitored by staff. Your team thread is a place for your team to communicate. Try to stay active in your team threads to build rapport within your team, and do your best to contribute any help you can to struggling team members. Avoid asking team members about their performance in your team thread. PM your Team Captain about performance issues.
Deleting work units is not allowed in the Team Competition. Deleting work units in general to either cherry pick work units, or gain a competitive advantage in a contest isn't allowed for team 37726, and is not allowed in Team Competion either.
This should go without mention, but Team Competition members are also expected to adhere to the overclock.net TOS.
Recruiting is the sole responsibility of the team. Each Team Captain should post in the team vacancy thread when they have a need arise. anubis1127 & BWG will update the original post. BWG made a recruiting script everyone should use when recruiting:Recruiting Script (Click to show)
PM Title: Join The Official overclock.net Folding Team Competition
Dear (user name),
Overclock.net has a monthly Team Competition where teams of 6 members fold competitively. Stats are tracked for users and teams. The minimum folding requirement for the competition is 20/7 although 24/7 is preferred.
If you're interested in joining, please fill out this form.
Temp folding is when a user folds in 2 or more categories on a team. This will be allowed without any limitation, but the purpose of being a temp folder is for it to be temporary. The Team Captain should be recruiting folders to fill the position in a timely manner, not more than 2 weeks. I won't hard enforce this rule, but if I see temp folding going on for longer than 2 weeks, and it appears no effort has been made to recruit someone to fill the position, I may remove your temp folding priviledges on a case by case basis. To avoid this, please document your recruiting efforts.
Adding/Subtracting a Team Member
To add/subtract a team member, PM anubis1127 with the following information:Adding a Folder (Click to show)
Reason For Leaving:
Stats are tracked using the passkey totals pulled from Stanfords website. For this reason, the passkey you assign to your hardware must be unique! When requesting a passkey, the email you use will be linked to the passkey you're assigned. If you use this email in the future to request a passkey, the same passkey will be sent to you. You must use a unique email address/passkey.
The HFM.net application is used to monitor your live folding, and the application has the option to create a website that can be shared with anyone. There are a few guides available on overclock.net that will assist you with installing the application, and successfully creating a website. Those posts are located here: Installing HFM on Windows, Installing HFM on Ubuntu, Creating a website with HFM (ignore dydns, it's not needed).
However, Team Captains will decide on whether HFM is mandatory for their teams. If it is mandatory for a team, you will have to install it to join, or stay on that team. If you fail to comply, you may be kicked off the team, or may be unable to join a team that enforces mandatory HFM.
Team Vacancies: A list of all team vacancies.
Looking to Join a Team: A form people fill out if interested in joining.
Team Competition Stats: Team Competition standings, individual stats, category stats etc.
- 6x $10 PayPal Prizes - The Winning Team in Division I
- 6x $10 PayPal Prizes - 1 random drawling in each category picked from the overall category folding leaders 1-10 (includes all Divisions) This is individual points only, not a combination of 2+ folders in the same category.
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