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
Lemans81 originally started the "Team Competition". He really was the fore frontier on the basis of it all. I just started the GPU Competition and managed both GPU/Team Competitions. bluedevil molded what was being done in the regular Team Competition and mold it into a GPU only competition. After all the groundwork was laid, They got some teams going. There were various cash prizes for each level of winners for each competition. The GPU comp lasted for a better part of a year and a half, but died out due to lose of teams/members. Then at that point I made the decision to combine the two competitions together as one competition. The Team Competition is still running to this day.
- lemans81: founded the original Team Competition
- bluedevil: helped mold the original team competition.
- zodac: 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 currently bakes us cookies!
- BWG: I started in March of 2012 and I'm kinda hooked now.
- axipher: He started June of 2012 and he's from Canada.
- 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.
A single member may only be part of one category; for example, that person may only Fold on an i7 or Fermi, not both.
i7 & i7-2
• 3930k/3960x are now eligible, SMP ONLY
• One Hexacore per team, either Gulftown or SB-E
• If there is 3930k/3960x on a team, the eligible hardware for the other i7 category is 3770k/2700k/2600k, or 3820.
• No Hexacore = any combination of 4 core/8 thread i7
• i7 3820 is treated like a 2700k/2600k
Any one of the following:
• i5 2500k
• X6 Phenom
• AMD FX Series
• Bloomfield CPU (i7 920-960)
• i5 3570k
Any Fermi or Kepler GPU not listed in Wildcard below.
Any AMD 5/6/7 series GPU.
Any one of the following:
• GTS 450
• Quad core CPU (excluding the ones listed in Cat3)
• GTX 460SE
• GTX 460
• GTX 465
• GTX 550Ti
• GTX 560 (non-Ti)
*If you have hardware that gets 10-16k PPD but isn't listed in Wildcard, please PM me to discuss an exception being made
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.
Once a mythical Egyptian god enters TC, they must remain in TC for all eternity.....
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 & axipher will update the original post. BWG made a recruiting script I prefer everyone uses 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 20 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.
Adding/Subtracting a Team Member
To add/subtract a team member, PM anubis1127 and axipher 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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