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OVERVIEW

 

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.

Background (Click to show)

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.

 

Key Contributors

 

 

  • 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. Kind of not retired anymore. Kind of retired again. Kind of not retired anymore.
  • axipher: He started June of 2012 and he's from Canada.
  • Donkey1514: Trolling....
  • anubis1127: Oh.
  • dman811: His brain works like a sponge for folding information.
  • hertz9753:
  • 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.

 

Team Competition Hardware Eligibility (Click to show)

 

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

  • Haswell-E
  • Ivy Bridge-E
  • Sandy Bridge-E
  • Ivy Bridge
  • Haswell
  • Sandy Bridge
  • Gulftown

 

GPU Elite

  • R9 290x
  • R9 290
  • 7970
  • R9 280x
  • Titan Black
  • Titan
  • 780ti
  • GTX 980
  • GTX 970

 

AMD GPU

  • R9 290
  • R9 280x
  • 7970
  • R9 285
  • R9 280
  • 7950

 

NVidia GPU

  • 780
  • 680
  • 770
  • 670
  • 760

 

CPU Wildcard

  • i7 Bloomfield
  • i5's
  • AMD FX

 

GPU Wildcard

  • R9 270x
  • 7870
  • 7850
  • 7790
  • 7770
  • R7 260x
  • 7750
  • R7 250x
  • R7 240x
  • GTX 750 Ti
  • GTX 750
  • GTX 660 Ti
  • GTX 660
  • GTX 650 Ti
  • GTX 650
Policies (Click to show)

Team Captains

 

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.

 

Vice-Captains

 

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

 

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.

 

Recruiting

 

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

 

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.

 

Conduct

 

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 Competition either.

 

This should go without mention, but Team Competition members are also expected to adhere to the overclock.net TOS.

 

Procedures (Click to show)

Recruiting/Team Vacancies

 

Recruiting is the sole responsibility of the team. Each Team Captain should post in the team vacancy thread when they have a need arise. BWG, hertz9753 or dman811 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

PM Body:

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.

 

Here are a few helpful links containing information on the competition: Vacant TC PositionsLive TC Standings | Team Competition Manual

 

BBCode

 

Quote:
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. [B]If you're interested in joining, please fill out[/B][URL=https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dFFJZ2QwR2ljVE5BZ0JiZXBZeElzY0E6MQ] this form[/URL]. Here are a few helpful links containing information on the competition: [URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/1025332/1-team-folder-needed]Vacant TC Positions[/URL] | [URL=http://tc.folding.net/index.php?p=leaderboard]Live TC Standings[/URL] | [URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/1270919/team-competition-manual/0_50]Team Competition Manual[/URL]

 

 

 

 

Temp Folding

 

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 privileges 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 BWG Hertz9753 and dman811 with the following information:

Adding a Folder (Click to show)

 

OCN Name:

Folding Name:

Team Name:

Unique Passkey:

Hardware:

Category:

 

Removing a Folder (Click to show)

 

Team Name:

User Name:

Category:

Reason For Leaving:

 

 

Passkeys/Stats Tracking

 

Stats are tracked using the passkey totals pulled from Standford's 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.

 

Mandatory HFM

 

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. 

 

Important Links (Click to show)

 

 

Prizes:

 

  • 6x $10 PayPal Prizes - The Winning Team
  • 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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Added "Folding Team Name" to add a folder procedure.

 

It's kinda funny because I would fail to send that to zodac, and I failed to put it in the manual. tongue.gif

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Merged TC Rules thread into the manual. Updated recruiting script. Updated links.

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Added 3820 to the eligible hardware list. It will be treated like a 2600/2700k

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Added HFM Rule:

 

 

Mandatory HFM

 

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 WindowsInstalling HFM on UbuntuCreating 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. A list will be added below outlining which teams do or do not require HFM by July 15th, 2012, and the rule will be made live for teams on August 1st, 2012.

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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.

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Added:

 

 

 

Hex (Beta)  must fold in Division III only and fold bigadv with up to a 16 core hack.

 

• 970/980/990 Bloomfield

• 3930k

• 3960x

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Folding bigadv on core hacks has been banned from TC in all categories except beta Hexacore in Division III. bigadv is done on 8 and 12 core hacks. 

 

16 core hacks will work for some Hexacore chips (3930k and 3960x), but project 8101 will require Native Linux and an overclock of 4.8GHz or above to be completed on time. If you cannot complete 8101 on time, then you should not core hack to 16 cores. 

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Added a new guideline for joining the members group.

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I added Prizes thumbsupsmiley.png

 

 

Prizes:

 

  • 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)
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