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post #11 of 15
Then we'd have to raise the amount of team members.

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post #12 of 15
I agree. I have a Q6600 on the way and would like to use that and my E2180.
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post #13 of 15
I think the goal is to have a team competition to increase interest in folding and to encourage participants to get the most out of their CPU's to be competitive. If the competition is limited to cores, there will always be teams either having to cut a member or limit their CPU via Affinity Changer. Neither is very good for the team competition or for OCN.

I personally think the competition should be based on each participant having 1 CPU. Whether the individual has a 486 or C2E 9770, they should be encouraged to tweak their CPU to get the most out of it for the team, the competition and ultimately for OCN.
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post #14 of 15
The purpose of our team competition is to give the "little guy" a chance to enjoy the competitive aspects of folding. A single quad is enough to get someone squarely into the top 20 on our team. Allowing quads into the team competition would make single and dual core folders irrelevant from a competitive standpoint (but certainly not from the standpoint of making a meaningful contribution to the folding cause!)

Quads are the king of the hill these days, but like any piece of technology, their time at the top will be limited. Once the new greatest thing hits the market and becomes reasonably accessible, there will be no reason to continue to exclude quads from the team competition. While a single quad is enough to be competitive in the overall rankings for our team, they're too unbalancing for the team competition. It's up to individual folders to determine if they want to compete against the broader team or if they want to compete within the confines of the team competition.
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post #15 of 15
Sooo...the idea just got pwned? Or...what? I dont see a lot (or any) single core folders in teams anymore. I'll check when I get to my next class.

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