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post #31 of 89
Assuming we go forward with the quad rules, they will go into effect at the beginning of a month. I hope you guys and everyone else who is throttling their quads for the sake of the team competition are utilizing the other cores for the overall team and folding cause.

I have the update ready, but I keep getting distracted by threads like this one.
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post #32 of 89
Sounds great! June should be an interesting month.

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post #33 of 89
Quad teams would be cool. I'd be interested in joining a team if it comes to fruition.
    
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post #34 of 89
So is the quad rule the halving the total points rule or is it the average of the C2D rule? I'm still unsure what direction the final rule is set.

By the way, this is a great idea. It will definitely help OCN's overall points too.
post #35 of 89
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...Quads still reign as king of the hill in production capacity, though like everything that has preceeded them, their days are already numbered. As long as they hold that title and folders have a legitimate shot at top 20 spots, full out quads are not going to be permitted in the team competition as quads really make anything less power than them irrelevant, leaving those folders with "lesser" systems again completely left out of the competitive aspects of folding, which is the whole point of the team folding competition.

I propose this as a compromise - members who fold on a single quad core system and no other computers will be allowed in the team competition, but their points will be capped based on the number of cores they are dedicating to the team. The 8 core per team/3 core per member limit will still apply to keep the "little" guys in the mix, but quad folders will be able to fold on all four cores with their points throttled back for the sake of the team competition. For example, if member X is on a team with four members contributing two cores each, they could fold on their quad with the points throttled back to the level of other 2 core contributors. The same work would for a team that had a mix of core counts among members (e.g. 2x2 cores, 1x1 core, and 1x3 cores to reach the team total of 8). This would only apply to members who fold on a single quad. Anyone who folds on any additional computers would not benefit from this exception as they would already be folding in the top 20.

Would this be attractive to any of you quad folders?
Interesting compromise. It will give that Quad core owner a choice: fold all-out, and then get a point total for the team that's capped by a fellow team member folding a dual, or folding two cores, in which case the total points of those two cores will count.
    
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post #36 of 89
That sounds good! Bringing this back to the dead in hopes that it'll be implemented for June.

You should make it so the quad folders must produce at least as much as the two core average, to stop people from not staying on top of their rigs and getting points they didnt earn.

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post #37 of 89
Of course... it would be something if I fold a Quad only 3 days during the month, earn like 6k points, and then get all ~70k points of the best dual core folder in my team
    
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post #38 of 89
This is great if there is are quad teams and dual core teams, otherwise this would really disappoint me that I couldn't be competitive anymore.
post #39 of 89
read Taeric's compromise.

In short: A member with a Quad can fold with all cores. However, his output is capped to the number of points of the best dual core folder in the team (provided his output with the Quad is higher of course).

The only issue I might find with this compromise is what will happen when the team has ONLY quad core folders
    
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Lets do it!!!! [/joe]

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