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Extreme Team Folding Manual


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EHW Folding@Home

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So, you think you have what it takes to be an Extreme Team Folder? This is the Extreme Team Folding Manual containing all the information about the competition. If you are interested in joining the event, please complete the Extreme Team Folding Sign Up Sheet.

 

What is Extreme Team Folding?

 

Extreme Team Folding is an all month, every month event where individual folders fold 1 piece of hardware with a unique passkey in a category for their Extreme Team. You may still fold other hardware, just not under the passkey you provide us with for the hardware you enter into the event. There are multiple teams of 3 folders each and 3 folding categories. Each team will have 1 folder folding in 1 of the 3 categories. The total adjusted points of the teams 3 folders is added up, and whichever team has the most points wins the event for the month. The individual folding categories are also tracked, so there are individual category leaderboards. It's a way to make something fun out your appreciated contributions to the folding@home project.

 

The 3 categories are nVidia, AMD, and Wildcard. The permitted hardware will be based on the GPU being listed on https://folding.lar.systems/.  If it's there, it's permitted. If it's not, we will have to discuss it with the Team Captains before allowing it in the event.

 

The expectation is that you will fold the individual piece of hardware as close to 24/7 as possible. You will do your best to report any interruptions in your work to your Team Captain so accommodations can be made to fill your spot in your absence. Also, open lines of communication with your Team Captain will be needed, so exchange your preferred method of contact with your Team Captain.

 

How does the event work?

 

We'll ask you what OS you will be folding on, which GPU or CPU, and then we pull the PPD estimate from LARS. The top piece of hardware in each category will have no adjustment to points. Each piece of hardware below it will have a points adjustment applied as a % of actual points. For example, if I fold a a 3090, on LARS the is estimated at 6,728,828 PPD. If you fold a 3080 it's 5,588,233 PPD. When we compete against each other in the nVidia category, the 3080's points will be adjusted up by 120% (3090 PPD / 3080 PPD). So, that leaves 2 variables for success which are efficient overclocking and keeping your rig housing your TC hardware up and folding as much of the month as possible. Each teams total points are based upon the adjusted numbers, and the top team wins the event for the month. The stats for the event are tracked at etf.axihub.ca (Not currently Live).

 

What do not do when folding in this event, or for EHW:

 

If you are caught doing any of the below actions, you will be warned, your points will be adjusted, and you could be banned from the event. So, read carefully.

 

  • Do not delete work units just because they are low PPD. This is a forever shamed decision in the folding@home project. When you accept work, you are supposed to complete it barring a hardware failure or other natural causes.
  • Do not fold another piece of hardware on your Unique Passkey. This passkey is not to be used on any other hardware you fold, only what you have in ETF.
  • Also, a reminder, click finish before shutting down your clients if you think you will not resume folding in enough time to complete your assigned projects.

 

What is a unique passkey?

 

It simply means you need to request a 2nd passkey using an email that's different than the one you're using now because passkeys are tied to your email. If you request another using the same email, you will receive the same passkey. You then use a folding slot flag to apply the passkey to your 1 item you fold in the event.

 

The History of the Team Competition.

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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. Retired again. No longer retired. Retired again. UNRETIRED!
  • axipher: He started June of 2012 and he's from Canada. Built the FaT tracking site and doesn't afraid of anything.
  • Donkey1514: Trolling....
  • anubis1127: Oh.
  • dman811: His brain works like a sponge for folding information.
  • hertz9753: He's that funny guy.
  • DarthBaggins: He's the one with the really funny baby.
  • 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.
  • lanofsong: Our current inglorious leader.
  • Simmons572: Resident tryhard. Simmons you are a moderator why are you still here.

 

Teams Participating and Folders:

Team Vacancy:

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The teams in need of a folder are:

  • The Fluffy Pink Ninja's: None
  • The Foldaholics: None
  • TBD2
  • TBD3

Event Winner's:

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Furry Folders - March 2021

 

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The 3 categories are nVidia, AMD, CPU. The permitted hardware will be based on the GPU/CPU being listed on https://folding.lar.systems/.  If it's there, it's permitted. If it's not, we will have to discuss it with the Team Captains before allowing it in the event.

 

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The 3 categories are nVidia, AMD, and Wildcard. The permitted hardware will be based on the GPU being listed on https://folding.lar.systems/.  If it's there, it's permitted. If it's not, we will have to discuss it with the Team Captains before allowing it in the event.

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