14th Annual Folding@Home Holiday Season Race: Final Stats.

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biodoc

Diamond Member
The Holiday Race has started. Here are the starting numbers.

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
Hey, 3 other members in the billionare area !!! Cool....

Daishiki

StefanR5R

Elite Member
Hey, 3 other members in the billionare area !!! Cool....
Recently, Bullseye became billionaire too, and 3rd in the TeAm.
I wonder if I'll manage to catch up again briefly during the race with HardOCP.

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
Recently, Bullseye became billionaire too, and 3rd in the TeAm.
I wonder if I'll manage to catch up again briefly during the race with HardOCP.
Thanks for the correction ! I had to go back and look at the stats EO. He is not in the inter-team race I guess.

Howdy

Senior member
I suppose if I'm going to race, I should have started the race cars..................So, I'll be a little late to the party I guess.

biodoc

Diamond Member
I suppose if I'm going to race, I should have started the race cars..................So, I'll be a little late to the party I guess.
I had that starting stats post ready to go 8 hours ago but I forgot to hit the "Post Reply" button. It's tough getting old.

Howdy

lane42

Diamond Member
F@H Race Question , I see Day 0 points are our total's. Is the race point colum
the ppd for the day for each player, then added up in the total team points
for the day.

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
But Howdy is not on OUR team.....

TennesseeTony

Elite Member
F@H Race Question , I see Day 0 points are our total's. Is the race point colum
the ppd for the day for each player, then added up in the total team points
for the day.
Yep. For day 1, that will be your ppd, but after that you will have to divide your total by what day it is to get ppd average.

But Howdy is not on OUR team.....
He halfway is until the 8th, when the [H] contest is over.

lane42

biodoc

Diamond Member
F@H Race Question , I see Day 0 points are our total's. Is the race point colum
the ppd for the day for each player, then added up in the total team points
for the day.
Day 0 points are everyone's total points at the start of the race. Every morning I'll plug in everyone's current total points and then subtract the day 0 points to get the race points. The race point column is total race points for each team member and the sum of that column will be the teams total race points. I wasn't planning on adding PPD columns or other types of stats. If anyone would like to supplement my rudimentary stats with other types of data, that is certainly fine with me.

Pokey

Platinum Member
@biodoc, I think salvorhardin and wonderboyP8NT are in the FAH race(s) too. Maybe they can clarify which they are running.

TennesseeTony

Howdy

Senior member
Since this is a race and all points are valuable, F@H downloads another WU prior to the running WU finishing. It's value is set to download a new WU at 99%, so depending on your GPU the remaining time will cost you points. The bonus clock starts when the new WU is received so add "next-unit-percentage" to your "Expert" configuration.
Configure>Expert tab> Add> Name: next-unit-percentage/ Value: 100 > Save

Daishiki and biodoc

biodoc

Diamond Member
@biodoc, I think salvorhardin and wonderboyP8NT are in the FAH race(s) too. Maybe they can clarify which they are running.
@salvorhardin , I'll add you to the race tomorrow morning. Sorry I missed you. @wonderboyP8NT, are you in the Holiday race too? If so I'll add you to the race tomorrow morning too.

lane42

Diamond Member
Team 1, we need a Name..... we had a take on Markfw last year,
How about Tony's Tigers this year, just my input. Any others.

biodoc

Diamond Member
Here's the day 1 stats. EDIT: I switched teams to make it more balanced

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biodoc

Diamond Member
The teams are way out of balance right now but there are a couple of factors to consider.

1) Some are all in for the race with [H] and may back off or drop out after the race.
2) Some will move their hardware to the PG race when that starts

EDIT: I switched teams to make it more balanced.

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Daishiki

StefanR5R

Elite Member
Team 1, we need a Name..... we had a take on Markfw last year,
How about Tony's Tigers this year, just my input.
[...]
1) Some are all in for the race with [H] and may back off or drop out after the race.
2) Some will move their hardware to the PG race when that starts
EDIT: I switched teams [...]
...will it be: The Sinking Ship?

;-)

TennesseeTony

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator

...will it be: The Sinking Ship?

;-)
You are ahead 3 million the first day....

crashtech

Diamond Member
Since this is a race and all points are valuable, F@H downloads another WU prior to the running WU finishing. It's value is set to download a new WU at 99%, so depending on your GPU the remaining time will cost you points. The bonus clock starts when the new WU is received so add "next-unit-percentage" to your "Expert" configuration.
Configure>Expert tab> Add> Name: next-unit-percentage/ Value: 100 > Save

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On one hand, bonus points for early finish might be lost by downloading early, on the other, when downloading late there is a bit of computation time lost while the GPU is idle waiting for the WU to download. I'm not sure how we would tell if this mod is helping ppd or not...?

StefanR5R

Elite Member
Hmm, what about Team 2? - - - Wait... will it be: The Sinking Ship? ;-)
You are ahead 3 million the first day....
Yeah, right now we are running full steam ahead, and the party is on at the saloon deck.
But the forecast indicates heavy drift ice on Dec 8, and icebergs+fog from Dec 12 onwards.

petrusbroder

Elite Member
Sorry folks, I am not ready to race yet. November 29, when I was installing F@H, my computer crashed. I am now waiting for parts ... it will take a day or two more ... :-(

StefanR5R

Elite Member
Iam going to jump on the PrimeGrid Summer Solstice Challenge on the 12th. I hope
iam not the only one
@lane42, @Ken g6, you and I have ten days left to come up with a convincing reason for @Markfw to switch over with you then. ;-)

lane42 and Ken g6

lane42

Diamond Member
ill still keep 1 on F@H, only have 2 computers. if I add a 4th gpu, i
should be at 4.5M ppd.
Are we allowed back after the prime grid Challenge