Folding@Home bigadv EOL 2nd Anniversary Challenge: Starts 12:00 UTC January 23rd

biodoc

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Is there any interest interest in running the 2nd Anniversary challenge: [H] vs TAAT?

Last year's event: The race thread is in forum and at Anandtech in this race thread.

We will run the race a week earlier this year so there's no conflict with the PrimeGrid Tour de Primes event.

Details:
1) [H] total team Folding@home points vs. the points of Team Anandtech members who sign up for the challenge.
2) The challenge starts at 12:00 UTC January 23rd (time 0 stats) and ends 12:00 UTC on January 30th.
3) Team Anandtech members must sign up for the challenge before the start date. I will not add racers once the challenge starts.
4) To clarify, there's no need for [H] members to sign up. I will take the total output of [H] on FAH during the race.

The Anandtech thread for this year's race is here.
 
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Gilthanis

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I am up for it and a few others in the Slack channel said they would join in. [H] needs to do a lot more recruiting for this challenge and hopefully we can get some new/old blood to fire some stuff up.
 

Doozer

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I hope to add more GPUs by then. I 'hope' anyway. Depends on how fast the lawyers move I guess. :)
 

Doozer

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No limit, I'm just waiting on the lawyers for my inheritance :)
I'm planning on adding at least one RTX3090, maybe two
 

EXT64

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Pi's certainly count great on WCG runtime - I plan to add one more soon and hopefully more in the spring.
 

MN Scout

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I haven't ran F@H seriously in years. Do we need to start a few days to a week ahead to get machines verified in the system for bonus points? Anything special to do so that we're getting max points on day 1?
 

EXT64

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No, you have to do that for your passkey. Assuming you still have your old passkey (which has run units and successfully received bonus points in the past), you should be good to go. That being said I wouldn't recommend waiting to the last minute to try a unit, as there can always be problems with drivers, configurations, etc. even if you are currently running boinc successfully. Do keep an eye on work unit failures though. If you don't have many units on your passkey and you suddenly fail a ton, I think that can cause you to fall back to no bonus points.
 

MN Scout

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Alright thanks. I do have my passkey, and did fold units successfully for a few weeks a couple years back.
 

Endgame

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2 RTX3090s and 2 R9 5950s sounds about right. Depends on if I can find them.
While the 3090s are nice.... 4x 3080s and 2x 5950s sounds better for about the same price, unless you really have a use case for the extra VRAM?
 

wareyore

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While the 3090s are nice.... 4x 3080s and 2x 5950s sounds better for about the same price, unless you really have a use case for the extra VRAM?
Sounds like a use case for spending extra money. The very best use case there is.
 

Doozer

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While the 3090s are nice.... 4x 3080s and 2x 5950s sounds better for about the same price, unless you really have a use case for the extra VRAM?
It may well be 1 x 3090 and 2 x 3080, who knows. Depends on what I can get. The 3090 will be going in my gaming rig along with a 49" widescreen though :)
 

SmokeRngs

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It's nothing major but I seem to have gotten my RX570 folding under Linux. We'll see how it goes and if it goes well there will be a bit extra for the team.
 

Endgame

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Maybe next year you / we should open this up to other teams that want to join?
The competition between Anandtech and Tom’s (and. Well , that covid thing) are what got me back into folding. Totally agree that more teams are better, but it would be best to get new recruits if the front pages of participating sites could advertise.
 
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