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    Stampede!

    Well, mates - we're in for it this month.

    DPC has announced a month-long 'stampede' in DF starting Jan 14th.
    see this Ars post

    I ran a couple of web page translators over the Tweakers.net post, and it looks like DPC are doing a 5 team gauntlet.

    Let's crank it up a notch!


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    I have this vision of every member of DPC crunching for a whole month and then dumping on the last day.

    With any luck it will crash the DF servers and they will loose all there uploads

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    They do love their dumps. But it looks like just an extreme jump in production.

    http://stats.zerothelement.com/cgi-b...ailed.pl?Id=81

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    That whole increase looks to be one user MrMr ramping up to over 4M per hour.

    The 'stampede' isn't scheduled to start until Jan 14th !

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    Fozzie

    I dont think that telling them to bring it on was a particularly good idea

    They have linked to your post in their stampede thread.

    Can anyone properly translate this:
    Zouden ze al tisshues nodig hebben en schone luiers ?

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    Zouden ze al tisshues nodig hebben en schone luiers ?

    "Them already tissues will have necessary and clean trainer nappy"

    Gawd, I love computer transalations

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    Ok Math Whizzes....don your thinking caps.

    Even `IF` the managed to surpass FDCs output for any length of time..

    How long would it take them to get within 500M units of FDC`s DF Team?

    3B units is not an insignificant hurdle.
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    Why dont we have a gauntlet as well ?

    How about Team Fozzie vs Team Anarchy99.

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    i would actually like to see the DPC take the #2 spot from ARs , hehehehehe

    Ars is doing SETI and it will end at the end of 2003, then we'll be in big trouble
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    If they wanted to *pass* us within 30 days, they would have to out-produce us by 121M per day, or by roughly 5M points/hour (or 10M points per one Dyy stats increment).

    That is a fair piece of crunching.

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    Ok, so if two trains leave Boston at the same time -- one going north, and one going south...oh, nevermind.

    But, if the DPC's could produce a delta of 5 meelion per update, and maintain it for 50 days, they could make up the 3 beelion difference.

    Needless to say, that's asking an awful lot. If they do it, I'll tip my virtual hat to them. That said, I have no idea how much computing power they have that they can divert to DF atm (hopefully they're not all going to pull a MrMr ). In the final analysis, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Either way, it should be fun to watch. I'll predict they'll move up a couple spots at least, with their eyes on the podium.

    I feel a "mad cow disease" joke coming on...

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    Their active users have gone from 89 on the 2nd to 200 on the 5th.

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    if the next protein is significantly slower, i bet the DPC gauntlet participants will be surprised by their lack of output
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    Absolutely true, FoBoT -- but that can work both ways. I'm really curious to see what the new protein will be like. I guess I won't have to wait much longer, since we're due for a change on Wednesday. The new algorithm made what seemed to be a horribly slow, twisted, bear of a protein (under the old algo) into something extremely manageable. I'd love to see this algorithm get a shot at a fast, small protein -- not only for the stats (although those would be sweet), but I'm thinking we'd have a darned good shot at getting a decent RMSD out of it.

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    Originally posted by FoBoT
    i would actually like to see the DPC take the #2 spot from ARs , hehehehehe

    Ars is doing SETI and it will end at the end of 2003, then we'll be in big trouble
    I don't think you've fully considered what this means as far as the effectiveness of a recruitment drive goes for TSF...
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    I'm glad to see you're all speculating about our team
    Keep it up. It is most enjoyable.

    I'll be satisfied if we can give you a run for your money in de dailys. Frankly, I think the gap overall is much too big....

    But you'll never know offcourse
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    Zouden ze al tisshues nodig hebben en schone luiers

    Means:

    Do they need tissues and dipers(dunno how to write it) already?

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    Exclamation Looking at teh current membership

    Them Cows will be lucky to average 3 to 3.5 mill per update.

    There are no other big crunchers besides MrMr.

    Not that I have seen yet anyway.

    So whilst they may catch ProCooling (who roadkilled them a little while ago) and then maybe Overclockers Australia (whose rugby team got beaten recently) tehy shouldn't trouble OCWorkbench.

    BTW congrats to the Cows for their first Billion.

    Membership up to 226 now :shocked:
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    Re: Looking at teh current membership

    Originally posted by Fozzie
    Them Cows will be lucky to average 3 to 3.5 mill per update.

    There are no other big crunchers besides MrMr.
    sure about that?

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    Wink Yeah

    pretty sure, unless they haven't joined DF yet.

    Give me a nudge when they are onboard.
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    Fozzie

    I dont think that telling them to bring it on was a particularly good idea

    They have linked to your post in their stampede thread.
    Hmm let me see I think it was me who told them to "Bring it ON" to the Arsians but if the Dutch Power Cows wanna go then let 'em try... maybe the fozzie did too good on him
    Hmm Top 50 for me soon too *evil grin*
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    We've got GC allready and OCWorkbench is coming up

    When do you get them?
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    I notice that you've been smart enough not to try adding Free-DC to that list.

    Seriously, I remember you guys from dnet. It's good to see you coming to Distributed Folding a little more actively!
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    It all depends on how many people join that stampede.

    DPC certainly isn't a small team. They are probably close to the size of us (Ars).
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    Originally posted by pointwood
    It all depends on how many people join that stampede.

    DPC certainly isn't a small team. They are probably close to the size of us (Ars).
    Well, at this point the number of daily flushers have gone up from 50 to 200+ and it will probably rise to 250+. Far better than we expected
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    Continuing that thought...

    As of the 6:00 PM EST update, 282 active out of 339 for the DPC, and 3,286,617 for the update (yea, I know it's only one and all, but...) and only 166,509 of those from MrMr. Also, they're not too far behind Ars for 2nd in the weekly, which will be the stat I enjoy watching for a while.

    They're putting on a good show so far. I think this is going to be fun to watch.

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    25/25Mbit is nearly enough :p pointwood's Avatar
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    That's not bad
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    I'll place my bet on our 60 over their 286 any day of the week
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    Thumbs up Looks like DPC are doing the business

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    2nd place in dailies and almost 2nd in the weekly too, another day and they will have that one for sure.

    Whilst watching DPC demolish those teams down in 4th and 5th I think we should also see a possible threat here. Not from DPC, well not yet anyway but if Ars actually got their arse into gear with real purpose they could do a similar job on us.

    Sure we have a 600 million lead but if Ars hit 85% activity like DPC have then we would be seriously out produced.

    Remember a lot of our hourly is provided by Beth who may have to shut down soon due to the sprogs goig back to school/college/whatever.

    Take out 1 million and hour of ours and double Ars's and see what we would get in a month or so.

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    well SETI is ending any nano-second now and then every SETI cruncher for TLC will be running DF and we'll be smashed to bits anyway, so i don't see there is any point to taking action, we are doomed

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    Talking FoBoT you pisstake

    I was trying to be serious.
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    Re: FoBoT you pisstake

    Originally posted by Fozzie
    I was trying to be serious.
    sorry, i am not very good at that (being serious )
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    Don't want to make you scared.. but you're lead at ARS has just gone down by 150.00.000.
    I think ARS want's to make shure that they won't get run over by "some" cows
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    Thats a slap in the face for the OCworkbench team

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    I would wait and see if this is just a temporary move or not...
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    Originally posted by magnav0x
    I'll place my bet on our 60 over their 286 any day of the week
    Bet again !

    Just keep in mind that our Stampede actualy will start on the 14th (as you can read on our forum).

    My best guess is that after then we will have even more power, lot off people test-driving now, just to make sure client will run and make a good start

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    Thumbs up Impressive

    332 active crunchers

    11 million on this update.

    17 million more than Free DC on last day's update.

    Only 35 mill less than us on the week.

    Got to say impressive stuff form the Cows.

    Loks like procooling will fall in a couple of days

    Overclockers Oz may take 10 days.

    OCWorkbench could be accessible within the timeframe of the stampede.

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    Very impressive recruitment and production from DPC!

    Only one comfort remains - try to get better RMS values...

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