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Bit-tech and Custom PC folding team takes 6th place

Bit-tech and Custom PC folding team takes 6th place

Our folding team has recently overtaken the largest Russian team, TSC! Russia.

Not put off by the recent spate of hot weather in the UK, the bit-tech and Custom PC folding team has upped its production considerably over the last couple of months, resulting in us retaking 6th place on the world leaderboard.

In addition to knocking the largest Russian team, TSC! Russia, off the 6th place spot, we're also set to climb another two places within the next three months. Further afield, we should be able to reach 3rd place in just over a year.

A significant the reason for the recent success of the folding team is the release of an improved version of the bigadv core, which yields a particularly large amount of points if folded before the deadline set by Stanford.

In addition, many team members have started switching over their Nvidia-heavy GPU farms to more energy-efficient Sandy Bridge systems. This doesn't bode well for the GPGPU-software movement, which proved popular with the folding community for a few years with its greater performance and efficiency, but has so far failed to really break into mainstream computing.

Finally, while folding is definitely a team activity and every work unit folded is helpful for the project, we would also like to pay special tribute to one team member: zz9pzza.

zz9pzza only joined our team a few months ago, and typically only folds at weekends, but in that short time he's already climbed to 21st place in the world, thanks to his outstanding daily average production of just under 5 million points. That's almost three times faster than any other single folder in the world and more than most non-top 10 teams' total output. I know zz9pzza isn't a big fan of publicity, but we'd all like to say thank you for his great contribution to medical science via our folding team.

The recent success of the team also bodes well for the Chimps Challenge 2011, the yearly competition between the world's leading folding teams to produce the most points over a two week period. Of course, we're also generating a shed-load more in the way of medical research results for Stanford University to analyse, which could lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's. You can read more about the medical science behind the project here.

Share your thoughts and congratulations in our folding forum.

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cave_diver 3rd May 2011, 00:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by dark_avenger
Seems we have moved passed the Russians in the last 24 hours ;)

Yeah Baby!!! Primarily down to James ....
meandmymouth 3rd May 2011, 00:32 Quote
Hell yeah! Keep it up team! Boom!
Thedarkrage 3rd May 2011, 09:36 Quote
I was up folding last night and feel proud to have helped :) lets keep it up and smash Maximum PC Magazine
We need more folding
pendragon 3rd May 2011, 17:01 Quote
I need to start folding more often on my work-at-home days
MiNiMaL_FuSS 3rd May 2011, 18:09 Quote
does zz9pzza own a computer lab or something?

There's a idea...get some school techs to turn all the pc's onto folding at the wknds!
andyjh 3rd May 2011, 18:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
does zz9pzza own a computer lab or something?

There's a idea...get some school techs to turn all the pc's onto folding at the wknds!

Owns 3 racks worth of blade servers. 12 chassis x 14 blades or something like that, each with 36gb ram and I think a hex core. It's somewhere in the thread.
Kroy 3rd May 2011, 18:22 Quote
Grats on teh overtake.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
does zz9pzza own a computer lab or something?

There's a idea...get some school techs to turn all the pc's onto folding at the wknds!

He was breaking in some serious pieces of kit for a customer/client... .
javaman 3rd May 2011, 18:55 Quote
It all down to zz9pzza tbh. Hopefully he can stick around alot longer.
fuus 3rd May 2011, 19:14 Quote
all there is to say is GOOD WORK GUYS!! :D keep it up!
Mankz 3rd May 2011, 20:02 Quote
Although Im not a folder, congrats on the effort ladies.
Unicorn 3rd May 2011, 20:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mankz
Although Im not a folder, congrats on the effort ladies.

<3 :)

Just fired up another rig for some pre-Chimps Challenge testing, boosting my total production to a nice round 90K PPD. And there are still cards on the shelf ;)
antiHero 3rd May 2011, 21:23 Quote
Great work guys!

Just noticed that I didnt turn my folding rig at work back on after moving office. Should really do that tomorrow. Not that those 2 points make a great differentsc
chin913 3rd May 2011, 23:01 Quote
I even booted mine back up today for a few cycles ... almost forgot how to fold :-)
Leroyingo 4th May 2011, 11:36 Quote
Top work team, now after the challenge how about that number 5 spot:D
Cadair 4th May 2011, 11:59 Quote
Nice work folks!

I shall be firing up my folding PC when I get back home from my extended stay in the arctic!
Haphestus 4th May 2011, 14:16 Quote
Congratz ALL!!!
cave_diver 10th May 2011, 08:06 Quote
unfortunately without james' contribution it now seems we will be unable to hold the spot against the motherland ....
ArthurBuse 10th May 2011, 09:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by cave_diver
unfortunately without james' contribution it now seems we will be unable to hold the spot against the motherland ....
When he gets a replacement for his RMA machine, it will need a thorough test... :)

update 6 June 2011. zz9pzza has been folding again, but not enough to prevent TSC!Russia from overtaking us again.
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