Hi, Sudhian Folding Team!
Is everybody ready? It's that time again - time to select one of our folding team members as our winner for the week, in the second [quasi-weekly] Sudhian Folding Contest! But, to quote our own IceBiker quoting Lazurus Long as penned by Robert Heinlein: "Certainly, the game is rigged!" In fact, the deck is stacked against you if you've got a ton of horsepower and have been folding for awhile. However, for folks that are new to the game, the chances are much
higher that you'll win!
The way it works is this: your "contest score" is determined by dividing 1,000,000 by the actual number of points that you've accumulated. After summing up all the contest scores, a random number is chosen between 1 and that sum. By then matching the random number against a running total of the contest scores (sorted in ascending order), we can then determine who has won! This process gives a distribution that is inversely proportional to your F@H points. This week, the chance of our top points generator winning is a miniscule 0.004%, while our lowest-scoring active member has a whopping 26.44% chance of winning!
So, what's the prize already? The lucky winner gets a free SN41G2 system, with an Athlon XP 2400+ processor, 512MB DDR400 RAM, and a 60GB HDD! Well, almost. Actually, the winner receives the Folding@Home points generated by this system over the next week - these points will automatically be deposited into your own personal folding account!
And our winner is...BackAgainBaby! Tah-Dah!
Who is our mystery folder? Is it a guy? A gal? Something else? Step right on up here, into the spotlight, and let's hear about you! Tell us a little about yourself!
Starting off the week, BackAgainBaby is in 237th place, with 9.59 points. At the end of the week, we'll check back to see how s/he is doing. Fold On, BackAgainBaby! Let's all keep recruiting new folks to join the Sudhian Folding Team!
For those of you who are new to folding, or just want to know what it's all about, please check out CrazyFrog's wonderful Mega Guide to Sudhian Folding Threads