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first thing we need to adress is the availability of the hardware list, preferably at least 2-3 weeks before compo starts. So competitors can search fleabay and co to get the required hardware.

How did you guys like it this year? less exotic requirements for motherboards, CPUs and co. Even some stages could be perfectly done on just water/chilled cooling setups
Honestly it was really good. All the older hardware was reasonably common and therefore no trouble to get hold of, it had something for everyone, and IMO stages like AM2 + HD 3000 3DMark03 were really well balanced. It really shows that a lot of thought went into it, I think it worked out really well as a result and I want to say that I really appreciate that.
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first thing we need to adress is the availability of the hardware list, preferably at least 2-3 weeks before compo starts. So competitors can search fleabay and co to get the required hardware.

How did you guys like it this year? less exotic requirements fopr motherboards, CPUs and co. Even some stages could be perfectly done on just water/chilled cooling setups
I propose a MARS / ARES only Stage next year :P
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Yes,only mars2.


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If you want a real twist on equally widely available hw make it dual ares II on quad fx!
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I like my Mars 760. It's definitely the least cool but it's still epic also if we allow mars/ares can I use a titan Z for Lul as well?
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I propose a MARS / ARES only Stage next year :P
Only if a twin-pack Mars bar is also required. :P
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Default Re: HWBOT Team Cup 2017 Discussion

Thanks for the heads up Griff, appreciate that

So for 2018 competitions (not only Team Cup) you guys would love to see:

-in due time hardware requirements
-different backgrounds per stage
-different finishing times per stage
-implement a points reward for the leader ranking at a defined moment during the compo
-avoid that multiple competitions end at the same time (server stress)

-only exotic MARS and ARES cards for the collectors

I was thinking of proposing to the compo designer:

-a Xeon round (seems so popular)
-imposing a limitation on cores (max 12-14 cores, to lower cost)


Did I forget something ?
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Default Re: HWBOT Team Cup 2017 Discussion

A lot of this can be done, but some of it was not necessary this time. Core count limit was determined by start date and platforms allowed to 10 this time, on country cup we already have different ending times of stages last years, and we plan to avoid that several big comps end at same time and failed again despite making clear how much this would be needed (cough). The points reward at a defined moment gets harder with number of stages, we tested this already at other competitions with points or prizes and this might cause trouble. If it is easier now to handle technically we could try this again.
I see no reason for different backgrounds, and on a competition that runs 3 months and was announced before start time should be no problem to get hardware I think.
On a Xeon/Opteron only stage, this could be introduced but people usually forget that the community asked for server hardware excluded from competitions and hwbot did it because of this, so popularity is with the guys who cry the loudest and not majority^^. On a standalone stage which does not mix stuff and uses an older platform, it makes sense nontheless.
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Thanks for the heads up Griff, appreciate that

So for 2018 competitions (not only Team Cup) you guys would love to see:

-in due time hardware requirements
-different backgrounds per stage
-different finishing times per stage
-implement a points reward for the leader ranking at a defined moment during the compo
-avoid that multiple competitions end at the same time (server stress)

-only exotic MARS and ARES cards for the collectors

I was thinking of proposing to the compo designer:

-a Xeon round (seems so popular)
-imposing a limitation on cores (max 12-14 cores, to lower cost)


Did I forget something ?
Only thing I would change from this is to award a points award at an undefined time.
All else looks great.
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