Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in helping to find a cure for cancer! Our closing rank as a team was 250 out of more than 255,000.
UPDATE: this challenge has ended! Stand by for the announcement of the prize winners 🏅
February 4th marks World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness and encourage the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. What better time for us to come together and donate our computing power to finding a cure for this disease? Each year in the US alone more than 1.9 million people are diagnosed with cancer, and it remains the second-leading cause of death worldwide. Luckily, advancements are being made all the time, and we can help!
ICYMI: Folding@home takes your unused computer power and puts it to a good cause - helping researchers find potential cures for diseases! Here’s how it works: The software allows you to donate CPU/GPU cycles from your own computers/servers to run portions of these simulations for researchers and speed up results. This crowdsourced processing power cuts simulation time down from days or weeks to just a couple hours, allowing researchers to move quickly in finding a cure!
Over the next 30 days, the three community members who achieve the highest ranks among fellow members by donating their processing power towards Cisco Meraki team 243108 will be awarded fabulous Meraki prizes.
Check out our first, second, and third place prizes:
First Place - Tote Bag
Second Place - Wooden Induction Speaker
Third Place - Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger Stand
In addition, everyone who joins the Cisco Meraki team and earns at least 200 "Credits" towards fighting cancer will be entered into a random drawing for one of three Cisco Meraki travel tags:
How to enter
If you have access to gaming computers, servers and/or even just a home PC, get started by following THIS link. Once you’ve set up your account and selected "cancer" as your cause, share your username in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. EST on Monday, March 6th. Only points credited to Cisco Meraki team 243108 will be counted. To join the team, simply enter “243108” into the client setup when you install the client.
On March 6th, we will announce the top three ranking community members, as determined by Folding@Home’s scoring. We'll also announce the 3 randomly selected winners from the rest of the Folding@home Cisco Meraki team. That means even if you aren't able to contribute at a high enough level to compete for the top ranks, you'll still have a chance to win sweet swag!
You must post your username here to be eligible. Note that your comment on this blog post containing your username will be public and visible throughout the contest. If you already have credits to your username on the Cisco Meraki team, we will only be counting the credits you earn between now and March 6th.
The fine print:
The winners will be announced on Monday, March 6th at 11am EST