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Community Challenge: Folding@home

Community Manager




The Community Folding@home Challenge is BACK! Last time we ran this challenge, the Cisco Meraki team worked together to rank at around 300 out of 250K teams worldwide, donating all of this processing power to COVID-19 research. 


ICYMI: Folding@home crowd-sources disease research. Participants share unused computer power to run calculations for finding potential cures to diseases. The software allows you to donate CPU/GPU cycles on your own computers/servers to run portions of these simulations for researchers and speed up results. By crowdsourcing processing power, researchers can complete simulations that would take days to weeks in just a couple hours.


This round, in honor of November being Alzheimer’s awareness month, we want to focus our team’s processing power on Alzheimer’s research.


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 — Osprey Ultralight Stuff PackFirst Place — Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack


Second Place  — Magnetic Desk SculptureSecond Place — Magnetic Desk Sculpture


Third Place  — Thermal Water BottleThird Place — Thermal Water Bottle


In addition, everyone who joins the Cisco Meraki team and earns at least 200 "Credits" towards fighting Alzheimer's disease will be entered into a random drawing for one of three stylish pairs of Meraki Community socks:


Meraki Community socks (feet not included)Meraki Community socks (feet not included)


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 "Alzheimer's" as your cause, share your username in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. PST on Monday, December 16th. 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 December 16th, 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 December 16th.


The fine print:


For more information regarding Folding@home, please see useful links below:


Folding@Home FAQ

Creating a User and Joining Team 243108

More about "folding"



Kind of a big deal

I am having issues with getting this to run properly on a Mac, installer says it supports MacOS 10.7 so I am assuming that its code is out of date as system logs report that process is inefficient so the OS keeps killing it. 


Ah well good luck to everyone!

Here to help







Thanks guys! Cool cause and easy to partake

New here





Username: westcoastqueer. Seems to be running fine on macOS 11 Beta 9!

Here to help

Ppipanman - back on the hunt again! GL everyone!!!

Comes here often


Comes here often


Comes here often


A model citizen





Using a PassKey




rthiaga sharing power





Been folding since 2004

Comes here often


New here

username: OhLAWDHeFoldin


Also Using a PassKey


Good luck to everyone!