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[WINNERS ANNOUNCED] Community Challenge: Folding@home

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🎉🎉🎉UPDATE 12 May 2020: Winners have been announced! Thank you to all who participated! 🎉🎉🎉

 

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UPDATE: We have been blown away by your participation in this cause! Your folding has even helped bump the Cisco Meraki team into the top 400!

 

To celebrate your success and encourage even more participation, we've decided to add 3 additional chances for you to win swag. 

 

Everyone who joins the Cisco Meraki team and earns at least 200 "Credits" towards fighting COVID-19 will be entered into a random drawing for a Meraki Cloud Pin set:

 

Meraki Cloud Pin SetMeraki Cloud Pin Set

 

 

When the contest ends on Friday, June 12th, we will announce the top 3 ranking winners and ALSO 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! 

 

It's anyone's race now, so get folding and tell us your username in a comment on this post today!

 


 

A major hurdle for researchers trying to defeat COVID-19 right now is access to computer power; running analysis and simulations on complex proteins takes a lot of time and computational resources that limit researchers' ability to make progress with their work. Folding@home is an organization that 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. Dozens of our own Merakians have formed the Cisco Meraki team, which has already ranked 590 of 253,120!

 

We think this is an excellent cause and that it should absolutely involve swag. Therefore, 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

 

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, share your username in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. PDT on Friday, June 12th. 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 June 12th, we will announce the top three ranking community members, as determined by Folding@Home’s scoring. 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. 

 

The fine print:

 

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

 

Folding@Home FAQ

Creating a User and Joining Team 243108

Folding@Home Reaches exaFLOP of computer power

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Here to help

I'm folding as Marcel_Thomas

 

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A model citizen

I'm folding as:

DHAnderson
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Getting noticed

Folding..

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Here to help

Please don't tell my wife that I am folding at home, let's just keep this our little secret - shall we ?.?.

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I'm folding as:

 
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@mmistretta

me, I deployed the vm without problems.. wich error do you have?

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I'm in!

 

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francktls 🙂

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Here I am

 

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folding now in operation:

 

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👍

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Folding as 'mtnflyerman'

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I'm joining aswell, Let's hope my i7-9700k and RTX 2070 can do some research.

 

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I'm in!

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Phillippedemouse is now folding in the Meraki team!

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Estoy doblando como

 

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