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[WINNERS ANNOUNCED] Community Challenge: Folding@home

Community Manager

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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

182 Comments
Conversationalist

Happily folding for the Cisco Meraki team as CHOGUMA

 

 

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Building a reputation

Turned my off for a few days.  Server is loud while folding and concerned with straining it for too long.

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We are in!!!

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Im Folding as Kelon521

Community Manager

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.

 

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!

Here to help

Yes !! Sweet Swag !

 

My user is sebastianf.

 

Successful to all !

 

Thanks

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Thanks!

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Happy to help!

 

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PCMR and LTT are doing good enough, let's get Meraki into the top 100!.

 

 

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New here

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I'm in as

 

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Comes here often

Folding for over a decade as agundaba

Great initiative @MeredithW 

 

Here to help

Aloha!

Kai_Cloud is full steam ahead...

 

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Conversationalist

Hey Meraki !

 

I am in...😃

 

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Conversationalist

Meraki..I am in....😉

 

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Hi,

 

I've started folding as loopx.

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New here

Then I have also joined the team.

My Id is: Larrod

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Good luck all!

 

My username is: johnalanyoung

Conversationalist

Set up some VM's to start folding as jamesm

Building a reputation

@JamesMHussey 

 

How well are your VM's scoring and on what model of processor?

 

Has anyone tried this on a ARM processor by chance? Curious if it'll run on something like a Raspberry Pi.