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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! 🎉🎉🎉




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

Here to help

Folding as MerakiComp  🙂



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Porque los usuarios de latín américa no son elegibles para optar por los premios?

Comes here often



Comes here often

Hello... Folding as GustavoRomero




Here to help

Hey guys,


folding as Fabian1


I'm in





Here to help

As in general this would be a good cause, the first thing what i thought was, does nobody have any security concerns?

We are hard trying to keep everybody out of our networks and computers, with placing all kind of state of the art security mechanism, to then grant someone we really don't know to sit on our computers. And this probably as a root application.

Any thoughts about this?

Getting noticed

It's great to see that Meraki is also helping out. I'm doing Folding@Home in a different team, so I wouldn't change that at this time. 🙂

Building a reputation

Folding as Roger_B




Here to help



Building a reputation



Building a reputation



Real valid point


Running it on a seperate machine in dmz over here.

Got a spare HP DL360G8 laying around with 2x E5-2650 😉

Comes here often

I'm in.




Here to help



Ok good solution, unfortunately I don't have a spare system.


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m_williams_uk folding@home

Here to help

I'm in ! 

I'm folding as: gsauvage6hat

Building a reputation

Folding under MMoss


Out of curiosity what is everyone folding on right now?



MSI nVidia RTX 2080


If I install an OS on my Dell 620 I'll add in a pair of E5-2690's and maybe an old Radeon RX 570 if I get bored lol


Started Folding BlueLakeNetworks


Go Team Meraki - Great Idea!  Keep them coming.....


@DietmarWeinhofe I created a separate VM running the software and it is running in my DMZ