We got a great response to the CycleCloud BigScience Challenge 2011, and wanted to thank all of the entrants. The entries included calculations to fight Alzheimer's, fight Parkinson's, help understand stem cell differentiation, and improve photovoltaics to make greener energy. It's going to be hard to pick Finalists!

We are also excited that the gracious folks at Amazon Web Services are adding to the prize money that Cycle is providing. Amazon's contribution will help us get even more BigScience done in shorter periods of time using utility supercomputing.

We'll announce the Finalists, the final Judges, and more details about the additional prizes, at 8pm Monday, November 14th, at SC11 at the Amazon Booth #6202. Additional information will be available at Cycle Computing's Booth #443 throughout the show and on the BigScience Challenge Website.

Thanks again to the entrants. We're very excited about these scientists using utility supercomputing to perform research that will benefit humanity. We'll see you at SC11!

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