http://folding.typepad.com/news/201...ed-ba-projects-effective-january-16-2012.html Looks like they are changing the requirements for bigadv units this January. It will require 16 threads, leaving many of us quad core users out of luck. While many six core machines might be able to reach the deadlines while overclocked, it really is too bad. Although I can see why they might want to make the requirements tougher as time goes on these units are for high end machines, not laptops . Although, this might give Mac teams an advantage due to the fact that we have eight and twelve core Mac Pros and most higher end PC users don't have duel socketed motherboards.