Friday, September 7, 2012

Join our Folding@Home "Tech and Dev" Team

What is Folding@home?

 

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Folding@home is a distributed computing project, that very simply stated, studies protein folding and misfolding.

You can help scientists studying Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer or game console.

Distributed Computing is a method of computer processing in which different parts of a program, or different portions of data, are processing simultaneously on two or more computers that are communicating with each other over a network or through the Internet.

Unlike other distributed computing projects, Folding@home is run by an academic institution (specifically the Pande Group, at Stanford University's - Chemistry Department), which is a nonprofit institution dedicated to science research and education. 

Moreover, the data is available for others to use. In particular, the results from Folding@home will be made available on several levels. Most importantly, analysis of the simulations will be submitted to scientific journals for publication, and these journal articles will be posted on the folding@home web page after publication.

The Folding@home software runs behind the scenes using otherwise unused computing time. Mostly likely you will hardly even notice it.

Folding Homepage

Downloading Folding@home

Folding@home can run on computers and game consoles (Playstation, Xbox...).

Folding@home can be downloaded from the Folding Homepage.

Joining Tech and Dev Team

Joining Tech and Dev team is simple, when you are prompt to choose a username and team, just pick any username you want and add the Team id 221575

You can check the team stats below:
Tech and Dev Folding Team


Happy Folding!