what is folding??

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what is folding??

Postby hammondc » Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:52 pm

I am new--- fill me in or point me in the right direction.

THnx :wink:
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Postby Tulatin » Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:45 pm

Essentially, Folding at Home is a distrobuted computing client released by stanford university, to look at why when some protiens fold (assemble themselves) incorrectly, they create diseases. Diseases such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. The client will take advantage of your spare cpu cycles, and essentially starts simulating these folds, and monitoring the variations and errors that can occur. So, by pitiching in with your cpu and doing these work units, you'll be helping them to find the cause of these mis-folds, which will eventually lead to ways to prevent them, as well as defenses against them, resulting in disease eradication.

Clients can be downloaded here - http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegrou ... nload.html

just set your username to whatever you want, your team number to 33258, and you should be good to go. Further questions and comments should be posted in the Motherboards.Org Folding At Home Team section of the forum, where our team of experienced folders will help you out.

See you there!

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