Now, this is why i had initially had the idea of putting up a question and answer section to our folding at home team announcement. Here goes -
Our Folding at home team is a distrobuted computing team, which runs folding at home in the attempt to do two thigs: the first is to help out humanity by seeing why and how protens fold wrong, causing all sort of fun disesase (mad cow...), and the second is to push our tech site into the top 100 ranking, eventually to the Top 10. Sure this is ambitious, but with support, any dream will fly.
The Client Can Be downloaded from here - http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegrou ... nload.html
Now, once it's downloaded, run it, and the config window will pop right up. In the User Name field, put in your motherboards.org User name, and in the team field, enter 33258. That will give yo uthe ability to begin doing work units. However, these things take a long time, usually 4-6 hours for the 400 block ones on good machines.
The official page for folding is right here - http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/
It should answer any remianing questions. Now, if there is anythign else you need to know, PM me. Also - the best way to get it online is to check off "use internet explorer connection settings" in the connection tab of the configuration utility. After it's all configured, hit okay, and when you see numbers under work unit progress, it's going.
Now, as to why it rates a team is fairly simple - it gives us a place to combine our efforts together in, and an official banner to work under.