Folding at Home - distributed computing project for scientific research
Since our user klefreak made the effort and translated the folding@home how-tos from the German forum, we want to pay some more attention to this interesting and charitable topic.
First of all: What is Folding@Home?
Folding@home is a distributed computing project that uses the calculating power delivered by the users to simulate procedures related to protein folding. Those calculations are used for scientific research related to proteins - and that also contains the search after the cure for diseases like Alzheimer, cancer and many others. So folding@home represents a possibility for everyone to help science. If you are interested in folding@home, you can find detailed information at the official homepage provided by Stanford University or in our Forum. Many companies support the project and among them are popular and big names like Intel, Apple, Nvidia, Ati, Dell, Google and many more.
We at PC Games Hardware founded our own folding@home team, which currently is on the 62nd place of the folding@home ranking. In this ranking more than 144,000 teams from all over the world donate their spare calculating power for a charitable purpose. If you want to support us you are free to do so. The PC Game Hardware Team has the identification number 70335.
To get started with folding@home, just take a look at the how-tos in our forum (thanks to klefreak for the effort of translating and to RuneDRS and nfsgame for writing them) or the guides at the official folding@home website.
What do you think about folding@home? Are you interested in this topic and do you want to know more about it? Just tell us in the comments.