What Folding@Home is:
A Stanford University project to find out how proteins fold.
Why it's important:
Proteins folding wrong causes all kinds of diseases, like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and forms of cancer. We're fueling research that could end all that.
How it works:
You download a safe, tested program that is certified by Stanford University. It gets work from Stanford, runs calculations using your spare computer power, and sends the results back to the University.
Is it safe?
Yes! Folding@Home rarely effects computer performance in any way and won't compromise your privacy in any way. A study was done on F@H's effect on a computer
. It only uses the computing power you aren't using so it doesn't slow down other programs.
Check out this video about Folding@Home!
How can I start folding?
Check out this quick-and-dirty guide
we made on downloading and setting up Folding@Home. Be sure to post any questions you have!
There's no reason to not get involved! It's free, easy, and you can know you're helping every minute without lifting a finger.
For more information, check out the Everything About Folding@Home
thread. Also, PLEASE start a new thread to say hello and/or ask ANY question you have! We're an extremely friendly bunch and will be very happy to hear from you.
Thanks for helping such a great cause! You're doing good!
If anyone is having problems setting up the program or have any questions, please make a new thread so we can help you better.:)
If you decide to join the team, get a quick orientation to the team
and say hello!