This page is dedicated to helping a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases.
It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers.
Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.
You can join our team by installing the “Folding” software on any computers that you have running 24/7. It will be assigned a project and then automatically crunch the numbers needed and then upload the results automatically. It will do this until you either stop the software or turn off your computer.
It’s easy. Simply go to https://foldingathome.org/
- Download the software installer and run it.
- Give yourself an ID name
- Put our team number 60030 in the Team box
- You should notice a click box that says Stop Folding. If you do, that means that the software is running properly and waiting to begin a project. It will wait for a queue from the university server, you shouldn’t have to do anything.