Folding@home

Easier than with the ol’ ps3!

http://folding.stanford.edu
Help Stanford University scientists studying Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer.
The problems we are trying to solve require so many calculations, we ask people to donate their unused computer power to crunch some of the numbers.
In just 5 minutes …
Add your computer to over 112,000 others around the world outputting 101,000 teraflops of computing power to form the world’s largest distributed supercomputer.
Step 1. Download protein folding simulation software called Folding@home.
Step 2. Run the installation. The software will automatically start up and open a web browser with your control panel.
Step 3. Follow the instructions to Start Folding or click here to run Folding@home directly in your Browser with Google Chrome.
Stanford University will send your computer a folding problem to solve. When your first job is completed, your computer will swap the results for a new job.

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