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folding@home on the PC[and with nvidia] Official discussion

#1 Richlough   ... CAGiversary!   3738 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:11 AM

There is already a thread for the PS3 version here ... http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=132099

You can use your PC or Nvidia graphics card to run this program .

There is a Cheapassgamer team , and the number is 56566 , please use this as your team number .

What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease?
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.

You can help by simply running a piece of software.
Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved

Download it here ... http://folding.stanf...nglish/Download