May 26, 2018

Distributed client for Protein Folding

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.

Protein folding is linked to disease, such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and many Cancers. 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.

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