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Mentioned this a wee while ago.

We are closing on 2000, we need your help.

If you've been tempted or just interest have a read below and give it ago (it's free)

No excuses we host the drivers in their own section so get to it :)

Well you can refer to the folding@home thread but recently I felt like giving the site's team an extra push to reach their 3000 mark and now after contributing for some time we have gone down from 3200s to 2990. I feel like it has been a great team effort and would like to congratulate everyone and encourage other people to join however, no one seems to care for the thread or contribute anymore. Maybe on one of those slow driver days that we had recently an admin should consider the option of posting this in the front page to encourage other people to help the collaborative research and get the name of the website out there for everyone to enjoy.

-Thank You


Here is what Folding@home is all about straight from the Folding@Home homepage.

Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases

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.

What have we done so far?

We have had several successes. You can read about them on our Science page, on our Awards page, or go directly to our Results page.

If you are interested we have our own team, and for more info head on over here

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I'll be glad to renew my efforts for the team until we get past 1800, thank you for posting again!

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