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Anybody Folding?

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http://folding.stanford.edu/

Basically for the non geeks it uses the processing power of your computer, to help 'fold' protein strings to help cure diseases. Your info is gathered and sent to Stanford to help in studies.

Basically it just uses computers from all over the world as supercomputers basically, it's pretty cool to watch and look at.

John
 

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I looked into it once way back in the day but didn't do it since my computer at the time could barely run it'self let alone someone else's work. But now I decided, "why not?" and am folding away happily.
 

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I'm going to set that up on my brothers PS3. I will probably do it as well on my computer and my families home computer as it is usually connected to the internet and idle for long periods of time.
 

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i did and it still doesnt make any sense....
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Essentially your computer and whomever else is doing this is doing a process that supercomputers are meant to do. It makes this process happen faster as there are many thousands of computers doing this instead of just several supercomputers.
 

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and what process are they doing?
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Folding (assembling) proteins. When proteins don't "fold" correctly you end up with diseases like Alzheimers, Huntingtons, Parkinsons, cancers, and many other things.

"You can help by simply running a piece of software. [email protected] is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.

[email protected] uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved."
 

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