Thursday, July 12, 2007


Folding@home client running in my machine.

Do you leave your computer ALWAYS ON all the time? If yes, then please contribute to the Folding@home project. What better way to spend those idle processing hours than helping a scientific community achieve something groundbreaking. Don't worry, Folding@home only takes advantage of unused CPU cycles on a computer system. So when you're doing an all-nighter just downloading stuffs then you can take away the guilt by helping out at a fraction of your electricity consumption.

What is this Folding@home?

According to wikipedia, Folding@home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics simulations. Folding@home is one of the largest distributed computing projects. The goal of the project is "to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases."

Great! Can I use my Linux machine?

Hell yeah! Folding@home currently runs in Windows, Linux and Mac machines. And if you have a PlayStation 3, Folding@home just released a client for your big powerful console. To download the Folding@home client in your machine, please click here.


Anonymous said...

i don't know what your post is or what is all about, but i think it is very helpful, i just don't know why.

jan2x said...

Because folding@home can help a science project. Security-wise I have never heard any worm or malware propagated with it. it's like you're giving your computing power for a cause rather than being a zombie for spammers.