Saturday, May 9, 2020

Folding@home with unused laptop resources for science

Protein Folding, or how to predict the 3D structure of proteins from 1D sequence, is a key task in molecular biology which is not yet resolved.

Folding@home is an oldest citizen science project i know. The project has started in October 2000 and now approaches its 20th anniversary.

Anyone can fold at home with a personal computer. The Folding@home software will run in the background, eat some free resources and fold the proteins for several projects including Oncology and COVID-19.

It does not slow down my laptop as i writing this post running The Folding@home in the background.

Software installation is here: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/
Scientific part & publications of results: https://foldingathome.org/category/science/
Competing (donating resources) teams: https://stats.foldingathome.org/teams

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