But I know what being a newb is all about... lol so will somebody tell me what that is? Thats awefully constant growth to be overclocking results
Folding at Home (often refered to as FAH or F@H) is a project with Stanford University.
They have discovered (or believe) that proteins that fold incorrectly or that are disposed to fold in a certain way in a person's hereditary makeup cause such diseases at Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The researchers at Stanford are using Computer modelling to test the various possible ways that proteins can fold (and hopefully find ways of stopping 'bad' folds).
F@H uses distributed computing (our idle processor time and the internet) to allow hundreds of thousands of people to help model protein folding. F@H has greatly sped up the process of the folds and is thus providing a wealth of information to the researchers far faster than could have ever been achieved through their resources alone.
Best of all - F@H doesn't cost you a penny - it doesn't slow down your machine - doesn't even affect gaming. And every "WU" or 'Working Unit' that you complete brings us one step closer to understanding, and to a cure...
Here is a link to Stanford's folding website - where you can download the client.
From there you can go to the downloads link. Pick a username for yourself, and download the client.
All of us here suggest the F@H 5.02 CONSOLE client.
install it - remember to put in the unique username and team 11108 (11108 is team "Maximum PC") and let her run!
You'll be helping your fellow man without any real work on your part
and who knows - it could be your protein fold that finds the cure!!!!!!!!
Folding uses distributed computing to build protein folding models much faster than they could ever do alone. Proteins that fold are believed to be the culprit of many diseases. Please do your part - Start folding today!