Well, it has been a number of months since I have had any of my computers doing any folding for Folding@home and yesterday I decided that should change, but first a bit about what Folding@home is.  Folding@home is a distributed computing project based at Standford University.  The project is studying protein folding to get a better understanding of how it happens and maybe find a cure for some very common diseases such as  ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many others.  For more information check out the Folding@home website.

Like I said before it has been a number of months since I have done any folding, but yesterday that changed.  I have had a Folding@home team going for more than two years with working being done most of the time by computer that are on anyway for some other purpose.  If you have a computer that is on for any reason please consider installing the Folding@home client.  Also, if you would like to contribute to the team please use team 59767 when you set up your client.  The clients are available to be downloaded from the Folding@home website.  As I write this the team is in 1953 place of 164144, not to bad when there have only been four people contributing processor time to the team.  I have set a near term goal of making it to some place in the top 1500.  I am not sure how long it will take, but I am confident that we can do it.  So, it would would like to help out please download the client and help us out.

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