What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.
Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home 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.
I leave my computer on most of the time, and I've been wanting to try out Folding At Home. I just downloaded it, and started our own Neoseeker team. The program runs in the background, just using spare CPU cycles. My processor has been hovering around 60 to 100% load while I run it, and its risen 9 degree's C. You can easily change how much percent of your processor it uses (from 0 to 100%).
Current projects: * Alzheimer's Disease * Cancer * Huntington's Disease * Osteogenesis Imperfecta * Parkinson's Disease * Ribosome & antibiotics
To join the team, download and run the program. Right click anywhere in the page, and select Configure. Put the team number in the Team Number blank.
The success of the neoseeker team would not be possible with out the following members (in no order). You can thank them, give them a slap on the rear, or what ever you want.
And of course, those of you running the program right now.
If I left you out (and you should be in the list), then sorry, just let me know and I'll put you up there. I'm positive I left someone out though.
Since its going to be very hard to keep up with who is still running the program, and whose not, I'll just change the list to whats on the F@H website. When you set up the program, please use your full user name, and (pc) or (PS3), or (*processor type*) if you want to.
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Apr 08, 13 at 5:42pm
i still fold when i can, ive set up a machine or two at work, but with my main rig going down im kind of stuck my stats for my machine are,
8150 32gb of ram 120gb intel 520 ssd gtx 680 oc giga 4x3tb hd 750 antec psu i was smashing out scores all day long till my psu died.
Mar 12, 13 at 9:12am
just wondering how many people here are still folding. if you guys need any advice on how to get your points up, or avoid having issues with performance interference, just ask. although im running my own team, i still want to help out the team that got me into this in the first place.
and seriously, a sitewide announcement would be pretty great. move this thread to loungin, perhaps? and sticky it?
Feb 27, 13 at 11:35am
I haven't been on Neo for a while but I just thought about setting up my computer to fold. So I'll be folding now.
Feb 12, 13 at 1:02pm
We need more people to fold, what happened to the team?