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.
[size=1][color=#666666]This message was edited by The Slayer on Sep 07 2010.
Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Dec 21, 13 at 5:06am
Dec 21, 13 at 4:58am
yes it has hii i posted in main i need your help and as soon as i can get a new build done it looks like i have a spot to reclaim
Dec 21, 13 at 4:53am
hey courgan! long time!
Dec 21, 13 at 4:43am
so someone finally took me down. i was wondering how long it would take
Dec 13, 13 at 4:41pm
I rant and rave like a pissy 9 year old at times it seems. And then have no recollection.
I actually am still folding haha. I saw ya there in first. "IF" I was to fold 24/7 I could get 55,000 PPD from my rig with the 7870ghz. I use it way too much, though.
Dec 10, 13 at 7:59am
hasn't this just died lol, i may be the only one folding and i just took the #1 spot!
Nov 12, 13 at 4:39am
meh, maturity is overrated anyway
Nov 12, 13 at 4:23am
I mean all this Homo@home folding. I mean, half of Neoseeker went to some my little pony stuff?... show's our age group here.. Sad. I'm done talking about it. It is a large fail. I guess I am gonna quit the forums like the other 95%. Sorry, neo, there's no leadership here.
Nov 12, 13 at 3:24am
oh we used to be really active, back in the day. hell, we were amongst the top ten. but i suppose for me, after countless computer build threads, it just got stale and repetitive, and i started losing interest in the forum as a whole. still active on the site, just only in the social parts.
Nov 12, 13 at 3:18am
Yeah, it is more about the science, agreed there. I think I'm the only one folding for Neo now, lol. I can't believe how hard it has been over the years to get people to even try it on here. I used to think this site was huge. Member-wise, yes, active-member wise, not so much, lol.
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