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Folding@Home Website said:Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases 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. Folding@Home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Huntington's Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Parkinson's Disease, Ribosome & antibiotics
taper said:Anybody know of a good Linux distro for a PIII 450 MHz w/128MB RAM? They all have Win98 installed, but since I don't have any discs for that, I'd rather reformat and start over.
VRWCAgent said:Are you dead set on using Linux? NetBSD might perform better on that system than a current Linux distro.
I concur. There's a million worthy causes out there, but to keep flooding the forum with these threads is a bit of a nuisance.Moss said:Not to be an ass or anything, but aren't there already four or five threads on this? Couldn't you bump one of those. We don't really need another brand new thread every other week.
elfangor801 said:How do you join the CFC team?
The Condor said:I joined the thingie (I think). I am downloading and folding (on the 47958 team or whatever [Agt_Smith]) but do I have to do anything extra to be on your team or whatever or am I now on since I started downloading and shall probably finish my first fold thingie soon? Thanks to anyone that adresses my concern.