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Offline MaverickHunter40245

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« on: October 18, 2008, 12:32:33 pm »
Have any of you heard of Folding@Home?  For those of you who are not familiar with Folding@Home or distributed computing, click:

Basically, it boils down to this:  You download a small program to your computer.  This program downloads data to work on from a central server, and uses spare processing power to simulate protein folding and molecular interactions.  Then the data is reported back for analysis.  Scientists use this data to better understand the development and progression of many diseases.  The download is at:

This program does not contain any spyware, adware, or trojans.  It only uses idle processing time, so when even though it causes the processor to run at nearly full capacity the entire time, there is virtually no slowdown in the computer.
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Re: Folding@Home
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 12:49:03 pm »
Is that anything like SETI? I'll have to look into that. I was a part of SETI many many moons ago but sort of lost interest. Of course, that was way back when dial-up was about the only internet connection available and it took up some noticeable bandwidth.


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