The Stanford FoldingHome project allows you to make your contribution to the research.
Do you know the FoldingHome project? This is a project of Stanford of University. For several years, FoldingHome deals with the folding of complex proteins and the study of diseases, which cause such proteins are. How can one imagine the FoldingHome project? The project needs a tremendous amount of computing power to simulate complex proteins. FoldingHome takes you and your computer. Because only by the distribution of individual sequences, it is possible to achieve this enormous computing power. Otherwise, it would take several hundred years to calculate only a protein.
Here comes your calculator in the game. FoldingHome makes available different versions. The client as a screen saver, can console that works in the background or download as a graphical client that works in the background and at the same time offers the possibility to watch the simulation of the protein. If you have installed the respective programme of the FoldingHome project on your computer, it automatically starts each time you start your operating system. Usually, this has no impact on the performance of your computer. The installation program is self-explanatory and so any layman to understand.
The project distributes individual sequences via the Internet. The results are from the program automatically sent to the server by FoldingHome back and connected to the rest. FoldingHome has received several awards and an entry in the Guinness Book of world records. You can take part on a really big project so by downloading the respective client by FoldingHome here and install it on your computer. So you make your computing power the project available. Is an important part of a very large project.
The FoldingHome project at a glance:
• Stanford University project
• Calculated the folding of proteins
• Helps the understanding of complex proteins
• Awards and entry in the Guinness Book of world records
• Self-explanatory installation program
• Works in the background
System requirements for the FoldingHome project
The FoldingHome project, you need the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, Windows 2000 or Windows Vista and a processor from the Intel Pentium II. your computer should have a memory of at least 64 megabytes and a free disk space of at least 800 kilobytes. You will also need another Microsoft.NET Framework from version 2.0 and an SMP client.
FoldingHome is a distributed computing project of Stanford University in the United States, where you you can participate. The newly available client simulates and explores the folding of proteins using the combined computing power of thousands of PCs. With the knowledge gained from the latest and improved version, the development of artificial polymers is then promoted. They can be used for example for the development of therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Features of the current version 6.23 of FoldingHome
• New version of the client software for the project of Stanford University.
• Is the project of processing power available.
• New: Client works not only in the background, but also as a screen saver.