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Folding@Home... What does Folding@Home do? Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.
The Pande group works on theory and simulations of how proteins, RNA, and nanoscale synthetic polymers fold. We have developed the ensemble dynamics method and its application to protein folding and wrote the client and server code for the Folding@home project.
Which client should I download? The console runs in the background and has a graphical window that allows the user to see the protein being simulated. The screensaver runs just like any other screensaver, except runs our calculation in the background.The "main" download link on this page is the screensaver client. See Related Links (below) for the other clients.