Protein Folding - Join the DDK Team!
While you're at work, while you sleep, even while you're reading these words your computer is wasting precious computing power. Why not put it to work? Why not put it to work for science!?
Now the largest distributive computing project on the planet, the Folding@Home initiative uses the power of millions of computers around the globe, connected to the Internet, to form the worlds largest and fastest "supercomputer".
The effort is to study the building blocks of all living organisms - proteins. To accomplish biological tasks, proteins must fold themselves to start work. Often proteins will "misfold" and severe results ensue. Things like cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, and hundreds more.
The study is to better understand how proteins fold and their results by simulating the folding processes in a virtual space - on your computer. This process is computationally intense - thus the perfect candidate for a distributive computing project.
Join the DDK computing team and help the cause! It's a simple download. You have your choice of either a screen saver, a small application that runs silently in the background, or a console version for you gearheads out there. Windows, Linux, Mac, even a PS3 version! If you have a multi-processor or dual core computer you might give the SMP version a go.
Once installed be sure to join the DDK team - number 54355