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smokinAMD
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 9:59 pm   Post subject: Folding @ Home FAQ Reply with quote Back to top  

The LITTLEWHITEDOG Folding@Home Team

What are proteins and why do they "fold"?
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.

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.

How can you help?
You can help our project by downloading and running our client software. Our algorithms are designed such that for every computer that joins the project, we get a commensurate increase in simulation speed.

How do you join the LITTLEWHITEDOG team?
After you've downloaded and installed the Folding@Home client, go to the configuration screen and enter 10763 as the team number you want to join.


Where can I find more information?
Folding@Home LWD Download Links
The Official Folding Home Page
The Official LITTLEWHITEDOG Team Page
Team Stats @ ExtremeOverclocking
Team Stats @ Folding@Work
random's LWD Team Stats Page


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:43 am   Post subject: FEATURED FOLDERS! Reply with quote Back to top  

Links to featured folders:

December 15, 2003: hummer010
December 22, 2003: Akely
January 5, 2004: Jaymac

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:58 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

We have compiled a list for various Folding@Home software packages, including the most common client versions and some monitoring software.

It can be found in the LWD Downloads Section.
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