Folding@Home is a distributed computing application, unlike any of the others. The goal of the project is to understand protein folding, misfolding, and their impact on various cancers and diseases. Scientists speculate that the result of misfolding is what causes diseases like Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and more. The distributed computing application does computations that help the project.
I have been contributing to the project on and off for over 4 years. You can see my personal stats here. I encourage everyone to check it out and give it a shot. The program runs in the background of your computer, doing the calculations with the idle cycles left over within the computer.
In addition to just helping out as an individual, I have started a team for folding. Our team, Technotic Media Folding, has done pretty well over the years. At one point we were about 435th out of over 50000 teams.
If you would like to help our team out, you can go to Folding@Home and download the software for your computer. Once installed, pick a username, and put in 34583 as the team number, and you're good to go!
Check out this new editorial series I am writing for www.rspeed.org. It is called Entropy, and the first installment is called motorsports culture. Click the image below and give it a read!
A couple more pics of Jack! He's getting so big, and yes, he is much cooler than you already. No contest.
Check it out at www.astargraphics.com